City College of S.F. trustees lose power

By Nanette Asimov State officials stripped authority from the elected Board of Trustees for City College of San Francisco on Monday and installed a “special trustee” with unilateral powers to try to save the school from losing accreditation in one year. The dramatic move by California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice Harris and the college system’s […]

July 09, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

“Life after loss” grief support group open for registration

The death of a loved one can be a life-changing event. As time passes and the intensity of grief begins to lessen, a sense of possibility and hope for the future emerges. For those experiencing the natural movement forward in their healing, it can be helpful to seek additional support. The group, Moving Forward: Reinvesting […]

July 16, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Fast French cooking lesson offered at the Davis Library

Julie and Julie — Julie Cross and Julie Loke of the Davis Food Co-op — will offer a cooking lesson based on Julie Powell’s bestselling memoir, “Julie and Julia,” on Thursday, July 18, in Davis. Their class will run from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Blanchard Room of the Stephens Branch Library, 314 E. […]

July 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Morning crash ties up I-80 commute

All lanes of westbound Interstate 80 were shut down Monday morning after two vehicles collided near the Yolo Causeway, according to the Davis Fire Department. Spokeswoman Evelyn George said the 6:08 a.m. collision caused one vehicle to roll over, while the second landed on its left side against the median guard rail. The driver of […]

July 09, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Three injured in two-car crash

Three people were hurt in a two-car collision at West Covell Boulevard and Highway 113 on Sunday afternoon, Davis police said. The crash occurred at 2:30 p.m. when a Mitsubishi driven by 27-year-old Rocio Boites of Davis was struck while making a left turn, Lt. Glenn Glasgow said. The second vehicle was a BMW driven […]

July 09, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Council to consider refurnishing affordable housing ordinance

Learn more What: Davis City Council meeting When and where: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Watch it: Comcast Channel 16, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 or the city’s website at www.cityofdavis.org/media Notable agenda items: Adoption of fiscal year 2013-14 budget, affordable housing ordinance changes, contract renewal with Davis […]

July 09, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged

Davis parks treated against mosquitoes

Are you reaDy? Drain standing water that may produce mosquitos. Dawn and dusk are times to avoid being outdoors. Dress appropriately by wearing long sleeves and pants when outside. Defend yourself by using an effective insect repellent. Make sure to follow directions. Door and window screens should be in good working condition. District personnel are […]

July 09, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Toss out variable garbage rates

GARBAGE IN, GARBAGE OUT … it certainly sounds well and good and fair to charge people using 95-gallon garbage cans more than we charge those using 65-gallon and 35-gallon cans, but for one thing: the cost to have DWR drive down our streets and empty our cans is the same no matter the size of […]

July 09, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

CHP IDs ‘vehicle of interest’ in fatal hit-and-run

A late-90s model Buick Park Avenue has been identified as a “vehicle of interest” in Friday’s fatal hit-and-run of a 17-year-old Woodland girl on Interstate 5, the California Highway Patrol announced Monday. Authorities say they’re also investigating whether a possible sexual assault preceded the incident on northbound I-5 just north of County Road 103. Claudia […]

July 09, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them are Dudley (No. 116499) a 3-month-old neutered male domestic short-haired brown and white tabby kitten. Also hoping for a good home is Tinker (No. 116225), a 2-year-old neutered male tan Tibetan […]

July 09, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Winters author constantly has something in the works

Since returning to Winters in December, Tamsen Schultz has been very busy. Not only has she released a book, “A Tainted Mind,” she’s also editing another, “These Sorrows We See,” set for release Oct. 15. Starting with “A Tainted Mind,” which hit bookstores in May, Schultz’s work will be part of a series. But here’s […]

July 09, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Local group discusses ‘The Aging Brain’

The Stephens Branch Library welcomes readers to the ongoing Active Older Adult Discussion Group, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the Blanchard Room at the library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The discussion group meets on the second Thursday of each month to explore aspects of the conscious aging movement, seeking to […]

July 09, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Summer Zumba opportunities available

Local residents can try Zumba this summer for just $4 per class. A special summer session of the popular fitness classes started Monday at Stonegate Country Club and will continue through Aug. 22. The classes will run from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. every Monday and Thursday at the club, 919 Lake Blvd. in Davis. The […]

July 09, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Fresh produce, breads can be found at weekly Sutter market

The Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market brings farm-fresh food to West Davis on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Aug. 29. The market — located at the hospital’s main entrance, 2000 Sutter Place — is filled with farm-fresh produce, local honey, eggs and olive oil, baked goods, flowers, plants and garden starts. Market […]

July 09, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,