An ‘intent to terrorize’ is necessary

A thoughtful and deliberate op-ed piece appeared on Sunday’s Forum page concerning the recent sickening discovery of a noose hanging from the south goal post at the Davis High School football field. The op-ed, titled “Our answer to noose, swastika” had 18 co-authors who painstakingly helped to put this piece together. “We are responding as […]

DDBA to hear about proposed changes to Target shopping center

The Davis Downtown Business Association will host a brown-bag lunch meeting Wednesday focused on a developer’s proposed changes for the Second Street Crossing shopping center, which includes Target, and the potential impacts on downtown Davis. The meeting will run from noon to 1 p.m. at the River City Bank conference room, 239 E St. in downtown […]

Downtown preps for Sidewalk Sale

The Downtown Davis July Summer Sidewalk Sale is planned Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 13-15, with special deals and discounts to be offered. Once again, the top downtown Davis retail spender (restaurants and service businesses excluded) with receipts dated July 13, 14 or 15 wins a $50 downtown Davis gift card. For more information, visit […]

Bands fill the air with music at Picnic in the Park

A complete slate of live music has been announced for the 2012 season of Picnic in the Park, which continues from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday in Central Park, Fourth and C streets, through Oct. 24. The concerts are sponsored by the Davis Food Co-op. Patrons can enjoy the music while they’re gobbling up […]

Downtown ‘staycation’ produces unexpected rewards

* Editor’s note: Davis resident Kyle Monhollen found treasures around every corner during a “staycation” last fall in downtown Davis with his wife and two daughters. This piece appears on the Davis Downtown Business Association’s website, www.davisdowntown.com. By Kyle Monhollen Last summer, my friend Nina Gatewood wrote an article announcing our family’s intention to take a […]

For the record

A photo caption in Sunday’s paper for the Special Olympics torch run gave an incorrect title for Mario Alfaro, an evidence technician for the Davis Police Department. We regret the error.

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 Lady (No. 106718), a 6-month-old spayed female, short-haired Chihuahua and terrier-mix dog with a gray-and-tan coat. Also hoping for a good home is Rudy (No. 105169), a 2-month-old neutered male, […]

The sun shines upon us all

Artists Sofia Lacin, left, and Hennessy Christophel lead interested local residents on a tour of their 14,000-square-foot water tank art installation on Sunday. The tank is on County Road 32A at the Mace Boulevard exit north of Interstate 80. On the summer solstice last week, the sun cast shadows from the top of the artwork, dubbed “Same […]

Service above self

Davis’ three incoming Rotary Club presidents pledge to work together in 2012-13 for a better community and a better world. From left are Ron Fisher of the Davis noon club, Clay Brandow of the Davis Sunrise club and Liz McCapes of the Davis Sunset club. The noon club meets Mondays at the Davis Community Church […]

KDRT to broadcast live from Picnic in the Park

In partnership with the Davis Farmers Market and its Picnic in the Park celebration, KDRT, 95.7 FM, will broadcast live at the market from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. The broadcast booth will be at the top of the concrete steps adjoining the picnic area. KDRT is the low-power, non-commercial radio station operated by community […]

PG&E offers tips for safe and cool summer

The mercury’s been rising sky-high over the past few days, and Pacific Gas & Electric Company offers the following tips to help customers be aware of summertime hazards that come with hot, dry weather and certain outdoor activities. Summer safety tips: * “Look Up and Live!” – Use caution and keep fireworks, balloons, kites and […]

Greenwald, Souza to be honored before City Council meeting

Between the two of them, City Council members Sue Greenwald and Stephen Souza have committed more than 20 years of public service to the city of Davis. In appreciation for their leadership and civic contributions while serving on the Davis City Council, the two longtime council members will be honored with a ceremony before the […]

Boxer recovers from foxtail-induced infections

Korbin was picked up in Davis at the beginning of the Memorial Day weekend. The boxer, less than a year old, was malnourished and emaciated, covered in foxtails, unable to walk and very, very sick when he was found. In fact, he was far too sick for the Yolo County Animal Shelter to care for him, so […]