Trustees hear updates on Bridge Program, English learners

The school board will hear a report Thursday on the transition of the Davis Bridge Program from the now-disbanded nonprofit Davis Bridge Educational Foundation to the Davis school district, and also review plans for English learners. The trustees also will hear an update from Associate Superintendent Bruce Colby regarding the district’s ongoing budget planning as […]

November 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Driver killed, passenger injured in I-5 crash

California Highway Patrol investigators say a lack of seatbelt use left one man dead and another critically wounded following a Tuesday morning crash in Woodland. The 24-year-old driver, a Chico resident whose name was not released pending notification of his family, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 6:30 a.m. wreck on southbound Interstate […]

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Yolo at war: Signal Corps took over on Davis campus

For nearly two years during World War II, the UC Davis campus assumed an alternative identity.

The transformation began in the fall of 1942. By then, the war had more than halved the population at the campus — then known as the University of California School of Agriculture at Davis — as both students and faculty volunteered or were drafted for military service.

“With the new selective service law now amended to reach into the teenage group for military service and with present registration falling as a result of the new law, it is expected that classes will be so disrupted after the first of the year as to make their continuation on the Davis campus almost inadvisable, if not impossible,” The Davis Enterprise reported on Nov. 27, 1942 …

Hear poetry in the garden Thursday

Poets Crawdad Nelson and Benjamin Biesek will read from their work from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday on the Wyatt Deck in the UC Davis Arboretum. The public is welcome. Parking is available for $8 in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive. For more information, call 530-752-4880 or visit

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Tour Waldorf campus on Nov. 13

The Davis Waldorf School will offer a tour at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the campus at 3100 Sycamore Lane in North Davis. Visitors will peek into several classrooms and observe sample lessons from preschool through eighth grade. A question-and-answer session will follow the walking tour, and refreshments will be served. The event is […]

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Free movie night set for teens

The Yolo County Library Teen Advisory Group will host a movie night for teens ages 13-18 on Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. “Warm Bodies” and “Iron Man” are the movies for the evening. The event is free, and takes place in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. […]

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Local mariachi youth group, PBS documentary featured

A festive, family-friendly evening — featuring live music by the local youth ensemble Mariachi Puente, and a screening of a PBS documentary about a year in the life of a high school mariachi musicians in a border town in southern Texas — is planned Saturday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis. The event, which […]

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Second Friday ArtAbout promises a cool evening

As with fall comes the turning of leaves and cooler weather, so with a new month comes the Second Friday ArtAbout, featuring live music and art demonstrations. The Second Friday ArtAbout — sponsored by the Davis Food Co-op, UC Davis department of theater and dance and Davis Downtown — is a monthly evening of art viewing […]

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Night walk set at Cache Creek Nature Preserve

Have you ever wondered if animals go to sleep at night? Who might be walking around looking for something to eat? What can we see and hear at night that we cannot experience during the day? Can we see a beaver swimming in the wetlands or an owl catching a mouse? Is it different to […]

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

Sierra Club 2014 calendars on sale at market

Each Saturday through Jan. 4, the Sierra Club Yolano Group will be selling 2014 calendars at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park, weather permitting. Both the engagement calendar and the popular wilderness wall calendar will be available as well as Sierra Club holiday greeting cards. The club offers discounts over bookstore prices and will […]

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Geography no obstacle in creation of now prized solar-powered home

The metallic gleam of large solar panels atop a house isn’t usually considered attractive. But a team of Austrian students — backed by experts from the Davis Energy Group — found balance between aesthetics and energy efficiency and won first prize in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon last month in Orange County. The biennial […]

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

All-day pajama art camp set on Veterans Day

Children can honor America’s veterans and have some fun making art while hanging out in their pajamas on Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Davis Art Center. “We will start out by drinking hot cocoa and talking about the veterans in our lives,” says artist/instructor Heidi Bekebrede. “Then we will make and […]

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Chipotle plans Emerson fundraiser

The Emerson Junior High PTA will hold a fundraiser at Chipotle from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19. Chipotle, 227 E St. in downtown Davis, will contribute 50 percent of that evening’s purchases to the Emerson Junior High computer lab technology upgrade. Just mention the fundraiser at the register. Meanwhile, the Emerson Jazz Band will […]

November 17, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Parking structure will be closed for repairs

The parking structure at First and F streets, above Regal Cinemas, will be closed for maintenance and repair work from Sunday through Friday, Nov. 15, Davis Downtown has announced. No vehicles will be allowed to park in the structure while the work is taking place, “but the contractor will make every effort to open up […]

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