School board to explore idea of earlier start for school year

The Davis school board will consider the possibility of a major change in the school year — moving up the start of classes by five to 10 days in August, and ending earlier as a result — when trustees meet Thursday night. If such a change ultimately is made, it would mean that the fall […]

November 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Friends, family mourn tragic loss

Family members and friends of 32-year-old Leslie Pinkston are grieving the loss of the longtime Winters resident, who was fatally shot Monday morning on Railroad Avenue downtown. “She was a beautiful soul,” said her mother, Carla Crane. “She was very kind, but she would stand up for herself, too. She loved people. She didn’t just […]

November 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Supporters of stroke victim use social media to raise funds

Supporters of Kellie Palmer — a Davis resident and owner of the recently opened Sanctuary Salon in downtown Davis, who is recovering from a stroke — are raising funds through crowdtilt.com to help her during this critical period of rehabilitation. Community members interested in supporting Palmer’s recovery are invited to donate directly through the crowd tilt website. The […]

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Transition program celebrates its first graduation

Many former offenders struggle to find success because the transition to life after incarceration is difficult. There are a variety of challenges, such as a lack of job training, lack of a high school diploma or equivalent, and the absence of valuable life skills. The Yolo County Day Reporting Center, which opened in February, provides […]

November 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Some city offices will close for Thanksgiving week

Several city offices will be closed or have altered hours during Thanksgiving week. The following offices will be closed from Friday, Nov. 22, through Friday, Nov. 29: * City Hall (City Manager’s Office, Finance, Community Development and Sustainability, Public Works Administration) * Community Services Corporation Yard, 1818 Fifth St. * Fire Department business office, 530 Fifth […]

November 21, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Davis Community Meals plans two holiday feasts

Davis Community Meals will host two Thanksgiving meals this holiday season. The first will be served from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 640 Hawthorn Lane. And all are welcome to attend the 10th annual Thanksgiving Day feast from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, also at St. Martin’s. The regular […]

November 20, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Program planned Friday on pandemic viruses

The UC Davis Genome Center and Savithramma Dinesh-Kumar will present a discussion of pandemic viruses in the genomics era from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. Almost 100 years ago, the Spanish H1N1 influenza virus caused the worst pandemic in history, resulting in the death […]

November 21, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis Chamber mixer is Thursday

The Davis Chamber of Commerce and West Yost Associates invite local residents to this month’s evening social, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at West Yost Associates’ Davis office, 2020 Research Park Drive, Suite 100. Guests will enjoy mixing with members of Davis’ business community as well as food, drinks and a raffle, courtesy of […]

November 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Work wraps up on Fifth Street sidewalks

Work on the Fifth Street Corridor Improvement Project is wrapping for the year. According to a city news release, the sidewalks, ramps and curbs have been completed and all corners are open and accessible. The contractor will finish the landscaping around the corners this week.There may be some minor activity during the next couple of weeks […]

November 21, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Libraries will close for Thanksgiving

All branches of the Yolo County Library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28-29. Libraries will reopen on the next day they are typically open. The Yolo County Library’s administration and Archives & Records Center also will be closed on these days. Delivery of books and media on a “holds […]

November 27, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Water Resources Association announces 2014 board leadership

The Water Resources Association of Yolo County has announced the re-election of Woodland City Councilman Bill Marble as chairman of the board of directors for 2014. The elections were held at the regular board meeting on Nov. 18. Other elected officers include Vice Chair Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, mayor of Winters, and Treasurer Tim O’Halloran, general manager […]

November 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Help feed the hungry

Getting ready for their annual Can Tree drive — done in conjunction with Davis postal carriers — are Davis Realtors, from left, Cory Gold, Laura Murray, Bob Bockwinkel and Julie Leonard. All food collected Saturday will go to the Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee’s food closet in Davis. Bockwinkel and Will Benware, who are co-chairing the […]

November 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Stegner Fellow reads poetry with UCD prof

The Poetry Night Reading Series welcomes Austin Smith back to Davis for a special evening of poetry beginning at 8 p.m. Thursday at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. Opening for Smith will be Greg Glazner of the Creative Writing Program at UC Davis. Smith is a Wallace Stegner Fellow in […]

November 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Tune in to KDRT for a ‘BLT’

“BLT” could be much more than the name of a sandwich. It could provide a three-sided frame for making every day a good day. If you’re curious, tune in to “Through the Looking Glass” at 4 p.m. Thursday on KDRT, 95.7 FM, with Dr. Gitane, a psychotherapist and life coach. Dr. G offers practical and […]

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