Merryhill preschool will host open house

Merryhill School in Davis will host an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at its preschool site, 222 La Vida Way in South Davis. Families are invited to meet with the principal and teachers, explore classrooms and learn about Merryhill’s “Links to Learning” curriculum. The preschool-specific curriculum has monthly developmental skill summaries for […]

May 22, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Garden doctor: Water-wise tips for a healthy green lawn

Learn more What: Master Gardener workshop on composting chicken manure When: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 25 Where: Central Park Gardens, along B Street between Third and Fourth streets Question: With water rates increasing and California in a drought, what can I do to help my lawn? I’m not ready to replace it, but there must […]

May 12, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Christian preschool still has openings

It’s not too late to sign up for preschool! Openings remain in the University Covenant Nursery School, a weekday Christian preschool with programs for 3-year-olds and pre-kindergarten students ages 4-5. The two classes for 3-year-olds meet from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Three pre-K classes meet Mondays through Thursdays: two from 9 […]

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

Tour water-wise garden Saturday

A water-conserving garden can be full of flair. See what colors are popping this spring in the Ruth Risdon Storer Garden at the UC Davis Arboretum on a public tour from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday. The event is free, and parking is free on campus on the weekends. For more information, call 530-752-4880 or […]

May 10, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

VFW gives top honors to Yamada, Lieu

The Veterans of Foreign Wars have honored Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, and state Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, as Legislators of the Year. The awards were presented at a reception Wednesday in Sacramento. “Assemblymember Yamada and State Senator Lieu have been instrumental in advancing veterans’ programs in California and we are pleased to recognize their hard […]

May 12, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UC lifts cap on student health insurance

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California officials have agreed to lift a cap on health insurance coverage that threatened to leave students with catastrophic illnesses such as cancer with big medical bills, it was reported Wednesday. UC chancellors reached the agreement last week after hundreds of students and nine members of Congress voiced their […]

May 14, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Thinking of moving to Costa Rica? Get some answers

Ben Vaughn, who grew up in Davis and has lived in Costa Rica since 1999, will be at The Avid Reader at 7:30 p.m. Saturday to discuss relocating to and living in that Central American nation. The bookstore is at 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. Vaughn will draw on his experience in the real […]

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

Syrian warplanes pound rebel positions in north

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian warplanes pounded rebel targets in two northern provinces on Thursday as President Bashar Assad’s troops pushed on with an offensive to reclaim more territory from the opposition. The strikes came against the backdrop of a new, joint U.S.-Russia effort to bring the sides in the 26-month-long conflict to the negotiating table. […]

May 09, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

State health exchange will spend in secrecy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California law that created an agency to oversee national health care reforms granted it sweeping authority to conceal spending on the contractors that will perform most of its functions, creating a barrier from public disclosure that stands out nationwide. The degree of secrecy afforded Covered California appears unique among states […]

May 09, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Mings takes witness stand in assisted-suicide trial

WOODLAND — Within days of first meeting in the fall of 2011, Kevin Seery and James Elron Mings spent hours in conversation, delving into subjects ranging from science fiction to telepathy to the mysteries of metaphysics. “We seemed to have more in common than I had experienced with anybody before,” Mings recalled. “I thought I’d […]

May 09, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Don’t compare Davis to the W’s

SCHOOL DAZE … those of you who thought you were voting last November to reduce class size in our elementary schools had better think again … according to one bit of testimony at last Thursday’s school board meeting from a parent who “moved to Davis because of the schools,” our classrooms are now packed with […]

May 09, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Vinyl, CDs, tapes, DVDs for sale at music fair

The city of Davis, Armadillo Music and KDVS, 90.3 FM, will present their third Vinyl and Music Fair from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Early birds can get in at 8:30 a.m. for a $5 fee. Acquire the vinyl record that you have been looking […]

May 12, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Watch the new courthouse go up online

Local residents can watch progress on construction of the new Yolo County Courthouse in real time via a video feed on the court’s website: Managed by Hensel Phelps Construction, work was scheduled to begin this week. The new courthouse is one of several planned projects funded by Senate Bill 1407 through statewide user fees […]

May 12, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

History students present their research

Students in the seven sections of Race and Social Justice in U.S. History, an 11th-grade history course at Davis High School, will present their yearlong research at the fourth annual symposium on Wednesday, May 15. The event will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Davis High School Library, 315 W. 14th St. Students […]

May 10, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,