Explorit: ‘Beautiful World’ blooms with help from T.J. Maxx

Explorit Science Center is thrilled to receive a foundation grant from the TJX Companies and the TJX Foundation, celebrating the grand opening of Davis’s new T.J. Maxx store. This grant will provide continued support for Explorit’s current exhibition, “Beautiful World: Science and Art.” The “Beautiful World” exhibition is open to the public Saturdays, Sundays and […]

November 15, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

King High student joins Rotary honorees

Cshamiya Deary, a student at King High School, also was honored last month by the Sunrise Rotary Club of Davis as a Student of the Month. Nominated by the King High staff, Deary “is the clearest model of determination possible,” the staff wrote. “Her picture is right there next to the word ‘determination’ in the […]

November 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Creative Women’s Circle meets Saturday

The Creative Women’s Circle will meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at 1001 Cypress Lane in Davis. Members will discuss their show in February, the calendar for the coming year and the Christmas meeting. For more information, call Phyllis at 530-601-6401.

November 15, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis Friends hear about legislative successes

Two members of the Friends Committee on Legislation of California will speak Sunday in Davis about the achievements of the 2013 legislative year and the prospects for 2014. Kevan Insko and Jim Lindburg will speak at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the Davis Friends Meeting House, 345 L St. The public is welcome; refreshments will be […]

November 15, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Veterans plan an Aggie tailgate party Saturday

Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6949 and the UC Davis Student Veterans will gather for a tailgate party starting at 1 p.m. Saturday outside Aggie Stadium. This is the final home Aggie football game of the season. All VFW post members, student veterans, veterans, current military members and their families are invited […]

November 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Texas university’s race admissions policy debated in federal court

By Manny Fernandez AUSTIN, Texas — An affirmative-action program at the University of Texas at Austin that takes applicants’ race into account was unnecessary because the campus had achieved a “critical mass” of minority students, lawyers for the white applicant who sued the university told a federal appeals court here on Wednesday in a case […]

November 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UC Santa Cruz students report party druggings

By Stephanie M. Lee SAN FRANCISCO — Three female students at UC Santa Cruz have told police this month that their drinks were spiked with drugs at parties, and one of them said she was sexually assaulted, university police said. Police are investigating the reports and on Tuesday sent out a campuswide bulletin warning students […]

November 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fundraisers benefit typhoon relief

Davis residents have two opportunities this weekend to help survivors of the devastating Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The Davis-Yolo County Filipinos, under the leadership of former Davis Mayor Ruth Asmundson, are organizing a Filipino luncheon buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the St. James Catholic Church Memorial Center, 1275 […]

November 21, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Obamacare numbers add to Dems’ anxiety

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans today to announce a fix to counter the millions of health coverage cancellations going to consumers, as the White House tried to stem Democratic impatience over a program likely to be at the center of next year’s midterm elections for control of Congress. At the same time, the […]

November 14, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Feds unveil S.F. Bay wetlands plan

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A 50-year recovery plan for San Francisco Bay and other coastal wetlands is being released Thursday by federal wildlife officials who say it would be the biggest tidal marsh recovery effort outside of the Florida Everglades. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service said its $1.24 billion plan for the Bay and […]

November 14, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Sutter Davis Hospital wins top presidential honor

Sutter Davis Hospital is one of only three organizations nationwide to receive the 2013 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest presidential honor for organizations that demonstrate performance excellence through innovation, improvement and visionary leadership. The award winners were announced Wednesday by U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, who named only Sutter Davis and two […]

November 14, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Why just weigh in? Let us vote

A WEIGHTY ISSUE … “Public weighs in on the Cannery,” said Wednesday’s exceedingly accurate front-page headline in The Davis Enterprise … weigh in they did … as Tom Sakash noted in his opening paragraph: “The public was presented with its final opportunity Tuesday to offer up input on the design of The Cannery, and it […]

November 14, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Trial for Woodland hit-and-run suspect begins

WOODLAND — Both the prosecutor and the defense attorney agreed on one thing Wednesday — that Alisa Horner was intoxicated and acting aggressively that June night in front of the 7-Eleven store on Woodland’s East Main Street. Where they diverge, however, is whether defendant Kristal Ellen Sutton lawfully left the scene after running over Horner […]

November 14, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Council approves new wood smoke policy as nuisance ordinance

Watch out for that smoke. The City Council approved a new version of the local wood-burning ordinance Tuesday that allows any “reasonable person” who’s bothered by a neighbor’s wood smoke to call up the city’s code enforcement detail and file a nuisance complaint. If it’s determined that the offender is, in fact, causing a public […]

November 14, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,