Former burrowing owl habitat transformed into passive recreation area

The burrowing owls have moved on, and so has the city. Construction crews are only weeks away from finishing the first stage of a project to transform the north corner of Mace Ranch Park — land that was once home to burrowing owls — into a passive recreation area, a community amenity where residents can […]

June 04, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Meet a teddy bear bee

Stingless male valley carpenter bees are fat, fuzzy and golden blond with large, green compound eyes. They are often referred to as “teddy bear bees.” Allan Jones/Courtesy photo

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

A fun taste treat

Isaiah Santoyo giggles with delight as his lips are stained red from the beet juice he sampled Thursday in Roxanne Deutsch’s first-grade class at Birch Lane Elementary School. Davis Farmers Market manager Randii MacNear brought lots of fruits and vegetables to class to show kids how to make fresh juices from the produce, including carrots, […]

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

Bob Dunning: No strangers online, just ‘friends’ you haven’t confirmed yet

I am one of those people who is resistant to change. When I get comfortable doing something a certain way, I’m likely to continue doing it that way for decades. I mean, for years and years and years, the banks were open only from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., hence the term “banker’s hours.” Saturday […]

June 02, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Retiring teacher is ready to see the world again

Say farewell What: Retirement reception for Sharyn Carlton; former students and friends are invited When: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday Where: Teachers’ room at Birch Lane Elementary School, 1600 Birch Lane Sharyn Carlton, a resource teacher at Birch Lane Elementary since 1983, is retiring as the current school year ends. And one of the things she plans […]

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

Garamendi: ‘Hands off’ Medicare, Social Security

Buoyed by an improved long-term prognosis for Medicare and one that looks no worse for Social Security, Rep. John Garamendi vowed to defend both from major changes. “It’s very simple: Keep your hands off Medicare, keep your hands off Social Security,” Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, told an audience of more than 100 people at the Davis […]

June 02, 2013 | Posted in U.S. Congress | Tagged ,

Whole Foods benefits Cal Aggie Camp

Local residents who shop Wednesday at Whole Foods Market in Davis will be supporting Cal Aggie Camp, which provides underprivileged and inner-city youths an opportunity to experience the outdoors and enjoy being a kid. The grocer in Davis Commons, 500 First St., will donate 5 percent of gross sales Wednesday to the camp, which was […]

June 04, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Senior Center roundtable session set Thursday

The Davis Senior Center will offer the public an opportunity to learn all about senior services at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Senior Center multipurpose room, 646 A St. Although the Friendship Rewards Card Program  has been postponed, staff will explain activities, services, fees and information on the Senior Scene newsletter. Senior Center supervisor Maria […]

June 02, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Tea Time backs crisis nursery

Local residents are invited to the fourth annual “Tea Time” fundraiser Sunday, where they will relax and enjoy flavored iced or hot teas and fresh baked treats prepared by five Davis High School student hostesses. Seatings will be at 2, 3 and 4 p.m. in the garden of 1229 Deodara in South Davis. RSVP to [email protected] or call 530-792-1297. Tickets […]

June 02, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged

For the record

The Davis High School Madrigal Singers will perform a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Monday, June 10, at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, 1017 11th St. in Sacramento. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted with gratitude. A portion of the proceeds collected will be donated to Autism Speaks and some will defray costs […]

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

Get your hands busy at Waldorf’s summer camps

The Davis Waldorf School will offer four one-week sessions of handcrafts and woodworking in its Summergarden summer camp for children ages 7-11 (entering second through sixth grades). Each session will include a topic, from woodworking to natural dyeing and felting to spinning and weaving and more. The school is at 3100 Sycamore Lane in North […]

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

Davis Democrats raise glass at Champagne brunch

The Davis Democratic Club will host its 23rd annual Champagne Brunch on Sunday, June 9. “The Champagne Brunch is the Democratic Club’s liveliest and most well-attended event of the year,” said club president Arun Sen. “We are expecting a number of senior Democratic officeholders bringing news from the Capitol, the Yolo County supervisors’ chambers and […]

June 02, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Woodland man shot outside home

A 31-year-old Woodland man is expected to survive after being shot in the chest Friday night, according to police. Sgt. Steve Sexton said the victim was standing outside his home in the 100 block of Fourth Street at about 10:30 p.m. when he was approached by two suspects, one of whom reportedly pulled out a […]

June 02, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Rural crash critically injures driver, damages train warning system

A single-car crash east of Woodland left a man critically injured Thursday and a railroad crossing temporarily without a functioning warning system, according to the California Highway Patrol. The driver, 22-year-old Brandon Michael Burnett of Washington, was traveling southbound Old River Road near County Road 124 at a high rate of speed and lost control […]

June 02, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,