Film festival showcases the planet

Details What: Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 Where: Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Tickets: $10, http://2011daviswildandscenicfilmfestival.eventbrite.com or at the door The Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival returns to Davis for the fifth year, featuring movies that share stories about the environment and community […]

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Take a walk through Dixon on Saturday

So close but so unknown? The Davis Dynamos Walking Club is ready to help Davis residents explore the nearby town of Dixon. A free walk Saturday takes participants through parks, downtown and greenbelts of Dixon; 5K or 10K options are available. The walk will take place between 8 a.m. and noon, starting at the Dixon […]

Libyan rebels poised to assault Gadhafi stronghold

TARHOUNA, Libya (AP) — Rebel fighters were poised Saturday to assault one of the last strongholds of loyalist fighters in Libya, giving residents of Bani Walid one final night to choose between surrender and an all-out attack. Thousands of fighters were moving toward the town from three sides, according to a senior rebel official from […]

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Storm drifts just off Louisiana

JEAN LAFITTE, La. (AP) — Bands of heavy rain and strong wind gusts from Tropical Storm Lee knocked out power to thousands in Louisiana and Mississippi on Saturday and prompted evacuations in bayou towns like Jean Lafitte, where water was lapping at the front doors of some homes. The sluggish storm stalled just offshore for […]

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Water-rate letters grow into a torrent

The readers have been writing with exceptional passion these past few weeks. That can mean only one thing: water, water everywhere. Writes Bill at gmail.com: “Just when I started to believe this thing couldn’t become more of a SNAFU, the council swings into action. Darn, but they’re consistent, bless their helpful little hearts. Yes, we’re […]

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Runners’ ties closer than ever following Japan quake

At the Rocknasium climbing gym, laughs were shared and photos taken, much as they’ve always been as a small delegation of runners and their family members from Inuyama, Japan, toured Davis before the Golden Valley Harriers’ Labor Day Race.

This year, though, following the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami, old friends were perhaps just a little happier to see one another.

Inuyama is about 300 miles southeast from the worst damage. It will be long road back for the whole of the country, however, which saw thousands killed and tens of thousands more left homeless while the nation suffered billions of dollars in economic damage.

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One hurt in alleged drunken driving crash

A 29-year-old woman was hurt when the car she was traveling in rolled over and struck a power pole just after 1 a.m. Saturday at County Road 98 and West Beamer Street in Woodland. As a result, power was knocked out to a small portion of Woodland. The car’s driver, 69-year-old Ralph Soto of Sacramento, […]

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New proposed water rate hikes are easier on the wallet

Months of discussion about proposed higher water rates will come to a head Tuesday evening when the Davis City Council considers a new proposal from city staff that will squeeze less from local ratepayers’ wallets. The new recommendation shows rates for single-family residential users increasing from $35 to $77 per month over five years, rather than jump […]

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Davis schools see modest upturn in enrollment

The Davis school district is seeing a modest upturn in enrollment during the first few weeks of the new school year — but not the increase of 200-some students that was described as a possibility by two district office administrators a week before classes began. Associate Superintendent Bruce Colby offered something of a correction at […]

Makin’ hay

A farmer driving a New Holland bale wagon collects hay last month in a field northwest of the intersection of County Road 31 and Pedrick Road (County Road 98), northwest of Davis.

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Copper wire stolen from DHS football field

Davis’ series of copper wire thefts continued last week when someone stole thousands of dollars’ worth of the material from the Davis High School football field, police said. About 800 feet of copper wire was stolen sometime last week, affecting the lighting on the east side of the football field, according to Lt. Paul Doroshov. […]

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Local ceremonies remember 9/11 attacks

The Davis Fire Department will remember the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., with a 10th anniversary ceremony Sunday. The event begins at 8:50 a.m. at Station 31, the Fire Department’s headquarters, at 530 Fifth St. downtown. Community members are invited to attend. Enterprise 9/11 coverage News: Finally, World […]

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Gibson House memoir-writing workshop is Sept. 15

Local residents will get a chance to explore their personal pasts at a memoir writing workshop on Thursday, Sept. 15, starting with a brown-bag lunch at noon. The event takes place at the Gibson House Yolo County Historical Museum, 512 Gibson Road in Woodland. Participants will spend an afternoon with instructor Kristine Mietzner, a Bay […]

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Mac users will meet Sept. 13

The Davis Mac Users Group will hold its monthly meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. All ages are welcome. A question-and-answer period will address general and individual issues.