Make some moves (on the dance floor) at I-House

Dance is an international language, and International House, Davis, has embraced it, offering several weekly dance classes and occasional workshops. Volunteer instructors provide salsa, tango, flamenco, sacred circle and kizomba classes at I-House, 10 College Park. All classes are free to I-House members and many are free to the public, too, said Elisabeth Sherwin, executive […]

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

Birders will gather for a walk at Lake Solano Park

Volunteer Barbara Cooper will lead birdwatchers on a walking tour of Lake Solano Park west of Winters from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 9. Participants should dress in layers and be prepared for cold, wet weather. Don’t forget to bring binoculars, cameras and an inquiring mind. The group will meet at the boat ramp/canoe rental […]

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

Rothmann’s talk examines future of Middle East

What next for the Middle East? John Rothmann, a well-known Bay Area radio personality and author, will address this question at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at Congregation Bet Haverim in Davis. “The Middle East In Turmoil: What Next?” will be presented in the CBH Social Hall at 1715 Anderson Road. Sponsored by the congregation’s […]

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

Birds of prey can be seen at Davis wetlands

The city of Davis and Yolo Basin Foundation invite community members to join docents at the Davis wetlands for a free guided tour from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday. The presence of top predators, like birds of prey, is often indicative of a healthy habitat. The diversity of small mammals, birds and amphibians at the […]

October 29, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Police: Suspect in fatal Lodi crash was drinking

LODI (AP) — The suspect in the deadly car crash that killed five people Tuesday in the central California city of Lodi had been drinking with his father shortly before the accident, and an examination of his home turned up an empty bottle of vodka, a search warrant shows. Lodi police named Ryan Christopher Morales […]

October 27, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Roseville standoff leaves six cops wounded

ROSEVILLE (AP) — Police said a wanted parolee fired first in a shootout that left six officers injured and led to an hours-long standoff in a suburban Sacramento city before he surrendered. Roseville police spokesman Lt. Cal Walstad said that one officer with a jaw wound and a federal agent shot in the leg remain […]

October 27, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Ambitious blog editor reflects on Davis upbringing

Meet the editor Who: Anna Holmes, editor of “The Book of Jezebel” When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Where: The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., downtown Davis Anna Holmes may have bylines in The Washington Post, Time and Newsweek, but the first time her name was pressed with ink onto newsprint was in the Davis High School […]

October 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Will Davis ever say yes?

Given that Davis likes to vote on just about everything, a curious citizen asked me the other day if I thought The Cannery project would pass muster with the well-educated and well-heeled residents of Davis if it were put on the ballot. A tough question, given that voting in favor of anything is rare in this town, […]

October 27, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Davis announces candidacy for City Council

Davis for Davis. The campaign literature practically writes itself. Robb Davis, a local public health professional and staunch bicycle advocate, became the first candidate to step forward and officially announce his bid for a seat on the Davis City Council, speaking Saturday in front of a group of about 50 friends and family members who […]

October 27, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Signs of the season

Families flocked to Central Park on Saturday morning to celebrate the harvest season and Halloween at one of Davis’ most popular events — the Davis Farmers Market Fall Festival. The morning’s fun included a pumpkin patch, a petting zoo, pony rides, a costume parade and food galore, all taking place alongside the market. Here, Adrian […]

October 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sign up now for Running of the Turkeys

Whether you enjoy running or are looking for a way to work off a few extra pounds to feel less guilty about Thanksgiving dinner, the fifth annual Running of the Turkeys on Thursday, Nov. 28, is the right choice. With three divisions, the 5-kilometer run/walk is a family-friendly way to spend the holiday. The race kicks […]

November 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Hear ‘War of the Worlds’ on the radio

The “Eclectic Dinosaur Show” — heard on KDRT community radio, 95.7 FM, and online at — will feature a replay of the original broadcast of the 1938 Orson Welles show, “The War of the Worlds,” about an invasion from Mars. The radio show airs live from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday and replays on […]

October 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Grad Night tickets may be purchased online

Tickets for the 2014 Davis Grad Night celebration are stukk available for purchase online at The party is an all-night, drug- and alcohol-free celebration for graduates of all four Davis high schools — Davis High, Da Vinci High, King High and the Davis School for Independent Study. It will take place at Emerson Junior […]

December 26, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

State health care website recovering from glitches

By Victoria Colliver While the federal government’s poorly performing health care website was described in Capitol Hill hearings last week as a disaster and a train wreck, California’s online enrollment process has behaved, in comparison, like an overachiever. But it hasn’t operated without glitches. Since its debut Oct. 1, Covered California, the state’s online marketplace […]

October 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,