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Transient who died near train tracks ID’d

A man whose body was found on the outskirts of downtown Davis in June has been identified as John Henry Chester Jr., a local transient, according to the Yolo County coroner’s office. Chester, 48, died June 18 after a witness found him on the ground and barely breathing near the railroad tracks that run behind […]

Rollover crash leads to DUI arrest

A Fair Oaks man is facing drunken driving charges after rolling his work truck east of Davis on Monday morning. Yury Petrik, 30, was traveling westbound on County Road 32A at about 60 mph and failed to make the curve at County Road 105, causing his Ford F350 to crash into a guard rail and […]

Repairs, water savings, DHS student center plans keep staff busy

Contractors have been busy at several campuses around the Davis school district this summer, as Davis proceeds with several backlogged maintenance projects. Students and parents can expect to see some upgrades when the new school year begins Wednesday, Aug. 26. Holmes Junior High: Holmes, where the core campus buildings date from the 1960s, saw several portable classrooms that […]

Familiar faces in new places as school starts

The Davis school district will welcome roughly 60 new employees as classroom teachers and in other positions when school gets underway this fall. Many vacancies were created with the retirement of experienced teachers. Two familiar faces also are taking on new administrative roles in the district. The new principal at Patwin Elementary School is Gay […]

Davis Rainbow Phoenix Families form support group

Davis Rainbow Phoenix Families are forming a support group for parents of gender nonconforming kids and same-sex families; its first meeting will be informal, with the purpose of firming up what future meetings will look like. Children are encouraged to come to the event, which starts at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at Davis Community […]

Sunday’s bingo games support YCCC

The Davis Odd Fellows will host their Second Sunday Bingo fundraiser on Sunday, Aug. 9, to benefit the Yolo Community Care Continuum, a nonprofit agency that provides an array of community-based programs for mentally ill adults. YCCC has been providing services in Northern California since 1979. All programs are based in community settings and follow […]

Dr. G poses the question, ‘What if …?’

“What if …?” Does that question foster fear and doubt in you, or can it free up your own creativity and the potential for greater well-being? Tune in to “Heart to Heart” with Dr. G on Wednesday and listen to the discussion. “You could be in for a surprise or two,” says the host of […]

Locals take a look at future of California water

Representatives from the California Water Commission came to Davis on Thursday night, opening their ears to the public as they forward their efforts to allocate some $2.7 billion to transform the future of water storage in California. This task comes in the form of the Water Storage Investment Program, just one part of the $7.5 billion water […]

Tapping into your soul’s purpose

A free workshop to learn more about meridian tapping — also known as emotional freedom technique — is planned for 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Tandem Properties board room, 3500 Anderson Road in Davis. According to a news release, meridian tapping is a method that “clears energy blockages stored in your body caused […]

Bland’s death prompts Davis forum

The Davis Phoenix Coalition and city of Davis Human Relations Commission will present a public forum on the Sandra Bland case at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Bland, an African-American woman, was pulled over by law-enforcement officers in Texas and spent […]

Men invited to monthly Talk Circle

The Community Men’s Talk Circle will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, at International House, 10 College Park in Davis. All men 18 years and older are welcome to attend the free gathering, where men are invited to talk as they feel ready. “Men (and women) are motivated by a primary desire […]

Cool down Wednesday with Cold Shot

Cold Shot will bring their retro and modern dance music to Picnic in the Park from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park. Cold Shot delivers lively and energetic renditions of pop, rock and rhythm and blues dance songs with the love and care of heartfelt music […]

Livingston’s jazz tunes liven up Stonegate

Stonegate Cafe and Bakery, 1260 Lake Blvd. in West Davis, will present a piano jazz night with Dick Livingston from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5. Attendees are invited to enjoy pizza, sandwiches and bakery goods by Rubi and Rosy as they listen to Livingston tickle the ivories. He’ll perform his own compositions as […]

Explorit: Support science with yogurt

Is the hot weather getting you down? Are you wondering what you can do to support science education in your community? Solve both problems at once by joining Explorit Science Center for a fundraiser at Cultivé Frozen Yogurt on Wednesday, Aug. 5! All day, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Cultivé, at 231 E St. […]

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