A big day of birding planned with local expert

Expert birder Terry Colborn will lead an all-day trip on Saturday, Jan. 28, to multiple birding spots in the greater Sacramento Valley region. Colborn will take participants on a search for wintering shorebirds, ducks, geese, swans, hawks, owls and sandhill cranes. The trip will include a drive through the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area where the […]

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

Hospice offers grief support groups

Sharing and listening to others’ bereavement stories is a meaningful way to receive support and learn to cope with grief. Yolo Hospice’s eight-week grief groups are guided by a bereavement specialist. In these groups, grief is explored through discussion and education. The grief groups meet weekly for eight weeks. There are groups starting in three […]

January 01, 1970 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Logos hosts three events in February

Logos Books, 513 Second St. in downtown Davis, offers a trio of meetings for February. La Table Française meets the second Wednesday of every month from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. for French conversation. Its next meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 8. On Feb. 10, Logos celebrates its second anniversary in Davis with mystical beasts and calendar whimsy […]

January 18, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Habitat for Humanity launches home repair project

Habitat for Humanity Yolo County has started on the first of many exterior home repair projects as part of its program called A Brush With Kindness. The program will benefit low-income families, veterans and seniors living in the communities of Bryte and Broderick in West Sacramento. On Thursday, Habitat began helping Boris and Benjamin Shipunoff […]

January 15, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Funny ha-ha: Davisite hits it big with SF Sketchfest

The talent credits for the 2012 San Francisco Sketchfest read like a who’s who of modern comedy. Eddie Izzard, Drew Carey, Amy Poehler — the list of performers for the 17-day comedy festival (Jan. 19-Feb. 4) seems endless.

“We’ve over-programmed this thing like crazy. There’s so much going on at once,” Sketchfest co-founder Cole Stratton says with a pleased laugh when reached by telephone.

January 15, 2012 | Posted in Comedy | Tagged ,

Woodland fire leaves metal shop damaged

Woodland Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire that heavily damaged a metal-shop building early this morning in a rural part of the city. Acting Battalion Chief Ernie Fatta said the fire was reported at about 3:30 a.m. today in the 16600 block of County Road 98B. Crews arrived to find the large […]

January 13, 2012 | Posted in Breaking News | Tagged ,

Sloppy commute as Midwest gets first big snowstorm

CHICAGO (AP) — It’s finally looking like winter in the Midwest as the season’s first big snowstorm crawls across the region, leaving skiers and snow-reliant businesses giddy but greeting commuters today with a sloppy, slippery drive. After starting as one of the warmest and brownest winters in recent history, parts of Wisconsin, Iowa and Missouri […]

January 13, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Maybe some sort of doggy diaper … ?

BAN THIS … the city, which one day will no doubt ban plastic bags whether we like it or not, has a tough decision to make when it comes to the plastic bags that dog owners use to clean up after their pets … Clearly, nothing but plastic will do, and just as clearly, these […]

January 13, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Pickers are welcome at Winters garage sale

Tools, furniture and other items — many that could be considered antique or collectible — from the Winters Fire and Police departments will be for sale at an unusual garage sale Saturday. The two departments moved into the city’s new Public Safety Facility earlier this year, leaving much of their former equipment behind. The sale […]

January 18, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

2-1-1 Yolo service available this week

A telephone information and referral line, called 2-1-1 Yolo, will take effect Tuesday, giving local residents access to information about food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more. Any Yolo County resident will be able to dial 2-1-1 for free, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from any land line or cell phone, […]

January 01, 1970 | Posted in Social services | Tagged ,

Council gets water update, votes on parks tax, alcohol ordinance

The Davis City Council’s decision to rescind higher water rates will delay the surface water project only three months, the council learned this week. The update was presented by Dennis Diemer, general manager of the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency, at the council meeting Tuesday. Once the surface water project is completed, Sacramento River water would be […]

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

Measure C campaign needs volunteers

Yes for Our Students, the community campaign for the Davis parcel tax renewal, needs volunteers to make phone calls and walk precincts in support of the measure. Measure C ballots will be mailed to voters Feb. 6 and must be marked and returned to the Elections Office by March 6. “Turning out ‘yes’ voters is […]

January 01, 1970 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

UCD cancer treatments featured on PBS show

The acclaimed national news program “PBS NewsHour” will highlight the UC Davis Cancer Center on Friday. The show airs at 6 p.m. on KVIE, Channel 6. Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser will focus on two research programs that illustrate how the Cancer Center is breaking barriers to beat the disease: the comparative oncology program, in […]

January 13, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

UCD sets application record despite bad publicity

A record 62,515 people have applied for admission to UC Davis. That’s an increase of 5.3 percent over last year, but it’s also easily the smallest growth among the nine UC undergraduate campuses. They saw applications shoot up 13.2 percent overall, according to numbers released Thursday. It begs a question: Did a viral YouTube video […]