Shopping can be fun

Hula hoops attract a young shopper at the Davis Flea Market on Jan. 29 on the E Street Plaza. The monthly event returns Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the plaza, in the 200 block of E Street in downtown Davis. Vendors will have all kinds of wares for sale, and live music […]

February 24, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Last chance to see valentines at Hattie Weber Museum

Saturday will be the last day this year that the Hattie Weber Museum’s collection of antique valentines, dating back to the early 20th century, will be on view. The charming cards were given to sister and brother Violet and Vernon Raab by friends and family. Continuing on display at the museum is an exhibit on […]

February 24, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Aggie astronaut will speak on campus

Tracy Caldwell Dyson, a NASA astronaut and UC Davis alumna, will give a free public lecture at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 3, in the ballroom of the UC Davis Conference Center. A question-and-answer session will follow. Caldwell Dyson received her doctorate in chemistry from UC Davis in 1997 and joined the astronaut program in 1998. […]

February 24, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Retrial in hit-and-run case set for March

The retrial of a Dixon man accused of aiding his daughter following a hit-and-run accident is set to begin March 5 in Yolo Superior Court. Lorin Warren, 52, is charged with being an accessory to a felony in connection with the Aug. 27, 2007, crash that injured two motorcyclists on Russell Boulevard west of Davis. […]

February 24, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Dance the night away

Tha Dirt Feelin will perform its own brand of energetic funk, soul, jazz and rock music at Sunday’s Mid-Winter @ I-House gathering, from 7 to 10 p.m. at International House, 10 College Park in Davis. The ongoing series of informal cultural exchanges of music, spoken word, art and food features an open microphone along with […]

February 24, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

High school students can learn to write plays in free Acme workshop

Acme Theatre Company invites ninth- to 12th-grade playwrights to join a whirlwind playwriting workshop starting Monday. “Intended for both first-time and experienced playwrights, this workshop is great if you are interested in writing new plays, but never seem to get around to it,” a news release said. “Together we will develop re-inventions of familiar stories, which may be performed by elementary […]

February 24, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Chopper collision kills seven Marines in California desert

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Marine Corps says a collision between two helicopters that killed seven Marines happened on the California side of the Chocolate Mountains close to the Arizona border. Lt. Maureen Dooley with the Miramar Air Base in California says Wednesday night’s crash during training involved an AH-1W “Cobra” that carries two […]

February 23, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Two Americans among the dead in Afghan riots

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan police on Thursday fired shots in the air to disperse hundreds of protesters who tried to break into an American military base in the country’s east to vent their anger over this week’s Quran burnings incident. Meanwhile, a U.S. official said both international soldiers killed by a man in an […]

February 23, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Da Vinci students, veterans mark the end of another Veterans History Project

Da Vinci High School students on Wednesday honored the local veterans who have shared their time and memories in recent weeks in order to give those students a better understanding of the true meaning of war. Veterans of World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam War and Iraq War have been participating in the Veterans […]

February 23, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

DHS singers might be taking over

STRIKE UP THE BAND … you realize, of course, that if Lucas Frerichs is elected to the Davis City Council come June, he’ll be the second former member of the Davis High School Jazz Choir to sit on the council, joining Dan Wolk, who is also on the June ballot … if Wolk retains his […]

February 23, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Davis man found OK in Yolo wildlife area

Yolo County sheriff’s deputies launched a search for a 61-year-old Davis man in the Yolo Bypass Wednesday night after he called in a request for medical aid, authorities said. Deputy Richard Stevens said the man, who is diabetic, had been walking near the Deep Water Channel south of Interstate 80 for several hours when he […]

February 23, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Thompson warns of email scam

Rep. Mike Thompson’s office has received reports that a Sept. 29, 2010, e-newsletter sent from Thompson titled “Wine E-News from Congressman Mike Thompson” is being used in conjunction with an electronic and financial scam. The email comes from an individual claiming to be a U.S. ambassador to Ghana and asks people to send money to […]

February 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Junior high schools plan parent information meetings

Emerson, Harper and Holmes junior high schools have scheduled parent/guardian information meetings for incoming seventh-, eighth- and ninth-grade student planning for the 2012-13 school year on the following dates: * Emerson Junior High, 2121 Calaveras Ave., meetings are in the library from 7 to 8:30 p.m.: seventh grade, Tuesday, March 27; eighth grade, Tuesday, March 13; […]

February 24, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

City Council expands Picnic Day safety enhancement zone

Picnic Day conjures up many emotions for Davisites. But the one front and center in recent years concerning the annual student-run open house at UC Davis — which attracts a crowd approaching 100,000 people — is the resentment toward the abuse of alcohol and the trouble it causes. That’s why the City Council is continuing […]

February 23, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,