Anthony Barcellos of Davis, author of “Land of Milk and Money,” will be at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., in downtown Davis at 7:30 p.m. Saturday to discuss the book. “Land of Milk and Money” is the story of the Francisco family, Portuguese immigrants from the Azores who settle on a dairy farm in […]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Firefighters made progress in battling several blazes burning thousands of acres across California as a heat wave showed some signs of peaking late Tuesday. A pair of wildfires several miles apart in Northern California that have scorched more than 20,000 acres and left two firefighters with heat-related injuries grew larger, but additional firefighters […]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California students will likely face a steep midyear tuition increase if voters reject Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax initiative. The 10-campus system will need to consider raising tuition by as much as 20 percent in January if the November ballot measure fails, according to documents posted online ahead of next […]
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a rural town lacks the authority to impose tougher water-quality standards on a livestock farm than the state requires. Magnolia, a community about 30 miles south of Madison, granted Larson Acres Inc. a permit in 2007 when it wanted to expand, but included a number […]
One of the central issues in the 2012 City Council campaign was economic development.
On Tuesday, the three council members elected in June — Dan Wolk, who as top vote-getter was named mayor pro tem, Lucas Frerichs and Brett Lee — joined their new colleagues on the dais for the first time, only to tackle that very subject.
Following the swearing-in ceremony, the council unanimously endorsed a …
There was a knock at my East Davis door just after dark a few weeks back. I knew we hadn’t ordered a pizza. Standing on the front porch was one of those enthusiastic 20-something-year-olds with a clipboard, trying to convince me the world was going to end if we didn’t do something right away. He […]
Some residents of North Davis were dealt the misfortune of two days of power outages during the first major heat wave of the summer. PG&E spokeswoman Brandi Ehlers said underground equipment damage caused the outages, which occurred Monday and Tuesday in the area north of Covell Boulevard and south of Grande Avenue. She said 53 […]
The Yolo County Board of Supervisors seeks candidates to fill vacancies on the following county advisory bodies: Board of Directors of Yolo County Historical Museum; Child Care & Development Planning Council; Children’s Alliance; Commission on Aging and Adult Services; Community Services Action Board; Emergency Medical Care Committee; Health Council; Local Mental Health Board; Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health Advisory Board; Salud Clinic Advisory Board; Transportation […]
The city of Davis, Armadillo Music and KDVS, 90.3 FM, are collaborating to present a Vinyl and Music Fair from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. “This is a perfect opportunity for you to acquire the vinyl record that you have been looking for or […]
WOODLAND — Yolo County supervisors on Tuesday took a look at proposed ballot language that would replace the elected office of auditor-controller/treasurer-tax collector with an appointed director of finance instead. And while supervisors requested some changes to the proposed language, they also continued to voice their strong support for the overall effort moving forward. If […]
The Crazy Eights, directed by Celia Cottle, will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday on the E Street Plaza, in the 200 block of E Street in downtown Davis. The concert kicks off the summer concert series that will accompany future Second Friday ArtAbout events. Band members are, from left, Andrew Stephens, trumpet; Bryce […]
“Fun That Moves You” is the theme of this year’s California State Fair, which opens Thursday and runs through July 29 at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd. in Sacramento. Fair hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday. The midway — with carnival games […]
Women expecting babies can learn more about the changes their body is experiencing and how to be comfortable during pregnancy at a free class from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at Nana and Company Children’s Boutique in downtown Dixon. The store, 141 N. First St., sells new and gently used clothing and gear […]
Sweet margaritas, hot temperatures and sizzling country music will blend Saturday to create another memorable night of dancing and fun at the sixth annual Rhythm & Ribs fundraiser in Woodland. Nearly 300 people are expected to enjoy the rich country music of the Dave Russell Band as they dine on barbecued ribs and chicken. The […]