School budgeting 101: our Q&A on Davis’ funding crisis

Davis schools Superintendent Winfred Roberson announced earlier this fall that the school district is putting budget-cutting contingencies in place in case Proposition 30 fails at the polls on Tuesday. The district has sought the assistance of a mediator in talks with its teachers union over requested furlough days and commensurate pay cuts. School funding is […]

November 01, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

CommuniCare celebrates 40 years of health care

Join the fun What: CommuniCare Health Centers’ 40th anniversary celebration, featuring free refreshments, live music and more for the entire community When: 3-6 p.m. Saturday Where: Davis Community Clinic, 2051 John Jones Road Robin Affrime began her career with CommuniCare Health Centers 28 years ago, when she began volunteering at what was then the Davis […]

September 11, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Witnesses testify to seeing Riggins’ van

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 between 8:30 and 9 p.m. on Dec. 20, leaving the Veterans’ Memorial Center after ushering a “Davis Children’s Nutcracker” […]

September 10, 2012 | Posted in Local News

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is MacKenzie (No. 108334), an 18-month-old spayed female domestic short-haired tabby cat, who’s described as “a complete love bug who melts in your lap.” Also hoping for a good home is Oden […]

September 11, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Free DCN classes bring you up to speed on computer skills

Cut the cable, learn about style sheets and create videos for your organization in free classes offered this fall by the Davis Community Network. The public is welcome. Some classes are more technical than others, but all should offer useful information regardless of the participant’s existing knowledge of the subject. The classes will meet from […]

September 11, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Workshop helps facilitate advanced care planning

An advanced care planning workshop to help families deal with future decision-making, especially emotional and financial issues, will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Yolo Adult Day Health Center, 20 N. Cottonwood St. in Woodland. Each participant will receive a notebook in which to gather information to help […]

October 05, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Bill to close corporate tax loophole fails

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A bid to close a $1 billion corporate tax loophole in exchange for providing tuition relief for middle-class Californians failed at the end of the legislative session. Democratic Assembly Speaker John Perez made passage of the package his top priority this year. His bill previously squeaked through the Assembly with a two-thirds […]

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

Several opportunities to meet Peterson this week

Davis Board of Education candidate Nancy Peterson will be available to meet and talk with Davis voters at several events this week: * Ron and Mary Brown and Paul and Rhonda Brooks will host an evening of desserts and Putah Creek wines from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. To RSVP and receive the address, call […]

September 11, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Fundraiser supports foster youths

A fundraising dinner Sunday, Oct. 21, in Davis will support the Yolo County Chapter of California Youth Connection, a nonprofit advocacy organization led by current and former foster youths. The event will run from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. A raffle, silent auction and […]

September 12, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Tips offered for hearing hospital communications

People with hearing loss (minor or profound) have difficulty with person-to-person communication. Many times, vital information is missed or mistaken, and no situation is more important for perfect communication than at the hospital. The Hear! Here! monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, will feature Collette Noble of the NorCal Center for the Deaf […]

September 13, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Exercises benefit arthritis, fibromyalgia sufferers

Gloria Anaya and Maria Coeja, outreach representatives for the California AgrAbility Program at UC Davis, will lead an arthritis exercise class, “Keep Moving and Take Control with Exercise,” for members of the Northern Cal Fibro Friends on Saturday. During this one-hour class, participants will learn a variety of exercises designed by the Arthritis Foundation. The […]

September 12, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

‘Genetic Roulette’ examines GMO food

In anticipation of the Nov. 6 election, when Californians will be voting on Proposition 37, “The California Right To Know Genetically Engineered Food Act” initiative, Big Screen Cinema will screen “Genetic Roulette.” The documentary film by Jeffrey Smith, author of “Seeds of Deception,” details “the unintended but real health consequences of genetically engineering our food,” […]

September 12, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis Democrats endorse Measure E

The Davis Democratic Club’s board of directors voted to endorse Measure E, the Davis school parcel tax, at its September meeting. “We join the Yolo County Democratic Central Committee in urging all voters to support Measure E with a yes vote on the Nov. 6 general election ballot,” club president Arun Sen said. “Our club has […]

September 11, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis Flea Market set for Sunday

The Davis Flea Market will return to the E Street Plaza in the 200 block of E Street downtown from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The market provides a platform for crafters, do-it-yourself enthusiasts, social entrepreneurs and performers to make a living from their creative skills. Those who would like to have a booth […]

September 25, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,