Boy, 13, linked to East Davis arson fire

Davis police arrested a 13-year-old boy over the weekend in connection with a suspected arson fire at an East Davis apartment complex. The Davis teen is suspected of setting a small grass fire that caused about $200 in damage at the Windemere Apartments, 3030 Fifth St., on the afternoon of Aug. 22, Lt. Glenn Glasgow […]

September 11, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Two teens nabbed for auto burglaries

Two Yolo County teens face vehicle burglary and other charges after reportedly being caught in one victim’s car, Davis police said. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said officers were summoned at about 1:35 a.m. Monday to the 4400 block of La Canada Way in South Davis, where a resident had confronted two 17-year-olds in his car. One […]

September 11, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: ‘Farmists’ highlight the best of Yolo County

A FARMER AT HEART … glad to see that State Sen. Lois Wolk is promoting both art and farming by “hosting artwork inspired by the farmlands of Yolo County” in her Sacramento office … apparently various farm/art folks — let’s call them “farmists” — have contributed to the exhibit, and my only gripe is that […]

September 11, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Get a look at ‘Sunset Oak’

Ackerman’s “Sunset Oak” is on exhibit through Sept. 30 at 
RE/MAX Gold, 408 Second St. in downtown Davis. A reception in the artist’s honor will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday as part of the Second Friday ArtAbout. Refreshments will be served. Courtesy photo

September 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Are we there yet? Despair no more! The Laundry Lounge will save the day

Sometimes you have to keep relearning a lesson, even though each time you think, “I’m never gonna forget that again!” One lesson I keep forgetting is what a wonderful place a laundromat can be. Since we have a washer and dryer in our house — and have for the past 20 years or so — […]

September 11, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

September ArtAbout is bigger and better

The Second Friday ArtAbout — a monthly self-guided art walk that features free receptions and viewings that are open to the public — continues to grow, adding new artists and venues. This month, the Davis Food Co-op, Davis Makerspace, El Toro Bravo and the Hallmark Inn join the ArtAbout. The downtown Davis hotel, at 110 […]

September 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Community Harvest Day celebrates success of Food Bank Farmers program

Local residents are invited to join a “Big Community Harvest Day” on Saturday with the Food Bank Farmers as part of the Yolo Farm to Every Fork event series. Individuals, organizations and schools seeking potential service projects are invited to learn and talk with farmers about how local agriculture is helping with the issue of […]

September 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yard sale benefits Quilts for Kids

The Davis Chapter of Quilts for Kids Inc. will hold a yard sale Saturday to raise funds for the chapter. In addition to the usual yard sale items, the group is selling fabric, sewing machines, patterns, quilt frames and other sewing supplies, as well as lots of sheet music. The sale will run from 8 […]

September 11, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Learn how to brew beer at home

The second in a series of “Farm It! Darn It!” workshops — this one on homebrewing beer — will run from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Travis Schmidt, president of the Greenbelt Brewers Association, will speak. The public is welcome […]

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Aquarium Society meets monthly

The Davis Aquarium Society will meet at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Rivers to Reef, 333 F St., Suite B. The group meets monthly on the third Saturday. From beginners to experts, all fish lovers are welcome.

September 13, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery commissions its first mural

The Pence Gallery’s ever-changing, thought-provoking art exhibits entertain residents and visitors of all ages. Now, the Pence takes art outdoors as it has commissioned its first mural, on a large east-facing wall in the courtyard behind the gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. As part of the courtyard’s redesign, the gallery’s board of directors […]

September 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Gibson House Writers meet Saturday

The Gibson House Writers will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at 512 Gibson Road in Woodland. This writing group is sponsored by the Gibson House and Yolo County Historical Museum. Writers share works in progress and provide supportive feedback to one another. The gathering follows the writing group guidelines recommended by author Ursula […]

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Study sees benefit in courses with nontenured instructors

By Tamar Lewin While many higher education experts — and parents — bemoan the fact that tenured professors are a shrinking presence, now making up less than a quarter of the academic work force, a study released Monday found, surprisingly, that students in introductory classes learned more from outside instructors than from tenured or tenure-track […]

September 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

More parents opting kids out of standardized tests

By Katie Zezima DELAWARE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — While his eighth-grade classmates took state standardized tests last spring, Tucker Richardson woke up late and played basketball in his Delaware Township driveway. Tucker’s parents, Wendy and Will, are part of a small but growing number of parents nationwide who are ensuring their children do not participate […]

December 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,