Mailbox continues to yield campaign gems

MAILER MANIA MARCHES ON … in a campaign full of menacing mailers, the strangest I’ve received so far came to “The Dunning Family” from some outfit calling itself the “Cops Voter Guide.” … nothing nasty on it at all, but at no point did they reveal who exactly these “Cops” are, where these “Cops” live […]

May 24, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Police investigate robbery at Nugget

Davis police are seeking information about a man who robbed a Nugget Market cashier Monday evening. Lt. Paul Doroshov said the suspect entered the store at 1414 E. Covell Blvd. at about 6:30 p.m. and made threatening statements toward the employee while demanding money from the cash register. No weapon was seen. The man fled […]

May 24, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

City names new interim fire chief, waits on UCD merger

The city of Davis announced Tuesday that a new interim fire chief has been hired to replace Bill Weisgerber, who retired this week, ending a two-year stint as temporary head of the Davis Fire Department. Scott Kenley, a senior consultant with Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai LLP Public Law Group, who has worked in fire service for […]

May 24, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Household hazardous waste accepted Fridays, Saturdays at landfill

Yolo County offers weekly collection of household hazardous waste at its central landfill, 44090 County Road 28H, off County Road 102 between Davis and Woodland, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. The program can accept household hazardous waste only from Yolo County residents. Infectious medical waste will not be accepted. Business […]

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

Wolk to help raise money for Davis schools

Dan Wolk’s booth at the Davis Farmers Market will host a “little red schoolhouse” to raise money for the Davis Schools Foundation during the final weeks of the Davis City Council campaign. The foundation has placed a donation box — shaped like a red schoolhouse — in each school office as well as at Wolk’s […]

May 25, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Need a best friend?

Sparky is a very sweet and loving 3-year-old neutered male Labrador mix who is housebroken, loves kids and is calm and gentle. Weatherbee is a super-friendly, 2-year-old white neutered male Bedlingham terrier mix who loves to snuggle. Both dogs love to play with other dogs and would make perfect family pets. Weatherbee and Sparky are […]

May 24, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Early music specialists perform at DCC

Soprano Catherine Webster and violinist Maia Naomi Silberstein will return to Davis to perform songs and sonatas of early 17th-century Italy together with local early music specialists Elisabeth Reed, baroque cello, and Katherine Heater, harpsichord. Webster and Silberstein grew up in Davis and graduated from Davis High School in 1990 and 1985, respectively. Both were […]

June 01, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Candidates offer ideas to generate more sales tax

Sales tax plays a vital role in balancing the city’s budget, as it pays for the majority of the city services that all residents enjoy. But because Davis has long sought to maintain its distinct personality, attracting lucrative sales tax generators has not always been an easy task. To that point, all five City Council […]

May 24, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Seat from 1963 B-52 crash believed found in Maine

GREENVILLE, Maine (AP) — A forest ranger has found what’s believed to be an ejection seat from a B-52 bomber that crashed on a western Maine mountain nearly 50 years ago, killing seven airmen. The Maine Forest Service said Tuesday that ranger Bruce Reed found the seat on an overgrown logging road while hunting last […]

May 24, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Swan song: Don’t stop the music

During her 35 years of teaching — 26 of them in Davis — Jan Coker got around.

A resident of Davis since 1975, she started teaching at West Davis Elementary School — before it became César Chávez — back in 1986. From there she went to Patwin Elementary School when it opened in 1992, and later to Valley Oak Elementary School until it closed.

She finally ended up at Korematsu Elementary School a few years ago.

May 24, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Apply for library parcel tax exemption by June 1

The deadline to file for an exemption from the parcel tax for Davis’ Stephens Branch Library is Friday, June 1. Exemptions to the special tax are granted for the following: * Property zoned and used for agriculture and not containing a residence; * Property that is not buildable or developable because of some reasonably permanent […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Maori healers will visit Davis

Local residents are invited to watch visiting Maori healers at work next week — and partake of their services if they wish — thanks to arrangements made by a Davis woman. Maori are the indigenous people of New Zealand. While visiting New Zealand in 1999, Davis resident Morningstar met the healers and experienced their work. […]

May 24, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Nonprofits may apply for fundraising help

The Davis Odd Fellows are accepting applications to co-host local nonprofit fundraising events. A co-hosted fundraising event may include free use of the lodge facilities, subject to availability, as well as financial sponsorship by the Davis Odd Fellows. The fundraiser must benefit Yolo County residents. The Davis Odd Fellows is a fraternal organization with a […]

August 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sutter Davis Hospital receives certification as advanced primary stroke center

After undergoing an on-site evaluation and demonstrating compliance with nationally developed standards for stroke care, Sutter Davis Hospital has received certification from The Joint Commission as an advanced primary stroke center. The Joint Commission, an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies hospitals across the United States to provide acute stroke treatment, reviewed and evaluated […]

May 24, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,