New categories featured at May Fair floriculture building

The Dixon May Fair’s floriculture building is filled with homemade gardens, plants, cut flowers, other colorful arrangements and wine. Two new competitions are planned this year — a wheelbarrow garden and outdoor garden creations. The wheelbarrow garden is open to youths, youth organizations, seniors and senior organizations. Young adults and adults typically enter the garden […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,

Home winemakers can enter Dixon May Fair

Home winemakers are invited to enter their handcrafted vintages in the 2012 Dixon May Fair competition. Entries will be accepted until April 6; to enter, visit www.dixonmayfair.com or stop by the May Fair office at 655 S. First St. in Dixon. The competition is coordinated by Kathy Hicks and her daughter, Amanda Hicks, who are both home […]

March 13, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,

Club hosts Linguica Breakfast on March 25

The Yolo County Cabrillo Civic Club No. 26 invites local residents to its popular Linguica Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Sunday, March 25, in Tumulty Hall at Holy Rosary Church, 315 Walnut St. in Woodland. The menu will consist of special scrambled eggs, hash brown potatoes, linguica sausage, fruit, juice and coffee. The cost […]

March 13, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Israel essay contest has April 22 deadline

Think you know a lot about Israel? You can prove it, if you’re a high school student in Davis, Yolo County or the Sacramento region by entering the third annual Congregation Bet Haverim Israel Essay Contest. The deadline for submitting essays is April 22. In honor of Israel Independence Celebration week, April 22-29, the Israel […]

March 14, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Woodland teens held for assault on taxi driver

Four Woodland teens face robbery, assault and other charges following their alleged attack of a cab driver early Sunday morning, police said. The 46-year-old cab driver, whose injuries were not life-threatening, called police at about 4:20 a.m. to report that a group of teens he had driven from West Elliot Street to Garrett Way in […]

March 13, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Man sought on domestic violence, pot-growing charges

Woodland police are seeking a man suspected of abusing a woman and illegally cultivating marijuana. Sgt. Steve Sexton said officers were summoned shortly after 4 a.m. to the 200 block of North College Street, where witnesses reported seeing a man chasing the woman and hitting her with a two-by-four board. Police contacted the 34-year-old woman […]

March 13, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Yolo FCU opens its doors at new downtown location

Approximately a year after breaking ground, the new eco-friendly Yolo Federal Credit Union branch opens this week in downtown Davis. Yolo FCU, which has four locations in Yolo County, is shutting down its Oakshade Town Center branch in South Davis and moving to the corner of Fifth and G streets. There are 2,300 customers at […]

March 13, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

CalPIRG urges City Council to say goodbye to plastic bags in Davis

Single-use plastic bags seem to be losing friends left and right in the city of Davis. The most recent group to advocate for a citywide ban, the Davis chapter of CalPIRG, the California Public Interest Research Group, held a news conference last week on the East Quad to urge the Davis City Council to pass […]

March 13, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Group to discuss project testing preschoolers’ hearing

Hear! Here!, the Woodland chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America, will meet at 10 a.m. Monday, March 26, at Woodland Community & Senior Center, 2001 East St. The group will present an illustrated review of its annual project to provide free hearing tests for preschoolers throughout Yolo County. The presentation will cover why […]

March 25, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

RootStock welcomes back local musician Bob Adams

Multi-talented musician Bob Adams — who has worked as a jazz pianist, acoustic bassist and organist, electric bassist and guitarist and a singer/songwriter — will perform Friday evening at RootStock in downtown Winters. The mini-concert will run from 6 to 8 p.m. RootStock is at 22 Main St. in Winters. Adams has performed and recorded […]

March 13, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Greg Willett Trio plays at Happy Thursday

Live music by the Greg Willett Trio, discounted wine by the glass and tasty fare from Stone Soup Catering will be featured at Rominger West Winery’s Happy Thursday celebration Thursday. The fun runs from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the winery, 4602 Second St., Suite 4. The trio specializes in tunes from jazz and pop […]

March 13, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Take an ‘environmental road trip’ in eco-comedy film

Details What: “Your Environmental Road Trip” When: Reception with producer Mark Dixon at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, followed by the film at 7 p.m. Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Info: Bring your own water bottle; refreshments will be provided Tickets: A donation of $5-$20 suggested at the door; RSVP to guarantee […]

March 13, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Local author Pam Houston speaks at The Avid Reader

Local author Pam Houston will be at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., in downtown Davis at 7:30 p.m. Saturday to discuss her new book, “Contents May Have Shifted.” The novel takes readers from one breathtaking precipice to the next, as they unravel the story of Pam (a character not unlike the author), a fearless […]

March 13, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Black-and-white photography in the spotlight at Camera Forum meeting

The Woodland Camera Forum will present a free photography program at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, in Norton Hall, 70 Cottonwood St., Woodland. The guest artist, Henry Paine, has been pursuing his passion for black-and-white photography for more than 40 years, working mostly with medium- and large-format view cameras and making his own prints in […]

March 14, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,