Beronio marshals support to raise campaign funds

Yolo Superior Court Commissioner Janene Beronio, a candidate for judge, has announced the members of her campaign finance committee. “A number of supporters — under the leadership of retired Yolo Superior Court Judge Doris Shockley from West Sacramento and longtime Woodland attorney Jim Nolan, have agreed to form a finance committee to help me raise […]

March 09, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis Bike Club meets Monday

The Davis Bike Club’s regular membership meeting takes place at 7 p.m. Monday at the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, 303 Third St. in downtown Davis. There will be the usual refreshments, new member greetings and a raffle. This month, the featured speaker is Dave Coleman, the service manager at Wheelworks. In 2010, he survived a horrific […]

March 09, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Allen meets voters at two coffees this weekend

Davis City Council candidate Sheila Allen will meet with Davis voters twice this weekend to talk about issues that face the city. Steve Barrow and Alexis Esparza of 4204 Vista Way in South Davis will host an informal coffee from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. On Sunday, Greg Barrow and Carol Fusaro will host another coffee […]

March 07, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Lawsuit seeks to reinstate canceled health plans

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A state lawmaker who is running for state insurance commissioner said Wednesday that he is suing California’s health benefits exchange for wrongly cutting off more than 1 million insurance policies and for what he called wasting taxpayer money on useless marketing campaigns. Covered California violated federal and state laws by telling insurers […]

March 06, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Demolition of Third and G paused by commission

The Davis Planning Commission voted Wednesday night to delay demolition of a building at the corner of Third and G streets downtown. Commissioners voted nearly unanimously to ask the property owner to prepare a better plan for the two-story structure that would replace it, with an emphasis on aesthetic improvements and the color of the […]

March 06, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Local author goes on radio show

“How She Really Does It,” a radio talk show with Koren Motekaitis, airs live from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays on KDRT 95.7 FM or by live webstreaming Beth McMullen is a fiction author. She wrote her book, “Happily Ever After” under the pen name Elizabeth Maxwell. In this interview she discusses life as […]

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Under new SAT, 1,600 is perfect again

WASHINGTON (AP) — The perfect score will again be 1,600. What’s more, the essay will be optional, students will no longer be penalized for wrong answers and the vocabulary is shifting to do away with some high-sounding words such as “prevaricator” and “sagacious.” The SAT college entrance exam is undergoing a sweeping revision. College Board […]

March 06, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Nothing but the truth on V-gate

THE TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH … my friend Ann writes to say she is “a little frustrated” about my $22,041 cost for the V-Gate investigation … I think we’re all a little frustrated with it, Ann … “I am told that there is a process in place to handle complaints […]

March 06, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Yolo Hospice offers lots of grief support

Yolo Hospice offers free, drop-in, support groups that are continuously available. These groups, led by a qualified facilitator, are available to anyone experiencing grief and provide support through mutual understanding and education. “Take part at a level of participation that is comfortable for you, attending as often as you would like,” a news release said. […]

March 09, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Elementary students put on play Saturday

Birch Lane Elementary School students invite the community to the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “The Secret Garden” at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at Korematsu Elementary School, 3100 Loyola Drive. More than 50 Birch Lane students have been hard at work practicing to present this free performance, sponsored by the Birch Lane PTA. […]

March 07, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Gardening 101 courses start Saturday

Want to learn more about how to start a garden? The Hanna and Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden, on the west side of 137 N. Cottonwood St. in Woodland, will host two free community “Gardening 101” classes in March. These one-hour classes on Saturday, March 15, and Wednesday, March 19, will cover gardening basics, such […]

March 12, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

‘Shark Tank’ hopeful features UCD MBA grad as CFO

A UC Davis Graduate School of Management alumnus developed the business plan for a company that is diving — or, rather, cycling — into ABC’s “Shark Tank” at 9 p.m. Friday, March 7. Adam Pettler, MBA class of 2011, serves as the chief financial officer of Revolights Inc., maker of wheel-mounted bike light systems. President […]

March 07, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Explorit: See winter star patterns in the sky

By Vinita Domier Everyone is invited to the meeting of the Davis Astronomy Club at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at Explorit Science Center, 3141 Fifth St. All ages are welcome to attend the featured presentation indoors, followed by the star party outdoors (weather permitting) where we also will view Jupiter and deep sky objects such as […]

March 07, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Beyond Platinum: Bike boosters hunt for funds

Trekking though the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Davis active transportation coordinator Dave “DK” Kemp was busy talking up members of Congress promoting Davis, bicycling and the idea that more federal dollars need to be spent on active transportation.

“We’re essentially lobbying the federal government to support bicycling,” Kemp said.

It’s a trip that may yield potential millions for Davis’ Beyond Platinum Bicycle Action Plan, a strategy that Kemp told the City Council last week most likely would need no money from the city. That’s a seemingly tall order, given that carrying out the plan will cost a projected $120,000 per year.

March 06, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,