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Eight candidates seek appointment to vacant school board seat

Eight candidates seeking appointment to a vacant seat on the Davis school board filed by Tuesday’s 5 p.m. deadline. The appointee, who will be selected at a special school board meeting on May 8, will serve until November, when the two years remaining in the term will be filled at a special election. The vacancy […]

Bob Dunning: I guess the newsroom’s the peanut gallery

It’s not often I receive a personal invitation to have lunch with the publisher and president of The Sacramento Bee, but unless I’m reading things wrong, that’s exactly what arrived in my in box earlier this week. It came from “The Office of Cheryl Dell,” who was kind enough to include a full-color photo of […]

School board to consider adding 12 teaching positions, reducing class sizes

During Thursday night’s meeting, the Davis school board will consider a proposal to hire the equivalent of 12 teachers, which would reduce elementary class sizes in parts of the school district. The move will bring the district into compliance with state guidelines for elementary class size. The proposal also includes adding some secretarial time at […]

Local professor subdues unruly man on flight

Gary Walton was on Southwest Airlines Flight 722 from Chicago to Sacramento on Sunday when he heard someone scream “Don’t do that! Don’t do that!” A man was trying to open the plane’s emergency exit door mid-flight, in an incident that has received national attention. Walton, a Davis resident, jumped up and was one of […]

Get in the picture with school board candidate

School board candidate Madhavi Sunder will take a “team picture” at Mace Ranch Park on Saturday, April 19, and meet supporters. The photo will be at 9 a.m. at the oak tree. Coffee and doughnuts will be provided as well as art projects for the kids. For more information, call Sarah Heringer at 530-848-0462.

Are we there yet?: Self-reflections of a would-be stage mom

I’ve recently had to evaluate my, ahem, above-average interest in my son’s garage band and ask myself the hard question: Am I a stage mom? A quick Google search of “stage mom” gave a glimpse of shudder-worthy listings: “15 Signs You Might Be a Stage Mom,” from Backstage.com, which included images of Voldemort and words […]

‘Eco-Heroes’ help get us from here to there

Each year, Cool Davis recognizes “Eco-Heroes” — Davis residents who model how to incorporate sustainable practices into their work, civic and everyday lives. Acting out of personal conviction, they are just doing “the right thing” for themselves, the community and the planet.

The Cool Davis Climate Solution Awards go to local businesses, groups or organizations for exemplary efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As they model ways to reduce their environmental impact, they become leaders in creating options to conserve resources, reduce fossil fuel dependence and stabilize the climate.

In its efforts to work with the community on greenhouse gas emission reduction and sustainability issues, Cool Davis focuses …

Yolo Crisis Nursery is in crisis; please help

After 13 years, the Yolo Crisis Nursery is slated to close on June 30 because the lead agency, EMQ FamiliesFirst, will no longer fund this precious resource. Our community was only recently made aware of this decision at the end of March. The Friends of the Yolo Crisis Nursery have no plans to let the […]

Panel OKs bill to ease financial hardship for veterans’ spouses

On a bipartisan 6-0 vote last week, the state Senate’s Committee on Veterans Affairs approved legislation to reverse a 2009-10 budget action that has caused considerable financial and personal hardship for numerous veterans and their spouses living at California’s homes for veterans. Senate Bill 1440 by Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, reverses a budget action that […]

Check out the night sky

A children’s astronomy night is planned for Friday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Conaway Ranch in Woodland. Here, kids check out the stars using a high-powered telescope with John Oberholtzer. Tuleyome Home Place Adventures will present the family-friendly evening exploring the night sky with UC Davis graduate student Daniel Phillips. Guests should bring lawn […]

Central Park Gardens to host Volunteer Orientation Day

Do you like gardening? Are you looking for opportunities to give back to the community? Davis Central Park Gardens is putting together its first Volunteer Orientation Day from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 3, at the gardens along B Street between Third and Fourth streets in downtown Davis. Orientation day is a chance to […]

Barbecue celebrates winter shelter program

A celebration will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 27, on the west patio of Davis Community Church across from Central Park. This annual event will recognize the community support for the Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter of Davis, which provides services to the homeless. In this eighth year of operation, the program […]

Meditation, Buddhism classes offered

The Davis Shambhala Center offers a free introduction to meditation every Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. at 133 D St., Suite H, in downtown Davis. Meditation instruction, discussion time and practice are included. The center also offers a free “Foundations of Shambhala” class every Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. Questions, discussions and fellowship […]

Seniors can get tips for getting around town

Senior citizens and those with disabilities are invited to learn how to use the variety of transportation options to get around town at a free workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Participants will learn how to travel to destinations like the movies, a favorite restaurant or […]

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