Sneak preview session set for Yolo Youth Choir

An eight-week session of the new Yolo Youth Choir is planned for April 26 to June 7, with weekly Thursday rehearsals from 4 to 5 p.m. at Barbara’s Dancing Tonight. The youth choir classes, open to all kids ages 8 to 14 without audition, will culminate in a community Singing Bee on the evening of […]

March 29, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Hear McDougall Saturday at Sophia’s

McDougall, a Portland-based Americana/folk-rock one-man band, will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday at Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 129 E St. in downtown Davis. His current concert tour supports McDougall’s forthcoming full-length album, “A Few Towns More,” set for national release April 10. Admission Saturday is $5. Following McDougall on stage at Sophia’s are J.P. Harris & […]

March 29, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Study shows net-zero Davis is possible, and needed

By Mark Braly Davis is the first city in the nation to adopt the goal of carbon neutrality by the middle of this century. This ground-breaking goal will entail a three-step process — net-zero electricity, net-zero energy, and, finally, net-zero carbon. This is a finding of a white paper issued this week by the UC […]

March 29, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Maguire holds fund-raising lead over Parish

WOODLAND — Yolo Superior Court Judge Daniel Maguire continues to hold a financial edge over his election opponent, collecting twice as much in donations as challenger Clint Parish during the latest campaign reporting period. Maguire, who presides over the Department 15 civil-court calendar, received $9,235 in cash contributions between Jan. 1 and March 17, according […]

March 29, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Flower arrangers will make it and take it

The Davis Flower Arrangers’ April meeting will be a workshop. Everyone will make arrangements to take home using whatever vases or containers they bring to the meeting on Wednesday, April 4. The fun begins right after a short business meeting at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at International House, 10 College Park, Davis. Lots […]

March 30, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Changes afoot at All Things Right & Relevant

See’s Candy for Easter is for sale at All Things Right & Relevant, 1640 E. Eighth St. The store, which benefits nearly a dozen local mental health agencies, is currently taking spring items on consignment and will begin accepting summer items Tuesday. The last day for consignments at the present store site will be Thursday, […]

March 29, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Hear Putah Creek Crawdads twice this week

The Putah Creek Crawdads invite fans to two public performances this week: on Thursday evening at Rominger West Winery and Saturday morning at the Davis Farmers Market. Crawdads members are Cap Thomson, Chip Northup, John Rominger, Kate Laddish, Marc Faye, Ray Coppock and Wayne Ginsburg. The Happy Thursday event runs from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the […]

March 29, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Court: What’s left of health law without mandate?

WASHINGTON — The heart of the Obama administration’s health care overhaul hanging in the balance, the Supreme Court is turning to whether the rest of the law can survive if the crucial individual insurance requirement is struck down. The justices also were expected to spend part of Wednesday, the last of three days of arguments […]

March 28, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

City works with bars, restaurants to curb flow of alcohol on Picnic Day

In response to two unsettling Picnic Days — one marred by drunken violence and the other by an alcohol-fueled tragic accident — the city of Davis continues to try to rein in the partying, primarily downtown. For the second straight year, city leaders have put out a call to Davis bars and restaurants with liquor […]

March 28, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

CHP: DUI was Esparto woman’s fourth in 10 years

Authorities say an Esparto woman racked up her fourth drunken-driving arrest in 10 years by officers who were investigating a stolen-vehicle report. California Highway Patrol Officer Bryan Konvalin said officers made contact with 49-year-old Victoria Marie Sanders in the parking lot of Woodland Memorial Hospital shortly before 8:30 p.m. Monday. Sanders reportedly was driving a […]

March 28, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Girls, 11, report suspicious encounter on Oak Avenue

Davis police say two young girls encountered a suspicious man while walking home from school Monday afternoon. Lt. Paul Doroshov said the girls, both age 11, were walking on Oak Avenue near West Eighth Street when they spotted a man crouching next to a white van. He reportedly told the girls, “I want to show […]

March 28, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Scofflaw bicyclists give all a bad name

In this wonderful city we call Davis, there is only one subject that’s off limits when it comes to criticism. That subject is bicycles. Dare to say anything critical about this city’s bicyclists and the God of Two-Wheelers will come out of the sky to strike you down. The other day I noted in this space […]

March 28, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Davis celebrates its birthday Wednesday

Davis Mayor Joe Krovoza will recognize the 95th anniversary of the founding of the city of Davis on Wednesday, March 28, at 6:15 p.m. in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. The historical presentation will take place on the raised berm where bands regularly play at Picnic in the Park. On March 20, 1917, 404 […]

March 28, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

UC president to act on executive pension demand

By Nanette Asimov BERKELEY — University of California President Mark Yudof, who spoke out last year against a threatened lawsuit by 36 executives demanding fatter pensions for UC’s best-paid employees, will ask the regents on Thursday to rescind the 13-year-old policy that began it all. The legal threat has been dormant for more than a year after an unusual alignment […]

March 28, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,