Davis Media Access: Empowering youths through media

Years ago, my job here was to recruit, train and manage studio production interns. I spent many nights with interns ranging from 16 to ageless, but most fell in the older teen-to-college student range. I loved that time in life because I got to experience daily the phenomenal energy and creativity of youth. I’m doing […]

March 28, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Prof discusses Obama’s hip-hop style, swagger

There is little doubt that President Barack Obama has brought a new style — a panache, if you will — to the White House and the U.S. presidency. But what are the sources of this new style and approach in his handling of everything from international relations to his cabinet choices, and from his cool […]

March 28, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Hands-on learning set at nature preserve

Local youngsters are invited to enjoy spring break at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve, which will host educational programs Monday, Wednesday and Friday, April 1, 3 and 5, from 10 a.m. to noon. Education specialists with the Cache Creek Conservancy will staff interactive discovery stations with hands-on learning for families who drop in during the […]

March 28, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Food Co-op says no to genetically engineered salmon

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St., has signed on to the Friends of the Earth Pledge for GE-Free Seafood, which asks grocers to commit to the following: “It is our policy to not knowingly purchase or sell genetically engineered (GE) salmon or other GE seafood, should it come to market.” The Co-op joins other […]

March 28, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Co-op adds new Permaculture Circle

The Davis Food Co-op announces the addition of a permaculture group to its lineup of free interest groups. The Permaculture Circle will meet on the first Thursday of each month beginning April 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the Co-op Conference Room, 620 G St., and is open to people interested in organic gardening, sustainable living […]

March 28, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Court may sidestep major ruling on gay marriage

The Supreme Court dove into a historic debate on gay rights Tuesday that could soon lead to resumption of same-sex marriage in California, but the justices signaled they may not be ready for a major national ruling on whether America’s gays and lesbians have a right to marry.

The court’s first major examination of gay rights in 10 years was to continue Wednesday, when the justices will consider the federal law that prevents legally married gay couples from receiving a range of benefits afforded straight married people.

March 27, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Car, bicycle collide downtown

A Davis woman was hospitalized Monday when her bike collided with a vehicle at First and B streets, police said. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the driver, 33-year-old Nithin Dhananjayan of Fair Oaks, was driving westbound on First Street approaching B Street when he struck the cyclist, Shirley Chan, shortly after 7 p.m. Chan, 26, was […]

March 27, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

One more chance to see living Last Supper

By Steve Rutledge Local residents are familiar with living nativity scenes at Christmas, but a living Last Supper? More than a dozen Winters residents bring Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting to life in this Easter Week tradition, which played to a full house Sunday at Main Street Church. Another performance is planned at 7 p.m. […]

March 28, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Young voters a no-show at ballot box

More than two-thirds, or 2 million, of California’s eligible young adults failed to vote in the 2012 general election, according to new research from UC Davis. That’s despite a significant increase in 18- to 24-year-olds who registered to vote, especially online. Young adults who sat out the election also tended to be from lower-income areas […]

March 28, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Locals hear, see details of North Davis channel

Proposed designs for the North Davis Riparian Greenbelt, based on input from local residents, were unveiled at a public meeting Monday evening hosted by the Putah Creek Council. The plans call for an estimated 150 trees to be planted — down from the more than 800 trees that had originally been planned for — invasive […]

March 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sign up for a car-seat checkup

The Yolo County Health Department Car Seat Safety Program will hold free car-seat checkups by appointment only at the Public Health & Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at 137 N. Cottonwood St. in Woodland. Call 530-666-8561 to schedule an appointment.

March 27, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Craftsman aims to raise money online to fund eco-friendly furniture

Raising $20,000 in 30 days for an innovative eco-friendly furniture project isn’t the most appealing notion to most young professionals who have recently left the business world, but a Davis man has created something that might just be worth the risk. Joshua Rutherford, 34, of Davis left real estate after the economy crashed and decided […]

March 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Author presents his new novel at Davis bookstore

Lodi author Bill James will be at the The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6, to discuss his new book, “Parnucklian for Chocolate.” “This startling, stylish, hilarious debut novel explores what it means to grow up an alien in your own family and your own life,” a […]

March 28, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Volunteers sought to help with national hunger study

The Food Bank of Yolo County is participating in the national Hunger in America 2014 study, an in-depth, quadrennial look at its clients, in an effort to find ways to better serve those in need in the local community. The Food Bank is looking for volunteers from the community to help facilitate the survey. The […]

May 16, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,