Yamada introduces water rate assistance legislation

Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, has introduced legislation to help low-income Californians with their water bills. Assembly Bill 1434 would require the California Public Utilities Commission to extend the Low-Income Rate Assistance program statewide and increase the level of assistance provided to ratepayers who qualify for the LIRA program. “In 2012, California established the right for […]

January 10, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Ferraro, Luckett to sing Sunday

Musical artists Lisa Ferraro and Erika Luckett will perform several songs during the noon service Sunday, Jan. 12, at the Center for Spiritual Living, 1715 Anderson Road. The event is free to the public. Center for Spiritual Living, at the site of the Bet Haverim synagogue, holds a meditation from 11:30 to 11:45 a.m. before […]

January 08, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Swanson will announce her re-election bid

Davis City Councilwoman Rochelle Swanson will announce her intention to seek re-election at a gathering at noon Saturday at Davis Roots, Second and E streets in downtown Davis. “While reflecting upon my first term in office, it is clear we have made great progress as a community,” Swanson said in a written statement. “But there […]

January 07, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

VFW members gather Wednesday

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6949 will have its monthly meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Club Room at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. A table of information for veterans, including resources available in the community, will be open in the lobby from 6 to 7 […]

January 07, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Cabrillo Club to host breakfast

The Yolo Cabrillo Civic Club #26 will host its first Linguica and Sweetbread Breakfast of the year from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at Tumulty Hall, 315 Walnut St. in Woodland. Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for children under 12, kids under 2 are free, and a family of four is $20. […]

January 15, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Police seek suspect in carjack attempt

Davis police are investigating an attempted carjacking that occurred Sunday in South Davis. According to Lt. Glenn Glasgow, the victim was attempting to back out of a parking stall at KFC in the 1600 block of Research Park Drive shortly before 6 p.m. when a silver minivan blocked the car’s path. A passenger then emerged […]

January 07, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Join Japanese Taiko drumming class

The city of Davis is offering a children’s beginning taiko drumming class and an intermediate drumming class, both beginning Friday, Jan. 10. The beginner class is open to children ages 8 to 12 years old and the intermediate is open to those 8 years and older. Both classes introduce students to the basic skills, form, […]

January 08, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Digital media download workshops at library

Three workshops to assist residents with using the Yolo County Library’s free digital media download service will be held this month at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. “In addition to traditional print material, the library provides a variety of eBooks and eAudiobooks for download,” Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong said. […]

January 07, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Hear meditative music at service

Unity Center of Davis, an inclusive spiritual community that embraces the human and encourages the greater expression of spirit, features musical artists Melissa Olson and Nathan Schellink on Sunday, Jan. 12. The Rev. Denese Schellink will deliver the message. People of all faiths and spiritual paths are welcome. Sunday musical meditation begins at 9:30 a.m., […]

January 08, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Tickets on sale for MLK award dinner

The 11th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Fund Award dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, at the St. James Community Center, 1275 B St. in Davis. The MLK scholarship winners are Davis High School’s Amani Lee and Pioneer High’s Robia Amjad. The Nelson Mandela World Peace award will be presented to […]

January 08, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Learn about breast cancer at meeting

The Breast Cancer Open Door educational meeting will present “The Athena Project” at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at University Covenant Church, 315 Mace Blvd. in Davis. Lauren Massa, project manager, and Dr. Laura Westbrook, a breast health specialist at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, will discuss the Athena Project and how cancer information […]

January 08, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Citizens Climate Lobby to meet Wednesday

The Yolo Chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the home of Rob Beggs, 25 Redwood Drive in Woodland. All are welcome. Citizens Climate Lobby is a nonpartisan citizens action group. Its purposes are to create the political will for a stable climate and to empower individuals to […]

January 07, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

It may be time to renew your bike license

Bicyclists who registered their bikes with a California bicycle license in 2011 or earlier should check their tags to see if they need to renew their registration. California bicycle licenses issued by Transportation and Parking Services at UC Davis and participating bike shops in Davis are valid until Dec. 31 of the second year after […]

January 24, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Heads I win, tails you lose

A kind reader, pointing out the obvious as kind readers often do, noted that my selections for the current college football bowl season have been something less than scintillating. “I could do better than that by flipping a coin,” he claimed, which isn’t true, since flipping a coin is how I came up with this […]

January 05, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,