Can you give them a home?

Sugar is a 1-year-old medium-sized spayed female poodle/Bischon cross who looks like a miniature sheepdog! She has a charismatic, cheerful and curious disposition, gets along well with other dogs and is young enough that she probably could learn to get along with cats. She’s housebroken and walks well on a leash. Skid is a 1-year-old dark silver and white spayed […]

Doggy Dash 5K will benefit wounded K-9 officers

The UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital will sponsor the Doggy Dash 5K road race as part of the Golden Valley Harriers’ Labor Day Races. The event will begin at 7:45 a.m. Monday, Sept. 7, in Central Park, Fourth and C streets,. The Doggy Dash provides an opportunity for both serious and recreational road racers […]

‘Davis Children’s Nutcracker’ applications due Sept. 11

Applications for the 39th annual “Davis Children’s Nutcracker” are due Friday, Sept. 11, at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. All children ages 6 to 12 can apply to be in the show, which will be presented Dec. 16-20 with rehearsals beginning Nov. 30. For nearly four decades, the “Davis Children’s Nutcracker” has thrilled audiences — […]

Explorit: Lecture series returns with Food for Thought

Explorit Science Center’s lecture series begins with a presentation on agriculture and biotechnology on Tuesday, Sept. 1, with “Food for Thought: Innovations and Opportunities for Animal Breeding” by UC Davis professor Alison Van Eenennaam. All are welcome at 7 p.m. in the Activity Room at Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Don’t miss this interesting and thought-provoking talk on how […]

Arts Center offers back-pain class

The Davis Arts Center is offering a new six-week class titled “Free Yourself from Low Back Pain the Feldenkrais Way” from 6:30 to 7:30 pm Wednesdays starting Sept. 23. Teacher Jeannette Hogan reports that  participants will learn to relax overused muscles, ease discomfort and create a greater sense of vitality by exploring simple movements in […]

Willett hosts sports gear sale

Willett Elementary School invites families to stock up on fall sports gear at a sale Saturday, Aug. 29, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the school quad, 1207 Sycamore Lane. Proceeds from the fundraiser will support the Willett Outdoor Education Program. Families can donate gently used and outgrown sports equipment, and pick up new […]

Winters hosts Earthquake Street Festival

The fun will be shaking on Friday evening as Winters celebrates its 24th Earthquake Street Festival from 5 to 11 p.m. on Main Street downtown. The free festival includes food and beer vendors, craft booths and live entertainment by Los Charros Los Caporales at 5 p.m., Terry Sheets Band at 6 p.m. a Winters town […]

Deadline nears for volunteer doula applicants

Local residents are invited to join the support team for laboring mothers at Sutter Davis Hospital by applying to be a volunteer doula. Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, Sept. 1. Doulas provide continuous physical, emotional and informational support to mothers during the childbirth process. The Sutter Davis Hospital Volunteer Doula Program is administered by Birthing […]

Movies in the Park series returns this fall

For the fifth year, free family movies are returning to Davis’ Central Park. Families are invited to gather at dusk under the trees and enjoy an evening with friends as they watch popular movies shown on a large inflatable screen. On tap are “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Saturday, Aug. 29; “Maleficent,” Saturday, Sept. 12; and […]

Emotional newscast after shooting that shocked millions

MONETA, Va. (AP) — One day after the on-air killings of reporter and a cameraman shocked millions across the country, the grieving staff at WDBJ-TV came together Thursday for an emotional broadcast of its “Mornin’” show. At 6:45 a.m. — the time of the shooting that took the lives of reporter Alison Parker and cameraman […]

Bob Dunning: Mayor blows the whistle on this technical foul

Years ago there used to be a charity basketball game at Hickey Gym called “Fuzz Ball” that pitted police departments from UC Davis and the city of Davis. It was always well-attended and a good time was had by all. Except, of course, for those who had to be carted off the court with a […]

Workshop focuses on reducing family stress

Parents, start the school year off right by attending a free workshop on how to reduce family stress. The workshop will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at True Connections, 2880 Fifth St., Suite 115. The office is next door to the Goodwill drop-off location; plenty of parking is available behind the […]

New donors add to Davis greening project

The city of Davis and Putah Creek Council will host a community meeting from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, to discuss uses of additional grant funds just awarded for the North Davis Riparian Greenbelt Project. The project enhances 17 acres along 1.25 miles of the North Davis channel into “nature nearby” by replacing weeds with […]

County Road 98 north of Yolo closed for repairs

County Road 98, between County Road 13 and County Road 14 north of the town of Yolo has been closed for emergency repairs, a county spokeswoman announced Wednesday. “We anticipate having the road reopen by late afternoon on Friday, Aug. 28,” a news release said.