Woodland honors five homes of historical significance

Five homes of historical significance in Woodland will receive Heritage Home Awards at a ceremony at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, in the City Council Chambers at Woodland City Hall, 300 First St. More than 100 such awards have been presented by the Woodland Historic Preservation Commission  since 1989. The Heritage Home Award is given in […]

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

Clips Beer & Film Tour raised $9,400 for Davis Bicycles!

Nearly $9,400 was raised for Davis Bicycles! at New Belgium Brewing’s Clips Beer & Film Tour event on July 26. About 1,800 people came out to Central Park to sample beers and enjoy films. The tour is in its fourth year and will travel to 21 cities this season. The event showcases amateur films while […]

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

Tour Quail Ridge Reserve on Oct. 12.

Local residents are invited to take an interpretive walk on the Quail Ridge Reserve from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. Frank Maurer, executive director of the conservancy, will lead the walk, pointing out highlights about wildlife and native inhabitants of the Lake Berryessa peninsula. Hikers should bring binoculars, a camera, drinking water […]

October 06, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Bee-a-Thon raises awareness of insect’s importance

Bee-a-Thon 3, a free multimedia event, will take Davis residents on a deep dive into the microcosm and the symphony of pollination. On Wednesday, Aug. 21, from noon to midnight, E. Emmet Brady will host a variety of guest experts and entertainers as they open the window to the world of bees and other pollinators. […]

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

Cabrillo Club plans September meeting

On Monday, Sept. 9, the Yolo Cabrillo Civic Club No. 26 will hold its monthly meeting at Holy Rosary Pastoral Center, 503 California St. in Woodland. There will be a potluck dinner at 6:15 p.m. The agenda includes nominations for the 2014 board members, the results of the All Sports summer pedro card party and […]

August 15, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Can you help identify family photos?

The newest exhibit at the Hattie Weber Museum of Davis, 445 C St. in Central Park, is a set of dozens of family photographs. The photographs were discovered in 1984 in a drawer in a donated dressing table sold at a fundraiser at International House in Davis. No record of the donor was kept. A […]

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

Body ID’d as missing federal investigator

OAKLAND (AP) — A woman’s body found near a Northern California park last week is that of a missing federal investigator, authorities said Tuesday. The Alameda County Coroner’s office has identified the body as 50-year-old Sandra Coke of Oakland, who had been missing since Aug. 4, Oakland police spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson said during a […]

August 14, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

At least 56 dead in Egyptian crackdown

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian Health Ministry official says 56 people have been killed across the country in clashes between security forces and supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi. Khaled el-Khateeb told The Associated Press that 28 were killed Wednesday in Cairo, where police in riot gear swept in with armored vehicles and bulldozers to […]

August 14, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

School board fills three administrative posts

In a special meeting Tuesday, the Davis school board filled three administrative posts, including making two internal promotions — but in the process, the trustees opened up other positions that now need to be filled. The school board hired Dominic Machi as director of student nutrition services. Machi comes from the San Ramon Valley Unified […]

August 14, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Retrial debated in Davis assisted-suicide case

WOODLAND — A Yolo Superior Court judge is expected to rule Thursday whether there will be a second trial in a Davis homicide case. A jury in May convicted 38-year-old James Elron Mings of attempted murder for the Oct. 1, 2011, death of local resident Kevin Gerard Seery in what has been described as an […]

August 14, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Judge will assure this is a fair trial

FAIR TRIAL AT ISSUE … as shocked as this community has been over the brutal murders of Chip Northup and Claudia Maupin last April, it goes without saying that we all hope the 16-year-old accused of these crimes receives a fair trial … to that end, Yolo County Deputy Public Defender Ron Johnson, claiming that […]

August 14, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Churches sponsor sex-ed class

Our Whole Lives Sexuality and Relationship Education for students in grades 7 to 9 begins in September. OWL is a yearlong comprehensive sexuality education curriculum developed in interfaith collaboration between the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ. This program helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior […]

August 15, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Kundalini yoga workshop at Odd Fellows Hall

A workshop and concert for Kundalini yoga runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2, at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. downtown. This guided event is accompanied by the music of Nirinjan Kaur, Matthew Schoening and Ram Dass. Tickets are $35 before the event and $40 at the door. For tickets […]

August 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

School board to discuss strategic planning process, hear state budget update

The Davis Board of Education will hold a long-planned discussion of the school district’s upcoming strategic planning process at its meeting Thursday, and hear an update on what the district can expect under the new state budget. The budget discussion will examine the local control funding formula, which reorganizes many aspects of state funding to […]

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