Bet Haverim offers classes on Buddhism and Judaism

On six consecutive Tuesday evenings beginning next week, Kol HaNefesh at Congregation Bet Haverim is sponsoring a series of classes called “Stepping into Freedom: Explorations of Buddhism and its Crossroads with Judaism and Passover.” The classes, which will be led by Bet Haverim member Michael Amster, will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. in the synagogue’s social […]

February 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Robertson will address Woodland Camera Forum

The Woodland Camera Forum will present a program on “Print Critiques: What Makes a Print and a Print Critique Successful and Why,” by local photographer David Robertson at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19. The program is free and open to the public, and anyone with an interest in photography is encouraged to attend. The meeting will […]

February 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Step back in time at Ag History Center

The Heidrick Ag History Center continues its monthly educational events series with the demonstration of an early-1900s rice separator from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at 1962 Hays Lane in Woodland. The center’s Second Saturday Educational Series gives the public the opportunity to see antique agricultural machinery in action. This month, the antique machine will separate […]

February 08, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Bike path, tunnel dedication set for Tuesday

The city of Davis will dedicate a new bicycle path and tunnel at 11 a.m. Tuesday, just south of the soon-to-open New Harmony Mutual Housing Community in South Davis. The public is invited to attend on bicycles. Vehicle parking also will be available at the New Harmony project site, 3030 Cowell Blvd. The new bike […]

February 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Boy Scouts delay decision on admitting gays

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America put off a decision Wednesday on whether to lift its ban on gay members and leaders, saying the question will be taken up at the organization’s national meeting in May. “After careful consideration and extensive dialogue within the Scouting family, along with comments from those outside […]

February 06, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Deferred care of streets, bike paths creates costly backlog

The Davis City Council received a rude awakening Tuesday when public works staff described the dire situation facing the city and its crumbling and underfunded street and bike path infrastructure. To simply maintain the quality of the streets in Davis over the next 20 years, the council learned, the city will have to scrounge up […]

February 06, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Need a lawn sign? Copy the design

IMITATION IS THE HIGHEST FORM OF FLATTERY … my friend Dennis in Extreme North Davis (OK, Woodland) enclosed photographic images of both a “Yes on I” sign and a “No on I” sign and asked “I wonder who copied who?” … hoo copied hoo? … sounds like a burrowing owl to me … Dennis’ question […]

February 06, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Ask the expert: City needs second source of water

* Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of “Ask the expert” columns that will appear in the coming days, in advance of the Measure I election, regarding various technical aspects of the city’s water utility and the proposed Woodland-Davis surface water project. The expert: George Tchobanoglous, a UC Davis professor emeritus of […]

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

Yolo County supervisors oppose tribal land-trust plan

Just like any population, the family that is the Yoche Dehe Wintun Nation is expanding at a rapid pace. To accommodate this, Yoche Dehe plans to secure more than 850 acres near its Cache Creek Casino Resort in the Capay Valley for possible development with a federal trust agreement. A portion of that land would […]

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

Grace Valley Christian Academy hosts open house

Grace Valley Christian Academy (grades K-9) will host an open house for prospective students, their parents and interested community members at 10 a.m. Friday. Families can tour the school, see classes in session, meet with the principal and get more information about the curriculum, which includes Spanish, physical education and hands-on science courses at all […]

February 06, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

City to hold Volunteer Recruitment Fair

Are you looking for a rewarding way to spend a few hours a week? Would you like to make a difference in your community? If so, the city of Davis and the Davis Police Department are looking for new volunteers for a variety of city services. The city will host a Volunteer Recruitment Fair from […]

February 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Woodland man injured in rear-end collision

California Highway Patrol officers said thick morning fog was to blame for a Monday-morning crash that left a Woodland man with major injuries. Jonathan Doyle Gabbard, 20, was driving a Ford Escort eastbound on County Road 24 west of Woodland at about 8:10 a.m. and, due to the heavy fog, failed to notice that a […]

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

School on brief lockdown during police incident

The arrest Monday of a 17-year-old Davis boy resulted in a brief lockdown at Birch Lane Elementary School in East Davis, though police and school officials said the teen suspect posed no threat to students or staff. According to Davis police Lt. Glenn Glasgow, the incident began shortly before 2 p.m. when a resident of […]

February 06, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

School board to hear updates on GATE lottery, Montgomery, budget planning

The Davis school board will hear updates on the new lottery system for picking qualifying students for the district’s GATE program when it meets at 7 p.m. Thursday. Also on the agenda are a report and recommendations by a committee at Montgomery Elementary, which has been studying that school’s programs over the past few months, as well […]

February 06, 2013 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,