Poll finds support for innovation center

Public opinion is most likely on the side of innovation. A private poll that developers of the proposed Mace Ranch Innovation Center took in early April shows wide support of the project and upends the conventional wisdom that adding in high-density housing would doom it at the ballot box. Pollsters surveyed 300 likely voters prior […]

Two new pastors join staff at First Baptist Church

Two new pastors joined the staff at First Baptist Church over the summer — Steve Luxa is the new senior pastor, and Neil Redenbaugh is the new youth pastor. Luxa grew up in the Denver area, and earned a master’s degree in applied math from Colorado State University (in Fort Collins) and a Master of Divinity degree from […]

Faith groups ‘lift up’ county’s social workers

Yolo County social worker Phonecia Stone isn’t quick to tell people what she does for a living.

After all, she says, “There’s so much negative connotation around this job.

“We’re treated like the dregs of society some times.”

That’s particularly the case when it comes to child protective services, where Stone worked for a decade …

High impact

The expanded sidewalk dining area in the 100 block of E Street in downtown Davis is closed temporarily after a delivery truck ran into the wooden structure, owner Chuck Roe said. Repairs are scheduled to start Monday and should be finished by the second week of September, he said. The dining area, known as a “parklet,” […]

Raise your voices in song on Wednesday

All are welcome for the Davis Senior Center’s monthly sing-along, from 4:20 to 5:20 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, at the center, 646 A St. Good voices are not necessary, but enthusiasm is a plus. Words and music are presented on a large screen for singers to follow as Sharon Cuthbertson provides piano accompaniment. For more […]

Morning walks set year-round in Davis

A morning walking group heads out every Tuesday and Thursday from Peet’s Coffee & Tea in The Marketplace, 1411 W. Covell Blvd. in North Davis. Walkers meet at 7 a.m. and cover a little more than 4 miles in about 90 minutes. The group returns to Peet’s at about 8:30 a.m. for coffee and socializing. […]

Chinese language instruction offered

Registration is ongoing at the Davis Chinese School, which has been in operation since 1981 teaching beginning to advanced-level Chinese to school-aged children. Mandarin and Taiwanese (Hokkien) classes begin in the fall; classes meet on Fridays at Davis High School, next to the gym, from 6 to 7 p.m. for Taiwanese and from 7 to […]

Tuleyome Tales: The chubby, cheery birds of Berryessa Snow Mountain

The stocky, brightly colored Western bluebirds (Sialia mexicana) are among my favorite birds in the Berryessa Snow Mountain region. A kind of thrush, these birds usually can be found in in riparian areas and oak forests, but also are seen in mixed forests (they like Ponderosa pines) and even urban parks that provide them with […]

Bet Haverim readies for High Holy Days

Jews in Davis and the Yolo County area will join millions of others throughout the world to celebrate the beginning of the Jewish New Year 5776 between Sept. 13 and 23. Known as the Days of Awe, the most solemn time of the Jewish calendar, the period highlights the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah […]

Now’s the time to nominate stellar citizens

Davis is jam-packed with people who give of their time, treasure and talents to make this community a better place. Now is your chance to honor them for their contributions. Nominations for Davis’ top citizen honors — the C.A. Covell Award for the Citizen of the Year and the A.G. Brinley Award for outstanding service […]

Events put focus on U.S. Constitution

Entries for essay contest due in October More than a dozen events and displays are planned in Davis in September and October to celebrate the 228th year of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. The activities are designed to augment and draw attention to the Davis Constitution Essay Contest. The essay contest has four categories of […]

I-House needs festival volunteers

International House is recruiting volunteers for its annual festival, planned for noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Potential volunteers can fill a variety of shifts running from 7:30 a.m. to noon for set-up, noon to 5 p.m. for help at the festival itself and 4:30 to 8 […]

Cheerleaders host clinic on Sept. 13

Gimme a D! Gimme an A! … Gimme a V! The Davis High School cheer team will host a clinic for aspiring cheerleaders ages 6 to 13 on Sunday, Sept. 13, from  1 to 4 p.m. at the DHS south gym, 315 W. 14th St. in Davis. The cost is $30 in advance or $35 at […]

Grant funds scholarships to Supported Life Conference

The Supported Life Institute has received a grant from the Yocha Dehe Community Fund to benefit people with developmental disabilities and their family members from Davis, Yolo County and Sacramento. The grant will fund partial scholarships to participate in the annual statewide Supported Life Conference, to be held Oct. 8-9 in Sacramento. “Another aspect of this […]