Pets of the week

Lots of animals are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Bunny (No. 123871), a 1-year-old spayed female domestic short-haired brown kitten. Also hoping for a good home is Parker (No. 124847), a 5-year-old neutered male white Lhasa Apso mix. Fees are charged […]

May 13, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

For the record

Friday’s story about Lara Downes’ upcoming concerts should have noted that her quotes were excerpted from “From Lara Downes: Billie Holiday and me,” a guest blog post she published on Feb. 6, 2014, on Greg Sandow’s blog “Sandow.”

May 13, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

School board to discuss district complaint process on Thursday

The Davis school board will review existing policy and procedures relating to the school district’s complaint process at its meeting Thursday evening. Trustees also will consider the feasibility of changing existing practices to include “specific triggers that will alert the school board during a complaint.” The board will meet at 7 p.m. in the Community […]

May 13, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Workshop teaches folks how to use walking poles

A popular workshop, “Walking Poles for Mobility and Exercise,” taught by Jeannette Hogan, returns to the Davis Senior Center this month. Participants will learn to walk with confidence and ease while experiencing a full-bodied exercise. The workshop includes instruction on effective use of walking poles and movements that enhance, protect and invigorate the walking experience. […]

May 13, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Shop Davis: local business, powered by the people

Nina Gatewood rummages through the purse she bought at recently closed nestware, which holds the makeup bag she bought from Riki. She walks along F Street through downtown, past The Paint Chip, where she bought frames for her Christmas gifts. She touches her gold hoop earrings she bought here in Davis, too, laughing.

“God, I’m starting to realize I shop a lot here, when you start to list it.”

Gatewood, the marketing director for Davis Downtown, lives what she preaches: Shop Davis, a new outreach program scheduled to launch Tuesday.

Memorial Day ceremony planned at Davis Cemetery

The Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6949 will host its annual Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday, May 26, at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road. The ceremony will feature the Davis Brass Ensemble, Davis Children’s Chorale and the Davis High School Madrigals. The keynote speaker will be U.S. Air Force veteran […]

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

Avid Reader program showcases female writers

Authors Judith Newton, Jessica Levine and Rossandra White will read from and discuss their works at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. Their recent books are published by She Writes Press, a Bay Area publisher founded to serve members of She Writes, the largest global community of […]

May 13, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis City Council meets Tuesday

Learn more What: Davis City Council meeting When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Where: Community Chambers, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Watch it: Live on Comcast Channel 16 or AT&T U-Verse Channel 99, or as streaming video at

May 11, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Check it out

What: Whole Earth Festival, themed “Curiosity Connects,” featuring music, food, crafts When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday Where: UC Davis Quad Highlights Sunday: Documentary “Flow” screened at 10 a.m. in Young Hall; French folk funk fusion music by Dgiin, 2:20 p.m. on the Quad Stage Admission: Free Info:

May 11, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Grim fire season opens in California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After months of warning that drought-stricken California is facing a potentially devastating wildfire season, officials are telling residents it’s time to get serious about clearing brush from backyards, creating evacuation plans and exercising caution with equipment that can throw sparks. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or CalFire, declared […]

May 11, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Davis woman proves you’re never too old to skydive

It all started as a gag gift from Ed Beoshanz to Sally Maness on her 90th birthday in January: a certificate to go skydiving. “I gave it to her as a joke,” Beoshanz said, “and told her, ‘You have to use it before you’re 100.’ ” Maness said she knew he meant it as a […]

May 11, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Did shaking or a fall cause baby’s fatal injuries?

WOODLAND — Two brain-injury experts figuratively duked it out in a Yolo County courtroom last week, offering dueling theories as to what could have caused a 3-month-old boy’s fatal injuries in the autumn of 2012. The prosecution’s expert, UC Davis Medical Center neuropathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu, said there’s no doubt in his mind that Samuel […]

May 11, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Anti-Dodd mailer falls shy of truth

Mailers containing half-truths about Napa County Supervisor Bill Dodd arrived last week in the mailboxes of Assembly District 4 voters. They were paid for by a political action committee, Opportunity PAC, funded by the United Food and Commercial Workers, American Federation of State, Council and Municipal Employees and other unions that also are backing Davis Mayor Pro […]

May 11, 2014 | Posted in State government | Tagged ,

City to consider spending more money on public power inquiry

Learn more What: Davis City Council meeting When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Where: Community Chambers, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Watch it: Live on Comcast Channel 16 or AT&T U-Verse Channel 99, or as streaming video at The City Council will consider spending $85,000 Tuesday night on a plan to break away from Pacific Gas & Electric […]

May 11, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,