NRA grants fund Yolo Sportsmen’s new equipment

The Yolo Sportsmen’s Association in Yolo County recently received two state grants from the National Rifle Association Foundation, totaling more than $12,000. The club, which is open to the public, received $3,000 to purchase 20 new target rifles for the Junior Rifle Team, and more than $9,000 to purchase a new replacement trap machine for […]

October 28, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged | 1 Reply

Explorit: Get your passport to discovery

By Carmen Anita DeLeon It’s 5 o’clock on a Friday, and I have just over 48 hours to make the most of some well-deserved time off. I could do the usual weekend rounds of the Davis Farmers Market, leisurely bike ride and gatherings with friends over tea. Tired of routine, I decide on something more […]

Men welcome at talk, drum circle

The next Davis Community Men’s Talk & Drum Circle will meet one week later than usual, on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The delay is due to Election Day. All men 18 years and older are welcome to the gathering at FamiliesFirst, 2100 Fifth St., next door to the post office. Admission […]

Planning Commission asks council to take aim at Target pad changes

When a developer says he can attract 10 new retail stores to Davis, especially when new retail has been hard to come by lately, it would seem the city would do everything it could to help. But if that same developer said that to bring those businesses in, the city would need to take action […]

Weekly jobless aid applications fall to 369K

WASHINGTON (AP) — Weekly applications for U.S. unemployment aid fell last week to a seasonally adjusted 369,000, a level consistent with modest hiring. The Labor Department said Thursday that unemployment benefit applications dropped by 23,000, from a revised 392,000 the previous week. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, rose to 368,000. The figures appear […]

Big jump in young adults leaving home

WASHINGTON (AP) — Their lives on hold for years, young adults are now making big moves in the fledgling economic recovery, leaving college towns or parents’ homes and heading out of state at the highest rate since the height of the housing boom. New census data released Thursday offer a detailed look at U.S. migration […]

Mail-in ballots need just one 45-cent postage stamp

Yolo County Clerk-Recorder Freddie Oakley issued a reminder Wednesday to Yolo County’s mail-ballot voters that the ballots require only one 45-cent postage stamp. “This can be confusing to voters,” Oakley said, “because the postage requirement varies from county to county depending on the size of the ballot. We moved heaven and earth to fit our […]

Bob Dunning: Don’t try to sneak snacks into game

PIGSKIN PICNIC … I realize our hard-working City Council spent most of the week dealing with water, wood smoke and labor relations, but the real issue this weekend is how to smuggle food for the kids into the UC Davis-Portland State football game at Aggie Stadium … this Big Sky showdown is billed as “Parent […]

‘No burn’ days made mandatory in Davis

The Davis City Council unanimously approved a mandatory wood-burning ordinance Tuesday that will prohibit residents from lighting fires this winter on days with especially low air quality. Residents who burn on “curtailment” days and receive complaints from neighbors could be fined by the city up to $100 for the first offense, though the council stipulated […]

‘Reformation Day’ party at Grace Valley

 Grace Valley Christian Center, 27173 County Road 98 in Davis, will host a Reformation Day celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. The evening will begin with a worship service and a presentation of “God Is with Me,” the story of Joseph presented by Grace Puppets. Afterward, there will be activities in the education building […]

Origami lovers share art with others

By Christina Frank The Davis Origami Group meets monthly in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis, to make magical items with paper. Guests are always welcome. The group will celebrate World Origami Days (Oct. 24-Nov. 11) with an expanded exhibit, talks, workshops and demonstrations at its meeting from 1 to […]

Not by bread alone

Whole Foods executives are joined by local dignitaries Wednesday morning at the bread-breaking ceremony before the store opened at the Davis Commons shopping center, First and E streets. Bread was baked in the shape of letters spelling out “DAVIS.” From left are Ken Hines, regional vice president for Whole Foods; Clare Hasler-Lewis, executive director of […]

Girls who volunteer may apply for grant

Girls ages 14 to 17 who volunteer in their community or school are eligible to apply for the Violet Richardson Award, an annual $1,000 grant given by Soroptimist International of Davis. It’s what you do that counts: * Are your activities conducted on a volunteer basis? * Are you caring, compassionate, creative and committed to […]

The seven co-op principles date back to 1844

Cooperatives around the world generally operate according to the same core principles and values, adopted by the International Cooperative Alliance in 1995. The International Cooperative Alliance is a global membership association of co-ops and co-op support organizations. Cooperatives trace the roots of these principles to the first modern cooperative founded in Rochdale, England in 1844. […]