I-House offers language, workout classes

International House, Davis, is offering a new and continuing language class — beginning Sanskrit and beginning Italian — and a Zumba class this month and in January. Michela Huang-Ciofi will teach a beginning Italian class starting Friday at 4 p.m. in the Hagan Room at I-House, 10 College Park. UC Davis student Pushun Sheth will […]

December 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Safe Routes to School project seeks community input

Parents and others interested in ensuring a safe route to school for Davis children are invited to attend a community forum Wednesday evening. The results of the Safe Routes to School walk and bike audit report project will be released at the event, which runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center, […]

December 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo Hospice offers help to cope through holidays

In grieving the loss of a loved one, the holidays can be especially difficult. Coping sessions are being offered in English and Spanish from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the Yolo Hospice offices, 1909 Galileo Court, Suite A, in South Davis. This workshop will provide practical and […]

December 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Get some ho-ho-ho at your home

By special arrangement with the Davis Odd Fellows, Santa Claus will be making the rounds of homes in Davis, Woodland, Winters and Dixon on several nights before he heads off for his Christmas Eve travels. Local residents can reserve a visit by Jolly Ol’ St. Nick by calling 530-757-2216. The cost is $50 for a […]

December 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

BART train gets stuck in tunnel

OAKLAND (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit train’s emergency brakes malfunctioned Wednesday, stranding hundreds of passengers in a tunnel and sending at least nine people to hospitals, officials said. Oakland Fire Battalion Chief Melinda Drayton said the nine were among 11 passengers who were treated for medical issues. The extent of their […]

December 05, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Western cold snap expected to last a week

DENVER (AP) — The jet stream hunkered to the south Wednesday, promising to bring nearly a week of temperatures that could dip to minus-20 or worse in the northern midsection of the country, and forcing much of the rest of the nation to deal with unexpectedly cool temperatures. The wintry blast delighted Rocky Mountain ski […]

December 05, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Garzon sentencing delayed until January

WOODLAND — The sentencing hearing in a Davis hate-crime case has been postponed until January while attorneys determine whether a plea agreement reached earlier this fall needs to be revised. Clayton Daniel Garzon pleaded no contest in September to a felony, battery causing serious bodily injury, with a hate-crime enhancement for the March 10 beating […]

December 05, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Woodland police seek armed robbery suspect

Woodland police are seeking a suspect who robbed a Cash for Gold employee of her purse Wednesday morning. Sgt. Steve Guthrie said the woman was unlocking the front door of the business at 78 W. Court St. shortly after 10:30 a.m. when she felt someone grabbing her purse. She turned to find a man brandishing […]

December 05, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Check it out

What: Davis Art Center Holiday Sale, featuring 70 artisans and crafters, Paint-It-Yourself Ceramics Studio, Kids Craft Room, Children’s Secret Store and silent auction to fund high school art scholarships When: noon-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday Where: Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Also: Soup, kettle corn, coffee and hot […]

December 05, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Religious displays are perfectly appropriate

LET THERE BE LIGHTS … I find it interesting that the annual lighting of a menorah on public property in Davis seems to be welcomed by one and all, while the lighting of a menorah on the state Capitol grounds in Sacramento brings all sorts of critics out of the closet … noted Rabbi Shmary […]

December 05, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Supervisors allocate funds to help fight increase in teen smoking

WOODLAND — Youth smoking in Yolo County more than doubled between 2007 and 2011, according to Yolo County Health Officer Dr. Constance Caldwell. “This is alarming,” Caldwell told county supervisors during their meeting on Tuesday. “If our youth begin smoking in increased numbers,” she said, “we will see this continue into adulthood.” That, in turn, […]

December 05, 2013 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Artisans, crafters showcased at Art Center Holiday Sale

Check it out What: Davis Art Center Holiday Sale, featuring 70 artisans and crafters, Paint-It-Yourself Ceramics Studio, Kids Craft Room, Children’s Secret Store and silent auction to fund high school art scholarships When: noon-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday Where: Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Also: Soup, kettle corn, […]

December 05, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Window decorating contest lights up downtown

The wonder of the holiday season will come alive in the windows of downtown Davis businesses. A total of 34 businesses will be competing for top honors of having the best holiday window decorations in the second annual contest sponsored by Davis Downtown. A panel of judges will stroll downtown streets, enjoying the festive window […]

December 05, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Downtown shoppers can win a $100 gift card

Downtown Davis shoppers have the opportunity to get a bit more than simply the perfect gifts for everyone on their lists this holiday season. Shoppers who spend more than $100 at retail stores downtown may submit their receipts for purchases made between Nov. 29 and Dec. 24 by mail, fax or email. Mail them to […]

December 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,