Marrow drives seek Asian-American donors

The Asian American Donor Program will hold three marrow registration drives in Davis this weeks in hopes of saving a 4-year-old Bay Area boy in need of a marrow transplant. Because Kyle Crawford, who suffers from aplastic anemia, is of both Chinese and Caucasian descent, it is likely someone of Asian or bi-racial heritage will […]

January 31, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Volunteers needed for Academic Decathlon

Davis High School will be representing Yolo County in this year’s North Bay Region Academic Decathlon on Saturday and volunteers are needed to proctor the event’s Super Quiz relay. The regional competition — the largest in California — takes place at Rodriguez High School in Fairfield. Proctors are needed from 2:30 to 5 p.m. for […]

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Movie highlights the plight of local farmers

Have you ever wondered as you meandered through the produce section of the grocery store or sauntered around the Davis Farmers Market, “What does it take for this to get here?”

It’s a question that’s easy to overlook, especially in California where there appears to be an overabundance of crops. According to, the Golden State produces 99 percent of all garlic grown in the United States and is the leading grower of peaches, plums, strawberries and nectarines in the country. Additionally, California supplies more than 1 million fresh-cut roses to the nation each year.

January 31, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Filmmaker Oliver Stone speaks at Mondavi on Friday

Oscar-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone will speak at 8 p.m. Friday as part of the Distinguished Speakers series at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis. Stone — a man who is seldom at a loss for words when it comes to discussing his take on American history and politics — won Academy Awards […]

January 31, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Project Linus to gather Feb. 8

The Project Linus of Yolo County group will meet for its monthly gathering from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. in Davis. The group makes and distributes gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans created by volunteers to provide love, warmth and security to needy children […]

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Childbirth education series starts Feb. 11

To prepare expectant mothers for the birth of a new baby, Welcome Home Doula Services will offer a childbirth preparation course series. This set of four group classes will include “Planning a Healthy Pregnancy” on Saturday, Feb. 11; “Planning a Birth” on Sunday, Feb. 12; “All About Labor” on Saturday, Feb. 18; and “Postpartum Period” on […]

February 01, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Brrrisk morning walks continue year-round

The Sierra Club organizes brrrisk morning walks in Davis on Tuesdays and Thursdays year-round. The walks are designated “1A” on the Sierra Club scale of length and difficulty. To participate, meet at 7 a.m. at Peet’s Coffee in The Marketplace shopping center at Covell Boulevard and Sycamore Lane in North Davis. All are welcome to […]

February 05, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Two killed in multi-car crash on I-80

Two Sacramento men were killed in an early Sunday morning traffic accident on westbound Interstate 80, just east of Air Base Parkway in Fairfield. They are Vincente Santos, 25, and Anthony Andrade, 33, according to the Solano County Coroner’s Office. Andrade was a 1996 graduate of Woodland High School. The driver of one of the […]

January 31, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Build bird, owl, bat and bee boxes Sunday

Guests of all ages are invited to join the Wild Campus student group to build bird, owl, bat and bee boxes from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The boxes will be installed later in the UC Davis Arboretum and on campus. All ages are welcome, but adults will need to supervise their children. Bring something […]

February 01, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sugar Time Follies to entertain at retirees’ luncheon

The Sugar Time Follies, a popular Woodland group composed of members of the Red Hat Society’s four Yolo County chapters, will be the featured entertainment as the local Retired Public Employees’ Association holds its first quarterly luncheon of 2012. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at Cracchiolo’s Banquet Hall, 1320 E. Main St., […]

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Food Closet feeds pets, too

Polly Nelson of the Woodland Food Closet, center, accepts a $540 donation from Goose, right, with Delores Blake and Sophie, left, with Ginny Day. For several years, students of The Cultured Canine, owned by Blake, have collected money to make a holiday donation to a pet-related charity. This year’s beneficiary is the Woodland Food Closet, […]

January 29, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Flower arrangers hear from Mengali’s owner

The Davis Flower Arrangers will meet Wednesday at International House, 10 College Park in Davis. After a brief business meeting at 7 p.m., the program will be presented by Denise Lewis, owner of Mengali’s Florist in Woodland. She will demonstrate her style of arrangements that has been developed through experience as a shop owner and […]

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Davis High Idol crowned

Sierra Clark impresses the judges with “I Know Where I’ve Been” from the musical “Hairspray” and wins the title of Davis High Idol at the Advanced Treble Choir’s seventh annual fundraiser competition Saturday night. Clark is a senior at Da Vinci High School. Davis High School junior Andrew Block earned the audience’s vote and won the […]

January 31, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

‘Frida’ screens Friday at I-House

“Frida,” a 2002 American/Mexican film directed by Julie Taymor, will be screened Friday as part of the International Film series, now in its 15th year. The series is co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and International House. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, open at 7:30 p.m. and the film begins promptly at […]

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