Candidates dive into social media

As the world plunges deeper into the social media universe, tools like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube become even more valuable to candidates running for public office in reaching potential voters.

The race for City Council in Davis is no exception.

Almost in stark rebuttal to the hit piece Sacramento unions sent to residents three weeks ago about Councilwoman Sue Greenwald, clean and fun campaigning has stolen the campaign show.

May 30, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

See raptors at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area

Community members are invited to join Yolo Basin Foundation docents on a free public tour of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 9. This will be the last tour until late September, and the focus will be on looking for raptors, large and small, as they soar above wetlands, […]

May 30, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

June book sale slated this week

The Friends of the Davis Public Library will hold its next bi-monthly book sale starting Friday at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. Some featured attractions in addition to the regular categories will be parent education books, vintage magazines, several sets of Harvard Classics and a large selection of books about wine and […]

May 30, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Get your hands busy at Davis Waldorf School’s Summergarden camp

Davis Waldorf School will offer four one-week sessions of fiber arts and handcrafts in its Summergarden summer camp for children ages 7-10 (entering second through fifth grades). Each session will include a topic, from knitting and crocheting to natural dyeing and felting to papercrafts and sewing. For a list of the topics, visit Children […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Republicans endorse Tubbs, Clift

The California Republican Assembly has voted to endorse Rick Tubbs for the 3rd Congressional District and write-in candidate Gary Clift for the 3rd state Senate District. The Yolo County chapter of the California Republican Assembly is led by Thomas Randall Jr., president; Cal De Knikker, vice president; Marie Kearney, secretary; and Charlie Schaupp, treasurer. For […]

May 30, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Jews for Jesus due at Pole Line Baptist

Jesus’ Last Supper was actually a Jewish Passover. Rich Robinson of Jews for Jesus will recreate the traditional Passover service and explain how it foreshadowed Jesus’ death and resurrection in a presentation titled “Christ in the Passover” at the 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday services at Pole Line Road Baptist Church, 770 Pole Line Road. […]

May 30, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Syrian diplomats around the world expelled

PARIS (AP) — The United States was the latest country to expel a top Syrian diplomat today as governments around the world joined in an unusually coordinated blow to Syria’s leaders, after a particularly gruesome massacre in which the United Nations says families, including children, were shot at close range in their homes. Cranking up […]

May 29, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Rebekahs help out with school supplies, choir uniforms, summer camp fees

The Davis Rebekah Lodge has taken Montgomery Elementary School in Davis under its wing. “We learned that the school needed classroom resources and had other needs for the students during these difficult budget times, so we thought we would chip in and help,” said Lea Rosenberg, noble grand of the Rebekah Lodge. The lodge organized […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Website features no-on-D information

The No on Measure D campaign, which opposes the proposed city of Davis parks tax renewal on the June 5 ballot, has launched a campaign website, at For more information about the campaign, email Tom Randall Jr. at [email protected]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Last call for Grad Night tickets

Thursday is the deadline to mail in an order form and check for $90 to purchase advance tickets to Grad Night, a safe all-night celebration for all of Davis’ graduating seniors. Afterward, the price goes up to $110 for tickets purchased at the door. “Did you know that last year, seniors waited in line about […]

May 30, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Illegal ad? No. Deceptive? You betcha

SLEIGHT OF HAND … as political skullduggery goes in this season of ugly campaign mailers, this one rates only about a two on a scale of 10, but it was still disappointing, given that the sponsor of the ad was none other than Davis Chamber PAC … in what appeared to be a harmless mom […]

May 29, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Senate farm bill a small step forward for California

By Carolyn Lochhead WASHINGTON — The Senate is poised to take up a new farm bill in the coming weeks that will set the nation’s food policy for the next five years and cost nearly $1 trillion over a decade. But California, the nation’s largest farm producer and a strong voice in environmental and health policy, is destined […]

May 29, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

UCLA faculty votes on privatizing business school

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A proposal that would privatize UCLA’s business school but allow it to remain affiliated with the state university is moving ahead. A faculty council called the Legislative Assembly will vote on the proposal on June 7. The proposal was rejected by a graduate student council, UCLA’s newspaper, The Daily Bruin reported this weekend. Under the proposal, the […]

May 29, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Learn about water-wise landscapes

The city of Woodland Water Conservation Program will host a free water-wise residential landscape tour on Saturday. Tour participants will see and learn about creative alternatives to water-thirsty lawns. The tour aims to give local residents inspiration to creatively convert water-hungry front landscapes into attractive, water-wise landscapes. These types of landscapes draw much less water […]

June 14, 2012 | Posted in Gardening | Tagged ,