DMA takes June orientation ‘on location’

Davis Media Access offers a free orientation to its programs and services each month. Generally held at DMA’s studios on Fifth Street, this month’s orientation will take place instead at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. DMA is the nonprofit community media center whose main projects are […]

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

North Davis reading specialist to receive Thong Hy Huynh Award

Celebrate! What: Thong Hy Huynh Awards presentation recognizing achievement in human and civil rights When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Where: Community Chambers, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. To understand why Martha Beetley would receive the Thong Hy Huynh Lifetime Achievement Award from the city of Davis, one need look no further than her résumé. It is […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Squash bugs are likely culprits attacking zucchini

Question: Last year, my zucchini plants had yellow specks on the leaves that turned brown and then black as they became crisp and dry. What happened? Chances are you had squash bugs, Anasa tristis. These insects (true “bugs”) suck the plant juices through their needle-like mouthparts. Look for the colorful adults, more than half an […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Junior high schools recognize outstanding students

As the 2011-12 school year wrapped up, the three junior high schools in Davis announced student awards and recognitions: Emerson Junior High: * Rotary Award, based on outstanding academic performance and scholarship: Frankie Spinardi, Kasey Carlson * Ilana Edwie Davis Human Relations Award: Maya Gilardi, Eric Walker, Andrew Walker * Del Bryant Award for friendliness, helpfulness, a […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Fiction writers group is forming

Are you a fiction writer interested in participating in a writers’ group? Come to the first meeting to organize weekly sessions on Friday, June 15, at 7 p.m. at Delta of Venus, 122 B St. in downtown Davis. For more information, email [email protected]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

TP drive benefits local charities

The next time you visit the local store, pick up one or two or three extra rolls of toilet paper to benefit the fourth annual Live United Toilet Paper Drive on Thursday. The rolls will be distributed the following week to many of United Way’s 142 certified partners in Yolo, Amador, El Dorado, Placer and […]

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

GMO labeling supporters meet Thursday

The Yolo County Chapter of the California Right to Know Campaign (Label GMOs) will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the conference room of the Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. Pamm Larry, the force behind this statewide initiative, will be present. Anyone interesting in helping to get this food labeling law passed in November […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

‘Flying Double’ bike ride takes in two airports

This screenshot shows what the ‘Flying Double’ route looks like, including a cue sheet and notes about road conditions. The total distance for this loop is 21.1 miles round-trip. Courtesy of YCVB website

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

Stock market posts best week of 2012

By Joshua Freed Stocks rose for the fourth day in a row on Friday, capping their best week so far this year. It was a relief for investors after the big drops of the previous week. Stocks fell in morning trading, with the Dow Jones industrial average down almost 63 points. But they turned around […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Our Sunday best: Cue the best bike rides in Yolo County

Davis takes its reputation as the bicycle capital of the country seriously, and there are many ways this town proves its loyalty to pedal power. The latest way was launched in March, when the Yolo County Visitors Bureau began featuring on its website — — bike route maps created by the Davis Bike Club. […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Our Sunday Best | Tagged ,

Sutter qigong classes start Monday

Summer session qigong classes sponsored by Sutter Health will meet 10 Mondays, June 18 to Aug. 27, at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. “Qigong for Healthy Aging” runs from 4 to 5 p.m., “Qigong for Women’s Health” from 5 to 6 p.m. and “Yin Yang Medical Qigong” from 6 to 7 p.m. […]

June 17, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Meet the council downtown on Monday

The Davis Downtown Business Association will host a community celebration to meet the new Davis City Council. All are welcome to join Dan Wolk, Lucas Frerichs, Brett Lee, Joe Krovoza and Rochelle Swanson from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. The event will feature live music, heavy appetizers and a […]

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Democrats, Gov. Brown discuss bridging $2B divide

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Democratic leaders are meeting privately with Gov. Jerry Brown to try to avoid about $2 billion in proposed welfare cuts as next week’s budget deadline approaches, the state Senate leader said Thursday. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg said he and Assembly Speaker John Perez would like to find “middle ground” with […]

June 08, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Syrian troops bomb rebel-held neighborhood in Homs

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops on Friday heavily shelled a rebel-held neighborhood in the flashpoint central city of Homs as the military appeared to be readying to storm the area, activists said. Also, U.N. observers entered an area where a massacre was reported this week, an activist said Friday. The monitors were stopped and fired […]

June 08, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,