Meditators head for water tank Sunday

Members of the Davis Shambhala Meditation Center will participate in Sunday’s summer solstice celebration at the east area water tank. The group will gather at the Shambhala Center, 133 D St., Suite H, after regular Sunday morning meditation, from 9 to 10 a.m. They’ll leave about 10:30 a.m. for the water tank, at Mace Boulevard and […]

June 21, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Per Capita Davis: Lots of little things add up

Today’s column is filled with lots of little things culled from the news and various other sources. GUESS WHO SAID THAT: See if you can identify the author of the following quote (answer at bottom). “I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have […]

June 21, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Soaring over Northern California

Check it out What: Summer Soaring Challenge When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Where: Grasslands Park, corner of Mace Boulevard and Tremont Road, three miles south of Davis Admission: Free Members of a local radio-control glider club are gearing up for the Summer Soaring Challenge this weekend, and are inviting the community to watch […]

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

Nominate a recipient for charity paint giveaway

It’s time for nominations for Brooks Painting’s sixth annual Charity Paint Giveaway. The Davis company will donate up to $10,000 in time and painting services to a local person, family or charitable organization selected by online votes. Past recipients are Davis Little League, the Sharp family, the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center of Yolo […]

June 29, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Former Davisite’s artwork exhibited in Grass Valley

Artwork by Stuart Gold, a UC Davis graduate and former Davis resident, is being featured this month and next in the Main & Granucci Galleries at The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, 314 W. Main St. A retrospective of Gold’s “TV Series” paintings, drawings and prints from 1979 to 2012 opened Monday and […]

June 21, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged , ,

San Francisco Symphony concert/bus packages available

It’s time to start thinking of cool San Francisco in the fall. Those who enjoy San Francisco, classical music, shopping and good food can subscribe to a series of Thursday matinee performances by the San Francisco Symphony with no need to worry about traffic and parking. Chartered buses leave at 9 a.m. from Elmwood Drive […]

June 26, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged , ,

Help schools foundation raise $500,000

You can help What: Davis Schools Foundation party, to help raise $500,000 to support local schools When: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday Where: Home of former California Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin, 4228 Dogwood Place, Davis RSVP: By Friday, to [email protected] All are welcome at a fundraiser Monday evening to boost the Davis Schools Foundation’s campaign to raise $500,000 by […]

June 21, 2012 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

Wolk bills on plastic bags, charities advance in Assembly

Two measures by state Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, won the approval Monday of key committees in the Assembly. The Assembly Natural Resources Committee voted 6-3 to approve Wolk’s Senate Bill 1219 to continue the state’s plastic bag recycling program, set to end this year. “SB 1219 ensures that customers will continue to have the option […]

June 21, 2012 | Posted in State government | Tagged ,

Hear about oak habitat, help start plants

John McNerney, wildlife resource specialist for the city of Davis, will discuss oak trees as wildlife habitat at Thursday’s CreekSpeak community lecture, sponsored by the Putah Creek Council. His talk begins at 7 p.m. at the Winters Library, 708 Railroad Ave. in Winters. Attendees will learn how oaks, the dominant canopy tree in our area, […]

June 21, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Livestrong Challenge still needs volunteers

Volunteers are still needed to help with this weekend’s Livestrong Challenge ride, which will attract as many as 2,000 cyclists to Davis. “We particularly need workers/hosts for the post-event party, which will be in Central Park” on Sunday, volunteer coordinator Jan Bridge says. Volunteers on the 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. shift will set up […]

June 21, 2012 | Posted in Bicycling | Tagged ,

Gunman takes hostages in bank

TOULOUSE, France (AP) — A gunman who authorities say had past psychiatric problems took four people hostage Wednesday in a bank in the southern French city of Toulouse, claiming he was acting for religious reasons. The incident plunged this city in fear for the second time in recent months. Tensions have been high in Toulouse […]

June 20, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Under our skin? Mission accomplished

A SICKENING IMAGE … although Davis has no more racists and no fewer racists today than it had yesterday, that stunningly ugly noose swinging from the goal post at the high school football field sickened all of us who had hoped such images were symbols of the past … all we know for sure is […]

June 20, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

County considers eliminating elected auditor-controller in favor of appointed finance director

Yolo County officials are hoping the third time’s the charm as they prepare to ask voters to replace the elected office of auditor-controller/treasurer-tax collector with an appointed director of finance instead. Back in 1986 and again in 1998, Yolo County voters defeated such proposals at the polls, but county supervisors appear likely to try again in […]

June 20, 2012 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Binding public vote likely for surface water project, rates

The Davis City Council likely will place a binding measure on the Nov. 6 ballot, asking voters to determine the fate of a proposed surface water project. That is, if the council follows the recommendation of the city’s Water Advisory Committee, which voted 6-4 Thursday to pursue a binding measure instead of an advisory measure […]

June 20, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,