KDVS DJ posts photo of lynching

On the heels of well-publicized racially offensive incidents at UC Davis — including a photo in May circulating on social media of women’s lacrosse team members dressed as stereotypical Chicanos; swastikas being painted on a Jewish fraternity in January; and the May 2014 “Cinco de Drinko” party that was canceled when protestors complained — a […]

Schilling credits anything-is-possible attitude at DHS for his success

Join the fun What: Davis High School Blue & White Foundation’s 2015 Hall of Fame induction dinner When: 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 Where: UC Davis Conference Center Ballroom Tickets: $65 each, available at www.dhsblueandwhite.org Info: Lynne Yackzan, 530-681-5020 Tyler Schilling, a 1977 Davis High School graduate who is the founder and president of FMC […]

Mighty oaks are subject of Thursday talk

John McNerney, wildlife resource specialist for the city of Davis, will talk Thursday night about how oak trees provide crucial links in many different species’ life cycles. His free presentation will begin at 7 p.m. in the Club Room at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. CreekSpeak is the Putah Creek Council’s […]

Guided tour set at city of Davis wetlands

The city of Davis and Yolo Basin Foundation invite community members to join docents at the city of Davis wetlands on Saturday, Sept. 5, for a guided tour from 3 to 5 p.m. This is the first afternoon tour of the season. The wetlands are at the Davis wastewater treatment plant and consist of 400 […]

Hospice offers loss-of-spouse support group

Yolo Hospice’s eight-week support group for those who have lost a spouse or partner meets from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays from Sept. 22 to Nov. 17 (the group will not meet on Oct. 20). This group is for people who have experienced the death of a spouse or partner and are at least three months from their loss. Yolo Hospice is […]

Sunrise Rotary’s Oktoberfest benefits local nonprofits

Tickets are on sale now for the Davis Sunrise Rotary Club’s Oktoberfest on Saturday, Sept. 26. The event will feature an evening of fun with polka music and dancing, traditional German food and a no-host beer garden. The morning Rotary club’s annual fundraiser for community nonprofits and projects will take place from 5 to 9 […]

Per Capita Davis: What’s old is new again

When I first came to Davis in 1979, there was a lot going on in what I thought to be a sleepy little town. I arrived here to attend graduate school after undergraduate years first at UC Berkeley and then at UC Santa Cruz. Admittedly, I brought with me more than a little smugness about […]

URC hosts annual Bizarre Bazaar

The Bizarre Bazaar, a giant rummage sale, will return to the University Retirement Community on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Everything from furniture and major appliances to electronics, fine china and jewelry will be sold at URC, at the corner of Shasta Drive and West Covell Boulevard, just west of Highway […]

Walk the Quail Ridge Reserve on Sept. 12

Quail Ridge Wilderness Conservancy will offer an interpretive walk on the Quail Ridge Reserve near Lake Berryessa from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12. The walk on scenic hillsides of California native grasses, shrubs and trees is mostly in the shade and an easy hike. The reserve’s bunchgrasses will still look green in September in […]

Campus gun-safety bill sent to governor

The state Senate voted 24-15 Wednesday to send Gov. Jerry Brown legislation by Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, to help control concealed weapons on school and college campuses. The measure, SB 707, would prohibit concealed-weapons carriers from bringing their firearm on campus without permission from campus authorities. “Many would be surprised, as I was, to learn that […]

City photography contest returns

The city of Davis is holding its third annual photo contest, and local residents are invited to enter their best images of Davis. Age groups: 6-11, 12-17, 18-plus Accepting submissions: Though Sept. 30 What makes a photograph a winner? Technical quality, clarity and composition are all important, but so is a flair for the unexpected and […]

NAMI offers basics about youth behavioral difficulties

The Yolo chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will sponsor the NAMI Basics Education Program this fall in Davis. This free, six-session program is designed for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties. NAMI Basics helps parents and other family caregivers of children understand the illnesses […]

Speedy planes will fly a pylon course

The public is invited to attend the Woodland Davis Aeromodelers’ first radio-control airplane pylon race Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 12-13. Competitors from California, Oregon, Arizona and Utah will race high-speed models around a three-pylon course at speeds of up to 190 mph. The event will be held at the Woodland Davis Model Airplane Field on County […]

Acorn harvest set Sept. 12 at Bobcat Ranch

The Putah Creek Council is in need of volunteers on Saturday, Sept. 12, to help harvest acorns at Bobcat Ranch in Winters. This is a Yolo Creek and Community Partnership event, sponsored by the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation. California’s oaks provide food and habitat for deer, elk, squirrels, rabbits, bears, livestock and many species of […]