Petco hosts pet adoption weekend

Petco is partnering with Purina Pro Plan, official pet food sponsor of the 2012 Westminster Dog Show, to present National Adoption Weekend at Petco from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 19. In Davis, Petco is at 1341 W. Covell Blvd. in The Marketplace shopping center. The event’s goal is to encourage […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Vegetable gardening seminar slated

Grace Garden will host a presentation from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday by Master Gardener Tamar Rein, who will cover the topics of “Sustainable Vegetable Gardening” and “Getting an Early Start for Summer’s Bounty.” Grace Garden is at Davis United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road. Sustainable gardening techniques maintain and enhance the quality of the […]

February 24, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Vintage valentines on exhibit at Hattie Weber Museum

The Hattie Weber Museum celebrates Valentine’s Day with a special exhibit of vintage valentines from the 1920s and information on valentine traditions. The valentine collection is a gift from Maggie Kautz. The cards were sent to her mother, Violet, and her uncle, Vernon. Also on display at the museum is the latest exhibit, “Davis in […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

See, hear Measure C campaign statements

Short statements recorded by supporters and critics of Measure C, the Davis schools’ parcel tax measure up for renewal this month, can be seen on Davis Media Access. The programs will air on Davis Community Television Channel 15 on the Comcast cable system, on Menu 99 on AT&T’s U-verse system and on KDRT, 95.7 FM. […]

February 29, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Legislative analyst cites flaws in education plan

By Nanette Asimov Gov. Jerry Brown’s rescue plan for higher education — including his idea to let public colleges and universities decide for themselves how many students to enroll — is flawed, the independent legislative analyst says in a critical new report. Each year, enrollment levels for the University of California, California State University and the community college system […]

February 10, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Official: 10 states get ed waiver

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday will free 10 states from the strict and sweeping requirements of the No Child Left Behind law, giving leeway to states that promise to improve how they prepare and evaluate students, The Associated Press has learned. The first 10 states to receive the waivers are Colorado, Florida, […]

February 09, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Greece reaches deal with creditors on new cutbacks

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece says it has struck a deal with its bailout creditors on adopting harsh new austerity measures needed to avoid a disastrous bankruptcy. Prime Minister Lucas Papademos’ office says negotiations with representatives of the European Union, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund have been successfully concluded. A statement […]

February 09, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

UCD student, marching band member had ‘unbridled optimism’

Renne Lyra Morrow followed in the footsteps of her two older brothers when she enrolled at UC Davis and joined the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh. “In the process, she found out she had this calling toward music,” said the band’s director, Tom Slabaugh, who agreed to help when Morrow wanted to change her major to […]

February 09, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Police nab suspects in knifepoint robberies

Two Woodlanders were in police custody Wednesday for their alleged roles in a pair of South Davis robberies the night before, authorities said. The robberies, both at knifepoint, occurred moments apart starting shortly before 8 p.m. Tuesday, Lt. Paul Doroshov said. The first took place in front of the Sorrento Apartments, 1540 Valdora St., where […]

February 09, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Hey, newcomer, we’re already world-class

REINVENTING THE WHEEL … “Meet city’s new bike guru,” said the headline in Davis’ Only Local Daily Newspaper … “Following a nationwide search, the city of Davis welcomes Dave ‘DK’ Kemp as its new bicycle and pedestrian coordinator.” … good for him … presumably among his duties will be to educate bicycle riders that they […]

February 09, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

It’s circus time!

Circa members Scott Grobe and Emma McGovern embrace in a dance on the shoulders of Jarrod Dewey as others rehearse maneuvers in The Pavilion at UC Davis on Wednesday afternoon in preparation for their performances Saturday and Sunday at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, visit

February 09, 2012 | Posted in Dance | Tagged ,

The Cannery project moves forward with draft EIR

When the city of Davis built Village Homes in the 1970s, the world noticed.

Not only did fans of cutting-edge urban planning notice, they had to come see it for themselves. First lady Rosalyn Carter, Prince Charles and French President Francois Mitterrand all came to see the environmental features.

Perhaps that’s why the city can’t wait to get its hands on The Cannery project to start molding its every detail, as some say it could be the next Village Homes in Davis.

February 09, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Salsa Night April 27 benefits Davis Bridge Foundation

Save the date! The Davis Bridge Educational Foundation’s annual Salsa Dinner and Dance will take place Friday, April 27, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. Dinner will be provided by Guadalajara Taqueria, live music by Zapato Viejo and dance instruction by Fiesta Dance N’ Fitness. Tickets are $50 each or […]

February 14, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Democrats will celebrate at Valentine Party

Davis Democratic Club members will celebrate fellow Davis Democrats who serve the community in the state Senate and Assembly and on the Yolo County Board of Supervisors, Davis City Council and Davis Board of Education at the club’s annual Valentine Party on Tuesday. “Show your appreciation for their valuable and dedicated service to the city of […]

February 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,