Logos Books plans a busy April

Logos Books, 513 Second St. in downtown Davis, has several events lined up for April. La Table Française meets from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month for French conversation. The next meeting is Wednesday, April 10. El Círculo Español gathers for Spanish conversation from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the […]

April 04, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Environmental update: Spring cleaning? Drop off that bulky waste

Has the spring cleaning bug bitten you? If so, you can dispose of your unwanted items for free at the 2013 bulky item drop-off days event April 11-13 at Davis Waste Removal, 2727 Second St. Hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 11-12, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 13. […]

April 04, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Yamada bill to seal juvenile records advances

The Assembly Public Safety Committee passed Assembly Bill 1006 Tuesday on a 6-0 bipartisan vote. Authored by Assemblywoman Yamada, D-Davis, this Legislation by Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada to help former juvenile offenders move into adulthood without the burden of juvenile records was approved Tuesday by the Assembly Public Safety Committee. AB 1006 advanced on a 6-0 bipartisan […]

April 04, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Blue Ridge-Berryessa supporters host discussion of fire restoration, ecology

The Blue Ridge-Berryessa Partnership, a group of regional stakeholders working to conserve the Blue Ridge-Berryessa Natural Area, will host a panel discussion on fire restoration and ecology on Yountville on Friday, April 12. The discussion, which is free and open to the public, will run from 9;30 to 11:30 a.m. in the second-floor Lee Lounge […]

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

Enjoy linguica breakfast in Woodland

Yolo Cabrillo Club No. 26 will host a linguica breakfast from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, April 28, at Holy Rosary Parish Hall, 315 Walnut St. in Woodland. Breakfast will consist of linguica, Portuguese sweet bread, fried potatoes, fruit, coffee and juice. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for children ages 2-12 and free for […]

April 05, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Stocks fall after weak reports on hiring, services

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell in early trading today on Wall Street after reports on hiring and growth at service companies dampened optimism about the outlook for the U.S. economy. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 24 points, or 0.2 percent, to 14,636 in early trading. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index dropped six […]

April 03, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

A new lease on life

Members of the Harrison family — Gwen, Jennifer, Grace and Anna — look at the artists’ rendering of the redesign of the interior of the former Explorit Science Center and Davis Indoor Sports Center at 2801 Second St. during “groundbreaking” ceremonies Tuesday. The building, originally constructed by the Harrison family, will be refurbished to become […]

April 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Cache Creek Conservancy offers scholarship

Graduating high school seniors who are pursuing an education in an environmental/natural resource science-related field are invited to apply for the Cache Creek Conservancy’s college scholarship. Applications are available at www.cachecreekconservancy.org or at scholarship offices at each high school in Yolo County. Applicants must be Yolo County residents. Completed applications must be postmarked no later than […]

April 05, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

CHP: Car recovered from river was unoccupied

What started as a rescue operation in the Sacramento River last weekend turned out to be the dumping of an empty stolen vehicle, according to the California Highway Patrol. Officer Bryan Konvalin said authorities received a call shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday of a vehicle that had gone into the river along South River Road […]

April 03, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Niello shows Davis Chamber the way to the Next Economy

The numbers have been floating out there: 35,000 new jobs and $5.3 billion in economic output, all within the next five years. These are the figures that the leaders of Next Economy believe they can attain for the greater Sacramento area through the Capital Region Prosperity Plan that they unveiled last month. Roger Niello, president and […]

April 03, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

‘Populist Dialogues’ airs Wednesdays on Davis cable

A new half-hour interview program, “Populist Dialogues,” will air at 8 p.m. Wednesdays on DCTV Comcast Channel 15 and AT&T U-verse (menu 99). Wednesday’s program features Arthur Stamoulis, director of the Citizens Trade Campaign, discussing the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement. President Obama wants to get Congress to pass the agreement on fast-track authority by October. “Populist […]

April 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo County advisory boards have vacancies

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors welcomes applicants to fill vacancies on several county advisory bodies. For more information or an application, visit www.yolocounty.org (go to Government > Board of Supervisors > Advisory Bodies), call the clerk of the board’s office at 530-666-8195 or contact your supervisor. Vacancies exist on: Area 4 Agency on Aging; Aviation Advisory […]

April 09, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: A bell on every Davis bicycle

My dad used to love that old “If at first you don’t succeed” expression, though he seemed to use it more on me than any of his five children. Well, my friend Jim — same name as my dad, ironically — has a new twist on that, with his personal philosophy that “the key to […]

April 03, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

UCD offering fellowships for teachers

Time is running out for for teachers in science, technology, engineering and math to apply for fellowships at the UC Davis C-STEM Center. Friday is the deadline to apply in robotics or as part of the center’s Computing Research Experiences for STEM Teachers program. The center is recruiting eight robotics fellows to work with UCD […]

April 03, 2013 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,