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Sign up for Davis Pride

Mark your calendars: Davis Pride 2015, presented by the Davis Phoenix Coaltion, is planned for 11am to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 3, in Central Park. This years theme is a United Community and will start with a 5k run followed by a festival featuring activities for all ages, local non-profits, community business, food vendors and […]

Davis police say ‘stop’ to red-light cameras

Red-light cameras in Davis have been given the, well, red light. Outdated technology, soured public sentiment and changing enforcement tactics prompted the Davis Police Department to abandon the eight-year-old program last fall, shutting off the city’s last two operating red-light cameras at First and E streets and Russell Boulevard at Sycamore Lane. The decision came […]

Judges and DA both ‘100 percent’ correct

WOODLAND — Placed squarely in the middle of a dispute between the district attorney’s office and Yolo County judges over the disposition of low-level drug offenses, Chief Probation Officer Brent Cardall told county supervisors on Tuesday that both sides “are 100 percent correct.” District Attorney Jeff Reisig was correct, Cardall said, when he told county supervisors […]

NAMI to hold potluck

NAMI-Yolo (a chapter of NAMI, the Nation’s Voice on Mental Illness) will hold a forum to educate the community about Yolo Community Care mental health programs in Yolo County. The forum will be at the next monthly potluck dinner meeting, on Wednesday, April 1, from 6:30-9:00 p.m. at the Church of St. Martin Social Hall, […]

Cool Davis at Picnic in the Park

Interested in making the switch to solar energy? Cool Davis has invited John Walter from RepowerYolo to talk about the PACE program and other financial options that can help install solar PV at home. Walter will be at Picnic in the Park from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday. While there, take the Cool Homes survey, […]

A bicycle evangelist for Yolo County

When Maria Contreras was growing up in East Davis, she realized about age 12 that her bicycle was her ticket to independence. The first time she headed north on Pole Line Road/County Road 102 to Woodland and bought an ice cream without a parent within miles, she felt a new-found freedom she has never forgotten.

These days, Maria Contreras Tebbutt sometimes takes that same route to Woodland on Wednesdays and Saturdays to work with a group of volunteers on what is known as The Bike Campaign. Every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon and Wednesday from 2 to 5 p.m., you can go to …

UCD engineering tackling Grand Challenges

In a letter of commitment presented to President Barack Obama at the White House Science Fair last week, more than 120 U.S. engineering schools, including UC Davis, announced plans to educate a new generation of engineers expressly equipped to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing society in the 21st century. These “Grand Challenges,” […]

The Putah Creek Crawdads plan CD-release party

By Bev Sykes Enterprise correspondent The Putah Creek Crawdads are throwing a party at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Palms Playhouse in Winters to celebrate the release of their second CD, “Rolling On.” Their first CD, “Going Back” was released in January 2009, which was the last time I met with the group […]

Celebrate spring break at Wine’d Down Thursday

Celebrate Spring Break at Wine’d Down Thursday, March 26, at Sundstrom Hill Winery. Marty Cohen, lead vocals and songwriter, and the Sidekicks — Ken Rabiroff, vocals, lead/bass guitar and Jeff Sears, vocals, bass/lead guitar — have established themselves as one of the premier acoustic groups in Northern California. Their rich vocal harmonies and distinctive arrangements […]

Davis robotics team shines at UCD competition

The Davis High robotics team, 1678 Citrus Circuits, triumphed in the second of three regional competitions this season on Saturday. The FIRST Robotics Competition, which featured 55 teams from all over the state and a few from around the nation, took place over a three-day period at the UC Davis ARC Pavilion, and saw Davis’ alliance of […]

Parenting class meets Tuesdays

Linda Hendricks, MFT, will teach a free class on attachment-based parenting for parents of infants and toddlers, meeting Tuesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m from April 7 to May 26. Hendricks has been licensed for 23 years and is in private practice in Davis. According to a news release, children with secure attachments exhibit greater […]

‘Charlie Brown Christmas’ singer on KDRT

Fifty years ago, David Willat was one of the half-dozen children who sang in the chorus on Vince Guaraldi’s classic “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” He was 11. Willat also sang in the choir on another of Guaraldi’s big projects, the innovative Grace Cathedral Jazz Mass. Both recordings turn 50 this year. On the latest edition of […]

Wet wipes, debris clog Davis system

So-called “flushable” wipes regularly cause problems at the Davis wastewater treatment plant, and pumps have to be cleaned on a more-or-less monthly basis, according to Stan Gryczko, the city’s assistant public works director. Gryczko asks city residents to remember that wet wipes — as well as cotton pads, bandaids, dental floss and other items —  should […]

The wet wipes box says ‘flush,’ but the sewer system says ‘don’t’

By Matt Flegenheimer NEW YORK — With its sewer system under siege, tallying millions of dollars in equipment damage across its underground maze, New York City is confronting a menace that has gummed the gears of plumbing networks around the world: the common wet wipe. In recent years, the intersection of evolving hygienic sensibilities and aggressive […]

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