Yolo DA warns of recent contractor fraud

The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office recently received several reports of contractor fraud targeting older adults. Some of the victims purchased dual-pane windows for their homes after being contacted by telephone salesmen, according to a news release. In one instance, a visually impaired West Sacramento woman paid more than $18,000 to have a new roof […]

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Learn about DPNS’ pre-kindergarten program at info night

Davis Parent Nursery School will host a pre-kindergarten information night from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at 426 W. Eighth St. in Davis. DPNS’ pre-kindergarten session is for older preschoolers and younger kindergarten-eligible children. It is a play-centered program balanced with teacher-initiated projects. Children play an active role in running the classroom. The pre-K’s smaller […]

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Preschool hosts open house Saturday

Davis Community Church Nursery School will host an open house from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at its facility on D Street between Fourth and Fifth streets. The school has openings for 2012-13 school year for children from 15 months to 5 years. Families are invited to stop by the school and meet the teachers. […]

March 02, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Greenwald supporters get ready for campaign

Supporters of Davis City Councilwoman Sue Greenwald’s re-election campaign will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday. Anyone who would like to join the campaign or help or support in any way is asked to contact Crilly Butler at [email protected] or (916) 225-1934 or Greenwald at [email protected] or (530) 756-5831. “It’s going to be a very short but […]

March 02, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Nonprofits may apply for fundraising support from Davis Odd Fellows

The Davis Odd Fellows are accepting applications to co-host local nonprofit fundraising events. A co-hosted fundraising event may include free use of the lodge facilities, subject to availability, as well as financial sponsorship by the Davis Odd Fellows. The fundraiser must benefit Yolo County residents. The Davis Odd Fellows is a fraternal organization with a […]

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Human Rights Watch director to discuss Arab Spring

Sarah Leah Whitson, executive director of the Middle East and North Africa Division of Human Rights Watch, will give the inaugural UC Davis Provost’s Lecture in Human Rights at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center. Her free public talk will address the role of the international community in Arab uprisings and […]

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Talks | Tagged ,

Younger teens could feel impact of proposed alcohol ordinance

Learn more What: Davis Police Department hosts a parent meeting on a proposed alcohol ordinance affecting minors When: 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday Where: Holmes Junior High School multipurpose room, 1220 Drexel Drive While a proposed city ordinance giving Davis police the power to cite minors under the influence of alcohol in public is aimed primarily […]

March 02, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Obesity slowing among state’s kids, UCD study finds

By Karen Finney SACRAMENTO — After years of increases in the rates of childhood obesity, a new UC Davis study shows that the increase slowed from 2003 to 2008 among California school children. While encouraged by the results, the authors expressed concern about a group of youngsters currently driving the increase in obesity: children under […]

March 02, 2012 | Posted in Children | Tagged ,

Festival celebrates Capay’s almond blossoms

For nearly 100 years, the annual Capay Valley Almond Festival has showcased the bucolic valley in full bloom for spring.

Collectively hosted by the communities of Rumsey, Guinda, Brooks, Capay and Esparto along Highway 16, this one-of-a-kind regional festival traverses a 21-mile route, with each location offering different activities and unique atmosphere.

This year’s Almond Festival is scheduled for Sunday, March 11.

The almond trees begin to flower in February and continue through March, creating a stunning backdrop for the event’s numerous activities.

March 02, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Hybrid vehicle innovator helps Ford build for the road ahead

Besides being the “father of the plug-in hybrid,” Professor Andy Frank of UC Davis is the “father” of a new generation of engineers in the hybrid vehicle field — people like Ming Kuang, who, armed with a master’s degree from UCD, has gone on to stardom at Ford Motor Co. Kuang works in Ford’s Electrification […]

March 02, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

New Buick on collectible hot list

The 2012 Regal GS, the sportiest version of Buick’s mid-size Regal sedan, is already on a “hot list” as a potential collector’s car. Today’s top-of-the-line Regal GS is a 270-horsepower, turbocharged four door with a fine manual transmission, European-style handling, noteworthy road manners, pretty exterior and a heritage of Buick performance. In announcing the Regal […]

March 02, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Dinner to benefit YIIN’s work with migrant children

Yolo Interfaith Immigration Network will host a fundraising dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 24, in the Parish Hall at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 640 Hawthorn Lane, Davis. Mary Philip will prepare an Indian dinner. Entertainment will be provided by the Folklorico Latino de Woodland and the Zapato Viejo Band. There will also be a raffle. […]

March 08, 2012 | Posted in Events Listing | Tagged ,

Safety classes for seniors start this week

The Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., will host a pair of classes in March with safety in mind. Falling doesn’t have to be part of growing older. The Senior Center offers a Gaining Balance 2 class from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday. This workshop includes a variety of increasingly difficult exercises designed to improve stability and alignment, […]

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Seniors | Tagged ,

Saturn’s rings – new discoveries from the Cassini Mission

By Robert S. French Everyone is invited to the March 10 meeting of the Davis Astronomy Club at Explorit Science Center, 3141 Fifth St. You don’t have to pay any dues to be a member of the Davis Astronomy Club; if you’re interested in astronomy, you’re welcome to attend. Few people forget their first view […]

March 02, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,