Senate committee OKs Wolk measure urging federal gun violence prevention

The California Senate’s Public Safety Committee voted 4-2 Tuesday to approve a measure authored by Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, and 20 other members of the state Senate urging Congress and the president to support comprehensive gun violence prevention policy at the federal level. “Existing law in California is already much stronger than federal law in […]

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

Habitat work parties planned this weekend along Putah Creek

The Putah Creek Council is seeking volunteers to help plant wild California roses for habitat improvements along Putah Creek in Winters on Saturday and Sunday. This weekend’s events are part of an ongoing project to enhance habitat and protect water quality in Putah Creek. Native wild roses provide valuable shelter and food to many types […]

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

Market cookbook featured in Writer’s Digest magazine

“The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook” (Mirabelle Press, 2012, $24.95) is featured in the March issue of Writer’s Digest magazine in an article detailing the national magazine’s self-published book awards. The cookbook won first place in the nonfiction category, and is one of nine first-place winners. Co-authors Georgeanne Brennan of Winters and Ann M. Evans of […]

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

Putting Aggies to work: UCD eyes more opportunities

About 8,000 of UC Davis’ 25,608 undergraduate students work on campus. Under a jobs initiative announced Tuesday, that number could increase dramatically.

“I can imagine over the next few years this number doubling, but we haven’t set that as a goal,” Provost Ralph Hexter said. “I certainly think we could have many, many more students employed.”

Hexter joined Rebecca Sterling, president of the Associated Students of UC Davis, and Interim Vice Chancellor for …

Yolo supervisors divided on Kings resolution

WOODLAND — A divided Yolo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voiced support for efforts to keep the Kings in Sacramento. The board voted 3-2 in favor of a resolution calling for the Kings to remain in the city of Sacramento, with Supervisors Don Saylor and Jim Provenza of Davis and Mike McGowan of West […]

February 27, 2013 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Reserve a city pool for your party

The city of Davis will accept request for private pool rentals for Manor and Arroyo pools beginning Monday. Private pool rentals make a great birthday or family celebration even more special, according to a city news release. Rental provides exclusive use of the pool for a group, access to the amenities and trained lifeguards. For […]

February 27, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sutter Davis lauded as one of nation’s top 100 hospitals

Sutter Davis Hospital and Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento were named two of the nation’s top 100 hospitals on Tuesday by Truven Health Analytics, formerly the health care business of Thomson Reuters. The two Sutter hospitals were the only winners of the award in the Sacramento region. Truven Health Analytics provides information and solutions to […]

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

Student philanthropy takes root on UC Davis campus

When Christine Kim’s family lost its home in Roseville due to financial hardship, the UC Davis senior spent the weekend packing up her childhood belongings, and then took off for a UC Davis basketball game on campus where she volunteered for We Are Aggie Pride, a student-run group that raises money to provide emergency funding […]

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

Scuba, dog training, choral classes offered this spring

The city of Davis will offering several special interest classes for adults this spring, providing opportunities to learn a new skill, meet new people and have fun. * Basic Open Water Scuba Certification: This scuba course is a mix of classroom sessions, DVD learning material, online training, home-based learning and confined water training. Students will learn all […]

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

Breakfast with the Bunny tickets go on sale Friday

Spring is in the air, and that means Breakfast with the Bunny is coming up. Tickets for the popular annual event, which takes place Saturday, March 23, at the Odd Fellows Hall in downtown Davis, go on sale Friday. Tickets may be purchased at Avid Reader Active, 605 Second St., and Common Grounds, 2171 Cowell […]

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

Odd Poetry returns Friday

After a brief winter hiatus, Odd Poetry will start up again Friday, as part of the Second Friday ArtAbout in downtown Davis. Poetry readings will begin at 6 p.m. and run till at least 7 p.m. — until all poets and enthusiasts have had a chance to recite their favorite verses for family, friends and […]

March 05, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Japanese students remember earthquake

Japanese students from Ritsumeikan University will give a program Tuesday, March 5, on the massive earthquake that rocked Japan in 2011. Their talk will run from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Community Room at International House, 10 College Park in Davis. Admission is free and the public is invited. Refreshments will be served. “We will remember March 11, […]

February 27, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Pigs visit Hattie Weber Museum

The Hattie Weber Museum of Davis in Central Park will host a plethora of pigs on Pig Day, Saturday. Roberta Stevenson and Kathryn Nilsson will mine their extensive collections and bring their favorite porcines to the museum for the day. Each collection numbers more than 200 pigs, large and small, dressed and not, stuffed. ceramic, glass, […]

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

Davis Art Center: Discovery program gains momentum this summer

By Erie Vitiello In spite of the recent cold snap, the almond trees are in bloom, and that means spring — and summer — are right around the corner! Here at the Davis Art Center, we are planning another full schedule of summer activities for the whole family to enjoy together. We are happy to […]

February 27, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,