City staffers, council members due at market

The once-a-month city of Davis booth will be open at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. City staff and Council members Rochelle Swanson and Brett Lee will be available to answer questions about city services, programs and facilities. The booth will be at the north end of the market. […]

March 08, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Financing for colleges declines as costs rise

By Tamar Lewin State and local financing for higher education declined 7 percent in fiscal 2012, to $81.2 billion, according to the annual report of the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association. Per-student support dropped 9 percent from the previous year, to $5,896, in constant dollars, the lowest level in at least 25 years. “Tuition […]

March 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Robo-animals highlight trio of UCD studies

Robots invoke memories of clichéd sci-fi movies for some. But the work they do for animal behavior research goes way beyond clichés. Three separate UC Davis studies have used mechanical animals to study birds, lizards and snakes over the years. Thanks to improved engineering and technology, robotics is becoming more common in animal studies, and UCD […]

March 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Emerson PTA carnival

The Emerson Junior High School PTA will bring the carnival back to town. Scheduled for April 25 to 28 at Cannery Park at J Street and Covell Boulevard in Davis, the carnival will feature popular rides like the Zipper, Century Wheel and Cliff Hanger, as well as games and food. Advance purchase all-day passes are […]

March 08, 2013 | Posted in Briefly

Batman, the wheelchair crusader, continues to amaze

Sometimes it takes only one dog from Taiwan to defy all odds, save the lives of sheltered animals and motivate people facing everyday problems. Batman — the awesome wheelchair dog — has accomplished all of those things since being rescued from Taiwan after he was struck by a car and paralyzed. Batman was brought to […]

March 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

It’s Easter time!

The Easter Bunny gets to know Carson, left, and Ryan Schiller as plans are laid for the annual Breakfast with the Bunny beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. Tickets are $10 per person, for children and adults, and may be purchased at Avid Reader Active, 605 […]

March 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Soroptimists honor two Davis girls for volunteer service

On Wednesday, Soroptimist International of Davis honored two Davis teens for their volunteer service to the community. At a luncheon at the Odd Fellows Hall, the women’s service organization presented Violet Richardson Awards to Asha Byrd and Lauren Owens, both 17-year-olds from Davis. Byrd is a senior at Davis High School. In 2010, she created […]

March 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo County advisory boards have vacancies

Local residents are being sought to fill vacancies on several Yolo County advisory boards and committees. For more information and to submit an application, visit (go to Government > Board of Supervisors > Advisory Bodies), call the clerk of the board’s office at 530-666-8195 or contact your Yolo County supervisor. The following committees have […]

March 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

U.N. approves new sanctions against North Korea

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has voted unanimously for tough new sanctions to punish North Korea for its latest nuclear test, a move that sparked a furious Pyongyang to threaten a nuclear strike against the United States. The vote Thursday by the U.N.’s most powerful body on a resolution drafted by North […]

March 07, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Efforts to avoid government shutdown move to Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Efforts to stave off a late March government shutdown shifted to the Senate after House Republicans swiftly passed legislation to keep federal agencies running, while also easing some effects of $85 billion in budget cuts. The House legislation, approved Wednesday on a bipartisan vote, is the first step toward averting a possible […]

March 07, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Water rate protest forms available at market

Citizens for Clean, Reliable, Affordable Water will be at the Davis Farmers Market from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday with Proposition 218 water rate protest forms. Committee members want to ensure that Davis ratepayers understand their right to protest the proposed water rates and how to do it. Protest forms and instructions will be available […]

March 08, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Neuropathy sufferers gather for support

Do you, or someone you care for, have burning, tingling and numbness in your feet and hands? If so, this may stem from a form of neuropathy that can have many causes. To learn more from others with similar symptoms and to receive support, you’re invited to attend the next meeting of the Davis Neuropathy […]

March 08, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sierra Club leaders have a full agenda

The Management Committee of the Sierra Club Yolano Group will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 14, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The agenda will include updates and discussions of The Cannery project, the forthcoming Davis solid waste management forum, the sewer trunk […]

March 08, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: A proofreader on every fire engine

BURNING, BURNING LOVE … got that flier from our brave firefighters about reduced staffing, with the question: “What could this mean for you?” and the answer, according to the firefighters: “Delayed entry into a burning building.” … wow, I really do hate to be delayed when I’m trying to enter a burning building … still, […]

March 07, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,