Project Linus meeting Jan. 9

Those who enjoy quilting, knitting or sewing are encouraged to start the new year by coming to a Project Linus gathering from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Volunteers make blankets for children in the community who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need. Additionally, they help […]

January 06, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Deadline extended for downtown gift card giveaway

There’s still time to enter the Davis Downtown gift card giveaway; the deadline has been extended to midnight Friday. Local residents can enter to win a $500 Davis Downtown gift card if they spent at least $500 in downtown Davis between Nov. 23 and Dec. 31, subscribe to Davis Downtown’s emails and “like” the organization […]

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Norwood 4-H gets a start on 2013

The Norwood 4-H Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the multipurpose room at Holmes Junior High, 1220 Drexel Drive. Members and guests are invited to wear their pajamas. Julie Warnock will lead a record book meeting at 6:15 p.m. so members can get a head start on recording activities for the year. Pizza […]

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Enjoy a ‘brrrisk’ morning walk with Sierra Club

The Sierra Club hosts really “brrrisk” morning walks in Davis on Tuesdays and Thursdays, year-round. The group meets at 7 a.m. at Peet’s Coffee & Tea in The Marketplace shopping center at Sycamore Lane and Covell Boulevard in North Davis. All are welcome. Walking distance is about 4.5 miles in 90 minutes. The group will […]

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Bob Dunning: Notre Dame claims my Irish heart

For some reason, the term “Fighting Irish” has survived the many determined efforts to scrub away ethnic stereotypes associated with the mascots of this nation’s many athletic teams. The National Collegiate Athletic Association has told the University of North Dakota that its “Fighting Sioux” mascot must go, but somehow the “Fighting Irish” live on in […]

January 06, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

‘Healthy, wealthy and wise’ events continue at Davis Food Co-op

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St., continues a daily series of “healthy, wealthy and wise” events through January. These free or very low-cost events offer a wealth of opportunities to fulfill new year’s resolutions. From 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, the Craft Circle will meet in the Conference Room. Whether you’ve never picked up […]

January 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Chinese conversation group meets at library

New sessions of the Chinese Conversation Group begin Sunday, Jan. 27, in the Small Conference Room of the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The group meets weekly from from 2 to 3 p.m., and will be led by volunteers teaching conversational Mandarin (Chinese) at the beginner level.  No language experience is necessary. […]

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Health care directives are focus of talk

Information on two important documents — advance directive for health care and physician orders for life-sustaining treatment — will be presented at a free workshop at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Woodland. Joanne Hatchett, a family nurse practitioner and registered nurse, will give the presentation at the Woodland Senior and Community Center, 2001 East St. No […]

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New charges for Woodland kidnap suspect

Woodland police say a man in custody for an alleged kidnapping attempt in November is now facing a new set of charges. Kyle Michael Hall, 23, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of possessing child pornography, Sgt. Brett Hancock said. He remains in custody at the Yolo County Jail. Hancock said the images of children involved […]

January 06, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

2012 a success for Yolo DA’s check prosecution unit

The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office Check Prosecution Unit collected $368,620 for Yolo County merchants and residents in 2012, making it a successful year, District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced last week. “The goal is to encourage payment prior to filing criminal charges. The vast majority of the money was paid to the victims by check […]

January 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Measure I lawn signs available

Yes on Measure I lawn signs are now available. Measure I is the Woodland-Davis surface water project that is the subject of the mail-only election that ends Tuesday, March 5. To request a lawn sign, visit and complete the online form. Signs are also available at a booth at the Saturday Farmers Market in […]

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Mayor Joe Krovoza meets with street smart kids

Mayor Joe Krovoza talked with children at the Davis Art Center during the Street Smarts award ceremony on Dec. 7. He told the story about the first bike lane, which was invented in Davis. Krovoza went on to quiz the young kids on the various facts about bikes in Davis and assisted in handing out the awards […]

January 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

A day in the life of Mayor Joe Krovoza

It’s former Mayor Ruth Asmundson’s fault, Joe Krovoza might say. At least partly.

For four years, spread over two separate terms as mayor, Asmundson hustled around Davis attending as many community events as she could. She set the bar pretty high for subsequent mayors.

Krovoza, who was elected to the City Council in 2010 and soon was promoted to mayor after Don Saylor hopped over to the Yolo County Board of Supervisors, hurdles that high bar seemingly every day.

Berlin elephants feast on tasty Christmas trees

BERLIN (AP) — Elephants at the Berlin Zoo finally got a chance to tuck into their Christmas dinner: A feast of donated pine trees. The zoo treated its elephants and some of its other animals to the trees for lunch Friday. Before gobbling the greenery, elephants young and old played with the trees, whose strong […]

January 04, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,