Lincoln expert to speak at Davis church

Abraham Lincoln’s words are considered by many to be timeless — still relevant and on point 150 years later. Lincoln scholar and author Ronald C. White Jr. will speak three times in Davis, exploring Lincoln’s message for our times in a talk titled “Abraham Lincoln, 2013: Wisdom for Today.” White will speak at 9 and […]

June 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Applicants sought for county advisory boards

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors is recruiting local residents to fill vacancies on several county advisory bodies. For more information and to submit an application, visit (go to Government > Board of Supervisors > Advisory Bodies); call the clerk of the board’s office at 530-666-8195; or contact your Yolo County supervisor. Vacancies are available […]

June 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Per Capita Davis: Airline travel poses a dilemma

A couple of decades ago, OK, four, back in 1972 when I was an English major in college, having decided on that course of study mainly because classes didn’t usually start before noon, which was really about the time I was eating breakfast, a friend of mine had declared his major in biology. When I […]

June 06, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Kids can be ‘suuper heroes’ at church camp

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis will present a “Suuper Hero Chalice Summer Camp” for kindergarten through sixth-grade heroes in training. Activities will include martial arts survival training and character-strengthening exercises, as well as lively camp worship, skits, a bounce house and lots of water play. The camp meets from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. […]

July 11, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Aeromodelers host Jet Fly this weekend

The Woodland Davis Aeromodelers will host their annual radio-control Jet Fly this weekend, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Visitors will see scale “true turbine” jet-powered aircraft fly and execute aerobatic maneuvers. There will be F-86s, F-100s, Russian MiGs, F-15s, F-16s, F-18s, A-10 Warthogs, German […]

June 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Trainer will speak to support group

Did you know there are more than 100 causes for peripheral neuropathy? Diabetes accounts for about one-third, but other causes include heredity, alcoholism, radiation, toxic chemical exposure, HIV, too much vitamin B6, gluten intolerance, some medications and unknown origin (idiopathic). About 2 million Californians have peripheral neuropathy. Common symptoms affecting feet and hands are numbness, […]

June 06, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Enroll now for DPNS pre-K, toddler programs

Davis Parent Nursery School has openings in the afternoon pre-kindergarten as well as the toddler play groups. Families who are interested in applying for the 2013-14 school year should contact the registrar at [email protected]

June 06, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Local group opposes fluoridation

Davis Citizens against Fluoridation will be at the Davis Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday to talk about the proposal to fluoridate Davis’ water supply. “Come and visit our table to find out more about our group and why we oppose fluoridation in Davis,” a news release said. For more information, visit or email [email protected]

June 06, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

FBI raids state senator’s office

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — The FBI searched the offices of a California state senator and the Legislature’s Latino caucus on Tuesday but would not disclose the reason for the investigation. Laura Eimiller, a spokeswoman for the FBI office in Los Angeles, said the warrants were served at about 3 p.m. Six to eight agents left the […]

June 05, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Judge upholds landmark California water accord

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A judge has upheld the nation’s largest farm-to-city water transfer, ruling that state authorities in California properly considered the environmental effects of a landmark 2003 agreement over how to divide the state’s share of water from the Colorado River. Sacramento Superior Court Judge Lloyd Connelly’s 54-page ruling on Tuesday ends the […]

June 05, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Davis Adult School recognizes 23 tenacious graduates


That was the word Davis school board president Sheila Allen picked to describe the 23 graduates over age 18 who received high school diplomas Tuesday at the Davis Adult and Community Education School’s graduation ceremony. “You come up to a problem, you go around it, you go through it, you stick to it,” Allen said.

Pam Mari, the Davis school district’s executive director of student services, told the graduates that they had met “great challenges — nobody gave it to you, nobody made it easy … “

Retiring Adult School principal recognized for service

The focus of the Davis Adult School’s graduation ceremony Tuesday evening was on the students who had earned their diplomas, and that was the way retiring Adult School Principal Laurel Clumpner wanted it. But Clumpner nonetheless came in for a moment of recognition from school board president Sheila Allen, who praised the retiree for her […]

June 05, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Magnificent singers, magnificent setting

A MAD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL … if you’ve never seen the Davis High Madrigals perform, here’s your chance to circle the date and attend a magnificent concert in a magnificent setting … the Madrigals have been invited once again to perform at the Vatican this summer, but you don’t have to travel to […]

June 05, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Sierra Club Yolano leaders to meet June 13

The Management Committee of the local Sierra Club Yolano Group will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at the home of Pam Nieberg, 3010 Loyola Drive in Davis. The agenda will include updates, discussions and consideration of loss of critical habitat at the Grasslands Park solar project, the status of legislation to […]

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