Sunday, April 20, 2014

Tour renovated YCCC facility Thursday

Construction is completed and the doors will be open from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, to tour the renovated Yolo Community Care Continuum Farmhouse. The Farmhouse, a long-term residential treatment program for adults with mental illness, is on a 10-acre parcel of land seven miles northwest of Davis, at 24321 County Road 96. […]

Tour Davis Waldorf School on Wednesday

Davis Waldorf School will host a tour from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the school, 3100 Sycamore Lane. Parents will be able to visit several classrooms and observe sample lessons from preschool through eighth grade. A question-and-answer session will follow the tour and refreshments will be served. RSVP to 530-753-1651 or with your […]

The fifth annual Tour de Cluck is soon to be hatched

The fifth annual Tour de Cluck — a family- and fowl-friendly event — returns Saturday, May 24, with its signature bicycle tour, or “coop crawl,” of local chicken coops. Funds raised by the tour benefit the programs of Davis Farm to School. Bicycle tour tickets are $15 for general and $10 for seniors and students […]

Ortiz lawn signs available

Jesse Ortiz, a candidate for Yolo County superintendent of schools, has yard signs available. To request that one be delivered for your lawn, call 530-669-7792 or email Signs also may be picked up any Saturday morning at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park, where Ortiz is available to meet and discuss his candidacy.

Sign up soon for spring cooking classes

The schedule for spring cooking classes at the Davis Food Co-op is now available online at The Co-op, 620 G St., offers a wide range of classes for children and adults, with prices ranging from $7 to $40 per class. Private classes for birthday parties and corporate team-building are also available. By member request, […]

Robb Davis team to rally on Saturday

Volunteers for the Robb Davis for City Council campaign will gather on Saturday to launch a weekend of neighborhood walks for the candidate. Speakers at the “Big Walk” rally, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the home of Claire Goldstene, 1125 Bucknell Drive, will include Davis City Councilman Brett Lee and former Mayor Ken Wagstaff. Davis, […]

Explorit: Science and sunshine at Explorit’s Summer Camps

Registration for Explorit’s popular Summer Science Camps is off to a roaring start. Camps are filling up, so register now to secure a spot in your first choice. For 10 weeks this summer, Explorit’s facility in Mace Ranch Park, 3141 Fifth St., will be home base for a variety of inquiry-based, hands-on science explorations by […]

Need a new best friend?

Diva is a 2-year-old spayed female purebred long-haired Rottweiler. She is a very good-natured, happy dog who loves nothing better than to play ball. She is very people-friendly and gets along well with large male dogs. Cleopatra is a 2-year-old fox terrier mix. Unlike most fox terriers, she is calm and quiet, and she plays well […]

‘Hitchhiking’ dog looking for new home

Yolo County is no stranger to hitchhikers. But this may be the first of a four-legged variety. On the night of April 8, a woman driving her minivan was stopped at the intersection of Gibson Road and West Street in Woodland when she noticed an Australian cattle dog running at full speed down the street. […]

School district seeks input on new state-mandated accountability plan

Public input on the Davis school district’s new Local Control Accountability Plan will be solicited at a community discussion set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at King High School, 635 B St. “Some important planning decisions will be made soon and we are very interested in hearing from our community,” Superintendent Winfred Roberson said. […]

Local professor subdues unruly man on flight

Gary Walton was on Southwest Airlines Flight 722 from Chicago to Sacramento on Sunday when he heard someone scream “Don’t do that! Don’t do that!” A man was trying to open the plane’s emergency exit door mid-flight, in an incident that has received national attention. Walton, a Davis resident, jumped up and was one of […]

Scholar will discuss human trafficking in Friday talk

Claire Lipschultz will talk about human trafficking at 8 p.m. Friday, April 18, at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. She will relate modern-day slavery to the Passover story. The slavery of the Jews in Egypt and their exodus from Egypt is not the end of the Passover story; modern-day slavery persists globally […]

Swanson lawn signs available

Picnic Day is over and attention is turning to the June election. That means campaign lawn signs are here. Local residents are invited to join the campaign to re-elect Rochelle Swanson and request a lawn sign. Email or go to and sign up for a sign. It  will be delivered and removed after […]

Dancers to return to Quad for 42nd powwow

The 42nd annual UC Davis Powwow will run from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday on the Quad. The student-organized event is free and open to the public. The grand entry will take place at noon. The powwow annually provides a showcase of Native American traditions as both a celebration and an educational opportunity for […]