Bob Dunning: Don’t digest these crazy rates with tap water

Well, we’ve just about come to the end of this wet and occasionally muddy campaign to bring the waters of the sometimes muddy but always mighty Sacramento River to the wash basins and sprinkler systems of the Second Most Educated City in America. And please, at this late date, don’t tell the ACLU the Sacramento […]

Two poets featured at The Other Voice

Local poets Susan Wolbarst and Denise Lichtig will be featured when The Other Voice gathers at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road. Refreshments and an open mic follow the reading, so bring along a poem to share. Wolbarst grew up in Rowayton, Conn. She recently began a […]

Learn about Alexander swim technique at seminar

The Davis Athletic Club is offering a free seminar Wednesday introducing the Shaw Method of swimming, a method that applies the principles of the Alexander Technique. “Come find out how you can identify and change old habits that cause tension and fear, and interfere with your swimming,” a news release said. “Also, learn about an […]

‘Ideas for Stressed Caregivers’ offered Thursday

“You Need a Break! Ideas for Stressed Caregivers” will be presented at the Family Caregiving 101 education meeting at noon Thursday at the Woodland Healthcare Courtyard Conference Room, 1207 Fairchild Court in Woodland. Peggy Phelps, caregiver resource consultant with the Yolo Adult Day Health Center/Woodland Healthcare, will offer practical suggestions for family caregivers. The responsibility […]

MacNear honored with farmers market Hall of Fame award

‘Davis Farmers Market manager Randii MacNear received the Hall of Fame Award from the North American Farmers’ Direct Marketing Association on Feb. 6. The award was presented at the association’s “Celebrate Excellence Dinner” during the 28th annual association convention in Portland, Ore. “Randii MacNear is a pioneer in the small-scale agriculture movement in California who changed […]

Waldorf School will host preschool open house

The Davis Waldorf School will host a free preschool open house Saturday, March 9, at its campus at 3100 Sycamore Lane. “Come experience our nurturing preschool for 2- to 3-year-olds and see for yourself what Waldorf education has to offer your young child,” a news release said. Children are invited to visit the early childhood […]

Measure I supporters plan Election Night party

The Yes on Measure I campaign invites community members to an Election Night party beginning at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Our House Restaurant, 808 Second St. in downtown Davis. “Join us to thank our volunteers and watch the results of the election as they become available,” campaign manager Will Arnold said. “Bring your friends and […]

Have breakfast with the Easter Bunny on March 23

Tickets are on sale now for the popular annual Breakfast with the Bunny, which begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased at Avid Reader Active, 605 Second St. in downtown Davis, and at Common Grounds coffee shop, 2171 […]

Two arrested after robbery, pursuit

An armed robbery led to a police chase from Mace Boulevard to the UC Davis campus, where the alleged robber and his getaway driver were taken into custody early Friday morning. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the incident began at 2:15 a.m., when two people reported being robbed of their property at Fifth and L streets […]

Dreams, determination and drive: Davis man strives to reach the top by unconventional means

Vincent Van Gogh, an artist whose works are among the most sought after in the world, died without a hint of appreciation. Great American author F. Scott Fitzgerald’s obituary mentioned him having potential, but never actually reaching it. But that’s not likely to be the case for David Johnson — a former Davis High basketball standout who […]

Katehi maps out UC Davis plan

UC Davis will examine a three-year degree and expand online education as ways to reduce the cost of a degree, Chancellor Linda Katehi said on Thursday.

During a wide-ranging, hour-long state of the campus address before the Academic Senate, the chancellor also discussed the campus plan for growth, faculty diversity, an effort to address the world’s food supply and the progress of reforms following the 2011 pepper-spraying of student protesters.

Gov. Jerry Brown has called for more teaching and online courses and less research, a topic he and UC leaders will take up again when the UC Board of Regents meets March 12-14.

Bangladesh rioting over court decision kills 44

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Protesters clashed with police for a second day Friday as the death toll rose to at least 44 in clashes triggered by a death sentence given to an Islamic party leader for crimes linked to Bangladesh’s 1971 independence war, police said. The latest fighting broke out in northern Gainbandha and Chapainawabganj […]

Now a ‘simple pilgrim,’ Benedict resigns papacy

CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (AP) — As bells tolled and the clock struck 8, the brass-studded wooden doors swung shut Thursday at this palace in the Italian hills, marking an end to Benedict XVI’s papacy and the start of his final journey as a “simple pilgrim.” Capping a day of tearful farewells that included an extraordinary […]

Bob Dunning: One good ‘innovation’ deserves another

IT TAKES A VILLAGE … the good folks at Village Homes, who live in one of the most interesting, innovative and acclaimed neighborhoods on the planet, have apparently looked at our proposed new water rates and concluded there just might be a better way … This from the Village Homes newsletter, which states “The VHA […]