Dems close in on supermajority in Legislature

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Months of campaigning and millions of dollars spent on 100 legislative races across California boiled down to a handful of contests to decide whether Democrats can seize unbridled control of the state Legislature. Democrats early Wednesday were two seats away in both the Assembly and Senate from the two-thirds majority they […]

November 07, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Davis Ace Hardware president asks employees to vote for Romney

Davis Ace Hardware owner and president Jennifer Anderson sent a letter to all of her employees last month urging them to “Vote Romney” when they hit the polls Tuesday. The store owner described her intentions not necessarily as a ploy to alter the election results in Davis, but rather as a process to get her […]

November 07, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Republicans renew House control for 2 more years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans recaptured control of the House early Wednesday, besting Democrats in a billion-dollar battle and ensuring that the chamber will be dominated by their conservative agenda. Reacting to President Barack Obama’s re-election, House Speaker John Boehner said voters want both parties to find common ground on repairing the economy. By early Wednesday […]

November 07, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Newcomers face a rough political road

THE POWER OF THE INCUMBENCY … nice thing about the school board race is how civil the whole thing was … yes, there may have been a few signs stolen here and there, but we hear those reports every election, and every time there’s a report, the incidents increase … that tells me it’s just […]

November 07, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Holiday Home Tour tickets available

Tickets are now on sale for the University Farm Circle Holiday Home Tour from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. The tour will feature seven Davis homes, representing a variety of architectural styles, all decorated for the holidays. Tickets are $20 for UFC members and $25 for nonmembers, available in Davis at The […]

November 21, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Democrats maintain control of Senate

By Donna Cassata WASHINGTON — Democrats won a narrow majority in the Senate on Tuesday, snatching Republican-held seats in Massachusetts and Indiana and turning back fierce, expensive challenges in Virginia, Ohio and Connecticut to maintain the control they’ve held since 2007. With a third of the Senate up for election, Republicans were undone by candidate […]

November 07, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Obama wins, but nation is deeply divided

By David Espo WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions. In victory, he confidently promised better days ahead. Obama spoke to thousands of cheering supporters […]

November 07, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged

Former UCD police officer’s lawsuit heads to trial

SACRAMENTO — Pretrial proceedings began in a Sacramento courtroom this week in the case of a former UC Davis police officer who is suing the University of California regents for allegedly violating the terms of an earlier discrimination lawsuit. Calvin Chang filed the breach-of-contract lawsuit in 2009, a year after reaching an out-of-court settlement agreement […]

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

For the record

Tuesday’s story about disc jockeys from KZAP appearing on campus/community station KDVS was unclear about the time of former KZAP DJ Jeff Hughson’s interview with Davis musician Gary Lee Yoder, who was a member of several influential bands in the 1960s and 1970s. Hughson’s show will air from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday on 90.3 FM […]

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

Empty gas tank leads to CHP pot bust

Three men were arrested for possessing and transporting marijuana early Tuesday morning after their car ran out of gas, according to the California Highway Patrol. Officers were dispatched at about 3:45 a.m. to reports of a disabled Ford Explorer along northbound Interstate 5 near County Road 12, Officer Bryan Konvalin said. When they arrived, the […]

November 07, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Are we there yet? How to not flip over houses and impossible restaurants

I don’t know if most people fantasize about owning a bar or restaurant, but my husband and I have shared this vision for many years. This sketchy idea is compounded by the fact that we’ve lived in college towns for the past 15 years, which really complicates owning a bar or nice restaurant. Serving liquor […]

November 07, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged , ,

Gibson House hosts holiday plant sale

Holiday gifts from the garden will be featured at a plant sale hosted by the Gibson House Gardeners from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Gibson House, 512 Gibson Road in Woodland. This event will be in conjunction with Santa Saturday, which includes Santa Claus arriving on a vintage fire truck. […]

November 21, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

School board meets Thursday to review election results, consider budget alternatives

Learn more What: Davis Board of Education meeting When: 7 p.m. Thursday Where: Harper Junior High School multipurpose room, 4000 E. Covell Blvd. The Davis Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in Harper Junior High School’s multipurpose room, 4000 E. Covell Blvd., to review the outcome of Tuesday’s election, and consider the […]

November 07, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged

Pence Gallery: Open Studio made gallery a beehive of activity

Last month, the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. downtown, was a hive of activity, as Artober stretched us to find new ways of connecting with the public through art. Roma Devanbu’s Open Studio project was one exhibit that truly had an impact on so many visitors. Roma moved her studio to our gallery, and built […]

November 07, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,