‘Flying Double’ bike ride takes in two airports

This screenshot shows what the ‘Flying Double’ route looks like, including a cue sheet and notes about road conditions. The total distance for this loop is 21.1 miles round-trip. Courtesy of YCVB website

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Stock market posts best week of 2012

By Joshua Freed Stocks rose for the fourth day in a row on Friday, capping their best week so far this year. It was a relief for investors after the big drops of the previous week. Stocks fell in morning trading, with the Dow Jones industrial average down almost 63 points. But they turned around […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Our Sunday best: Cue the best bike rides in Yolo County

Davis takes its reputation as the bicycle capital of the country seriously, and there are many ways this town proves its loyalty to pedal power. The latest way was launched in March, when the Yolo County Visitors Bureau began featuring on its website — http://yolocvb.net — bike route maps created by the Davis Bike Club. […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Our Sunday Best | Tagged ,

Sutter qigong classes start Monday

Summer session qigong classes sponsored by Sutter Health will meet 10 Mondays, June 18 to Aug. 27, at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. “Qigong for Healthy Aging” runs from 4 to 5 p.m., “Qigong for Women’s Health” from 5 to 6 p.m. and “Yin Yang Medical Qigong” from 6 to 7 p.m. […]

June 17, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Meet the council downtown on Monday

The Davis Downtown Business Association will host a community celebration to meet the new Davis City Council. All are welcome to join Dan Wolk, Lucas Frerichs, Brett Lee, Joe Krovoza and Rochelle Swanson from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. The event will feature live music, heavy appetizers and a […]

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Democrats, Gov. Brown discuss bridging $2B divide

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Democratic leaders are meeting privately with Gov. Jerry Brown to try to avoid about $2 billion in proposed welfare cuts as next week’s budget deadline approaches, the state Senate leader said Thursday. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg said he and Assembly Speaker John Perez would like to find “middle ground” with […]

June 08, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Syrian troops bomb rebel-held neighborhood in Homs

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops on Friday heavily shelled a rebel-held neighborhood in the flashpoint central city of Homs as the military appeared to be readying to storm the area, activists said. Also, U.N. observers entered an area where a massacre was reported this week, an activist said Friday. The monitors were stopped and fired […]

June 08, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

For the record

Stacie Frerichs was elected to three-year terms on the Davis Food Co-op board of directors in 2008 and 2011. Wednesday’s story incorrectly reported that she was appointed. We regret the error.

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

DSIS salutes high-flying, free-thinking graduates

Principal Kim Wallace welcomed hundreds of friends and parents to Thursday’s graduation ceremony for the Davis School for Independent Study with a reminder that the students wearing caps and gowns had completed their high school diploma at a school that is one of a kind.

Gesturing at the graduates on stage at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, Wallace said “Every one of these amazing young people had a different reason (to be here).” And, since they pursued their independent study program while working with a teacher who they met regularly in one-on-one sessions, “each of them had a different experience as a student.”

Two arrested in local copper-wire theft

Davis police arrested two Bay Area men who allegedly stole valuable copper wire during a burglary at the PG&E corporation yard — the facility’s third break-in in the past month. A witness called police at about 4 a.m. Thursday to report that three people appeared to be stealing items from the 316 L St. corporation […]

June 08, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

More than a mandate, it’s a ‘Dan-date’

MATH WIZ … under the category “Numbers Don’t Lie,” you can put Dan Wolk’s stunning election night landslide at the top of the list … put simply, nearly 70 percent of Davisites who cast a ballot voted for Dan Wolk … even Mother Teresa couldn’t pull off those kinds of numbers … Mitt Romney in […]

June 08, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Council welcomes two new members; Souza, Greenwald ponder what went wrong

While the dust settles from Tuesday’s City Council election, the three winners are looking forward to leading the community with their new co-workers. Meanwhile, the two candidates who lost are trying to piece together exactly what happened to their re-election bids. Perhaps the fact that is most certain, two days after the final vote was […]

June 08, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

County seeks applicants for commission vacancies

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors invites local residents to apply for openings on county advisory commissions. For more information on specific vacancies, and to submit an application, visit www.yolocounty.org (go to Government > Board of Supervisors > Advisory Bodies), call the clerk of the board’s office at (530) 666-8195 or contact their Yolo County […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Odd Fellows send 15 kids to summer camp

Fifteen boys and girls will be able to attend the Odd Fellows’ Three-Links Camp this summer, thanks to tuition funds supplied by Davis Encampment No. 21, which is part of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. This will be the first camp experience for most of the children, who range in age from 7 to […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Children | Tagged ,