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Doug Arnold dies at 68, but his legacy will live on

The story of the city of Davis just lost one of its main characters. Longtime Realtor Doug Arnold — a well-known local philanthropist, one-time Citizen of the Year and 2014 inductee to the Davis High School Hall of Fame — died in his sleep on Friday night in his Davis home. Following a battle with dementia, […]

Six months in, city manager building a government ‘ready for change’

Davis City Manager Dirk Brazil aims to have a desk as empty as a wind-swept prairie in a city government characterized by mountains of detailed reports. That’s not the product of a devotion to cleanliness as much as it’s an execution of a lesson learned from the legendary Willie Brown, former Democratic speaker of the Assembly. […]

Forum focuses on Wolk’s physician-assisted death bill

“It does not have to be this way,” state Sen. Lois Wolk told community members gathered at the Congregation Bet Haverim social hall in Davis on Sunday. The senator had just finished describing her mother’s painful and ultimately fatal struggle with cancer, which ended when Wolk was 17 years old. On Sunday afternoon, Wolk, D-Davis, […]

UCD grad leads fight against degenerative disease

On Saturday morning, a crowd of bicyclists gathered in the Veterans’ Memorial Center parking lot, helmets and water bottles in hand. They had come to participate in the sixth annual rideATAXIA NorCal, a cycling fundraiser with the purpose of supporting the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance. Friedreich’s ataxia, or FA, is a degenerative neuro-muscular disorder that […]

For the record

Sunday’s story about the hiring of a new chief innovation officer for the city of Davis misstated current CIO Rob White’s base salary, reporting instead a figure of with benefits, in a comparison with Diane Parro’s base salary. White’s base salary is $164,630, according to City Manager Dirk Brazil. Parro will be paid $110,000. ———— Friday’s story […]

Pets of the week

Lots of animals are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Daisy (No. 134666), a 2-month-old female brown tabby kitten. Also hoping for a good home is S’more (No. 133989), a 1-year-old male Chihuahua. Fees are charged for licensing. The shelter is open […]

Toxin found in wells at former animal testing lab

UC Davis officials are investigating the source of high levels of chromium-6, or hexavalent chromium, recorded at the site of its former animal testing lab. Standards adopted in 2014 for chromium-6 levels have put several wells in Davis over the limit for the carcinogen, according to published reports, including 42 of 100 monitoring wells at the […]

Davis Aikikai hosts martial arts seminar

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, on Saturday, June 6, the Davis Aikikai will host a seminar at the Davis Arts Center, 1919 F St. in Davis. Teachers will include Elizabeth Lynn, chief instructor at the Eastshore Aikikai; Joseph Verville, chief instructor of the San Francisco Aikikai; and David Birt, chief instructor the Davis Aikikai. […]

Celebration set at Honey Bee Haven

Local residents are invited to celebrate National Pollinator Week at the Häagen-­Dazs Honey Bee Haven on the UC Davis campus from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 19. There will be bee viewing and identification, honey tasting and information about low-water plants that support these essential animals. Learn more at http://hhbhgarden.ucdavis.edu.

Pence Gallery: A slice of what’s coming this summer

Friday, June 6, is the deadline to apply for the Pence Gallery’s annual “Slice” competition, which is the Pence’s juried exhibit that showcases the best in regional art. Promising to unveil a “slice” of what artists are creating in their studios, in all media, “Slice” is juried this year by Shelly Willis. She is well-known to […]

Set the stage for your 2015 graduation party

From elementary school to grad school, every graduation is a milestone typically celebrated with a big party. Sweet treats are a key part of celebrations, and by adding personalized details, you can truly make your grad feel like one-of-a-kind. Make the cake your centerpiece. A sheet cake is easy to make and serve, holds up […]

Book sale benefits Friends of the Davis Library

The Friends of the Davis Public Library will have its next bimonthly book sale Friday through Sunday, June 5-7, at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The first two hours of the sale, from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, is for members of the Friends group only. But as always, shoppers […]

Yolo Military Families will meet June 8

Yolo Military Families will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 8, at the Black Bear Diner, 255 Second St. in downtown Davis. “If your loved one is new to the military, please join us for the evening,” a news release said. For more information, email [email protected]

Davis High Orchestra heading to New York for Carnegie Hall concert

The Davis High School Symphony Orchestra — composed of students from Davis High School and Da Vinci Charter Academy, and conducted by Angelo Moreno — will be traveling to New York on June 13-18 to participate in the Sounds of Summer Music Festival. The highlight of the festival will be an opportunity to perform in historic Carnegie Hall. […]

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