For the record

Wednesday’s story on a campaign to raise Davis’ minimum wage reported the wrong ballot as the goal for the campaign. It is the November ballot.

April 17, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Per Capita Davis: Now, for some good news

The last column was about bad news from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. They issued three reports recently. Last September, the first report made the point that scientists are 95 percent or greater certain that global warming is being driven by human actions. In the scientific community, 95 percent is essentially 100 but leaving […]

April 17, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

School district seeks input on new state-mandated accountability plan

Public input on the Davis school district’s new Local Control Accountability Plan will be solicited at a community discussion set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at King High School, 635 B St. “Some important planning decisions will be made soon and we are very interested in hearing from our community,” Superintendent Winfred Roberson said. […]

April 17, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Benefit set to help local bike legend

Million-Mile Mike is selling his bike.

Everything is for sale from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at The Bike People, a bike repair shop at 425 L St. founded by partners Kim and Mike Starchild in 2011. The benefit auction even includes Mike Starchild’s personal Gary Fisher mountain bike, with all proceeds going toward his recovery from interstitial lung disease.

Starchild, 73, a veteran cyclist, was the physically fit mechanic at The Bike People until he was rushed to the hospital two weeks ago and diagnosed with pneumonia, bronchitis and interstitial lung disease that has caused irreversible scarring to his lungs.

Hannah Stein reads poetry at gallery

The John Natsoulas Gallery welcomes local poet Hannah Stein for its Poetry Night Reading Series at 8 p.m. Thursday. Stein is a Davis poet whose work has been featured in such journals as Nimrod, The American Literary Review, Poetry Flash, Prairie Schooner and Hunger Mountain. She is the author of such poetry collections as Earthlight and […]

April 17, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Odd Fellows host culinary benefit for nonprofit

The Davis Cooks’ Showcase, a benefit for Davis Community Meals, runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. The showcase feature a buffet dinner by chefs from local restaurants, live music, and wine and beer. Tickets are $35 and are on sale at Davis Community […]

May 11, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Author discusses memories of Appalachia at The Avid Reader

Davis author Lena Cantrell McNicholas will be at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in Davis, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26, to discuss her memoir, “Patchwork: Pieces of Appalachia.” McNicholas loves southwest Virginia. In “Patchwork,” she recalls the small Appalachian town of her childhood and the eclectic characters within it. Check it out Who: […]

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

Symposium looks at religion in urban environments

The UC Davis Middle East/South Asia studies program presents “Spirited Topographies: Urban Refabulations, Underscapes and Mobilities,” a campuswide symposium, on Friday, May 9, in the Andrews Conference Room of the Social Sciences & Humanities Building. “ ‘Spirited Topographies’ is an intervention in current debates regarding the ways that religion is entwined in urban place-making,” according […]

May 01, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis Food Co-op to offer free bags on Earth Day

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. in downtown Davis, will celebrate Earth Day — Tuesday, April 22 — by giving free reusable bags with any purchase to the first 1,000 shoppers. The Davis Food Co-op is a member-owned supermarket specializing in natural, organic and minimally processed foods. The Co-op is open to the general […]

April 17, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

DEVO set to serve up 14th annual Winkler Dinner

The 14th annual Winkler Dinner will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Sciences at UC Davis. This annual fundraiser put together by the Davis Enology Viticulture Organization supports activities such as educational wine-tastings, immersion trips to various wine regions and events connecting students to industry and alumni. […]

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

Downtown post office set to reopen

The downtown Davis post office, 424 Third St., is scheduled to reopen Monday after being closed for more than two months for remodeling following a fire. While the office has been closed and no services have been available at the counter, people who have post office boxes there have been able to pick up their […]

April 17, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

NAMI backers walk in Sacramento

NAMIWalks is just around the bend on Saturday, May 3, in Sacramento’s William Land Park. Thousands of concerned citizens across the nation will walk together to raise money and awareness to ensure that programs from the National Alliance on Mental Illness are available to provide help and hope to those in need. NAMI-Yolo is one […]

April 18, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

CHP seeks owner of lost cash

The Woodland California Highway Patrol is seeking the public’s help in returning some money to its rightful owner. According to Officer Bryan Konvalin, a private citizen found the large amount of cash — the exact total was not disclosed — near the Dunnigan rest stop along Interstate 5 and turned it over to the CHP […]

April 16, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Wolk, Krovoza order up minimum wage city ‘inbox’

A campaign to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour in Davis seems to be losing steam going for the ballot box, but it picked up some support at the City Council meeting Tuesday night. Local activist Bernie Goldsmith admitted Tuesday it is “increasingly unlikely” that he will be successful in his bid to […]

April 16, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged