Like a rock: 100 years of Chevy

DETROIT (AP) — We saw the USA in them. We drove them to the levee. We even worked on our night moves in their back seats. For a century, Chevrolets won America’s love with their safety, convenience, style and speed — even if sometimes they were clunky, or had problems with rust or their rear […]

November 04, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Ceremonies, parade, fundraiser honor Yolo’s veterans

The Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6949 will host a celebration at 10 a.m. at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road. It will honor all veterans who have served in the U.S. armed forces, including those currently stationed throughout the country and around the world.

Guests are invited to stop by the Davis VFW’s welcome table and pick up a flier about the organization and the activities it engages in to support the city of Davis.

At 11 a.m., American Legion Post 77 will host a Veterans Day ceremony in front of the Yolo County Courthouse, 725 Court St. in Woodland. The Woodland Community Band will play patriotic music

November 04, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Advanced Treble Choir plans wine tasting, concerts

Parents and supporters of the Davis High School Advanced Treble Choir will host a wine-tasting fundraiser from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Rominger West Winery, 4602 Second St. in Davis. Five wines will be poured, and the choir will give a performance. There also will be a silent auction of gift baskets and wine […]

November 04, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

The first time my dad said ‘I love you’

On Jan. 3, 2009 — my parents’ 51st wedding anniversary — my father came home from the hospital. It was a month since the stroke that had paralyzed him on the right side, and five months since the stroke that had skewed my mother’s speech. I was so busy preparing for his return, including the […]

November 04, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Tour Davis Waldorf School on Nov. 10

Parents are invited to tour the Davis Waldorf School and see teachers and students in action at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10. The school is at 3100 Sycamore Lane in North Davis. Administrator Kelly Brewer will offer a general overview of Waldorf programs, methodology and curriculum. Visitors will step into several classrooms and watch lessons […]

November 06, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Volunteers needed to serve on three city commissions

The city of Davis seeks residents to serve on three commissions: * Civic Arts (two seats): Advises the City Council on all maters relating to cultural arts; meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month; * Senior Citizens (one seat): Advises the City Council on all matters relating to policies and programs […]

November 06, 2011 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

See ‘Junky’s Last Stand’ at church’s celebration

Nature’s Theater will perform “Junky’s Last Stand” at 2:15 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road in rural West Davis. The 50-minute play, featuring a cast of young actors, is part of the Taste the Space event celebrating the church’s new Social Hall. It helps people think about […]

November 06, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Master Gardeners offer free workshops

Fall is the time of year when our gardens slow down but this quieter time allows contemplation and planning for the more active seasons. Yolo County Master Gardeners will present two free workshops Saturday to keep your green thumb exercised and stimulate ideas for the coming spring and summer. From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Master […]

November 04, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Blood drive planned Nov. 13 at Davis Food Co-op

The Davis Food Co-op invites local residents to give thanks for good health by donating blood at a drive from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13. The Co-op is at 620 G St. Prospective donors should bring photo identification and eat and drink plenty of fluids before giving blood. Donating blood is safe, easy […]

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Greek PM scraps referendum on Greek debt plan

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Two officials close to the Greek prime minister say he has scrapped his plan to hold a referendum on the latest European debt deal for Greece after the main opposition leader said would back it. The two officials said George Papandreou made the comments during an emergency Cabinet meeting today. One […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

College graduates’ debt burden grew, yet again, in 2010

By Tamar Lewin Students who graduated from college in 2010 with student loans owed an average of $25,250, up 5 percent from the previous year, according to a report scheduled for release Thursday. The average debt — once again the highest on record — came as the class of 2010 faced an unemployment rate for […]

November 04, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sarkozy, Obama push for financial crisis solution

CANNES, France (AP) — Europe’s debt drama dominated talks among leaders of the Group of 20 leading economies Thursday, with Greece’s government facing potential collapse and European leaders admitting that the eurozone may face losing its weakest member. U.S. President Barack Obama, Chinese President Hu Jintao and other world leaders began the formal G-20 summit […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Oakland protest degenerates into chaos

OAKLAND (AP) — A day of demonstrations in Oakland that began as a significant step toward expanding the political and economic influence of the Occupy Wall Street movement, ended with police in riot gear arresting dozens of protesters who had marched through downtown to break into a vacant building, shattering windows, spraying graffiti and setting […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Topete was ill-equipped for free society, prison expert says

WOODLAND — Between the ages of 18 and 35, Marco Topete spent a total of 1,010 days — just shy of three years — as a free man. Of the 14 years he spent in prison, eight of them were in solitary confinement — a cramped, windowless experience that hampered his ability to transition back […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,