Bill to help renters shrink their water bill wins approval

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Tuesday to approve legislation by state Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, to provide tenants of apartments and other multi-unit dwellings with accurate information about their water use through sub-metering, encouraging responsible water consumption and conservation. “California is struggling to meet water demand in the face of climate change, development, and a […]

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

Garage sale benefits Davisite’s trek to fund a blood cancer cure

Neighbors of Davis resident Annette De Bow, diagnosed in 2008 with a rare blood cancer, are hosting a giant garage sale Saturday to raise money for research to seek a cure for the disease. The multiple-family garage sale will run from 8 a.m. to noon at 2321 Regis Drive in East Davis. Proceeds will support […]

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

VFW recognition event postponed

The Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6949 Community Recognition Night, originally scheduled for Saturday, has been rescheduled to Saturday, June 15, post commander Jay Brookman announces. The event, which will run from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St., will recognize an outstanding police officer, firefighter, dispatcher and […]

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Farmers market returns to Sutter Davis Hospital

The Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market will reopen Thursday, May 16, and will continue from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 29. The market is held at the hospital’s entrance at 2000 Sutter Place in West Davis. Opening-day festivities include cooking demonstrations and tastings, face time with Dinger and Sacramento River Cats players […]

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

I-80 lanes will be closed for repairs

Some eastbound and westbound lanes on Interstate 80 between Vacaville and Dixon will be closed overnight in the coming week as Caltrans starts lane repair work. Up to two of three lanes of westbound I-80 between Leisure Town Road in Vacaville and the Highway 113/I-80 interchange in Dixon will be closed. The closures will be from […]

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

Neighborhood Court volunteers sought

Volunteers are being recruited to serve as panelists in the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office’s new Neighborhood Court Diversion Program. Those interested in learning more about this innovative program or in volunteering as panelists are invited to a presentation at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Davis Police Department, 2600 Fifth St. For more information about […]

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Free traffic safety class offered to teen drivers, parents

The leading cause of death for Americans ages 15 to 20 is motor vehicle collisions. Mile for mile, teenagers are involved in three times as many fatal crashes as all other drivers, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In an effort to reduce traffic fatalities in California, the Woodland office of the California Highway […]

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Cake walk, dance will benefit YCCC

A dance and cake walk to benefit the Yolo Community Care Continuum are planned for Thursday, May 30, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Music will be provided by Blackbird and dances will be called by Erik Hoffman. Doors open at 7 p.m. and dancing begins at 7:15 p.m. A […]

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Wine-, beer-tastings benefit organic farming

The Davis Food Co-op will host wine- and beer-tastings in May and June to benefit the Organic Farming Research Foundation. The tasting Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. will be “Moms Love Champagne, Ciders and Breakfast Beers.” The cost is $1 per taste. The Organic Farming Research Foundation has a clear vision to make organic […]

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UC Davis ranks No. 1 in the world for ag teaching, research

UC Davis is No. 1 in the world for teaching and research in the area of agriculture and forestry, according to rankings released Wednesday by QS World University Rankings. This is the first year that the organization — which provides annual rankings in 29 other subject areas — has produced rankings in agriculture and forestry. […]

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California offers up a model for diversity

As the Supreme Court weighs a case that could decide the future of affirmative action in college admissions, California offers one glimpse of a future without it.

California was one of the first states to abolish affirmative action, after voters approved Proposition 209 in 1996. Across the University of California system, Latinos fell to 12 percent of newly enrolled state residents in the mid-1990s from more than 15 percent, and blacks declined to 3 percent from 4 percent. At the most competitive campuses, at Berkeley and Los Angeles, the decline was much steeper.

Eventually, the numbers rebounded …

New rose garden bricks will be dedicated

New bricks in the rose garden next to the Hattie Weber Museum of Davis will be dedicated in a ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday. Brick purchasers will be invited to deliver brief remarks about the people they have honored with bricks. Following the dedication, there will be a reception with light refreshments in the museum. […]

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

A birthday fit for a king

Wearing a giant gold medal and seated on a throne, Herbert Bauer accepts congratulations at his 100th birthday celebration in January 2010 at the Davis Art Center. The party included a special serenade to Bauer by the Putah Creek Crawdads in front of 300 of his closest friends, who had gathered to pay tribute to […]

May 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Herbert Bauer, the ‘conscience of Davis,’ dies at age 103

Longtime Davis resident Herbert Bauer — who came to Yolo County as its first public health officer, then went on to become widely regarded as “the conscience of the community” — died Tuesday at age 103.

Bauer was born in Austria. But as a young man of Jewish heritage, he left in haste as Austria was annexed by Germany in 1938. When Nazi troops came to the front door, Bauer slipped out a window in the back, eventually making his way to London. There he met his future wife Hanna, also from Austria. Together they started a private agency that helped people who were in danger in Europe find jobs as housekeepers or kitchen help in England; Bauer later estimated some 200 people were saved.