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History rides again; Wells Fargo talk set Oct. 18

Members of the Yolo County Historical Society will gather Sunday, Oct. 18, at an original Wells Fargo stagecoach stop in rural Woodland to hear about the history of Wells Fargo in the West. Dennis Dingemans, a UC Davis professor emeritus of geography, will draw on the scholarly articles, books, public history studies and monographs of […]

City needs your voice on street-light tests

It’s time to shine a light on your opinion. In recent months, the city of Davis has completed Phase I of its LED street-light retrofit project, replacing 2,600 “cobra head” street lights throughout Davis. The new LED lights save money and energy and last more than three times longer than the old lights, a city news […]

Break the chains at stigma-free rally

Mental health supporters invite the community for ice cream cones and an open microphone at the annual anti-stigma rally from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, at Heritage Plaza, Second and Main streets in Woodland. “I’m thrilled we have the opportunity to gather so publicly to acknowledge the need to break the stigma connected […]

Satellite library marks five years

The fifth anniversary of the South Davis satellite branch library at Montgomery Elementary School, 1441 Danbury St., will be celebrated with a party at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10. Attendees can enjoy refreshments and crafts while they mingle with their neighbors, browse a selection of books and DVDs, and check out the hottest titles in […]

Sing along to Broadway tunes at Senior Center

All are welcome at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., on Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 4:20 to 5:20 p.m. for a monthly sing-along. This month, Broadway musicals are the focus, with accompaniment by pianist Sharon Cuthbertson. Words and music are projected on a large screen. For more information, call 530-757 5696.

Creative scheduling eyed to allow a later school start

Davis school board members heard an update Thursday on sleep — specifically, how much junior high and high school students are getting. The school district established a Later Start Committee in February to examine the logistics of starting the school day at about 8:30 a.m. but ending it at about the same time as current practice. […]

Empower Yolo presents Paint Yolo Purple

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Beginning Oct. 1, Empower Yolo, in partnership with local businesses and organizations in Yolo County, will host Paint Yolo Purple — A Month of Action. The monthlong campaign aims to raise awareness about domestic violence and to help fund Empower Yolo’s intervention and prevention services for victims of domestic violence. […]

Per Capita: Letters to the future

I’ve been writing this column now for nine years. I named it “Per Capita Davis” because, at its core, it’s about what we can do as individuals to help prevent or at least mitigate the biggest calamity facing the human race — global warming, the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere to a level […]

Family event features ‘Monsters University’

Bring your favorite monster to downtown Woodland on Friday, Oct. 9, for “Movies on Main Street.” This free family event, hosted by the city of Woodland, has activities for the entire family to enjoy. The fun begins at 5:30 p.m., and the movie “Monsters University” will start shortly after sundown at Heritage Plaza, Second and Main streets. Before […]

Got a green thumb? Seedlings need your help

Putah Creek Council seeks volunteers to help grow and maintain native plants for local habitat restoration projects. The plants are grown in a nursery, from cuttings and seeds taken from the Putah-Cache Creek watershed, and are propagated and cared for by community volunteers. The seedlings then are planted along Putah Creek and its tributaries, where they […]

Dig In Yolo! announces restaurant partners

Ten Yolo County restaurants will put their money where their food is … sharing proceeds throughout October with Yolo Farm to Fork’s edible school gardens in celebration of National Farm to School Month. Dig In Yolo! is the organization’s partnership with the restaurants: in Davis, Osteria Fasulo, Caffé Italia, Dos Coyotes and Jack’s Urban Eats; in Woodland, […]

Donald M. Moriel

d. Sept. 25, 2015 Donald M. Moriel passed away Sept. 25, 2015, at his home in Auburn. Born and raised in Vacaville, Don attended public school and graduated from Vacaville High School in 1952. He worked from an early age on his family’s fruit ranch on Vine St and in his uncle John Moriel’s Buick […]

Da Vinci students put pinhole cameras, photos on exhibit

Students from the Da Vinci Charter Academy invite local residents to attend the 2015 Pinhole Photography Exhibit at Radiate Art, 231 G St., Suite 29, on Friday, Oct. 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. Beginning photography students have been learning about the basic principles of photography by building pinhole cameras and accompanying manuals, and taking […]

Fall for the arts, all month long

In honor of National Arts and Humanities Month, Davis Downtown is sponsoring Fall for the Arts, a monthlong celebration of arts, entertainment and culture in Davis. The fun will include festivals, demonstrations, free dance classes, art projects, receptions, live music and movies. For a full calendar of events, visit davisdowntown.com/fall-for-the-arts. First up, from 5 to […]

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