Laughs fill the rafters at Barnyard Theatre’s ‘Or,’

That’s the ticket What: “Or,” presented by the Barnyard Theatre Company When: 8:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday Where: Schmeiser Barn, 35125 County Road 31, west of Davis Tickets: $15 general, $10 students/seniors; www.brownpapertickets.com/event/255961; (530) 574-1318 Aphra Behn was the first professional English female playwright, in the middle of the 17th century. She was one of […]

Cruise in to classic car show

An estimated 50 to 70 classic vehicles will be on display from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Davis Cruise-In, in The Marketplace Shopping Center parking lot at Sycamore Lane and Covell Boulevard. New and old, restored and unrestored cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, go-karts and military vehicles will be on display. There is no […]

DPNS has openings for older preschoolers

Davis Parent Nursery School has openings in its pre-kindergarten session for the coming school year. The class is designed for older preschoolers and younger kindergarten-eligible children. Director Kathy Douglas uses current transitional kindergarten curriculum developed specifically for the year prior to kindergarten, weaving both phonics and numeracy into DPNS’ play-centered approach. The pre-K class, which […]

Major tuition break OK’d by Assembly

By Marisa Lagos SACRAMENTO — Middle-class students at California’s public universities are one big step closer to receiving a major tuition break, after the Assembly narrowly approved a measure Monday that would fund college scholarships by eliminating a corporate tax break. Democratic Assembly Speaker John Pérez, who has made the measure his top priority this […]

Retail sales up a solid 0.8 percent in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans boosted their spending at retail businesses in July by the largest amount in five months, a surge that could help lift the economy out from its slump. Retail sales rose 0.8 percent in July from June, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. It was the largest increase since February and followed three […]

Veteran officer, gunman die in Texas shootout

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — A law enforcement veteran of 19 years was making what was supposed to be a routine house call to serve an eviction notice at a property near the Texas A&M University campus. But the recipient opened fire and shots were exchanged, leaving him, the police constable and another man mortally […]

Brown’s office launches climate change website

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday launched a website to document the effects of climate change and respond to those who question it, calling them climate change “denialists.” Brown’s office announced the site while he was at Lake Tahoe with Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval for an annual summit focused on the health of […]

29 reasons not to ban plastic bags

Those of us who have been following the water debate for months now realize it is all one giant diversion to keep us from dealing with the city’s plan to ban plastic bags at the grocery store. Yep, once they wear out the loyal opposition with plain, old-fashioned water torture, the City Council will have […]

Man exposes himself in coffee shop

Davis police are investigating a case of indecent exposure at a South Davis coffee shop. Lt. Paul Doroshov said a female customer of Common Grounds on Cowell Boulevard called police at about 2:15 p.m. Monday to report that a man inside the shop had been masturbating for the past 45 minutes. He was gone by […]

Water rate increases will hurt, no matter what

Learn more What: Davis Water Advisory Committee When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday Where: Davis Senior Center multipurpose room, 646 A St. As discussions about the proposed surface water project continue, it’s clear that what matters most to Davis residents — regardless of which path the city takes to supplement its deteriorating ground water supply — is […]

Help police gather school supplies

The Davis Police Department has launched its sixth annual “Pack the Patrol Car” school-supply drive, in which local residents are asked to donate backpacks filled with basic school gear for children in need. Donations may be dropped off until Friday in the red collection container in the lobby of the Davis Police Department, 2600 Fifth […]

Lovenburg campaign on the Internet

Susan Lovenburg, a candidate for re-election to the Davis Board of Education, announced today the launch of her campaign website and Facebook page. Lovenburg has served on the board since November 2007; her goal is to provide an equal opportunity for an excellent public education to all Davis students. Voters can learn more at her […]

Justice Department: UT affirmative action policy legal

By Jesse J. Holland WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Monday threw its support behind the University of Texas’ use of race as a standard in its admissions policies, asking the Supreme Court not to interfere with the consideration of racial preferences in college admissions. The Justice Department, in a court brief co-signed by […]

A summer sky

An eastbound Capitol Corridor Amtrak train leaves the Davis train depot, silhouetted against wisps of summer clouds. Train commuters will appreciate the continued air-conditioned comfort of their coaches, as weather forecasters predict temperatures hovering at or near 100 degrees for the remainder of the week. TrainSkyW Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo