Tour Gibson House Museum on Dec. 30

Docents will lead guided tours of the Gibson House Museum from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at 512 Gibson Road in Woodland. The tour will include an exhibit depicting the influence of the Chinese culture in Yolo County in the early years. For more information, contact the museum office at 530-666-1045 or [email protected]

December 27, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Food Co-op wine-tastings to benefit SADVC

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host wine tastings in January, February and March to benefit the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center of Yolo County. The first tasting, on Friday, Jan. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m., will be of “Amazing Wines under $10.” The cost is $1 per […]

January 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Home, Sweet, Home

Making a batch of 11 to 13 gingerbread houses is a three-day project for Albert Kutternig. Sweetened with only honey, his recipe also includes candied lemon and orange peels and walnuts. “And I had but one penny in the world,” wrote William Shakespeare, “Thou should’st have it to buy gingerbread.” Albert’s cost a bit more: […]

December 23, 2012 | Posted in Our Sunday Best | Tagged ,

For pastry chef, it’s never easy at Christmastime

At 4 a.m., Davis’ favorite developer, Albert Kutternig, gets to work.

Each December, he constructs a new subdivision of 40, 50, 60 houses with nary a complaint nor a zoning fight — because he builds with gingerbread.

The co-owner with his wife, Gloria, of Konditorei Austrian Pastry Cafe, at 2710 E. Fifth St., Albert bakes perhaps a dozen kinds of cookies at Christmastime, along with yule log-shaped cakes and Christstollen, a marizpan bread with candied orange and lemon rinds, almonds, raisins and butter.

“My favorite to make is the gingerbread,” he said. “Maybe it has to do with my memories of Austria.”

Longtime ‘Santa’ goes on the radio

Longtime Davis resident Doug Hatton, who often portrays Santa Claus at public events, talks about what it has been like to hear the Christmas wishes of thousands of Davis kids over the years on the Christmas Eve edition of the KDRT program “Davisville.” KDRT is at 95.7 FM. The program, hosted by Bill Buchanan, airs at 5:30 p.m. Monday, 8:30 […]

December 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Obama nominating Kerry for secretary of state

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday will nominate Sen. John Kerry as his next secretary of state, a senior administration official said, making the first move in a sweeping overhaul of his national security team heading into a second term. If confirmed, Kerry would take the helm at the State Department from outgoing […]

December 21, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Travelers hope to be on their way after snowstorm

CHICAGO (AP) — Travelers facing canceled flights and closed roads were hoping to finally head to their holiday destinations Friday as a widespread snowstorm that dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of the Midwest moved across the Great Lakes toward Canada. The storm, part of a system that began in the Rockies […]

December 21, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Lovenburg starts second term

Susan Lovenburg, who is starting her second term on the Davis school board, was sworn in at Thursday’s meeting by her friend and political mentor Delaine Eastin, a longtime Davis resident and former state superintendent of public instruction. “I am so proud of this school board,” Eastin said, “they have stood for local taxes that […]

December 21, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Lovenburg, Peterson sworn in as school board trustees

Susan Lovenburg and Nancy Peterson, who won seats on the Davis school board in the Nov. 6 election, were sworn in Thursday night in an earlier-than-usual meeting. Lovenburg, who is starting her second term, was sworn in by her friend and political mentor Delaine Eastin, a longtime Davis resident and former state superintendent of public […]

December 21, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Feel the burn on Christmas Eve

BURNING DESIRE … Walt on the Westside says he “heard that the City Council has granted a special dispensation so everyone who wants to can use their fireplace on Christmas Eve.” … a couple of problems here, Walt … First, only the Catholic Church can issue special dispensations … secondly, using your fireplace on Christmas […]

December 21, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Two drivers arrested for having pot on board

California Highway Patrol officers arrested two people this week for allegedly carrying marijuana in their vehicles. Dallas Miles Blue, 46, of Fall River, was contacted at about 8:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Dunnigan rest stop along soutbound Interstate 5, where officers investigating an odor of marijuana discovered about a pound and a half of the […]

December 21, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Shelter houses family environment

As homeless guests arrived at the Davis Community Church Wednesday night, volunteers from the Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter in Davis welcomed each person like a would-be family member.

“These are beautiful, loving people,” said 50-year-old Kevin Danley, one of the shelter’s guests, as he was watched the group peacefully convene before their communal meal.

This is the sixth year the Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter has offered food and a place to stay for people in Kevin’s situation. Last year, it provided refuge to 102 homeless people through cold December nights.

The comfort of a warm retreat brought these guests in time and time again, and they were served as many as 2,300 hot meals over the course of the rotating shelter’s manifestations.

The Wash Mill spun out of Davis Manor

There are changes underway at the Davis Manor shopping center. Goodwill, which operates thrift stores nationwide, has leased the space formerly occupied by locally based thrift shop All Things Right & Relevant, which left Davis Manor last spring for a larger store in Mace Ranch. But Goodwill also will be moving into the space currently occupied […]

December 21, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Workshop on proposed Fire Department changes planned

Acting on an extensive Fire Department audit presented last month, the Davis City Council moved forward Tuesday on recommendations that, if ultimately approved, would bolster the city’s cooperation with the UC Davis Fire Department. Specifically, the council voted 4-1 for staff to begin the process of seeking a shared-management plan between the city and university […]

December 21, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,