Gibson House Writing Group to meet at new time

The Yolo County Historical Museum sponsors a writing group that will meet at a new time — from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13 — in the Catering Kitchen at the Gibson House Museum, 512 Gibson Road in Woodland. Fiction and nonfiction writers who wish to share and get feedback on their writing are welcome […]

Coffee and Conversation group meets Thursday

The monthly Coffee and Conversation group welcomes all older adults to meet Thursday at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis, from 11 a.m. to noon in the Blanchard Room. The Coffee and Conservation group is a discussion group that meets on the second Thursday of each month. Next week, the group […]

Woodland Library Rose Club to meet Aug. 11

The Woodland Library Rose Club will meet Saturday, Aug. 11, in the Leake Room of the Woodland Public Library. Members and visitors are encouraged to come at 9:30 a.m. for refreshments. The meeting will begin at 9:45 a.m. with a presentation by Steve Zien of Living Resources Company. Zien’s talk, “Soil Isn’t Just a Dirty […]

New board leadership takes helm at Cal Aggie Alumni Association

The UC Davis Cal Aggie Alumni Association has elected Charles “Chuck” Nichols as president and Ramak Siadatan as vice president of its board of directors for 2012-14. Nichols assumed the office effective July 1 and has served UCD in many ways, from his participation in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Dean’s Circle to […]

I-House celebrates with a festival

International House, Davis, will host its second International Festival from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, featuring music, food and dance — all with an international flair. The event, which takes place at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St., acknowledges nearly 32 years of welcoming international students and scholars to Davis and […]

Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair planned on Aug. 12

The first Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair will take place Sunday, Aug. 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., near the Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. Locals can check out fine artists’ and artisans’ wares for sale under a shaded canopy with free ice water, shade, comfy chairs and a live band. Food will be sold at […]

Arnold left his mark on Davis

A LEGEND LEAVES US … it would have been hard to grow up in Davis in the ’50s and ’60s and not know of Bill Arnold … Bill, who passed away last week at the age of 89, was one of those visionary citizens who helped put in place so many things that make Davis […]

Economy adds 163,000 jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 163,000 jobs in July, a hopeful sign after three months of sluggish hiring. The Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate rose to 8.3 percent from 8.2 percent in June. July’s hiring was the best since February. Still, the economy has added an average of 151,000 jobs a […]

Murrieta wildfire 75 percent contained; 1 home lost

MURRIETA (AP) — As afternoon and evening winds picked up, firefighters in rural Riverside County said they don’t know when they’ll be able to fully contain a 355-acre wildfire that has been burning since Wednesday and has destroyed one home. Officials said the fire was still only 75 percent contained Thursday night — the same […]

Free jazz concert set at Atria Covell Gardens

Atria Covell Gardens will present a concert on Saturday from 7 to 8 p.m. with Donna Wren and Ken Kemmerling performing jazz standards from the 1920s and ’30s, Beatles music and fiddle tunes. This concert is free to the public. Atria Covell Gardens is at 1111 Alvarado Ave., Davis. For more information, call (530) 756-0800.

City unveils new website

The city of Davis’ website has received its makeover and is ready to meet the world. Backed with a photo of an amalgamation of several park areas within Davis, the city’s new website, which will largely retain the same information and functions as the old version, boasts some new features to improve its user experience. The […]

Co-op adds Live Food Circle program

The Davis Food Co-op announced its new Live Food Circle program, which will meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. beginning on Aug. 7. If you’ve been perfecting your kombucha recipe, wondering about making your own sauerkraut or kefir, or longing for homemade miso, this is the group for you. The […]

Report: Chief fired Pike; panel urged ‘exoneration’

Chief Matt Carmichael fired former UC Davis police Lt. John Pike on Tuesday despite an internal affairs investigation that deemed Pike’s use of pepper-spray on protesters “reasonable.”

A panel that reviewed the report recommended Pike face a suspension or demotion for using force against a dozen seated, unarmed Occupy UC Davis protesters on Nov. 18, according to a Wednesday report by The Sacramento Bee. The newspaper based its article on documents it obtained including the 76-page internal affairs report.

“The needs of the department do not justify your continued employment,” Carmichael …