Pence Gallery: Come hang up your work!

In the midst of a summer cleanup project, I came across a treasure of a letter dated 1976 from a member to then-board president Peggy Epstein. “I wonder about opening the (Pence) gallery with a free-for-all show,” it read. Could this be the genesis of the Community Hang-Up, a non-juried exhibit of art by community members, […]

Needy residents can pick up food

The Food Bank of Yolo County will distribute food to eligible Davis residents on Wednesday, July 18, as follows: * At the Davisville Apartments on Kennedy Place, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; * At the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and * At the Owendale Community, 3023 Albany […]

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Stache (No. 106102), a 2-year-old neutered male domestic short-haired cat with a black-and-white coat. Also hoping for a good home is Cookie (No. 105682), a 2-year-old spayed female short-haired Chihuahua-mix […]

Threshold choir sings for the sick and dying

“I will shelter you my friend. I will shelter you. With a love that has no end, Know that I will shelter you. I will sing for you my friend. I will sing for you. With a song that has no end, Know that I will sing for you.” — From the Davis Threshold Choir […]

Blood drive July 15 at Odd Fellows Hall

The Davis Odd Fellows will host a blood drive at their lodge, 415 Second St., from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 15. Donors will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win four tickets to a Sacramento River Cats game and they’ll earn points in the new MyBloodSource Rewards programs. Points […]

Harris talks about proposed tax on radio

The Davis Board of Education eventually chose a smaller number, but for several weeks, board member Richard Harris galvanized many people in Davis with his proposal to place a parcel tax of up to $642 per year on the local ballot this November. That’s twice as large, or larger, than any schools tax previously approved […]

Mexico’s leftists again question presidential vote

By Olga R. Rodriguez MEXICO CITY — Pre-election polls on Mexico’s presidential vote had projected that leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador would lose by a double-digit margin. But with 99 percent of the vote tallied in the preliminary count, Lopez Obrador of the Democratic Revolution Party trails by just six percentage points behind […]

Fatal crash grounds key part of firefighting fleet

By Dan Elliott and Mead Gruver COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Air Force air tankers fighting wildfires across the nation were grounded as investigators looked into what caused the deadly crash of a military cargo plane fighting a South Dakota blaze over the weekend. The decision by the military to put seven C-130s on an indefinite […]

Davis surface water project options multiplying

The West Sacramento surface water supply project alternative, the one that prompted the Water Advisory Committee to delay its recommendations to the City Council, isn’t just one option, but three. On Thursday, Carollo Engineers — the engineering firm the city hired to perform the analyses — began its presentation of those three options. The WAC […]

City modifies red-light camera program

THEN: With red-light violations blamed as the fourth-leading cause of traffic collisions in Davis, the Davis Police Department launched an automated photo enforcement program — also know as red-light cameras — at four local intersections in the spring of 2006.

Digital video cameras were installed at westbound First Street at E Street, eastbound Russell Boulevard at Sycamore Lane, eastbound Chiles Road at Mace Boulevard and northbound Pole Line Road at Fifth Street.

The cameras recorded images of vehicles that traveled through the intersections after the traffic light had turned red. Police expressed hope that the program not only would reduce the city’s collision rate, but also increase awareness that …

From puppyhood to graduate

Mikaela Zufelt of Davis tells Neffa “up,” and the 6-month-old black Labrador puppy does as he is told. The behavior will be cultivated with further training to teach Neffa to flip a light switch or stand up to a store counter to pay for a client who uses a wheelchair.

Compost, recycle holiday waste in Community Park

In addition to food, entertainment and fireworks, this year’s Davis Fourth of July celebration will have something else — composting. In an effort to reduce waste, the city will have bins in Community Park to collect trash, recyclables and compostable items such as paper cups, napkins and plates; food waste, corn dog sticks; and other […]

From dawn till dusk, Davis has it all on the Fourth

From pancakes to picnics to “pow!” in the sky, Davis residents and their guests will enjoy an old-fashioned, small-town Fourth of July celebration Wednesday. Activities will stretch from dawn till dusk. Fittingly, the day will begin on two wheels as competitive cyclists take to the downtown streets beginning at 7:30 a.m. for the 36th annual […]

Dog in training: Neffa ‘graduates’ to next level

* Editor’s note: This is the last in a series about Davis resident Mikaela Zufelt’s experience training an assistance dog. Earlier stories describing Neffa’s training were published in December and April. On May 18, Neffa went off to college. Neffa’s experience won’t involve dorms, midterm exams and football games. Instead, the Canine Companions for Independence dog-in-training left his […]