Per Capita Davis: Biking around town

I really appreciate readers sending ideas for columns. Other ideas come from meetings, talks, conversations on the street and out of thin air. Although it may not be obvious from the columns I write, many take some thinking about, and I keep these ideas in mind for the future. Some folks offer an interesting factoid, […]

April 05, 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 […]

April 05, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Maguire will supervise Yolo County Grand Jury

Judge Dan Maguire will be the next Yolo County Grand Jury supervising judge, effective July 1, the Yolo Superior Court announced this week. “Judge Maguire is an excellent choice for this important role because of his leadership skills and commitment to the community,” Assistant Presiding Judge Steven Basha said. Maguire was appointed to the bench […]

April 05, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Hear FluteSong Friday at winery

Live music by FluteSong, a quartet, will be featured at Rominger West Winery’s Friday Night Live event this week. The fun runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the winery, 4602 Second St., Suite 4. “Treat yourself to wine by the glass, starting for as little as $5, while enjoying live music,” a news release […]

April 05, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Folk musicians gather for a jam

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, April 13, on the Wyatt Deck on Old Davis Road next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. “Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis films join dozens of others at local festival

A short feature by Davis filmmaker Samantha Howard, another short by festival organizer Judith Plank, two international short films and the award-winning “Who Bombed Judi Bari?” will be among the movies showcased at the ninth annual Davis Film Festival. The event takes place Friday and Saturday at the Veterans Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. […]

April 05, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fairfield declares fiscal emergency, slices budget

McNaughton Newspapers FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield City Council unanimously declared a state of fiscal emergency Tuesday after approving another $5.5 million in budget cuts. The declaration allows the city to put a sales tax increase measure on the November ballot, if it so chooses. Otherwise, the council would be forced to wait until the next […]

April 05, 2012 | Posted in Economy | Tagged ,

Garden workshops set Saturday at Central Park

The Master Gardener Central Park Gardens workshops originally scheduled for March 17 will take place Saturday at the gardens near Third and B streets in downtown Davis. Identifying and knowing what plants and what parts of specific plants may be toxic to children or pets is an important part of a “user-friendly” garden. Master Gardeners […]

April 05, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Randall talks about science in our lives

Professor Lisa Randall of Harvard, one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world, will give a public lecture at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at the ARC Ballroom at UC Davis. Her talk will be based on her recent popular book “Knocking on Heaven’s Door,” which explores the role of science in our lives. Admission is free. For […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Yee presses CSU on whistle-blowers

By Nanette Asimov A state senator who is pushing a bill to require more public disclosure of waste and fraud at tax-funded agencies has called on California State University to stop retaliating against employees who report such abuses. State Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, responded to a San Francisco Chronicle article published Sunday that revealed CSU […]

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Council begins site-by-site approvals for cell phone antennas

City Council members don’t often have their decisions made for them. But when City Attorney Harriet Steiner told the council at its meeting Tuesday that fighting Crown Castle in court would be a battle it would not win, council members were left with few options on how to proceed with the application to install the […]

April 04, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Yahoo to lay off 2,000 employees

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is laying off 2,000 employees as new CEO Scott Thompson sweeps out jobs that don’t fit into his plans for turning around the beleaguered Internet company. The cuts announced Wednesday represent about 14 percent of the 14,100 workers employed by Yahoo, which is based in Sunnyvale. The company estimated it […]

April 04, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Students angry over pricey courses pepper-sprayed

SANTA MONICA (AP) — Campus police pepper-sprayed as many as 30 demonstrators after Santa Monica College students angry over a plan to offer high-priced courses tried to push their way into a trustees meeting, authorities said. Raw video posted on the Internet Tuesday evening showed students chanting “Let us in, let us in” and “No cuts, no […]

April 04, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Explore local treasures at Woodland’s Museum Day

Have you ever wondered how many museums there are in Woodland? Between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14, you’ll have the opportunity to visit all 11 of them. Most museums will feature free admission; some will have boxes for donations. Docents will be at each location to give tours and answer questions. Brochures […]

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