Men will gather for Talk & Drum Circle

The next Davis Community Men’s Talk & Drum Circle meets Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at FamiliesFirst, 2100 Fifth St., next door to the main post office. The group meets upstairs in the Program Building. All men 18 years and older are welcome to the circle, and there is no charge for these […]

November 30, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Salvation Army bell-ringers needed

Community volunteers are needed to ring the bell for the Davis Salvation Army holiday kettle drive. Shifts are available between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily, through Dec. 22, excluding Sundays. Money collected in the red kettle drive is used in Davis at a back-to-school shopping day for low-income children, food vouchers, gift cards for […]

December 11, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Learn to identify birds at Yolo Audubon meeting

In preparation for the 2012 Christmas Bird Count, the December general meeting program of the Yolo Audubon Society will be a bird identification workshop. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Come early for cookies and conversation. Steve Hampton, Christmas Bird Count compiler for Yolo […]

December 02, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Madrigals serve up holiday matinee

The award-winning Davis High School Madrigal Singers will celebrate the holidays in style this weekend with their 44th annual Madrigal Dinners on Friday and Saturday and a special holiday concert and sing-along on Sunday. Tickets to both Madrigal Dinners at the University Covenant Church are sold out. But local residents can get a taste of […]

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

Decorating contest lights up downtown Davis

Beginning Thursday, 16 downtown businesses will be competing for top honors in Davis Downtown’s Holiday Window Decorating Contest. The contest will continue through Dec. 12 and window decorations will be on display through Christmas Day. The contest kicks off at the Downtown Holiday Open House, which also features the Children’s Parade and tree-lighting ceremony. Local residents […]

November 27, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Breakfast with Santa tickets sold out

All tickets for Breakfast with Santa, scheduled to take place the morning of Saturday, Dec. 8, are sold out, reports a spokesman for the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge, which is sponsoring the breakfast. A total of 360 tickets were sold at The Avid Reader and Common Grounds for the annual holiday tradition. No tickets will […]

November 27, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

UCSF lapses mean research animals suffer

By Nanette Asimov The details are chilling, even gruesome. Due to negligence or errors, laboratory mice at UCSF had toes removed without anesthesia. Several animals, including birds and a squirrel monkey, received little or no pain medication after surgical procedures. In one instance, a primate starved for weeks. In another, mice died of thirst. And for […]

November 27, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Egypt reformist warns of turmoil from Morsi decree

CAIRO (AP) — Prominent Egyptian democracy advocate Mohammed ElBaradei warned Saturday of increasing turmoil that could lead to the military stepping in unless the Islamist president rescinds his new, near absolute powers, as the country’s long fragmented opposition sought to unite and rally new protests. Egypt’s liberal and secular forces — long divided, weakened and […]

November 25, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Threats, gun lead to local man’s arrest

Davis police arrested a local man after he allegedly threatened his estranged wife and two other people with a gun Friday night. Sgt. Mike Munoz said officers were summoned at 9:10 p.m. to the 500 block of 12th Street, where the estranged wife had gone with two family members to pick up a child. An […]

November 25, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Police make arrest in September car-dealership burglary

Davis police arrested a 35-year-old Elk Grove man last week in connection with a September burglary at Hanlees Nissan on Chiles Road. Sgt. Mike Munoz said an investigation into the Sept. 9 incident led them to Jason Anthony Breen, whose home on Sharlo Court in Elk Grove was the subject of a search warrant last […]

November 25, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Crash sends driver to hospital

A 41-year-old Woodland man was hospitalized early Friday after crashing his vehicle into a tree on East Eighth Street in Davis, police said. Adrian Tucker was traveling westbound shortly after 3 a.m. when he apparently fell asleep at the wheel, veered off the roadway and hit the tree, Davis police Sgt. Mike Munoz said. Tucker […]

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

It’s tree time at Boy Scouts’ lot

Zach Slavich of Davis Boy Scout Troop 466 moves a large tree to the edge of the trailer for unloading on Friday morning at the Boy Scouts’ tree lot at Cowell and Mace boulevards in South Davis. The Scouts are selling noble and Douglas firs ranging from 3 to 12 feet at their lot, which will […]

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

Boy Scout tree lot rings in the holidays

As the first truckload of noble and Douglas firs arrived at the Davis Boy Scouts’ annual Christmas tree lot Friday morning, the fragrance, cheer and chill in the air breathed life into the holiday season. Members of Davis Boy Scout Troops 66, 111, 139, 199 and 466 and Venture Crews 66 and 111 worked to unload […]

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

Davis, Woodland leaders reach agreement on cost-sharing for water project

Davis and Woodland city leaders have reached a tentative agreement on new cost-sharing percentages for the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency project, reducing the price tag to the city of Davis by about $13 million. The surface water project will pump water from the Sacramento River, treat it and pipe it to both cities to replace […]

November 25, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,