Davis voters to decide fate of parks tax

The fate of Davis’ parks and recreational facilities may rest squarely on the shoulders of Davis residents. When voters across town receive their June 5 election ballots in their mailboxes in early May, they will not only have to decide which three candidates to elect to the City Council, but also whether to renew Measure […]

April 27, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Investigation of ‘suspicious’ death continues

Davis police had little new information to release Thursday regarding Tuesday’s death of a Sacramento man. “We are making progress,” Lt. Tom Waltz said of the investigation. “We’re following up with family members” and other witnesses. Thomas Anthony Conrad, 26, was found injured underneath the Pole Line Road overpass, on the west end of the […]

April 27, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Keeping perspective amid the culling

A BIT OF COMPASSION … many points to city of Davis Police Chief Landy Black for attempting to provide some balance to all the negativity surrounding deposed UC Davis Chief Annette Spicuzza … Yes, she had clearly lost control of her department, and yes, it was no doubt time for her to go, but Black […]

April 27, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Downtown Davis historical tour on Saturday

There are only a few spots left on Gerri Adler’s walking tour of historic downtown “Davisville” on Saturday at 2 p.m., starting at the Hattie Weber Museum of Davis, 445 C St. in Central Park. Adler, a history buff who grew up in Davis in the 1950s, will point out and discuss historical buildings, past […]

April 27, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Ron Paul to rally supporters at UCD

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul will hold a rally at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3, on the UC Davis Quad. While former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has amassed 847 of the 1,144 delegates needed to secure the party’s nomination, according to an Associated Press estimate, supporters of Paul — who has just 80 delegates — […]

April 27, 2012 | Posted in U.S. Congress | Tagged ,

Katehi, Yudof to discuss Morrill Act

UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi will join UC President Mark Yudof and others to discuss the legacy of the Morrill Land-Grant College Act on Monday at the Capitol. The event is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the building’s west lawn. July 2 will mark the 150th anniversary of the signing of the […]

April 27, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Grad Night taking donations on Saturday

Davis Grad Night organizers are looking for donations to help make the event for all graduating high school seniors a success. Contributions may be dropped off Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Oak Avenue parking lot of Davis High School. Items needed are include boxer shorts (all sizes); raffle prizes such as […]

April 27, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Artist talks at Pence Gallery on Saturday

Marc Lancet, an art professor at Solano Community College, will present a slide-illustrated talk about the history of representing the body, from prehistory on, in conjunction with the Pence Gallery’s current exhibit, “Focus on the Figure,” at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Pence, 212 D St., Davis. His figurative work is featured in this group […]

April 27, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Chief justice celebrates courts at annual Law Day event

WOODLAND — Tani Cantil-Sakauye estimates she’s traveled some 30,000 miles in the last year in her role as chief justice of the California Supreme Court. On Thursday, her travels brought her to Yolo County, where she served as keynote speaker for the Law Day 2012 luncheon at Woodland’s Community and Senior Center. The event was […]

April 27, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Thompson makes new charges against city in alleged DACHA missteps

New allegations have been brought against the city of Davis and its dealings with the Davis Area Cooperative Housing Association this week. David Thompson, president of the Twin Pines Cooperative Foundation and co-owner of Neighborhood Partners LLC, claims that after the DACHA dissolution hearing the City Council held in February, the city did not subsequently […]

April 27, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Community science project focuses on spiders

Do you know what kinds of spiders inhabit your world? Explorit Science Center would like you to find out. In fact, community members are being asked to look for, observe, photograph and share with Explorit the spiders they see in their daily lives. “Spiders of the World,” which launches next week, is Explorit’s first-ever community science […]

April 27, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Donations needed to complete Julie’s Garden

Donations are needed to finish building Julie’s Garden, a seating and garden area being constructed by friends of Julie Partansky, a former Davis mayor who died three years ago. Julie’s Garden is in the North Davis Pond area across from the boardwalk that goes out to the natural water area. A bench in Partansky’s memory […]

April 27, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Co-op offers free interest groups

The Davis Food Co-op offers several free interest groups that community members may join. Groups meet in the Co-op Conference Room in the store, at 620 G St. in downtown Davis, unless otherwise noted. The Suburban Self-Sufficiency Circle meets on the first Tuesday of the month. Its next meeting is at 6 p.m. Tuesday. This […]

April 27, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Co-op beer-tasting supports DPNS

The Davis Food Co-op, at 620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host a tasting of beers from Lagunitas Brewing on Friday, May 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $5 to taste the slate of beers or $1 per taste. In celebration of the United Nation’s International Year of Co-operatives, profits will […]

April 29, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,