Two nights of holiday music are planned next week at Atria Covell Gardens, a Davis retirement community. Community members are invited to both free concerts at 1111 Alvarado Ave. in North Davis. Local musicians Donna Wren on harp and violin and Ken Kemmerling on piano and guitar will perform holiday classics at 7 p.m. Friday, […]
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The euro slid below $1.30 on Wednesday for the first time since the early days of 2011 and Italian borrowing rates rose ominously, as the optimism from a dramatic European summit last week fades with the realization that the continent’s underlying debt problems remain unsolved. Italy’s last bond auction of the […]
SACRAMENTO (AP) — California lawmakers are investigating how colleges responded to non-violent protests that sprung from the Occupy movement, including the pepper-spraying incident at UC Davis. Top officials from the UC and California State University systems will testify at a hearing in the state Capitol today. They include UCD Chancellor Linda Katehi, who came under […]
THE OLDEST URINAL IN THE WEST … yes, we have yet another activist group with a clever acronym forming in town, this time by the name of S.O.B. (Save Our Bathrooms) … my friend Mary Lee at pacbell.net, who may or may not be a charter member, says she’s “worried that the issue of retaining/demolishing […]
WOODLAND — The Yolo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday reaffirmed its support for a 356-foot-tall radio tower to be built at the Yolo County Landfill northeast of Davis. The board originally voted in favor of the tower in September 2010 and the county Planning Commission approved a one-year extension of the use permit in […]
The Yolo County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred Monday afternoon at a Dunnigan truck stop. Sgt. Lance Faille said two masked men entered the United Petroleum Truck Stop, 29770 County Road 8, at about 3 p.m. Monday. One of them pointed a handgun at the clerk and ordered him to the […]
The University of California will shoulder $100 million of $981 million in automatic midyear budget cuts, Gov. Jerry Brown announced Tuesday. The latest cuts were triggered by revenue falling $2.2 billion short of the sunny $88.5 billion the Legislature counted on when it enacted the 2011-12 budget. Effective Jan. 1, the cuts also will include: […]
The Davis Police Department will host open gym at Davis High School’s South Gym, 315 W. 14th St., on Monday, Dec. 19, through Thursday, Dec. 22. From 10 a.m. to noon, kids are invited to come for some rousing rounds of dodgeball. From noon to 3 p.m., the gym will be open for basketball. On Tuesday, […]
Come to Candy Cane Court — aka Henri Court in Wildhorse — on Friday for a lively celebration. In its ninth year, the beautifully decorated neighborhood will welcome Santa from 6 to 8 p.m., and members of the Holmes Junior High Band and the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh will be there to perform. Visitors are […]
The Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District has declared Don’t Light Tonight conditions in effect through midnight Wednesday, Dec. 14. Don’t Light Tonight is a voluntary wintertime air pollution reduction program. Wednesday’s particle matter pollution (PM 2.5) is forecast to be 25 micrograms per cubic meter or higher and burning wood is discouraged. On winter nights […]
Adelita Serena, capitana of Dance Azteca, performs to the drumbeat with her group Monday afternoon at St. James Catholic Church in Davis. The pre-sunset performance was in honor of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. A Mass and reception followed.
Jason Whitcomb — who once owned Mousie’s, a nightclub and restaurant at 212 F St. — will play piano beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Our House Restaurant and Lounge, 808 Second St. in downtown Davis. Whitcomb played at Jilly’s in Palm Springs for several years, accompanying Frank Sinatra on his many performances there. Jilly […]
I bought a Buddha’s hand to sketch, as I was struck by its odd shape — a lemon with fingers — but I had no idea what to do with it afterward, other than frightening young children in a dimly lit room. I learned a long time ago that you cannot judge a fruit by […]
After six years, 30,000 chocolate bars and $7,000 in charitable donations, Yummy Dummy Chocolate Company is closing down.
The girl-owned and operated company will see three of its seven founders heading off to college in the fall with the remaining four not far behind, so they’ve collectively made the decision to stop operations this month.
Remaining chocolate bars may be purchased through their website, www.yummydummy.com, through Saturday or until ….