Photography and the law is focus of meeting

The Davis Photography Club will begin a new year of monthly meetings at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. The public is welcome. The speaker will be Leslie Kurtz, a UC Davis law professor, who will talk about photography and the law, focusing on copyright […]

County update: the importance of rabies prevention

Last week, a colleague of mine was attacked by a raccoon in her back yard, in daylight, not long after a rabid skunk was found just blocks away. A few nights later, another raccoon attack was reported nearby. The raccoon remains at large. My colleague’s injuries were extensive and painful, but the real story was […]

Learn how karma works at fall class series

The ACI-Davis/Sacramento Buddhist Group is sponsoring a 10-week course on “How Karma Works, Creating the Life You Want” from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning next week. The class will continue through Nov. 8. Amie Diller is the instructor. A potluck also is planned for class participants on Saturday, Nov. 5. This course explores the […]

Author discusses worthiness on KDRT

“How She Really Does It,” a radio talk show with Koren Motekaitis, airs live from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays on KDRT, 95.7 FM, or by live webstreaming at This week’s guest is Brené Brown, a professor at the University of Houston who has studied shame, perfection and loving ourselves for more than a […]

Odd Fellows bingo aids Yolo Family Resource Center

Join the Odd Fellows on Sunday for a fun day of bingo to raise money to support the Yolo Family Resource Center, a nonprofit agency based in Woodland. Its mission is to help families access resources promoting health, stability and self-sufficiency. Last year, 10,000 clients received services through the Family Resource Center and 744 children were […]

City-sponsored college tours planned this fall

Davis teenagers are invited to check out some of the most popular colleges in Northern California on city-sponsored day trips this fall. The trips are led by two experienced, responsible and caring teen program staff members. Participants will tour college campuses, sample the cuisine and check out the local flavor. Each trip costs $50, which […]

Rose Club’s meeting Saturday is a stroll through historic garden

The Woodland Library Rose Club will hold its September meeting Saturday morning in the Leake Room of the Woodland Public Library, 250 First St. Members and visitors are invited at 9:30 a.m. for refreshments. The meeting will begin at 9:45 a.m. with a presentation by Judy Eitzen, of the American Rose Society. In keeping with […]

Libyan rebels say they’ve surrounded Gadhafi

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libyan fighters have surrounded ousted dictator Moammar Gadhafi, and it is only a matter of time until he is captured or killed, a spokesman for Tripoli’s new military council said Wednesday. The council’s deputy defense minister said, however, that Libya’s former rebels had no idea where Gadhafi was, and they were […]

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Three Guard members killed in IHOP rampage

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The burst of bullets came suddenly in Nevada’s capital. Just before 9 a.m., the gunman stepped onto an IHOP parking lot from his blue minivan with a yellow “Support Our Troops” sticker on it. He opened fire, then continued into the restaurant and marched resolutely toward a table of uniformed […]

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City Council OKs water rates, advisory committee

Hours of discussion that began Tuesday night culminated in the Davis City Council’s 4-1 decision at 3:20 Wednesday morning to raise water rates by no more than 14 percent annually over the next five years.

The council, after much debate, voted to adopt a rate plan that could end up doubling the average household water bill in five years.

The rate increases will fund Davis’ portion of a $325 million regional water supply project. Davis and Woodland are working together to abandon their reliance on well water and build the infrastructure for drawing Sacramento River surface water.

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Council washes away the people’s protests

NO SURPRISE … if you had tried to get odds before Tuesday night’s council meeting as to whether or not our esteemed City Council would approve the massive and costly new water project, the folks in Las Vegas would have been no help … even Lloyd’s of London wouldn’t touch this one … nope, as […]

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School mourns loss of longtime art teacher

Students and staff at a Fairfield high school were “shocked and saddened” by the news that a popular teacher — and longtime Davis resident — had died in a kayaking accident, the school’s interim principal said. Joyce Ann Tusan-Dalton, 57, taught visual art at Vanden High School for 13 years. “It’s been a tough day […]

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Davis company aims to clean up trash

Mike Hart wants to change the way people do garbage by churning trash into clean energy, building materials and high-paying jobs. The president and CEO of Davis-based Sierra Energy Corp. is wrapping up testing on FastOx, a system that turns trash into liquid metal, a finished building material and a gas that can be refined […]

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School fire under investigation

The Davis Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire that heavily damaged a portable classroom at the Davis Waldorf School. Capt. Bruce Fry said the fire was reported at 6:47 p.m. Monday at the 3100 Sycamore Lane school. Crews arrived to find rear of a classroom on fire and upgraded the incident to […]

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