Bob Dunning: What’s fair? It all comes out in the wash

In this era of high demand on government services despite dwindling resources, we hear a great deal of talk about how one group of citizens is “subsidizing” services to another. We hear about who’s paying their fair share and who isn’t. We argue about what costs should be shared equally by all members of our […]

Five arrested at suspected drug house

A bust of a suspected drug house led to a short vehicle pursuit and the arrests of five people Thursday, Davis police reported. Officers from the Davis Police Department and the Yolo County Narcotics Enforcement Team approached the house in the 800 block of B Street at about 10 a.m. with the intent of serving […]

Two busted for downtown fight

A scuffle outside a downtown bar led to the arrests of two men early Friday, Davis police said. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said an officer patrolling the downtown area noticed 23-year-old Daniel Rodriguez “acting aggressively and challenging others to fight” in the 800 block of Second Street. Rodriguez allegedly pushed the officer when he tried to […]

Police investigate sexual assault report

Davis police are investigating a report of a sexual assault at Mace Ranch apartment complex. According to Lt. Glenn Glasgow, police and firefighters were dispatched at 12:35 p.m. Thursday to the 4500 block of Alhambra Boulevard, where a woman reported being assaulted by two men earlier in the day. “The victim reported that at 5 […]

Building a ‘HUB': West Village coffee shop, eatery to open in March

Work is underway on West Village’s first coffee shop, its first restaurant and its first store. Designed with the help of a student focus group, they are to open in March next door to one another as HUB Café, HUB Kitchen and HUB Market. Behind the project is West Village Community Partnership LLC,  led by San Francisco-based Carmel […]

College Democrats honor role models

The Davis College Democrats will present their sixth annual Indigo Awards on March 11 to Tom Torlakson, state superintendent of public instruction, as State Democratic Leader of the Year; Davis City Councilman Lucas Frerichs as Local Democratic Leader of the Year; and Greg Campbell, chief of staff to Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez as Aggie […]

Workshops focus on drought-tolerant plants

Winter may be confusing us with a very wet December followed by a very dry January and February, but in Yolo County, a hot and dry summer is guaranteed. On Saturday, March 2, Yolo County Master Gardeners will conduct two free workshops at Central Park Gardens at the corner of Third and B streets, opposite […]

Dogs’ tale: Study shows they trailed ancient farmers

Part of the ancient mystery of the makeup of the modern Western dog has been solved by a team led by researchers at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Several thousand years after dogs originated in the Middle East and Europe, some of them moved south with ancient farmers, distancing themselves from native wolf […]

Learn how to de-stress your life

De-Stress Your Life Do you often experience tiredness or have so many worries and responsibilities that you can’t keep up with the daily grind? Do you have trouble keeping your life in balance and control and get easily angry? You may be interested in learning how to “De-Stress Your Life” in a class offered by […]

At the Pond: 10 years of nature columns

Ten years ago, I started writing this column. Why? I agree with Henry David Thoreau, who said, “An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” I enjoyed walking to the North Pond and had already been involved in several fights to keep the pond much as it is now. I thought that if […]

Author-scientist Cahill to discuss asteroid strike survival

On Feb. 15, DA14, an asteroid the size of a football field, came within about 17,000 miles of Earth’s surface, skirting the orbits of communications satellites circling our planet. That same day, a meteor exploded in the skies above Russia with the force of a nuclear bomb. While shattered glass from buildings injured 1,000 people, […]

Wine-tasting, auction benefit Da Vinci Charter Academy

Da Vinci parents and adult supporters are welcome to enjoy a variety of wines, nonalcoholic beverages and finger foods at a celebration of the Da Vinci Charter Academy community from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. The event, at the Odd Fellows Hall at 415 Second St. in downtown Davis, will include a silent auction featuring […]

Faith groups are called to action on climate crisis

“Our current way of living is not compatible with the planet we live on. The good news is, we have an opportunity to do something about it now. If we make changes in our lifestyle and in our public policy in relation to the Earth itself, future generations will reap the benefits of our wisdom […]

ID theft protection tips offered at document-shredding event

Travis Credit Union, in partnership with Security-Shred Inc., invites local individuals and small businesses to take the first step in identity protection: If you don’t need it, dispose of it … responsibly. The free shredding service will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Travis Credit Union Headquarters, One Travis Way in Vacaville. […]