The fifth annual Tour de Cluck is soon to be hatched

The fifth annual Tour de Cluck — a family- and fowl-friendly event — returns Saturday, May 24, with its signature bicycle tour, or “coop crawl,” of local chicken coops. Funds raised by the tour benefit the programs of Davis Farm to School. Bicycle tour tickets are $15 for general and $10 for seniors and students […]

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

Ortiz lawn signs available

Jesse Ortiz, a candidate for Yolo County superintendent of schools, has yard signs available. To request that one be delivered for your lawn, call 530-669-7792 or email [email protected] Signs also may be picked up any Saturday morning at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park, where Ortiz is available to meet and discuss his candidacy.

April 20, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sign up soon for spring cooking classes

The schedule for spring cooking classes at the Davis Food Co-op is now available online at The Co-op, 620 G St., offers a wide range of classes for children and adults, with prices ranging from $7 to $40 per class. Private classes for birthday parties and corporate team-building are also available. By member request, […]

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

Learn survival skills at Cache Creek Preserve

Local residents can tune up their survival skills by attending a workshop Saturday, April 26, at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve west of Woodland. Participants will learn how to get a fire going without a lighter or matches, starting the fire by friction using a modified bow drill technique or with a sparker. Participants also […]

April 23, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Hotel/conference center info meeting set

Community members are invited to an informational open house on the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center proposed for Olive Drive and Richards Boulevard near downtown Davis. The meeting will run from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the University Park Inn & Suites Conference Room, 1111 Richards Blvd. Hotelier Ashok Patel will offer an […]

April 24, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Speak French, Spanish or Italian at bookstore groups

Language lovers have a home at Logos Books, 513 Second St. in downtown Davis. La Table Française meets there from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month; the next meeting is Wednesday, May 14. El Círculo Español meets from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the third Monday of every month, with the […]

May 06, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Competing views of teacher tenure on view in California case

By Jennifer Medina LOS ANGELES — These are two vastly different portraits of California’s education system. In one, poor and minority students are frequently placed in front of incompetent teachers whose blackboards are filled with basic misspellings and who play irrelevant movies instead of devising lesson plans for class time. In the other, the vast […]

April 19, 2014 | Posted in Local News

Salon hosts cutathon to benefit Lake Tahoe

Strands Salon, an Aveda concept salon in downtown Davis, is hosting a fundraising cutathon from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at 135 F St. “Get a great haircut at a great price — just $25,” a news release said. “Plus, 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the League to Save Lake […]

April 22, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Hub webpage is seeing traffic increasing

The number of views to The Hub’s website,, already has risen, increasing on average from 43 daily views in 2010 to 315 in 2014. The Hub staff also is on the rise, with record-breaking enrollment of 43 students in The Hub class, and 55 in Journalism 1.

April 20, 2014 | Posted in Our Sunday Best | Tagged ,

Hub of activity: DHS newspaper keeps evolving

Some say that journalism is a dying art, but The Hub newspaper at Davis High School has found a way to keep up with ever-changing trends through its website,

“Both products (the newspaper and website) have equal status and distinct missions,” said DHS teacher Kelly Wilkerson, The Hub’s adviser. “The mission of the website is to inform and update on breaking news, while the purpose of the newspaper is to analyze, explain and entertain.”

When Wilkerson first took over the class in 2004 …

City will honor three with Environmental Recognition Awards

Richard Bourne, Mark Braly and Isao Fujimoto will be honored by the city of Davis with its 2014 Environmental Recognition Awards. The trio were selected by the Davis Natural Resources Commission and will receive their awards at the City Council meeting Tuesday, April 22. The commission created the awards in 1995 to honor and recognize […]

April 22, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Call of the Wolf’ is an Earth Day celebration

Learn more What: “Call of the Wolf”: an Earth Day celebration When: 2:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27 Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St., Davis Admission: $10 adults, $5 children Preregister: at Info: [email protected] Local residents can enter a wolf’s world at an Earth Day presentation of “Call of the Wolf,” featuring a performance of “Journey,” the story of a lone […]

April 22, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Former caretaker convicted of murder, elder abuse

WOODLAND — A former Davis man’s failure to properly care for an elderly man, who prosecutors say died as a result of the neglect, amounted to second-degree murder, a Yolo County jury ruled Thursday after less than a day of deliberations. The panel also found James Matthew Mattos guilty of elder abuse and financial theft […]

April 18, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Ukraine insurgents reject call to quit buildings

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Dashing hopes of progress raised by a diplomatic deal in Geneva, pro-Russian insurgents who have occupied government buildings in more than 10 Ukrainian cities said Friday they will not leave them until the country’s interim government resigns. Denis Pushilin of the self-appointed Donetsk People’s Republic told reporters the insurgents do not […]

April 18, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,