Survey reveals trends in parents’ school participation

By Jill Tucker Wealthy parents are more likely to make cookies for bake sales, volunteer in classrooms and be otherwise involved in their children’s schools than lower-income mothers and fathers. That’s the conclusion of a survey of California public school parents released Thursday. Yet even parents with greater financial resources are reluctant to spend hours […]

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

Prosecutor resigns after DUI arrest

A prosecutor resigned last month from the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office following his October arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence in Solano County. Sulaiman Tokhi, who had worked for the DA’s Office since July 2006, was arrested Oct. 19 following a 2:10 a.m. traffic stop on eastbound Interstate 80 in Fairfield, according […]

December 06, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Council looks to help Explorit stay alive

One of the city’s longest-serving nonprofits has not fared well financially of late, and the organization is looking for some outside help to remain solvent. On Tuesday, leaders of Explorit Science Center, a hands-on educational science museum offering on-site and mobile programs, appeared before the City Council to ask for some monetary support while they […]

December 06, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

2 crashes, 2 arrests for DUI

Two separate crashes in Yolo County on Wednesday resulted in drunken-driving arrests, according to the California Highway Patrol. Curtis Lee Asby, 42, of Davis, was arrested following a 12:15 p.m. collision on Highway 128 west of County Road 87, where Asby’s Honda Civic ran off the roadway, ran through a wire fence and struck a […]

December 06, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Defense attorney takes aim at DA press release

A Davis woman was sentenced to three years of probation last week in connection with a 2011 incident in which she struck her boyfriend with her car outside the man’s Woodland home. Elena Lund-Tessler’s defense attorney, J Toney, announced the sentence in a written statement that also took aim at the Yolo County District Attorney’s […]

December 10, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Ground broken on farm worker housing development

Mutual Housing California broke ground Thursday on a long-awaited affordable housing development in Woodland for farm workers and their families. Work on the community started in 2010 with research on the need for such a specific type of housing. The nonprofit purchased the land in August of that year. When completed in March 2015, Mutual […]

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

Brrr! It’s cold outside

The result of Thursday’s early-morning freezing temperatures could be seen in the fountain between Common Grounds Coffee Shop and Dos Coyotes at the Oakshade Town Center in South Davis. Lows in the mid-20s are predicted to continue through the weekend, with a bit of a warming trend, up to 30, by Monday, AccuWeather reports. Don […]

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

Explorit: Rainy-day science fun

The prospect of wet weather may drive many young scientists indoors, but it doesn’t have to. You can harness the power of the rain for many science experiments. Start by trying your hand at rain painting. You will need paper, powdered paint and hairspray. If you have dried-out watercolors, you can break them up and […]

December 06, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Home-grown tips offered at Fly Fishers’ meeting

The Fly Fishers of Davis will hold their annual home-grown program — members illustrating various aspects of fly fishing — at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Harper Junior High School, 4000 E. Covell Blvd. The December meeting is also the annual business meeting. Items on the agenda are the election of officers for 2014 and […]

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

Museum ready for holiday visitors

The Christmas tree is up and decorated. The “candles,” made by third-graders in 2008, are holding up surprisingly well. The goodie bags — each with an apple, an orange, nuts and candy — are ready for children to take, just as they were at the Davisville town Christmas party in 1898. You can learn more […]

December 06, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

For the record

A photo caption on Thursday’s front page misidentified Norma Lopez-Burton. We regret the error.

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

Davis reading honors Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Davis residents are invited to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations at an event Tuesday evening in Davis. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at International House, 10 College Park in Davis. The declaration was adopted Dec. 10, 1948, […]

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

Donate to STEAC at Original Steve’s

Original Steve’s, 314 F St. in downtown Davis, is a drop-off site for donations to STEAC, the Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee. Donations of nonperishable food will be accepted through Dec. 23, then given to STEAC for distribution to needy individuals and families in the Davis area. STEAC welcomes dried or canned milk, jelly, jam, canned […]

December 22, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Hear the Madrigals at Boy Scouts’ tree lot

Two local institutions — the Davis Boy Scouts and the Davis High School Madrigal Singers — will join forces Sunday afternoon to give a holiday present to the community. The Madrigals will perform at 1 p.m. at the Boy Scouts’ Christmas tree lot at the corner of Mace and Cowell boulevards in South Davis. “We […]

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