Arnold left his mark on Davis

A LEGEND LEAVES US … it would have been hard to grow up in Davis in the ’50s and ’60s and not know of Bill Arnold … Bill, who passed away last week at the age of 89, was one of those visionary citizens who helped put in place so many things that make Davis […]

Economy adds 163,000 jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 163,000 jobs in July, a hopeful sign after three months of sluggish hiring. The Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate rose to 8.3 percent from 8.2 percent in June. July’s hiring was the best since February. Still, the economy has added an average of 151,000 jobs a […]

Murrieta wildfire 75 percent contained; 1 home lost

MURRIETA (AP) — As afternoon and evening winds picked up, firefighters in rural Riverside County said they don’t know when they’ll be able to fully contain a 355-acre wildfire that has been burning since Wednesday and has destroyed one home. Officials said the fire was still only 75 percent contained Thursday night — the same […]

Free jazz concert set at Atria Covell Gardens

Atria Covell Gardens will present a concert on Saturday from 7 to 8 p.m. with Donna Wren and Ken Kemmerling performing jazz standards from the 1920s and ’30s, Beatles music and fiddle tunes. This concert is free to the public. Atria Covell Gardens is at 1111 Alvarado Ave., Davis. For more information, call (530) 756-0800.

City unveils new website

The city of Davis’ website has received its makeover and is ready to meet the world. Backed with a photo of an amalgamation of several park areas within Davis, the city’s new website, which will largely retain the same information and functions as the old version, boasts some new features to improve its user experience. The […]

Co-op adds Live Food Circle program

The Davis Food Co-op announced its new Live Food Circle program, which will meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. beginning on Aug. 7. If you’ve been perfecting your kombucha recipe, wondering about making your own sauerkraut or kefir, or longing for homemade miso, this is the group for you. The […]

Report: Chief fired Pike; panel urged ‘exoneration’

Chief Matt Carmichael fired former UC Davis police Lt. John Pike on Tuesday despite an internal affairs investigation that deemed Pike’s use of pepper-spray on protesters “reasonable.”

A panel that reviewed the report recommended Pike face a suspension or demotion for using force against a dozen seated, unarmed Occupy UC Davis protesters on Nov. 18, according to a Wednesday report by The Sacramento Bee. The newspaper based its article on documents it obtained including the 76-page internal affairs report.

“The needs of the department do not justify your continued employment,” Carmichael …

Center to show film about Senior Olympics

As the London Olympics celebrate the world’s best athletes, the Davis community has the chance to celebrate the nation’s best senior athletes — those who show remarkable endurance and skill well into their older adult years. A screening of the award-winning documentary, “Age of Champions,” is planned at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Davis Senior Center, […]

Looking for a best friend?

Riley, a pint-sized, friendly 1-year-old neutered male fox terrier mix; and Sheba, a 1-year-old smart and sweet, spayed female German shepherd are available for adoption from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Both dogs love to play with other dogs and will make perfect family pets. Riley and Sheba are two of more than 60 dogs […]

Tourney supports peace officer memorial

The second annual Yolo County Peace Officers Memorial Golf Classic is planned Monday, Sept. 24, at the Yolo Fliers Golf Club, 17980 County Road 94, Woodland. All golfers are invited to participate in this fundraising event. The entry fee is $120 per golfer ($125 after Sept. 17), which includes golf, cart, lunch, a buffet dinner, […]

Hollywood lunch theater planned Sept. 11

Classic Hollywood and the film legends who made it great will come alive at the Hollywood Red, White and Blue luncheon theater on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Gloria Heidi will headline the show and share her rich Hollywood background in songs, stories, humor and costumes, an event announcement […]

Ice cream social, volunteer party set

An ice cream social and party to thank the Davis Senior Center’s many volunteers is planned at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the 
center, 646 A St. Attendees will be able to build their own sundae (sugar-free ice cream will be available) with a variety of toppings while enjoying entertainment from the center’s Hula […]

Senior Helpers offers tips for making summer survival kits

As summer temperatures continue to sizzle, seniors are encouraged to take precautions in the heat. A Kent State University study shows 90 percent of respondents over the age of 65 were aware of heat warnings, but most seniors thought the messages were targeted to “older Americans” — a group to which they did not think […]