See Japanese films at festival this weekend

The Japanese Film Festival returns to Sacramento this weekend for its eighth running at the Crest Theatre, 1013 K St. The opening movie on Friday night, “A Good Husband,” is about a famous photographer who is jobless and has the marriage blahs. He and his wife commemorate their upcoming divorce at a seaside resort. It […]

Need a new best friend?

Gump is a happy, 1-year-old neutered male hound who loves people and other dogs. Rozzer is a friendly and playful 2-year-old neutered male Rottweiler who is obedience- and crate-trained, housebroken and loves to play with other dogs. They, as well as five Australian shepherd/Labrador mix puppies and lots of other adoptable dogs of all ages and […]

Local author will speak at The Avid Reader

Anthony Barcellos of Davis, author of “Land of Milk and Money,” will be at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., in downtown Davis at 7:30 p.m. Saturday to discuss the book. “Land of Milk and Money” is the story of the Francisco family, Portuguese immigrants from the Azores who settle on a dairy farm in […]

Firefighters make progress

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Firefighters made progress in battling several blazes burning thousands of acres across California as a heat wave showed some signs of peaking late Tuesday. A pair of wildfires several miles apart in Northern California that have scorched more than 20,000 acres and left two firefighters with heat-related injuries grew larger, but additional firefighters […]

UC tuition could rise sharply if tax measure fails

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California students will likely face a steep midyear tuition increase if voters reject Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax initiative. The 10-campus system will need to consider raising tuition by as much as 20 percent in January if the November ballot measure fails, according to documents posted online ahead of next […]

Wisconsin town barred from beefing up farm water rules

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a rural town lacks the authority to impose tougher water-quality standards on a livestock farm than the state requires. Magnolia, a community about 30 miles south of Madison, granted Larson Acres Inc. a permit in 2007 when it wanted to expand, but included a number […]

Council endorses contract with green design firm

One of the central issues in the 2012 City Council campaign was economic development.

On Tuesday, the three council members elected in June — Dan Wolk, who as top vote-getter was named mayor pro tem, Lucas Frerichs and Brett Lee — joined their new colleagues on the dais for the first time, only to tackle that very subject.

Following the swearing-in ceremony, the council unanimously endorsed a …

Don’t let facts get in the way

There was a knock at my East Davis door just after dark a few weeks back. I knew we hadn’t ordered a pizza. Standing on the front porch was one of those enthusiastic 20-something-year-olds with a clipboard, trying to convince me the world was going to end if we didn’t do something right away. He […]

North Davis residents struggle through two days of power outages

Some residents of North Davis were dealt the misfortune of two days of power outages during the first major heat wave of the summer. PG&E spokeswoman Brandi Ehlers said underground equipment damage caused the outages, which occurred Monday and Tuesday in the area north of Covell Boulevard and south of Grande Avenue. She said 53 […]

Seats open on Yolo County advisory boards

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors seeks candidates to fill vacancies on the following county advisory bodies: Board of Directors of Yolo County Historical Museum; Child Care & Development Planning Council; Children’s Alliance; Commission on Aging and Adult Services; Community Services Action Board; Emergency Medical Care Committee; Health Council; Local Mental Health Board; Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health Advisory Board; Salud Clinic Advisory Board; Transportation […]

From vinyl to tapes, Music Fair has it all

The city of Davis, Armadillo Music and KDVS, 90.3 FM, are collaborating to present a Vinyl and Music Fair from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. “This is a perfect opportunity for you to acquire the vinyl record that you have been looking for or […]

Supervisors look at ballot language for eliminating auditor-controller office

WOODLAND — Yolo County supervisors on Tuesday took a look at proposed ballot language that would replace the elected office of auditor-controller/treasurer-tax collector with an appointed director of finance instead. And while supervisors requested some changes to the proposed language, they also continued to voice their strong support for the overall effort moving forward. If […]

Jazz it up at Second Friday ArtAbout

The Crazy Eights, directed by Celia Cottle, will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday on the E Street Plaza, in the 200 block of E Street in downtown Davis. The concert kicks off the summer concert series that will accompany future Second Friday ArtAbout events. Band members are, from left, Andrew Stephens, trumpet; Bryce […]

State Fair promises plenty of big fun

“Fun That Moves You” is the theme of this year’s California State Fair, which opens Thursday and runs through July 29 at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd. in Sacramento. Fair hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday. The midway — with carnival games […]