Yolo Crisis Nursery: Tiny tots in need all year

By Becky Heard It’s official. The holiday season is in full swing. Nearly everywhere we look, festivities abound. The Yolo Crisis Nursery is no different. As this column goes to print, supporters will have already procured and wrapped Christmas gifts for 25 of our most disadvantaged families. Without this support, our clients simply would go […]

Free string quartet concert set at Konditorei

Once again, Konditorei will host a free string quartet concert from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the bakery, 2710 Fifth St. in Davis. The Christmas Eve concert is a holiday gift from the Konditorei owners to the Davis community. Performers will be Robert Bloch and Alexei Kordash on violin, Julian Woodruff on viola […]

Fiscal cliff talks intense; Obama and Boehner talk

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite an intensifying pace, little progress is being reported in talks on averting automatic spending cuts and tax increases that economists fear could send the U.S. economy off a “fiscal cliff.” House Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama spoke on the phone Tuesday, a day after the president offered to reduce […]

Bay Area crab fleet ends strike after price deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco area crab fishermen are ending their nearly weeklong strike after reaching an agreement with fish brokers over price. KTVU-TV reports that the two sides agreed Tuesday on $3 per pound, ending the stalemate that kept boats in harbor and local crab off of market shelves. Larry Collins, president of […]

Gunman opens fire at Oregon mall

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A suburban Portland mall remains closed Wednesday a day after a gunman wearing camouflage and a mask opened fire on shoppers, killing two people and wounding a third, before killing himself. The shooter was a man in his 20s who apparently fired at random because there’s no known connection between the […]

Council asks WAC to revisit water rates

With the clock winding down on a decision on Davis’ new water rates, the City Council once again chose Tuesday to lean on its Water Advisory Committee for advice. The rate increases and a corresponding rate structure for the future are needed to pay for a proposed $113 million surface water project, which will go […]

Bob Dunning: A page out of the old Aggie playbook

RUMOR CENTRAL … my friend Kent wants me to fess up and admit that I’m the leading candidate for the UC Davis head football coaching job that has been shrouded in more mystery than a CIA mission … every day, it seems, we await an announcement from Aggie Central and every day we’re disappointed … […]

Soup’s On fundraiser benefits Kids Farmers Market

Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor’s ninth annual Soup’s On fundraiser in January will benefit the Kids Farmers Market, a program of the Food Bank of Yolo County. The event will run from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at the St. James Church Memorial Center, 1275 B St. in Davis. Live music, a silent […]

Ethereal equestrian

UC Davis sophomore Jennifer Kronk rides her horse, Fire, in the fog Tuesday morning near the campus Equestrian Center. Although the fog set the scene for a quiet, peaceful ride, it also caused havoc on area roadways, with the worst crash being on Interstate 80 near the Highway 113 offramp (see Page A2). Rain showers […]

More to see at the December ArtAbout

There are 24 venues for this month’s Second Friday ArtAbout, an evening of art viewing and artists’ receptions at galleries and businesses in Davis. All receptions and viewings are free and open to the public. Many showings include complimentary refreshments and opportunities to chat with featured artists.

For more information about the ArtAbout or Davis Downtown, the event’s sponsor, visit DavisDowntown.com or email ArtAbout@DavisDowntown.com.

Davis Downtown welcomes Bohème Hip Used Clothing to its new location on Third Street, featuring the paintings and illustrations of Davis High School junior Gregory Shilling-Goins …

Crash snarls traffic on foggy freeway ramp

The connector from westbound Interstate 80 to northbound Highway 113 in Davis was shut down for several hours Tuesday after a collision caused a big rig to spill rebar and diesel fuel onto the roadway. Solano California Highway Patrol Officer Chris Parker said the closure stemmed from a 6:15 a.m. crash that occurred when the […]

Take a peek into Middle Eastern culture

Interested in learning more about Middle Eastern culture? From Armenia, Egypt, Syria, Iran, Iraq and Turkey, Cyrus Soltani will share his knowledge and experience relating to lifestyle, food, currency and more at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Sign up by calling the center at 530-757-5696. Admission is free. For […]

Bridge work forces lane closure near Winters

Traffic controls will be in place as Caltrans works on a bridge slab replacement project on the Highway 128 Putah Creek Bridge. The bridge is in Solano County near Winters. To ensure worker and public safety, one-way traffic controls will be in effect on the bridge until Friday. Eastbound and westbound motorists will need to […]