Eco-heroes to be honored at Cool Davis Festival

Passion, conviction and humility sum up the four Davis residents who will be honored as Eco-heroes at the 2011 Cool Davis Festival. All four have made careful decisions about how they wish to live in order to reduce their personal carbon footprints and “do the right thing” for the Earth and themselves.

The awards will be presented by Davis Mayor Joe Krovoza during a special Cool Davis Festival program on Oct. 16, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center.

October 04, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

S&P 500 enters bear market on Europe worries

NEW YORK (AP) — The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 1.6 percent early Tuesday, bringing it into what many consider to be a bear market. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell near a record low as investors piled into lower-risk assets. Stocks fell broadly as investors worried that Greece might be edging […]

October 04, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Are the artists still working or is it finished?

SHERBET ANYONE? … as the self-appointed Guardian of the Public Dime, I make it a point to stop by the Massive East Area Tank (MEAT) every once in a while to see how our $75,000 decorating job is coming along … for a while, there were changes on an almost daily basis, but frankly, over […]

October 04, 2011 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Food Co-op hosts BBQ to benefit Speck

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host a barbecue benefit to assist Cathy Speck and her wife Linda Duval as they continue living with an expensive fatal illness, ALS. The gathering will run from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on the Co-op’s patio. Speck, who has worked at the […]

October 05, 2011 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

Grant backs autism study’s expansion

UC Davis researchers have received a five-year, $10 million grant to extend a study examining the roles of environmental and genetic risk factors in the development of autism among children. Started in 2006, the study is the first looking at the causes and early markers of autism during pregnancy. It looks at including common household […]

October 06, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Teen programs may settle down at Veterans’ Memorial Center

After more than two years without a permanent home, Davis’ teen recreational programs might land at the Veterans’ Memorial Center. The Davis City Council, at its meeting Tuesday night, will consider spending up to $30,000 from park impact funds to study the possibility of relocating teen services to the center at 203 E. 14th St. […]

October 04, 2011 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Devils celebrate 50th reunion

Members of the Davis High School Class of 1961 will gather this weekend for their 50th reunion. Classmates hope to reserve a section in the bleachers at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium for the Blue Devils’ football game vs. Franklin on Friday. JV begins at 5 p.m. and varsity at 7:30 p.m. Also Friday is […]

October 04, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Honey (No. 99328), a 4-month-old male domestic medium-haired orange tabby and white cat. Also hoping for a good home is Oscar (No. 99499), a 6-month-old male apricot miniature poodle. Fees […]

October 04, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pedal power

Bicyclists pedaling in the World’s Greatest Bicycle Parade head south on F Street as others trail them to the turnaround point at 14th Street on Sunday morning. The parade, sponsored by the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge as a fundraiser for the Davis Schools Foundation, failed to set another Guinness record, but it drew 682 participants […]

October 04, 2011 | Posted in Bicycling | Tagged ,

Motive, intent debated during closing arguments in Topete trial

WOODLAND — No one disputes that Marco Antonio Topete caused another man’s death on the night of June 15, 2008. Prosecutors and defense attorneys agree that Topete pulled the trigger of an AR-15 assault rifle that fired 17 shots at Yolo County Sheriff’s Deputy Jose “Tony” Diaz in less than four seconds, sending one of […]

October 04, 2011 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Sahaya fundraiser Sunday supports HIV-infected children

All are invited to join in the Sahaya Walks fundraiser from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church, 38141 Russell Blvd. in rurual West Davis. The event, previously called Hope Walks, supports Sahaya International’s programs in India. The annual fundraiser — celebrated with music, children’s activities, snacks, drinks and a short walk — […]

October 04, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Prostate Cancer Group hosts discussion

Men who have recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer are invited to a roundtable discussion, “Prostate Cancer: Dilemmas and Decisions” at the Monday, Oct. 10, meeting of the Yolo Prostate Cancer Support Group. At the meeting, men who are contemplating treatment options can hear the first-hand experiences of prostate cancer survivors, who will candidly answer […]

October 04, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged

New dates set for DCN classes

Several date changes have been made in Davis Community Network’s free Internet education classes. Instructor Keith Bradnam will present two classes on online collaboration on Tuesdays, Nov. 1 and 8. Steve McMahon will teach email list management with Mailman on Thursday, Nov. 10. For more information on all of DCN’s classes, and to register online, […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Two college trips remain for teens

There’s still time to join two day trips for Davis teens to Northern California college campuses. The trips are led by city of Davis teen program staff members. Participants will tour the campuses, sample the cuisine and check out the local flavor. Each trip costs $50, which includes transportation and lunch. Cal State Chico is […]

October 04, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,