State Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, is praising a decision by a Sacramento Superior Court judge enabling greater use of remote caller bingo, a fundraising tool for nonprofit organizations throughout the state. The ruling late last week affirmed the court’s tentative decision to require the California Gambling Control Commission to continue the regulation of the game, allowing […]
How creative are you a drawing a bug? A ladybug? Honey bee? Bumble bee? Or other insect? Visitors to the open house at the Bohart Museum of Entomology on Saturday are invited to draw a bug and enter it into a contest for a free insect-related T-shirt. The open house, free and open to the […]
Davis resident Maria Contreras Tebbutt received high honors last week for realizing her goal of persuading people to use “greener” transportation. The Sacramento Area Council of Governments celebrated her accomplishments, along with those of nine other organizations and individuals, at its 14th annual SACOG Salutes Regional Awards Program in Sacramento. Champions of transportation, smart growth planning and air […]
By Becky Heard It’s official. The holiday season is in full swing. Nearly everywhere we look, festivities abound. The Yolo Crisis Nursery is no different. As this column goes to print, supporters will have already procured and wrapped Christmas gifts for 25 of our most disadvantaged families. Without this support, our clients simply would go […]
Once again, Konditorei will host a free string quartet concert from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the bakery, 2710 Fifth St. in Davis. The Christmas Eve concert is a holiday gift from the Konditorei owners to the Davis community. Performers will be Robert Bloch and Alexei Kordash on violin, Julian Woodruff on viola […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite an intensifying pace, little progress is being reported in talks on averting automatic spending cuts and tax increases that economists fear could send the U.S. economy off a “fiscal cliff.” House Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama spoke on the phone Tuesday, a day after the president offered to reduce […]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco area crab fishermen are ending their nearly weeklong strike after reaching an agreement with fish brokers over price. KTVU-TV reports that the two sides agreed Tuesday on $3 per pound, ending the stalemate that kept boats in harbor and local crab off of market shelves. Larry Collins, president of […]
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A suburban Portland mall remains closed Wednesday a day after a gunman wearing camouflage and a mask opened fire on shoppers, killing two people and wounding a third, before killing himself. The shooter was a man in his 20s who apparently fired at random because there’s no known connection between the […]
With the clock winding down on a decision on Davis’ new water rates, the City Council once again chose Tuesday to lean on its Water Advisory Committee for advice. The rate increases and a corresponding rate structure for the future are needed to pay for a proposed $113 million surface water project, which will go […]
RUMOR CENTRAL … my friend Kent wants me to fess up and admit that I’m the leading candidate for the UC Davis head football coaching job that has been shrouded in more mystery than a CIA mission … every day, it seems, we await an announcement from Aggie Central and every day we’re disappointed … […]
WOODLAND — Following a lengthy public hearing Tuesday, Yolo County supervisors voted 3-2 to have county staff begin drawing up an agreement that would pave the way for a 19-acre truck stop to be located in the town of Dunnigan at the intersection of Interstate 5 and County Road 6. But whether the proposed Love’s […]
Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor’s ninth annual Soup’s On fundraiser in January will benefit the Kids Farmers Market, a program of the Food Bank of Yolo County. The event will run from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at the St. James Church Memorial Center, 1275 B St. in Davis. Live music, a silent […]
UC Davis sophomore Jennifer Kronk rides her horse, Fire, in the fog Tuesday morning near the campus Equestrian Center. Although the fog set the scene for a quiet, peaceful ride, it also caused havoc on area roadways, with the worst crash being on Interstate 80 near the Highway 113 offramp (see Page A2). Rain showers […]
There are 24 venues for this month’s Second Friday ArtAbout, an evening of art viewing and artists’ receptions at galleries and businesses in Davis. All receptions and viewings are free and open to the public. Many showings include complimentary refreshments and opportunities to chat with featured artists.
For more information about the ArtAbout or Davis Downtown, the event’s sponsor, visit DavisDowntown.com or email ArtAbout@DavisDowntown.com.
Davis Downtown welcomes Bohème Hip Used Clothing to its new location on Third Street, featuring the paintings and illustrations of Davis High School junior Gregory Shilling-Goins …