Bill to close corporate tax loophole fails

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A bid to close a $1 billion corporate tax loophole in exchange for providing tuition relief for middle-class Californians failed at the end of the legislative session. Democratic Assembly Speaker John Perez made passage of the package his top priority this year. His bill previously squeaked through the Assembly with a two-thirds […]

Several opportunities to meet Peterson this week

Davis Board of Education candidate Nancy Peterson will be available to meet and talk with Davis voters at several events this week: * Ron and Mary Brown and Paul and Rhonda Brooks will host an evening of desserts and Putah Creek wines from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. To RSVP and receive the address, call […]

Fundraiser supports foster youths

A fundraising dinner Sunday, Oct. 21, in Davis will support the Yolo County Chapter of California Youth Connection, a nonprofit advocacy organization led by current and former foster youths. The event will run from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. A raffle, silent auction and […]

Tips offered for hearing hospital communications

People with hearing loss (minor or profound) have difficulty with person-to-person communication. Many times, vital information is missed or mistaken, and no situation is more important for perfect communication than at the hospital. The Hear! Here! monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, will feature Collette Noble of the NorCal Center for the Deaf […]

Exercises benefit arthritis, fibromyalgia sufferers

Gloria Anaya and Maria Coeja, outreach representatives for the California AgrAbility Program at UC Davis, will lead an arthritis exercise class, “Keep Moving and Take Control with Exercise,” for members of the Northern Cal Fibro Friends on Saturday. During this one-hour class, participants will learn a variety of exercises designed by the Arthritis Foundation. The […]

‘Genetic Roulette’ examines GMO food

In anticipation of the Nov. 6 election, when Californians will be voting on Proposition 37, “The California Right To Know Genetically Engineered Food Act” initiative, Big Screen Cinema will screen “Genetic Roulette.” The documentary film by Jeffrey Smith, author of “Seeds of Deception,” details “the unintended but real health consequences of genetically engineering our food,” […]

Davis Democrats endorse Measure E

The Davis Democratic Club’s board of directors voted to endorse Measure E, the Davis school parcel tax, at its September meeting. “We join the Yolo County Democratic Central Committee in urging all voters to support Measure E with a yes vote on the Nov. 6 general election ballot,” club president Arun Sen said. “Our club has […]

Davis Flea Market set for Sunday

The Davis Flea Market will return to the E Street Plaza in the 200 block of E Street downtown from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The market provides a platform for crafters, do-it-yourself enthusiasts, social entrepreneurs and performers to make a living from their creative skills. Those who would like to have a booth […]

Mutual Housing properties keep up with changing ADA guidelines

By Dell Richards Sacramento/Yolo Mutual Housing Association recently renovated its Davis properties to keep up with changing disability requirements. The nonprofit also worked with city of Davis officials to make sure its latest development, New Harmony in South Davis, is in keeping with the city’s more stringent guidelines. “Our mutual housing association strives to be […]

Watch trash turn into treasure at Junk 2 Genius competition

Community members are invited to watch junk be transformed into art at the fourth annual community event, Junk 2 Genius, a team sculpting competition using recycled and reclaimed materials. The fun runs from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Junk 2 Genius teams include Davis Patch, Explorit Science […]

Art Center’s unique pieces need new home

Who wants some art? Two unusual works created this summer at the Davis Art Center are in need of a good home.

The two large-scale works of art were created as a part of the center’s inaugural Discovery Art Exhibit, “Cross Pollination: Sharing Art. Sharing Ideas.” The center’s Tsao Gallery was transformed into an interactive Discovery Center where a collection of collaboratively generated artworks came to life with the support of the local community.

“The exhibit addresses our relationships with creativity and the natural environment,” says Art Center executive director Erie Vitiello. “Over several months, community members were invited to join in a series of fun …”

More crews arrive to battle Colusa County fire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More firefighters have arrived to help as crews struggle to contain a massive wildfire in Northern California’s Colusa County. The Sixteen Complex fire, which is being managed as one blaze but is actually two separate ones burning within a few miles of each other, was threatening 23 homes and several outbuildings, […]

Tornadoes strike in New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Two tornadoes struck the outer edges of New York City on Saturday, hurling debris into the air, knocking out power but causing no serious injuries among startled residents accustomed to thinking of twisters as a Midwestern phenomenon. The first hit a beachfront neighborhood and the second, stronger tornado followed moments later […]

E is for excellence

Supporters of Measure E, the Davis school parcel tax on the Nov. 6 ballot, get ready to film a campaign video on Saturday afternoon in Davis’ Central Park. The campaign kickoff party featured a performance by the Davis High School Pep Band and free cotton candy for kids. Measure EW Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo