Amtrak employee robbed at gunpoint

Davis police are seeking two suspects in a robbery Tuesday morning at the Amtrak train station. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the two men, one of them armed with a handgun, confronted an Amtrak employee outside the station at 840 Second St. at about 4:15 a.m. The worker was ordered back into the business and forced […]

July 10, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

July’s Second Friday ArtAbout is sizzling-hot

Local residents are invited to come out for downtown Davis’ Sidewalk Sales — featuring 32 blocks of sizzling bargains — then stay to explore the Second Friday ArtAbout on Friday evening.

The ArtAbout is a monthly evening of art viewing and artists’ receptions at galleries and businesses in Davis. Explore downtown with this self-guided art walk, which is open to the public, and includes complimentary refreshments, opportunities to chat with featured artists, as well as live music and art demonstrations.

This month, visitors will enjoy live music, theater performances, poetry and special events at Armadillo Music, Best Western Palm Court, Bohéme Hip Used Clothing, Davis Developmental Pediatrics Group, Davis Odd Fellows Hall, French Cuff Consignment, Pence Gallery …

Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair to celebrate Geology Day

The Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair will come to Central Park on Sunday with artists and artisans, more than 40 booths, food, live music, lavender and Geology Day. The fair will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. under the shaded pavilion in the park, Fourth and C streets. New vendors include Sherri La Beske selling items […]

July 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Acidification could alter ocean ecosystems

Ocean acidification may create an impact similar to extinction on marine ecosystems, according to a UC Davis study released Monday. The study, published online in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that ocean acidification can degrade not only individual species, as past studies have shown, but entire ecosystems. This results in […]

July 10, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Philanthropy is their cup of tea

To incoming Davis High School seniors Emma Agruss, Anna Hodgson, Lillian Whithaus, Emma Robinson and her sister, soon-to-be sophomore Meg Robinson, a charitable tea was a simple way to do something fun together. Four years later, the team has raised more than $2,000 for local charities in what has become an annual affair. “I love […]

July 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Find out how to help save honeybees

The Davis Permaculture Guild will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Conference Room at the Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. This is a group for people interested in organic gardening, sustainable living and giving surplus back to community. The Davis group was formed by Steven Nyholm and brings together community members who wish […]

July 10, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Education advocates urge swift state adoption of updated science standards

Advocates of science education in the public schools gathered at UC Davis on Monday morning to urge approval of the new Next Generation Science Standards, which are on the Wednesday’s agenda for consideration when the State Board of Education meets in Sacramento. The Next Generation Science Standards put a greater emphasis on hands-on student participation, […]

July 09, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

City College of S.F. trustees lose power

By Nanette Asimov State officials stripped authority from the elected Board of Trustees for City College of San Francisco on Monday and installed a “special trustee” with unilateral powers to try to save the school from losing accreditation in one year. The dramatic move by California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice Harris and the college system’s […]

July 09, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

“Life after loss” grief support group open for registration

The death of a loved one can be a life-changing event. As time passes and the intensity of grief begins to lessen, a sense of possibility and hope for the future emerges. For those experiencing the natural movement forward in their healing, it can be helpful to seek additional support. The group, Moving Forward: Reinvesting […]

July 16, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Fast French cooking lesson offered at the Davis Library

Julie and Julie — Julie Cross and Julie Loke of the Davis Food Co-op — will offer a cooking lesson based on Julie Powell’s bestselling memoir, “Julie and Julia,” on Thursday, July 18, in Davis. Their class will run from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Blanchard Room of the Stephens Branch Library, 314 E. […]

July 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Morning crash ties up I-80 commute

All lanes of westbound Interstate 80 were shut down Monday morning after two vehicles collided near the Yolo Causeway, according to the Davis Fire Department. Spokeswoman Evelyn George said the 6:08 a.m. collision caused one vehicle to roll over, while the second landed on its left side against the median guard rail. The driver of […]

July 09, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Three injured in two-car crash

Three people were hurt in a two-car collision at West Covell Boulevard and Highway 113 on Sunday afternoon, Davis police said. The crash occurred at 2:30 p.m. when a Mitsubishi driven by 27-year-old Rocio Boites of Davis was struck while making a left turn, Lt. Glenn Glasgow said. The second vehicle was a BMW driven […]

July 09, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Council to consider refurnishing affordable housing ordinance

Learn more What: Davis City Council meeting When and where: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Watch it: Comcast Channel 16, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 or the city’s website at Notable agenda items: Adoption of fiscal year 2013-14 budget, affordable housing ordinance changes, contract renewal with Davis […]

July 09, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged

Davis parks treated against mosquitoes

Are you reaDy? Drain standing water that may produce mosquitos. Dawn and dusk are times to avoid being outdoors. Dress appropriately by wearing long sleeves and pants when outside. Defend yourself by using an effective insect repellent. Make sure to follow directions. Door and window screens should be in good working condition. District personnel are […]

July 09, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,