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Davis enrollment is up, just a little

The figures are still very preliminary, and the increase is small. But it appears that the Davis school district might be experiencing an incremental uptick in enrollment — as in, something like 57 students — as the new school year began this week. Associate Superintendent Clark Bryant told the Davis school board at Thursday’s meeting that 8,685 […]

Vehicle blamed for I-80 grass fires

A passing vehicle is believed to have caused three separate grass fires Thursday along Interstate 80 in Davis. Davis Fire Department Division Chief Paul Swanson said all three fires were reported simultaneously at 2:12 p.m., charring the vegetation on the freeway’s north side. One blaze broke out east of the Richards Boulevard offramp and two […]

Sign-ups for elementary music program scheduled

Students in grades 4-6 in the Davis public schools will have a chance to sign up for the district’s instrumental music program next month. The program is free of charge and includes weekly pull-out music classes at each school site. Families who cannot afford to rent or purchase an instrument will be provided one by the […]

Be an Aggie Tradition-keeper

Sneaking out of their dorms in the middle of the night way back in 1912 to welcome UC Davis alumni for Homecoming weekend launched the tradition of Pajamarino. Today, that tradition lives on as students and community members — joined by the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh and Spirit Squad — gather at the Davis Amtrak […]

Hospice offers loss-of-spouse support group

Yolo Hospice’s eight-week support group for those who have lost a spouse or partner meets from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays from Sept. 22 to Nov. 17 (the group will not meet on Oct. 20). This group is for people who have experienced the death of a spouse or partner and are at least three months from their loss. Yolo Hospice is […]

KDVS broadcasting again after troubles with transmitter, website

Campus community station KDVS came back on the air at 90.3 FM on Wednesday night, after a series of problems with the station’s transmitter and backup transmitter. And the KDVS website — www.kdvs.org, which had been offline due to an unrelated problem apparently stemming from changes to the Associated Students of UC Davis computer system — […]

Can you give them a home?

Sugar is a 1-year-old medium-sized spayed female poodle/Bischon cross who looks like a miniature sheepdog! She has a charismatic, cheerful and curious disposition, gets along well with other dogs and is young enough that she probably could learn to get along with cats. She’s housebroken and walks well on a leash. Skid is a 1-year-old dark silver and white spayed […]

Doggy Dash 5K will benefit wounded K-9 officers

The UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital will sponsor the Doggy Dash 5K road race as part of the Golden Valley Harriers’ Labor Day Races. The event will begin at 7:45 a.m. Monday, Sept. 7, in Central Park, Fourth and C streets,. The Doggy Dash provides an opportunity for both serious and recreational road racers […]

‘Davis Children’s Nutcracker’ applications due Sept. 11

Applications for the 39th annual “Davis Children’s Nutcracker” are due Friday, Sept. 11, at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. All children ages 6 to 12 can apply to be in the show, which will be presented Dec. 16-20 with rehearsals beginning Nov. 30. For nearly four decades, the “Davis Children’s Nutcracker” has thrilled audiences — […]

Explorit: Lecture series returns with Food for Thought

Explorit Science Center’s lecture series begins with a presentation on agriculture and biotechnology on Tuesday, Sept. 1, with “Food for Thought: Innovations and Opportunities for Animal Breeding” by UC Davis professor Alison Van Eenennaam. All are welcome at 7 p.m. in the Activity Room at Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Don’t miss this interesting and thought-provoking talk on how […]

Arts Center offers back-pain class

The Davis Arts Center is offering a new six-week class titled “Free Yourself from Low Back Pain the Feldenkrais Way” from 6:30 to 7:30 pm Wednesdays starting Sept. 23. Teacher Jeannette Hogan reports that  participants will learn to relax overused muscles, ease discomfort and create a greater sense of vitality by exploring simple movements in […]

Willett hosts sports gear sale

Willett Elementary School invites families to stock up on fall sports gear at a sale Saturday, Aug. 29, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the school quad, 1207 Sycamore Lane. Proceeds from the fundraiser will support the Willett Outdoor Education Program. Families can donate gently used and outgrown sports equipment, and pick up new […]

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 […]

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