Blood drive planned April 17-18 at UC Davis

Local residents can give the gift of life at a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, April 17-18, on the upper level of The Pavilion at UC Davis. Participants in the ASUCD blood and marrow drive will receive a free T-shirt and a 25 percent off coupon at Gap in […]

April 06, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Documentary highlights indigenous group’s triumph over big oil

Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Larry Lansburgh will screen his film “Dream People of the Amazon” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East. A discussion will follow. The screening is sponsored by the Center for Spiritual Living in Davis and The Wisdom Bridge, A […]

April 08, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Meet police chief at city’s market booth

The once-a-month city of Davis booth will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park. Mayor Joe Krovoza and Councilman Stephen Souza will be available to answer questions about city services, programs and facilities. The booth will be at the north end of the market. The Police Department, […]

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Photographers will critique each others’ work

The next meeting of the Photography Club of Davis will be at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The club will critique member-submitted images with the goal of improving photographic techniques and skills. Images will be viewed and comments provided to assist the […]

April 06, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Hear! Here! members share stories of coping

Hear! Here!, the Woodland chapter of Hearing Loss Association of America, will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 19, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Group members will share histories of hearing loss and how to cope with specific problems. Find out how others have learned to live with hearing impairment.

April 08, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Food given to needy residents

The Food Bank of Yolo County will distribute food to eligible Davis residents on Wednesday, April 18, as follows: * From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Davisville Apartments on Kennedy Place; * From 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St.; and * From 6 to 7 p.m. at […]

April 11, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Student commission noise ordinance reform shot down by Davis PD

The City-UC Davis Student Liaison Commission continues to push for changes to the local noise ordinance to better accommodate parties, as it approved several resolutions in February that would loosen restrictions on the party application process in Davis. However, the City Council, which received the proposed amendments to the ordinance as an informational item at […]

April 05, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Woodland man T-boned while making U-turn

A Woodland driver who was attempting to make a U-turn about 5 p.m. Tuesday was broadsided by an SUV on County Road 98 just north of Road 19A, the California Highway Patrol reports. Dwight Baier, 90, was hit by Alice Austin, 58, from Arbuckle, who was northbound on Road 98 in her 2003 GMC Sierra pickup […]

April 05, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

UCD’s Famula named to tops profs list

Thomas Famula, a professor of animal science at UC Davis, has been named to a list of the nation’s top 300 professors by the Princeton Review and RateMyProfessors.com. The ranking is based on data collected by undergraduate students. Final selections are made with further input from administrators and students, according to a UCD news release. […]

April 05, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Davis Farmers Market cooks up special event for cookbook debut

When the Davis Farmers Market celebrates the debut of “The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook” (Mirabelle Press, 240 pages, $24.95) on Saturday, it will be the first of several Market Cookbook Day events to showcase the publication. The celebration includes a dedication program from 9:30 to 10 a.m., featuring comments by co-authors Georgeanne Brennan and Ann […]

April 05, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Sigur convicted of 41 counts, faces a life sentence in state prison

WOODLAND — A 36-year-old Dunnigan man may spend the rest of his life in prison after being convicted Tuesday of kidnapping and sex crimes involving a 13-year-old victim. Jason Stephen Sigur was found guilty of 41 counts of kidnapping, sex with a child under 14 years of age, communicating with a minor for purpose of committing […]

April 05, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Travel the world with I-House music series

From Rumi poetry to the reggae beat, guests at the International House’s Sunday night live music series are exposed to lots of different cultures and experiences.

That’s the idea, say producers James Williams and William Bruyette, and it’s been brought to life beautifully each week over the past couple of months by by talented singers, dancers and poets.

Designed as an informal cultural exchange of music, spoken word, art and food, the series is offered from 7 to 10 p.m. Sundays at I-House, 10 College Park in Davis.

Admission is free, but donations of any amount are appreciated. Refreshments are available for …

April 05, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Per Capita Davis: Biking around town

I really appreciate readers sending ideas for columns. Other ideas come from meetings, talks, conversations on the street and out of thin air. Although it may not be obvious from the columns I write, many take some thinking about, and I keep these ideas in mind for the future. Some folks offer an interesting factoid, […]

April 05, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Liberty Bell Award nominees sought

The Yolo County Bar Association is accepting nominations for its 2012 Liberty Bell Award, which honors a non-lawyer who has promoted better understanding of the rule of law, encouraged greater respect for law and the courts, stimulated a sense of civic responsibility, or contributed to good government within the community. The Liberty Bell Award was […]

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