Free parking at E Street Plaza is ending

Paid parking resumed Monday at the E Street Plaza lot, following the completion of the road improvements project on Second Street in downtown Davis. Parking fees were temporarily lifted to offset inconveniences to businesses and their customers during construction. Road improvements included the installation of “bulb-outs” at the intersections of C, D, E, F and G […]

Redding man gets prison time for Woodland bank robbery

A Redding man who robbed the Bank of the West in Woodland last fall was sentenced in federal court Thursday to three years and 10 months in prison, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced in a news release. Tracy Bittner, 58, also must serve five years of supervised release upon his parole, Wagner said. […]

Calfee speaks Saturday at Hall of Fame

Craig Calfee of Bamboosero and Calfee Design will speak from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, Third and B streets. Remember the old adage: Give a man a fish, he eats for a day; teach a man to fish, he eats for a lifetime? Calfee and Bamboosero have taken […]

Shared roadway markings will debut on Second Street

By Tara Goddard On Monday, the city of Davis will stencil shared bicycle lane markings or “shared use arrows” (“sharrows”) on Second Street from B to H streets as part of a trial program authorized by the Davis City Council. City officials hope the markings will increase safety and convenience on Second Street. The sharrows […]

Village Harvest: Two years and 66,000 pounds of fruit later

It’s a little like the legend of Robin Hood: taking from the rich to give to the poor. Only instead of gold and jewels, it’s fresh-picked oranges, grapefruit, apricots and peaches, plucked ripe from trees in Davis back yards and donated to families in need. Oh, and there’s no stealing involved — those with more […]

Free classes focus on attachment parenting

Explore how to help heal the hearts of abused and neglected children at a special three-part class series on attachment parenting this month. The Woodland Community College Foster and Kinship Care Education Program will present “Born For Love: Attachment Parenting” from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 12, 19 and 26. This free class series […]

Israel consul general to give a talk Wednesday

Akiva Tor, Israel’s consul general for the Pacific Northwest, will present an update on Israel and the Middle East at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. As part of the congregation’s annual weeklong celebration of the 63rd anniversary of the formation of the state of Israel, the program will […]

Tax credit benefits still available

It’s not too late for eligible families to collect their Earned Income Tax Credit refunds, the Yolo County Children’s Alliance announced this week. Through Oct. 15, the local organization will continue to offer free income tax assistance in West Sacramento. More than 100 families already have collected thousands of dollars, a spokeswoman said. “We are […]

Dogs available for adoption

Annee, a sweet and gentle, 18-month-old spayed female black Labrador/Rottweiler cross, and Nugget, a 4-year-old, neutered male purebred yellow Lab who loves kids, cats and other dogs, are two of more than 40 dogs available for adoption through Rotts of Friends Animal Rescue on Saturday. Visitors are invited between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. at 29 […]

New recycling guide printed, mailed

Check your mailboxes: The brand-new 2011 Recycling Guide has arrived! Produced by the city’s Public Works Department, and funded by the California Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery, this guide replaces the previous edition, printed in 2008. If you have an old recycling guide, please recycle it. If you did not receive a recycling guide, […]

Supervisor Saylor will hold open house

Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor will hold an open house from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 13, at his office, 600 A St. The community is invited to enjoy light refreshments and art by local Davis artist Emma Luna. Live music will be provided by local musicians Kristine Hager (winner of Davis Community Idol) […]

Coastal dune plants are subject of talk

The Davis Botanical Society will hold its spring meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 19, in the Blanchard Room of the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Speaker Andrea Pickart, an ecologist at Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, will discuss “Restoring Vitality and Beauty to California’s Coastal Dunes: A Photographic Story.” Pickart has worked […]

Bike to work Wednesday and get a free meal

Local residents who ride their bikes to work on Wednesday will be treated to a free breakfast as part of Bike Month activities throughout the Sacramento region. The event — co-sponsored by the Yolo Transportation Management Association, UC Davis and the city of Davis — will run from 7 to 9 a.m. in Central Park, […]

The world’s steepest bicycle climb

Believe it or not, the world’s toughest hill climb is biking distance from Davis. Yes, I know some of you biking know-it-alls will say Italy’s Passo di Mortirolo is the toughest, but my money is on Mixx Canyon just 20 miles southwest of Davis. In 4.8 miles, Mixx goes from the valley to the top […]