City among 43 applicants for UCD hub

UC Davis received 43 proposals for “innovation hub” concepts from regional businesses, governments, nonprofits, faculty and individuals — all hoping to forge a partnership with the university and turn ideas into money. University staff is sorting through the proposals and will have more information later this spring about the next steps in the process, UCD […]

‘Davisville’ features ‘Davis State of Mind’

Alex Pacheco and Daniel Watts, whose “Davis State of Mind” spoof has made “middle class in the middle of nowhere” a local catchphrase, talk about the video, why they made it, life in Davis, the reactions they’ve heard, and more on the latest episode of “Davisville” on KDRT 95.7 FM. Pacheco and Watts plan to […]

Best named school district’s human resources chief

Da Vinci Charter School Principal Matt Best is moving to the district office, where he will serve as the assistant superintendent for human resources. Best has been trying out the job on an interim basis during the past few weeks. Best’s new title became official Thursday night, when the Davis school board approved the move […]

Police seek tips about week-old robbery

Davis police are seeking information about a robbery that occurred about a week ago along Second Street. Lt. Paul Doroshov said the victim, a 63-year-old Davis man, was walking on the railroad tracks between the Amtrak station and Mace Boulevard at about 8:30 p.m. April 29. He was approached by another man who reportedly punched […]

Two hurt, one arrested after rollover crash

A 19-year-old Davis man was arrested early Friday following a rollover crash that injured two of his passengers, police said. Lt. Paul Doroshov said Benjamin Morrison was at the wheel of a Toyota Prius that overturned at about 1 a.m. at West Eighth Street and Anderson Road. Morrison was arrested after showing signs of being […]

Local author speaks Friday at Avid Reader

Arnold Kunst, the Sacrament0-based author of “Lincoln 365,” will speak at 7:30 p.m. Friday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. “Lincoln 365″ is a calendar-based series of short stories and quotes about or by Abraham Lincoln, coupled with quotes from other famous figures throughout history. For more information, call (530) 758-4040 or visit http://www.avidreaderbooks.com/event.

Author offers tips on keeping chickens

Robert Litt will share tips from “A Chicken in Every Yard: The Urban Farm Store’s Guide to Chicken Keeping” at 7 p.m. Thursday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. Written by Robert and Hannah Litt, the guide includes tips on finding the best breeds for you, building a sturdy coop for $100, feeding flocks […]

County redistricting effort gets under way

The Yolo County Redistricting Advisory Committee, which is charged with drafting Yolo County supervisorial district boundaries for the coming decade, wants to hear input from Davis residents at a public hearing Wednesday. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. It is designed to hear ideas and concerns from Davis […]

I-House hosts seminar on wills and trusts

The public is invited to a free seminar on the value of wills versus trusts at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at International House, 10 College Park in Davis. Andy Fass of Baird and Co. will be the emcee of the program, designed to answer questions about the basics of wills and trusts. Also on hand will be […]

Garage sale benefits charitable foundation

The AJD Angels of Hope Foundation will hold a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at 1814 Point Reyes Place. The sale is a fundraiser for the organization’s mission of donating boxes of clothing, toys, books, non-perishable items, toiletries and accessories locally and in the Philippines. All are welcome to […]

Meet with other single parents

The Single Parent Support Group will meet at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday at 613 G St., Suite A. Led by Milton Kalish, LCSW, and Jennie Singer, Ph.D., the group aims to provide a space for parents to share their concerns, learn from others and know that they are not alone. The group meets every other week. For […]

Merchants must lead the way on Picnic Day

ONE SIMPLE ANSWER … “City looks to UCD to lead Picnic Day response” said the front-page headline in Thursday’s Enterprise … and so begins yet another year of hand-wringing and disaster-awareness and prepare-for-the-worst planning as we await what is certain to be another debacle next April … it’s interesting that people have been patting themselves […]

Montgomery Elementary parents raise concerns

Dozens of parents from Marguerite Montgomery Elementary attended Thursday night’s meeting of the Davis school board, expressing concern about their school. The concerns focused on the difficulty of running classroom programs that simultaneously serve a significant percentage of students identified as English Learners and students participating in free- or reduced-price meal programs (upwards of 40 percent, […]

DHS music programs earn national honor

Music programs at Davis High School got national recognition from the Grammy Foundation (part of the organization that presents the annual Grammy Awards) on Thursday night, with Grammy Foundation treasurer Tim Bucher (a 1986 graduate of UC Davis) appearing at the Davis School Board meeting to formally inform the school board trustees that Davis High […]