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Halloween Dance set Friday for teens

Teens in grades 7-9 are invited to attend a Halloween Dance from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased online at http://community-services.cityofdavis.org (click the “register online” link and search for activity number 415434). You must have an […]

Let the light shine: Council waves on LED project

There was a moment Tuesday night — before the City Council unanimously approved a plan to go ahead with warmer-looking street lights — when City Councilman Brett Lee asked the city’s sustainability program manager where Davis went wrong with its original devotion to blue-light LEDs. Those are the same lights that ignited protest from residents […]

Pioneer students meet K-9 Officer Dexter

The bad guys may fear Dexter, but Pioneer Elementary School students can’t get enough of him. The Davis Police Department’s canine officer made a special visit to Pioneer on Wednesday as part of the school’s celebration of Red Ribbon Week, a nationwide effort aimed at promoting positive peer pressure, healthy decision-making and living a life […]

Logue wants power shifted back to local governments

California Assemblyman Dan Logue, R-Marysville, hopes to represent District 3 in Washington, D.C., after the Nov. 4 election. A diverse area, the 3rd District covers all or part of Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties, including the cities of Davis, Woodland, Vacaville, Fairfield, Marysville and Yuba City. Logue is challenging incumbent Rep. […]

School board hopefuls weigh in on grade configuration

Seven candidates for the Davis school board fielded questions at a forum Oct. 1 at Pioneer Elementary School, hosted by PTA volunteers from Pioneer and Da Vinci Charter Academy. The candidates also were asked, “Should Davis join the rest of California and the nation by moving sixth-graders to middle school, and ninth-graders to high school?” […]

School board candidates eye district’s real estate assets

Seven candidates for the Davis school board fielded questions at a forum Oct. 1 at Pioneer Elementary School, hosted by PTA volunteers from Pioneer and Da Vinci Charter Academy. The candidates were asked, “How do you think the school district should best manage its property holdings, including the district offices at Fifth and B streets, […]

School board hopefuls discuss homework policy

Seven candidates for the Davis school board fielded questions at a forum Oct. 1 at Pioneer Elementary School, hosted by PTA volunteers from Pioneer and Da Vinci Charter Academy. The candidates were asked “What’s your perspective on (the district’s) homework policy — including whether it should be changed and what you would propose, and whether current […]

High-flying fun at University Airport

Many people don’t realize that UC Davis has its own airport — it’s the only UC campus that does — but on Saturday, Oct. 25, University Airport will open its hangars to the public. The Friends of the University Airport and UCD Transportation and Parking Services are hosting the 12th annual open house between 10 a.m. and 2 […]

Arboretum plant sale is Saturday

Homeowners who are developing their “new front yard” by replacing high-water use plants with low-water alternatives will want to visit the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum plant sale on Saturday. The sale, which runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Arboretum Teaching Nursery on Garrod Drive on campus, features a selection of attractive, […]

Day of the Dead folk art class set

Diana Taylor and Jill Bowlus will be teaching a Day of the Dead folk art class at the Davis Arts Center, 1919 F St., Davis, aimed at adults and youths over 8 years old. The class will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1. Community members can celebrate Dia de los Muertos by making […]

Carlton invites community to its Haunted Harvest

Carlton Plaza of Davis will host a Haunted Harvest Wine and Dine event from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, featuring local wines paired with food prepared by Andrew Moret, the Culinary Institute of America-trained chef at Carlton Plaza. RSVPs for the free event are being accepted now and guests are encouraged to arrive […]

Fly-casting champion will speak to fishing enthusiasts

This month, the Fly Fishers of Davis will hear from three-time national fly-casting champion George Revel when the group meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the multipurpose room at Harper Junior High School, 4000 E. Covell Blvd. With so many fly lines on the market today, it is confusing to know which is the right […]

Author visits Woodland for community book project

Woodland Reads 2014 author Renée Thompson will visit Woodland schools and meet with community members on Thursday, Oct. 30, to discuss her novel “The Bridge at Valentine,” which is this year’s selected community book. In a retelling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, “The Bridge at Valentine” presents a realistic and poignant portrayal of life in […]

Weir honored, a year early

Betty Weir of Davis was welcomed into Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada’s Century Circle on Sunday, even though she’s only 99 years old. Since 2010, Yamada has honored constituents with Century Circle recognition when they reach their 100th birthdays. But when she learned that Weir, a hard-working Davis Democrat since 1948, was turning 99, she bent the rules and honored her one […]

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