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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.

How fast summer passed; school’s back!

The new school year began Wednesday for the roughly 8,500 students in the Davis school district. And for students entering kindergarten and transitional kindergarten classes, it was literally their first day at school.

One of the new kindergartners at Montgomery Elementary was Lucero Valle, who came to school holding a snack prepared by her mother Marina.

“I’ve got a Z-bar, and a cheese stick and drinking yogurt,” Lucero announced, adding, “I picked out my clothes for today by myself” — a pink outfit with the words “Pretty Sweet” on the shirt.

Drought-plagued California readies for El Niño storms

By Amy Taxin SANTA ANA (AP) — While drought-plagued California is eager for rain, the forecast of a potentially Godzilla-like El Niño event has communities clearing out debris basins, urging residents to stock up on emergency supplies and even talking about how a deluge could affect the 50th Super Bowl. Roofers, on the other hand, […]

Mayor slams permit process for street hoops

Don’t call the basketball police yet. Mayor Dan Wolk expressed irritation Tuesday night that the city would consider requiring permits for portable street basketball hoops, before leading a vote to strip hoop language out of a proposed rule that would give police discretion to regulate things blocking residential streets. “I didn’t hear a large outcry about hoops and […]

Happy birthday, UCD School of Law!

Dean Kevin R. Johnson on Tuesday helps kick off the UC Davis School of Law’s 50th anniversary year. More than 200 people gathered in the King Hall courtyard for the noontime celebration — complete with cake and special T-shirts. The audience included faculty, staff and other friends of the school — and students, too, who […]

For the record

A photo caption published Sunday, Aug. 16, accompanying a feature story about Joy and Bob Snell’s lawn-conversion project attributed a statement to Joy Snell that she did not say — “envy of the neighborhood.” We regret the error and any embarrassment experienced by the couple as a result.

Davis Neighbors’ Night Out brings residents together

Planning for a party * Sign up to be a party sponsor by filling out the form on the city of Davis website: http://www.cityofdavis.org/neighbors * Email your neighbors to discuss and plan food, drinks and entertainment. Be sure to invite everyone in your neighborhood * Host your block party in a common area so that […]

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