One way or another, they’re getting their money

CONSERVATION FLUSH WITH CONTROVERSY … as many Davisites have noted about conserving water in response to higher rates, we’re talking a double-edged sword … if the reason the rates have been raised is to pay for this fancy new surface water project, then what happens when revenues nosedive due to conservation? … Well, we got […]

City aims to balance water costs, revenues

By Bob Clarke As our community continues to consider the issue of water rates, I’ve been encouraged by the passionate exchange of ideas and opinions as part of the public debate, while at the same time frustrated to see so much confusion about what rates the City Council actually adopted. Still more disappointing is the […]

Making their mark

Soferet Jen Taylor-Friedman, above at right, helps 
Congregation Bet Haverim founding member Hannah Stein write a letter of a new Torah scroll on Sunday. This “Tree of Life” project to create the new Torah — expected to be completed in 14 months — is the focal point of Bet Haverim’s 50th anniversary celebration. The goal […]

Can you give them a home?

Electra is a 3-year-old spayed female German shepherd/Rottweiler cross who loves water, people and male dogs. Asia is a super-friendly, 3-year-old spayed female hound mix who is intelligent, loves everyone and would make a great family dog. They are two of more than 50 dogs available for adoption through Rotts of Friends Animal Rescue from […]

Explorit: New discoveries in space

By Vinita Domier Everyone is invited to Saturday’s meeting of the Davis Astronomy Club at Explorit Science Center, 3141 Fifth St., starting at 7 p.m. You do not have to pay any dues to be a member of the Davis Astronomy Club. If you’re interested in astronomy, you’re welcome to attend. This month we will […]

Second trial scheduled in Davis hit-and-run case

WOODLAND — The second trial for a Dixon man accused of aiding his daughter in a Davis-area hit-and-run collision has been set for February. A Yolo County jury voted 10-2 earlier this year to acquit 52-year-old Lorin Warren of an accessory charge, but the lack of a unanimous vote resulted in a hung jury. The […]

Davis Bicycles! Commute to Sacramento by bike, train

By John Hill At exactly 7:52 every weekday morning, I strap on my bike helmet at my house in North Davis and head off to work. Thirty-five minutes later, I walk through the door of my office in Sacramento. I’ve done it all without the aid of a car. In fact, I’ve managed to get […]

Like a rock: 100 years of Chevy

DETROIT (AP) — We saw the USA in them. We drove them to the levee. We even worked on our night moves in their back seats. For a century, Chevrolets won America’s love with their safety, convenience, style and speed — even if sometimes they were clunky, or had problems with rust or their rear […]

Ceremonies, parade, fundraiser honor Yolo’s veterans

The Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6949 will host a celebration at 10 a.m. at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road. It will honor all veterans who have served in the U.S. armed forces, including those currently stationed throughout the country and around the world.

Guests are invited to stop by the Davis VFW’s welcome table and pick up a flier about the organization and the activities it engages in to support the city of Davis.

At 11 a.m., American Legion Post 77 will host a Veterans Day ceremony in front of the Yolo County Courthouse, 725 Court St. in Woodland. The Woodland Community Band will play patriotic music

Advanced Treble Choir plans wine tasting, concerts

Parents and supporters of the Davis High School Advanced Treble Choir will host a wine-tasting fundraiser from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Rominger West Winery, 4602 Second St. in Davis. Five wines will be poured, and the choir will give a performance. There also will be a silent auction of gift baskets and wine […]

The first time my dad said ‘I love you’

On Jan. 3, 2009 — my parents’ 51st wedding anniversary — my father came home from the hospital. It was a month since the stroke that had paralyzed him on the right side, and five months since the stroke that had skewed my mother’s speech. I was so busy preparing for his return, including the […]

Tour Davis Waldorf School on Nov. 10

Parents are invited to tour the Davis Waldorf School and see teachers and students in action at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10. The school is at 3100 Sycamore Lane in North Davis. Administrator Kelly Brewer will offer a general overview of Waldorf programs, methodology and curriculum. Visitors will step into several classrooms and watch lessons […]

Volunteers needed to serve on three city commissions

The city of Davis seeks residents to serve on three commissions: * Civic Arts (two seats): Advises the City Council on all maters relating to cultural arts; meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month; * Senior Citizens (one seat): Advises the City Council on all matters relating to policies and programs […]

See ‘Junky’s Last Stand’ at church’s celebration

Nature’s Theater will perform “Junky’s Last Stand” at 2:15 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road in rural West Davis. The 50-minute play, featuring a cast of young actors, is part of the Taste the Space event celebrating the church’s new Social Hall. It helps people think about […]