Can you give them a home?

Sheeba, a 1-year-old, spayed female long-haired German shepherd with a friendly disposition, and Champ, a handsome 2-year-old neutered male purebred Rottweiler, described as sweet and calm, are two of more than 45 dogs available for adoption through Rotts of Friends Animal Rescue on Saturday, July 16, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 29 Palms Pet […]

Elmore’s photos on display at UCD

Former UC Davis professor Clyde L. Elmore’s photograph collection “Seasons” is now on display at the Buehler  Alumni & Vistors Center at UCD until Aug. 30. Elmore retired from UCD as a weed scientist, working in agriculture. Elmore’s art work captures the changes in nature and wildlife during a year. He has captured the Aurora borealis […]

Wooster and Tha Dirt Feelin at Sophia’s July 23

Traveling from the laid-back beaches of Santa Cruz, Wooster and Tha Dirt Feelin brings its mix of blues, soul and reggae with a touch of elastic funk to Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 129 E St., Suite E in downtown Davis, at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 23. Wooster features the lead vocal duo of Brian Gallagher and […]

Be a rock star at the Davis Art Center

Mindy Manville and her Manville Mini-Musicals present the annual “Rock Star” mini-camp at the Davis Art Center beginning Monday, July 18, and ending with a performance on July 29 on the center’s atrium stage. This camp is geared toward students in grades 3-7 who enjoy singing, and every person who enrolls will be given a […]

Southern California fire contained

SANTA CLARITA (AP) — Authorities say a 30-acre wildfire in northern Los Angeles County briefly threatened homes and forced the shutdown of freeway lanes before firefighters stopped and surrounded it. County fire spokesman Mark Savage says the Saturday blaze northeast of Santa Clarita is fully contained, homes in the area are out of danger and […]

Japan rocked by 7.1 quake, no tsunami warning for West Coast

TOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1 hit Japan’s northeastern coast on Sunday, prompting a tsunami warning for the area still recovering from a devastating quake and killer wave four months ago. Residents in coastal areas were warned to evacuate, but there were no immediate reports of damage. The quake hit […]

Santa Cruz dogs may have their day

SANTA CRUZ (AP) — Man’s best friend may soon be allowed back on the streets of downtown Santa Cruz. When members of the Santa Cruz City Council meet Tuesday night, they’re expected to overturn a ban on dogs on the city’s Pacific Avenue and several adjoining streets. In ending the ban, dogs would be allowed […]

Davis kicks off Livestrong fundraiser

More than 1,400 bicyclists will pedal through Davis on Sunday to raise awareness and funding for cancer survivorship and research in the city’s first Livestrong Challenge ride. Davis is the first stop in the three-city fundraising challenge that includes Philadelphia and Austin, Texas. It is the first time Davis is hosting the fundraiser, founded by […]

School board refinances bonds, streamlines staffing

The Davis school board took advantage of lower long-term interest rates and voted Friday evening to refinance some of the school district’s general obligation bonds, which will result in a small savings for local homeowners on their property tax bill. The bonds that will be refinanced were approved by voters in May 2000, to pay […]

Writing is no sin for Davis author

Meet the author Who: Author Beth McMullen of Davis, signing copies of her first novel, “Original Sin” When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Where: The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., downtown Davis Info: (530) 758-4040 What if a government spy were the mother of a toddler? Davis author Beth McMullen asked herself that question, and her answer […]

Lucky lotto winner in West Sac

Someone who bought a lottery ticket in West Sacramento became $301,451 richer Thursday, if they come forward and claim the prize. No one won the Mega Millions jackpot; however, the lucky player matched five of six numbers. The ticket was purchased at Southport Mart, 3360 Jefferson Blvd., West Sacramento. The ticket matched the numbers 1, […]

California cuts weigh heavily on its colleges

By Jennifer Medina RIVERSIDE — The doors to the state’s newest medical school are already open, technically. A gleaming building with new labs is ready to house researchers and students. But when the state budget was approved last week, the plans to open the medical school at the University of California’s campus here were shelved […]

I want you to write this column for a day

If you’ll step back into the archives with me for a moment, I’ll explain in detail how on this date last year I announced the Contest to Replace the Above-Pictured Columnist. “No excuses this year, OK?” I began. “Yes, it’s mid-July, which means it’s time to announce the annual Contest to Replace the Above-Pictured Columnist. […]

City will provide protest forms for rate hikes

The city is providing fill-in-the-blank protest forms for ratepayers to use if they want to protest the planned utility rate increases. The form, which will be modeled after one used by San Diego earlier this year, is expected to make it easier for ratepayers to exercise their right under Proposition 218 to protest the rate […]