Locals petition to stop, reverse water rate hikes

The clock is ticking for those leading the effort to repeal the water rate increases OK’d by the Davis City Council three weeks ago. They have 30 days as of Friday — the date the city clerk officially signed off on the new water rates ordinance — to collect enough signatures to place a referendum […]

Woodland PD gang unit awarded grant

The Woodland Police Department announced last week the receipt of a $4,000 PG&E grant for the agency’s Strategic Operations and Gang Investigation Unit. The focus of these funds will be to provide further training to gang investigators, update or purchase new safety equipment for specialty teams, and improve upon problem-oriented policing projects, Sgt. Heath Parsons […]

Dinner, dance to raise money for Sheriff’s Posse

The Yolo County Sheriff’s Posse will hold a fundraising dinner-dance Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Yolo County Fairgrounds on Gum Avenue in Woodland. Doors at Waite Hall open at 6 p.m. with a no-host bar and raffle prizes donated by local vendors. A barbecue tri-tip dinner will be served at 7 p.m., followed by the […]

Man robbed of beer on J Street

Davis police are seeking two robbers who deprived a man of his beer early Saturday. Sgt. John Wilson said the victim approached an officer conducting a traffic stop at Third and K streets at about 2:20 a.m. and reported that he had just been robbed a block away on J Street. “He said he was […]

Plug-in vehicles sought for October events

Calling all plug-in electric vehicles in Davis! Whether you have a Zap car, a GEM, a LEAF, a Volt, a plug-in hybrid or even a Tesla Roadster, all are welcome to join Cool Davis for two upcoming PEV events. On Friday, Oct. 14, the Cool Davis Initiative will host a Plug-in Vehicle Cruise through downtown Davis […]

Downtown marketing plan discussed at brown-bag lunch

The Davis Downtown Business Association will host a brown-bag lunch discussion this week of a new marketing/branding plan, including a new logo, for downtown Davis. The informal lunchtime forum is presented by the DDBA’s Visioning and Community Relations Committee, and will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday in River City Bank’s Conference Room, […]

Monday Pub Quiz is the last at Bistro 33

After four years and almost 6,500 questions asked, the Bistro 33 Pub Quiz has been canceled. Monday’s Pub Quiz at 9 p.m. is the last at the downtown Davis restaurant, 226 F St. Hosted by UC Davis lecturer, talk show host and poet Andy Jones, the Pub Quiz met Monday nights. Covering topics such as […]

Muslim students guilty of disrupting speech

SANTA ANA (AP) — A jury convicted 10 Muslim students Friday of disrupting a talk by the Israeli ambassador on a university campus in a case that has stoked an intense debate about free speech. The students also were convicted of conspiring to disrupt Ambassador Michael Oren’s speech in February 2010 at UC Irvine. The students were charged with misdemeanor […]

Racially heated posting sparks UC Berkeley outrage

By Nanette Asimov A Facebook post announcing plans by a UC Berkeley Republican group to sell baked goods priced according to race, gender and ethnicity — “White/Caucasian” pastries for $2 and “Black/African American” pastries for 75 cents, for example — has drawn outrage on campus. “I’m ashamed to know that I go to the same school with people […]

A ‘Pixar-perfect’ Davis High School Homecoming

Davis High School students channeled their inner Buzz and Woody as they prepared for Friday’s Homecoming fun. The theme for this year’s parade — which started at 1 p.m. at Central Park — was “Pixar Perfect,” which gave float builders an opportunity to bring their favorite Pixar movies to life. Seniors built an “Up”-themed float, while juniors […]

City commissions in need of volunteers

The city of Davis is looking for volunteers to serve as members of the following commissions: * Bicycle Advisory, three vacancies; * Business & Economic Development, one vacancy; * Civic Arts, two vacancies; * Historical Resources Management, one or two vacancies; * Human Relations, one vacancy; * Natural Resources, two vacancies; * Personnel Board, one vacancy; * […]

Jewish wedding fashions showcased

A parade of Jewish wedding fashions from the Middle East will be featured at the Davis International Festival on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. JIMENA — Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa — is teaming with the Davis chapter of the international Israel education organization […]

Sign up online, in person for Davis bike parade

Only a few days remain to sign up for the World’s Greatest Bike Parade, Davis’ bid to break its own Guinness record for the longest single line of bikes in motion. The parade begins precisely at 10:02 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, in front of the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. […]

Rummage sale benefits nursery school

The annual University Covenant Nursery School rummage sale will run from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the parking lot at the church, 315 Mace Blvd. Children’s clothing, baby items, toys, books, furniture and household items will be sold.