Waste removal rate structure lacks incentives for reduction

The city of Davis has a goal to divert 75 percent of its waste by 2020, but it may have to come up with some incentives to reach that target. And according to one Davis resident, city leaders may have missed an opportunity to do just that at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. The council had […]

June 14, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Cause of death in Clarksburg crash unclear

Yolo County coroner’s officials are awaiting the results of toxicology tests before ruling what caused the death of a Sacramento man whose truck crashed in Clarksburg early Tuesday morning. California Highway Patrol investigators say 68-year-old Jose Gomez was en route to turn on a water pump for a local field when the Ford F-250 he […]

June 14, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

State’s college tuition rising fastest in nation

By Nanette Asimov California’s public universities aren’t the most expensive in the country to attend — some are even among the cheapest — but they do have the fastest-rising tuition, according to a U.S. Department of Education ranking of college costs released Tuesday. Seven University of California campuses and three California State University campuses are among the top 5 […]

June 14, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Model jet airplanes featured at show

The skies over Davis will be filled with the thunder of jets this weekend as the Woodland-Davis Aeromodelers hold their annual Radio Control Jet meet. Radio-controlled turbine and electric model aircraft as large as 10 feet in length and flying at speeds up to 200 mph will dance through the skies, entertaining spectators and fellow […]

June 21, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

‘Spy Mom’ author presents her new book

Beth McMullen of Davis, author of “Spy Mom,” will be at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday to discuss the book. Meet Sally Sin: wife, mother, retired spy … or so she thinks. After nine years with the U.S. Agency for Weapons of Mass Destruction — where she […]

June 14, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

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 […]

June 14, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

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 […]

June 17, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

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 […]

June 14, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

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 […]

June 14, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

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 […]

June 14, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

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. […]

July 10, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

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

June 14, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

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, […]

June 19, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

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.

June 14, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,