Holiday magic returns to Davis Art Center

Check it out What: Davis Art Center Holiday Sale When: Noon-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 Where: Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Info: 530-756-4100, www.davisartcenter.org/sale By Liz Phinney The 22nd annual Davis Art Center Holiday Sale is approaching fast, featuring more artisan vendors than ever before, more […]

November 25, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

A fruitful endeavor

Members of the Davis High School Lady Blue Devils basketball teams — varsity, junior varsity and freshman — made Thanksgiving a little brighter for 40 residents of the University Retirement Community’s assisted living unit, delivering fruit baskets Wednesday. The girls gathered at 8 a.m. Wednesday in the DHS gym to pack the baskets, which they […]

November 25, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Steelhead fisherman will speak to Davis group

The Fly Fishers of Davis will host Jason Hartwick on Tuesday for a program titled “North Coast Steelhead.” The rivers of California’s North Coast are some of the most famous winter steelhead waters in the world. These rivers are where targeting steelhead on the fly began. In the past 10 years, restrictions on logging, the […]

November 25, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

At the Pond: Get up close to learn about elephant seals

Back in the 1980s, we would sometimes visit our big pond, the Pacific Ocean, at Año Nuevo State Park to observe the huge elephant seals. Usually, we would think of it too late and be unable to get the necessary reservations to see these amazing mammmals that spend most of their life solitary and in […]

November 25, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

C.A. House is a very close-knit community

At a C.A. House get-together are, from left, Iman Habel, Asher Mirvish, Angad Singh, Jaspal Bainiwal, Jassimran Bainiwal, Aaron Periera and Rosemary Costello. Said Singh of his experience at C.A. House, “To have a place where you can come home, it’s so cool — where you don’t have to ask, ‘Is someone going to harass […]

November 25, 2012 | Posted in Our Sunday Best | Tagged

‘As much as you teach others, you learn’

On one level, the C.A. House’s Multifaith Living Community is like most other student housing units. There are six townhouses and a main house with a kitchen and a living room.

But, on a deeper level, it’s a unique social experiment: 38 students from a variety of faiths — including Christianity, Sikhism, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism and Jainism — all living together in one community.

The Multifaith Living Community at 433 Russell Blvd. in Davis, is operated by the Cal Aggie Christian Association, commonly known as C.A. House.

Not only had I never heard of a ‘wegie,’ I didn’t even know I had some

For the first time in nearly 14 years, there’s no kitty greeting me at the door after work. No kitty alarm clock meowing at the first hint of dawn. No warm, purring coil of fur next to me on the recliner. Angelo is gone. My fat, furry, faithful little friend was spared the misery his […]

November 25, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Between Friends: Input from academia tweaks the election

A tiny detail 24 paragraphs into a New York Times article on campaign strategy got me nodding my head. “Academic ‘Dream Team’ Helped Obama’s Effort” by Benedict Carey revealed some of the advice from academic social scientists that helped Obama find new, supportive voters. How do you get people to do things they haven’t done […]

November 25, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Gaza crowds surge at Israel border fence, 1 dead

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops fired today to push back Gaza crowds surging toward Israel’s border fence with the Hamas-ruled territory, killing one Palestinian and wounding 19 in the first violence since a truce between Israel and Hamas took hold a day earlier. Hamas security tried to defuse the situation and keep […]

November 23, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Earlier Black Friday kicks off shopping season

NEW YORK (AP) — This year’s Black Friday shoppers were split into two distinct groups: those who wanted to fall into a turkey-induced slumber and those who’d rather shop instead. Stores typically open in the wee hours of the morning on the day after Thanksgiving that’s named Black Friday because of retail folklore that it’s […]

November 23, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Thanksgiving project is a family affair

Julie Wieking hands a bag of Thanksgiving Day food, including apple juice, stuffing and vegetables, to Maria Bezerra during the Davis firefighters’ annual turkey basket giveaway Wednesday morning. Family members and friends of the firefighters look forward every year to helping with the project, packing all the fixings for a traditional Thanksgiving feast into bags […]

November 23, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Search for next coach will go beyond city limits

FOOTBALL FUTURE … now that the Aggies have completed yet another successful football season by winning the only game on the schedule that truly matters, it won’t be long before UC Davis names a new head coach to guide the program into the great gridiron battlefield known as the Big Sky Conference … In their […]

November 23, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged , ,

Fire Department’s Thanksgiving basket coordinator calls it a day

When Marty Eckhardt began coordinating the Davis Fire Department’s Thanksgiving food basket program in 1988, the effort involved feeding 25 local families with the fixings for a traditional turkey dinner. As the years went by, the program grew steadily, serving as many as 750 families at its peak. About 650 families were recipients on Wednesday […]

November 23, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Delivery driver robbed in South Davis

Davis police are investigating the Tuesday night robbery of a pizza delivery driver. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the robbery occurred at about 11:45 p.m. as the driver walked back to his car after making a delivery in the 1800 block of Cowell Boulevard in South Davis. He was approached by two suspects who demanded his […]

November 23, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,