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Trump, Sanders win big in New Hampshire

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — For Donald Trump, for one night, there was so much winning. The billionaire political novice on Tuesday posted a decisive victory in the New Hampshire primary, a once-unthinkable first for an enterprise built on the promise of putting America on top and turning politics on its head. Restive Democrats had their […]

Bob Dunning: Another year, another batch of new rules

According to the piece I read in the Los Angeles Times the other day, California has 807 new laws for the year 2016. Just imagine, 807 separate laws that somehow were not deemed necessary last year, but are now in force. Makes you wonder how we made it through 2015 without all this added protection. […]

Forum will examine a new energy future for Davis

Learn more What: Community Choice Energy public forum When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday Where: Veterans’ Memorial Center Club Room, 203 E. 14th St. The prospect of giving Davis residents and businesses a choice about how their electricity is produced will be discussed at a city-sponsored public forum at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th […]

Research vice chancellor Lewin is stepping down

Harris Lewin has decided to return to the faculty in the UC Davis department of evolution and ecology and the Genome Center after five years as vice chancellor of research. Lewin, who was hired by Chancellor Linda Katehi in 2011, will transition out of the office in the fall and take a sabbatical effective Oct. […]

Woodland police investigate shooting

A 30-year-old man was shot and wounded Monday in an incident that’s now being investigated by Woodland police and the Yolo County Sheriff’s Office gang task force. Woodland police Sgt. Brett Hancock said officers were dispatched at 5 p.m. to reports of gunfire in the area of West Cross Street and Community Lane, where “multiple […]

Wednesday’s community calendar

* Wednesday, Feb. 10: The Community Men’s Talk Circle meets from 7 to 9 p.m. at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. All men 18 years and older are welcome, and there is no charge to attend. For more information, call 530-758-2794. * Thursday, Feb. 11: The Davis Knitters Guild will gather from 1 to 3 p.m. at […]

California worries about the price of education

By Judy Lin CALmatters VALLEJO — Vallejo High School teacher Lewis Brown starts his morning government class with a question of the day that takes advantage of newly assigned iPads. “Today is the one-year anniversary of the French magazine terrorist assassination,” Brown says. “What was the name of the magazine?” In seconds, 17-year-old SioFilisi Anitoni answers from […]

Bottoms up! Diaper donations sought at CommuniCare

Local residents can help staff at CommuniCare Health Centers get to the bottom of a problem — how to provide an adequate supply of diapers to the low-income families who are served at the centers. CommuniCare invites everyone to support its sixth annual Diaper Drive, which runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, […]

Learn more about city organics program

By summer, Davis’ current system of collecting yard waste loose in the street will change to a hybrid system of yard waste piles and organics carts. Once this new system — dubbed the organics program — begins, all residents and business in Davis will have access to food-scrap recycling service through Davis Waste Removal. The organics […]

City embarks on major open-space outreach effort

In partnership with the city of Davis Open Space and Habitat Commission, the city is undertaking a major outreach effort to the Davis community to solicit a wide range of opinions, ideas and recommendations to strengthen its Open Space Program. Two major components of this outreach effort include: * Public forum: The city will host […]

CSU faculty preps for five-day strike in April

By Lisa Leff SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The union that represents California State University faculty said Monday it is preparing for a five-day strike at the system’s 23 campuses, by far the largest walkout since professors and instructors won collective bargaining rights in the early 1980s. The California Faculty Association’s board of directors voted Friday […]

Davisite wants her berger Picard to be top dog

For Davis resident Jackie Lundy, showing her French berger Picard dog, Meggie, at the 140th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show means more than just competing at the highest level nationally. It’s a chance to increase the popularity of this rare breed so that it may continue for future generations.

“Part of the point of getting these dogs is to get them out, so other people can see them and realize what a wonderful breed they are,” Lundy said. “That way, more people are interested in having them, so hopefully more puppies will be born. And the breed has more of a chance of surviving.”

Call goes out for Tour de Cluck coops

Spring is in the air, and that means it’s time to start thinking about the Tour de Cluck, Davis’ bicycle tour of backyard chicken coops. The call for coops is going out this week to all backyard chicken owners who are interested in applying to be part of the seventh annual coop crawl. The application […]

Teen girls invited to explore creative writing

The Davis Arts Center is offering a six-week creative writing class for teen girls ages 13-18 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 4–April 22 (no class March 25 and April 1). The class will offer a positive, supportive space for girls who love reading and writing and are interested in discovering and developing their individual […]

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