June book sale slated this week

The Friends of the Davis Public Library will hold its next bi-monthly book sale starting Friday at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. Some featured attractions in addition to the regular categories will be parent education books, vintage magazines, several sets of Harvard Classics and a large selection of books about wine and […]

Get your hands busy at Davis Waldorf School’s Summergarden camp

Davis Waldorf School will offer four one-week sessions of fiber arts and handcrafts in its Summergarden summer camp for children ages 7-10 (entering second through fifth grades). Each session will include a topic, from knitting and crocheting to natural dyeing and felting to papercrafts and sewing. For a list of the topics, visit www.daviswaldorf.org/summer. Children […]

Republicans endorse Tubbs, Clift

The California Republican Assembly has voted to endorse Rick Tubbs for the 3rd Congressional District and write-in candidate Gary Clift for the 3rd state Senate District. The Yolo County chapter of the California Republican Assembly is led by Thomas Randall Jr., president; Cal De Knikker, vice president; Marie Kearney, secretary; and Charlie Schaupp, treasurer. For […]

Jews for Jesus due at Pole Line Baptist

Jesus’ Last Supper was actually a Jewish Passover. Rich Robinson of Jews for Jesus will recreate the traditional Passover service and explain how it foreshadowed Jesus’ death and resurrection in a presentation titled “Christ in the Passover” at the 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday services at Pole Line Road Baptist Church, 770 Pole Line Road. […]

Syrian diplomats around the world expelled

PARIS (AP) — The United States was the latest country to expel a top Syrian diplomat today as governments around the world joined in an unusually coordinated blow to Syria’s leaders, after a particularly gruesome massacre in which the United Nations says families, including children, were shot at close range in their homes. Cranking up […]

Rebekahs help out with school supplies, choir uniforms, summer camp fees

The Davis Rebekah Lodge has taken Montgomery Elementary School in Davis under its wing. “We learned that the school needed classroom resources and had other needs for the students during these difficult budget times, so we thought we would chip in and help,” said Lea Rosenberg, noble grand of the Rebekah Lodge. The lodge organized […]

Website features no-on-D information

The No on Measure D campaign, which opposes the proposed city of Davis parks tax renewal on the June 5 ballot, has launched a campaign website, at www.yvm.net/vme/no-on-d. For more information about the campaign, email Tom Randall Jr. at colemanrandall@comcast.net.

Last call for Grad Night tickets

Thursday is the deadline to mail in an order form and check for $90 to purchase advance tickets to Grad Night, a safe all-night celebration for all of Davis’ graduating seniors. Afterward, the price goes up to $110 for tickets purchased at the door. “Did you know that last year, seniors waited in line about […]

Illegal ad? No. Deceptive? You betcha

SLEIGHT OF HAND … as political skullduggery goes in this season of ugly campaign mailers, this one rates only about a two on a scale of 10, but it was still disappointing, given that the sponsor of the ad was none other than Davis Chamber PAC … in what appeared to be a harmless mom […]

Senate farm bill a small step forward for California

By Carolyn Lochhead WASHINGTON — The Senate is poised to take up a new farm bill in the coming weeks that will set the nation’s food policy for the next five years and cost nearly $1 trillion over a decade. But California, the nation’s largest farm producer and a strong voice in environmental and health policy, is destined […]

UCLA faculty votes on privatizing business school

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A proposal that would privatize UCLA’s business school but allow it to remain affiliated with the state university is moving ahead. A faculty council called the Legislative Assembly will vote on the proposal on June 7. The proposal was rejected by a graduate student council, UCLA’s newspaper, The Daily Bruin reported this weekend. Under the proposal, the […]

Learn about water-wise landscapes

The city of Woodland Water Conservation Program will host a free water-wise residential landscape tour on Saturday. Tour participants will see and learn about creative alternatives to water-thirsty lawns. The tour aims to give local residents inspiration to creatively convert water-hungry front landscapes into attractive, water-wise landscapes. These types of landscapes draw much less water […]

Davis pays heartfelt tribute to fallen soldiers

The sun shone brightly on the Davis Cemetery, and the morning breeze rustled the small American flags placed carefully on more than 700 graves throughout the cemetery. Some early attendees trickled in, as the Davis Brass Ensemble performed a prelude.

Michael Loomis, a Woodland resident and a Vietnam War veteran, sat quietly in one of the metal folding chairs placed in neat rows on the grass.

“It’s a beautiful day, isn’t it?” he said.

As more people arrived for the ceremony, members of Davis Boy Scout Troop 466 helped mount the flags from the five branches of the military on their individual poles: Coast Guard, Navy, Army, Marines and Air Force, along with the American flag and the POW/MIA flag.

Arboretum tour features new artwork

Take a morning stroll through the gardens of the UC Davis Arboretum on Saturday and learn some of the personal stories behind places and plants that have been dedicated by community members. Visitors will see the latest garden feature, Nature’s Gallery Court, a new gathering area in an inviting tree-lined courtyard, surrounded by plantings and […]