Craven’s concerts to be filmed for upcoming PBS broadcast

Check it out What: Concerts by Joe Craven and Antsy McClain, filmed for broadcast on PBS When and where: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St., Winters; and 8 p.m. Friday at the Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley Tickets: $25 for Winters, available at Armadillo Music and […]

September 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Flower Arrangers plan a full year of programs

Flowers for every occasion will be the theme for the program year of the Davis Flower Arrangers, which gets underway Wednesday with a demonstration of arrangements for fall decor. Programs take place in the Community Room at International House, 10 College Park, and begin at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month. Each […]

September 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Parent groups ramp up as new school year begins

When Barbara Archer’s eldest child entered elementary school a decade ago, she remembers being “a bit shocked that the teacher had such a very small budget for classroom supplies.” Parents were asked to contribute Kleenex, Clorox wipes and other basic items. “Then I got involved in the PTA, and started to realize how much support […]

September 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Beginning synchronized swim class set

The Davis AquaStarz synchronized swim team still has openings in its upcoming beginning synchronized swim class. The class is open to all swimmers ages 6 to 18 who are comfortable in deep water and able to swim at least one lap of freestyle. The class will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and […]

September 06, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Rec Report: Every child is a champion

By Celeste Torres Remember the time you celebrated your tiny champion when he or she learned to roll over on their tummy, when they learned to crawl and then to walk? Moments like this, great or small, are moments we share and celebrate at the city of Davis Gymnastics and Dance Center. Our gymnastics and […]

September 03, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Signatures gathered for water rates initiative

Proponents of the an initiative to repeal the current water rates will be at the Davis Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday to gather signatures on their petition. The market takes place in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. “Come down to the market to sign the petition and talk to us about […]

September 03, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Name droppers: Lee appointed director of operations

Julie Lee, of Davis, has been appointed director of operations in the Office of the Governor. Lee has been a reorganizational specialist in the Office of the Governor since 2012 and served as a project manager for the Governor’s reorganization plan at the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency from 2011 to 2012. She was […]

September 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

New sheriff’s department program combats ag equipment thefts

The Yolo County Sheriff’s Department is implementing a crime-prevention program for Yolo County farmers and ranchers. The initiative, known as the Owner Applied Number (OAN) program, operates as part of the statewide Agricultural Crime Technology Information and Operations Network. Under the OAN program, farmers and ranchers are issued a unique number that can be stamped, […]

September 01, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Yolo animal shelter offers barn cats for adoption

Every month, cats come to the Yolo County Animal Services shelter that, for various reasons, are not adoptable as house pets. However, these cats can find a happy second life on a farm, ranch or other suitable outdoor home. The Yolo County Animal Shelter has a barn cat program that offers cats to those who […]

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

Egypt arrests top Sinai militant

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces said they arrested a top wanted militant Saturday in the Sinai Peninsula, while authorities reported a failed attempt to disrupt traffic on the strategic Suez Canal but gave scant detail. Canal authority chairman Mohab Mamish said a “terrorist element” had tried to disrupt navigation in the waterway by targeting […]

September 01, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Smoke from Sierra fire reaches Yosemite Valley

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) — Dense smoke from a wildfire burning in and around Yosemite National Park on Saturday hampered both suppression efforts and the prized views sought by holiday weekend tourists. For the first time since the blaze broke out in a neighboring forest two weeks ago, smoke obscured Yosemite Valley, home to the […]

September 01, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Obama to seek congressional OK for Syria action

WASHINGTON (AP) — Short on support at home and allies abroad, President Barack Obama unexpectedly stepped back from a missile attack against Syria on Saturday and instead asked Congress to support a strike punishing Bashar Assad’s regime for the alleged use of chemical weapons. With Navy ships on standby in the Mediterranean Sea ready to […]

September 01, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Women rescued from car

Two women were hospitalized Thursday morning when their car struck a pole on Pole Line Road north of East Covell Boulevard, according to the Davis Fire Department. The occupants became trapped in the vehicle following the 10:15 a.m. collision and had to be extricated by firefighters, according to Division Chief Bruce Fry. Both women were […]

September 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Historical handiwork

Longtime Davis Odd Fellow Dave Rosenberg, center, speaks Friday at the unveiling of a multi-panel mural by artists, from left, Myron Stephens, Kerry Rowland-Avrech, Bill Maul and John Natsoulas on the west-facing wall of the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. The mural, funded by a donation from Rosenberg, depicts a street scene in […]

September 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,