Cruise-In to classic car show at The Marketplace

Between 50 and 80 classic cars, trucks, motorcycles and bicycles will be on display at the monthly Davis Cruise-In, from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, in The Marketplace shopping center parking lot. The center is on West Covell Boulevard at Sycamore Lane. Exhibitors are invited to bring their prized-possession vehicles, whether they’re fully […]

September 18, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Kids can bake flatbread at the market

Davis Farm to School and the Hoes Down Harvest Festival will host a free, hands-on bread-making workshop from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park, Third and C streets. “Bring your family out for a hands-on experience of threshing and milling whole wheat grain and transforming it into a […]

September 12, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

School of Medicine alumni honored for service, humanitarian efforts and leadership

Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the founding of the UC Davis School of Medicine, the school’s Alumni Association honored three of its distinguished graduates on Saturday. Among the honorees were Dr. Ernie Bodai, the Sacramento area physician who led a remarkable lobbying effort to persuade Congress and the U.S. Postal Service to issue the […]

September 12, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Lovenburg meets voters at neighborhood party

Friends of Susan Lovenburg will host a neighborhood wine and cheese gathering from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at 700 Elmwood Drive. The hosts are Joy Klineberg and Pam Pacelli. Lovenburg, a current school board trustee and candidate for re-election to the board, will answer questions from community members about Davis schools. RSVP […]

September 12, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Jobs surveyor discusses outlook on ‘Davisville’

Rick Reed has surveyed area employers several times a year since 1992 for what is now a quarterly employment forecast, the Pacific Staffing Employment Trends Survey. On the current edition of the KDRT program “Davisville,” he looks ahead to the rest of 2012 and beyond. When Reed appeared on “Davisville” in summer 2011, he correctly […]

September 12, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Audubon’s ‘I’m for the River’ campaign discussed

Meghan Hertel, Audubon California’s San Joaquin River Project manager, will bring Yolo Audubon Society members up to date on the San Joaquin River Restoration Program that Congress approved in 2009. The largest river restoration on the West Coast needs support, an Audubon news release said, and Audubon California and its partners have instituted the “I’m […]

September 13, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Country pauses to mark tragedy’s anniversary

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans paused again Tuesday to mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks with familiar ceremony, but also a sense that it’s time to move forward after a decade of remembrance. As in past years, thousands gathered at the World Trade Center site in New York, the Pentagon […]

September 11, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Crews make progress against fast-moving wildfire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A red-flag warning was lifted Monday and improved weather conditions helped crews slow a fast-moving wildfire in Northern California, a fire official said. More than 1,600 firefighters used the break in the weather to enforce containment lines around the Scotts Fire, which was threatening about 300 homes and 40 other structures […]

September 11, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Witnesses recall Riggins van sightings

SACRAMENTO — Unusual sightings and a distinctive license plate helped authorities track the potential movements of a van connected to the 1980 kidnap-slayings of a UC Davis couple. John Riggins and Sabrina Gonsalves were last seen at about 8:30 on Dec. 20, leaving the Veterans’ Memorial Center after ushering a “Davis Children’s Nutcracker” performance. About […]

September 11, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Is it safe to burn wood this winter?

SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES … my friend Glen at wants to know if he should “go out on the limb and buy firewood this year.” … a tough question, Glen … “Would you mind checking your (recycled) crystal ball and rendering an opinion?” …my best guess is that the Natural Resources Commission is […]

September 11, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

There’s one last move to make

Dear Annie: My wife’s sister and her husband moved in with my mother-in-law 30 years ago. Mom was the sole caregiver until age limited her ability, and then government aid allowed for home assistance. Mom supported them while my brother-in-law spent every dime on alcohol and toys. When Mom died two years ago, my sister-in-law […]

Booze, high-speed chase land Sacramento woman in jail

California Highway Patrol officers say a Sacramento woman led authorities on a high-speed pursuit on eastbound Interstate 80 early Sunday. According to Officer Bryan Konvalin, 25-year-old Chanzie Kristina Cox had been drinking and had a suspended license when she sped by a CHP car near Old Davis Road at about 12:40 a.m. The officer estimated […]

September 11, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Active older adults meet Thursday for discussion

The Active Older Adult Discussion Group, which shares resources on healthy aging, meets from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Participants are invited to bring materials they find helpful related to aging with good health and a positive attitude, including having a healthy […]

September 12, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Back to your regularly scheduled council meetings: Fifth Street diet, waste removal rates on docket

After a five-week-long recess — and a few scattered meetings thereafter — the new Davis City Council has its calendar set and will begin its regular meeting schedule Tuesday. On the agenda are a discussion about changes to the Fifth Street traffic redesign project and a public hearing to raise waste removal rates. The meeting […]

September 11, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,