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Firehouse Subs sales will benefit Yolo SPCA

On Wednesday, May 27, the portions at Firehouse Subs, one of Davis’ newest restaurants, will be even more generous. From 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., the restaurant at 212 F St. downtown will raise funds for the programs of the Yolo County SPCA. “Bring your friends, family and roommates and enjoy some tasty sandwiches, all […]

Legal scholar explores British role in Palestine

Can the British government be sued for its actions in preventing the admission of Jews to pre-World War II Palestine? Tony Tanke, a Davis attorney and legal scholar, will explore this topic in his talk on “Jewish Legal Rights in The League of Nations: The British White Paper of 1939 and the Palestine Mandate” at […]

Sierra Club local leaders will meet

The Management Committee of the Sierra Club Yolano Group will meet Thursday, May 28, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the home of Alan Pryor, 2736 Brentwood Place, in South Davis. The agenda will include a presentation by Judy Corbett on the type of development projects that have been shown to be most beneficial for […]

Per Capita Davis: Our energy sources are getting cleaner

There’s so much going on it’s hard to know where to start. It seems that energy efficiency, renewables and sustainability are bursting out all over the globe. Consider the following recent developments. Bloomberg Business conducts an annual New Energy Finance summit, and at this year’s event presented an analysis that indicates the world has reached […]

Efforts underway to scrub spilled oil from California coast

GOLETA (AP) — Cleanup crews are preparing to fan out along a stretch of California coastline stained by crude oil that spilled from broken pipe and flowed into the ocean. Crew members from an environmental cleanup company were briefed early Wednesday and given boots, gloves, shovels and rakes. An estimated 21,000 gallons of crude flowed […]

Bob Dunning: Some arguments don’t hold any water

The latest misguided movement in all the anger over who gets water and who doesn’t is directed at the several large companies in California that bottle water for a profit. Suddenly, using water as part of your business plan makes you some sort of evildoer. Which means just about every restaurant and grocery store in […]

He’s feeling like a sucker

Dear Annie: I recently dated a woman who never offered to pay for a meal, a movie or so much as an ice cream cone. We went out several times. We’re both in our late 50s and earn good incomes. She says she won’t pay for things until she is in a committed relationship. I […]

Homeless numbers up in city, county

The number of homeless people living in Yolo County on a single night in January was up 5 percent over a similar night in 2013, with the city of Davis accounting for most of that increase. A total of 498 people were homeless in Yolo County on Jan. 26, according to a point-in-time homeless count, up […]

District, teachers agree on pay raises

Learn more What: Davis Board of Education meeting When: 7 p.m. Thursday, May 21 Where: Community Chambers, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Watch it: Live on Davis cable Channel 17, and as streaming video at www.djusd.tv After learning that the schools will receive more money from the state due to an improved economic climate, the […]

A wonderful life, at George’s Corner

Traveling east along Second Street, with the railroad tracks and the freeway sliding past on the right, office buildings and vacant land interspersed on the left, one comes to a bend in the road.

To the left looms the Target shopping center, to the right, up ahead, a sandwich shop and a bank.

But first, just at the bend in the road, is something else entirely.

A small riot of color. An odd assortment of found art, painted cinder blocks and rocks. An American flag flapping overhead, flowers in every shade and a couple of trees below, and, if you’ve timed it right, an older man sitting on a plastic chair.

Free lunch-hour tour offered at the Pence

A “Lunch-Hour Art Tour & Treat” will be offered from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 21, at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. Admission is free. Curator Natalie Nelson will lead a 20-minute tour of “The Beauty of the Seasons,” the Pence’s current exhibit by members of the California Art Club. Guests […]

Field trip seeks out the hawks of summer

On Saturday, June 13, the Yolo Basin Foundation will offer Hawks of Summer, a daylong excursion with biologist and raptor expert Jim Estep. This event is part of the Yolo Basin Foundation’s fundraising series, a “Gaggle of Gatherings,” which consists of a variety of field trips and workshops offered throughout the year. Hawks of Summer […]

Winters man shares secrets of fly-fishing Putah Creek

This month, the Fly Fishers of Davis will hear from Putah Creek guide Jordan Romney, “who has the uncanny knack for getting his clients hooked up on fish, despite the fishery being one of the more challenging in the state,” a news release said. Romney will share some of the lessons learned from his years […]

Rosenberg elected Grand Master of California Odd Fellows

On Saturday, at a conference of 120 Odd Fellows Lodges from throughout California, Dave Rosenberg of Davis was elected Grand Master — the No. 1 position — for the Jurisdiction of California, the largest jurisdiction of Odd Fellows Lodges in the United States. The conference, called the “Grand Lodge of California,” was held over three days […]

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