Community urges ‘strong, unified’ stand

Ciara Brown loves Davis. She treasures the education she receives at Davis High School, and she feels safe in her community.

But tears came to her eyes Wednesday night when Brown, vice president of her school’s Black Student Union, spoke of the noose found slung over a goal post at the high school football stadium last Friday.

“I can forgive people for what they believe in, but I hope people will see that this kind of thing hurts others,” said Brown, 15. “When people go out and do hateful things like that, it really hurts me.”

June 21, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged | 8 Replies

Preliminary budget stirs the pot amid labor talks

Another Davis City Council closed session regarding negotiations with the city’s seven bargaining groups came and went Tuesday without any reportable action made. That means no contracts have been agreed upon yet between the city and any of its labor unions. As contract talks take place only behind closed doors, it isn’t often that the public […]

From homelessness to UC Davis graduation

There’s help UC Davis’ Guardian Scholars Program offers a campus orientation, academic advising, personal and life skills training and support, assistance with financial and housing matters, career counseling and post-graduation preparation, mentoring, personal counseling, a referral network for other campus and off-campus services, social support and leadership opportunities. For more information, visit By Amabelle […]

You, too, can have your art exhibited at the Pence

Get inspired! All artists ages 16 and older are invited to submit one work of art in any media — such as painting, drawing, sculpture or photography — for the Pence Gallery’s annual celebration of talent. The Community Hang-Up is a non-juried exhibition at the Pence, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. The artworks, which are […]

Meditators head for water tank Sunday

Members of the Davis Shambhala Meditation Center will participate in Sunday’s summer solstice celebration at the east area water tank. The group will gather at the Shambhala Center, 133 D St., Suite H, after regular Sunday morning meditation, from 9 to 10 a.m. They’ll leave about 10:30 a.m. for the water tank, at Mace Boulevard and […]

Per Capita Davis: Lots of little things add up

Today’s column is filled with lots of little things culled from the news and various other sources. GUESS WHO SAID THAT: See if you can identify the author of the following quote (answer at bottom). “I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have […]

Soaring over Northern California

Check it out What: Summer Soaring Challenge When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Where: Grasslands Park, corner of Mace Boulevard and Tremont Road, three miles south of Davis Admission: Free Members of a local radio-control glider club are gearing up for the Summer Soaring Challenge this weekend, and are inviting the community to watch […]

Nominate a recipient for charity paint giveaway

It’s time for nominations for Brooks Painting’s sixth annual Charity Paint Giveaway. The Davis company will donate up to $10,000 in time and painting services to a local person, family or charitable organization selected by online votes. Past recipients are Davis Little League, the Sharp family, the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center of Yolo […]

Former Davisite’s artwork exhibited in Grass Valley

Artwork by Stuart Gold, a UC Davis graduate and former Davis resident, is being featured this month and next in the Main & Granucci Galleries at The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, 314 W. Main St. A retrospective of Gold’s “TV Series” paintings, drawings and prints from 1979 to 2012 opened Monday and […]

San Francisco Symphony concert/bus packages available

It’s time to start thinking of cool San Francisco in the fall. Those who enjoy San Francisco, classical music, shopping and good food can subscribe to a series of Thursday matinee performances by the San Francisco Symphony with no need to worry about traffic and parking. Chartered buses leave at 9 a.m. from Elmwood Drive […]

Help schools foundation raise $500,000

You can help What: Davis Schools Foundation party, to help raise $500,000 to support local schools When: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday Where: Home of former California Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin, 4228 Dogwood Place, Davis RSVP: By Friday, to All are welcome at a fundraiser Monday evening to boost the Davis Schools Foundation’s campaign to raise $500,000 by […]

Wolk bills on plastic bags, charities advance in Assembly

Two measures by state Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, won the approval Monday of key committees in the Assembly. The Assembly Natural Resources Committee voted 6-3 to approve Wolk’s Senate Bill 1219 to continue the state’s plastic bag recycling program, set to end this year. “SB 1219 ensures that customers will continue to have the option […]

Hear about oak habitat, help start plants

John McNerney, wildlife resource specialist for the city of Davis, will discuss oak trees as wildlife habitat at Thursday’s CreekSpeak community lecture, sponsored by the Putah Creek Council. His talk begins at 7 p.m. at the Winters Library, 708 Railroad Ave. in Winters. Attendees will learn how oaks, the dominant canopy tree in our area, […]

Livestrong Challenge still needs volunteers

Volunteers are still needed to help with this weekend’s Livestrong Challenge ride, which will attract as many as 2,000 cyclists to Davis. “We particularly need workers/hosts for the post-event party, which will be in Central Park” on Sunday, volunteer coordinator Jan Bridge says. Volunteers on the 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. shift will set up […]