Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Skittles (No. 118408), a 3-year-old spayed female black and white pit bull mix, who is looking for a family with no small children. Also hoping for a good home is […]

December 17, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo DA warms of ‘IRS’ phone scam

The Yolo County District Attorney is warning citizens about a computer-generated telephone call from someone claiming to be an officer from the Internal Revenue Service. The official-sounding call was reported to the DA’s office by a local citizen who wanted to alert others about this scam. Con artists often try to deceive their potential victims […]

December 17, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Fibro Friends to meet on Saturday

The year-end meeting of the Northern Cal Fibro Friends is from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at the Valley Health Plaza, 1010 Nut Tree Road, Suite 240, in Vacaville. Members are urged to bring ideas and suggestions for next year’s meetings. There is no charge for the meeting, but donations are appreciated. For […]

December 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Volunteers needed to host visitors downtown

The Davis Police Department Volunteer Program is recruiting for the position of “downtown host.” Hosts will provide a friendly face for the downtown community, creating a warm, vibrant, welcoming atmosphere for visitors, workers and business owners. They will be on foot throughout the downtown core area of Davis to promote downtown Davis as an exciting, […]

January 31, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Free parking Saturday, Sunday in downtown Davis

Davis Downtown will offer a “stress-free shopping weekend” on Saturday and Sunday by providing free parking all day, the local merchants group has announced. Downtown visitors may enjoy free parking in all two-hour curbside spots, 20-minute parking spots, surface lots (paid and non-paid) and parking structures. Only the privately owned parking lot behind the Davis […]

December 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Ag commissioner joins Yolo Farm to Fork board

Yolo County Agricultural Commissioner John Young will join the board of directors of Yolo Farm to Fork, replacing outgoing director Delaine Eastin, former California superintendent of public instruction. Yolo Farm to Fork is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing locally grown farm-fresh food to school lunch and recycling programs, supporting school and community gardens, and […]

December 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Holiday music sought at Saturday’s market

The Davis Farmers Market has openings for local musicians and musical community groups on Saturday at the Third Street end of the market next to the market shed. The market runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. If your church, community group or local group of musicians or […]

December 17, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Konditorei presents free holiday concert

Once again, Konditorei will host a free string quartet concert from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Christmas Eve at the bakery, 2710 Fifth St. in Davis. The annual concert is a holiday gift from the Konditorei owners to the Davis community. Performers will be Robert Bloch and Julian Woodruff on violin, Gay Currier on […]

December 22, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Celebration of Abraham focuses on ‘Loving Kindness’

Save the date for the 2014 Celebration of Abraham — Sunday, Jan. 26. Participants from throughout Yolo County will gather at the St. James Catholic Church Fellowship Hall, 1275 B St., at 2:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 3 p.m., ending at 5. The event is free and open to everyone. The Celebration […]

January 23, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

After setbacks, online courses are rethought

By Tamar Lewin Two years after a Stanford professor drew 160,000 students from around the globe to a free online course on artificial intelligence, starting what was widely viewed as a revolution in higher education, early results for such large-scale courses are disappointing, forcing a rethinking of how college instruction can best use the Internet. […]

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

Yolo Crisis Nursery: Good news rings in the holidays

The year’s end is always a good time for reflection. As we turn our attention to 2014, we have good news to share in the context of the Yolo Crisis Nursery’s annual report. Drawn from data covering July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013, the report is chock-full of data where established goals were met […]

December 18, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Sunrise Rotary honors Students of the Month for November

The Sunrise Rotary Club of Davis honored nine Davis, Da Vinci and King high school students as Students of the Month for November. They are: * Michael Curtis, nominated by Dianna Huculak, a teacher at King High School, who wrote, “Michael was nominated for this honor by myself and three other teachers; this goes to […]

December 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Red Cross honors region’s heroes

It was a classic situation of being in the right place at the right time — in this case, on the south fork of the American River. That’s where Mark Divittorio, a Placerville real estate agent, was kayaking near the El Dorado County town of Kyburz on April 4 when he heard a crashing sound, […]

December 17, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Abandoned, just before Christmas

A few dozen stuffed animals showed up outside Steve Streeter’s fence Thursday night on Mulberry Lane in West Davis. Some of the larger ones were carefully placed against the fence while others were scattered about. The Streeter family has posted a sign that says: “Do You Know Where We Live? We’re waiting for our owner […]

December 17, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,