State Fair promises plenty of big fun

“Fun That Moves You” is the theme of this year’s California State Fair, which opens Thursday and runs through July 29 at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd. in Sacramento. Fair hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday. The midway — with carnival games […]

July 11, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Free early pregnancy class meets in Dixon

Women expecting babies can learn more about the changes their body is experiencing and how to be comfortable during pregnancy at a free class from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at Nana and Company Children’s Boutique in downtown Dixon. The store, 141 N. First St., sells new and gently used clothing and gear […]

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Rhythm & Ribs boosts services to seniors

Sweet margaritas, hot temperatures and sizzling country music will blend Saturday to create another memorable night of dancing and fun at the sixth annual Rhythm & Ribs fundraiser in Woodland. Nearly 300 people are expected to enjoy the rich country music of the Dave Russell Band as they dine on barbecued ribs and chicken. The […]

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Death penalty opponents will speak at local dinner

In November, California voters will be asked to decide whether to keep the death penalty in place or convert the sentences to life without parole. Proponents of the effort to repeal the state’s death penalty point to the fact that the state has executed only 13 people since the death penalty was reinstated, at a […]

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Blaze displaces residents of West Davis home

Residents of a West Davis home were displaced Monday night after a garage fire that caused smoke damage throughout the house, according to the Davis Fire Department. The fire was reported shortly after 7 p.m. in the 2700 block of Eel Place. Fire Department spokeswoman Evelyn George said crews arrived to find the garage — […]

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Crash sends driver from Chiles Road to freeway median

A Monday evening accident sent a car from Chiles Road across eastbound Interstate 80 but the vehicle avoided any further collisions, the Davis Fire Department reported. A witness reported seeing the car come off Chiles Road near La Mesa RV, crash through a fence and spin across all lanes of the freeway before coming to […]

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Blood drive Sunday at Odd Fellows Hall

Are you looking to do a good deed on Sunday? How about donating blood, perhaps saving a life? The Davis Odd Fellows Lodge will host a blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Blood donors will be entered into a drawing for a […]

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For the record

Local residents can vote online through the end of July for the three finalists in Brooks Painting’s sixth annual Charity Paint Giveaway. The winner will receive up to $10,000 in time and painting services. The finalists are the Yolo County Animal Shelter, Davis Community Meals and Explorit Science Center. To vote for your choice, visit

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Free art/nature workshop set Sunday

The UC Davis Arboretum and the Davis Art Center present “Cross-Pollination: Art/Nature Workshop,” a hands-on, interactive workshop where participants will explore the relationship between creativity and the natural world. All ages are welcome to visit the Shields Oak Grove, collect natural materials, make art and discover what happens when cross-pollination between art and nature is […]

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Mass. man to plead in plot to blow up Pentagon

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man charged with plotting to fly remote-controlled model planes packed with explosives into the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol plans to plead guilty to two charges, his lawyers and prosecutors said in a plea agreement filed in federal court Tuesday. Rezwan Ferdaus, a Muslim-American from Ashland with a physics degree from […]

July 10, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Victims of stray gunfire often women, kids, researcher finds

More than 40 percent of the victims of stray gunfire are women and nearly one-third are children, according to a new study by a UC Davis researcher. Of those wounded or killed, 81 percent were unaware of the events leading up to shots being fired, according to a new nationwide study by Garen Wintemute, director of […]

July 11, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Renowned endocrinologist and sugar expert to speak at UCD Health System

Robert Lustig, the physician whose lecture titled “Sugar: The Bitter Truth” went viral on YouTube with more than 2.5 million hits, will speak Thursday on the Sacramento campus of UC Davis as part of the Pioneers in Integrative Medicine speaker series. His lecture — “Darwin, Diet, Disease and Dollars” — is based on his investigations […]

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Be ‘Air Aware’ and win an electric mower

The Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District has announced the launch of its Be Air Aware contest aimed at increasing public awareness of air quality conditions and air pollution’s impact on health. During July and August, all district residents who sign up for free air quality alerts will be entered in a drawing for an electric, […]

July 12, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Hospital auxiliary seeks new volunteers

The Sutter Davis Hospital Auxiliary is looking for people to volunteer at the hospital for two four-hour shifts each month, with a minimum one-year commitment. Opportunities are available at the information desk, patient services, emergency department, Surgery Center, gift shop, medical records and the blood pressure clinic. Prospective volunteers, in good health, receive a background […]

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