Sunday, March 29, 2015

Need a new best friend?

Charm is an 1-year-old female cockapoo, a people-oriented small dog with the personality of a big clown. Charm has a sunny disposition, and cockapoos are known for being smart, hardly shedding and very affectionate. Roo is a 1- to 1 1/2-year-old female husky, possibly mixed with shepherd. She is friendly and fun-loving, would make a […]

Lawyer disputes police’s hoax claim in California kidnapping

By Gillian Flaccus, Kristin J. Bender and Ellen Knickmeyer VALLEJO (AP) — A lawyer disputes police claims that the kidnapping of a California woman was a hoax and says her boyfriend was bound and drugged during the abduction. Attorney Dan Russo says his client Aaron Quinn did not immediately call police when his girlfriend Denise […]

Property-tax penalties kick in after April 10

WOODLAND — The Yolo County Tax Collector’s Office reminds taxpayers who own property in Yolo County that the second installment of 2014-15 Secured Property Tax, due Feb. 1, 2015, will be delinquent if not paid by April 10. To avoid a penalty, property taxes must be paid by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 10, after which […]

Child abuse conference returns to Davis

Davis is hosting the 21st annual Northern California Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Conference on Sunday, April 12. It will run from 9:30 am to 5 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Center, 203 East 14th Street, Davis, California.  The conference is open to the public, free of charge. This year’s topic will be the “Quincy Solution: Best Practices […]

Arts Centers offers portrait-drawing class

The Davis Arts Center will host a four-week portrait drawing class, running from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays, from April 6 to April 27. The instructor is Marlene Lee, who has taught at the Davis Art Center since 1993, teaching calligraphy and now portrait drawing. Graduated from Sacramento State in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in studio art, Lee is now […]

UCD engineering tackling Grand Challenges

In a letter of commitment presented to President Barack Obama at the White House Science Fair last week, more than 120 U.S. engineering schools, including UC Davis, announced plans to educate a new generation of engineers expressly equipped to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing society in the 21st century. These “Grand Challenges,” […]

Parenting class meets Tuesdays

Linda Hendricks, MFT, will teach a free class on attachment-based parenting for parents of infants and toddlers, meeting Tuesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m from April 7 to May 26. Hendricks has been licensed for 23 years and is in private practice in Davis. According to a news release, children with secure attachments exhibit greater […]

Dixon hosts alpaca expo

The Tenth Annual California Classic Alpaca & Fiber Show is planned at  the Dixon Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday, April 11 and 12. Several Solano County Alpaca Ranches and a multitude of ranches from all over California, Nevada, Oregon and Arizona will be represented. Visitors can talk to alpaca breeders and meet 200 alpacas face to face. […]

Yolo Land Trust elects 2015 officers

The Yolo Land Trust recently elected its 2015 slate of officers: Charles A. Tyson, president; Richard Reed, vice president; Casey Walsh Cady, secretary; and Kathy Ward, treasurer. Tyson first came to Yolo County more than 30 years ago to study soil science at UC Davis. He is employed by the California Department of Water Resources where […]

Cache Creek Conservancy receives donation

The Cache Creek Conservancy has received a $2,500 donation from Yolo County’s Pollock Farms and America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The organization will use the donation to help fund its outdoor education program, which invites elementary students to the Cache Creek Nature Preserve to participate in hands-on learning activities. “There is always a […]

Davis FFA and ag students host plant sale

The Davis Future Farmers of America and the Davis High Agriculture Department will hold their annual plant sale on Friday, April 3, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 4, from 9 a.m. to noon. The sale will take place in the Davis High School greenhouse on Oak Avenue. Plants include everything from zinnias to […]

CBH hosts Passover Community Potluck Seder

Congregation Bet Haverim will host a Community Potluck Seder on Monday, April 6, at its Social Hall, 1715 Anderson Road. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the seder begins at 6 p.m. Guests are asked to bring their favorite Passover main dish, side dish or dessert, enough to serve eight to 10. Note: No meat […]

Explorit: Science-up your Picnic Day

Explorit celebrated Pi Day last Saturday with lots of fun with π on this rare date of 3/14/15! We had a great crowd with prizes from the Farmer’s Wife (four apple pies!) and two bike speedometers from Ken’s Bike-Ski-Board. Volunteers from Davis High School and UC Davis kept everyone in circles and … diameters! Chelsea Lee […]

Apply for library parcel tax exemption by June 1

June 1 is the deadline to file for an exemption from the Davis special library parcel tax, which supports the expansion of facilities and services of the Stephens Branch Library. For fiscal year 2015-16, the tax is $101.08 for a single-family home and $50.04 per unit for a multi-family residence. Exemptions to the special tax […]