Save the date for Soroptimists’ golf tournament

Soroptimist International of Greater Davis will host its 18th annual benefit golf tournament Saturday, July 21, at the Davis Golf Course. It will include a two-person scramble with handicap and Callaway flights. There will be prizes for tournament winners, closest-to-pin and most accurate drive. Participants who make a hole-in-one have the opportunity to win a new […]

March 22, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis police warn of burglars who come knocking

Where’s the crime? Get a summary of the crimes in your neighborhood, from the past week to the past year, with the Davis Police Department’s interactive “Crime Mapper” feature: Stephanie DeKnikker wasn’t expecting anyone at her Mace Ranch home when the knocking started shortly before 11 a.m. Monday. Thinking it was a solicitor, DeKnikker, […]

March 21, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Local celebrities walk the runway for children

Tickets are still available for the third annual Yolo County Celebrity Fashion Show, which begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 29. Models will include Davis Mayor Joe Krovoza, Davis Board of Education member Gina Daleiden and Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor of Davis. The clothing featured in the fashion show will be from local shops, including The […]

March 21, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged

Veterans honor law enforcement

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6949 will host its annual awards banquet Saturday at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. Davis police and firefighters will be honored, as well as six new members of the post. All local veterans are invited to attend the event, which begins with a happy hour at […]

March 21, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Door-to-door hazardous waste pickup offered

Senior or disabled residents who cannot drive, and who have household hazardous waste in need of proper disposal, may schedule a free pickup of their waste. Yolo County residents 65 years and older qualify for this service. Materials that can be collected include household batteries, cleaning supplies, lighter fluid, antifreeze, aerosol cans (empties can be […]

March 21, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Former solicitor general to speak at King Hall

Drew S. Days III, solicitor general in the Clinton administration, will speak from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at the UC Davis School of Law. Days will give the Barrett Lecture on Constitutional Law. His talk, which is free to the public, is titled: “Equalizing Equality: The Canadian Record After Three Decades of Constitutionally Authorized Affirmative Action.” […]

March 21, 2012 | Posted in Talks | Tagged ,

Wydick speaks Sunday about her book

The Yolo County Historical Society’s March program will be a presentation by author Judy Wydick of Davis on her recently published book, “The Circle: The History of University Farm Circle.” The University Farm Circle was organized in 1914, only five years after the University Farm opened. The talk will cover the women of the Farm […]

March 21, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Reynolds named Woman of the Year

Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada has named Debbie Reynolds of West Sacramento as the 2012 Woman of the Year from the 8th Assembly District. Reynolds is administrator of Eskaton Wilson Manor, an affordable apartment community for seniors in West Sacramento. Eskaton Wilson Manor’s “Veterans Appreciation Initiative” is aligned with Reynolds’ own personal commitment to caring for seniors […]

March 21, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Author, founder to share front-line tales of environmentalism

Environmentalist and author Bill McGibben will discuss how the movement to address climate change is facing the financial power of the fossil fuel industry in a free public talk 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 16, in the UC Davis Conference Center. The founder of, which since 2009 has coordinated some 15,000 climate change rallies in […]

March 21, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Yolo Crisis Nursery: What would you do?

By Becky Heard and Heather Jeppeson It’s a question some of us can’t fathom. What would you do if you suddenly lacked the physical ability to care for your young child? How would you manage without assistance? Dave, a single father of 2-year-old Max faced this terrifying question when the doctor explained what would be […]

March 21, 2012 | Posted in Children | Tagged ,

Lose weight via Sutter program

Local residents are invited to join Sutter Options for Success Weight Management Program, beginning Tuesday, April 17, at 5 p.m. The program includes 12 weekly sessions on nutrition, exercise and behavior modification, followed by an optional nine-month support program. “Our approach embraces the notion that lasting weight loss involves a lifestyle change, not a diet,” […]

March 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

First city workshop on native pollinators features hummingbirds

The city of Davis Open Space and Habitat Commission will host a talk on native pollinators and what Davis residents can do to help provide habitat. The presenter will be Holly Ernest, associate professor of population health and reproduction at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Her talk, “California’s hummingbirds: population ecology and landscape […]

March 22, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Spring in bloom

A Japanese flowering crab apple tree on Clemson Drive in East Davis is a bright and beautiful harbinger of spring. However, sunny skies are not in our future, weather forecasters say: Rain is predicted throughout the week.

March 21, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Learn how to attract bees to your garden at UCD workshop

Three UC Davis department of entomology faculty will be among the speakers at a workshop hosted by the California Center for Urban Horticulture on “Your Sustainable Backyard: Pollinator Gardening” on Saturday, April 28. The workshop will take place in Room 101 of Giedt Hall at UCD. The event, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., will […]

March 22, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,