Need a new best friend?

Ilsa is a 3-year-old spayed female purebred Rottweiler, who’s a mellow girl with a gentle nature. She gets along well with children and loves to play with other dogs that are her size. Cuddles is a 2- to 3-year-old spayed female Lhasa Apso/poodle cross. She’s super-affectionate and friendly, and wiggles all over when she sees someone […]

Bob Dunning: We know Sochor by one name: ‘Coach’

When Jim Sochor, at age 31, was named head football coach at UC Davis in 1970, few in our community could have imagined what a wild and wonderful ride he was about to take us on. Sure, those of us who grew up in Davis and lived and breathed Cal Aggie football remember him as […]

‘Let Him In’ is the theme for 14th annual Crèche Festival

Viola Fong never paid much attention to Christmas decorations until about eight years ago, when she was helping some friends put up their decorations and realized that literally every item was about Santa Claus. “There wasn’t a single thing about the Savior or a Nativity,” Fong recalled recently. “I came away from that feeling somewhat […]

Revisit Declaration of Human Rights at Davis event

On Dec. 10, 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations. The Davis chapter of the United Nations Association invites the public to a celebration of the 67th anniversary of this milestone on Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at International House Davis, 10 College Park. […]

Tuleyome releases a series of nature-based books

A series of four nature-based books has been published by Tuleyome, the nonprofit conservation organization based in Woodland that spearheaded the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument campaign. Tuleyome’s campaign to protect more than 330,000 acres of federal public land between Berryessa Peak and the Snow Mountain Wilderness came to a successful completion on July 10, when […]

Pancake breakfast helps feed the hungry in Woodland

The Woodland Masonic Lodge No. 81 will host a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Dec. 6, as a benefit for the Woodland Food Closet. The event will be at 228 Palm Ave. in Woodland. The Woodland Food Closet has provided emergency food resources to hungry local residents since 1968. Each week, volunteers distribute […]

Wintering waterfowl abundant for city wetlands tour

The city of Davis and Yolo Basin Foundation invite community members to join docents at the city of Davis wetlands on Saturday, Dec. 5, for a free guided tour from 3 to 5 p.m. Tours are offered the first Saturday of the month all year-round. Wintering waterfowl are abundant and late-fall migrants continue to arrive […]

County needs a few good advisers

Local residents are being recruited to fill vacancies on more than two dozen Yolo County advisory bodies. For more information on the specific vacancies and to submit an application, visit (go to Residents > Advisory Bodies), call the clerk of the board’s office at 530-666-8195 or contact your Yolo County supervisor. Vacancies exist on: Agency on […]

Learn how to install drip irrigation in your back yard

Integrating drip irrigation into your backyard garden or landscape can be an effective, low-maintenance way to save time, money and water, while helping your plants thrive. A free class on how to set up drip irrigation based on plant type and garden layout will run from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at the […]

Series helps families care for mentally ill loved one

Family members of people diagnosed with serious brain disorders may benefit from the 12-session Family to Family course offered by NAMI-Yolo. Individuals with such disorders may exhibit bizarre behaviors that, because they are misunderstood, carry a stigma that fosters denial in both the sufferers and their families. This free course is designed to help caregivers understand […]

Speaker discusses childhood trauma’s impact on adult behavior

Julie Langston from the Yolo Resilience Network will talk about her work with trauma-informed practices and adverse childhood experiences (ACES) at an upcoming meeting hosted by the Yolo Conflict Resolution Center. The meeting runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the Redwood Community Building, 1001 Anderson Road in Davis. The Yolo Resilience […]

Free guided canoe tour planned on Lake Solano

All are invited to join Lake Solano docent Carla Murphy on a free, guided canoe tour at Lake Solano Park. The adventure will run from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12. Participants will discover the wonders of Putah Creek while floating down the waterway, learning about life in the riparian forest that grows along […]

Farmers Market still in search of holiday tunes

The Davis Farmers Market still has time slots available for local musicians, singers and musical community groups to perform acoustic holiday music on Saturdays, Dec. 5, 12 and 19, at the market. The popular event runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays in Central Park, Fourth and C streets Musicians and choral groups can […]

Social service groups receive Biberstein grants

Ten nonprofit social service groups in Yolo County have received grants totaling $13,200 from a fund established by Congregation Bet Haverim, Jewish Fellowship of Davis. The Biberstein Social Action Fund was established in 2002 to honor longtime Davis residents Ernie and Hannah Biberstein for their contributions to community service and social justice. The fund sponsors […]