Jazz praise concert set Saturday

After delighting a packed house at the Woodland Opera House on Saturday, Jim Martinez and his band will be back this week for a concert of church hymns and jazz standards at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Woodland Presbyterian Church, 1324 Columbia Drive (corner of Gibson Road and County Road 98). Admission is free but […]

February 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Alzheimer’s training offered in Woodland

The Yolo Adult Day Health Center is offering the Alzheimer’s Association’s popular workshop, “Accepting the Challenge — Providing the Best Care for People with Dementia,” this spring. Caregivers will have an opportunity to view and discuss the educational series that inspires a new way of thinking. The workshop is free. The first two sessions are […]

February 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Hosts sought for two legislative fellows

Host families are need this spring for two international fellows from the U.S. State Department-funded Legislative Fellows program. The project targets young professionals from Russia, Georgia and Ukraine who are pursuing careers in government. The administering organization, the Office of the Legislative Counsel, is looking for host families to provide the fellows a real American immersion […]

February 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Dixon May Fair welcomes interim CEO

The Dixon May Fair has a new interim chief executive officer. Earlier this month, the board of directors for the Lake County Fair approved an agreement with the Dixon May Fair to provide management services for the 137th annual Dixon May Fair. Lake County CEO Richard Persons will be in Dixon two to three days […]

February 23, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,

Dispose of e-waste and help YCCC

Davis residents have the opportunity to get rid of their electronic waste and support the Yolo Community Care Continuum, a nonprofit agency that provides community-based programs for individuals suffering from a psychiatric disability. YCCC provides services for individuals in all points in the recovery process, emphasizing social rehabilitation and promoting independent living. E-Waste 4 Good, […]

February 23, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Funeral Consumers Alliance will meet in Davis

The Funeral Consumers Alliance will host a meeting on “Hospice 101: Planning for the Future” on Saturday. The speaker at the meeting will be Sharon Blaha, director of community development for the Yolo Hospice. The alliance is focused on protecting consumer rights and educating the public on end-of-life planning and payment of funeral services. The meeting […]

March 06, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Neon Lite plays Our House on Friday

Neon Lite, a Davis-based, acoustic-oriented rock band, will play Friday at Our House, 808 Second St. in downtown Davis, beginning at 8:30 p.m. The band performs cover versions of classic songs by Crosby Stills and Nash, the Eagles, the Beatles, and others. Neon Lite consists of members Sharyn Orris, Dave Walters, Mary Lynn Tobin, Chris […]

February 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Maguire named president of Yolo Law Library board

Yolo Superior Court Judge Dan Maguire has been elected president of the Yolo County Law Library Board of Trustees, court officials announced. Maguire succeeds attorney Frank Crum, who served as president for the past three years. The other board members are Judge David Rosenberg, Judge Steven M. Basha, Judge Kathleen M. White and attorneys Crum, […]

February 23, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

From field to fork: Visiting two of London’s Green Markets

It was a sunny day in London in the not-too-distant past, and Diane and I were enjoying a long walk to the Portobello Market in London’s Notting Hill district. Our journey to London hadn’t exactly been planned. We both reached a benchmark birthday last year and hadn’t celebrated. So when friends called at year’s end […]

February 22, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Justices will review racial preference for college

By Mark Sherman WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is setting an election-season review of racial preference in college admissions, agreeing Tuesday to consider new limits on the contentious issue of affirmative action programs. A challenge from a white student who was denied admission to the University of Texas flagship campus will be the high […]

February 22, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Souza, Wolk first and second to file for council election

The first candidates to walk to the starting gates of the June 2012 City Council election are incumbent Council members Stephen Souza and Dan Wolk. According to Davis City Clerk Zoe Mirabile, Souza, 56, an eight-year member of the City Council, filed his candidate statement and his list of 20 nominators Thursday to officially vie […]

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

Nearly 10,000 Measure C ballots returned to Elections Office

As of midday Tuesday, the Yolo County Elections Office had received 9,446 ballots from local voters in the Measure C Davis school parcel tax election. A total of 42,416 ballots were mailed to voters on Feb. 6, and roughly 5,300 had been marked and returned by voters a week later. Voter registration for the Measure […]

February 22, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Occupy focuses on Saturday ‘tent-ins’

By definition, a movement is something that moves or changes. Things that stay the same are usually inert or dead. The Occupy Davis movement is alive and well after a few changes. Occupiers maintained an original 24/7 presence in Central Park from mid-October until the first week in December when they pulled up their tents […]

Huynh Memorial Award nominations due March 16

The city of Davis Human Relations Commission is seeking nominations for this year’s Thong Hy Huynh Memorial Awards. The commission will honor individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions in addressing or improving civil and human rights issues in the community. Nominations are due by 4 p.m. Friday, March 16. The awards were established in the wake […]

March 01, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,