Immigration activists rally across California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Demonstrators marched through San Francisco on Wednesday in one of several rallies across California trying to shape the national immigration debate and press Congress to grant a path toward citizenship for immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. The crowd estimated to be about 100 people at the start of the march […]

April 11, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Davis leaders join Cap to Cap lobbying trip

A Davis delegation has joined business and political leaders from around the region on the Sacramento Metro Chamber’s Capitol to Capitol trip to Washington, D.C. Davis’ delegates — who include representatives from the city of Davis, Davis Chamber of Commerce, techDAVIS, UC Davis, Yolo County and the local business community — flew to the nation’s capital […]

April 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Community group formed to fight for firefighters

As the debate continues over whether city leaders should approve a recommended change to Davis’ four-person fire crews, some local residents have formed a community group supporting the firefighters. While there was no specific mention of the proposed reduction to three-person crews in a news release issued earlier this week, Friends of Davis Firefighters say […]

April 11, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Need a tutorial on water rates?

WATER CONFUSION REMAINS … apparently it you repeat a false statement often enough, it becomes fact … so it is with our new-fangled and now very official water rates, which will be coming to a mailbox near you in the very near future … beginning May 1 of this year we will be billed under […]

April 11, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

A/C malfunction sparks downtown theater evacuation

A downtown movie theater was evacuated Wednesday evening when a faulty air-conditioning unit sent smoke into one of the screening rooms, according to the Davis Fire Department. Davis and UC Davis fire crews responded at about 5:50 p.m. to the Regal Davis Holiday 6 theater at 101 F St., where the problem was traced to […]

April 11, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Dispose of bulky waste this weekend

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 Thursday through Saturday at Davis Waste Removal, 2727 Second St. Hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Items that will […]

April 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Ace hosts springtime events

Davis Ace will host two family-friendly events later this month: * Paint a pot: Bring your kids to paint their very own pot and then plant a seedling to take home and watch it grow. This free event runs from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in the garden department, 830 Fourth St. * […]

April 18, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

NAMI ends sunflower-related competitions

NAMI-Yolo, the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, has announced that it will no longer hold its Sunflower Art Competition and Tallest Sunflower Contest. After 10 years of this successful community event that used art and horticulture to spread awareness of mental health issues, the Sunflower Art Committee made the difficult decision to […]

April 12, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Radio show examines rejections, refusals and rebuffs

“How She Really Does It,” a radio talk show with Koren Motekaitis, airs live from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays on KDRT, 95.7 FM, or by live webstreaming at www.howshereallydoesit.com. Daniel Pink is the author of five provocative books about changing the world of work, including the New York Times bestsellers, “A Whole New Mind” […]

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Collaging brings comfort in grief

Expressing grief through creative means can be a helpful way to cope with loss. Yolo Hospice will host a free, one-day grief workshop, “Collaging Through Grief,” which offers an opportunity to express grief through the process of creating. The workshop is open to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. It will be from […]

April 18, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Indian dinner supports Nicaragua trip to install pedal-powered water pump

Da Vinci High School’s Team Blend is a service-oriented club that like to build gadgets that are muscle-powered. Previous projects include a manually powered blender — hence the club’s name. Now they’re working on a bicycle-based pedal-powered water pump, which they intend to take to a rural town in Nicaragua this summer. To support the […]

April 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Two hurt in I-80 crash

The California Highway Patrol is seeking witnesses to a Tuesday morning collision on Interstate 80 that left two people hospitalized. Officer Bryan Konvalin said a 2000 Jeep Cherokee Laredo driven by 19-year-old Paige Hopkins of Sacramento ran off eastbound I-80 east of Mace Boulevard and struck a tree shortly after 11:30 a.m. Both Hopkins and […]

April 11, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Bike commuter, nonprofit group show how to trim transportation footprint

Join the fun What: Earth Day celebration/John Muir’s 175th birthday party, featuring a slide-show talk by author Kim Stanley Robinson of Davis and presentation of Cool Davis’ 2013 Eco Hero and Climate Solutions Awards For kids ages 4-10: An adventure outing with Nature’s Theater, plus birthday cake and party favors When: 3-5 p.m. Sunday, April 21 Where: Davis Community […]

April 12, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Eco Heroes tackle local ‘food print’

Each year, Cool Davis recognizes visionary Davis residents who model how to incorporate sustainable practices into their civic and everyday lives. The organization seeks to honor some of the hidden heroes among us who are forging and implementing new ways to live lightly with less impact on the environment.

Acting out of personal conviction, they are just doing “the right thing” for themselves, their community and their planet. This year’s Eco Heroes are Dani Lee, Robyn Waxman and Diane Swann. Climate Solutions Awards, which go to local businesses or organizations for exemplary efforts …