Make a clay skull pendant Friday

All are welcome to join a Day of the Dead skull-making workshop from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at 109 E St., next door to the John Natsoulas Gallery. Participants will enjoy the company of artists and artisans along with complimentary wine and canapes, then take home their own polymer clay “sugar” skull pendant. A […]

October 10, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Cruise-In car show season wraps up Tuesday

Classic car lovers are invited to attend the last Davis Cruise-In of the season from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at The Marketplace shopping center, at Sycamore Lane and Covell Boulevard in North Davis. Admission is free for all participants, and all forms of vehicles are welcome. Bring a vehicle or just come to admire […]

October 11, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Family Dollar grand opening postponed

The Family Dollar store ribbon-cutting and grand opening celebration has been rescheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday. The store opened last week in the Westlake Shopping Center at 1260 Lake Blvd., Suite 102. The grand opening event will feature bags and drink giveaways, coupons, and special deals, an employee said.

October 10, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Documentary, talk set at Davis High School

The UC Davis Campus Book Project–Davis High School Collaborative invites the public to attend an evening with Nathalie Minya and a viewing of selections of Nicholas Kristoff’s “Half the Sky” documentary from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17. The event, which is sponsored by the DHS Race and Social Justice class, will take place […]

October 11, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Chemists win Nobel for computer modeling

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three U.S.-based scientists won this year’s Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for developing powerful computer models that researchers use to understand complex chemical interactions and create new drugs. Research in the 1970s by Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel has led to programs that unveil chemical processes such as how […]

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

Council authorizes $30 million bond for surface water project

Full speed ahead. The City Council unanimously approved the first big piece of financing Tuesday for the surface water project, giving the go-ahead to city management to issue $30 million in bonds from Wells Fargo. About $12 million will be used to pay off debt the city already has accrued for the project, while $16 […]

October 09, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Fluoridation decision was the right one

I should tell you that I spent part of my several days off earlier this month writing “Alan Pryor is right” 100 times on the blackboard the kids have set up in their bedroom. Yes, this would be the same Alan Pryor — the outspoken guru of the Natural Resources Commission — who has been […]

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

Yellen expected to be tapped as Fed chief

By James Temple President Obama is expected to nominate UC Berkeley Professor Emeritus Janet Yellen as head of the Federal Reserve today, a move that, if approved by the Senate, would make her the first woman to lead one of the world’s most powerful financial institutions. Yellen would replace Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, who had […]

October 09, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Stroke survivors can learn to cook with one hand

The Stroke Support Group at the Woodland Senior Center will host a one-handed cooking demonstration at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, by Rosanna Radding, a stroke survivor. She developed her “One Hand Can Cook” workshops to help growth, independence and personal successes for other stroke survivors. Radding will share her thoughts about the challenges of […]

October 20, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Journalist to discuss her new book on India at The Avid Reader

Journalist Cheryl Colopy will talk about her book “Dirty, Sacred Rivers: Confronting South Asia’s Water Crisis,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in Davis. “Dirty, Sacred Rivers” explores South Asia’s increasingly urgent water crisis, taking readers on a journey through North India, Nepal and Bangladesh, from the Himalaya […]

October 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

See sandhill cranes on Yolo Audubon field trip

Community members are invited to join the Yolo Audubon Society on a free field trip Sunday to see sandhill cranes and other wintering birds at the Cosumnes River Preserve and along Woodbridge Road north of Lodi. This trip builds on Yolo Audubon’s recent public meeting featuring a world expert on cranes. Sandhill cranes spend the winter […]

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

Homecoming features ‘Devils through the Decades’

“Devils through the Decades” is the theme of this year’s Davis High School Homecoming, which kicked off with a rally and dance last Friday and concludes with this Friday’s football game against Monterey Trail at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium.

In between, students have been busily designing class floats for Friday’s parade through downtown Davis and celebrating spirit days at school.

Student Madi Yule, chairwoman of this year’s parade committee, said sophomores, juniors and seniors have all been building their floats in separate locations “to keep it a secret and make it a little more fun the day of the event.”

In addition to class floats, the parade will feature …

County program lets ex-offenders ‘clean up’ prior records

Yolo County Public Defender Tracie Olson announced this week the launch of the Record Mitigation and Community Reintegration Clinic. The result of a collaboration between the Public Defender’s Office and UC Davis’ King Hall School of Law, the clinic will help rehabilitated offenders clean up their criminal records to remove barriers to economic stability and […]

October 10, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Warm Remembrance family picnic postponed

A family picnic scheduled for Oct. 20 to celebrate the forthcoming Warm Remembrance Family Play Area project at Redwood Park has been postponed indefinitely, organizers say. The U.S. Air Force Band, which had been scheduled to provide entertainment at the event, is now unavailable on that date and is further affected by the federal government […]

October 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,