Historic Stephens Ranch hosts Taste of Capay

This year’s annual Taste of Capay is right out of the history books. Capay Valley Vision — a nonprofit whose founders are leaders from both the community and the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation — is holding its 13th Taste of Capay at the Stephens family’s historic Oakdale Ranch. The Stephenses are one of the original […]

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

Try tasting wines in the dark at downtown event

A sensory experience like no other, a wine-tasting in the dark, is planned for 3 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Vini Wine Bar, 611 Second St. in downtown Davis. Each participant will blindfolded and led by Hoby Wedler, a blind UC Davis organic chemistry Ph.D. student, who will help participants explore how […]

September 29, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Day of the Dead celebration honors Forbes

A Day of the Dead celebration Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Davis Cemetery will remember all ancestors and the legacy of scholar Jack Forbes. The free event, which will run from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., is presented by the Davis Cemetery District in collaboration with Woodland Community College ethnic studies professor Melissa Moreno and […]

October 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Broadcast Blues’ to screen at DMA

California Common Cause, the Sacramento Media Group and the Media Action Center are sponsoring a screening of the award-winning documentary film, “Broadcast Blues,” a scathing look at the state of American broadcasting today. “Veteran journalist Sue Wilson explains how corporations controlling talk radio are influencing American public opinion and actually changing the way we vote,” […]

October 01, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Tai chi classes offered at Senior Center

Tai chi will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Davis Senior Center, beginning this week. Students of all ages and abilities are welcome to sign up. Instructor Daniel Pfister has spent more than 20 years practicing and teaching martial arts, including time spent in China and Taiwan. Tai chi […]

September 29, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged

California takes point in health reform rollout

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of California’s major health care plans is racing to translate materials into Spanish. A small businessman in Burbank is perplexed over what “Obamacare” will mean for him and his workers. Home Depot Inc., Trader Joe’s and other large employers are slashing health benefits for part-time workers and directing them into […]

September 29, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Council due to decide fluoride issue on Tuesday

After months of community debate on water fluoridation, the City Council has the task Tuesday of determining whether the cavity-fighting compound should be added to the city’s drinking water supplies. The special council meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. It can be watched live on […]

September 29, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Witnesses to Woodland hit-and-run sought

The Woodland Police Department continues to seek additional witnesses to a Sept. 14 hit-and-run accident in which a driver was hurt. Police were called to a collision at about 9:30 p.m. that night at California Street and West Southwood Drive. Both cars suffered major damage, but one driver fled on foot. The second driver was […]

September 29, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Teens arrested in Woodland burglary

Three teenagers were arrested last week after allegedly breaking into a Woodland home. On Thursday morning, police received a call of a burglary in progress on the 1000 block of Bourn Avenue. A responding officer spotted a two-door red Honda Accord with black rims, matching a description witnesses had given a dispatcher, driving away from […]

September 29, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

An alcohol-free Buzz

Baotuan Nguyen does battle with Evan Widjaja on Friday evening at The Buzz on the UC Davis Quad. The event, presented by RADD, the entertainment industry’s voice for road safety to promote the importance of designated drivers, also featured music by the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh, games and food and competitions. Students received a RADD card that […]

September 29, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Marsh trial-setting hearing delayed

WOODLAND — Trial setting in a Davis double-homicide case was delayed two weeks Friday while attorneys debate the timing of the trial. The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office wants to try the Daniel Marsh case within 60 days, while Marsh’s public defender Ron Johnson says he needs more time. Yolo Superior Court Judge Stephen Mock […]

September 29, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Casino employee, her mother arrested

A Cache Creek Casino employee and her mother were arrested last week on suspicion of committing credit card fraud. Regina Reshell Payne, 44, allegedly completed nine credit card transactions totaling more than $34,000 with fraudulent credit cards, a fake Illinois driver’s license and the help of her casino cashier daughter, Keitisha Lashell Tucker, 26, of […]

September 29, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Creative writing faculty will read their work

Local residents can hear award-winning fiction writers and poets from the UC Davis Creative Writing Program read from their work on Wednesday at 7 p.m. on the Wyatt Deck in the UCD Arboretum. Participants will include Joshua Clover, Lucy Corin, Pam Houston, Yiyun Li, Joe Wenderoth and Alan Williamson. The free event is co-sponsored by […]

September 29, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Longtime UCLA chief to speak about UC’s past, future

Charles Young , UCLA’s chancellor for almost three decades, will speak about “The University of California: Past, Present and Future” on Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the Mondavi Center’s Vanderhoef Studio Theatre. Young’s talk will kick off this school year’s Chancellor’s Colloquium Distinguished Speaker Series. A graduate of UC Riverside and UCLA, Young served as a member of […]

September 29, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,