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Climate change rally planned in Central Park

By Leslie Crenna In solidarity with organizers touting the largest climate march in history in New York City, dubbed The People’s Climate March, local activists are organizing a same-day gathering in Davis’ Central Park. The event will run from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, under the Farmers Market Pavilion behind the U.S. […]

Garden doctor: Our trees are getting thirsty

Workshops At Central Park Gardens, Third and B streets: * Saturday, Sept. 20, 9:30-10:45 a.m.: “Winter in the Year-Round Garden” with Master Gardener Peg Smith * Saturday, Sept. 27, 9:30 a.m.-noon: “Irrigation from A to Z: Save Water — Save Dollars!” with Master Gardeners Arlen Feldman and Peg Smith and “Preserving Trees through the Drought” presented by Tree Davis […]

Paws for Thought: Socialize your new pup at UCD’s Yappy Hour

Do you have a puppy? Are you thinking about adopting a puppy? No doubt you know about the importance of taking good care of your puppy’s health, right? What about socialization? Animal behavior research shows that appropriate socialization is important for all dogs and is most effective during the first three months of a puppy’s […]

Saylor meets constituents at Peet’s

Yolo County District 2 Supervisor Don Saylor will hold open “office hours” from 8 to 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at Peet’s Coffee & Tea in The Marketplace, 1411 W. Covell Blvd. in Davis. The purpose of this session is to listen to community concerns and questions about county issues and operations. Reach Saylor on […]

Downtown history tour planned in October

Save the date! Historian and Davis businesswoman Gerri Adler will lead a walking tour of historic downtown Davis at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. The tour starts and ends at the Hattie Weber Museum of Davis, 445 C St. The cost is $10 and includes water and a brochure. All proceeds will go to the museum’s fund […]

Hawaiian Luau set at Covell Gardens

Atria Covell Gardens will host a Hawaiian Luau at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Davis retirement community, 1111 Alvarado Ave. in North Davis. Aloha Polynesia dancers will perform after dinner, while guests enjoy desserts and tropical drinks. Those planning to attend the dinner are asked to RSVP to Kathy Green at 530-756-0700. Those planning […]

Business stockpiles up 0.4 percent in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stockpiles held by U.S. businesses rose by a moderate amount in July while sales increased at the fastest pace in three months. Stockpiles increased 0.4 percent in July, the Commerce Department reported Friday. That was the same increase as in June. Sales increased 0.8 percent, the best showing since a similar rise […]

Iraq premier says France to join airstrikes effort

BAGHDAD (AP) — France will join the U.S.-led airstrikes targeting extremists in Iraq as part of an expanding international effort to combat the Islamic State group, Iraq’s new prime minister said after talks with the French president on Friday. Haider al-Abadi’s remarks came after talks with Francois Hollande, who was in Baghdad to bolster Iraq’s […]

Drought surcharge not expected now, city says

Learn more What: Davis City Council meeting When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Where: Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Watch it live: Comcast Channel 16, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 or on the city’s website at www.cityofdavis.org/media Despite current water use restrictions, there are no immediate plans to have a drought surcharge added to Davis’ […]

Bob Dunning: Let’s see Cornell get a big-money Pepsi contract

SEEING RED … while there has been considerable back-slapping and high-fiving by members of the Aggie faithful over UC Davis’ No. 9 ranking on the list of the nation’s public universities by U.S. News & World Report, I am not among them … put simply, when you delve more deeply into the report, there are […]

Testimony outlines Marsh’s mental-health decline

WOODLAND — Daniel Marsh was just 12 years old when he performed an extraordinary act: administering CPR to his father as he suffered a heart attack, which not only saved his dad’s life but earned him a high-profile award from the American Red Cross. Behind the scenes, however, the traumatic incident contributed to a yearlong […]

I-House helps international students feel at home

* Editor’s note: This is the second of two stories that will look at the impact of international students on the UC Davis campus and in the city of Davis. Part 1 published Thursday. With the planned addition of 5,000 students to the UC Davis campus by the year 2020, many of them international, aspects […]

Trumpet in hand, Davis High grad pursues dual degrees at Northwestern

Trumpet player Spencer Park, a 2012 Davis High School graduate, stopped in Davis for a few days earlier this month. He was coming off a lengthy visit to Washington, D.C., where he participated in the National Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Music Institute. “It’s a monthlong, expenses-paid stay in the nation’s capital, for music students between age 15 and […]

Need a new best friend?

Doodle is a friendly 1 1/2- to 2-year-old neutered male beagle/dachshund cross. He’s a great size, plays well with other dogs and is a real sweetheart! Harry is a 6-year-old neutered male boxer with some bull terrier (like Spuds MacKenzie!) thrown in. He’s a huggable, happy dog who gets along with people of all ages. He loves to play ball […]

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