Candidate forum video now available

Video of Davis Downtown’s Davis City Council candidates forum held April 23 may now be viewed online at http://davisdowntown.com/davis-downtown-shares-candidate-forum-video. The forum featured the five candidates vying for two available seats on the Davis City Council. They are Sheila Allen, Robb Davis, John Munn, Daniel Parrella and Rochelle Swanson. Candidates state their views on downtown parking, […]

May 15, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Raja’s Tandoor hosts fundraiser for UCD Invisible Children Club

The UC Davis Invisible Children Club is hosting a fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 22, at Raja’s Tandoor, 207 Third St. in downtown Davis. The restaurant will donated 20 percent of proceeds to Invisible Children, a nonprofit organization that works in the Central African Republic to bring a permanent end to the […]

May 15, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis Media Access showcases election programming

More voter education programming is available now, thanks to Davis Media Access. DMA is Yolo County’s nonprofit community media center; it operates DCTV public access Channel 15, DJUSD educational access Channel 17 and KDRT-LP, 95.7 FM. Coverage of local elections is core to DMA’s mission of strengthening community through media. Recently added programming includes: * […]

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

Recycle DHS graduation caps, gowns

It’s that time of year again when “Pomp and Circumstance” goes hand-in-hand with recycle and redistribute. Blue Davis High School graduation caps and gowns will be collected to be redistributed to future Blue Devils. Following graduation in June, caps and gowns may be dropped off at any time at 1717 Redwood Lane, which is parallel to the […]

June 15, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis resident to talk about living with a disability

Davis resident Michael May, a leader in the disability rights movement, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 22, at Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave. in Davis. May, who was blinded at age 3 in a chemical explosion, grew up believing he was lucky to be blind and still alive. Today, May is a […]

May 18, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Schools Foundation’s $150,000 grant covers aides, counselors and technology

The Davis Schools Foundation announced recently that it will make a $150,000 grant to the Davis school district to be used during the 2014-15 academic year. The grant will be split equally among the foundation’s three current priorities, with $50,000 earmarked to support elementary school instructional classroom aides, districtwide counseling needs and technology resources. The […]

May 22, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sudwerk to host fundraiser for Yolo Crisis Nursery

Raise a glass to help raise funds for the Yolo Crisis Nursery. From 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 29, proceeds from pint sales at The Dock Store of the Sudwerk Brewing Co., 2001 Second St. in Davis, will benefit the nursery. Those unable to get to the fundraiser may donate to the One Child-One […]

May 25, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Defendant testifies in infant death case

WOODLAND — A Woodland man accused of fatally injuring his infant son took the stand in his own defense Tuesday, repeatedly fighting back tears as he described the final month of his young son’s life. Three-month-old Samuel Stone died in October 2012 of what prosecutors contend were traumatic head injuries consistent with ongoing abuse — […]

May 14, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Frank will speak at automobile museum

Andy Frank, a UC Davis professor known for his invention of the first plug-in electric hybrid car in 1972, will speak Thursday evening at the California Automobile Museum in Sacramento. The event also includes the screening of a documentary film, “Who Killed the Electric Car?,” followed by a question-and-answer session. The event is designed to complement […]

May 14, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

South Davis residents, how do you use the library?

The Yolo County Library is conducting a survey to learn more about how residents of South Davis use public library services and their related needs. A special ad hoc committee, established by the Yolo County Board of Supervisors, has developed this survey and results will be used to inform and advise the board. Residents and […]

May 22, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

It’ll be hot, but it’s time to get cool

Visitors to Celebrate Davis! on Thursday can sign up with Cool Davis to be a Cool Home. Or, folks are welcome to join the ranks of Cool Davis volunteers involved in the Cool Homes outreach team. Cool Davis is testing a new outreach survey and could use your help. This survey will be the tool […]

May 14, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Poppenga to meet folks at Davis festival

Bob Poppenga, a Davis school board candidate, will have a booth at Celebrate Davis! from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Community Park. Poppenga, the father of two, is a veterinarian, a professor of veterinary toxicology at UC Davis and an active parent volunteer. He announced his candidacy last month for one of four school […]

May 14, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Yolo Federal Credit Union hosts home buying workshop

Yolo Federal Credit Union will host a Home Buyer Resources workshop focused on the home buying process and the many resources available to home buyers. This free workshop will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, the Davis Yolo FCU Branch at 501 G St. Seating is limited. For additional details or […]

May 14, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Life in the Slow Lane: Divorcing? It’s up to you what this means

“We are getting a divorce.” Many kids hear that sentence at some point, and their world as they know it gets rocked forever. Maybe you’re considering divorce but you wonder if your children’s lives will be ruined? Not necessarily. Listen up, as you have a big part in this. A wise mentor of mine told […]

May 14, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,