A complete slate of live music has been announced for the 2012 season of Picnic in the Park, which begins Wednesday. The fun runs from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday in Central Park, Fourth and C streets, through Oct. 24. The concerts are sponsored by the Davis Food Co-op. March 21: Blue Blazes, rockabilly and blues […]
Occupy protesters taking part in actions again Monsanto took down tents in Central Park early Saturday after being warned by police that they could be cited for violating a ban on camping there. Between midnight and 1 p.m., police asked about 15 protesters to pack up, said Josh Jones of Davis, a 45-year-old systems designer who […]
The Emerson Junior High School PTA is bringing the carnival back to town. Scheduled for April 19-22 at Cannery Park in Davis, the carnival will feature popular rides like the Zipper, Century Wheel and Cliff Hanger, as well as games and food. Tickets are $20 for a daily pass good for unlimited rides and all […]
Returning champions in any competition are usually the team to beat, and Davis students participating in this weekend’s FIRST robotics competition at UC Davis certainly were no exception.
Facing 49 other teams in a battle of basketball-playing robots, the Citrus Circuits team made up of Da Vinci High, Davis High and Holmes Junior High students were pretty confident about their robot. As it turned out, they had good reason.
After an early loss on Friday — when the two other robots in their alliance malfunctioned and Davis still nearly beat a three-robot opponent all on their own — Citrus Circuits proved unbeatable.
U.S. Bank has closed its Memorial Union branch and terminated a contract worth millions of dollars to UC Davis because of Occupy protests. Both U.S. Bank and the university have traded accusations that the other has not held up its end of the deal since the daily protests began taking place in January. Meanwhile, protesters […]
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A near-record snowfall this winter has buried Anchorage neighborhoods, turning streets into snow-walled canyons and even collapsing some roofs. But some residents are hoping for more, at least another 3.3 inches. Then they could say they made it through the winter when the nearly 60-year record of 132.6 inches was broken. […]
WINONA, Minn. (AP) — A sneezing driver is to blame for a power outage in Winona. Police say Travers DeWitte inadvertently stepped on the gas when a sneeze erupted, sending his vehicle across an intersection, up a curb and into a guy wire attached to a power pole. The crash snapped the cable, which flew […]
The Davis City Council continues to look at ways to reduce the price of the surface water project, now that the project is on hold until November when locals likely will decide its fate through a public vote. At the City Council meeting on Tuesday, city staff will ask the council approve a motion that […]
Davis police arrested a 21-year-old Sacramento man after he allegedly punched and bit grocery store employees trying not to stop him from stealing four bottles of vodka. According to Sgt. John Wilson, at about 5:30 p.m. on Friday, two loss-prevention workers at Nugget Markets at 409 Mace Blvd. struggled to detain Bradley Brent, who had […]
During every city of Davis election cycle the oddsmakers at Lloyd’s of London — who will take a bet on just about anything — eagerly await my forecast of the outcome of the Davis City Council race before setting their own odds. Investors on Wall Street, aware of that well-worn truism “As goes Davis, so […]
Michael and Emily Olavarri of Davis have their heads shaved Thursday evening with their 5-year-old daughter Zoe, who has acute promyelocytic leukemia, a rare form of childhood leukemia, but has been in remission for the past two years. The family’s efforts raised about $1,900 for cancer research with the help of owners of DeVere’s Irish […]
A historic event occurred on March 1. St. John’s Retirement Village, in collaboration with Yolo Hospice, opened the Hospice Cottages — the first in Yolo County, and the only hospice residence for 70 miles. “We are excited to have the Hospice Cottages available to our patients who need it. This fulfills another part of our […]
The late Narcissa Peña’s former house on the southwest corner of Fourth and D streets has been slated for removal. The new owners of the property, Davis residents who organized as 4th D LLC, intend to build a four-unit, senior-friendly, owner-occupied, zero net energy structure on the location, and are completing requirements of the city application process. […]
Registration for the city of Davis’ summer programs begins Tuesday. The recreation schedule is full of camps, classes and opportunities for the entire family. Check out the new family camp, Camp Jack Hazard, and get out of town for a weekend of fun. For children looking for days filled with activity and field trips, there […]