Get rid of unwanted bulky items at annual spring cleaning program

Davis residents can dispose of bulky items too big for their trash receptacles at the annual event jointly sponsored by the city of Davis and Davis Waste Removal. Items may be dropped off at DWR, 2727 Second St., from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 12-13, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, […]

April 06, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Explorit: Big excitement about really, really tiny things

By Lisa Justice Explorit invites you to join us in investigating the most minute aspects of life with NanoDays, a festival of hands-on activities about nanoscience and its potential impacts on our lives. The NanoDays Festival is organized each year by participants in the NanoScale Informal Science Education Network. From butterfly wings to the graphite […]

April 06, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Chávez celebration set for Saturday

Inclement weather forced the postponement of the 12th annual Davis César Chávez celebration, but the party will go on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. in Central Park during the Farmers Market. The free event, to take place on the Rotary Stage near the children’s carousel, is sponsored by the Davis Human Relations Commission. Community members, especially […]

April 06, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

A home for these dogs?

Tigger is a friendly 3-year-old neutered male Spitz who loves everyone and plays well with other dogs. Lilly is a sweet and outgoing 2-year-old spayed female American Staffordshire terrier who plays well with male dogs and would love to be your jogging partner. Both dogs would make good family pets. Tigger and Lilly are two […]

April 06, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Museum has Easter eggs, Lego car

Once again, the Easter Bunny will deliver jelly bean-filled eggs for children to find at the Hattie Weber Museum of Davis, 445 C St., between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. Parents are welcome as well. An additional treat this year is a 1930s-style luxury automobile made entirely of Legos by 13-year-old Davis resident Henry […]

April 06, 2012 | Posted in Children | Tagged ,

Davis Cemetery: more than a resting place

By Ellen Sweeney If you were in charge of making a long-term plan to improve the Davis Cemetery, what kind of changes would you make? This is the challenge the Davis Cemetery District board members encountered in 2005. They created a plan to improve the cemetery so it could become a more prominent resource for the […]

April 06, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Prof brings peace activists up to date on law

Omar Dajani, a professor at McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, will address the Patriot Act and a related Supreme Court case when he speaks Wednesday in Davis. The case, Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project, upheld as constitutional the federal law that prohibits peace activities, such as teaching how to use humanitarian and international law […]

April 06, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Cabrillo Club dinner celebrates the Azores

The Yolo County Cabrillo Civic Club’s 46th annual Membership Dinner is planned for Saturday, April 14, at the Holy Rosary Community Center, 575 California St. in Woodland. The theme is “Celebrating the Azores,” honoring the islands from which many members’ families emigrated. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for a 6 p.m. no-host reception and […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

Unemployment claims hit 4-year low of 357K

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell to a four-year low last week, suggesting employers kept hiring in March at a healthy pace. Weekly applications dropped 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 357,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That’s the fewest since April 2008. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, […]

April 05, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Growth of outlying suburbs falls to historic low

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stung by high gasoline costs, outlying suburbs that sprouted in the heady 2000s are now seeing their growth fizzle to historic lows, halting American city dwellers’ decades-long exodus to sprawling homes in distant towns. New census estimates as of July 2011 highlight a shift in population trends following an extended housing bust […]

April 05, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Police chief: A different administrator targeted in Oakland rampage

OAKLAND (AP) — Oakland’s police chief now says a different female administrator was the intended target of a gunman who killed six students and an employee at a Christian college. Police Chief Howard Jordan initially said Wednesday that Ellen Cervellon, director at the nursing program at Oikos University, was an apparent target of her former […]

April 05, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Six arrested in drug house raid

Six local residents were arrested on drug charges Tuesday after Davis police officers conducted a parole search at 1110 Halifax Ave. in Stonegate and found more than two ounces of methamphetamine. Police officers suspected and found other evidence that suggested other drugs were being sold at the house as well, a department spokesman said. Five […]

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

Scholars make a hometown boy proud

AGGIE PROUD … as I was sitting in a distant hotel room reading my complimentary copy of the New York Times, I came across a half-page announcement for the “2012 Awards from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation.” … and there under the heading “Ph.D. Dissertation Fellowships” were the names of eight super scholars from the […]

April 05, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

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 ,