Libraries celebrate Native American Heritage Month

The Yolo County Library is recognizing Native American Heritage Month in November with an exhibit from the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation on display at several branch libraries. Related film screenings are planned throughout the month. Films planned at the Stephens Branch Library in Davis, 315 E. 14th St., include “Thunderheart” (1992, rated R) at 1 […]

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

Fundraiser will help build a school in rural Ethiopia

On Saturday, the Davis community is invited to attend an Evening in Ethiopia, hosted by Bottles for Poverty, at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. The event runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and features a night of Ethiopian culture and entertainment. Admission is free to all, and dinner will be provided by the Queen […]

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

Journalist speaks on the Middle East

UC Davis Middle East/South Asia Studies presents a public lecture by Roger Cohen, a columnist for the New York Times, on Monday, Nov. 25, in Ballroom B of the UCD Conference Center. A reception begins at 6 p.m., with the lecture, “Bitter Spring: The Middle East after its Revolution,” at 7 p.m. Cohen joined The New York […]

November 15, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Woodland school sets holiday boutique

Holy Rosary School in Woodland will hold its 11th annual Holiday Crafts and Gifts Boutique on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 22-23. The Friday evening’s DeVine Pre-Show is from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Holy Rosary Community Center, 575 California St. in Woodland. Wine enthusiasts and shoppers over the age of 21 will enjoy an […]

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

Explorit: November fun, from Brownies to bonsai

Mark your calendars because November is going to be a busy month at Explorit Science Center. From a beginning bonsai workshop to a Brownie badge day and more, there will be something for everyone this month. Explorit’s first special event of November is a collaboration with Da Vinci High School science students for an evening […]

November 08, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Dine at Dos Coyotes to benefit DHS FFA

Who wants to cook dinner when you can eat at Dos Coyotes? On Tuesday between 5 and 9 p.m., the Davis High School Future Farmers of America Boosters will have a fundraiser at both the Dos Coyotes restaurants in Davis, at The Marketplace in North Davis and the Oakshade Town Center in South Davis. A […]

November 10, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Twitter stock opens up 73 percent

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter’s stock debut up 73 above its IPO price, valuing Twitter at more than $31 billion. Twitter’s trading debut is the most highly anticipated since Facebook’s last year. Twitter will trade under the ticker symbol “TWTR.” Twitter priced the initial public offering of stock at $26 per share, valuing the company […]

November 07, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Company restocking lifts economic growth

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy expanded at a 2.8 percent annual rate from July through September, a surprising acceleration ahead of the 16-day partial government shutdown. But much of the strength came from a buildup in company stockpiling. Home construction also rose, and state and local governments spent at their fastest pace in four […]

November 07, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

FDA to ban artery-clogging trans fats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Heart-clogging trans fats have been slowly disappearing from grocery aisles and restaurant menus in the last decade. Now, the Food and Drug Administration is finishing the job. The FDA planned to announce Thursday it will require the food industry to gradually phase out all trans fats, saying they are a threat to […]

November 07, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Mail targets potties, plastic and pickles

Although the U.S. Postal Service is in deep, deep trouble unless we start paying two bucks a pop for a postage stamp, my mom taught me to always answer my mail. So here goes. Writes Susan at sbcglobal.net — “Dear Bob: My son encountered a problem at the new bathroom by the playground at Central […]

November 07, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Yolo at war: Warbirds left their mark at airport

Take a walk around the grounds of the Yolo County Airport with Ed Beoshanz.

“Look there. These are some of the old concrete pads,” the lifelong local resident points out.

No longer used, these circular turnouts occasionally feature ancient rebar tie-downs and long-ignored approaches.

“Over by that turnout…” the Road 96 farmer calls out, “that’s where the tower was.”

Hmm. All the casual visitor sees is a relatively new hangar …

Glance down. Some of the pavement is crumbling, some of it is hidden by a new foundation for a staging office or parking area. Some of it exposed, trying to tell visitors a story.

Program exposes computer hacking

A program to help keep The Grinch away — tips to avoid holiday computer hacking — is planned for 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, at the next meeting of the Woodland Senior Center Computer Club. “This time of year is an easy time for hackers to get you to open their computer viruses,” says Roger […]

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

Driver in fatal crash ID’d

The driver who died in a single-vehicle accident Tuesday in Woodland has been identified as Darren Fung, 24, of Chico, Yolo County coroner’s officials said Wednesday. California Highway Patrol investigators say Fung was at the wheel of a 2003 Dodge Neon that drifted into the center divider of southbound Interstate 5 near Highway 16 at […]

November 07, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Fundraising effort may produce first manned demonstration of Skycar

Paul Moller, whose Davis company is developing a vertical takeoff and landing vehicle, is offering a “chance to make aviation history” to supporters by allowing them to participate in test flights of his prototype aircraft. It’s one of the potential perks for donating to the fundraising campaign that Moller International is launching on the website […]

November 07, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,