Frerichs, Lee speak to business group

The Davis Progressive Business Exchange will convene its 150th meeting at noon Wednesday, April 4. The group, made up of Davis businesspeople, meets for lunch on the first and third Wednesdays at International House, 10 College Park. The meal is catered by Lamppost Pizza. Guest speakers at this meeting will be Davis City Council candidates […]

Let’s beautify tunnel in our own special way

A few years ago, when evil forces from unknown places made plans to widen our historic Richards Boulevard tunnel, the good citizens of Davis rose up, placed the measure before the voters and soundly defeated the proposal at the ballot box. The word to our City Fathers and Mothers was clear: Don’t mess with the […]

I-House adds Farsi classes

International House, Davis, offers a wide range of language classes at 10 College Park. Classes are free to members, and the first class is free to those who are interested in a test run. A recent addition is beginning Farsi, taught by Paravaneh Keyvanfar at 5 p.m. Wednesdays in the Hagan Room at I-House. “Farsi […]

Coldwell Banker-Doug Arnold Real Estate celebrates 40 years

When Doug Arnold and Dave Taormino started in the real estate business, they used carbon paper, there was no Multiple Listing Service and copy machines were just starting to become common. Through the years, Coldwell Banker-Doug Arnold Real Estate has embraced advances in technology. Its agents have become more skilled in navigating short sales and […]

Café Diablo is a devilishly great hangout

The idea originated with a group of Davis High students last year: The closure of the school’s multipurpose room due to a leaky roof and mold had left the school decidedly lacking in a comfortable, indoor place to hang out.

Those students — dubbed the “ambassadors” — regularly advise head counselor Courtenay Tessler on ways that the school can be made a more welcoming place. A replacement for the MPR, they said, would definitely help.

Tessler, meanwhile, had a whole different group of students that she knew were interested in careers in the food and restaurant business. What if students like that were given an opportunity to open a café on campus, preparing and serving food to classmates, staff and visitors alike, all in a comfortable, indoor location?

High school musician follows his passion

Da Vinci High School senior Nat Lefkoff began his music career as a young boy. The young artist, who had an affinity for words and storytelling, recorded his first song, “One Inch Tall,” with his dad when he was in the first grade, then started guitar lessons in the third grade. “I’ve always liked music […]

Judge OKs pepper-spray reports, minus cops’ names

OAKLAND — The University of California can release two reports on the pepper-spraying of Occupy UC Davis protesters — minus the names of police officers — an Alameda County Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday. Judge Evelio M. Grillo rejected the Federated University Police Officers Association’s argument that the reports violated a state law protecting police […]

Body in river identified as that of Sacramento man

A man whose body was pulled from the Sacramento River earlier this week has been identified as a 36-year-old Sacramento resident. Kaeo D. Alexander had been in the river for two to three weeks before his body was found floating in the river north of Clarksburg shortly before 6 p.m. Monday, Yolo County Chief Deputy […]

Auction Saturday benefits DPNS

All are welcome to attend the Davis Parent Nursery School’s annual auction, “Evening in the Islands,” on Saturday at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. for the silent auction, with dinner and the live auction starting at 7:30 p.m. A total of 250 items, worth more than […]

Council candidates face off at campaign debate

A debate — not a forum — will kick off the campaign season tonight as the Chamber of Commerce quizzes the five Davis City Council candidates on their views on business issues. The debate will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Hosted by the Chamber’s […]

Women invited to English conversation classes

English conversation classes especially for women are offered from 10 to 11 a.m. every Friday, beginning April 6, in the Community Room at the Windmere Apartments, 3100 Fifth St. in Davis. The classes will help participants improve their English grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and general conversation skills. Participants will discuss topics interesting and relevant to them, […]

Peregrine School sets open house Monday

Peregrine School is hosting an open house at its elementary campus from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday. The open house will include a tour of the school, lunch with Academic Director Lorie Hammond and an observation of an academic session. Peregrine School is a nonprofit private school that strives to integrate the rigorous academics […]

Judge OKs pepper-spray reports, minus cops’ names

OAKLAND — The University of California can release two reports on the pepper-spraying of Occupy UC Davis protesters, minus the names of police officers, an Alameda County Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday.

Judge Evelio Grillo rejected the argument of the Federated University Police Officers Association that the report violated a state law protecting police personnel records.

He gave the union 21 days to appeal the decision. John Bakhit, an attorney for the union …

Tomato season is just around the corner

Tomato season is nearly upon us, and every year we get a new crop of gardeners wanting to grow America’s favorite vegetable (technically a fruit). Good news: we live in tomato country. The plants are very easy to grow here, we have a long growing season, and if you select the right variety you will […]