Prospective triathletes welcome at Davis Madcows meeting

New to triathlons? Been tri-ing for awhile? Come check out the Davis Madcows Triathlon Team. The group will host its annual season kickoff and new member information night from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the back meeting room at Sudwerk Brewery and Restaurant, 2001 Second St. in Davis. “This is a great way to […]

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Students can enter water awareness art contest

The Water Resources Association of Yolo County and the Yolo County Flood Control & Water Conservation District announce the 2012 Water Awareness Student Art Contest. The contest is open to all Yolo County students from kindergarten to sixth grade, including homeschooled students. The theme is “Water is Life – Every Drop Counts.” Original artwork must […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Davisite shows what one woman can do

TSUNAMI AID FROM DAVIS … over the weekend, as the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan came and went, I received an email from a Davis woman who hit on a plan to help our Japanese brothers and sisters who are still in great need … her name is Tracy Kaplan […]

March 13, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Davis police arrest one, seek two others in auto theft case

Davis police arrested one man and are seeking two others in connection with a vehicle theft early Monday in West Davis. Lt. Paul Doroshov said officers responded shortly before 2 a.m. to reports of three men prowling through apartment complexes and scoping out bicycles in the 1400 block of Lake Boulevard. As police arrived, a […]

March 13, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Tea, cupcakes and art planned at Pence Gallery

All are welcome at March’s Tea & Tour at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 19. Visitors will enjoy a guided tour with Natalie Nelson, executive director, of the gallery’s “Seeing Sound” exhibit, and sample cupcakes delicacies from ciocolat, as well as tea in this […]

March 14, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

UC Berkeley manager demoted over improper raises

BERKELEY (AP) — A veteran administrator at UC Berkeley has been demoted for improperly giving pay raises to an employee with whom she was having a sexual relationship. The San Jose Mercury News reports that 47-year-old Diane Leite pushed through five raises in two years for Jonathan Caniezo, a 30-year-old purchasing manager. University pay records show that Canieto saw his […]

March 13, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

5 arrested in baton-jabbing UC Berkeley protest

By Will Kane BERKELEY — Five people have been charged in connection with an Occupy protest at UC Berkeley in November that attracted national attention after a YouTube video showed police jabbing their batons at screaming students. The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office charged four students and a professor last week with misdemeanor resisting arrest and […]

New downtown co-working space now open

The Work Shop, a co-working space at 213 E St. in downtown Davis, is now open. Co-working means sharing a work space with creative and independent people who work for themselves or who need a work space for a short-term or long-term project. The Work Shop has an open floor plan, with desks and tables, […]

March 14, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Storm system brings needed rain

The unseasonably warm and dry winter has been helpful for getting an early tan, but it has caused trouble for Yolo County agriculture and livestock. Which is why local farmers and many others are expectantly watching the skies, hoping this week’s storm system brings the forecasted precipitation. “We need rain. If it disrupts some pollination, […]

March 13, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Yolo Military Families to meet March 19

Yolo Military Families will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 19, at the Black Bear Diner, 225 Second St. in Davis. “If you have a loved one in the military, please join us for an evening of friendship and support,” a news release said. For more information, email [email protected]

March 13, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Maira to discuss campus activism on Palestine

UC Davis professor Sunaina Maira will be among the featured speakers during a “A Time for Justice: Supporting Human Rights in Palestine-Israel,” a two-day conference in Sacramento hosted by the Palestinian Christian organization Sabeel. Maira, a professor of Asian American studies, will lead a 1:30 p.m. Friday workshop at First United Methodist Church, at  21st […]

March 13, 2012 | Posted in Talks | Tagged ,

Student rights are focus of art exhibition at UC Davis

The rising tensions between students and police are moving from the campus Quad to the walls of an art gallery with “FORCE: The UC Policy.” The art exhibition at the Memorial Union Art Lounge addresses the question of whether University of California police and administrators are upholding their stated missions to “prevent violence and protect […]

March 13, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Soroptimists raise funds through bunco games

Soroptimist International of Greater Davis will host a bunco fundraiser from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at Eleanor Roosevelt Circle, 675 Cantrill Drive in Davis. Tickets are $25. Bunco is a simple dice game that anyone can enjoy. Funds raised will be used for local service projects. For a ticket or more information, call […]

March 13, 2012 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

New categories featured at May Fair floriculture building

The Dixon May Fair’s floriculture building is filled with homemade gardens, plants, cut flowers, other colorful arrangements and wine. Two new competitions are planned this year — a wheelbarrow garden and outdoor garden creations. The wheelbarrow garden is open to youths, youth organizations, seniors and senior organizations. Young adults and adults typically enter the garden […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,