Party recruits volunteers for Measure C campaign

Davis City Councilman Dan Wolk will host a “volunteer-raising” social event for the Measure C campaign from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at Our House restaurant, 808 Second St. in downtown Davis. There is no charge to attend. Our House will provide hors d’oeuvres and there will be a no-host bar. The purpose […]

January 26, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Low-water trees for Davis gardens

Many years ago, when I studied landscape architecture, we had an assignment to take an existing landscape design and propose drought-tolerant substitutions for the plants there. This was the 1970s. Drought consciousness was high. Rainfall in 1976 was extremely low. Conservation was in force in Northern California. So UC Davis instructor Rob Thayer’s take-home lesson: […]

January 26, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Waldorf hosts preschool open house Saturday

Curious about Waldorf preschool? The Davis Waldorf School, 3100 Sycamore Lane, invites parents and children to attend its “Morning in the Preschool” from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Children age 2 to 3 will enjoy creative play, prepare and eat a snack and see a finger play. Parents will be able to speak with the […]

January 26, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Tour Davis Waldorf School on Thursday

Parents are invited to tour the Davis Waldorf School, 3100 Sycamore Lane, on Thursday beginning at 8:45 a.m. To RSVP, email [email protected] or call (530) 753-1651. Administrator Kelly Brewer will provide a general overview of Davis Waldorf’s programs, methodology and curriculum. Visitors will enter several classrooms and observe sample lessons, from preschool through the eighth […]

December 02, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Bone marrow drives seek match for Davis leukemia patient

Three upcoming drives are scheduled to help  find a bone marrow donor for Janet Liang, who has been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Liang’s brother is a UC Davis student. The first two will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 1-2, outside the Silo Union on the UC Davis […]

January 29, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Holmes seeks missing yearbooks

Holmes Junior High School is hoping to complete the school’s set of yearbooks. Currently missing are yearbooks for 1972, 1974, 1975, 1987 and 2006. If you have a yearbook from any of those years that you would be willing to donate to Holmes, call Sara Johnson at (530) 753-0207.

January 26, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

City Council wants a binding water project vote

Power to the people. The City Council has granted Davis residents the final say on the fate of the surface water project, and it wants them to make that decision during the Nov. 6 general election. However, that’s as far as the council got at its meeting Tuesday night, as it was not able to […]

January 25, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Obama to Republicans: Game on

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama delivered an election-year broadside to Republicans: Game on. The GOP, from Congress to the campaign trail, signaled it’s ready for the fight. In his third State of the Union address, Obama issued a populist call for income equality that echoed the Occupy Wall Street movement. He challenged GOP lawmakers […]

January 25, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

It’s a leap of faith for gymnasts

DIAMONDS ARE A TOWN’S BEST FRIEND … watching last night’s council meeting was more painful than a root canal, but it was interesting and heartening to see an odd coalition of Dan Wolk, Steve Souza and a Girl Named Sue carry the day by granting a conditional use permit for Davis Diamonds to move its […]

January 25, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Cause of lengthy power outage a mystery

PG&E officials say they are still looking into the cause of an extended power outage Monday that left some customers without electricity for as long as 19 hours. As a blustery rainstorm blew through the area, the outage struck an area along and north of Covell Boulevard at about 6:30 a.m. that initially affected about […]

January 25, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Protesters occupy cottage on UCD Quad

In their first major action of the winter quarter, Occupy UC Davis protesters on Tuesday afternoon took over the former home of the campus’ Cross-Cultural Center.

Though numbers fluctuated, at mid-afternoon about 50 remained inside the cottage, one of the campus’ oldest buildings, across from the Quad.

Since breaking camp on the Quad in December, protesters have been relatively quiet, holding workshops, meetings and small protests, without incident, at the U.S. Bank branch inside the Memorial Union.

“Over the winter break, people took time to refocus, re-energize and reorganize,” said Brett Lempke, a junior anthropology and philosophy major …

January 25, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged , ,

New trial date set in Davis sexual assault case

A change in defense attorneys has resulted in a new trial date for a Davis restaurant owner accused of sexually assaulting a former employee. Ashot Manukyan, 58, has pleaded not guilty to felony counts of assault with intent to commit sexual penetration, penetration with a foreign object and false imprisonment, and two misdemeanor counts of […]

January 25, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Make a one-of-a-kind fleece hat at Art Center class

Local residents are invited to make a “fabulous fleece hat” at a class next month at the Davis Art Center. Jill Bowlus and Diana Taylor are the instructors. The no-sew class will run from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Art Center, 1919 F St. Participants will apply a modern twist to […]

February 08, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

UC picks Richmond for Lawrence Berkeley lab campus

By Carolyn Jones Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory has chosen to build its new research facility on the Richmond shoreline, a move that could rank the city with Livermore and Berkeley as a new hub for scientific innovation. The lab’s new campus will bring in more than 800 jobs, attract spin-off enterprises and generate millions of dollars […]

January 25, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,