Artworks go up for bids at the Pence Gallery

Beginning Saturday and continuing through Sept. 22, the work of more than 110 local and regional artists will be on display and open for silent auction bidding at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. The paintings, sculpture, photographs and more have been created by some of the region’s best artists. No tickets […]

August 31, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

SCD membership ready to oust board

About 60 members of the Senior Citizens of Davis, most of whom were barred from attending Tuesday’s meeting of the organization’s board, have called a special meeting in October to consider dumping the board entirely.

Their action came after a bizarre scene unfolded at the Davis Senior Center, where dozens of members tried to cram into a small conference room where the board meeting was being held.

The members were there to vote on the new bylaws …

City Council delays action on plastic bag ordinance

City leaders had been on track to restrict the distribution of single-use plastic bags in Davis until the state decided to try to beat it to the punch. The Davis Natural Resources Commission drafted an ordinance in March that would force businesses, specifically grocery stores and other large retailers, to refrain from bagging their goods […]

August 29, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Brown gets partial win in pension reforms

By Judy Lin SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday announced systematic reforms to California’s badly underfunded public pension system that he says will save taxpayers billions of dollars over time, but he also was unable to persuade his fellow Democrats to give him some of the fundamental changes he had sought. The reform […]

August 29, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Holmes students raise big bucks for Red Cross

Vicki Faye was a bit nonplussed when the check arrived in the mail over the summer — a donation of $2,752 to the American Red Cross from Holmes Junior High School in Davis. “We got the check out of the blue and couldn’t figure out what it was all about,” said Faye, regional manager of […]

August 29, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Family secrets: Male snails baby-sit for others

Pity the male of the marine whelk, Solenosteira macrospira. He does all the work of raising the young, from egg-laying to hatching — even though few of the baby snails are his own. The surprising new finding by UC Davis researchers puts S. macrospira in a small club of reproductive outliers characterized by male-only child […]

August 30, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Bill to strengthen protections for ag pilots signed into law

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed AB 511, legislation that Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada says will help save the lives of pilots who fly near unmarked and nearly invisible meteorological evaluation towers. Yamada, D-Davis, and her staff have worked for two years to overcome wind energy industry opposition to the measure. “With the governor’s signature (Monday), wind […]

August 30, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Reserve a Lovenburg lawn sign

Supporters of Susan Lovenburg, a candidate for re-election to the Davis Board of Education, can sign up for a campaign lawn sign. Election Day is Nov. 6. Email a lawn sign request to [email protected] or call Sheryl Patterson at (530)758-2852. For more information on Lovenburg’s campaign, visit or

August 29, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

UC Davis study outlines voting disparity for Asian, Latino populations

Although Latinos and Asians make up half of California’s population, they register to vote in far smaller percentages, a UC Davis study reports. The voter registration gap means these ethnic groups have proportionately less say in the electoral process compared to the general population. “During the past decade, Latino and Asian voter registration has increased […]

August 30, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Visitors Bureau produces two new maps

The Yolo County Visitors Bureau has published two new guide maps for visitors: “Winters Map & Guide” for the city of Winters, and “Wines of Yolo County,” covering wineries, tasting rooms and events. “The new maps are significant upgrades from our previous versions,” said Alan Humason, executive director of the Yolo County Visitors Bureau. “They […]

August 30, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Write for Health groups start fall meetings

Space is available in the fall Write for Health groups in Davis. The fall session will begin Friday. Composed of six to 10 participants, these groups gather weekly on Friday mornings or afternoons to write together. A variety of themes and exercises are used as a way of promoting health and healing. Writers are invited — […]

September 05, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Community yard sale set at church

Pole Line Road Baptist Church will host a community yard sale, free of charge to those wishing to sell items The event will run from 8 a.m to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church, 770 Pole Line Road in East Davis. Davis residents can call the church at (530) 753-4315 to reserve a free space. This is not for flea market […]

September 26, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Classmate recalls more than a famous astronaut

By Karen Kantner Wapakoneta (Ohio) Daily News Classmates of Neil Armstrong have fond memories of their last visit with him a month ago during the 65th reunion of 1947 Blume High School graduating class. Among those classmates is Dorothy Woolley, a professor emeritus of environmental toxicology and animal physiology at UC Davis. The astronaut, who […]

August 29, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Wolk measures sent to governor with bipartisan support

The state Senate voted Monday to send the governor two measures by Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis: one to strengthen protections for California’s long-term care residents and another to continue a program that helps local agencies maintain and strengthen levees that protect lives, farmland and drinking water in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. On a 35-0 bipartisan […]

August 30, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,