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 […]

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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 […]

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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 ,

Jewish food aplenty, but help needy, too

A performance by nationally known folk musician Dave Nachmanoff, as well as a partnership with Davis Community Meals to collect canned and packaged foods for the hungry, are the latest additions to the tasty fun planned for Sunday’s Davis Jewish Food Festival. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Central Park. […]

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

Get out and paint

Artists will set up shop all over Davis on Saturday as part of the Great California Paint Out. Last year, more than 100 artists participated. The daylong workshop will feature plein air painting demonstrations by landscape painters. Amateur participants will learn from and paint alongside these artists during the Paint Out session. Their work will […]

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Police investigate frat party assault

Davis police are seeking the suspect in a knife attack Wednesday night at a local fraternity party. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the 23-year-old victim and suspect were both guests at the party in the 300 block of Russell Boulevard, where they got into an argument that escalated when the suspect pulled out a knife and […]

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

Sutter Davis Hospital Auxiliary seeks volunteers

The Sutter Davis Hospital Auxiliary is looking for people who are interested in helping others to volunteer at the hospital for two four-hour shifts each month, for a minimum one-year commitment. Opportunities to serve are available in the following services: information desk, patient services, emergency department, surgery center, gift shop, medical records and blood pressure […]

January 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

You’ll truly believe after a trip on the Polar Express

Pull out a world atlas and you’ll see the distance between Davis and the North Pole is substantial. Quite substantial.

But for those who believe — those who truly believe — the North Pole is just a short journey away, especially when you’re aboard a magical train like The Polar Express.

The adventures, sights, sounds, tastes, joy and amazement captured in Chris Van Allsburg’s classic book — and last decade’s Robert Zemeckis film — come alive each holiday season at a handful of tourist railroads across the United States, including the California State Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento.

Local community invited to join worldwide conference

The Davis community is invited to join millions of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6-7, for the church’s 182nd semiannual general conference. The sessions will be broadcast locally by satellite at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, with various […]

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