Dissolution of local co-op hangs in the balance

Residents of the former Davis Area Cooperative Housing Association units urged the city to advance their request for dissolution at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. If approved, the request would have gone to the Attorney General for a decision on whether the 20-unit co-op can dissolve. But as with all decisions related to DACHA, which […]

Iran releases American hikers

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Two Americans jailed in Iran as spies were released from Tehran’s prison on Wednesday after more than two years in custody. Associated Press reporters saw a convoy of vehicles with Swiss and Omani diplomats leaving Evin prison Wednesday afternoon with Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal inside, heading to an airport in […]

Obama: No shortcut to peace in Middle East

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that there could be no shortcut to peace between Israel and the Palestinians, as he sought to head off a looming diplomatic crisis for the Middle East and U.S. policy there. “Peace will not come through statements and resolutions at the U.N. — if it were […]

Home sales jump 7.7 pct. as foreclosures rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans who bought previously occupied homes rose in August. But sales were driven by an increase in foreclosures, evidence the housing market remains weak. The National Association of Realtors says home sales rose 7.7 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.03 million homes. That’s below […]

Standing In: Sure, I can keep a lid on my language

OK, big confession. I have a potty mouth. I do. I enjoy inserting a four-letter word here and there. It feels good. It adds emphasis to the emotions.  It puts the exclamation point on the exclamation! I know … it’s not very ladylike. I’ve been told this. But I just can’t help myself. Besides, I never […]

Harris, Silverado play Friday at RootStock

Vacaville native Rick Harris and his band Silverado will play their outlaw-style country music from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at RootStock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. Harris has been a charming, graceful and well-loved country music gentleman in Northern California for nearly a decade, accompanying his full-throated vocals with his acoustic rhythm guitar. His longtime […]

Police investigating vandalism-turned-battery case

Authorities are sorting out the details of a Sunday morning incident in which a crime victim also became a suspect. At about 2:30 a.m. Sunday, a resident in the area of Fourth and B streets saw a man break out the rear window of his vehicle, Davis police Lt. Paul Doroshov said. The vehicle owner, […]

Energy-upgrade incentives covered at workshops

Homeowners in Davis and Woodland can get the details on up to $4,000 in energy-upgrade incentives at two workshops in the coming weeks. “Join us … to learn how an energy upgrade can help to improve the comfort in your home, lower your utility bill and protect the environment by saving energy,” says Matthew Greenfield […]

Learn a new language or get fit at Davis Adult School

Are you interested in learning how to fix your own bicycle, or car? Or taking a class in drawing, painting or creative mosaic?

Perhaps you’d like to improve your computer skills, or learn to speak in German, Arabic, French, Chinese, Italian or Spanish. Maybe you’d like to improve your English pronunciation, or could benefit from a fitness-oriented class in Pilates, tai chi, yoga, qigong or zumba?

Or perhaps you’re interested in a career-oriented class to become a pharmacy technician, a clinical medical assistant or a veterinary assistant?

Classes in these and other topics will get under way next week at the Davis Adult School, as the fall quarter begins.

Teen curates eco-art exhibit

An eco-art exhibit curated by Davis teen Elizabeth Kubey, has been added to the Tsao Gallery at the Davis Art Center.

The eco-art exhibit features almost 40 pieces of art by students from Davis and Da Vinci high schools. The public is invited to come view the art at a reception Saturday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Art Center, 1919 F St. Entry is free and refreshments will be served.

For Kubey, a senior at Davis High, curating the exhibit meant merging her own two biggest passions — art and the environment — and earning her Girl Scout Gold Award in the process.

She had been leaning toward an environmental project for her Gold Award, she said, when her sister, who lives in New York, sent her an article about a teenager there who had curated a teen art exhibit.

Free pertussis vaccine offered Thursday

The Davis Unified School District, Dr. Paula Watts-White’s office and the Yolo Health Department are teaming up again for a freeTdap clinic from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday King High School, 635 B St. The clinic offers convenient access for students who still need the immunization so they can attend school. Parents are advised to […]

Photographers needed for Cool Davis projects

The Cool Davis Initiative has put out a call to local photographers to help capture upcoming events for posterity. Photographers are especially needed on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15 and 16. The events include: * The 2011 Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival, co-sponsored with Sierra Club and Tuleyome at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, […]

UFC kicks off another year

Members and prospective members are invited to the University Farm Circle’s annual tea from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at the chancellor’s residence, 16 College Park in Davis. An affiliation with UC Davis is not required. Reservations are not necessary and there is no charge. Parking is free. UFC Co-Presidents Sue Colombano and […]

DHS students find sewing project is ‘cool’

Students in Jeanne Pettigrew’s fashion class at Davis High School have been sewing with a purpose in the first few weeks of class. The beginning sewing students have carefully measured, pinned, ironed and sewed reusable vegetable bags for the Cool Davis Festival from unbleached muslin after cutting four to a yard from the fabric. The […]