Allen campaign hosts two events

Sheila Allen, a candidate for Davis City Council, will meet voters from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at a drop-in coffee hour at Mishka’s Café, 610 Second St. in downtown Davis. On Friday, May 2, Jay and Carri Ziegler will host a fundraiser for Allen from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 3334 Grosbeak […]

April 27, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

At the Pond: Davis after South America

* Editor’s note: This column was written before news of the arson and destruction at the Julie Partansky Pond overlook.  Jean Jackman sends condolences to all friends of the North Davis Ponds. I’ve been far away on our big Pacific pond — off on a South American adventure. Imagine standing next to two almost-3-foot-tall birds […]

April 27, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged

Lecture set on the origins of Chinese food

All are welcome to join the Confucius Institute at UC Davis for a free lecture on the origins of Chinese food by E.N. Anderson, a professor of anthropology at UC Riverside, on Thursday, May 22. The lecture runs from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Mondavi Center, and a reception follows […]

April 27, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

TEDxUC Davis event to feature wide variety of speakers

TEDxUCDavis — a locally and independently organized TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) event — will present an afternoon session on Sunday, May 4, titled “Pause or Press Play.” The event, which runs from 1 to 5 p.m. in Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center, has the goal of investigating “which moments require more pause or consideration, […]

April 29, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Challenge accepted: Little League expands horizons

As the sun began to set on a Friday night, turning the sky into various shades of orange, red and blue, the lights at the Davis Little League Complex came on, accompanied by their barely audible, but incessant, buzz.

The sights and sounds at DLL were typical: the sharp ping of a bat, the cheers and words of encouragement from the crowd, the soft pop of a ball hitting a glove. And, of course, there were the genuine smiles that only the game of baseball could bring.

But these sights and sounds weren’t from any ordinary Little League competition; they came from the first-ever Challenger League game at DLL.

Mind the size of your plate and serving spoon, healthy eating expert says

By Mary Ann Roser How far is your bowl from the cereal box? How big is your plate? Do you use a big serving spoon or a smaller one? Those factors influence how much you eat, and, by extension, how much you weigh. That’s according to the man who has been called “the Sherlock Holmes […]

April 27, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Obama: Economic sanctions if Russia enters Ukraine

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. and Europe are laying the groundwork to sanction broad sectors of Russia’s economy if Moscow invades eastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama said Friday, even as he acknowledged that those sanctions may fail to deter Vladimir Putin. So far, the U.S. has slapped sanctions on individuals but hasn’t targeted […]

April 25, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Yolo County Fair exhibitor info available

The 2014 Yolo County Fair exhibitor catalogs are available now at all Yolo County library branches — including the two in Davis, at 315 E. 14th St. and at Montgomery Elementary School, 1441 Danbury St. — the Woodland Public Library, 250 First St. in Woodland; and at the Yolo County Fair office, 1125 East St. […]

June 13, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Water picture improves for some California towns

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — While much of California remains in the grips of extreme drought, spring storms have eased pressure slightly and reduced the number of rural communities considered at risk of running dry. In February, the California Department of Public Health listed 17 mostly rural water systems as having less than two months water […]

April 25, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Businesses need a level playing field

DOLLARS AND CENTS … while I agree with much of the sentiment behind the local push to increase the minimum wage in Davis to $15 an hour, the plan being proposed is simply unworkable … the more modest efforts to increase both the state and federal minimum wages deserve our support, but when a city […]

April 25, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Rash of tire slashings investigated in Woodland

Woodland police are seeking information about a rash of tire slashings in the city’s south area this week. Sgt. Brett Hancock said officers took 20 reports at 18 homes Thursday in which at least two tires on each car were cut. Most incidents occurred along El Dorado Drive between Cottonwood and College streets, but residents […]

April 25, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Davis reception planned for Ortiz

Local residents can meet Jesse Ortiz, a candidate for Yolo County superintendent of schools, at a reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 1, at 1102 Kent Drive in Davis. This event, at the home of Don and Julie Saylor, will be hosted by former Davis school board members Jim Provenza, Don Saylor and […]

April 27, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Splitting mayors: Krovoza, pro tem Wolk vie for seat long held by Davis Dems

Three consecutive women from Davis, Democrats all, have represented the region in the Assembly: Helen Thomson, Lois Wolk and Mariko Yamada. Now, though, Yamada is being termed out — and both Davis Mayor Joe Krovoza and Mayor Pro Tem Dan Wolk are each hoping voters will punch his ticket to Sacramento. Other candidates for the 4th […]

April 25, 2014 | Posted in State government | Tagged ,

Neighbors mourn loss of popular wildlife-viewing platform

As they do most mornings, joggers, dog walkers and stroller-pushing parents descended Thursday upon the quiet pathways at North Davis’ Northstar Park. But those hoping to take advantage of the wildlife-viewing platform at Julie Partansky Pond were met with disappointment, arriving to find the walkway leading to the viewing area blocked off due to a […]

April 25, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,