Occupy protesters march to UC president’s office

OAKLAND (AP) — Nearly 200 demonstrators marched to the University of California president’s office in downtown Oakland, but university police prevented them from entering the building. The protesters were participating in a daylong work stoppage in Oakland, where thousands in the anti-Wall Street movement rallied, picketed banks and sought to disrupt operations at the nation’s fifth-busiest port. A group […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged

Davis Waste Removal hosts free shredding day

Davis residents can clean out their home offices and come to a free document shredding event on Saturday, Nov. 12, courtesy of Davis Waste Removal, which contracts with the city for all of Davis’ garbage, recycling and green waste removal. Davis Waste Removal is celebrating National Recycling Week by partnering with Absolute Secured Shredding of […]

November 06, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Cluster of PG&E distribution gas line leaks spring up in West Davis

A spate of recent gas leaks from PG&E distribution lines in Stonegate has caused concern among residents of the West Davis subdivision. Six separate leaks, all found within about a one-block radius on Marina Circle, have been reported over the past 18 months. “This is a public safety issue, not a public relations issue,” said […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Parking space conundrum holds up Zipcar expansion

The Davis City Council decided Tuesday to hold off on adding two more shared Zipcars in the community. Council members voiced concerns about reserving two parking spaces for Zipcars at the Amtrak depot, Second and H streets, thereby making the spots in the crowded parking lot unavailable for commuters. “I’m not really thrilled about taking […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Acupuncture clinic offers free treatments Dec. 28

The Davis Community Acupuncture Clinic will offer free treatments from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, at 2860 W. Covell Blvd., Suite 2. No appointments are needed. New and returning patients are welcome. Patients are asked to bring donations of jackets, blankets, canned goods and cash, which will be given to local charities. […]

December 21, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Learn more about neuropathy at Davis meeting

The next meeting of the Davis Neuropathy Group is from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. There are more than 100 causes for peripheral neuropathy, a news release said. Diabetes accounts for about a third, but other causes include heredity, alcoholism, radiation, toxic chemical exposure, HIV, too much […]

November 04, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Co-op wine-tasting benefits Willett PTA

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host a tasting of Thanksgiving wines from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11. The cost is $1 per taste, and profits benefit the Willett Elementary School PTA. The PTA buys nearly all the books for the school library, makes grants to every classroom […]

November 11, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Whole Foods confirms lease at Davis Commons

It’s official: Whole Foods has leased the former Borders Books & Music space in the Davis Commons shopping center, and will open a grocery store there sometime in the next 12 to 18 months. “We have signed the lease, now we have to design our store,” David Lannon, president of Whole Foods Market for Northern […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Harper thespians take the stage this weekend

Students at Harper Junior High, under the direction of instructor Carley Grassinger, will present a play titled “The Best Haunted House Ever!” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the multipurpose room at Harper Junior High School, 4000 E. Covell Blvd. in Davis. The play’s plot involves the creepy manor of a teacher nicknamed “Old […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Educate yourself about recycling options

Did you know recycling is one of the easiest ways you can help slow climate change and global warming? Recycling one ton of paper, bottles and cans can prevent the release of 3 tons of greenhouse gas. Do you ever find yourself wondering if something is recyclable? Check out our recycling display case at City […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Want to write for Hollywood? Learn from a master

Screenwriter Sterling Anderson, formerly of Davis, shares all his secrets to success in “Beyond Screenwriting,” his new guide to thriving in the film and television industry. Anderson was inspired to write “Beyond Screenwriting” when he noticed the lack of screenwriting books on the market that were written by credible professionals with true insider experience. “There […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Animals’ disease-fighting strategies mirror foundations of human medicine

When avoiding or dealing with disease, animals and people use strikingly similar strategies, many of which appear to have evolved into the foundational “pillars” of human medicine, reports Benjamin Hart, a pioneer in veterinary aspects of animal behavior at UC Davis. In a review paper to appear in the November issue of the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal […]

November 04, 2011 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Per Capita Davis: Conserve water, save energy

With all the talk and controversy over proposed water rate increases, I expected more of a turnout for the Oct. 21 city of Davis water conservation workshop on “How to Reduce Your Water Use Without Impacting Lifestyle.” But there were twice as many empty chairs as there were people attending. I went for two reasons. First, […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Family fun day raises funds to help foster kids

A full day of family fun is planned Saturday, Nov. 19, in support of local children placed in foster care. The event, “All Kids Matter,” runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in and around Building 100 at Woodland Community College, 2300 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Kids and parents are invited to meet and […]

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