Journalist to discuss her new book on India at The Avid Reader

Journalist Cheryl Colopy will talk about her book “Dirty, Sacred Rivers: Confronting South Asia’s Water Crisis,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in Davis. “Dirty, Sacred Rivers” explores South Asia’s increasingly urgent water crisis, taking readers on a journey through North India, Nepal and Bangladesh, from the Himalaya […]

October 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

See sandhill cranes on Yolo Audubon field trip

Community members are invited to join the Yolo Audubon Society on a free field trip Sunday to see sandhill cranes and other wintering birds at the Cosumnes River Preserve and along Woodbridge Road north of Lodi. This trip builds on Yolo Audubon’s recent public meeting featuring a world expert on cranes. Sandhill cranes spend the winter […]

October 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Homecoming features ‘Devils through the Decades’

“Devils through the Decades” is the theme of this year’s Davis High School Homecoming, which kicked off with a rally and dance last Friday and concludes with this Friday’s football game against Monterey Trail at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium.

In between, students have been busily designing class floats for Friday’s parade through downtown Davis and celebrating spirit days at school.

Student Madi Yule, chairwoman of this year’s parade committee, said sophomores, juniors and seniors have all been building their floats in separate locations “to keep it a secret and make it a little more fun the day of the event.”

In addition to class floats, the parade will feature …

County program lets ex-offenders ‘clean up’ prior records

Yolo County Public Defender Tracie Olson announced this week the launch of the Record Mitigation and Community Reintegration Clinic. The result of a collaboration between the Public Defender’s Office and UC Davis’ King Hall School of Law, the clinic will help rehabilitated offenders clean up their criminal records to remove barriers to economic stability and […]

October 10, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Warm Remembrance family picnic postponed

A family picnic scheduled for Oct. 20 to celebrate the forthcoming Warm Remembrance Family Play Area project at Redwood Park has been postponed indefinitely, organizers say. The U.S. Air Force Band, which had been scheduled to provide entertainment at the event, is now unavailable on that date and is further affected by the federal government […]

October 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pair arrested on drug, stolen property charges

Yolo County sheriff’s deputies arrested two people Sunday on suspicion of possessing drugs and stolen property. Sheriff’s spokesman Mark Persons said a deputy was patrolling the Merritt’s Landing boat ramp on South River Road in Clarksburg at about 10:20 a.m. when he came upon two people sleeping in an illegally parked vehicle. “A search of […]

October 09, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

DSIS hosts elementary info night

The Davis School for Independent Study will host an information night for families interested in home schooling their kindergartners through sixth-graders. It will begin at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the school district administrative offices, 526 B St. The Davis home school program includes home-based, parent-guided education; weekly meetings with a supervising teacher; workshops […]

October 18, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Team cares for rare, aging Sumatran tiger

As surgery wrapped up here on Tuesday, those in the operating room took turns posing for pictures and petting the broad head of their patient.

Patients don’t come much more unique than Castro.

At 15 years old, the Sacramento Zoo resident stands as the oldest breeding Sumatran tiger among the 120 critically endangered animals in captivity. Fewer than 700 of their kind remain in the wild.

““It’s incredible that the community is able to come together and really provide Castro with the best possible quality of care …”

County’s aging alliance identifies gaps in services

WOODLAND — Food insecurity, transportation issues, insufficient mental health care and elder abuse are among the most significant issues facing Yolo County’s senior citizens, according to a report presented to county supervisors on Tuesday. The report, commissioned by the Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance, found that gaps in services for seniors have opened as the county’s population of […]

October 09, 2013 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Transient faces child molest charges

A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under age 14 in connection with an incident that occurred in Davis earlier this year, police said. Mark Anthony Troyer, a transient, was taken into custody by Woodland police Monday on the outstanding warrant, Davis police Lt. Glenn Glasgow […]

October 09, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Driver injured in two-car crash

A Davis resident was hospitalized Monday following a two-car collision on Anderson Road, according to the Davis Police Department. Reports indicate Amilia Becirbegovic was traveling southbound in the 1800 block of Anderson Road and made a left turn in front of a northbound car, causing both vehicles to collide, Lt. Glenn Glasgow said. Becirbegovic, 25, […]

October 09, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Refurbished DCC education buildings will be celebrated

After extensive renovation, the Davis Community Church education buildings at the corner of Fourth and D streets downtown will be rededicated at a celebration beginning at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. The event begins with a ceremony and tours, followed by the popular Harvest Dinner potluck. All are welcome. A special invitation is extended to […]

October 09, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Photography, art celebrated at Second Friday ArtAbout

Ray Johnston’s “The Seasons of Saint Petersburg” will be on display at Ray Johnston Photography Studio, 803 Second St., Suite 302 (in the Chen Building), as part of the Second Friday ArtAbout. Courtesy photo

October 09, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davisite’s new book speaks to chronically ill people around the world

Details What: Toni Bernhard presents her new book, “How to Wake Up: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide to Navigating Joy and Sorrow” When: 2 p.m. Saturday Where: The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. Info: 530-758-4040 Davis resident Toni Bernhard has followed up her first book, “How to Be Sick,” with a new tome, “How to Wake Up.” […]

October 09, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,