Go all in at poker tourney

Tickets are still available for Soroptimist International of Davis’ annual Texas Hold ‘Em poker night at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St., Davis. Proceeds benefit local charities supporting women and children. Tickets are $40 for general admission or $60 for tournament play. Purchase tickets online at www.sidavis.org or contact Lea Rosenberg […]

February 28, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

That’s some day at the Farmers Market

In a blanket, in a story or in the mud, no matter how you like your pig, the Davis Farmers Market has something for you on Saturday. Pig Day is one of the market’s most popular annual events. Visitors will find baby pigs, people in pig costumes and pig-out eats at the market from 8 […]

February 28, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Can you give them a home?

Vichi is a 1-year-old spayed female terrier mix who’s small in size but she has lots of love to give. She has a gentle nature and plays well with other dogs and people of all ages. Spock is a 1 1/2-year-old neutered male black and tan purebred German shepherd. He has one ear that bends down, which just […]

February 28, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Japanese internment is focus of talk at WCC

“Japanese Internment and its Legacies” is the title of a presentation Wednesday at Woodland Community College by UC Davis alumna Elaine Yamaguchi and emeritus faculty member Isao Fujimoto. They will speak from 4 to 5:15 p.m. in the college’s Multicultural Enrichment Center, Room 101. Admission is free; parking on campus costs $2. Woodland Community College […]

March 04, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sassafras Beauty helps Empower Yolo

Sassafras Beauty, a retailer in The Marketplace shopping center, is partnering with Empower Yolo — formerly known as the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center of Yolo County — in support of the agency’s campaign to end violence and provide hope for families in Yolo County. The store will host a silent auction beginning Saturday, […]

March 12, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Parent engagement becoming a priority for schools

Changes, changes. The state of California is in the midst of overhauling public school finance as a result of Gov. Jerry Brown’s local control funding formula, which gives school districts greater latitude in setting priorities for how state funding for education will be used. One of the requirements of the funding formula is that school […]

March 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Rural legislators want past-due state payments

A bipartisan coalition of legislators from California’s rural counties are applauding two local state senators for introducing legislation that would fill a hole left in their budgets when the state stopped making payment in lieu of taxes (PILT) payments. In addition to requesting $19 million in general fund dollars for outstanding obligations, SB 1410 would […]

March 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Library hosts mystery game night for tweens

The Stephens Branch Library will play host to a night of mystery and books for tweens. The pre-teen program will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 14, in the Blanchard Room of the library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. It is free and open to youths in sixth through ninth grades. […]

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

Pope and Davis to speak at luncheon

Matt Pope and Robb Davis will speak to the Davis Progressive Business Exchange at noon Wednesday at International House, 10 College Park. Community members are welcome. Pope, a member of the Napa County Planning Commission, recently withdrew from the race to represent the 4th Assembly District. Davis, a public health professional and bicycling advocate, is […]

February 28, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Talk addresses growing challenges to downtown

Davis has always been thought of as a small town, both by its residents and by those in surrounding communities. But have big-city problems begun to encroach on the town? And if so, what can be done to counter these emerging challenges? The discussion of the impact public drunkenness in downtown Davis was the focus […]

February 28, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

St. James School Choir headed to Disneyland

The St. James School Choir has been selected to perform at Disneyland’s California Adventure in April. This opportunity, through the Disney Performing Arts program, was earned through a competitive process and audition last spring. Sixty-four students — including 36 elementary and 22 junior high singers, plus six rhythm section players — will perform April 21-22. […]

February 28, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

For the record

Thursday’s Davis City Council story contained an error about the proposed pickup schedule for yard waste. The council unanimously approved an option to allow weekly loose-pile pickups during November and December, and quarterly loose-pile pickups during the rest of the year. The carts would be collected weekly year-round. ———— Admission to Deborah Burnett’s talk about […]

February 28, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Woman hospitalized following J Street crash

Davis police are investigating the circumstances surrounding an incident early Wednesday in which a Davis woman crashed her car into a house. Assistant Chief Darren Pytel said the 26-year-old woman suffered moderate injuries in the 3 a.m. collision, which occurred in the 500 block of J Street. She was transported to Sutter Davis Hospital, where […]

February 27, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Council stresses indecision on public power

The Davis City Council voted Wednesday night essentially to redo a resolution it passed in December, placing more emphasis on getting in touch with the community on the investigation of a publicly owned electric utility. All five council members voted to rewrite the resolution, but they were divided on why they supported such a move. […]

February 27, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,