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 ,

McKibben speaks at UCD about the fight against global warming

Bill McKibben, one of the biggest names in the worldwide fight against global warming, gave an hourlong presentation at UC Davis on Monday, and his message to the capacity crowd of students, faculty and interested residents was simple: The fossil fuel industry is very powerful, and in order to redirect the course of the Earth’s […]

April 17, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Seniors host musical revue

The Fun Time Follies, a musical revue geared for senior citizens, will be presented from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Eleanor Roosevelt Circle, 675 Cantrill Drive in Davis. The free event will feature musical talent of all ages. Appetizers will be served and the public is welcome. For more information, call Ellen […]

April 24, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Supervisors push decision on Goodwill to May

WOODLAND — The Yolo County Board of Supervisors put off until May a decision on whether to rescind the resolution it passed last week endorsing Goodwill Industries’ use of tax-exempt bonds to build a second Goodwill donation site in Davis. Convening for a special meeting on Monday morning, supervisors heard from representatives of two existing […]

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

Twelve for $40: Hearty fare before the weather warms up

As unlikely as it may seem as I write this in the rain, it will be warm and sunny any minute. Before that happens, I’m longing for one more round of warm hearty fare. This menu should fill the bill, and have the added bonus of being quick to cook! Saturday night is spaghetti and […]

August 15, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged

Kindergarten readiness seminar set Thursday

How can you help your child get ready for kindergarten? Come and find out at Grace Valley Christian Academy’s free kindergarten readiness parent seminar at 7 p.m. Thursday in the academy’s kindergarten classroom. The seminar will provide parents with fun and creative activities to enhance their preschoolers’ beginning math and reading skills. Parents also will receive […]

April 17, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,