Internet memes sprout around Occupy movement

NEW YORK (AP) — Call it the Meme Movement. Whatever degree of success achieved by the Occupy protests, it’s largely been based on its old-fashioned, off-line demonstrations. They’ve been decidedly beyond virtual, staking out real ground in downtown Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park and forging signs-and-sit-in protests around the country. Some of its founding members even disdain […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Council must make tough budget decisions soon

The Davis City Council heard presentations at Tuesday’s budget workshop on three major components to the city’s budget that will be crucial to balancing the books. It’s clear that the council will face several challenges down the road. The workshop was the second in a series to develop specific options and recommendations to address the […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Dunning column: Goodbye, Gunrock; hello, Fighting Jalapeños

As usual, with 65,000 residents and 64,998 Ph.D.s in town, my mailbox has been filled to overflowing with the thoughts, rants and musings of this town’s intelligentsia over the recent events that have focused the eyes of the world on this place we call Davis. Writes Curt at aol.com: “Bob — Hate to see people […]

Dutton Hall protesters plan for two-week occupation

About 20 tents were pitched at UC Davis’ Dutton Hall on Tuesday as protesters dug in their heels for what’s expected to be a two-week stay. Members of the Occupy UC Davis movement stormed the building Monday as part of a campus strike opposing student tuition and fee increases. That evening, a general assembly of […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

UCD faculty come not to bury Katehi, but to praise her

In response to calls for the resignation of UC Davis’ chancellor by many in the English and physics departments, the board of the Davis Faculty Association and thousands who signed an online petition, Walter Leal produced a letter of his own Tuesday.

“We strongly believe that Linda Katehi is well-qualified to lead our university through this difficult healing process and oppose the premature calls for her resignation; this is not in the best interest of our university,” wrote the entomology professor.

In a day, 206 other professors…

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged , ,

Green Party presidential candidate visits Davis

Jill Stein, Green Party candidate for president in 2012, will be in Davis on Friday morning for a no-host coffee and breakfast between 8 and 9 a.m. at Cafe Bernardo, 234 D St. Local residents are invited to stop by and meet her. A Massachusetts resident, she is a physician who is campaigning on the […]

December 01, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

DHS choral concert planned Dec. 13

The Davis High School Winter Choral Concert will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. The Advanced Treble Choir, Concert Choir, Jazz Choir and Madrigal Singers will present an array of holiday selections for all to enjoy. The concert is free and open to the […]

December 09, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Claus, candles and carriage rides

Davis residents will ring in the holiday season Thursday evening at the annual Downtown Davis Holiday Open House. Community members are invited to take part in one of Davis’ oldest community traditions, which features the Children’s Parade and the tree-lighting ceremony, visits with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, performances by local musical groups, horse-drawn carriage […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Make holiday ornaments, decor Friday at Senior Center

Local residents are invited to join the women of Delta Gamma sorority to make some stellar yet easy holiday ornaments to dress up a tree, mantel or ceiling. The free workshop will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Participants will learn how to make two kinds of ornaments: […]

December 01, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Grim budget news on the horizon for Davis schools

The Davis school board sized up the district’s uncertain financial situation during a special board meeting Tuesday morning, and contemplated a list of 80-plus potential layoffs that may take effect if a spring parcel tax renewal fails. Trustees likely will approve the layoff list on Dec. 15, in an effort to retain the Davis school […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Colors of autumn

Brilliant oranges, yellows and reds highlight the Davis landscape as autumn morphs into winter. Here, a tree shows its colors in the bicycle parking area outside Shields Library at UC Davis. Autumn-red foliage is as bright and cheery as spring-red blossoms.

November 30, 2011 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Annual Crèche and Music Festival launches Christmas season

What began a decade ago with a handful of crèches as a sharing among the local congregations of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has grown to become the 10th annual Community Crèche and Music Festival, with more than 250 nativity scenes of all sizes and styles on loan from members of various […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Harper Junior High bands, choirs will perform at two winter concerts

The Harper Junior High Concert Band’s Winter Concert is at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Seventh-, eighth- and ninth-grade bands will perform under the direction of Harper band teacher Nancy Sanchez. This concert is free, but donations will be accepted with gratitude. Baked goods […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Press Release | Tagged ,

Holiday home tour benefits Meals on Wheels

Ring in the holiday season with a special home tour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Friends of Meals on Wheels presents the Dickens in the Valley, a tour of seven Woodland homes dressed in holiday splendor. This event is a fundraiser for Meals on Wheels in Yolo County. Administered by the Elderly Nutrition […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,