Bob Dunning: Tournament renders season meaningless

THE THRILL OF VICTORY … count me among those who are not thrilled with March Madness, the major college basketball frenzy that has rendered the regular season virtually meaningless … not that there’s anything wrong with having a tournament with a select few teams — maybe 16 maximum — to determine the national championship … […]

March 20, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Zumba spring session starts next week

The spring session of Zumba West is slated to begin Tuesday. The 45-minute express workout uses Latin and international music for a fun and invigorating fitness program. The 10-week session will meet from 5:15 to 6 p.m. each Tuesday in the Emerson Junior High Indoor Commons, 2121 Calaveras Ave. Pre-registration is required, and the cost […]

March 22, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

DISC will be new home of UC’s ag division

The University of California will purchase the former Davis Indoor Sports Center on Second Street in Mace Ranch and soon will transform it into the new home of the university’s statewide Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The retrofit will include a new second floor that will occupy part of the former skating area, with […]

March 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

School board to hear encouraging budget update, for a change

At Thursday evening’s meeting, the Davis school board trustees will hear something they haven’t heard in a while — a report that the school district’s budget situation is finally looking up, though it’s still too early to say for sure. Associate Superintendent Bruce Colby has been delivering gloomy budget assessments for the past five years, as […]

March 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Garage art transforms visual blight downtown

Anyone strolling past the rusty garage on the north side of Third Street, between C and D streets downtown, would have been well within their rights in recent years to run by it as fast as possible, with their eyes closed if they could manage it. Tucked between two very Davis-like bungalow businesses, smack-dab in […]

March 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UC faculty spurns online course approval plan

By Nanette Asimov The California Senate leader’s new proposal for approving online courses suitable for public colleges and universities — an idea that captured national attention last week — is a bust, says the very group considered critical to the process: faculty leaders from the University of California. “There is no possibility that UC faculty will […]

March 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

National ‘move to amend’ spokesman to speak in Davis

Yolo MoveOn will host a community forum on “Creating Democracy and Challenging Corporate Rule” with guest speaker David Cobb of the Move to Amend campaign from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. The event will be in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling […]

March 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

MOMS Club of Davis welcomes newcomers

MOMS Club of Davis invites moms who stay home with their children either full-time or part-time to attend the monthly business meeting at 3 p.m. Thursday. The nonprofit organization is designed to provide support, daytime activities and resources for moms with kids of any age. “The business meeting is a great opportunity for prospective members […]

March 20, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Spring qigong classes start Monday

Sutter Health’s spring qigong classes begin Monday at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. The 10-week session runs through June 3 (no class Memorial Day), and beginning and experienced students are welcome in all classes. A new class, “Qigong for Structure: Health Joints, Back and Bones” runs from 4 to 5 p.m. “Qigong […]

March 20, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

See Davis robotics team this weekend

Citrus Circuits, the local robotics team made up of Davis high school students, will compete in the FIRST Robotics regional championships at UC Davis this weekend. The event is free and open to the public on Friday and Saturday in the ARC Pavilion. The Davis team, composed of students in grades 9-12 from Davis High […]

March 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Kindergarten photos needed for Grad Night

Parents of graduating seniors at Davis’ high schools are reminded to submit their child’s photo for display on the kindergarten photo wall at Grad Night in June. Scan a photo at high resolution and email it to [email protected], or visit for detailed information on mailing a photo. Grad Night is an all-night safe party […]

May 03, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Bunny breakfast tickets will be sold at the door

A limited number of tickets for the popular Breakfast with the Bunny will be available at the door at Saturday’s event. Tickets are $10 per person, for adults and children. Doors open at 9 a.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Until Friday, tickets may be purchased at Avid Reader […]

March 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News

Smartphone demonstration planned Monday

Thinking about getting a new do-it-all smartphone but don’t know which way to turn? Get some answers at 1 p.m. Monday at a demonstration of new smartphones for the Woodland Senior Center Computer Club. The meeting is at the Woodland Community & Senior Center, 2001 East St., and is free and open to the general […]

March 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Woodland Bike Campaign events encourage pedal power

The Woodland Bike Campaign announces three bike-related events over the coming weeks: * Cycling survival class, from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 4, sponsored by the Woodland Parks and Recreation Department. “This class that will help you find the safest routes, be visible, learn the rules of the road and how to get where […]

March 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,