Soroptimists supply kids at Montgomery

Soroptimist International of Greater Davis recently presented a donation to Montgomery Elementary School Principal Sally Plicka to purchase needed school supplies. Local Soroptimists, led by President Grace Starkovich and Service Chair Cathy Gonzales, decided to donate funds in lieu of giving holiday gifts at their Christmas party. Funds were given to Montgomery School and sent to Hurricane […]

Video production internships available through Davis Media Access

Davis Media Access has a few openings for a four-month television production internship. DMA is the community media center in Davis, with a mission to enrich and strengthen the community by providing alternatives to commercial media for local voices, opinions and creative endeavors. The internship is available to Davis Joint Unified School District students and […]

Public forum will focus on regional, state water issues

The Water Resources Association of Yolo County will host an informational program on Monday focusing on critical water issues facing the region and state. Tim Quinn, executive director of the Association of California Water Agencies, and Stuart Leavenworth, editorial page editor of the Sacramento Bee, will be the featured speakers. The program will take place […]

Honey Bees work better with others

Honey bees are more effective at pollinating almonds when other species of bees are present, says an international research team in ground-breaking research just published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society. The research, which took place in California’s almond orchards in Yolo, Colusa and Stanislaus counties, could prove invaluable in increasing the pollination effectiveness […]

Celebration of Abraham planned at DCC

The 10th annual Celebration of Abraham will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, in the Community Room of Davis Community Church, 412 C St., Davis. The event is free and everyone is welcome. The Celebration of Abraham comprises lay people and clergy from congregations working to promote understanding and compassion among […]

MoveOn plans Richmond protest

Yolo MoveOn invites citizens to join them in a march to the Richmond Chevron Oil Refinery on Saturday, Jan. 19, in observance of the landmark Supreme Court Citizens United decision. The decision has led to unprecedented corporate spending on elections and attack ads, often given via nonprofit corporations so that donor names are not disclosed. […]

Open studio at Senior Center

One of the best kept secrets in Davis is the Davis Senior Center’s “Open Studio” each Monday morning from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The Open Studio caters to oil/acrylic, water color or whatever medium or craft your interest might be in. Creativity is present at all ages. There are no fees or formal classes but work […]

Staffers talk down teen gunman

TAFT (AP) — A 16-year-old student armed with a shotgun walked into a rural California high school on Thursday, shot one student and fired at others and missed before a teacher and another staff member talked him into surrendering, officials said. The teen victim was in critical but stable condition, and the suspect, whose pockets […]

School board contemplates moving ninth-graders to Davis High campus

The Davis school board discussed the prospect of moving ninth-graders — generally considered “high school freshmen” — from their current assignment at one of the three Davis school district’s junior high campuses over to the Davis High campus as part of a broader discussion of the district’s academic programs and facilities needs during Thursday night’s school board […]

State budget aims to change education funding

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday proposed a sweeping overhaul of K-12 education financing that would provide more money for low-income schools and give districts more control over how they can spend state funds. Fresh off voter-approved hikes in the state sales tax and income taxes on the wealthy, the Democratic governor’s […]

Task force to tackle downtown parking

It’s perhaps one of the most frustrating aspects of living in the city of Davis:

When, on a Friday night, plans to head downtown to take in some art, or to sit down for a bite to eat or to do a little shopping have to be scrapped because, after 15 minutes of reconnaissance, a parking spot can’t be found.

A local group has set out, however, to find solutions to the over-congestion and the difficulty of parking in the Core Area at certain times.

And they hope to have answers by the end of the summer.

Bob Dunning: Ach du lieber! Does anyone speak English?

SPRECHEN SIE DEUTSCHE? … my friend Ray, our European correspondent, sent along a link to an article about our totally relevant hometown from the highly respected German publication “Der Spiegel,” not to be confused with the Spiegel Catalog … Turns out Der Spiegel did a piece on “The Coolest University in America,” which featured a […]

Motorcycle crash injures Winters man

A Winters man was listed in serious but stable condition at the UC Davis Medical Center on Thursday after being ejected from his motorcycle the day before. California Highway Patrol Officer Bryan Konvalin said Miguel Jara Jr., 48, was riding his Yamaha motorcycle eastbound on Myrtle Drive east of Shams Way in Winters at about […]

Measure I kickoff at Farmers Market

Join the Yes on Measure I hosts its Kick Off event at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park. Mayor Joe Krovoza and other community leaders will be present to discuss Measure I and the water project. Volunteers will then partake in a city wide walk to talk to […]