Crash victim grateful for kindness of strangers

It was supposed to have been a girls’ day out. Julie Mohr recalled leaving her home near East Covell Boulevard and Baywood Lane shortly before 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, in plenty of time to get her 12-year-old daughter Alexa Rae to downtown Davis for a hair appointment. As they stopped for a red light at […]

February 04, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Sheriff’s Department launches NIXLE alert system

Yolo County Sheriff Ed Prieto announced Monday the implementation of a new communications service (NIXLE) that allows the Sheriff’s Department to send community information directly to residents who subscribe to the free service. Using NIXLE, the Sheriff’s Department can create and publish messages that can be delivered to registered residents instantly via cell phone text […]

February 07, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Three injured in rural Yolo County crash

Three people were hospitalized with major injuries late Friday night following a solo vehicle accident west of Yolo, the California Highway Patrol reported Monday. Officer Cindy Leal said 30-year-old James B. Muller of Dixon was at the wheel of a 1974 Chevy Cheyenne that left the roadway on County Road 17 near County Road 95 […]

February 04, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: ‘Art with Heart’ is a visual translation of love

Last month around the time of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I heard the best quote by King that befits this month of February, “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” That laid-bare sentiment is one that is shared by many of the artists in our “Art […]

February 05, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Rotary’s Big Night supports child abuse prevention efforts

Tickets are available now for the Rotary Club of Davis’ 14th annual Big Night fundraiser for the club’s Child Abuse Prevention Program. The event — a black-tie-optional dinner, dance, raffle and live auction — takes place Saturday at the El Macero Country Club. Funds raised at Big Night go to local nonprofit organizations that are […]

February 04, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Environmental update: Got hazardous waste?

February marks the seven-year anniversary of the statewide landfill ban on batteries, fluorescent light bulbs/tubes, TVs, computer monitors and other products containing mercury. These items are illegal to throw in the trash. Davis residents can safely dispose of their household batteries for free at the Davis Senior Center, CVS/pharmacy stores, Rite-Aid stores, Nugget Markets, Stephens […]

February 06, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Writer presents Mexico travel tips at Davis bookstore

Local travel writer Nikki Goth Itoi will be at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis, at 7:30 p.m. Friday to discuss her new travel guide, “Moon Los Cabos,” and give tips for travel in Mexico. Itoi knows the best ways to experience Los Cabos — from hiking in the Sierra de la […]

February 04, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Friends of North Pond get organized Sunday

Friends of North Davis Ponds — the Julie Partansky Pond and the Northstar Park Pond — will hold their first meeting at 3 p.m. Sunday. The group will meet near the parking lot at the Northstar Pond, 3500 Anderson Road. In case of rain, meet at the Tandem Properties conference room. The group is open […]

February 05, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sutter sponsors qigong for health workshop

Sutter Integrative Holistic Health will offer a three-hour workshop, “Qigong Meditation for Health and Well-Being,” from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. Beginners are welcome; no qigong or meditation experience is required. Western research continues to confirm what the people of Asia have known for […]

February 04, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Local author to talk about her family’s place in history

On Sunday, Feb. 23, Jeannette Molson will speak at 2 p.m. about her colorful ancestors at a Yolo County Historical Society meeting at the Hattie Weber Museum, 445 C St. in downtown Davis. Molson has been researching her ancestors for the past 35 years. She share her discoveries about a relative who came to California […]

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

Entrepreneurs’ lecture series continues Friday

Davis Roots will continue its series of free talks led by guest speakers, titled “Where Are They Now?,” with a presentation Friday by Ken Ouimet — co-founder and chief executive officer of ShoppingScout, a grocery price comparison web and mobile app — will speak. Each lecture will run from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Davis Roots’ […]

February 04, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Peace is the topic of KDRT radio show

In French it is “paix”; in Latin, “pax”; in Spanish, “paz”; and in English, “peace.” In any language, it represents something most of us long for, hope for, wish for and yearn for. Yet “peace” — between nations, in our personal and social relationships, or peace of mind — all appear to be elusive. The Rev. Denese Shellink […]

February 04, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Co-Dependents Anonymous will meet Feb. 15

Co-Dependents Anonymous will host a workshop on gratitude at 9:30 Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Davis Lutheran Church, 317 E. Eighth St.o Opportunity for sharing and fellowship is included in this meeting, which may extend to 11 a.m. CoDA is a 12-step fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is recovery from codependence and […]

February 09, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

New book marks professor’s five decades writing about Ernest Hemingway

When UC Davis professor emeritus Peter Hays teaches a course on the writings of Ernest Hemingway, he naturally assigns some of the famous author’s short stories and novels as texts that students are expected to read. Hays also likes to take his students to a bullfight. When Hemingway visited Spain as a young man, he […]

February 04, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,