Aeromodelers will fly scale jets

The Woodland Davis Aeromodelers’ annual radio-control Jet Fly runs from Friday, June 5, to Sunday, June 8, at the club’s field at 42875 County Road 29. The field is 1.3 miles east of County Road 102, northeast of Davis. Visitors will see scale “true turbine” jet-powered aircraft fly and execute aerobatic maneuvers. There will be F-86s, F-100s, […]

‘The Hunting Ground’ returns to Davis

The documentary “The Hunting Ground” returns to Davis this week with screenings at University Covenant Church and UC Davis. The film, made by award-winning documentary filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, focuses on sexual assaults on college campuses nationwide and features interviews with numerous victims of such assaults — including one UCD student — as well […]

Landfill receives positive review from grand jury

The Yolo County Central Landfill has received a clean bill of health from the county grand jury, which called the landfill effective, well-maintained and clean in a report released last week. The grand jury last investigated the landfill in 1998 and jurors decided in 2014 that a new assessment was warranted. The new investigation included […]

Valley Oak preschool now enrolling

The Davis Joint Unified School District’s preschool program at the Valley Oak campus, 1400 E. Eighth St., will ensure a smooth transition to transitional kindergarten or kindergarten for students ages 3 to 5. The program will run for 180 days, following the school district calendar, from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The fee is […]

Don’t miss the Davis Beer and Cider Festival

Tickets are still available for the 2015 Davis Beer and Cider Festival, to be held Saturday, May 30, at Sudwerk Brewing Co., 2001 Second St. in Davis. Tasting will be from 2 to 5 p.m. in the parking lot in the shade of the Pole Line Road overpass. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 […]

As construction of Shrem Museum moves ahead, Nelson Gallery prepares to close

As the new Shrem Museum of Art — currently under construction — prepares to open at UC Davis during the 2016-17 academic year, the Nelson Gallery, which has served the campus for four decades, is preparing to close in late June. Since opening in 1976, the Nelson Gallery has hosted exhibitions ranging from large stone sculptures to […]

Speck raises ALS awareness with Saturday skydives

The sixth annual West Coast SPECKtacular Skydiving for ALS event will run from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 30, at SkyDance SkyDiving at the Yolo County Airport. All are welcome — skydivers and those who want to stay firmly planted on the ground — at the picnic organized by ALS advocate Cathy Speck of Davis. “Skydiving […]

Spend a morning with the mayor

Davis Mayor Dan Wolk invites community members to join him for another “Morning with the Mayor” from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Friday, May 29, at Coffee Shots in the Anderson Plaza at Anderson Road and Covell Boulevard. This is an opportunity to meet and discuss issues with the mayor.

Davis Arts Center: Kids get a lesson in creative reuse

One of the Davis Arts Center’s most successful partnerships was with ReCreate, the creative reuse nonprofit based in Roseville that helped us develop our popular Junk 2 Genius Team Art Competition. Held annually for four years starting in 2009, Junk 2 Genius pitted teams of families, schools, businesses and community groups against each other in a […]

12 missing after Texas flood sweeps away vacation home

WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — Recovery teams were resuming the search early Tuesday for 12 people who are missing after a rain-swollen river in Central Texas carried a vacation home off its foundation, slamming it into a bridge downstream. The hunt for the missing picked up after a holiday weekend of terrible storms that dumped record […]

Assembly leaders boost favorite programs

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California Assembly leaders control a large annual operations budget that they regularly tap into to boost services of their choosing without a single hearing or vote. They defend the practice as a responsible way to plug funding gaps for worthy causes, but government watchdogs warn that such spending has little oversight and […]

Bob Dunning: You can see it coming 400 miles away

SPEAKING OF ISSUES NOT ON THE COUNCIL’S RADAR … now that the Los Angeles City Council has overwhelmingly instituted a phased-in $15-an-hour minimum wage, it’s only a matter of time before this will become a red-hot issue in Davis, where $15 an hour is not even remotely a “living” wage … trust me on this […]

Emergency landing

A small airplane makes an emergency landing Monday near the UC Davis Airport after running out of fuel, according to UCD police and fire officials. Two people were aboard the single-engine plane, which landed at about 2:15 p.m. on a dirt access road in an agricultural area east of the airport, which is in the western […]

Honoring the fallen on Memorial Day

Local residents joined people around the country in expressing the thanks of a grateful nation at Memorial Day ceremonies Monday.

In Davis, several hundred people flocked to the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road, on a sunny morning to pay tribute to military members who made the ultimate sacrifice — giving their lives in service to their country.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6949, led by post commander Jay Brookman, hosted the ceremony in collaboration with the Davis Cemetery District.

Performers included the Davis Brass Ensemble …