Davis will pay to keep redevelopment agency’s $8 million

Davis is a fortunate city — it can afford to pay the state to keep its redevelopment agency and funds intact, the City Council said at its meeting Tuesday. The council voted unanimously to give the state $3.5 million this fiscal year. Half the money is due in January and the rest in May. In return, […]

New state law promotes use of carbon monoxide alarms

In the past year and a half, Davis firefighters have responded to eight reports of carbon monoxide alarms sounding off in local homes. Six times, they turned out to be false alarms. But in the other two cases, firefighters measured levels of carbon monoxide within the residences — results that could have proved deadly had […]

Thompson urges fix for stalled energy-efficiency effort

Rep. Mike Thompson and a pair of Republicans are trying revive a way for property owners to pay for projects like installing solar panels and energy-saving windows as a surcharge on their property tax. Such property-assessed clean energy, or PACE, programs looked to be moving forward in Davis and across the country. Fannie Mae and […]

Per Capita Davis: the jargon of energy

A long time ago, a friend was having trouble in a conversation with an acquaintance who repeatedly indicated he didn’t understand what this friend was trying to say. So the friend took the sentence apart, defining one word at a time, and soon there was understanding between them. I sometimes feel like that acquaintance; there […]

Film festival Friday makes Davis’ wheels go ’round

Details What: Clips of Faith beer and film tour When: 7:30 p.m. Friday Where: Central Park, Fourth and C streets, downtown Davis Admission: Free, with beer-tastings available for $1.25 or $5 By Steve Tracy Davis Bicycles! and the Davis Bicycle Collective are partnered with the New Belgium Brewing Company, maker of Fat Tire Amber Ale, […]

‘Garden goddesses’ coming to Winters library

What is there to gardening beyond tending roses or just growing parsley? Ever wonder what it would be like to grow your own food rather than a lawn? Or what sort of things to grow to spice up your life or cure what ails you? Meet the “garden goddesses” — Spring Warren and Kami McBride […]

Radio show features author Laporte

“How She Really Does It,” a radio talk show, will feature Danielle Laporte, a writer, speaker and business adviser, at 10 a.m. Friday on KDRT 95.7 FM. The show also is streamed live online at www.howshereallydoesit.com. Hosted by Koren Motekaitis, the show is for people wanting to learn more about the possibilities and how they can apply […]

Dixon plans Wine and Art Stroll on Aug. 27

Members of the Downtown Dixon Business Association are busy preparing to host their ninth annual Wine and Art Stroll on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the downtown core along Highway 113. Guests are invited to enjoy an evening of sipping wines and champagnes, perusing a variety of artwork, listening to music and visiting downtown […]

Winters company stages ‘Much Ado’ in the park

The Winters Theatre Company will present “Much Ado About Nothing” as this summer’s selection for the company’s annual Shakespeare in the Park production. Performances are Aug. 12-13 and 19-20 in the outdoor amphitheater behind the Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave. “Much Ado” is one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies — a popularity that has […]

Solo guitarist performs at RootStock

Live music and wine-tasting are planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at RootStock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. Jazz guitarist Doug Martin, a solo performer from Stockton, is the featured musician. Martin fell in love with the guitar at the age of 12, and cites Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Norman Brown and funk […]

Davis Shakespeare camp has openings

The Davis Shakespeare Ensemble, in collaboration with the UC Davis Arboretum, is still accepting applications for Camp Shakespeare 2011. Youths ages 7 to 15 are invited to participate in two weeks of theater games and camp activities, and be a part of the camp production of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Youths of all experience […]

Yolo courts warn of possible jury-service scam

Yolo Superior Court officials are warning Yolo County residents about a possible identity-theft scam in a neighboring county involving someone posing as a court worker. In the scam, a person claiming to be a jury-services employee for Solano Superior Court contacts citizens on their cell phones, tells them they have missed their jury service date […]

Mortgage-fraud indictment names Woodland woman, six others

A Woodland woman is one of seven real estate professionals indicted by a federal grand jury last week on charges of conspiring to commit wire fraud in connection with a mortgage fraud scheme, U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner announced Tuesday. Sandra Hermosillo, 49, a former loan officer, pleaded not guilty at an arraignment hearing Tuesday in […]