Reserve a city pool for your party

The city of Davis will accept request for private pool rentals for Manor and Arroyo pools beginning Monday. Private pool rentals make a great birthday or family celebration even more special, according to a city news release. Rental provides exclusive use of the pool for a group, access to the amenities and trained lifeguards. For […]

February 27, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sutter Davis lauded as one of nation’s top 100 hospitals

Sutter Davis Hospital and Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento were named two of the nation’s top 100 hospitals on Tuesday by Truven Health Analytics, formerly the health care business of Thomson Reuters. The two Sutter hospitals were the only winners of the award in the Sacramento region. Truven Health Analytics provides information and solutions to […]

February 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Student philanthropy takes root on UC Davis campus

When Christine Kim’s family lost its home in Roseville due to financial hardship, the UC Davis senior spent the weekend packing up her childhood belongings, and then took off for a UC Davis basketball game on campus where she volunteered for We Are Aggie Pride, a student-run group that raises money to provide emergency funding […]

February 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Scuba, dog training, choral classes offered this spring

The city of Davis will offering several special interest classes for adults this spring, providing opportunities to learn a new skill, meet new people and have fun. * Basic Open Water Scuba Certification: This scuba course is a mix of classroom sessions, DVD learning material, online training, home-based learning and confined water training. Students will learn all […]

February 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Breakfast with the Bunny tickets go on sale Friday

Spring is in the air, and that means Breakfast with the Bunny is coming up. Tickets for the popular annual event, which takes place Saturday, March 23, at the Odd Fellows Hall in downtown Davis, go on sale Friday. Tickets may be purchased at Avid Reader Active, 605 Second St., and Common Grounds, 2171 Cowell […]

February 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Odd Poetry returns Friday

After a brief winter hiatus, Odd Poetry will start up again Friday, as part of the Second Friday ArtAbout in downtown Davis. Poetry readings will begin at 6 p.m. and run till at least 7 p.m. — until all poets and enthusiasts have had a chance to recite their favorite verses for family, friends and […]

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

Japanese students remember earthquake

Japanese students from Ritsumeikan University will give a program Tuesday, March 5, on the massive earthquake that rocked Japan in 2011. Their talk will run from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Community Room at International House, 10 College Park in Davis. Admission is free and the public is invited. Refreshments will be served. “We will remember March 11, […]

February 27, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Pigs visit Hattie Weber Museum

The Hattie Weber Museum of Davis in Central Park will host a plethora of pigs on Pig Day, Saturday. Roberta Stevenson and Kathryn Nilsson will mine their extensive collections and bring their favorite porcines to the museum for the day. Each collection numbers more than 200 pigs, large and small, dressed and not, stuffed. ceramic, glass, […]

February 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Art Center: Discovery program gains momentum this summer

By Erie Vitiello In spite of the recent cold snap, the almond trees are in bloom, and that means spring — and summer — are right around the corner! Here at the Davis Art Center, we are planning another full schedule of summer activities for the whole family to enjoy together. We are happy to […]

February 27, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Enjoy a cool walk with Sierra Club

Sierra Club hosts morning walks in Davis on Tuesdays and Thursdays year-round. The group meets at 7 a.m. at Peet’s Coffee & Tea in The Marketplace at Sycamore Lane and Covell Boulevard. All are welcome. Rain cancels the walk. The walking distance is about 4.5 miles in 90 minutes. The group will return to Peet’s […]

April 02, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Youth in Government applications due Friday

Davis High School juniors and seniors are invited to apply for the Davis Youth in Government program, which will allow them to learn the roles of the City Council, city staff, Board of Education and more. Students will spend Tuesday, March 19, shadowing city and school district officials and staff and will participate in a […]

February 27, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Origami artists of all ages will gather

The Davis Origami Group will meet from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 9, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. First-time folders and more advanced folders are welcome. The first hour will be geared for beginners. For more information, email [email protected] or call 753-6093.

March 03, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Second winter storm in days blasts central US

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The second major snowstorm in a week battered the nation’s midsection Tuesday, dropping a half-foot or more of snow across Missouri and Kansas and cutting power to thousands. At least three deaths were blamed on the blizzard, and gusting winds blew drifts more than 2 feet high and created treacherous […]

February 26, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Tell ‘em to take their money and run

OUTSIDE INFLUENCE … to no one’s surprise, a wheelbarrow full of outside money rolled into town in the past few weeks to prop up the Yes on Measure I campaign … much of the money came from the same Sacramento unions who sent out that slimy and despicable mailer in our last City Council election […]

February 26, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,