Brennan campaign event set in West Sac

Meet Yolo County judicial candidate John P. Brennan at an event from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at The Rivers Clubhouse, 808 Lighthouse Drive in West Sacramento. Food and refreshments will be provided for adults and children. There will be a bounce house for kids. For information about Brennan’s candidacy, visit    

April 25, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Judge candidate at Winters Youth Day

On Saturday, April 26, Larenda Delaini’s campaign for Yolo County judge will have a booth at the 78th annual Winters Youth Day. “Come meet Larenda,” a news release said, “and enjoy the Kids’ Faire, crafts, music and food booths that the celebration has to offer.” Lawn signs for Delaini’s campaign are available now. Email [email protected] […]

April 25, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Court operations disrupted

A Yolo County sheriff’s deputy removes crime-scene tape from outside the Yolo County Courthouse in Woodland, where an arson attempt was discovered Wednesday morning during a routine perimeter check. The historic building was closed and court operations disrupted until about 10 a.m. while sheriff’s officials investigated the scene, where someone had burned crumpled-up paper inside […]

April 24, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged

Widows, widowers start new chapter

All widows and widowers are invited to an organizing meeting for a new chapter of Widowed Persons Association of California, a nonprofit support and social group. The meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 24, at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. For more information, call 916-972-9722.

May 20, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Oakley to hold office hours in Davis

Yolo County Clerk/Recorder Freddie Oakley will hold “office hours” from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Peet’s Coffee & Tea in The Marketplace shopping center, 1451 W. Covell Blvd. “I am always available for meetings at my office in Woodland,” Oakley said, “but it seems to make sense to be available elsewhere in the county […]

April 25, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

School board hopefuls identify ‘most important issues’ facing district

What are the three most important issues facing the Davis school district? The eight applicants seeking appointment to the open seat on the Davis school board offered different answers to that question in their application for the job. Board members will narrow the field from eight applicants to three finalists at their May 1 meeting, […]

April 24, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

4-H members get ready for Spring Show

A lot goes into raising a pig for market.

The right feed is important, and can be expensive. Unexpected veterinary bills can take a toll. And then there is the time involved in raising a large animal.

Evan Long, 12, a student at Emerson Junior High School, knows all about that. Evan has been raising Ferguson the pig for the past four months.

He feeds Ferguson twice a day, walks him around a large, grassy pen in an effort to practice showmanship, and generally does all that needs doing to keep Ferguson healthy and growing.

“These kids work really, really hard,” his mom, Tracey Long said …

Food insecurity remains an issue for many county residents

One in six Yolo County residents lacked the resources to put food on the table on a regular basis in 2012, according to new data from Feeding America. About a third of those residents — 10,750 of them — were children, and one-third of those children were ineligible for federal nutrition programs because their family […]

April 24, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis honors ‘green’ citizens

Isao Fujimoto, a lecturer emeritus at UC Davis, above, poses for a photo with former Davis Mayor Ann Evans, after receiving the city of Davis Environmental Recognition Award at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Evans was one of the local residents who nominated Fujimoto. As a lecturer at UCD, Fujimoto mentored and inspired the community and regional […]

April 24, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fifth Street work will resume after UCD graduation

City Manager Steve Pinkerton announced at Tuesday’s Davis City Council meeting that the road re-striping for the Fifth Street safety improvements will not take place until after UC Davis commencement ceremonies are complete in mid-June. The announcement was largely greeted with approval by the majority of the City Council, but bicycle advocates like Mont Hubbard […]

April 24, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Youth sports in focus on radio program

“How She Really Does It,” a radio talk show with Koren Motekaitis, airs live from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays on KDRT, 95.7 FM, or by live webstreaming at John O’Sullivan, who spoke earlier this spring to the Davis Parent University about youth sports, is this week’s guest. He is the founder of the Changing the […]

April 24, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Rummage sale will benefit preschool

A rummage sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the big play yard at the Davis Community Church Nursery School, along Fourth Street between C and D streets. More than 50 families will contribute children’s clothing, toys and other household items. Proceeds will benefit the preschool. For more information, contact sale co-coordinator Amber Wiltermood at [email protected]

April 24, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Concert benefits South Korea exchange

A concert to benefit the Davis High School Cultural Exchange Club is planned for 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Davis Lutheran Church, 317 E. Eighth St. Performers are members of the DHS Young Musicians’ Outreach Club, including club president Rachel Baek, DHS Baroque Ensemble concertmistress Jacqueline Liu and DHS Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Brian […]

April 24, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

MOMS Club plans open house

Are you looking for fun things to do with your little one and a group of moms? Join the MOMS Club of Davis at its open house, from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, at Putah Creek Park, 1111 El Campo Ave. MOMS Club of Davis is a local nonprofit organization designed to provide […]

May 01, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,