Davis residents may decide fate of water project

Davis residents may have to make an even tougher decision than choosing the next president of the United States when they line up at the polls in November.

They may have to decide the future source of the city’s water.

City Manager Steve Pinkerton, City Attorney Harriet Steiner and Interim Public Works Director Bob Clarke will present a recommendation to the Davis City Council on Tuesday that, if approved, would give voters the final say on the surface water project at the Nov. 6 general election.

Building the future

Students Carolyn Ringer, left, and Sabrina Esquivel, of Hart-Ransom School of Modesto, present their team’s model city entry, “Aqua Sol Viente,” during a competition at UC Davis on Saturday. The Hart-Ransom team won the 2012 Northern California Future City competition, which brought 17 semifinalist teams of middle school students from throughout California to address this year’s theme […]

Aggie ReStore offers a uses for old stuff

The Associated Students of UC Davis have launched a new business venture — Aggie ReStore, a campus resource for school and office supplies, art and craft materials, clothing and more. The business opened Jan. 18 in the Memorial Union and a grand opening is planned for Wednesday. The mission of Aggie ReStore is to divert […]

DDBA annual meeting set Jan. 30

The Davis Downtown Business Association will have its annual meeting from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, at Tres Hermanas restaurant, 805 Second St. in downtown Davis. “Join us for this early evening meeting where we will mingle with downtown business owners while we elect board members who will represent and advocate for downtown Davis,” an announcement said. The event kicks off at 5:30 […]

Free tax help offered in West Sacramento

The Yolo County Children’s Alliance’s West Sacramento Family Resource Center kicks off its free tax preparation program on Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1200 Anna St., portable unit 21, in West Sacramento. The site will remain open for free tax preparation assistance through Oct. 1. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to […]

Parenting series offered by city

Parents of children ages 5-12 are invited to learn how good family relationships and postive attention help children learn and grow during a free six-week parenting class. Parents are invited to come to one or all classes. Active Parenting Now will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning this week and concluding on March 7. […]

Local volunteers head out of Davis into Africa

Check it out What: One-man play, “Manchild in the Wasteland” When: 7 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday Where: International House, 10 College Park, Davis Tickets: $20 priority seating, $15 general admission, $10 students; proceeds benefit orphans in Tanzania Packing for an international trip is daunting. Packing for a trip to remote sections of Tanzania and […]

DCTV show to feature Dan Wolk

Davis City Councilman Dan Wolk will be featured on Jon Li’s “What’s Going On?,” a program on Davis Community Television, from 8 to 9 p.m. Thursday. DCTV is on cable Channel 15. Wolk was appointed a year ago to the council and has announced his bid to run for election in June. He and his […]

Davis Flea Market aims to build community feeling

Check it out What: Davis Flea Market When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday Where: E Street Plaza, 200 block of E Street in downtown Davis Cost: Free to look, prices vary by vendor The phrase “flea market” conjures up different images to different people. Some may think of hunting for treasures amid triflings; others may think of […]

Learn to cook Chinese dumplings

Jenny Li, coordinator of the Friendship Program for International House, Davis, will teach a class on how to cook Chinese dumplings. The class, limited to 10 people, will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at International House, 10 College Park, Davis. To enroll, call (530) 753-5007. The cost for materials is $10 per […]

DA opposes Topete’s second new-trial bid

Two people who were tossed from the Marco Topete jury pool were ousted for their confusing and conflicting answers to questions, not their lack of opinions on the death penalty, Yolo County prosecutors said in court papers filed last week. The prospective jurors’ dismissals were the basis for a last-minute motion for a new trial […]

Be my valentine

Children will layer paper and other media and pour on the love in a valentine’s craft-making session from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. Artist Janice Purnell will lead the workshop, which is designed for all ages. The cost is $4 for Pence members […]

Singer/songwriter performs Davis house concert

Folk musician and singer/songwriter Andrew Calhoun returns to Davis to perform in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at 2613 Blackburn Drive. Calhoun is described as a master songwriter, guitarist and interpreter of traditional songs, and a warm, funny performer. His music is innovative and rooted in tradition, running the gamut of human experience and emotion. […]

Parent class looks at avoiding arguments

“Avoiding Arguments” is the topic of a free parenting class at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Montgomery Elementary School multipurpose room, 1441 Danbury St. in South Davis. The class will be repeated in Spanish on Wednesday, Feb. 1, also at 6 p.m. in the Montgomery MPR. The class is presented by Victor Community Outreach and […]