Beerfest will benefit Citizens Who Care

Save the date for the 10th annual Davis Beerfest — Saturday, June 7, from 2 to 5 p.m. — in the parking lot at Sudwerk Brewing Co., 2001 Second St. in Davis. Some 100 hand-crafted beers will be available for tasting. All proceeds will benefit Citizens Who Care, a nonprofit organization in Yolo County that […]

May 23, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

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What: “Call of the Wolf”: an Earth Day celebration plus awards presentation When: 2:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27 Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St., Davis Admission: $10 adults, $5 children Pre-register: at www.cooldaviscallofthewolf.eventbrite.com Info: [email protected]

April 16, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

More women joining the computer science ranks

A mid-February article in the San Francisco Chronicle reported that UC Berkeley had achieved a “tech world shift” by enrolling more women than men — 106 to 104 — in an introductory computer science course, likely for “the first time ever.” It went on to report a recent uptick in the percentage of women in […]

April 24, 2014 | Posted in Local News

Ortiz supported by local teachers union

Jesse Ortiz, a candidate for Yolo County superintendent of schools, has received the endorsement of the Yolo County chapter of the California Teachers Association. The Yolo County CTA represents approximately 1,400 teachers in all five school districts in Yolo County, including the County Office of Education. An interview panel made of up union members recommended […]

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

Explorit: Turning Earth Day into Earth Year

Much of Davis celebrated Earth Day this past Tuesday, but since this planet sustains us year-round, one day of appreciation just doesn’t seem like enough. Here are a few easy ways we can keep celebrating Earth Day and making healthy choices for our world all year round. Meatless Mondays: Even if you’re a committed carnivore, […]

April 25, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Can you give them a home?

Donnie is a 3-year-old neutered male yellow Labrador retriever who loves to play with female dogs and is exceptionally calm and friendly. He’s great with people of all ages. Boogie is a 1-year-old neutered male black-and-white dachshund/pug mix. He is a good-natured little guy who loves nothing better than to hang out and play with his people friends or […]

April 25, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Beronio gets backing of county’s attorneys

The Yolo County Bar Association, whose members are attorneys and judges who work in this county, has endorsed Yolo Superior Court Commissioner Janene Beronio for election as judge. Beronio  received the support of more than 75 percent of the membership of the bar, president Allison Zuvela announced. The Bar Association held a public forum at […]

April 25, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sierra Club backs Swanson, Davis

The Sierra Club Yolano Group announces its endorsement of Rochelle Swanson and Robb Davis for Davis City Council in the June 3 election. The endorsement process followed a review of the responses of all five candidates to a series of questions about their positions on environmental matters in Davis. “I appreciate Rochelle’s strong environmental core values […]

April 25, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yes on Measure P at market

Citizens for Clean Reliable Affordable Water, Yes on Measure P, will be tabling at the Davis Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Voters are invited to stop by the booth to discuss Measure P and why its supporters want to repeal the city’s water rates. […]

April 25, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Smithsonian animal exhibit rolling into UCD

The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine will host “Animal Connections: Our Journey Together” a free traveling truck exhibition that introduces visitors of all ages to the complex bond between humans and animals. Presented by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service to mark the 150th anniversary of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the project is […]

April 25, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

2 pursuits, 2 arrests keep Woodland officers busy

Authorities in Woodland had their hands full during the night, responding to two separate vehicle pursuits in the city. The first occurred at about 8:25 p.m. as Woodland police officers responded to reports of a gun brandishing in the 1100 block of Matmor Road, Sgt. Brett Hancock said. While en route to the scene, officers […]

April 24, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Suspicious fire destroys pond viewing platform

A suspected arson fire this morning destroyed a North Davis Pond viewing platform named in honor of a late Davis mayor and citizen-activist. Davis Fire Department Division Chief Paul Swanson said the fire was reported at 5:37 a.m. at the Julie Partansky Wildlife Area. It was under control within a half-hour, but crews still remained […]

April 24, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Fix-a-leak workshop set Tuesday

Do you have a leaky faucet, shower head or hose bib? The city of Davis is hosting a Fix-A-Leak workshop at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, in the Activity Room at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Participants will learn about the most common types of indoor and outdoor water leaks, simple do-it-yourself methods […]

April 25, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Obama to Russia: More sanctions are ‘teed up’

TOKYO (AP) — Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions “teed up” — even as he acknowledged those penalties may do little to influence Vladimir Putin’s handling of the crisis in Ukraine. Obama’s frank pessimism […]

April 24, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,