Dixon sisters star in ‘House Hunters’ episode

For the past five years, Dixon Realtor Bret Wedow has quietly helped local buyers find that special home to call their own. But on Thursday night, the Coldwell Banker residential brokerage agent, along with two Dixon sisters, will step into the national TV spotlight when they star in a new segment of HGTV’s “House Hunters.” […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Housing & Growth | Tagged ,

Judicial candidate gets down and dirty

Just as I thought local politics had sunk to a new low with last week’s mailer slamming Sue Greenwald for an incident 2 1/2 years old, along comes yet another mailer in a completely unrelated race that puts the first piece to shame. Ladies and gentlemen and fellow citizens of this fine town, let me […]

May 15, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Police raid Occupy camp on UC Berkeley land

ALBANY (AP) — University of California police raided a four-week Occupy encampment at a college-owned farm used for agriculture research early Monday, arresting nine people after protesters ignored yet another weekend deadline to leave. About 100 officers clad in riot gear arrived shortly after 6 a.m. at the camp known as Occupy the Farm, but there was no violence, university spokesman […]

Brown proposes four-day week for state workers

By Wyatt Buchanan SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown proposed significant cuts to state courts and state worker pay — including reducing state employees’ work week to four days — to help close a $15.7 billion gap between revenue and expenses for California’s fiscal year that begins July 1. In announcing his revised budget proposal, which he called both “difficult” […]

May 15, 2012 | Posted in State government | Tagged ,

Scrabble fans gather for weekly games

The Unofficial Davis Scrabble Club hosts Scrabble games at Picnic in the Park (and afterwards at Crepeville) between April and October. Games start at about 5:30 p.m. Players at all levels are welcome. “So come and play Scrabble with fun people and eat great food,” a news release said. “Bring your board if you can.” […]

September 02, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Detroit steel, Davis asphalt

The monthly Cruise-In at The Marketplace Shopping Cente — a show of 60 to 80 classic cars, trucks, military vehicle and motorcycles, both foreign and domestic — returns Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the West Davis shopping center, Sycamore Lane and Covell Boulevard.

There is no cost to show a car, and visitors are invited to talk with owners in the informal setting. Refreshments will be available.

The Cruise-In continues on the third Tuesday of each month through October

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

WAC says no to ground water-only option

The idea of tapping ground water as Davis’ only water supply option has officially evaporated. The Water Advisory Committee voted unanimously Thursday in favor of using both ground water and surface water for Davis’ future needs. The committee will make a formal recommendation to the City Council by mid-summer that includes some form of surface […]

May 15, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

City council braces for failure of parks maintenance tax

As Judgment Day draws near, the city of Davis is bracing itself for the potential failure of Measure D, the city’s parks maintenance tax. The $49 annual levy would generate approximately $1.36 million each year over the next six years for various park maintenance services. In case the measure fails — two-thirds of those voting […]

May 15, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Governor: Tax hikes needed to close $16 billion budget gap

By Judy Lin SACRAMENTO (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown proposed more than $8 billion in cuts Monday to close a widening state budget deficit that he blamed partly on a slower-than-expected economic recovery. In addition to making cuts to a wide array of state services, Brown wants state workers to take a 5 percent pay cut, which would […]

May 15, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | 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 Saphire (No. 105661), a 4-year-old spayed female, black-and-white Labrador retriever dog. Also hoping for a good home is Alani (No. 105455), a 1-year-old spayed female orange tabby domestic short-haired cat. […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fibro Friends offer chair yoga at meeting

A relaxing and gentle exercise program of chair yoga will be presented at the monthly meeting of Northern Cal Fibro Friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at 2010 Nut Tree Road, Suite 240, Vacaville. There also will be a discussion open for suggestions on further programs. Anyone needing information, or support concerning fibromyalgia is […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Speakers will talk about death penalty

A former warden of San Quentin State Prison, Jeanne Woodford, and Deputy State Public Defender Ellen Eggers will give a free public talk about their opposition to the death penalty at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Woodford, who is now the executive director of the organization […]

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Studio 301 presents ‘Rent’ at UC Davis

Studio 301, a Davis-based theater troupe, will present “Rent,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning rock opera by Jonathan Larson, Thursday through Sunday at UC Davis’ Wyatt Pavilion. The curtain time is 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $16 general and $14 for students and may be purchased at the Freeborn Hall ticket […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

UCD featured as global model for sustainable urban planning

UC Davis’ West Village overcame funding constraints, delays, regulatory changes, a housing market collapse and other challenges to become the nation’s largest planned zero-net energy community, according to a new report on sustainable, low-carbon developments. The pioneering development is one of four case studies featured in the current issue of the journal Planning Theory & Practice. The report, “Exploring […]

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