Tree Davis celebrates 20 years with Wildhorse planting

Davisites will celebrate California Arbor Week, and the 20th anniversary of Tree Davis, by planting trees Saturday along the Moore Boulevard greenbelt in Wildhorse. State Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, a founding member of Tree Davis, will join the work party, which runs from 9 a.m. to noon. The group will gather along the greenbelt between […]

March 08, 2012 | Posted in News Tip | Tagged ,

Free fix-a-leak workshop slated in Woodland

The city of Woodland will host a free fix-a-leak workshop from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, at the Woodland Community and Senior Center, 2001 East St. The workshop will include an overview of water conservation assistance and metered water data in Woodland, a viewing of a DVD from the American Water Works Association […]

March 08, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Custom Neon plays at Little Prague

Custom Neon, a local favorite, will play classic rock from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Little Prague Bohemian Restaurant, 330 G St. in downtown Davis. The band’s repertoire includes classic rock favorites from the 1960s and ’70s as well as more recent material. Band members are Chris Stabenfeldt on vocals and saxophone, Tom Burris on […]

March 08, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Interpretive walk set on Quail Ridge Reserve

Visitors can walk the Quail Ridge Reserve from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17. The reserve is located on a peninsula at the southwest end of Lake Berryessa. The walk, along hillsides of California native grasses, wildflowers and trees, is of easy to moderate difficulty and will be led by Frank Maurer, a zoologist […]

March 09, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Liberty Bell Award nominees sought

The Yolo County Bar Association is accepting nominations for its 2012 Liberty Bell Award, which honors a non-lawyer who has promoted better understanding of the rule of law, encouraged greater respect for law and the courts, stimulated a sense of civic responsibility, or contributed to good government within the community. The Liberty Bell Award was […]

March 13, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Colorado students to help with services, Parents’ Night Out at Baptist Church

Colorado State University’s Christian Ministries is sending 13 college students and their leaders to serve in Davis and Oakland for a week. They will lead services at Pole Line Road Baptist Church at 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday. Gary Clyma, one of the leaders, will bring the message and the students will lead worship and […]

March 08, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Enviro docu-comedy will screen in Davis

“Your Environmental Road Trip,” an award-winning docu-comedy following three friends through 50 states in “one wild year,” will be screened at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. A reception with producer Mark Dixon precedes the screening, at 6:15 p.m. The program is presented by the […]

March 16, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Tax questions answered for same-sex couples

Each tax year brings new and special tax problems for same-sex couples. At 7 p.m. Thursday, March 15, PFLAG will host a talk by Jason Allen, a certified public accountant with Marcia Fritz & Company, who specializes in tax preparation for same-sex couples. Allen will speak in the Fellowship Hall of the Davis United Methodist […]

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Sierra Club leaders will meet

The Management Committee of the Sierra Club Yolano Group will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 15, in the home of Jim Cramer, 1225 Cedar Place, off of East 14th Street near the Stephens Branch Library. The agenda will include updates or discussions of the Berryessa-Snow Mountain Conservation Area, the proposed single-use plastic […]

March 09, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Glider contest is Saturday at Grasslands Park

Community members are invited to attend the Sacramento Valley Soaring Society March glider contest this weekend. Visitors will see radio-controlled gliders, some with 14-foot wingspans, hunt for thermals to stay aloft for a specified amount of time and then make a precision target landing. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Grasslands […]

March 08, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis Roots to move into Hunt-Boyer Mansion

The City Council voted 3-1 Tuesday night — with Councilman Stephen Souza absent — to approve a six-month lease for Davis Roots to move into the city-owned Hunt-Boyer Mansion, 604 Second St. downtown. Davis Roots is a new nonprofit that will identify and develop new business ventures in the community. It will move into about 800 […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Avalanche buries village in Afghanistan; 47 dead

By Amir Shah KABUL, Afghanistan — Rescuers shoveled through deep snow Wednesday searching for victims of an avalanche that destroyed a village of 200 people in northeastern Afghanistan, authorities said. Forty-seven people have been confirmed dead. “We hope that some people were inside their homes and are still alive,” said Shams Ul Rahman, the deputy […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Stocks edge higher after Tuesday’s big dive

By Daniel Wagner Stocks rose meekly Wednesday morning after their biggest loss this year as reassuring reports on productivity and hiring overshadowed jitters about the Greek debt crisis. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 34 points, or 0.3 percent, to 12,792 in the first half-hour of trading. The S&P 500 rose 4, or 0.3 percent, […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Measure C wins comfortably with 72.3% majority

Supporters of Davis schools are heaving a huge sigh of relief today after voters approved the Measure C parcel tax Tuesday by a comfortable margin.

Nearly three out of four voters participating in the monthlong vote-by-mail election cast yes votes on the five-year parcel tax, which will generate about $6.5 million per year to support classroom programs in the Davis schools.

A total of 12,435 ballots were cast in favor of the tax (72.3 percent) with 4,756 ballots opposed (27.7 percent). A two-thirds majority was required for approval.

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,