Garden Tour April 28 benefits Woodland Rose Club

The Woodland Library Rose Club’s 22nd annual Garden Tour features a look at five beautifully landscaped private gardens and the extensive rose collection on the grounds of the Woodland Public Library, 250 First St. This annual Rose Club fundraiser will run from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 28, and includes tours of two gardens […]

Make a tile Saturday for Compassion Corner Earthbench

Are you interested in memorializing your concept of compassion on a permanent art installation in downtown Davis? On Saturday, community members are invited to create a ceramic tile to be part of mosaic that will be embedded into the Compassion Corner Earthbench. The Earthbench, recently approved by the Davis City Council, will be a functional […]

New museum exhibit features Davis’ worship history

The rich and evolving history of Davis’ worship communities is chronicled in a new exhibit that opens Saturday at the Hattie Weber Museum of Davis. Merrily Dupree curated the exhibit, which showcases the growth of churches and other religious communities from just after the founding of Davisville to the present day. Today, Davis offers opportunities […]

Apply now for city’s Rock Band Camp

The city of Davis is accepting applications for Rock Band Camp for youths ages 10-17. Offered in partnership with Rock Band University, the camp is offered Monday through Friday during the weeks of June 24, July 8, July 15, July 29 and Aug. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Campers are placed in a […]

Severe storms hits Midwest with snow, ice, winds

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Strong storms sweeping across the Midwest damaged homes and businesses in St. Louis, toppled mobile homes and ripped the roof off a Missouri church, while burying other areas in more than a foot of snow. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency after the Wednesday night storms. By Thursday […]

Immigration activists rally across California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Demonstrators marched through San Francisco on Wednesday in one of several rallies across California trying to shape the national immigration debate and press Congress to grant a path toward citizenship for immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. The crowd estimated to be about 100 people at the start of the march […]

Davis leaders join Cap to Cap lobbying trip

A Davis delegation has joined business and political leaders from around the region on the Sacramento Metro Chamber’s Capitol to Capitol trip to Washington, D.C. Davis’ delegates — who include representatives from the city of Davis, Davis Chamber of Commerce, techDAVIS, UC Davis, Yolo County and the local business community — flew to the nation’s capital […]

Community group formed to fight for firefighters

As the debate continues over whether city leaders should approve a recommended change to Davis’ four-person fire crews, some local residents have formed a community group supporting the firefighters. While there was no specific mention of the proposed reduction to three-person crews in a news release issued earlier this week, Friends of Davis Firefighters say […]

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Bob Dunning: Need a tutorial on water rates?

WATER CONFUSION REMAINS … apparently it you repeat a false statement often enough, it becomes fact … so it is with our new-fangled and now very official water rates, which will be coming to a mailbox near you in the very near future … beginning May 1 of this year we will be billed under […]

A/C malfunction sparks downtown theater evacuation

A downtown movie theater was evacuated Wednesday evening when a faulty air-conditioning unit sent smoke into one of the screening rooms, according to the Davis Fire Department. Davis and UC Davis fire crews responded at about 5:50 p.m. to the Regal Davis Holiday 6 theater at 101 F St., where the problem was traced to […]

Dispose of bulky waste this weekend

Has the spring cleaning bug bitten you? If so, you can dispose of your unwanted items for free at the 2013 bulky item drop-off days event Thursday through Saturday at Davis Waste Removal, 2727 Second St. Hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Items that will […]

Davis Ace hosts springtime events

Davis Ace will host two family-friendly events later this month: * Paint a pot: Bring your kids to paint their very own pot and then plant a seedling to take home and watch it grow. This free event runs from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in the garden department, 830 Fourth St. * […]

NAMI ends sunflower-related competitions

NAMI-Yolo, the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, has announced that it will no longer hold its Sunflower Art Competition and Tallest Sunflower Contest. After 10 years of this successful community event that used art and horticulture to spread awareness of mental health issues, the Sunflower Art Committee made the difficult decision to […]

Radio show examines rejections, refusals and rebuffs

“How She Really Does It,” a radio talk show with Koren Motekaitis, airs live from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays on KDRT, 95.7 FM, or by live webstreaming at www.howshereallydoesit.com. Daniel Pink is the author of five provocative books about changing the world of work, including the New York Times bestsellers, “A Whole New Mind” […]