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 www.cupinfo.com.

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 ,

DHS Madrigals perform in Vatican City

Looming over Vatican City lies the Sistine Chapel, a holy architectural masterpiece that no choir has been given permission to perform in for more than a decade. The Davis Madrigal Choir has broken that record. “As soon as we stepped into the Sistine Chapel, we could tell the whole atmosphere was just very serene and […]

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

Reinventing the wheel for those with special needs

Bicycles are synonymous with Davis. It’s almost as if just living inside the city limits would give a person the ability to ride a bike.

However, for some Davis residents, riding a bike requires a bit of a helping hand. Lending their hands are Mike Inchausti, a special education instructor at Holmes Junior High, and Willie Hawkins, who’s made the endeavor his Eagle Scout project.

“I learned of a special project program that Mike Inchausti was wanting to develop,” said Hawkins, who has been tinkering with bicycles, unicycles, skateboards and off-road boards since a young age.

STD rates rise in Yolo County

Rates of the two most common sexually transmitted diseases have increased significantly in Yolo County, according to new numbers from the state Department of Public Health. The chlamydia rate increased 15 percent from 2011 to 2012 in Yolo County while the gonorrhea rate jumped 90 percent during the same period. The county’s upward trend mirrors […]

July 07, 2013 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Project Linus plans next meeting

Anyone who enjoys quilting, knitting or sewing is invited to come to the next gathering of Project Linus of Yolo County from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Volunteers make blankets for children in the community who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need. A record total of 1,368 […]

July 07, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,