Mail-in ballots need just one 45-cent postage stamp

Yolo County Clerk-Recorder Freddie Oakley issued a reminder Wednesday to Yolo County’s mail-ballot voters that the ballots require only one 45-cent postage stamp. “This can be confusing to voters,” Oakley said, “because the postage requirement varies from county to county depending on the size of the ballot. We moved heaven and earth to fit our […]

October 25, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Don’t try to sneak snacks into game

PIGSKIN PICNIC … I realize our hard-working City Council spent most of the week dealing with water, wood smoke and labor relations, but the real issue this weekend is how to smuggle food for the kids into the UC Davis-Portland State football game at Aggie Stadium … this Big Sky showdown is billed as “Parent […]

October 25, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

‘No burn’ days made mandatory in Davis

The Davis City Council unanimously approved a mandatory wood-burning ordinance Tuesday that will prohibit residents from lighting fires this winter on days with especially low air quality. Residents who burn on “curtailment” days and receive complaints from neighbors could be fined by the city up to $100 for the first offense, though the council stipulated […]

October 25, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

‘Reformation Day’ party at Grace Valley

 Grace Valley Christian Center, 27173 County Road 98 in Davis, will host a Reformation Day celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. The evening will begin with a worship service and a presentation of “God Is with Me,” the story of Joseph presented by Grace Puppets. Afterward, there will be activities in the education building […]

October 26, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Origami lovers share art with others

By Christina Frank The Davis Origami Group meets monthly in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis, to make magical items with paper. Guests are always welcome. The group will celebrate World Origami Days (Oct. 24-Nov. 11) with an expanded exhibit, talks, workshops and demonstrations at its meeting from 1 to […]

October 28, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Not by bread alone

Whole Foods executives are joined by local dignitaries Wednesday morning at the bread-breaking ceremony before the store opened at the Davis Commons shopping center, First and E streets. Bread was baked in the shape of letters spelling out “DAVIS.” From left are Ken Hines, regional vice president for Whole Foods; Clare Hasler-Lewis, executive director of […]

October 25, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Girls who volunteer may apply for grant

Girls ages 14 to 17 who volunteer in their community or school are eligible to apply for the Violet Richardson Award, an annual $1,000 grant given by Soroptimist International of Davis. It’s what you do that counts: * Are your activities conducted on a volunteer basis? * Are you caring, compassionate, creative and committed to […]

November 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

The seven co-op principles date back to 1844

Cooperatives around the world generally operate according to the same core principles and values, adopted by the International Cooperative Alliance in 1995. The International Cooperative Alliance is a global membership association of co-ops and co-op support organizations. Cooperatives trace the roots of these principles to the first modern cooperative founded in Rochdale, England in 1844. […]

October 25, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Cohousing helps ease worries of aging, tight economy

By Virginia Linn Three women in their 50s found themselves divorced, leading active lives with full careers, living by themselves, but never lonely. As retirement loomed, each grew concerned about the cost and responsibilities of maintaining their own homes. Other worries nagged at them: “What would happen if I had a medical emergency and there […]

October 25, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Gilbert featured at poetry reading

The Poetry Night Reading Series welcomes Sandra Gilbert at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. Gilbert is a distinguished professor emerita of English at UC Davis and the author of more than 20 books, including eight collections of poetry. She has taught at many universities, […]

October 25, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Celebrate Halloween at Hattie Weber Museum

The Hattie Weber Museum of Davis invites ghosts, goblins, princesses, superheroes and children of all ages to bring their parents to visit the museum on Saturday for a Halloween party. There will be treats, and kids can decorate a pumpkin and take it home. Grown-ups can check out accounts of early 1900s Halloween celebrations in […]

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

Lovenburg slates Sunday events; lawn signs available

Kim and Nancy Stephenson will host a meet-and-greet for school board candidate Susan Lovenburg on Sunday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at their home in El Macero. To learn the address, RSVP to 530-756-5899 or [email protected] A new order of lawn signs has arrived. To request a sign, email [email protected] or call Sheryl Patterson at 530-758-2852. […]

October 25, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Peterson calls on Nugget shoppers

Undecided voters in the Nov. 6 election for Davis school board will have the chance to “shop” for a candidate Sunday at Nugget Market, 1414 E. Covell Blvd. Nancy Peterson, one of five candidates for two seats on the board, will greet shoppers outside the store from 4:30 to 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.nancypeterson.org […]

October 25, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

International Year of Cooperatives is about building a better world

1025 iycW What is the International Year of Cooperatives? “Cooperative Enterprises Build a Better World” is the official slogan of the United Nations International Year of Cooperatives in 2012. Cooperatives and their members around the world will be celebrating and promoting cooperatives in 2012 because of the vital role they play in social and economic […]

October 25, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,