Per Capita Davis: Impractical and uneconomical?

Driving down Interstate 5,  motorists are accompanied by a view of the California Aqueduct, part of the several hundred-mile network of canals that make up the Central Valley Project that plumbs the state of California. I’ve always wondered if these canals would be a potential location for solar panels — modules that span the canal, […]

April 18, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Fair housing issues covered at conference

Legal Services of Northern California, with support from Yolo County Housing and the cities of Davis and Woodland, will hold a free fair housing workshop from 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Thursday. Held at the offices of Yolo County Housing, 147 W. Main St. in Woodland, the conference will cover fair housing basics, reasonable accommodations […]

April 24, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Mother’s Day Tea raises funds for Central Park Gardens

Davis’ Central Park Gardens and Ciocolat are pairing up again to host the fourth annual Mother’s Day Tea in the Garden on Sunday, May 12. Guests will be treated to a decadent, four-course high tea served among the flowers, featuring handmade corsages for moms, and special gift plants and seeds. Proceeds from the event will […]

May 02, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Poet leads creative writing workshops

Beginning April 30, the Davis Art Center is offering a six-week creative writing workshop, “Writing to Free the Soul,” from 10 a.m to noon Tuesdays. Led by poet and fiction writer Karin Stevens, the workshop is designed for writers of all skill levels, even first-timers, to explore the freedoms of expression through on-the-spot writing to […]

April 19, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Zumba classes offered at Stonegate

A view of Stonegate Lake is the backdrop for another session of Zumba fitness classes at Stonegate Country Club. The eight-week session will start Monday and continue through Thursday, June 20. The 45-minute class will run from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. at the Country Club, 919 Lake Blvd. The cost for one class a week […]

April 18, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Mormons will spruce up Dixon on statewide day of service

Can you help? What: Mormons Helping Hands work projects in Dixon When: 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 27; free barbecue for volunteers at noon Where: Meet at Hall Memorial Park, 299 E. Chestnut St. in Dixon, for sign-in and instructions. Bring: Work gloves and bottle of water, and tools if available (loppers, pruners, shovels, rakes, hammers, […]

April 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

More college applicants aren’t welcome till winter

By Ariel Kaminer Elizabeth Bricker of Rumson, N.J., was still half-asleep when her mother came into her room two weeks ago carrying an envelope from the University of Southern California. Even through the haze of spring break, she could see that the envelope was big — big enough to mean she had gotten in. “I […]

April 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Grace in Action’s new director on ‘Davisville’

Mary Lou Rossetto, the new director of Grace in Action, talks about the Davis nonprofit and local homelessness on the latest edition of “Davisville.” “Davisville,” hosted by Bill Buchanan, airs on KDRT, 95.7 FM, at 5:30 p.m. Mondays, 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays and 7:30 a.m. Saturdays. The interview with Rossetto debuted Monday and will be broadcast […]

April 18, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

IMF urges Fed, central banks to monitor stimulus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund is urging the Federal Reserve and other central banks to closely monitor their extraordinary efforts to jump-start economic growth, warning that the policies could inflate asset bubbles and destabilize financial markets. The global lending organization said in a global stability report released Wednesday that the low interest rate […]

April 17, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Senate vote nears, background check bill in peril

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan effort to expand background checks is in deep trouble as the Senate approaches a long-awaited vote on the linchpin of the drive to curb gun violence. As the showdown draws near, an Associated Press-GfK poll shows ebbing public support for tightening gun control laws. In the run-up to the roll […]

April 17, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

FBI appeals for help solving Boston Marathon bombings

By Eileen Sullivan and Jay Lindsay BOSTON (AP) — A bomber may have been seen amid the Boston Marathon revelers carrying an unusually heavy nylon bag, weighed down with shrapnel-packed explosives, the FBI has suggested. Or perhaps someone heard something beforehand as a culprit tested explosives or expressed an interest in attacking the race. Law […]

April 17, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: You’re safer anywhere but there

DEFINITION OF TERMS … when I first heard about the “Safety Enhancement Zone” the city has set up to deal with Picnic Day drunkenness, debauchery and just plain bad behavior, I figured this zone would be a safe-and-sane sanctuary where families with young children could put down a blanket with a basket of food and […]

April 17, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Search continues for Davis couple’s killer

As the families of a slain South Davis couple made plans Tuesday to lay their loved ones to rest, Davis police ramped up the search for their killer.

Yolo County coroner’s officials revealed that Oliver “Chip” Northup Jr., 87, and his wife of 15 years, 76-year-old Claudia Maupin, died of multiple stab wounds in their 4006 Cowell Blvd. condominium.

Police said they’ll leave no stone unturned in their quest to find the person — or people — responsible for the horrific crime, the violent nature of which has left the couple’s many friends and relatives reeling in disbelief.

“At this point, nothing’s off the table …”

Farmers market coming to UCD health campus

Beginning May 16, the UC Davis Health System will host a weekly farmers market each Thursday until Oct. 31. The market will operate from 3 to 7:30 p.m. in parking lot 12, at the intersection of 45th and Y streets in Sacramento. Free parking will be available at Shriners Hospitals for Children. In addition to […]

April 24, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,