Classic car show slated in Woodland

Palm Gardens Senior Living is gearing up for its annual classic car show on Monday, Aug. 25, from 2 to 3 p.m. at 240 Palm Avenue in Woodland. Admission to the car show and a barbecue is free for all participants and guests. Classic car owners are being recruited to show off their wheels. Reserve a spot […]

August 20, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

DPNS has openings for fall

Applications are still being accepted at Davis Parent Nursery School for fall nursery school and play group sessions. For more information, contact the registrars at

August 19, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

California regulators approve PG&E rate hike

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulators approved a nearly $2.4 billion rate hike for Pacific Gas & Electric Co. customers that will see the typical customer’s monthly bill increase by $7.50 starting in the fall and then even more in 2015 and again in 2016. The California Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously in favor of the […]

August 20, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Students can practice safe bike routes to junior highs

Attention, seventh-graders! Do you really want to ride your bike to junior high, but you’re not sure how best to get there? Are you a parent unsure about letting your seventh-grader pedal to school? Come join Davis Bicycles! for a practice ride. “We’ll leisurely travel the Davis Bike Loop, stop at various meeting places to chat […]

September 26, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo Farm Bureau celebrates 100 years at farm-to-table dinner

The Yolo County Farm Bureau celebrates a century of harvests at the 100th Anniversary Farm-to-Table Dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at Windmill Vineyards, 34254 County Road 19 in Woodland. Proceeds will benefit local agricultural education. The event will feature a four-course meal with wine pairings and products sourced from local farmers and ranchers. […]

August 24, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Museum sets brick dedication date

The Hattie Weber Museum has set Saturday, Sept. 6, at 2 p.m. to dedicate new bricks in its Rose Garden Patio. A reception in the museum will follow, and all are invited. The museum is at 445 C S. in Central Park. It is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Admission […]

August 21, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Shop the market at Sutter on Thursday

Local food products — produce, olive oil, honey, eggs and baked goods — are the stars at the Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market is at the hospital’s shade-covered entrance at 2000 Sutter Place, with plenty of free parking. Market items and producers include award-winning, extra virgin olive oil from Grumpy […]

August 19, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Paws for Thought: Adopting older pets is truly the gift of life

Want a pet but don’t have the time or inclination to train and socialize a puppy or kitten? Consider adopting an older pet. Here are some advantages. * No surprises: Adult pets are full-grown with established personalities, so it’s easier to find the right pet for you and your lifestyle. * Highly trainable: Surprised? In […]

August 19, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Islamic gunmen massacre Yazidi men in Iraq

By Diaa Hadid and Sameer N. Yacoub IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Islamic extremists shot scores of Yazidi men to death in Iraq, lining them up in small groups and opening fire with assault rifles before abducting their wives and children, according to an eyewitness, government officials and people who live in the area. A Yazidi […]

August 17, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Relations sour between berry growers, UCD

DAVIS (AP) — Things are souring between California’s strawberry growers and the UC Davis. The Sacramento Bee reports that growers worry a university breeding program they have long relied on for new varieties will shut down. Not so, say university officials. That assurance that hasn’t stopped an association representing growers from filing a lawsuit. Strawberry varieties developed by UC […]

August 17, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Think you can do better? Prove it

Although I issued a brief warning that the Contest to Replace the Above-Pictured Columnist was fast approaching, this will serve as the first – and last – full-scale explanation of this annual competition. I believe this is the 45th edition of the contest, matching the number of years I have toiled at this endless task, […]

August 17, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Rottweiler rescue founder dies in rural Davis home

The tragic case of dead and malnourished dogs found at a Rottweiler rescue operation in rural Davis took another sad turn Friday with the discovery that the organization’s onetime president, Elaine Greenberg, had died in her home. Greenberg’s body was found at about 1 p.m. inside her house in the 26000 block of County Road […]

August 17, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Bones, teeth found along Sacramento River

Yolo County sheriff’s officials reported the discovery of what are believed to be human bones and teeth Friday morning along the Sacramento River. A citizen walking in the area near County Road 127 north of West Sacramento discovered the remains at about 11 a.m. on a 2-foot-wide beach exposed by low water levels, sheriff’s Capt. […]

August 17, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,