Friday, October 24, 2014

Woodland woman ID’d as Sacramento crash victim

A Woodland woman has been identified as one of three people killed in a collision between a vehicle and a bicycle last week in Sacramento. Elizabeth Cavazos, 53, was riding her bike in the area of Howe Avenue and Burney Way at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday when she was struck by a sport-utility vehicle that […]

Sunder adds to lead in school board money race

School board candidate Madhavi Sunder has now raised nearly $30,000 — but several other candidates have raised over $10,000 for their respective campaigns, according to financial reports filed with the Yolo County Elections Office last week. In the listing that follows, donors are from the Davis or El Macero zip codes, unless otherwise noted. * The Sunder […]

Kids ready to trick-or-treat for UNICEF

On Friday, Oct. 31, watch for Davis schoolchildren trick-or-treating for UNICEF. Kids from Birch Lane, Chávez, Korematsu, Montgomery, North Davis, Patwin, Peregrine, Pioneer, Willett, Fairfield and Davis Parent Nursery schools will be coming to doors across Davis asking not only for treats for themselves but for pocket change to provide emergency relief and aid to […]

‘Heart to Heart’ examines sustainability

“Sustainability” is the topic this week for Dr. Gitane’s “Heart to Heart” show, which airs at noon Wednesday, Oct. 29, on KDRT, 95.7 FM. Dr. Gitane, a psychotherapist and life coach, offers practical and heart-minded approaches to living life on the light and wise side, along with thought-provoking tips from the 5 a.m. Philosopher, and […]

Can you give them a home?

Lilah is a 2- to 3-year-old spayed female Rottweiler with a friendly, gentle personality. Since being rescued from Second Chance Rottweiler Rescue, she has gained a lot of weight and has a shiny, healthy coat! She was one of the stars in the Yolo K9 Academy Obedience Class, which she recently completed. Jerry Lee is a […]

Scientists work to save endangered desert mammal

Amargosa voles, small rodents that inhabit rare marshes of the Mojave Desert, have faced dire circumstances in recent years. Loss of habitat, extreme drought and climate change brought this subspecies of the California vole to near extinction, leaving only a few hundred clinging to existence. It is now one of the most critically endangered mammals in […]

Host families needed for students and teachers from Mexico

International Student Support and Educational Services seeks 60 Davis families who are interested in hosting a college student or teacher from Mexico from a collaborative educational program between the governments of Mexico and the United States. Proyecta 100,000’s goal is to send 100,000 participants from Mexico to attend English-language programs throughout the United States over the next five […]

Halloween Dance set Friday for teens

Teens in grades 7-9 are invited to attend a Halloween Dance from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased online at (click the “register online” link and search for activity number 415434). You must have an […]

Candidates eye district’s real estate assets

Seven candidates for the Davis school board fielded questions at a forum Oct. 1 at Pioneer Elementary School, hosted by PTA volunteers from Pioneer and Da Vinci Charter Academy. The candidates were asked, “How do you think the school district should best manage its property holdings, including the district offices at Fifth and B streets, […]

High-flying fun at University Airport

Many people don’t realize that UC Davis has its own airport — it’s the only UC campus that does — but on Saturday, Oct. 25, University Airport will open its hangars to the public. The Friends of the University Airport and UCD Transportation and Parking Services are hosting the 12th annual open house between 10 a.m. and 2 […]

Arboretum plant sale is Saturday

Homeowners who are developing their “new front yard” by replacing high-water use plants with low-water alternatives will want to visit the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum plant sale on Saturday. The sale, which runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Arboretum Teaching Nursery on Garrod Drive on campus, features a selection of attractive, […]

Parents’ Night Out on Friday at Pole Line Baptist

Pole Line Road Baptist Church will host a Parents’ Night Out from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at 770 Pole Line Road in Davis. Parents’ Night Out is an evening of games, crafts, Bible stories, movies and refreshments for children while parents spend some time on their own. Infants through sixth-graders may attend. All workers have been approved through an extensive background check and […]

Davis Arts Center: a call to artists for Holiday Sale Wall of Art

Preparations are underway for the Davis Arts Center’s 24th annual Holiday Sale. The sale takes place Dec. 5-7, with an adults-only sneak-peek preview on Dec. 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. Including unusual wares from more than 60 artisan vendors, a Children’s Secret Store, a pottery painting studio, delicious food and more, the Holiday Sale is […]

Day of the Dead observance focuses on refugee children

UC Davis is planning a Day of the Dead observance — complete with a community altar — with a special focus on the fate of refugee children escaping death in Central America. The event, which begins at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, will be free and open to the public. Community members along with UCD […]