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‘Art of Acting’ offered at Senior Center

Have you ever wanted to be on the stage? Now’s your chance! Roberta Stuart will teach an “Art of Acting” class this fall at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. It will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, Sept. 3-24, for students age 18 and older. The fee is $40. Participants of all […]

Tai chi classes set at Davis Senior Center

Classes in tai chi — an internal martial art that emphasizes meditative movements to help develop a strong, flexible body that is alert and responsive to the one’s environment — will be offered this fall at the Davis Senior Center. Tai chi’s movements are practiced slow and relaxed to better allow the mind to learn how […]

Scrap the MRAP, council says, but wants a talk with cops

The Davis City Council voted 3-1-1 Tuesday night to essentially find a way to get rid of a Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle donated to the Police Department by the military. Councilman Brett Lee voted against the idea and Councilwoman Rochelle Swanson abstained. Pictures of the heavily armored vehicle incensed a large part of the community, and […]

City, plaintiffs settle suit over water rates

Plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the city’s water and sewer rates reached a $195,000 settlement with the city Tuesday night. The announcement came after a unanimous, closed-session vote to approve the deal, Mayor Dan Wolk said. Signing the settlement were Wolk for the city and Michael Harrington, a former City Council member and the lead attorney […]

American militant reportedly killed in Syria

NEW HOPE, Minn. (AP) — An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official said Tuesday. Investigators were aware that Douglas McAuthur McCain was in the country to fight with the militant group, but they did not […]

Gaza cease-fire holds as sides weigh gains

JERUSALEM (AP) — An open-ended cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip was holding Wednesday, as many people on both sides of the conflict wondered what was gained during 50 days of fighting. The Gaza war — the third round of fighting since the Islamic militant group Hamas seized power in 2007 […]

California beach town sees flooding from hurricane

SEAL BEACH (AP) — A low-lying street in the Southern California shore community of Seal Beach was inundated by rising seawater early Wednesday while authorities along the coast braced for an even bigger storm surge brought on by Hurricane Marie spinning off Mexico’s Pacific coast. Several homes and garages were flooded after water cleared a […]

Bob Dunning: Divided loyalties at a Cardinal moment

I’ve been feeling a bit sorry for Dan Wolk these days. Yes, he’s a rising star whose political future seems unlimited, but as college football season rapidly approaches, Dan has a dark secret he’s trying desperately to hide. Turns out this likeable young man is a Stanford grad who would gladly give up his mayor’s […]

Assembly passes campus sexual-assault bill

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California is on the brink of becoming the first state to define when “yes means yes” while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses. A bill doing so, SB967, passed the Assembly on a 52-16 vote Monday as states and universities across the U.S. are under pressure to change how they handle rape […]

True Blue Devil Arnold gave back starting in high school

Details What: Davis High School Hall of Fame induction dinner for Doug Arnold, Rachel Moore, Paul Ochs, Marcy Place Sheehan and Wanda Winton When: 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 Where: ARC Ballroom, UC Davis Tickets: $65 per person, or a table of 10 may be reserved for a $1,000 sponsorship; in addition, locals are asked to thank a teacher […]

Mr. Dolcini goes to Washington

Val Dolcini points to a chunk of Mariposite on his desk. “I got that on a visit to Mariposa County,” he explained, one of the 30 county offices he’s overseen as California’s executive director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency. Other souvenirs from FSA office visits — bottles of wine, jars of nuts and honey, and […]

Little Rock hero featured at reunion

Melba Pattillo Beals, one of the “Little Rock Nine” — teenagers who were the first black students to integrate schools in Little Rock, Ark. — will be the featured speaker at an event Saturday in Davis. Beals is the author of “Warriors Don’t Cry: A Searing Memoir Of The Battle To Integrate Little Rock’s Central High.” The […]

Wolk’s infrastructure bill clears state Senate

The California Senate voted Monday to provide local governments with a tool to finance clean-water projects and other desperately needed infrastructure in disadvantaged, unincorporated communities. The bill passed on a 22-13 vote and now moves to Gov. Jerry Brown for his consideration. “SB 614 helps ensure that local planning responds to the unmet needs of California’s […]

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