Humanitarian work honored

Honorees Martha Beetley, left, and Tim Taylor talk with Yvonne Clinton after the 2012 Thong Hy Huynh Awards ceremony Tuesday evening. Clinton is a member of the Davis Human Relations Commission, which chose the six recipients. Beetley received the Lifetime Achievement Award for her literacy work with Latino students and families at North Davis Elementary School, and […]

Learn more about Medi-Cal at free presentation

Are you concerned with rising costs of long-term care? Medi-Cal is one option for paying these costs. California residents can qualify without risking their home or spending their savings as long as they follow all Medi-Cal rules. Mary O’Connell, director of Medi-Cal Solutions, will present information and answer questions about Medi-Cal eligibility at a meeting […]

Need a new best friend?

Kirby is an 18-month-old sweet and loving neutered male German shepherd who is full of puppy fun. Maximus is a friendly 18-month-old neutered male purebred Rottweiler who’s obedience-trained, walks well on a leash and loves to play. Both dogs come with free lifetime obedience training classes; they are two of more than 55 dogs available […]

Authors sign Farmers Market cookbook Saturday

Looking for a gift for Dad or a UC Davis grad? “The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook” makes a great gift for dads who love to cook and shop the market, and for UCD graduates for whom the market is a special memory of their college years. Co-authors Georgeanne Brennan and Ann Evans will be on […]

Robbery suspects remain at large

Davis police are continuing to investigate a weekend robbery that injured a local man. Officers were summoned shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday to the ATM area of Wells Fargo Bank, 340 F St., where the 33-year-old victim reported being beaten and robbed by two male suspects, Lt. Paul Doroshov said. The victim said he had […]

Golf tournament benefits local charities

Save the date for Soroptimist International of Greater Davis’ 18th annual benefit golf tournament, to be held Saturday at the Davis Municipal Golf Course. The tournament format is a two-person scramble with handicap and Callaway flights. Prizes will be awarded to tournament winners as well as golfers closest to the pin and with the most accurate drive. […]

Home, sweet home

A barn owl — with its distinctive heart-shaped face — is safe and sound in its box high atop a pine tree as it gazes down on pedestrians walking near Seville Street in North Davis on Monday. Carla Pion/Courtesy photo

Get Jiggy at the Dock Store

Join Riggity Jig at the Sudwerk Dock Store, 2001 Second St. in Davis, from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 22. Members of the local Celtic group are, from left, David Riggs, fiddle; Jim Coats, mandolin; Josh Ray, guitar; Kyle Wallin, djembe; and Lee Riggs, penny whistle. They’ll play classic and contemporary Celtic tunes: jigs, […]

Remember Partansky at dedication of Julie’s Garden

A newly created public area known as “Julie’s Garden” on the east end of Northstar Park will be dedicated in memory of former Davis Mayor Julie Partansky at 6 p.m. Friday, June 29.

Community members are invited to attend. Biking and walking to the event are encouraged due to limited vehicle parking at Northstar Park.

The dedication program will be followed by an informal free outdoor concert produced by local Davis musicians, many of whom performed with Partansky during her life. June 29 would have been Partansky’s 65th birthday; she died of lung cancer on Jan. 9, 2009, at the age of 61.

Attendees also are welcome to join many of Partansky’s friends in a community potluck. In addition to bringing food to share, potluck organizers are asking interested participants to bring their own utensils and dishes along with a blanket to sit on.

Davis Music Festival approaching fast

The second annual Davis Music Festival is only days away. The daylong extravaganza, which takes place across seven venues in downtown Davis and features 46 bands, runs from 1:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, June 23. The event, organized by the nonprofit organization Music Only Makes Sense, will raise funds to benefit local elementary, middle […]

Big ‘reveal’ nears for pricey water tank

THE FRUIT OF OUR LABOR … many of you will remember that when the city of Davis went out of town to hire the Sacramento firm of LC Mural and Design to paint the East Area Water Tank and awarded $75,000 to get the job done, we were promised by the artists themselves that something […]

Through personnel cuts, reorganization, city can pay for unfunded liabilities, unmet needs

Through several rounds of reorganization, a dip into the city’s reserve fund and the hope of substantial savings from employee contract negotiations, Davis looks to make considerable headway over the next year in paying for its many unfunded liabilities and unmet needs. To illustrate those goals, City Manager Steve Pinkerton revealed for the first time […]

2 Occupy the Farm protesters won’t face charges

BERKELEY — Alameda County prosecutors have decided not to file charges against two women arrested on suspicion of trespassing during the Occupy the Farm protest on UC Berkeley-owned land in Albany, officials said Tuesday. Campus police officers arrested nine protesters May 14 on the university’s 10-acre Gill Tract near Marin and San Pablo avenues after a three-week standoff. Last week, […]

Supervisors approve recommended budget; additional layoffs seen as unlikely

WOODLAND — Yolo County supervisors on Tuesday approved a recommended budget for 2012-13 that features $335 million in spending and the elimination of nearly 60 vacant positions, but no layoffs for the time being. The budget remains a work in progress, dependent on a final state budget, ongoing negotiations with county labor groups and allocation […]