Crab, Shrimp Feed raises funds for Venture Crew 66

Venture Crew 66 will host its inaugural Crab and Shrimp Feed fundraiser on Friday, March 4. Doors open at 6 p.m. with dinner served at 7 p.m. at University Covenant Church, 315 Mace Blvd. in Davis. Dinner will include bread, salad, pasta, dessert and, of course, crab and shrimp. Tickets are $50 per person, with a […]

Community calendar, Feb. 7

* Monday, Feb. 8: Dr. Sandy Borowsky will discuss “Risk Assessment and Screening of Low-Risk Breast Cancer” at 7 p.m. at University Covenant Church, 315 Mace Blvd. He will discuss a new project to evaluate what is known about very, very low-risk breast cancers. There will be a time for questions and answers. Borowsky is associate professor […]

Author aims to help you find life’s purpose

How many times have you wondered, “Why am I here? What am I really meant to do with my life?” Beginning Friday, Feb. 12, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Nancy Canning, author of the bestselling, Your Soul’s Calling: Answering the Question “Why Am I Here?” will spend four Friday evenings helping participants get clear on their life […]

Activist behind Planned Parenthood video offered probation

HOUSTON (AP) — An anti-abortion activist’s plan to reject a plea deal offering probation for charges related to making undercover Planned Parenthood videos likely means his goal is to use a trial as a public platform to criticize the nonprofit, according to legal experts. David Daleiden surrendered to authorities, posted $3,000 bond and made two […]

First research links California quakes to oil operations

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A 2005 spate of quakes in California’s Central Valley almost certainly was triggered by oilfield injection underground, a study published Thursday said in the first such link in California between oil and gas operations and earthquakes. Researchers at the University of California at Santa Cruz, the University of Southern California and […]

Bob Dunning: Dates … they’re sweeter than they look

DATES TO THE RESCUE … after I mentioned in this space yesterday that one of our town’s prominent soda tax proponents had published a recipe for a date cake with several sauces that called in total for 5½ cups of sugar, a real medical doctor commented that “micronutrients” in dates can somehow magically mitigate the […]

For the record

Ann Evans’ “Date Cake” recipe published Wednesday was missing 2½ cups of all-purpose flour from the list of ingredients. Find the complete recipe and instructions at

Roberson could start Glendale job as soon as April

Several developments indicate that Davis school district superintendent Winfred Roberson is indeed headed for a new job as superintendent of the Glendale school district in Los Angeles County. Roberson was offered the job on a provisional basis by the Glendale school board last week, and the Glendale News-Press reported on Wednesday that Roberson could start […]

Empower Yolo: Agency powers up its board

By Cathy Farman I am the chair of Empower Yolo’s board of directors. I joined the board of Empower Yolo two years ago, primarily because Empower Yolo operates the county’s only shelter for families seeking safety from domestic violence. I had a debt of gratitude I’d been long wanting to repay, remembering a loved one’s […]

Downtown retailers get creative as they face change

Change is in the air in downtown Davis, but longtime retailers want to reassure local customers: They’re still open for business.

The pending sale of several downtown Davis buildings by the Brinley family — which has owned the properties for decades, as far back as the 1920s in the case of one building — is causing some nervousness and anxiety. Many of the downtown’s most prominent stores are in the Brinley buildings, and the owners are assessing what they may need to do to stay profitable.

Davis fares better than rest of county in lung association’s report card

For the third straight year, the city of Davis earned a B grade from the American Lung Association in its annual State of Tobacco Control report issued this week, still higher than most cities in the region. The city was commended for its smoke-free outdoor air and for reducing sales of tobacco products through retail […]

Friday’s community calendar

* Saturday, Feb. 6: City representatives will be at the Farmers Market in Central Park, Fourth and C streets, seeking community input on the city’s Open Space Program. The city has developed a brief, easy-to-complete survey to solicit feedback about open space areas.  * Tuesday, Feb. 9: The Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group meets from 3:30 to 5 p.m. […]

Taibbi talks about America’s ‘Divide’

Attendees at Wednesday night’s Campus Community Book project discussion at the Mondavi Center were in for a night of enlightenment, if not solutions. In fact, author Matt Taibbi — a contributing editor and investigative journalist for Rolling Stone Magazine — told the audience with some resignation that the country’s superficiality has made us “more worried about […]

Hearing in Davis homicide case rescheduled to May

Evidence in the case of a Los Angeles college student who was fatally stabbed in a downtown Davis bar last fall is now scheduled to be aired in a Yolo County courtroom starting May 2. Afterwards, Yolo Superior Court Judge David Rosenberg will rule whether there is sufficient evidence for co-defendants Carlos Biviescas, Martyn Contreras, […]