Thursday, April 17, 2014

Community invited to help create ‘welcoming bench’ at Willett Elementary

Community members are invited to participate in the creation of a “welcoming bench” at Willett Elementary. Acclaimed local artist Linda Fitz Gibbon will be working with community members to create tiles for the bench at 1:45 p.m. Wednesdays, April 16 and 23, at the school, 1207 Sycamore Lane. A tax-deductible donation of $40 per tile […]

Former resident returns for book-signing

Former Davis resident Tanya Chalupa returns to town with her latest book, “A Rookie Cop Vs. The West Coast Mafia.” A book-signing is set for 7 p.m. Friday, April 18, at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. Chalupa co-authored the nonfiction work with William G. Palmini Jr. The book shows how the Mafia in the West […]

Celebrate National Library Week in Yolo County

The Yolo County Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, April 13-19, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers. Community members are invited to celebrate by participating in a number of programs and events in April featured at all branches of the Yolo […]

It was an ‘electrifying’ concert

On Sunday, March 30, Davis High School joined Distinguished Concerts International New York for “Defying Gravity: The Music of Stephen Schwartz and Eric Whitacre” at New York City’s Lincoln Center. The wildly popular annual presentation with groundbreaking choral composer and Grammy winner Eric Whitacre featured a first-time collaboration with Academy Award- and Grammy-winning composer Stephen […]

Pete Seeger would have been proud

The Music Committee of the Davis Odd Fellows would like to thank all those who attended the last Thursday Live!Pete Seeger Tribute at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall. The musicians (Steve Kahn, Dick and Carol Holdstock, David Hafter, David Campos, Camila Ortiz, Barry Melton, Biscuits and Honey, Five Three Oh!, Clarence Van Hook, Bill Fairfield […]

Result: a transportation problem

In my engineering studies at UC Davis, I don’t recall learning the term “road diet” or “undoing a fix” in the transportation realm. Unbelievable. If the city of Davis is not sure the Fifth Street redesign will help, hold off! Repair the roads first in this city. Like water, if you constrict the flow and […]

Tom Elias: Six Californias? A bad idea

Here’s a piece of advice for registered voters: When petition carriers accost you outside supermarkets, big-box stores or shopping malls asking you to help advance a plan to carve California into six states, don’t sign. This is one of the dopiest, goofiest ideas ever to come up in California, which has a long history of […]

Cheers and Jeers: Enjoy our 100th Picnic Day

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: CHEERS to our favorite event of the year in Davis, Picnic Day! Mother Nature is doing her part to support the 100th edition of this UC Davis celebration — sunny skies and temperatures in the high 70s to […]

What’s happening for youths

Friday, April 18 Kids between the ages of 1 and 12 are invited to Friday Night Live from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the city of Davis Gymnastics and Dance Center.  For a $5 fee, children can work on gymnastics skills, jump on the trampoline and more. Gymnastics and dance staff will be available for coaching questions, […]

Kids eReading room now available at library

The Yolo County Library has expanded its services with a new digital collection website experience just for kids. The main digital collection,, now has a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing experience for children. The new Kids eReading Room is available at This appealing and user-friendly site contains a variety […]

Elementary students invited to learn ‘Smart Cycling’

Get your bells and your bike baskets ready, because the city of Davis is beginning a new program for third- through sixth-graders called Smart Cycling. The program includes instruction of smart and safe cycling techniques and etiquette. Participants will use their new knowledge to explore Davis via the city’s extensive bike trails and residential streets. […]

DPNS: 65 years and counting!

The Davis Parent Nursery School celebrated its 65th anniversary on Saturday with current and former DPNS students, teachers and their families. DPNS2W DPNS1W

Presidential elections … Da Vinci-style

Don Raphael Gorga may have had the look and sound of Don Corleone, but it actually may have been his pledge to reform the country’s criminal justice system and rebuild the nation’s infrastructure that carried the day in presidential elections at Da Vinci Charter Academy last month. Then again, it may have been the “Godfather” […]