Church offers English classes for women

English classes for women will be offered from 10 to 11 a.m. every Wednesday, beginning next week, at Pole Line Road Baptist Church, 770 Pole Line Road in Davis. The classes are designed to help improve English grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and general conversation skills. The group will discuss topics interesting and relevant to participants; play games […]

September 30, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

California Community Colleges name new chancellor

By Terence Chea SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Community Colleges on Thursday named a veteran administrator to lead the nation’s largest system of public higher education as it confronts a host of financial and academic challenges. Brice Harris, who previously headed the Los Rios Community College District in the Davis-Sacramento area, will become the 15th […]

September 30, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Water committee recommends DBO to deliver Woodland-Davis project

The Davis Water Advisory Committee voted 5-3 Thursday to recommend a design-build-operate delivery method to the City Council to bring the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency project to life. That is, if the city opts to pursue the Woodland-Davis project over a West Sacramento alternative. The committee is scheduled to make a decision between the two […]

September 28, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Standing in: Hurtful words resonate years later

By Laura Shapiro “That is so gay.” It’s a comment uttered by teenagers across the country every day. They could say “That’s so stupid” or “dumb” or “weird,” but they don’t. They choose to say “that’s gay” because they think it sounds better. I imagine most people who choose that phrase don’t even think about […]

September 28, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Mojo’s celebrity bartender event to benefit SADVC

The Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center has been chosen as the beneficiary of Mojo’s Celebrity Bartender event from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Mojo’s Lounge and Kitchen, 428 First St. in Woodland. Bartender and SADVC board member Anna Del Castillo will pour drinks, with 10 percent of the sales during the 4 to […]

September 30, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Woodland cops investigate shooting at house

Woodland police are investigating a shooting at a house that went unnoticed for nearly 10 hours Wednesday. Sgt. Darren Imus said officers were summoned shortly before 1 p.m. to the home in the 500 block of Cleveland Street, where bullets had penetrated an exterior wall and lodged in the interior wall of a bedroom. No […]

September 28, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Chamber endorses Measure E

The Davis Chamber of Commerce announces that it supports a “yes” vote on Measure E, a Davis schools parcel tax, on the Nov. 6 ballot. “We support Measure E to ensure that Davis classroom sizes are small and our campuses are safe,” a Chamber statement said. “Those funds also ensure that students have access to […]

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

Cancer-environment tie explored in talk

Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Ph.D., will talk about “Breast Cancer and the Environment” at the Breast Cancer Open Door educational meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, in Davis. Hertz-Picciotto will discuss the Institute of Medicine’s report on the role of the environment in breast cancer, including future paths for research on this relationship. She chairs the […]

October 02, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Peterson embarks on treat week

Nancy Peterson, a candidate for the Davis Board of Education, will greet voters at two delicious venues next week. On Tuesday, see the kids off to school and then stop by Peet’s Coffee & Tea at The Marketplace, 1411 W. Covell Blvd., from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. If your mornings are too busy, how about […]

September 30, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

For the record

Francis Resta of Davis, a World War II veteran who was honored this week, served under Gen. Omar Bradley during World War II, not Gen. George Patton. We regret the error.

September 28, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Preschoolers get developmental screening

The Yolo Family Service Agency has begun screening preschool children to assess their development in partnership with the Yolo Family Resource Center and Dr. Steve Nowicki, a project funded by First 5 Yolo. The goal is to identify children who may need treatment to strengthen normal patterns of development and successfully gain the emotional and […]

September 30, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Senator Wolk holds office hours at Farmers Market

Senator Lois Wolk, D-Davis, announced Thursday that her mobile district office will be holding office hours at the Davis Farmer’s Market on Saturday to provide her constituents with services. “My mobile office gives me the opportunity to bring all the resources my office has to offer directly to my constituents,” Wolk said. Staff will be […]

September 28, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Arboretum hosts first of two fall plant sales

Learn more What: Fall plant sales When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, and Sunday, Oct. 14 (members only 9-11 a.m. Sept. 29) Where: Arboretum Teaching Nursery, Garrod Davis, UC Davis Info: For information, directions and a plant list, visit

September 28, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Air quality shows signs of improving, due to variety of factors

Whether it’s due to the economic climate, changing weather patterns or stricter regulation, people can breathe a little easier knowing there has been a lapse in local ozone levels. A clear indicator of the region’s cleaner air is the lower number of Spare the Air days, which serve as warnings during dangerous ozone spikes. Locally, […]

September 28, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,