Mandela featured at storytelling program

“Nelson Mandela, An African Hero” — a program of stories, music, dance and drum-making for children ages 4-9 — is planned Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. The program, organized by Nathalie Minya, is part of the I-House’s Children’s International Storytelling Program. Minya was born and raised in […]

February 13, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Take ‘A Glimpse into Hinduism’ at Davis center

“A Glimpse into Hinduism” will be presented by Mukta Kulkarni at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Center for Spiritual Living, Davis. The center meets at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road, and Kulkarni’s workshop will be in the north classroom. A donation of $20 is suggested. Kulkarni, a Davis resident, will discuss principles […]

February 14, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Flea Market set for Feb. 23

The Davis Flea Market will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at Third Space, a new multipurpose community venue at 946 Olive Drive. Vintage goods as well as handmade crafts from local artisans will be featured. Representatives of the Yolo County Animal Shelter will be on hand with dogs available […]

February 23, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Hear about Jews and our national pastime

Two Jewish pitchers have won the Cy Young Award. One is Sandy Koufax. Can you name the other? This is just one Jewish baseball fact that will be revealed in — what else? — “Jews and Baseball,” a presentation by Barbara Anderson, a baseball aficionado, on Sunday, Feb. 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. in […]

February 21, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Water rate initiative swept into June ballot

In a unanimous vote Tuesday, the Davis City Council moved quickly to place an initiative on the June 3 ballot that will ask voters to assess the fairness of the city’s water rates. The rates are scheduled to triple over the next five years to help pay for the joint Woodland-Davis surface water project. They […]

February 12, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Sales tax proposal goes to ballot, but cuts may come, too

Do Davis residents want to tax their purchases further to help the city balance its budget? That’s the question that will be posed June 3. A unified Davis City Council on Tuesday sent a half-cent sales tax increase proposal to voters with the added caveat that the vote also would mean the existing half-cent sales […]

February 12, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Learn more about diabetes at AAUW meeting

On Wednesday, Feb. 26, the Davis branch of the American Association of University Women will hear Christine Lee speak about diabetes at 6:30 p.m. in the Blanchard Room of the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Diabetes affects one in seven people in California. Increasing obesity is fueling the rise in diabetes, with […]

February 14, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Feinstein, Boxer introduce drought legislation

WASHINGTON — California senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer issued emergency drought legislation Tuesday ahead of President Obama’s planned visit to Fresno, as Democrats scrambled to counter GOP claims that trying to save rivers and fish amid California’s historic drought is destroying the nation’s chief source of fruits and vegetables. The move by the two […]

February 12, 2014 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: A clean sweep, but for stubborn Joe

WOLK DYNASTY … it’s nearly a clean sweep for Dan Wolk when it comes to endorsements for his California Assembly candidacy from his Davis City Council colleagues … while the easy thing would have been to simply decline to endorse, Council Members Rochelle Swanson, Lucas Frerichs and Brett Lee all threw their support behind Davis’ […]

February 12, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

School board will meet Thursday morning

The Davis Board of Education has called a special meeting for 7 a.m. Thursday to hold a public hearing to discuss the starting points of negotiation between the school district and the Davis Teachers Association and California School Employees Association. The meeting will take place in the South Conference Room at the district office, 526 […]

February 12, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Media Access offers free orientation

Davis Media Access will offer a free orientation to community media services from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at its studio at 1623 Fifth St. Staff will provide information about equipment, services, policies and volunteer opportunities. The orientation is the first step toward becoming involved at DMA, and is free and open to […]

February 12, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Food Co-op announces a Souper line-up

Tickets are on sale now for the eighth annual Davis Food Co-op “Souper Bowl” fundraiser, co-sponsored this year by the Davis Rebekah Lodge to benefit the Davis Police Department K9 Unit. The event will run from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Featured […]

February 21, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Student workers target family housing, higher wages

Members of the UC Student Workers’ Union wrapped up two days of demonstrations and bargaining with administration officials on Tuesday with no deal yet in sight. About 100 people attended a series of events — including a Monday “children’s march” with families protesting plans to alter or eliminate family-friendly housing facilities on campus — according […]

February 12, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Exhibit looks at history of bracero program

An array of black-and-white photographs, posters, documents, artifacts, books and art detailing the history of bracero guest workers will be on exhibit this month at Woodland Community College. The exhibit is being organized by the college’s Ethnic Studies Program and Cross Cultural Series in partnership with Richard Soto of Biblioteca San Joaquin Murrieta. A painting […]

February 16, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,