Bell-ringers sought for holiday drive

Be there with bells on! Well, what local Salvation Army supporters really want is people to be there to ring the bell — the holiday kettle drive bell, that is. Volunteer bell-ringers are being recruited to man the kettles between Monday, Dec. 2, and Monday, Dec. 23. To sign up for a shift at the […]

November 27, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Meeting examines minority youths’ contact with juvenile justice system

All are invited to attend a training Tuesday evening in Woodland as part of local efforts to reduce disproportionate detention and contact with the juvenile justice system for youths of color. In Yolo County, the most disproportionate representation is among Latino youths. The training session, sponsored by the Yolo County Juvenile Probation Department, will run […]

November 19, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis Community Gift Project underway again

The Davis Community Gift Project is back again, promising a better holiday season for disadvantaged children in the community. Now in its 17th year, the project collects donations of new toys for low-income and homeless children, as well as those in group homes. Community members can sign up to donate a gift at by selecting a […]

December 12, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Family Holiday Festival benefits Winters Community Library

The Winters Friends of the Library will present the annual Family Holiday Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave. Activities include crafts for the children, live music performances, holiday wreaths for sale, the Scholastic Book Fair, food from Mrs. Claus’ Café and more. Santa […]

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

Community planting day set Sunday at Arboretum garden

Local volunteers will get a chance to be part of something long-lasting as they gather for a community planting day from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday in the California Native Plant GATEway Garden behind the Davis Commons shopping center. The garden is taking shape in a once-empty lot behind the downtown shopping plaza, becoming a vibrant […]

November 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Peregrine School offers after-hours enrichment

Peregrine Elementary School in South Davis offers a variety of after-school classes for students in grades K-8 that also are open to students from throughout the community. Current offerings include beginning French; group and private music instruction in recorder, guitar and flute; and filmmaking. To learn more, or to register, visit the Peregrine School website […]

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

Journalist will talk about the Israel Lobby

Veteran Middle East analyst, journalist and radio commentator Jeffrey Blankfort will speak on “The Israel Lobby and U.S. Middle East Policy and the Threat of War with Iran,” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. His free talk, sponsored by the Davis Committee for Palestinian Rights, will be in the Valente Room at the Davis Senior […]

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

Yolo County helps you clean up hazards during the holidays

Weekly collection of household hazardous waste at the Yolo County Central Landfill will continue every Friday and Saturday, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., through the winter holiday season, with the exception of Friday, Nov. 29. The landfill, at 44090 County Road 28H northeast of Davis, will be open for non-hazardous waste on Nov. 29, […]

November 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Volunteers wrap up Russell Boulevard Tree Project

Twenty-five Tree Davis volunteers, led by director Keith McAleer, planted 45 valley oak trees on Saturday, Nov. 9, along the bike path west of Davis on Saturday as part of the Russell Boulevard Tree Project. The Russell bike path now has trees planted alongside it from County Road 98, “Cactus Corner” to County Road 95A, […]

November 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Paws for Thought: Abandoning a pet in the countryside is cruel, and illegal

Most Yolo County residents live in one of its four cities and don’t think about the rural area unless it’s to visit a farm, enjoy an outdoor activity … or maybe to dump a pet. Sadly, abandoning pets in the countryside happens more often than you’d think and the responsibility of dealing with this problem […]

November 19, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Yolo Crisis Nursery: Jeweler’s a true holiday gem

By Becky Heard To Frank Acosta, owner of 3rd Street Jeweler in downtown Davis, giving back is just what you do. That’s why, once again, the jeweler will host a holiday giving tree benefiting local kids in need. This year, children receiving services at the Yolo Crisis Nursery will be the recipients. “I chose the […]

November 20, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Concilio honors scholarship recipients

Fourteen students, including two from Davis High School, were honored with scholarships at the 29th annual Concilio Recognition Dinner/Dance & Scholarship Fundraiser. The event on Oct. 19 drew more than 400 people to Waite Hall at the Yolo County Fairgrounds in Woodland. Two students from each of the seven comprehensive high schools in Yolo County […]

November 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Gibson House Christmas Gala benefits museum programs

Supporters of the Gibson House Museum are invited to ring in the holiday season at the Gibson House Christmas Gala, from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the historic Lowe-Hohenwarter home, 458 First St. in Woodland. The home was built in 1890 and had several owners prior to the Hohenwarters, who purchased it […]

November 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis club to hear about four seasons of fishing

Jeff Bright will highlight fly-fishing opportunities spanning the globe and the yearly calendar — from steelhead, chinook and coho in the Pacific Northwest to sea trout in Argentina, Atlantic salmon in Russia and huge sea-run char in the Canadian Arctic — when he speaks Tuesday, Nov. 26, in Davis. The Fly Fishers of Davis will […]

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