Bob Dunning: Utility-bill mailer was a campaign piece

It’s no surprise that city officials want us to vote “yes” in June on the proposed half-percent sales tax increase that is mistakenly being billed as a half-cent sales tax increase. As such, members of the Davis City Council are free to write op-eds or letters to the editor or one-sided ballot arguments or offer […]

April 20, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Measure P asks: Are the water rates fair?

Do you think the rates crafted to pay for Davis’ river water diversion project are fair? That’s the question behind Measure P, the initiative that allows the community to weigh in on the city’s current and future water rate structure. Proponents say the measure gives democracy a chance to decide the rates’ fate. Opponents say […]

April 25, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Slow Food tour showcases area’s young farmers

Slow Food Yolo — a local branch of the national Slow Food USA organization — will host a farm tour and lunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 18. The tour and luncheon will feature a selection of young and beginning farmers taking root in the Capay Valley. The “Young Farmers, Young Chefs” […]

April 23, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Gibson House May Festival features local talent

Local talent will be in the spotlight from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 4, on the main stage of the 36th annual Gibson House May Festival. The event is on the grounds of the Yolo County Historical Museum, 512 Gibson Road in Woodland. Two bands, a folklorico troupe and a cowboy trick roper […]

April 30, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo Hospice offers free grief workshops

Yolo Hospice is offering free workshops. These groups, led by a qualified facilitator, are available to anyone experiencing grief and provide support through mutual understanding and education. Registration is required. * Understanding Children’s Grief: Teachers, counselors, clergy and other professionals who support child and teens will learn ways to support children through grief. This workshop meets from 6 […]

April 20, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Tour renovated YCCC facility Thursday

Construction is completed and the doors will be open from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, to tour the renovated Yolo Community Care Continuum Farmhouse. The Farmhouse, a long-term residential treatment program for adults with mental illness, is on a 10-acre parcel of land seven miles northwest of Davis, at 24321 County Road 96. […]

April 20, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Fly Fishers talk to focus on healthy streams, rivers

Dan Brosier, president of the Sac-Sierra chapter of Trout Unlimited, and secretary Kevin Mather are the guest speakers Tuesday, April 29, for the Fly Fishers of Davis. The duo will outline Trout Unlimited’s conservation, advocacy and education work within California and in the local area. TU is the nation’s largest cold-water fisheries conservation group with […]

April 23, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Learn Chinese crafts at I-House

International House, Davis, 10 College Park, will host a program on Chinese New Year crafts for children from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 26. Participants will celebrate the Year of the Horse by making traditional Chinese crafts, such as 3D paper mobiles, mosaic candles, panda cookies, goldfish kites, pop-up greeting cards and gift-money holders. […]

April 20, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Tour Davis Waldorf School on Wednesday

Davis Waldorf School will host a tour from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the school, 3100 Sycamore Lane. Parents will be able to visit several classrooms and observe sample lessons from preschool through eighth grade. A question-and-answer session will follow the tour and refreshments will be served. RSVP to 530-753-1651 or [email protected] with your […]

April 20, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Preschool open house set at Davis Waldorf

Wondering what a Waldorf preschool has to offer your child? Parents and children are invited to spend the morning at the Davis Waldorf School, 3100 Sycamore Lane, on Saturday, April 26. Registration is at 8:45 a.m. and the event will run from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Children will enjoy creative play, prepare and eat a small […]

April 20, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Birch Lane celebrates its 50th anniversary

Birch Lane Elementary School will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a party Saturday, April 26, at Davis Community Church’s Fellowship Hall, 421 D St. in downtown Davis. The event will start at 6:30 p.m. and will include appetizers, a dessert buffet and silent and live auctions. A special toast will be held to honor retiring […]

April 20, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

KDVS launches fund drive on Monday

Campus and community radio station KDVS, 90.3 FM, kicks off a week of on-air fundraising and fundraising events starting at midnight Monday. The on-air fundraiser continues through Sunday, April 27. KDVS DJs will break from normal programming and ask listeners and supporters to donate to the station at or by calling 530-754-KDVS. Listeners who […]

April 20, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

City launches new website to track water use

Ever wonder how your water use stacks up compared to your neighbors? Now, will show you how much water you use and how that compares to your average neighbors and your most efficient neighbors. Plus, it will provide conservation tips, such as taking military-style showers where you stop the water while you soap up, […]

April 22, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

The fifth annual Tour de Cluck is soon to be hatched

The fifth annual Tour de Cluck — a family- and fowl-friendly event — returns Saturday, May 24, with its signature bicycle tour, or “coop crawl,” of local chicken coops. Funds raised by the tour benefit the programs of Davis Farm to School. Bicycle tour tickets are $15 for general and $10 for seniors and students […]

April 20, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,