Apply by June 1 for library parcel tax exemption

The deadline to file for an exemption from the parcel tax for Davis’ Stephens Branch Library is June 1. Exemptions to the special tax are granted for the following: * Property zoned and used for agriculture and not containing a residence; * Property that is not buildable or developable because of some reasonably permanent incapacity. […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Wood a finalist for Minnesota chancellorship

UC Davis Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Fred Wood will speak at the University of Minnesota, Crookston, on Friday as one of three finalists for its chancellorship. Established in 1966, the Crookston campus enrolled 1,262 full-time and 338 part-time students in fall 2011. Its chancellor of seven years, Charles Casey, plans to retire in June. […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Flash flood mob connects the dots between extreme weather, climate change

Join in What: Flash flood mob When: 9 a.m. Saturday; photo at 9:30 a.m. sharp Where: Atop of the levee on the south side of I-80 at the entrance to Yolo Basin Wildlife Area. From Davis, take the frontage road along I-80 heading east toward Sacramento; bikes and car-pools are. For a map and directions, […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

DWR offers free shredding service Saturday

Davis residents are invited to celebrate the end of tax season by cleaning out their home offices at a free shredding event, courtesy of Davis Waste Removal. DWR is partnering with Absolute Secured Shredding of Sacramento to offer the service to residential customers from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 2727 Second St. in Davis. […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Free garden seminars slated on composting, herbs

Grace Garden will host two Master Gardener seminars Saturday morning at the Davis United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road. They are free and open to the public. Master Gardener Steve Radosevich will discuss composting and demonstrate making a compost pile at the first workshop, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. He will include what to add […]

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Girl Scouts raise funds at garage sale

Girl Scout Troop 2000 will host a garage sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at 2200 Lassen Place. Proceeds will be used toward the troop’s service projects and trip fund.

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Yolo County Fair catalogs available

The Yolo County Fair exhibitors catalogs and entry forms are available online at Catalogs also are available at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis; the Winters Community Library; branch libraries in West Sacramento, Clarksburg, Esparto and Knights Landing; the Dunnigan post office; the Zamora post office; and the Guinda General […]

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Portello passes the torch to next generation of farmers

He meanders through the Davis Farmers Market, saying “hi” and shaking hands with various people who are obviously glad to see him.

Les Portello is not running for any sort of office, but it appears he’d have the vote of just about everyone at Third and C streets.

He walks casually under the permanent shade/rain structure, pointing out vendors who sell “great” almond pastries or noting who has sold out early and is closing for the day.

Portello has been selling everything from nuts to citrus for more than 20 years at the Davis Farmers Market. A member of the market’s board for 24 years, he has decided to hang up the shingle and let a younger farmer take his slot.

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

School board to hear reports on Emerson, career tech ed

The Davis school board will hear presentations by the Emerson Junior High leadership team and the district’s Career Technical Education teachers when it meets Thursday evening. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. The agenda also includes several items carried over from the April 19 school […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Voter registration, election information are goals of Winters event

A free “Celebration of Democracy” is planned from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Rotary Park in Winters, at the corner of Main Street and Railroad Avenue. Sponsored by the Western Yolo Democratic Club, the event aims to increase the number of people registered to vote in Winters in the June 5 election and offer […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Photoshop tips shared at club meeting

The Photography Club of Davis will meet at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, in the Blanchard Room of the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. The guest speaker will be Henry Paine, who will present his photographic processes using Photoshop to bring out the detail in his digital images as he converts them to black […]

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Police investigate home-invasion robbery

Davis police are investigating a home-invasion robbery reported Sunday morning at a South Davis apartment. The 20-year-old victim told officers he was asleep in his apartment at the Sharps & Flats complex, 1660 Drew Ave., when three males wearing white plastic masks burst into his bedroom at about 5:30 a.m. One of the robbers pointed […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Bernstein, Rutter pieces highlight chorale performances

The Davis Chorale, directed by Alison Skinner, and the Davis Children’s Chorale, directed by Rachel Kessler, will present two concerts of music by Leonard Bernstein and John Rutter twice this weekend. Performances are planned at 8 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Sunday at the Davis United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road. The program includes Rutter’s […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Watch gliders soar at weekend events

Community members are invited to attend two upcoming glider events hosted by the Sacramento Valley Soaring Society at Grasslands Regional Park. The park is at Mace Boulevard and Tremont Road, about 3 miles south of Davis. Electric gliders, some with 14-foot wingspans, will launch en masse at 10 a.m. Saturday using their electric motors, which […]

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