Museum exhibit honors Old North Davis’ centennial

The latest exhibit at the Hattie Weber Museum of Davis is a giant 100th birthday card for the historic Old North Davis neighborhood, which was founded in 1913 when the so-called Bowers Addition was built. The neighborhood is bounded by Fifth Street, Seventh Street, B Street and the railroad tracks adjacent to G Street. The […]

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

Pedro party benefits Yolo Hospice

On Saturday, Aug. 3, the Yolo Cabrillo Civic Club #26 will host an All Sports for Cancer Summer Pedro Party at the Holy Rosary Community Center, 575 California St. in Woodland. Doors open at 11 a.m. and entry costs $10. There will be a sandwich lunch with beverages at 11:15 a.m. and the tournament will […]

July 09, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Economist will present his new book at Covell Gardens

Tapan Munroe will speak about his new book, “Innovation: Key to America’s Prosperity & Job Growth,” at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave. in North Davis. His talk is free and open to the public. Munroe is an author, speaker, consultant and adviser in economics. His expertise includes innovation […]

July 17, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Historian speaks Aug. 8 in Winters

Several Winters groups will bring noted historian David Vaught to The Palms Playhouse on Thursday, Aug. 8, for a talk about the hard-luck miners-turned-farmers who, after the Gold Rush, withstood floods, droughts and tough times to establish pioneer ranches along Putah Creek. The event, which begins at 7 p.m., is co-sponsored by the Putah Creek […]

August 04, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Rhythm & Ribs barbecue social benefits retirement village

Margaritas and beer, hot temperatures and country music will blend to create another memorable night of dancing and fun at the seventh annual Rhythm & Ribs on Saturday, July 20. Nearly 300 people are expected to enjoy the music of the Dave Russell Band, in support of St. John’s Retirement Village in Woodland. Tickets are […]

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

Nature walk planned Saturday at Lake Solano Park

Local residents are invited to join a free, guided nature walk at Lake Solano Park from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Volunteers Cricket Kanouff and Kitty Van Newkoop will lead this short, easy-paced tour. The group will explore the forest that borders the lake and they’ll discuss the wide variety of plants and animals that call […]

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

Yacht rock as America’s Cup racing gets underway

San Francisco’s iconic Transamerica Pyramid can be seen in the background as members of the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh perform Friday at Pier 27, entertaining the crowd as America’s Cup sailors from New Zealand, Italy, Sweden and Oracle Team USA arrive by boat for introductions and interviews.

The America’s Cup racing began Sunday, with teams competing to race against Team USA in September at the America’s Cup finals. The complete race schedule and up-to-date news can be found at

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With the Golden Gate Bridge looming to his right, Emirates Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker …

Solar-powered plane finishes journey

NEW YORK (AP) — A solar-powered aircraft completed the final leg of a history-making cross-country flight Saturday night, gliding to a smooth stop at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. The Solar Impulse touched down at JFK at 11:09 p.m., completing the final leg of the cross-continental journey that started in California in early […]

July 07, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Egypt’s new president asserts authority

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s new president moved to assert his authority and regain control of the streets Saturday even as his Islamist opponents declared his powers illegitimate and issued blood oaths to reinstate Mohammed Morsi, whose ouster by the military has led to dueling protests and deadly street battles between rival sides. But underscoring the […]

July 07, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Crash landing at San Francisco airport kills 2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An Asiana Airlines flight packed with more than 300 people slammed into the runway while landing at San Francisco airport Saturday and caught fire, forcing many to escape by sliding down the emergency inflatable slides as flames tore through the plane. At least two people died in the crash, while another […]

July 07, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Touch creatures of the past

Juan Sanchez and his daughter Renata, 3, reach out and touch a fossil art bas-relief painting hanging in the Davis Chamber of Commerce office at 604 Third St. in downtown Davis during last month’s Second Friday ArtAbout reception. In background are Grant Nejedlo and his daughter Lily, 3. A series of 17 sculptured acrylic paintings […]

July 07, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Woodland teen killed in hit-and-run on I-5

A 17-year-old Woodland girl was killed early Friday morning when she was struck by a vehicle on Interstate 5 by a driver who then fled the scene. The girl was riding in a vehicle with another person around 12:34 a.m. on Friday when the two got into an altercation and the driver pulled onto the […]

July 07, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: On bags, tickets and oblivious cyclists

My friend Peter, apparently reacting to that recent front-page headline in this very newspaper declaring that the “Council looks at broader bag ban,” has just about had enough. But before we get to Peter and his concerns, a little background is in order. Obviously, judging from the headline above, it seems our hyper-active council wishes […]

July 07, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

A self-proclaimed ‘passionate’ leader steps forward in Assembly contest

Napa County Supervisor Bill Dodd has made official his candidacy for next year’s race in the 4th Assembly District. It’s an answer to the public’s call for a reliable civil servant, Dodd said. And with his decision, the 57-year-old Napa County resident becomes the fifth member of a growing field of candidates to replace termed-out […]

July 07, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,