Former Davisite’s artwork exhibited in Grass Valley

Artwork by Stuart Gold, a UC Davis graduate and former Davis resident, is being featured this month and next in the Main & Granucci Galleries at The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, 314 W. Main St. A retrospective of Gold’s “TV Series” paintings, drawings and prints from 1979 to 2012 opened Monday and […]

San Francisco Symphony concert/bus packages available

It’s time to start thinking of cool San Francisco in the fall. Those who enjoy San Francisco, classical music, shopping and good food can subscribe to a series of Thursday matinee performances by the San Francisco Symphony with no need to worry about traffic and parking. Chartered buses leave at 9 a.m. from Elmwood Drive […]

Help schools foundation raise $500,000

You can help What: Davis Schools Foundation party, to help raise $500,000 to support local schools When: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday Where: Home of former California Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin, 4228 Dogwood Place, Davis RSVP: By Friday, to mariaungermann@yahoo.com All are welcome at a fundraiser Monday evening to boost the Davis Schools Foundation’s campaign to raise $500,000 by […]

Wolk bills on plastic bags, charities advance in Assembly

Two measures by state Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, won the approval Monday of key committees in the Assembly. The Assembly Natural Resources Committee voted 6-3 to approve Wolk’s Senate Bill 1219 to continue the state’s plastic bag recycling program, set to end this year. “SB 1219 ensures that customers will continue to have the option […]

Hear about oak habitat, help start plants

John McNerney, wildlife resource specialist for the city of Davis, will discuss oak trees as wildlife habitat at Thursday’s CreekSpeak community lecture, sponsored by the Putah Creek Council. His talk begins at 7 p.m. at the Winters Library, 708 Railroad Ave. in Winters. Attendees will learn how oaks, the dominant canopy tree in our area, […]

Livestrong Challenge still needs volunteers

Volunteers are still needed to help with this weekend’s Livestrong Challenge ride, which will attract as many as 2,000 cyclists to Davis. “We particularly need workers/hosts for the post-event party, which will be in Central Park” on Sunday, volunteer coordinator Jan Bridge says. Volunteers on the 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. shift will set up […]

Gunman takes hostages in bank

TOULOUSE, France (AP) — A gunman who authorities say had past psychiatric problems took four people hostage Wednesday in a bank in the southern French city of Toulouse, claiming he was acting for religious reasons. The incident plunged this city in fear for the second time in recent months. Tensions have been high in Toulouse […]

Under our skin? Mission accomplished

A SICKENING IMAGE … although Davis has no more racists and no fewer racists today than it had yesterday, that stunningly ugly noose swinging from the goal post at the high school football field sickened all of us who had hoped such images were symbols of the past … all we know for sure is […]

County considers eliminating elected auditor-controller in favor of appointed finance director

Yolo County officials are hoping the third time’s the charm as they prepare to ask voters to replace the elected office of auditor-controller/treasurer-tax collector with an appointed director of finance instead. Back in 1986 and again in 1998, Yolo County voters defeated such proposals at the polls, but county supervisors appear likely to try again in […]

Binding public vote likely for surface water project, rates

The Davis City Council likely will place a binding measure on the Nov. 6 ballot, asking voters to determine the fate of a proposed surface water project. That is, if the council follows the recommendation of the city’s Water Advisory Committee, which voted 6-4 Thursday to pursue a binding measure instead of an advisory measure […]

UCD fire crew welcomes special delivery

A UC Davis Fire Department crew got a rare opportunity Monday night to welcome a new life into the world. Fire Chief Nathan Trauernicht said the crew — Capt. Paul Fullerton, Engineer Gina Updegraff and Firefighter Braden Burrhus — was summoned shortly before 8 p.m. to the Solano Park student housing complex on campus. There, […]

Summer residents showcased at wetlands tour

Members of the public are invited to join docents from Yolo Basin Foundation on Saturday, July 7, for a guided tour of the city of Davis wetlands to look for the waterside residents of summer. Water in the Davis wetlands provides wildlife habitat year-round. Open water provides summer refuge for waterfowl such as gadwalls, mallards […]

Moveon.org opposes big money in campaigns

Davis residents, from left, Linda Birse, Jim Leonard and Diana Strategos were prepared with signs as they and others with the newly formed Yolo Council of moveon.org planned to deliver petitions and hold a demonstration Wednesday at the Woodland district office of Rep. Mike Thompson. The petitions, bearing more than 1,200 signatures from residents of the […]

Arts and crafts festival set Saturday

A free arts and crafts festival will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the E Street Plaza in the 200 block of E Street in downtown Davis. “Come and enjoy the thriving DIY culture and original handmade pieces,” a news release said. For more information, visit the downtown Davis arts and entertainment […]