Plan would freeze UC, CSU fees if voters pass tax

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic leaders have come up with a plan to freeze tuition rates at California’s public universities if voters approve a tax hike in November, the Senate leader said Monday. Under the plan, lawmakers would move a budget-related bill that appropriates an extra $125 million each for University of […]

June 26, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Floods cut part of highway as Debby storms over Florida

ST. GEORGE ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — Parts of the main interstate highway across northern Florida were closed by flooding Tuesday as Tropical Storm Debby hung stubbornly offshore over the Gulf of Mexico, threatening up to two feet of rain in places. After raking Florida’s Gulf coast with high winds and heavy rain, Debby promised to […]

June 26, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

An ‘intent to terrorize’ is necessary

A thoughtful and deliberate op-ed piece appeared on Sunday’s Forum page concerning the recent sickening discovery of a noose hanging from the south goal post at the Davis High School football field. The op-ed, titled “Our answer to noose, swastika” had 18 co-authors who painstakingly helped to put this piece together. “We are responding as […]

June 26, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

DDBA to hear about proposed changes to Target shopping center

The Davis Downtown Business Association will host a brown-bag lunch meeting Wednesday focused on a developer’s proposed changes for the Second Street Crossing shopping center, which includes Target, and the potential impacts on downtown Davis. The meeting will run from noon to 1 p.m. at the River City Bank conference room, 239 E St. in downtown […]

June 26, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Downtown preps for Sidewalk Sale

The Downtown Davis July Summer Sidewalk Sale is planned Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 13-15, with special deals and discounts to be offered. Once again, the top downtown Davis retail spender (restaurants and service businesses excluded) with receipts dated July 13, 14 or 15 wins a $50 downtown Davis gift card. For more information, visit […]

June 27, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Bands fill the air with music at Picnic in the Park

A complete slate of live music has been announced for the 2012 season of Picnic in the Park, which continues from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday in Central Park, Fourth and C streets, through Oct. 24. The concerts are sponsored by the Davis Food Co-op. Patrons can enjoy the music while they’re gobbling up […]

June 27, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,

Downtown ‘staycation’ produces unexpected rewards

* Editor’s note: Davis resident Kyle Monhollen found treasures around every corner during a “staycation” last fall in downtown Davis with his wife and two daughters. This piece appears on the Davis Downtown Business Association’s website, By Kyle Monhollen Last summer, my friend Nina Gatewood wrote an article announcing our family’s intention to take a […]

June 27, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

For the record

A photo caption in Sunday’s paper for the Special Olympics torch run gave an incorrect title for Mario Alfaro, an evidence technician for the Davis Police Department. We regret the error.

June 26, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

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 Lady (No. 106718), a 6-month-old spayed female, short-haired Chihuahua and terrier-mix dog with a gray-and-tan coat. Also hoping for a good home is Rudy (No. 105169), a 2-month-old neutered male, […]

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

The sun shines upon us all

Artists Sofia Lacin, left, and Hennessy Christophel lead interested local residents on a tour of their 14,000-square-foot water tank art installation on Sunday. The tank is on County Road 32A at the Mace Boulevard exit north of Interstate 80. On the summer solstice last week, the sun cast shadows from the top of the artwork, dubbed “Same […]

June 26, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Service above self

Davis’ three incoming Rotary Club presidents pledge to work together in 2012-13 for a better community and a better world. From left are Ron Fisher of the Davis noon club, Clay Brandow of the Davis Sunrise club and Liz McCapes of the Davis Sunset club. The noon club meets Mondays at the Davis Community Church […]

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

Comstock Mortgage donates to Habitat for Humanity

Comstock Mortgage Co. of Davis has announced that during the month of July, for every loan it closes, the firm will donate $25 to Habitat for Humanity of Yolo County. For more information, visit or call (530) 406-7200.

July 08, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

KDRT to broadcast live from Picnic in the Park

In partnership with the Davis Farmers Market and its Picnic in the Park celebration, KDRT, 95.7 FM, will broadcast live at the market from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. The broadcast booth will be at the top of the concrete steps adjoining the picnic area. KDRT is the low-power, non-commercial radio station operated by community […]

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

PG&E offers tips for safe and cool summer

The mercury’s been rising sky-high over the past few days, and Pacific Gas & Electric Company offers the following tips to help customers be aware of summertime hazards that come with hot, dry weather and certain outdoor activities. Summer safety tips: * “Look Up and Live!” – Use caution and keep fireworks, balloons, kites and […]

July 22, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,