Spend Saturday at Cache Creek Preserve

Cache Creek Conservancy’s annual Fun Run — which includes a 10K run and a 5K walk — will take place Saturday. Families are invited to participate as a group. The course will take runners through the Nature Preserve and neighboring property that has been restored. Runners will be on county roads for only a short stretch […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Walkathon Sunday raises funds for Pioneer third-grader fighting cancer

Pioneer Elementary School’s third-graders are hosting a “Team Austin” walkathon fundraiser for their classmate, Austin Moore, from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Pioneer Park in South Davis. The event is open to the community and everyone is welcome. It will feature a bake sale, rummage sale, raffle, games and other activities. All proceeds will […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

Learn to paint with acrylics at new Davis Art Center class

An acrylic painting workshop that promises plenty of experimentation in techniques is scheduled for two Friday mornings in May. The instructor is Davis artist Lynne Cunningham. The techniques to be explored through painting include transparent washes, texture, mark-making, glazes, an array of paint applications and opaque painting similar to oil paints. Acrylic is forgiving and […]

April 22, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Winters barbecue benefits Garamendi’s campaign

Evelyne and Richard Rominger and the West Yolo County Democratic Club will host a barbecue this month in support of Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Creek. The event runs from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at Rominger Farms, 28681 County Road 29 in Winters. Local supporters are invited to enjoy tri-tip sandwiches, Rominger Wines […]

April 22, 2012 | Posted in U.S. Congress | Tagged ,

Library offers digital download workshop in Esparto

The Yolo County Library will host a Digital Download Workshop for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Kindle users at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in the Wintun Room of the Esparto Regional Library Branch, at 17065 Yolo Ave. in Esparto. “Following the large turnout at our January digital download workshops, we have added additional trainings […]

April 22, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

BBQ benefits Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

The fourth annual Picnic Day Beer Garden and Barbecue is planned from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. near the solar panels in Community Park to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The event is hosted by longtime Davis residents Mary Swimley and Martha Bernauer. Sudwerk beer will be sold, along with pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers, […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Car-versus-pedestrian crash leaves man critically injured

A Woodland man remained in critical but stable condition at the UC Davis Medical Center on Monday, a day after being struck by a car at a Davis intersection, police said. Investigators say 18-year-old Louis Robertson suffered multiple broken bones, plus head and internal injuries in the incident, which occurred at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday […]

April 17, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Driver flees after chain-reaction freeway crash

A hit-and-run driver is at large after causing a four-car collision Saturday afternoon near Davis, according to the California Highway Patrol. Officer Bryan Konvalin said the driver was traveling eastbound on Interstate 80 near County Road 32A shortly before 2:30 p.m. and apparently failed to notice traffic slowing ahead. That vehicle rear-ended a Chevy pickup, […]

April 17, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Davis police seek armed robber

Davis police are seeking a man who robbed a downtown business of cash and a video-game system Sunday night. Lt. Paul Doroshov said the robber used a handgun to hold up the Radio Shack store, 634 G St., at about 6:45 p.m. He fled on foot after grabbing an XBox game system and an undisclosed […]

April 17, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

May 21 is voter registration deadline

May 21 is the last day to register to vote in the June 5 presidential primary election. To register to vote in Yolo County, residents must be 18 years old on Election Day; have lived in the county for at least 15 days before the election; be a citizen of the United States; and submit […]

April 19, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Fibro Friends to meet Saturday

The Northern Cal Fibro Friends will have its monthly meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday in the nurses training building, across the parking lot from VacaValley Hospital, 1000 Nut Tree Road, Vacaville. Fibromyalgia T-shirts and bracelets will be available for purchase. There is no charge for the meetings, although donations are appreciated. For more […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Monthly Cruise-In returns Tuesday

Classic car buffs, rejoice! The monthly Davis Cruise-In, a show of 60 to 80 classic cars, trucks, military vehicle and motorcycles — both foreign and domestic — will return to The Marketplace shopping center on Tuesday. The event runs from 5 to 7 p.m. at Sycamore Lane and Covell Boulevard in West Davis. There is […]

April 17, 2012 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Kidd proposes senior housing on B Street

As the senior segment of the Davis population continues to grow, so does the need for the type of housing that can accommodate elders. Jim Kidd, owner of Select Commercial Brokers, has realized this. He wants to tear down or relocate two single-family homes at 225 and 229 B St., north of the Black Bear […]

April 17, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Kodiak (No. 104662), a 3-year-old neutered male Alaskan husky mix dog with a black-and-tan coat. 
Also hoping for a good home is Carol (No. 104203), a 1-year-old spayed female brown […]

April 17, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,