Decorating contest lights up downtown Davis

Sixteen downtown businesses are competing for top honors in Davis Downtown’s Holiday Window Decorating Contest. The contest will continue through Wednesday, Dec. 12, and window decorations will be on display through Christmas Day. The contest kicked off at the Downtown Holiday Open House last Thursday. Local residents are invited to tour downtown and visit the participating […]

December 04, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sunday’s Holiday Home Tour benefits UCD scholarships

The University Farm Circle Holiday Home Tour on Sunday features seven homes in Davis decorated for the holidays, and a holiday boutique with a variety of vendors. The tour runs from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are available for $25 the day of the tour at the holiday boutique at International House, Davis, 10 […]

December 04, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

I-80 crash sends one driver to hospital

A Davis woman was hospitalized Monday morning after her vehicle collided with a big rig on Interstate 80 near Richards Boulevard, according to the California Highway Patrol. Morgan Shirail Burton was traveling westbound on I-80 at about 1:20 a.m. when she attempted to pass the big rig, CHP Officer Bryan Konvalin said. Her Lincoln Zephyr […]

December 04, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: Shop local at our Holiday Market

This month at the Pence Gallery, our Holiday Market continues through Dec. 23, offering shoppers a chance to pick up some creative gifts for friends and family. “Handmade” is the key word to our market, which has a diverse array of scarves, hats, jewelry, purses and fun presents for kids, by more than 30 local […]

December 05, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Tour Quail Ridge Preserve on Saturday

Visitors can walk the Quail Ridge Reserve from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. The reserve is on a peninsula at the southwest end of Lake Berryessa. The walk, along hillsides of California native grasses, wildflowers and trees, is of easy to moderate difficulty and will be led by Frank Maurer, a zoologist and ecologist and […]

December 04, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Taste honeys, veggie spreads at open house

Z Specialty Food announces its second annual open house Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to live music, raffles and giveaways, all of the company’s award-winning products will be available for tasting at its warehouse, 1250-A Harter Ave. in Woodland. “For the last few years we have been reaching out to our […]

December 04, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Norwood 4-H meets Wednesday

Norwood 4-H Club’s December meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the multipurpose room at Holmes Junior High School, 1220 Drexel Drive. There will be a gift exchange and a collection for the Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee. Holiday attire is appropriate.

December 04, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Parent Project returns in January

The 12-week Parent Project, which offers parents guidance on dealing with troublesome teenage behavior, will start in January with weekly classes continuing into April. University Covenant Church is sponsoring the program, with local psychologist Deborah Kimokeo and therapist intern Cathy Sacks co-facilitating. The program — which will take place on Wednesdays from 7 to 9 […]

December 20, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Managing kids’ stress topic of Wednesday lecture

“How to help your kids manage stress and anxiety” is the topic of the first installment in this year’s Davis Parent University lecture series. Developmental and behavioral pediatrician Stephen Nowicki and Pam Mari, director of student services for the Davis Joint Unified School District, will be the featured speakers and will be followed by break-out […]

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Chávez book sale to benefit school

The César Chávez Elementary School Student Council will host a sale of more than 5,000 gently used quality books, CDs and DVDs for children and adults on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 12-13, at the school multipurpose room, 1221 Anderson Road. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. both days for the school community only, and […]

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Linux meeting focuses on desktop widgets

On Monday, Dec. 17, the Linux Users’ Group of Davis will host a presentation on “WidgetFX,” a platform for creating desktop widgets, presented by Stephen Chin, the project’s lead developer. The group will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. The meeting is free and open to the public. […]

December 16, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sierra Club Yolano Group hosts holiday potluck

The Sierra Club Yolano Group invites local residents to its festive annual holiday potluck dinner at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Guests are invited to bring their favorite dish to share and help the club strive to make this a “zero waste” […]

December 11, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Gift-quality books available at library sale

The Friends of the Davis Public Library will host its next bimonthly book sale starting Thursday, with members-only access from 5 to 8 p.m. As always, shoppers may join the Friends group at the door. The sale will be open to all comers from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday […]

December 06, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Fiscal cliff’ cuts would hit state hard

By Pamela Nonga Ngue and Michelle Murphy WASHINGTON — California stands to lose as much as $4.5 billion in federal funding and more than 200,000 jobs next year if Congress fails to reach a deficit reduction agreement by Dec. 31. The automatic cuts, part of a larger package of steep spending reductions originally intended to pressure […]

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