‘Call of the Wolf’ is an Earth Day celebration

Learn more What: “Call of the Wolf”: an Earth Day celebration When: 2:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27 Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St., Davis Admission: $10 adults, $5 children Preregister: at www.cooldaviscallofthewolf.eventbrite.com Info: [email protected] Local residents can enter a wolf’s world at an Earth Day presentation of “Call of the Wolf,” featuring a performance of “Journey,” the story of a lone […]

April 22, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Former caretaker convicted of murder, elder abuse

WOODLAND — A former Davis man’s failure to properly care for an elderly man, who prosecutors say died as a result of the neglect, amounted to second-degree murder, a Yolo County jury ruled Thursday after less than a day of deliberations. The panel also found James Matthew Mattos guilty of elder abuse and financial theft […]

April 18, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Ukraine insurgents reject call to quit buildings

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Dashing hopes of progress raised by a diplomatic deal in Geneva, pro-Russian insurgents who have occupied government buildings in more than 10 Ukrainian cities said Friday they will not leave them until the country’s interim government resigns. Denis Pushilin of the self-appointed Donetsk People’s Republic told reporters the insurgents do not […]

April 18, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Appointee process clarified; staffing decisions postponed

At its meeting Thursday evening, the Davis school board spelled out the process by which an interim trustee will be appointed and heard a proposal from Superintendent Winfred Roberson covering proposed staffing increases, now that the school district’s financial picture is recovering from seven years of budget cuts. The district is proposing to hire 12 […]

April 18, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Other cities are handing over big bucks

ONE STEP BEHIND COWTOWN … Cindy at aol.com is worried that our town is falling behind — you’d better sit down — Vacaville when it comes to water conservation … writes Cindy: “I have a friend who lives in Vacaville who tells us that the city of Vacaville is doling out a whopping $1,000 per […]

April 18, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Robb Davis team to rally on Saturday

Volunteers for the Robb Davis for City Council campaign will gather on Saturday to launch a weekend of neighborhood walks for the candidate. Speakers at the “Big Walk” rally, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the home of Claire Goldstene, 1125 Bucknell Drive, will include Davis City Councilman Brett Lee and former Mayor Ken Wagstaff. Davis, […]

April 20, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Lescroart welcomes all to book-launch party

Local residents are invited to join Davis’ own New York Times bestselling author, John Lescroart, as he reads from and talks about his latest novel, “The Keeper,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 6. The party will be at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St., and features live music by Zorelli. All are welcome […]

April 20, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Calling all Scrabble fans

Scrabble lovers are invited to join members of the Unofficial Davis Scrabble Club for games starting at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Picnic in the Park, which takes place weekly from April through October in Central Park, Third and C streets. All levels of players are welcome; bring your board if you can. For more […]

April 20, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo CASA plans upcoming training

Yolo County CASA will hold orientations every Thursday at noon and the last Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. in its offices at 724 Main St., Suite 102, in Woodland. The agency trains, screens and supports volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in the foster care system. After successfully completing a 30-hour […]

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

Veterans, internees may receive overdue diplomas

The Yolo County Office of Education will award honorary high school diplomas this spring to veterans of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, along with former pupils who were interned in the United States. A high school diploma is and always has been a symbol of accomplishment. Because of war, or […]

April 23, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Tour new Woodland clinic at open house

All are welcome at an open house celebration at the newly opened Hansen Family Health Center, 215 W. Beamer St. in Woodland. The fun runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 9. CommuniCare Health Centers opened the clinic, named in honor of Dr. Bob and Suzanne Hansen, in mid-March. Light refreshments will be served, […]

May 09, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Rotary Barbecue tickets available now

Tickets are on sale now — and available online for the first time — for the 37th annual Rotary Barbecue, which runs from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 17, in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. The event is organized by and benefits all three Davis Rotary clubs — Sunrise, Noon and Sunset. Significant volunteer […]

May 16, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

For the record

Former Davis resident Tanya Chalupa’s book-signing Friday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., is at 7:30 p.m. An incorrect time was published earlier this week. Chalupa is the co-author of “A Rookie Cop Vs. The West Coast Mafia.”

April 18, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Food for the hungry

Eileen Barrera, a staff member at the Center for Families at Montgomery Elementary School, arranges bags of food to be picked up Thursday afternoon at the school. Thanks to the Yolo Food Bank, 1,300 families throughout the county are receiving a ham, turkey or chicken, plus an assortment of fresh produce and a variety of […]

April 18, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,