Can we be your valentine?

Titus is a 2-year-old neutered male pug/Chihuahua mix. Sasha is a large and affectionate 2- to 3-year-old spayed female purebred Rottweiler. Both dogs love people, play well with other dogs and will be a perfect valentine for some lucky person. They’re two of more than 50 dogs available for adoption through Rotts of Friends Animal […]

February 10, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Oakley talk, celebration due at PFLAG meeting

Yolo County Clerk Freddie Oakley will discuss her support for marriage equality at February’s meeting of PFLAG, Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in the Fellowship Hall at the Davis United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road. Oakley was the first county clerk in the state […]

February 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

NAMI has support group for caregivers

NAMI-Yolo presents a support group for those who care for a family member or friend with serious mental illness from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, in the César Chávez housing complex plaza community room, 1220 Olive Drive in Davis. The complex is just north of the Lexington Apartments on the east side of Olive Drive. […]

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Everything’s for the birds at California Duck Days

The local area’s rich wetlands and the wildlife that call them home will be showcased once again at California Duck Days, the annual Northern California festival planned for Saturday, Feb. 25. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The headquarters for this family-friendly event is the state Department of Fish and Game’s Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Headquarters, 45211 Chiles Road in South Davis. The organizers are DFG and the Yolo Basin Foundation.

Thirteen field trips are planned to sites around the region, including “Central Valley Raptors,” “Rice Farming First Hand” and “East Delta Birding.”

Birding trips are planned to the Conaway Ranch, UC Davis Russell Ranch, the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area and the Wildlife Area’s Tule Ranch …

February 10, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Learn how to compost at free city classes

The city of Davis Recycling Program is offering three free composting classes in the coming weeks: * Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Public Works Corporation Yard, 1717 Fifth St.; * Saturday, March 3, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd.; and * Monday, March […]

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

Treasures at the Hattie Weber Museum include silver pitcher prize for Jerome Davis

* Editor’s note: This is another in a series of stories highlighting “treasures” at the Hattie Weber Museum. By Adrian Gabriel The homestead of Jerome C. Davis’ award-winning stock farm sat a stone’s throw southwest of First and A streets. One of his awards, an engraved silver water pitcher, sits on display at the Hattie […]

February 10, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Rotarians honor January’s Students of the Month

The Sunrise Rotary Club of Davis recently recognized 12 students at Davis and Da Vinci high schools as January’s Students of the Month. The honored students are: * Sara Albertson, nominated by Learning Center teacher Debbie Covert, who wrote, “Sara Albertson is a peer tutor in my third-period guided reading and writing class. Sara has demonstrated a sincere […]

February 10, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Winters author to speak Monday at library

The public is invited to meet Winters author Dorothy O’Neil at 7 p.m. Monday in the Community Room at the Winters Public Library, 708 Railroad Ave. in Winters. O’Neil, author of “Images of America: Winters,” which was published in 2009 by Arcadia Books, will share her experiences and many of the images she collected while […]

February 10, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Help build Woodland’s image

The Woodland Chamber of Commerce Marketing Committee will host a public forum to discuss community image-building for the city of Woodland. The forum will run from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at the American Red Cross, 120 Court St. To participate, RSVP to [email protected] or (530) 662-7327. Or, participate in the information-gathering by […]

February 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Petco hosts pet adoption weekend

Petco is partnering with Purina Pro Plan, official pet food sponsor of the 2012 Westminster Dog Show, to present National Adoption Weekend at Petco from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 19. In Davis, Petco is at 1341 W. Covell Blvd. in The Marketplace shopping center. The event’s goal is to encourage […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Vegetable gardening seminar slated

Grace Garden will host a presentation from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday by Master Gardener Tamar Rein, who will cover the topics of “Sustainable Vegetable Gardening” and “Getting an Early Start for Summer’s Bounty.” Grace Garden is at Davis United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road. Sustainable gardening techniques maintain and enhance the quality of the […]

February 24, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Vintage valentines on exhibit at Hattie Weber Museum

The Hattie Weber Museum celebrates Valentine’s Day with a special exhibit of vintage valentines from the 1920s and information on valentine traditions. The valentine collection is a gift from Maggie Kautz. The cards were sent to her mother, Violet, and her uncle, Vernon. Also on display at the museum is the latest exhibit, “Davis in […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

See, hear Measure C campaign statements

Short statements recorded by supporters and critics of Measure C, the Davis schools’ parcel tax measure up for renewal this month, can be seen on Davis Media Access. The programs will air on Davis Community Television Channel 15 on the Comcast cable system, on Menu 99 on AT&T’s U-verse system and on KDRT, 95.7 FM. […]

February 29, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Legislative analyst cites flaws in education plan

By Nanette Asimov Gov. Jerry Brown’s rescue plan for higher education — including his idea to let public colleges and universities decide for themselves how many students to enroll — is flawed, the independent legislative analyst says in a critical new report. Each year, enrollment levels for the University of California, California State University and the community college system […]

February 10, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,