City to host two more community meetings about water

The city of Davis will host the final two of its five scheduled community meetings to provide information and answer questions about proposed changes in the city’s water supply and rates. In addition, in accordance with Proposition 218, all property owners should have received notices about a public hearing on March 19, during which they […]

February 15, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Name droppers: VMI cadet marches in Inaugural Parade

Raymond J. Long of Davis was among 1,500 Virginia Military Institute cadets who marched in this year’s presidential Inaugural Parade on Jan. 21. Long’s parents are Maj. and Mrs. Patrick R. Long. The Corps of Cadets marched through the heart of Washington, D.C., from the U.S. Capitol Building to the reviewing stand at the White House. The […]

February 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

CASA auction seeks to make a world of difference to a child

Local residents can help foster children by attending Yolo CASA’s annual “I Am For the Child” dinner and auction on Sunday, March 24, at 5 p.m. at the El Macero Country Club. Yolo County Court Appointed Special Advocates is a nonprofit organization that recruits and supports volunteers to act as advocates for abused and neglected […]

March 12, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yamada bill would establish rules for private home care agencies

Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, chair of the Assembly Committee on Aging & Long-Term Care, has introduced the Home Care Services Act of 2013. AB 322, co-authored by state Sen. Lou Correa, D-Santa Ana, establishes regulations for private home care agencies. “California is aging, and is already home to the largest population of dependent adults in […]

February 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

First 5 Yolo rebounds from difficult year

Last year was a strange one for First 5 Yolo. The agency, which funds programs serving children ages 0-5 through state tobacco tax revenues, found itself in a lengthy waiting game along with the other First 5 commissions throughout California when the state decided to take back that tobacco tax revenue and use it for […]

February 15, 2013 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Can you give them a home?

Giggles, Cheerie and Jolly, left to right, are 10-week-old female terrier/dachshund puppies who already have started their puppy shots and are sweet bundles of fun.  Darth, a 1-year-old neutered male purebred German shepherd, is a friendly, smart boy who love walks and would make great family pet. They and many other dogs are available for […]

February 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Study: Golden retriever health affected by neutering

Neutering, and the age at which a dog is neutered, may affect the animal’s risk for developing certain cancers and joint diseases, according to a new study of golden retrievers by a team of researchers at UC Davis. The study, which examined the health records of 759 golden retrievers, found a surprising doubling of hip […]

February 15, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Explorit: Rock stacking: towers of art and science

Gently, precariously, one by one, stones perch upon stones, rising above the ground in seemingly gravity-defying towers. In settings both urban and wild, the art of rock stacking can be practiced on a scale from miniature to grandiose with some of nature’s most basic and ubiquitous materials — ordinary rocks! The simplicity of materials is […]

February 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Breaking the Silence’ follow-up planned

The city of Davis Human Relations Commission is planning a follow-up workshop to its recent “Breaking the Silence of Racism” workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Activity Room at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The purpose of the workshop is to examine the issues concerning racism in Davis that were […]

February 22, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Learn folk dancing at free class Sunday

Davis International Folkdancers are offering a Beginners Night on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. This special event will feature plenty of teaching, including dances from Greece, Serbia, Israel, Turkey and more. Admission is free for first-timers. For more information, visit

February 15, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Measure I critics will be at market

The campaign for No on Measure I will be at the Davis Farmers Market on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market takes place in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. “Come down and talk to us about your concerns regarding the water project,” a news release said. “We are happy to answer […]

February 15, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Unemployment applications fall to 341,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell by 27,000 last week, an indication that hiring could improve. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications dropped to a seasonally adjusted 341,000, the lowest level in three weeks. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, ticked up to 352,500 from a five-year […]

February 14, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

New Harmony already feels like home

Children run here and there, playing tag, climbing all over the sparkling new playground equipment at the heart of the grounds. Parents haul home groceries after work to cook dinner — though, once the gardens fill out, those grocery bags will be a bit lighter. New neighbors pass by, waving hello, getting acquainted with one another.

It appears that the New Harmony Mutual Housing Community, a brand-new affordable housing development at 3030 Cowell Blvd., already has become a bustling neighborhood in South Davis.

Olympian Pistorius charged with murder

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Paralympic superstar Oscar Pistorius was charged Thursday with the murder of his girlfriend who was shot inside his home in South Africa, a stunning development in the life of a national hero known as the Blade Runner for his high-tech artificial legs. Reeva Steenkamp, a model who spoke out on […]

February 14, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,