WASHINGTON (AP) — An assault weapons ban won’t be in the gun-control legislation that Democrats bring to the Senate floor next month, a decision that means the ban’s chances of survival now are all but hopeless. The ban is the most controversial firearms restriction that President Barack Obama and other Democrats have pressed for since […]
Without a majority protest of the ratepayers to stop it, the City Council unanimously approved five years of water rate increases Tuesday that will triple the average water bill in Davis by 2018.
The city needs the sharp uptick in revenue to begin raising funds to pay for the $113 million Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency surface water project that will supply Davis and Woodland with new drinking water from the Sacramento River.
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 … […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 www.davisgradnight.org for detailed information on mailing a photo. Grad Night is an all-night safe party […]
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 […]