Collectible toy trucks, tractors exhibited

The Heidrick Ag History Center will exhibit collectible toy trucks and tractors from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, as part of its Second Saturday Educational Series. Guest docent and toy truck collector Hubert Bryant will speak about the evolution of toys from wood to metal to plastic, as well as his own experience […]

May 08, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

More feedback sought on Yolo County courts

The Vanguard Court Watch Council of Yolo County is inviting community members to express their concerns about the judicial system, providing testimony and give personal accounts of contemporary cases in the Yolo County court system, at a second public meeting Sunday, May 19. The meeting will run from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. at the Stephens […]

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

Poet to be featured at I-House storytelling program

Allegra Silberstein, Davis’ first poet laureate, will be the featured performer at the Children’s International Storytelling Program at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 19, in the Hagan Room of International House, 10 College Park in Davis. Silberstein grew up on a farm in Wisconsin but has lived in California since 1963. Her love of poetry began […]

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

Personal safety seminars offered

Baciarini’s Martial Arts is offering two free personal safety seminars to Davis residents on Saturday. The seminars will cover safety topics for children and women in a fun, positive and safe environment. “This is a perfect way to learn to defend yourself before going on vacation this summer,” a news release said. Children’s personal safety […]

May 09, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Food given to needy residents

The Food Bank of Yolo County will distribute food to eligible Davis residents on Wednesday, May 15, as follows: * From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Davisville Apartments on Kennedy Place; * From 11 a.m. to noon at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St.; and * From 6 to 7 p.m. at the […]

May 08, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Logos Books hosts poetry reading Thursday

Poets Katherine Hastings and Iris Jamahl Dunkle will read their work at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Logos Books, 513 Second St. in downtown Davis. This is the last session of the year in the Quinton Duval Poetry Series. Attendees will be able to purchase chapbooks and poetry collections signed by the authors at the end […]

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

Book sales will benefit meals program

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of a new book edited by Jeanne DeFazio and John Lathrop, “Creative Ways to Build Christian Community,” will be donated to the Davis Community Meals program at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin. The book will be on sale for $14 beginning Wednesday at The Avid Reader, […]

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Egyptian author speaks Tuesday at UC Davis

“Literature, Dissent and Revolution in Egypt,” a conversation with Egyptian author Sonallah Ibrahim, is planned for Tuesday evening at the Buehler Alumni & Visitors Center at UC Davis. A reception will begin at 6 p.m., followed by Ibrahim’s talk at 7 p.m. Ibrahim is the author of 12 novels, many of which have been translated into […]

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

Syria: Israelis hit military research center

BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian state news agency SANA, citing initial reports, said early Sunday that Israeli missiles struck a military research center near the capital Damascus. If confirmed, it would be the second Israeli strike on targets in Syria in three days, signaling a sharp escalation of Israel’s involvement in Syria’s bloody civil war. […]

May 05, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Cooler weather aids fight against wildfire

CAMARILLO (AP) — A big cool-down in weather calmed a huge wildfire burning in Southern California coastal mountains Saturday, and firefighters worked to cut miles of containment lines while conditions were favorable. High winds and withering hot, dry air were replaced by the normal flow of damp air off the Pacific, significantly reducing fire activity. […]

May 05, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Right tree, right place

Tree Davis, the city of Davis and PG&E commemorated Arbor Day by planting 30 new trees Saturday on Claremont Drive behind Nugget Market, 1414 E. Covell Blvd. in East Davis. The trees were planted in the place of 18 trees that had grown too large for their current location underneath PG&E high-voltage power lines and had […]

May 05, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Beach bonfire spat gets hot in Southern California

HUNTINGTON BEACH (AP) — Anna Abderhalden and her siblings woke before dawn to stake a claim to a coveted beachfront spot where bonfires blaze each night as a rite of summer in this surf-crazy Southern California city. More than 12 hours later, Abderhalden’s toes were tucked in the sand as an orange sun dipped below […]

May 05, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Increased bypass flooding may sink local agriculture, report says

A proposal to increase flooding in the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, with seemingly harmless intentions of promoting fish habitat, has drawn opposition for its discovered implications for the local economy. The opposition is based on foresight afforded by UC Davis researchers, and a recent study, “Agricultural and Economic Impacts of Yolo Bypass Fish Habitat Proposals.” […]

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Gallagher Hall, conference center set for repairs

After months of the two structures standing surrounded by scaffolding and sheeting, work will begin at last on Monday to remove and replace exterior tiles on Gallagher Hall and the UC Davis Conference Center. The much-ballyhooed, LEED platinum-certified buildings — which opened in October 2009 and February 2010, respectively — were wrapped up last fall […]

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