Are we there yet: It’s funny how? Funny like a clown?

You often hear older folks complaining about trying to watch a movie in a theater among a crowd of other people who don’t always hold the same values when sharing space. The talking! The texting! The candy wrapper-crinkling! I wholeheartedly agree that these things are very annoying. But I think as a veteran of many […]

Davis Waldorf School offers tour Dec. 6

Parents are invited to tour the Davis Waldorf School at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6. The campus is at 3100 Sycamore Lane in North Davis. The walking tour will last about 90 minutes and visit several classrooms, observing lessons from preschool through eighth grade. The visit will conclude at 10 a.m. after a question-and-answer session and […]

See wintering waterfowl on city wetlands tour

Members of the public are invited to join docents from Yolo Basin Foundation on Saturday for a free, guided tour of the city of Davis wetlands. Wintering waterfowl are abundant and late-fall migrants continue to arrive with the recent storms. One of the last ducks to leave its northern breeding grounds in late fall is […]

Cyprus’ top honor goes to UCD biomedical engineer

UC Davis Distinguished Professor Kyriacos Athanasiou on Tuesday received the Nemitsas Prize — the highest honor that a Cypriot scientist can receive — at the presidential palace in Nicosia. “It is always wonderful for someone to receive recognition for his or her work in the form of awards, honors or prizes,” said Athanasiou, who holds […]

White House: Obama to meet Romney on Thursday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will meet privately Thursday with his vanquished rival Mitt Romney, their first face-to-face encounter since the election. Obama promised in his victory speech on Nov. 6 to engage with Romney and consider his ideas. The meeting comes as Obama and congressional Republicans negotiate a way […]

Senate Dems divided over cuts to benefit programs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deep divisions among Senate Democrats over whether cuts to popular benefit programs like Medicare and Medicaid should be part of a plan to slow the government’s mushrooming debt pose a big obstacle to a deal for avoiding a potentially economy-crushing “fiscal cliff,” even if Republicans agree to raise taxes. Much of the […]

Council waits for downtown’s OK before making Target pad changes

The Davis City Council may have validated the Planning Commission’s hesitancy at its meeting Tuesday when it decided to wait on a proposal to lower the minimum square-footage requirements on the Second Street Crossing Target pads. Without clear approval from the city’s downtown business association, Davis Downtown, the council wasn’t comfortable moving ahead with the […]

New deal with Woodland for surface water project keeps March vote on track

With a new cost-sharing agreement for the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency surface water project in hand, the City Council took no action Tuesday to put the brakes on a public vote on the project in March. The council had reserved the right at its last meeting to halt the resolution and ballot measure it approved […]

Bob Dunning: Woodland leaders wonder about us

I was happy to see Tom Sakash’s report in Sunday’s paper that Davis has reached some sort of “tentative” cost-sharing agreement with the city of Woodland concerning our share of the very expensive project to bring Sacramento River water to both communities. This deal was accomplished by the Davis tag team of Council members Rochelle […]

Man reports kidnap, robbery in Woodland

A Sacramento man reported being kidnapped and robbed in his own vehicle Tuesday morning in Woodland, police said. According to Sgt. Aaron Delao, the man told officers he had left his Woodland workplace at about 2 a.m. and was at the intersection of East Main Street and County Road 102 when two men stopped his […]

Meditation master offers daylong teaching

Yogi Acharya Lama Gursam, a Tibetan Buddhist meditation master, wraps up his monthlong Davis visit this week. An authentic Drikung Kagyu yogi, he will offer teaching and practice on Prajna Paramita from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at A Shared Awareness loft space, 105 E St., Suite G. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. While […]

Natsoulas hosts Holiday Gala

The John Natsoulas Gallery is hosting a Holiday Gala and silent auction from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. This evening of live music, dance and art is dedicated to the people who have collaborated with the Natsoulas Gallery over the years, a news release […]

Give me a T! Give me an R! Give me an E! …

Members of the Davis High School Cheer Team combined their school spirit with holiday spirit on Tuesday as they decorated the community Christmas tree and the E Street Plaza on Tuesday afternoon, in preparation for Thursday’s Downtown Holiday Open House.

The tree will be lighted in a ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Thursday following the arrival of the Children’s Parade, which starts at 6 p.m. in the parking lot at the Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. (The line-up begins at 5:30 p.m.) Mother Nature may rain on the parade, but intrepid holiday revelers won’t let that stop the fun — the parade will go on, rain or shine.

Happiness is a warm blanket

Carol Sublett, left, and Diane McGee of Project Linus work with Tuan Tran, assistant manager of PakMail at the Oak Tree Plaza, on Tuesday to ship blankets to Hurricane Sandy survivors on the East Coast. A total of 99 blankets (14 boxes) already have been sent, and about 20-plus more blankets will be sent in […]