School board to discuss GATE planning, DHS shade structure

The Davis school board will hear an update covering several aspects of planning for the Gifted and Talented Education program, consider a proposed shade structure over an outdoor dining area at Davis High School and review a draft version of a proposed five-year plan for the district’s career technical education courses when the trustees gather […]

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

Robotics team shines in St. Louis

The Citrus Circuits robotics team featuring local high school students took their robot all the way to the Final Four of the FIRST Robotics World Championships in St. Louis last weekend — the farthest the team has ever advanced in its nine-year history.

Along the way, the students and their coach — Da Vinci Charter Academy teacher Steve Harvey — displayed the innovative, problem-solving spirit and gracious professionalism they’ve become known for, including creating a sophisticated scouting system …

Yolo County’s chief deputy coroner resigns

The Yolo County Sheriff’s Department lost its longtime chief deputy coroner Friday with the sudden resignation of Robert LaBrash. Both LaBrash and Sheriff Ed Prieto confirmed the resignation Monday night but declined to specify the reason for his departure. “For personal reasons I chose to resign,” LaBrash said in a brief phone interview. “I made […]

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

Pence Gallery: Art with a message

Last night, I was explaining the difference between “endangered” and “dangerous” to my 4-year-old. We had just received a Sierra Club map showing where all the endangered animals live. My daughter, not to be fooled by the dangerous (and endangered) grizzly bear, pointed out that there were so many wonderful animals on this list. Her […]

May 01, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair has a Cinco de Mayo theme

Dozens of crafts vendors, Mexican food, mural painting, music by David Campos of Zapato Viejo, a piñata raffle and a display of Mexican folk art are on tap at this month’s Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair, which celebrates Cinco de Mayo on Sunday. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Central Park, […]

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

Time running out for Celebrate Davis! booths

Friday is the deadline to register for a booth at the 10th annual Celebrate Davis! festival. More than 10,000 Davis residents are expected to attend this family-friendly event on Thursday, May 16, from 4:30 to 9 p.m. in Community Park. The festival will feature more than 100 food and vendor booths, a battle of the […]

May 01, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Dutch Bros. supports ALS research Friday

Dutch Bros. Coffee stores throughout the Sacramento area — including three in Davis and Woodland — will donate all proceeds from sales Friday to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, which also is fighting amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Find Dutch Bros. Coffee at 980 W. Olive Drive in Davis, and at 1332 E. Main St. and […]

May 01, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Project Linus volunteers gather May 8

Happiness is a warm blanket, made with love! Local residents who enjoy quilting, knitting or sewing are invited to the local Project Linus gathering from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Volunteers make blankets for children in the community who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in […]

May 02, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pick up a free comic book Saturday

Free Comic Book Day returns to Bizarro World on Saturday, part of a worldwide promotion on the first Saturday in May that draws more than 1 million customers into participating comic book stores that are giving away special comics for free. No purchase is required. Bizarro World, 223 E St. in downtown Davis, will be […]

May 02, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis history tour set for Saturday

Gerri Adler, a local historian and business owner in Davis, will lead a walking tour of historic downtown Davis at 2 p.m. Saturday, starting at the Hattie Weber Museum, 445 C St. Tour sites will include the 1937 Works Public Administration building in Central Park, the original Davis Enterprise building, the site of George Weber’s […]

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

Vedic chanting workshop set

An introduction to Vedic chanting will be offered at a workshop from noon to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. “We will use gentle yoga techniques for improving the voice, breath and stamina for chanting,” a news release said. “Celebrate the gifts of the spring season: new growth, ease and […]

May 02, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Event recognizes Latino students, mentors

Si Se Puede (“Yes We Can”) is the theme of Thursday’s bilingual end-of-the-year educational recognition event at Woodland Community College. The free celebration, hosted by the Chicano studies class, will run from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Community Room 800 at the college, 2300 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Community members who have mentored Latino […]

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

Pinball featured on ‘Davisville’

Pinball returns in force, if only for a weekend, at the Pin-a-Go-Go show May 17-19 at the Dixon May Fairgrounds. Steve Faith, an organizer of the show, talks about the benefit event on the latest edition of “Davisville.” Pinball’s era as a pop-culture pastime yielded as computer games took off, but the games still have […]

May 01, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

FDA will investigate added caffeine in foods

WASHINGTON (AP) — Looking for a new way to get that jolt of caffeine energy? Food companies are betting snacks like potato chips, jelly beans and gum with a caffeinated kick could be just the answer. The Food and Drug Administration is closely watching the marketing of these foods and wants to know more about […]

April 30, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,