Davis Flea Market heads to Olive Drive

The Davis Flea Market will open at its new home on Saturday and Sunday, June 15-16, at 946 Olive Drive. The move fulfills the goal of its organizers to find a brick-and-mortar home for the initiative, which acts as a business incubator, recycling center and performance venue all in one. The 4,000-square-foot space was previously […]

June 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Krovoza kicks off campaign with fundraiser

Supporters of Davis Mayor Joe Krovoza’s bid for Assembly will gather for a campaign kickoff fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the home of Jim Gray and Robin Kulakow, 237 Guaymas Place in Davis. Guests are asked to donate $100 per person or $150 per couple; sponsors are asked for a donation of […]

June 20, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Wind shift on L.A. wildfire forces new evacuations

LANCASTER (AP) — Evacuation orders are under way for up to 1,000 homes in the mountains north of Los Angeles as erratic winds pushes a wildfire closer to two foothill communities. U.S. Forest Service spokesman Nathan Judy says the fire was bearing down on Lake Hughes and Lake Elizabeth, west of Lancaster. Judy said the […]

June 02, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Toilet paper donations help area nonprofits

United Way California Capital Region is asking community members to participate in its fifth annual Live United toilet paper drive on Thursday, June 13, to help local nonprofits offset the cost for this staple item. Nonprofits spend anywhere from a few hundred to thousands of dollars a year on toilet paper — money that could […]

June 07, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Kids can make films at Peregrine summer camps

Peregrine School is offering intensive, one-week filmmaking workshops this summer for children in grades 4-8, and there are still a few spots left. The workshops will include lessons in visual literacy, screenwriting, cinematography and editing. Each student will write an original screenplay of his or her own, while collaborating to produce the screenplay of their choice into a five- […]

June 05, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pick your own lavender at weekend festival

The ninth annual Cache Creek Lavender Festival will take place Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and 9, at Cache Creek Lavender Farm in Rumsey. The event celebrates the beginning of the lavender harvest when the fields are starting to bloom. Come out for a relaxing day in the country and join in the activities. Hours […]

June 05, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Local legislators meet constituents

Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, is joined by Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, at his town hall meeting Friday evening at the Davis Senior Center. Yamada chairs the Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo

June 02, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

City declares impasse with DCEA and fire union

The city has declared impasse in contract negotiations with its two largest employee groups, the Davis City Employees Association and the Davis Professional Firefighters Association Local 3494, meaning further costly delays in the labor talks that started more than a year ago. DCEA and the fire union are the only unions not to come to […]

June 02, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Former burrowing owl habitat transformed into passive recreation area

The burrowing owls have moved on, and so has the city. Construction crews are only weeks away from finishing the first stage of a project to transform the north corner of Mace Ranch Park — land that was once home to burrowing owls — into a passive recreation area, a community amenity where residents can […]

June 04, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Meet a teddy bear bee

Stingless male valley carpenter bees are fat, fuzzy and golden blond with large, green compound eyes. They are often referred to as “teddy bear bees.” Allan Jones/Courtesy photo

June 02, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

A fun taste treat

Isaiah Santoyo giggles with delight as his lips are stained red from the beet juice he sampled Thursday in Roxanne Deutsch’s first-grade class at Birch Lane Elementary School. Davis Farmers Market manager Randii MacNear brought lots of fruits and vegetables to class to show kids how to make fresh juices from the produce, including carrots, […]

June 02, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: No strangers online, just ‘friends’ you haven’t confirmed yet

I am one of those people who is resistant to change. When I get comfortable doing something a certain way, I’m likely to continue doing it that way for decades. I mean, for years and years and years, the banks were open only from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., hence the term “banker’s hours.” Saturday […]

June 02, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Retiring teacher is ready to see the world again

Say farewell What: Retirement reception for Sharyn Carlton; former students and friends are invited When: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday Where: Teachers’ room at Birch Lane Elementary School, 1600 Birch Lane Sharyn Carlton, a resource teacher at Birch Lane Elementary since 1983, is retiring as the current school year ends. And one of the things she plans […]

June 02, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Garamendi: ‘Hands off’ Medicare, Social Security

Buoyed by an improved long-term prognosis for Medicare and one that looks no worse for Social Security, Rep. John Garamendi vowed to defend both from major changes. “It’s very simple: Keep your hands off Medicare, keep your hands off Social Security,” Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, told an audience of more than 100 people at the Davis […]

June 02, 2013 | Posted in U.S. Congress | Tagged ,