Lescroart joins new author in conversation at bookstore

Meet the author Who: William Petrocelli, author of “The Circle of Thirteen” When: 7:30 p.m. Friday Where: The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., downtown Davis Bookstore owner and debut author William Petrocelli will be at The Avid Reader on Friday evening with local bestselling author John Lescroart in conversation about Petrocelli’s new book, “The Circle […]

October 24, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Project Pink talk, run/walk raise awareness of breast cancer

Local residents are invited to join a sea of pink on Thursday and Friday nights at a 5K run/walk and a special talk in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Both events benefit the local nonprofit organization Project Pink, which provides help to young women with breast cancer. Davis resident Ann Murray Paige founded Project […]

October 24, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Da Vinci chili cookoff to support senior trip

The seventh annual Da Vinci Charter Academy chili cookoff and student art showcase runs from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Da Vinci High, 1400 E. Eighth St. Proceeds will be used for the school’s senior trip. Cost is $6 for a sample of each chili — which will made by students — or $8 to taste […]

October 31, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Cut the cable’ at DCN class

Davis Community Network helps local residents “cut the cable” — eliminating cable television or dish service to access video from the Internet — at a free class Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the Community Chambers at Davis City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. The class, taught by Steve McMahon, will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. McMahon […]

October 24, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Downtown fun for the whole family

Downtown Davis is the place to be over the next few days as the Davis Farmers Market celebrates its Fall Festival and Davis Downtown hosts a Halloween Treat Trail (trick-or-treating) and a Dia de los Muertos celebration on the E Street Plaza. Highlights: * Fall Festival: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday in Central Park, Third and C […]

October 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

School district announces leaders of strategic planning action teams

Superintendent Winfred Roberson has announced the leaders of the four action teams that will begin their work as part of the school district’s strategic planning process this week. The process began with a three-day meeting of the Strategic Planning Committee in late September, which crafted four strategy statements that will be researched by four action […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

North Davis greenbelt meeting is Wednesday

The Putah Creek Council will host a community design open house for the North Davis Riparian Greenbelt project from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Club Room at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. The meeting will be an opportunity to view, discuss and comment on the draft plans for environmental […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Are we there yet? Be in the loop with DJUSD’s newest tool

“We are excited to announce a new system called School Loop that will enhance communication between parents, students and school staff,” said an email that went home to Davis parents. My guess is a lot of the email recipients thought, “Oh brother, here we go again.” But this newest tool really is proving to be […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Juries convict two men for local crimes

The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office announced the convictions of two men last week for a separate Davis-area crimes. A jury found 32-year-old Ronald Steven McNair of Roseville guilty of residential burglary Thursday for his role in the June 20 break-in of a North Davis Meadows home, from which thousands of dollars in property had […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Fire education campaign focuses on kitchen safety

Just for kids * Measure a 3-foot “kid-free” zone around the stove and cooktop; * Are you old enough to use the microwave? Have a grown-up teach you; * Are you tall enough to reach the microwave? The microwave should be low enough so you can reach it without standing on a chair or stool, […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo nonprofits invited to honor volunteers, donors

Local nonprofit organizations will honor their donors and volunteers at the seventh annual Yolo County Philanthropy Day ceremony from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. The event, sponsored by the Yolo Community Foundation, will take place in the atrium at the County Administration Building, 625 Court St. in Woodland. “So much of the good […]

October 31, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

School grows produce for use in student lunches

By Carolyn Teragawa The farm-to-school concept is coming full circle in the Davis school district, as broccoli and lettuce being grown at the Harper Junior High garden will be served in school lunches this winter. The new project at Harper is under the direction of garden and recycling coordinator Carrie Juchau. For the first time, school […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Clinic ensures that all kids get dental care

“You doing OK?” Barry Chang, D.D.S., asks his 5-year-old patient. Then a moment later, “Are you still doing OK?”

Osvaldo Ortiz nods his head and Dr. Chang continues to fill the cavity in Osvaldo’s front tooth.

Watching quietly in the room is Osvaldo’s mom, who says she is grateful for the dental care her children receive at CommuniCare’s Salud Dental Clinic in West Sacramento. Through an interpreter she says in Spanish, “They take good care of us … “

Robb Davis announces City Council campaign

Robb Davis, a member of the city of Davis Bicycle Advisory Commission, the city’s Downtown Parking Task Force and a longtime community activist, will announce his candidacy for Davis City Council at 10 a.m. Saturday. The announcement will be in front of the Davis Community Meals cold weather shelter and the Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee’s […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,