Grad Night meeting set Tuesday

Davis parents are invited to learn all about Grad Night and how to be a part of it, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Emerson Junior High School, 2121 Calaveras Ave. Grad Night is a safe and sober all-night celebratory event for graduating seniors from Davis, Da Vinci and King high schools and the Davis School […]

September 22, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Reduction in counselors at DHS increases college admissions work

With college admissions season gearing up, counselors at Davis High School are as busy as ever. Last year, according to one, more than half of the senior class filled out the Common Application, an online application used by more than 500 colleges. The form makes applying to multiple schools much easier for students, who only have […]

September 20, 2013 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Making sense of college admissions

Check it out What: “What Colleges May Not Tell You — And You Really Need to Know” featuring college admissions expert Sally Springer, author of “Admission Matters” When: 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesday Where: Davis High School library, 315 W. 14th St. Info: Jennifer Creinen, [email protected] Last spring brought headlines that struck fear in the hearts of many […]

September 20, 2013 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Explorit: Solar calendar showcases equinox

In the northeast corner of Mace Ranch Park, nestled in between the largest, oldest oak tree and Korematsu Elementary School, is a curious sandy spiral that seems to rise naturally out of the landscape. It is artist Sam Tubiolo’s “Evidence of Life,” a conceptual art installation commissioned by the city of Davis in 2006. “Evidence […]

September 20, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Nominations sought for Covell, Brinley awards

Davis is jam-packed with people who give of their time, treasure and talents to make this community a better place. Now’s your chance to honor them for their contributions. Nominations for Davis’ top citizen honors — the C.A. Covell Award for the Citizen of the Year and the A.G. Brinley Award for outstanding service in […]

September 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis teen leads walk for a cure

A diagnosis of juvenile diabetes is not one anyone would wish for, but it’s one that Davis teen Josie Campanelli has been using as a vehicle for good since she was a young girl. Campanelli, now a senior at Davis High School, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes back in 2005 when she was 8 […]

September 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Garden moves health advocacy outdoors

A new community garden that will be dedicated Monday morning in Woodland will feature special areas for children, demonstration plants and an orchard. The garden is on a quarter-acre plot of land adjacent to the Herbert Bauer Health and Alcohol, Drug & Mental Health Building, at 137 N. Cottonwood St. in Woodland. It will be […]

September 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sketch birds with Yolo Audubon

Many bird-watchers and other nature enthusiast photograph birds. Still, others have taken to drawing the birds they encounter. Drawing wild birds can be frustrating because wild birds do not “pose” for the artist. The California Raptor Center is a wonderful place to sketch birds because these birds have become used to people. The public is […]

September 24, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Audubon leads field trip Sunday to Point Reyes

The public is invited to join the Yolo Audubon Society on a bird-watching field trip Sunday to Point Reyes National Seashore, a renowned fall migration “hot spot.” Visitors may be able to see warblers, vireos, tanagers and grosbeaks migrating in the area. In addition, participants may see many species of raptors, herons, egrets, shorebirds, bulls […]

September 20, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

58 more missing after massive Mexico storm

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Mexico’s government said 58 people were missing after a massive landslide smashed through a tiny coffee-growing village deep in the country’s southern mountains, where fresh waves of rain threatened more danger for rescue workers trying to evacuate the last residents from the isolated hamlet on Thursday. The same storm that devastated […]

September 19, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

House links stopgap funding bill to health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-controlled House is cruising toward a vote to gut President Barack Obama’s health care plan as part of a temporary funding bill to prevent a partial government shutdown on Oct. 1. While raising the possibility of a government closure, the latest GOP plan is actually aimed at avoiding one. GOP leaders […]

September 19, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: We’ve formed a Neighborhood Trash Watch

Despite abundant evidence to the contrary, the Davis City Council, once again taking its marching orders from the Natural Resources Commission, decided that size does matter when it comes to how much each household is charged for garbage collection. The council seems to think that by charging six dollars a month more for those using […]

September 19, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Bring bells for Saturday’s Day of Peace

The Davis Phoenix coalition was formed in response to the March beating of Mikey Partida, a hate crime for which the defendant has accepted a plea deal and will spend five years in Yolo County Jail. The coalition asks the community to bring bells to help celebrate the International Day of Peace at noon Saturday […]

September 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Water rate foes at Farmers Market

Proponents of an initiative to repeal Davis’ current water rates will be at the Davis Farmers Market on Saturday, collecting signatures on petitions. The market is held in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Representatives will be present to answer questions. For more information or to volunteer to help, call 530-756-6856.

September 20, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,