Lawrence Berkeley lab evacuated over bomb threat

EMERYVILLE (AP) — Authorities have evacuated an Emeryville office building used by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory after a reported bomb threat. UC Berkeley Police Lt. Eric Tejada said lab officials notified police about the threat around 7 a.m. Wednesday. Officers were sweeping the building and have brought in five bomb-sniffing dogs. Tejada would not say how the […]

February 07, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press

Garamendi sets two town hall meetings

Rep. John Garamendi will host his first town hall meetings in the new 3rd Congressional District on Saturday. Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, will field questions from constituents from 10 a.m. to noon at Woodland Community College, 2300 E. Gibson Road. He’ll hold another question-and-answer session from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Lee Burrows Center, 630 E […]

February 07, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Ask the expert: Davis’ groundwater future is unknown

* Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of “Ask the expert” columns that will appear in the coming days, in advance of the Measure I election, regarding various technical aspects of the city’s water utility and the proposed Woodland-Davis surface water project. The expert: Graham Fogg, UC Davis professor of hydrogeology. Fogg’s […]

February 07, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Walk the North Davis channel next week

The Putah Creek Council invites Davis residents to join an informal walk along the North Davis channel on Sunday from 12:30 to 2 p.m., or Tuesday from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. The walks are a chance to talk about an upcoming urban greening project in the channel. The project intends to replace weedy vegetation like […]

February 08, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Active older adult discussion group to meet

The Active Older Adult Discussion Group meets on the second Thursday of each month to explore aspects of the conscious aging movement, seeking to mine the wisdom of long lives and to find effective ways to share and pass on legacies. Rabbi Zalman Schacter-Shalomi and Ronald Miller’s book, “From Age-ing to Sage-ing,” serves as a […]

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

Photographer speaks to club Tuesday

The Davis Photography Club will hear from speaker Truman Holtzclaw at its meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. Holtzclaw says he’s always been fascinated with wide-angle lenses and their results. His first wide-angle lens was an inexpensive 20mm Spiratone. Today, his two favorite […]

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

Disney enthusiast on local radio

“How She Really Does It,” a radio talk show with Koren Motekaitis, airs from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays on KDRT, 95.7 FM, or by live webstreaming at How does one go from being a lawyer to sharing his Disney passion with others and making a real living? This week’s guest, Lou Mongello, is […]

February 07, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Souper Bowl boosts Elderly Nutrition Program

Tickets are still available for the seventh annual Davis Food Co-op “Souper Bowl” fundraiser for the Elderly Nutrition Program, to be held Sunday at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. Seatings are at 4 and 5:30 p.m. The event offers soups from Davis restaurants Caffé Italia, Davis Food Co-op Deli, de Vere’s Irish […]

February 20, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Wine-tasting Friday benefits SADVC

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St., will host a wine-tasting of “All Things Sweet & Luscious” from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The cost is $1 per wine tasted. Proceeds will go to the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center of Yolo County, which served more than 2,050 survivors of violence in 2011. Its […]

February 07, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Food given to needy locals

The Food Bank of Yolo County will distribute food to eligible Davis residents on Wednesday, Feb. 20, as follows: * From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Davisville Apartments on Kennedy Place; * From 11 a.m. to noon at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St.; and * From 6 to 7 p.m. at the […]

February 10, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Per Capita Davis: More than one new year’s resolution

It’s that time of year when couch potatoes put on their running shoes and the local gyms get crowded with good intentions and resolutions to, this year for sure, shed a few pounds and get back in shape. It was encouraging to hear one of President Obama’s new year’s resolutions. In his inauguration speech, he […]

February 07, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

California extends protection to great white sharks, for now

By Tracie Cone SACRAMENTO (AP) — The most feared predator in the ocean received new protections Wednesday when a California commission decided the great white shark should be studied as a potential endangered species. The Fish and Game Commission unanimously voted to advance the candidacy of the shark, which means during a one-year study review […]

February 08, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Foundation offers scholarships to young volunteers

Applications for the 2013 Yolo Youth Service Awards are available now from the Yolo Community Foundation, Applications are due March 22 and awards will be announced by April 30. The YoYoSA program is designed to promote and reward Yolo County youths who volunteer with local nonprofit organizations, and encourages local nonprofits to engage with […]

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

Bingo helps camp for grieving children

Camp Kesem, a UC Davis student-run summer camp for children who have or have had a parent diagnosed with cancer, will benefit from the Davis Odd Fellows’ bingo games Sunday. Doors at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. downtown, open at noon and bingo starts at 1 p.m. Snacks and beverages are available for […]

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