Task force to tackle downtown parking

It’s perhaps one of the most frustrating aspects of living in the city of Davis:

When, on a Friday night, plans to head downtown to take in some art, or to sit down for a bite to eat or to do a little shopping have to be scrapped because, after 15 minutes of reconnaissance, a parking spot can’t be found.

A local group has set out, however, to find solutions to the over-congestion and the difficulty of parking in the Core Area at certain times.

And they hope to have answers by the end of the summer.

Bob Dunning: Ach du lieber! Does anyone speak English?

SPRECHEN SIE DEUTSCHE? … my friend Ray, our European correspondent, sent along a link to an article about our totally relevant hometown from the highly respected German publication “Der Spiegel,” not to be confused with the Spiegel Catalog … Turns out Der Spiegel did a piece on “The Coolest University in America,” which featured a […]

Motorcycle crash injures Winters man

A Winters man was listed in serious but stable condition at the UC Davis Medical Center on Thursday after being ejected from his motorcycle the day before. California Highway Patrol Officer Bryan Konvalin said Miguel Jara Jr., 48, was riding his Yamaha motorcycle eastbound on Myrtle Drive east of Shams Way in Winters at about […]

Measure I kickoff at Farmers Market

Join the Yes on Measure I hosts its Kick Off event at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park. Mayor Joe Krovoza and other community leaders will be present to discuss Measure I and the water project. Volunteers will then partake in a city wide walk to talk to […]

With Veolia out, only two firms will compete for water project work

Veolia Water North America, one of the three short-listed firms picked by the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency to compete for construction of the surface water project, has dropped out of the race. With no other teams showing an interest, the water agency has no choice but to move forward into the bidding process that kicks off […]

iPhotos bring out iMagination

The “Saturate Yolo” art exhibit by Dave Webb is on display in the Tsao Gallery at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St., and is running in conjunction with Phone Art in Davis. Webb, a long-time Davis resident, uses colorful camera filters and carefully framed pictures to abstract the local landscape, and all with a […]

Need a new best friend?

Squirt , a 1-to-2-year-old, neutered male Yorkshire Terrier, is gentle, loves everyone and and plays great with other dogs. Squirt had an untreated eye infection in his past that caused him to lose the vision in one eye but that doesn’t bother him at all. Barkley, a 10-month to 1-year-old German Shepherd mix, is a […]

Get fit with Zumba fitness

Zumba West, a 45-minute fitness class, is open for enrollment. Classes began Tuesday and will continue for 10 weeks. The cost for the entire quarter is $40. The class will be held in the MPR of Emerson Junior High School, 2121 Calaveras Ave., in West Davis. The class is taught by Zumba certified instructor, Meera […]

Tom Cahill appearance at Avid Reader postponed

Tom Cahill’s planned appearance at Avid Reader bookstore on Saturday has been postponed. Cahill was scheduled to discuss his new book, “Ark: Asteroid Impact,” which is about the potential aftermath of a devastating asteroid strike. The event has yet to be rescheduled.

Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor’s Soup’s On to feature Frankie and the Fabletones and other local favorites

Another winter means another Soup’s On event with Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor. In 2003, as friends often do, he delivered a bowl of soup to a friend who was ill. That experience inspired him to create this annual event, which is now in its ninth year of supporting important causes in our community. This […]

Contra dancing at Davis Athletic Club

Looking for a way to get some exercise without the gym, trying Contra dancing Friday, Jan. 18, with the Sacramento Country Dance Society at the Davis Athletic Club, 1809 Picasso Ave. The free beginners’ lesson starts at 7:30 p.m. and the dance starts at 8 p.m. Talib Huff is the caller, and music is provided by Magic Reelism […]

Woodland Camera Forum meeting

The Woodland Camera Forum members will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Norton Hall, 70 Cottonwood St. in Woodland. The long-running group of local photographers — of all skill levels — share images techniques, and the latest digital equipment and software expertise. Anyone interested in photography is encouraged to attend. WCF members will […]

Birding tour set at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve

The public is invited to a birding tour at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve on Saturday. This will be a great opportunity to view birds in a winter setting when many species have migrated here for the colder months. Experienced tour guides will lead visitors to special areas of the preserve to view birds in […]

Foster parent licensing classes Jan. 22

Local residents who are interested in becoming Yolo County licensed foster parents are invited to attend a free introductory class from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the West Sacramento Child Welfare Office, 500A Jefferson Blvd., Suite 100. The workshop — held in Community Room A — is the first in a series […]