Referendum qualifies, overturns higher water rates

By 161 signatures, the referendum petition to overturn the City Council’s Sept. 6 vote to raise water rates has been certified by the Yolo County Elections Office and the city of Davis. Michael Harrington, the Davis resident who spearheaded the referendum campaign, was informed by City Clerk Zoe Mirabile that the referendum had qualified with 3,866 […]

November 15, 2011 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

All are welcome at three Thanksgiving meals

Davis Community Meals will host three Thanksgiving meals this month for all comers. Traditional holiday feasts will be served from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. this Thursday and Tuesday, Nov. 22. On Thanksgiving Day, a meal will be provided from 2 to 3 p.m. All meals are at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 640 Hawthorn Lane in […]

November 15, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Logos offers philosophers and French groups, storytime

A Philosophers’ Circle meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at Logos Books, 513 Second St. in downtown Davis. The next meeting is Dec. 6. All are welcome to attend. The shop also offers a French conversation group, La Table Française, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the second […]

November 20, 2011 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

MANNA wants useful gifts for needy clients

The Mission Alliance Networking Nonprofit Agencies, MANNA, is asking community members to help fill its “wish list” for the holiday season, supplying needy clients with something useful as their holiday gift. Hygiene supplies — toothbrushes, toothpaste, hair brushes, combs, shampoo, deodorant, shaving cream, conditioner and soap — gloves, knit caps, scarfs, socks, journals for writing […]

November 16, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Volunteers needed for food drive Saturday

STEAC, the Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee, will benefit from a community food drive Saturday, organized by members of the Yolo County Board of Realtors and postal employees. Volunteers are needed to pick up food throughout Davis; if you have a couple of hours available, call the STEAC office at (530) 758-8435. Volunteers will need to be […]

November 17, 2011 | 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 Buddy (No. 100336), a 3-year-old neutered male domestic medium-haired brown tabby cat. Also hoping for a good home is Toby (No. 99732), a 3-year-old neutered male Pekingese mix dog with […]

November 15, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Artists share insights into water work

Artists Hennessey Christophel, in red shirt at left, and Sofia Lacin, in tan shirt second from left, talk with friends and supporters at the unveiling Saturday of their mural on the East Area water tank east of Mace Boulevard and north of Interstate 80. The artists will talk about their recently completed public art project, […]

November 15, 2011 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

City Council to consider proposal that could help Acme Theatre cover rent

Hope is on the horizon for the Acme Theatre Company. The Davis City Council will consider a resolution Tuesday evening that would establish a teen services grant fund, which could alleviate a financial dilemma that has threatened the continuation of Acme’s youth programs. Acme is a youth-run theater organization that traces its roots to the […]

November 15, 2011 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Sex Panther invades Davis on Friday

The Los Angeles-based duo Sex Panther — Aaron Cool and Ryan Fontana — will perform at 10 p.m. Friday at KetMoRee, 238 G St. in downtown Davis. They have headlining at some of the hottest clubs and private parties in San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, according to their promoters, Luz Promotions. […]

November 16, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

See ‘A Song for Martin’ on Friday

“A Song for Martin,” a 2001 Swedish film directed by Bille August, will be screened Friday as part of the International Film series, now in its 15th year. The series is co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and International House. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, open at 7:30 p.m. and the film […]

November 16, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Paws for thought: Big dogs get some love at Rotts of Friends

Do you know about Rotts of Friends Animal Rescue? Perhaps you’ve seen adoptable dogs from this Woodland rescue in The Davis Enterprise or read the article about founder Renee Lancaster and the good work she does for animals. Rotts of Friends Animal Rescue is a nonprofit that aims to educate and prevent irresponsible breeding and […]

November 15, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

DSIDE gathers ideas about business/tourism activities

A “Who’s on First” brainstorming session about the future of the Davis community — specifically business and tourism activities — is planned from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday by organizers of DSIDE (Designing a Sustainable and Innovative Davis Economy). The event will take place at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. […]

November 15, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Yolobus, Unitrans get passengers to the airport

As Americans plan to make more than 40 million trips in the five days surrounding the Thanksgiving holiday, Yolobus is preparing to transport thousands of Yolo and Sacramento County residents to and from the Sacramento International Airport. Running 18 times per day, Yolobus Routes 42A and 42B provide regular service to and from the airport. […]

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Humphrey Fellows share world views of sustainability

In celebration of International Education Week, the UC Davis Humphrey Fellows will discuss how sustainability is addressed in their home countries from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. The Humphrey Global Forum will include views from Fellows from Tanzania, Haiti, Zambia, Myanmar, Uganda, the Philippines, Brazil, Laos and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Brown-bag lunchers […]

November 15, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,