Community invited to sing along in tribute to Seeger

The Willett Elementary School Chorus will present a “community singalong” in honor of the late folk singer Pete Seeger on Saturday between noon and 1 p.m. at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park. The students and their leader, retired Willett teacher Claudia Krich, will perform on the oak tree deck just north of the […]

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

Per Capita: Silent cars pose risks to bicyclists, pedestrians

Here are a few “short stories” about aspects of climate change, greenhouse gases, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. THE SOUND OF SILENCE: For several years, I commuted to my job in Sacramento on a bike. It was a great way to wake up in the morning (not so great in the darkness of winter) and […]

February 20, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Garamendi to speak at Bet Haverim

Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, will speak at 7 p.m. Monday, March 10, in the Social Hall at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. His topic is “Congressional Support for a Two-State Solution.” Garamendi is a co-sponsor of House Resolution 365, commending U.S. efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a negotiated two-state solution. […]

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

Master Gardeners share their wisdom

University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners will talk about water-wise gardening, including edibles and ornamentals, on the third Saturday of each month this year, except Easter. They’ll be at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis, from 2 to 4 p.m. The next gathering is this Saturday. Admission is free. For […]

February 20, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Meet Saylor at Peet’s Coffee

Yolo County District 2 Supervisor Don Saylor will meet constituents during his “office hours” from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Peet’s Coffee & Tea at The Marketplace, 1411 W. Covell Blvd in Davis. Community members are invited to stop by to voice concerns about county issues and operations, or ask questions. Saylor […]

February 20, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Black history to be traced in talk Sunday

The Yolo County Historical Society will celebrate Black History Month with a lecture at 2 p.m. Sunday by Jeannette Molson, who has spent 35 years researching her family’s history through slavery, fighting as soldiers in the Civil War in the U.S. Colored Troops regiment, relatives in the Underground Railroad and a relative who fought with […]

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

Law professor addresses issues of church, state

Alan E. Brownstein, a professor of law and Boochever and Bird Chair for the Study and Teaching of Freedom and Equality at the UC Davis Law School, will lead a discussion Tuesday on the issues of church and state facing our multi-faith society. The event will begin at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at […]

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

Ukraine: 25 killed, 241 injured in Kiev clashes

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian protesters have seized control of the capital’s central post office as they continue to fight off police attempts to break up a giant opposition tent camp. Activists on Wednesday stormed into the post office in Independences Square, also known as the Maidan, after a nearby building they had previously occupied […]

February 19, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Volleyball investigation cost us $22,041

MONEY TO BURN … like any journalist worth his salt, I was curious as to what our current vicious volleyball vortex, now officially known as V-Gate, was costing the taxpayers of this fine city … so Monday afternoon, near the end of our three-day weekend, I fired off a friendly email to the superintendent of […]

February 19, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Yolo seeking new county counsel

Yolo County is searching for a new county counsel, though the reason why remains unclear. The Board of Supervisors emerged from closed session last week with a two-sentence statement announcing that recruitment would be getting underway for a replacement for current County Counsel Robyn Drivon, but no additional information or explanation was provided. Evaluation of […]

February 19, 2014 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

UCD students hailed for actions at fire scene

The day began as it normally did for UC Davis students Nick Balardi and Mark Goering — a 5:15 a.m. departure from their campus dorm on Russell Boulevard to catch a ride to crew practice in West Sacramento. But the morning of Feb. 5 progressed somewhat differently, starting with the acrid smell of smoke in […]

February 19, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Gateway District plans gearing up for public outreach

At a time of budget woes and red ink, the city is chasing an ambition to build a site for future businesses that could, among other things, help push it into the black some years from now.

It’s called the Downtown/University Gateway District, and its 98 acres is almost a blank canvas for city and UC Davis planners to dream big and make major 21st century economic development a real local accomplishment.

That big goal requires a lot of small and medium-sized steps.

Water-cleaning technology could help farmers

FIREBAUGH — The giant solar receiver installed on a wheat field here in California’s agricultural heartland slowly rotates to track the sun and capture its energy. The 377-foot array, however, does not generate electricity but instead creates heat used to desalinate water. It is part of a project developed by a San Francisco area start-up […]

February 21, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sign up for women’s history luncheon by Feb. 28

The Yolo County Women’s History Month Committee is making final arrangements for the 27th annual Women’s History Month luncheon. The deadline for reservations and payment is Friday, Feb. 28. Tickets will not be sold at the door. The 2014 national Women’s History Month theme is “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment.” The luncheon will […]

February 26, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,