Tuesday, March 3, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
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DPNS offers open house Saturday

The Davis Parent Nursery School will host an open house from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 7, at both its school sites, 426 W. Eighth St. and 1447 Danbury St. Visitors will meet current families and teachers and learn about the 10 play-based programs this parent cooperative offers for toddlers through kindergartners, giving parents and children […]

Public input sought Monday on Northstar Pond

The Northstar Pond is a special place for many in Davis. Community members have expressed significant interest and offered ideas on priorities and expectations for management and improvements to this part of Northstar Park. In response, the Parks & Open Space Division of the city of Davis Parks and Community Services Department is requesting input related to […]

Veggie gardening, composting are workshop topics

Yolo County Master Gardeners will teach two free classes in the next week or two, one in Davis and the other in Woodland. On Saturday, March 7, the topic is “The Ins and Outs of Vegetable Gardening.” Interested participants will meet from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Davis United Methodist Church, […]

Visiting prof will discuss Armenian genocide

The final Davis Human Rights Lecture of the 2014-15 season will take place Thursday at 7 p.m. at International House, 10 College Park in Davis. Hosted by the UC Davis Human Rights Initiative, UCD professor Keith David Watenpaugh and International House Davis, the speaker will address “Human Rights Problems in the Contemporary Middle East and […]

Holmes plans open house Thursday

Holmes Junior High School, 1220 Drexel Drive, welcomes the community to its annual open house from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5. Classrooms will showcase the learning experiences of students at Holmes through displays and demonstrations. Incoming seventh-grade families are welcome. In addition, incoming seventh-grade parents and guardians are invited to attend an informational […]

Nominees sought for Bill Streng Business Award

The Davis Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations from individuals, service organizations and businesses for the 20th annual Davis Chamber of Commerce-Bill Streng Business of the Year Award. The award recognizes members of the business community who exemplify qualities of excellence, service, innovation and creativity in business, industry or the community. Nominees do not need […]

Pets of the week

Lots of animals are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Bud (No. 128158), an 11-year-old neutered male pit bull with a brindle-and-white coat. Also hoping for a good home is Layla (No. 132323), a 7-year-old spayed female domestic short-haired cat. She loves to […]

Museum brick sales to end this month

March 25 is the last day to order engraved bricks for the Hattie Weber Museum rose garden patio. Bricks are available in summer wheat (for mothers, grandmothers and other exceptional women) and in red (for individuals, families, groups, etc.). Up to three rows of 15 characters or spaces may be engraved with names, dates and messages. […]

Prostate cancer group looks at massage

At the March 9 meeting of the Yolo Prostate Cancer Support Group, certified massage therapist Irene Ammar of Moonsong Bodywork in Davis will discuss gentle, medically informed tactile techniques to help sustain patients with cancer and other conditions. Men, their spouses and family members are invited to the 7 p.m. meeting at the Woodland Community […]

Moore featured at two climate talks this week

Nature writer and moral philosopher Kathleen Dean Moore will deliver two public talks in Davis this week. On Friday, March 6, she will speak on “What Can One Person Do? The Moral Urgency of Climate Change” at 7:15 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Those who arrive at 6:30 p.m. may purchase […]

Davis winner, other talented young artists, to perform Sunday

Winners of the Mondavi Center’s Young Artists Competition will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 1, in Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center. The finalists for this year’s honors performed before a panel of judges on Saturday, including contestant Roger Xia of Davis, who made the city proud by winning both the piano prize and […]

Parole denied in 1987 killing spree

A convicted Yolo County murderer was denied parole last week, 28 years after he and a friend took part in a Knights Landing killing spree.   Anthony Louis King was 16 years old and living in the rural Yolo County town when, on Sept. 6, 1987, King and Kenneth Ray Bivert killed a man they […]

Explore Asia at Arboretum storytime

Local residents are invited to celebrate the Chinese New Year as Arboretum Ambassadors explore the cultural and natural world of Asia at a program from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 1. The free event is titled “Storytime Through the Seasons: Climbing Up the Ginkgo Tree” and will take place on the Wyatt Deck in […]

MU Games closing in late March

The Memorial Union Games Area at UC Davis will be closed beginning in late March as the area undergoes renovations in the coming year as part of the larger MU renewal. The UCD department of campus recreation and unions is seeking to update and improve the MU Games Area with a focus on UCD student needs. […]