Bizarre Bazaar is a win-win for local charities

Ceramics and housewares and stuffed bears, oh my. Individuals can find these and much more at the annual Bizarre Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the University Retirement Community, 1515 Shasta Drive in West Davis. The gigantic sale includes just about everything a person would imagine that retirees would leave […]

September 07, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo County could use a few good advisers

WOODLAND — The Yolo County Board of Supervisors seeks candidates to fill vacancies on the following county advisory bodies: Yolo County Historical Museum board of directors; Capay Valley General Plan Citizens’ Advisory Board; Child Care and Development Planning Council; Commission on Aging and Adult Services; Community Services Action Board; Dunnigan General Plan Citizens’ Advisory Board; Emergency Medical Care Committee; Health Council; Knights Landing General […]

September 07, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Anti-Monsanto protest planned for Sept. 17

Protesters are planning a return to Monsanto’s Calgene research site in Davis on Monday, Sept. 17. The event is part of a larger effort to shine a light on what they say are the negative consequences of genetically modifying crops and the company’s business practices. It is being planned in conjunction with ”Millions Against Monsanto,” a project […]

September 06, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Second day of Hirschfield trial focuses on discovery of bodies

SACRAMENTO — Day two of the UC Davis “sweethearts” murder trial so far has revolved around the discovery of the slain teenagers’ bodies on Dec. 22, 1980 — two days after they vanished from Davis. At the time, Robert Repar was the night-shift sergeant for the Folsom Police Department, called out to help search for […]

September 05, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged

Cahill will present his science fiction thriller at The Avid Reader

The Avid Reader bookstore in Davis will host a book-signing and reading at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, for a new science fiction thriller novel from the pen of Thomas A. Cahill, Ph.D., an internationally recognized UC Davis scientist. The book, titled “Annals of the Omega Project — A Trilogy,” is the newest book published […]

September 07, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Congregation Bet Haverim celebrates Jewish High Holy Days

Jews in Davis and the Yolo County area will join millions of others throughout the world to celebrate the beginning of the Hebrew year 5773 between Saturday and Sept. 26. Known as the Days of Awe, the most solemn time of the Jewish calendar, the period highlights the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah (New […]

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

Per Capita Davis: Short stuff on weeds, fish and meat

A benefit of writing this column is that lots of little things come my way; some from readers, some from my own reading, others from people I meet around town. These items don’t need a full column but I find them interesting and worth passing on. So here’s a collection of “short stuff” from the […]

September 06, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Lutheran Church of the Incarnation holds its Rally Day

Lutheran Church of the Incarnation will begin its fall Sunday school program Sunday with its annual Rally Day. Worship begins at 8:30 a.m. at the church, 1701 Russell Blvd. in West Davis. At 9:30 a.m., the children will meet in the sanctuary to sing songs and the adults will meet in the south room of […]

September 06, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Cal State University faculty approve 4-year contract

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California State University faculty has overwhelmingly approved a new four-year labor contract, ending more than two years of contentious bargaining with the administration, the union said Tuesday. Lillian Taiz, president of the California Faculty Association, said the contract, which largely preserves current working conditions and contains no salary raises, won […]

September 06, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Make a cuddly gift at Project Linus meeting

Project Linus of Yolo County ‘s monthly gathering is from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The group makes and distributes gifts of new handmade blankets and afghans created by volunteers to provide love, warmth and security to needy children throughout Yolo County. Attendees will sew […]

September 06, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Rotary’s Oktoberfest to benefit babies and mental health

Raise a stein and celebrate Oktoberfest on Saturday, Sept. 22, with Davis’ Sunrise Rotary Club to benefit the Yolo Crisis Nursery and NAMI-Yolo, the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The morning Rotary club’s annual fundraiser for community nonprofits will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 22, in Central Park’s […]

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

Sunday’s bingo proceeds will benefit I-House

Community members are invited to play bingo Sunday at the Odd Fellows Hall; this month’s proceeds benefit International House, Davis. The hall is at 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. The doors open at noon and games begin at 1 p.m. Typically, 14 or 15 games are played and the fun ends just before 4 […]

September 06, 2012 | Posted in Local News

UC votes against privatizing UCLA business school

LOS ANGELES (AP) — University of California faculty leaders said current policy doesn’t give them the power to allow UCLA’s Anderson School of Management to privatize its funding, a move administrators had sought to put the school on par with private business schools. A graduate affairs committee of the UC Academic Senate voted 10-0 against […]

September 06, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

CHP officer critically wounded in highway shooting

WALNUT CREEK (AP) — A California Highway Patrol officer was clinging to life in critical condition and a suspect was dead after a Tuesday morning rush hour shootout on Interstate 680 near Walnut Creek, authorities said. The shooting, which prompted the closure of the highway in both directions, occurred shortly before 8:30 a.m. after the […]

September 05, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,