Bob Dunning: Tune in to ‘As the Volleyball Turns’

VOLLEY THIS … wow, it used to be we gained worldwide fame from things like Village Homes and the occasional quirky decisions of the Davis City Council … but now our fame seems to stem more from such diverse negative events as pepper-spraying college students and the incessant coaching carousel at Davis High School … […]

February 18, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Nina (No. 122019), a 2-year-old spayed female terrier mix. Also hoping for a good home is Dana (No. 121725), a 9-year-old spayed female domestic short-haired tabby cat whose owner died. […]

February 18, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

More public art coming to celebrate Davis

Nationally and locally recognized artists are set to make Davis environs their own canvas, many with the help of artistic volunteers. At First and F streets, longtime artistic bandleader John Natsoulas of the John Natsoulas Gallery is set to work on what his group calls the “First Davis Community Mural Project,” covering more than 120 […]

February 18, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Deadline extended for teen art program

The Pence Gallery has extended the deadline for Teens Take Charge, a free, teen-driven program designed to explore, create and celebrate community through public art. Over the course of four months, participants will learn about the diversity within public art and how it contributes to a community, while developing strong skills in leadership, public speaking and […]

February 18, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

City to seek interim manager from the outside

The Davis City Council decided unanimously Friday in a closed session that it will hire an interim city manager from outside city ranks in April, according to an announcement Monday. City Manager Steve Pinkerton finalized a contract last week to become general manager of Lake Tahoe’s Incline Village General Improvement District. The district handles recreation, […]

February 18, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Supplies collected for Yolo Crisis Nursery

The National Charity League’s Davis Chapter 2014 and 2015 Ticktockers are sponsoring a communitywide drive for the Yolo Crisis Nursery. On Saturday and Sunday, members will collect donated items in front on CVS on Covell Boulevard next to Nugget Market. The group is collecting diapers, diaper wipes, Enfamil formula and Clorox or Lysol wipes.

February 20, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

For the record

A total of 60 percent plus one of those voting this week are needed to pass the student fee referendum to support The California Aggie. Sunday’s story reported incorrectly that a two-thirds vote is needed. We regret the error.

February 18, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Meditate for health at Sutter workshop

Sutter Integrative Holistic Health will offer a workshop, “Qigong Meditation for Health and Well-Being,” from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. This workshop will introduce participants to a variety of meditation practices — sitting, standing and even walking — used in China to improve health […]

February 18, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

West Plainfield FD holds pancake breakfast

The West Plainfield Volunteer Fire Department will host its 36th annual pancake breakfast fundraiser from 6:30 to 11 a.m. Sunday, March 2, at Lillard Hall. The hall is next to the fire station, at 24901 County Road 95 west of Davis. Between 450 and 500 people are served every year at this all-you-can-eat event. Tickets […]

February 26, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

FIT House launches Running for Women program

FIT House has announced it will be adding the Running for Women training program to its class offerings. For the past several years, this all-female running group has resided at Fleet Feet Sports, Davis. A free information night for the spring season will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, March 3, at Fleet Feet, 615 Second […]

February 19, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Mt. Hood study tracks volcano activity

Forecasts of when a volcano is ready to erupt could be a little closer thanks to work by geologists at UC Davis and Oregon State University published online Feb. 16 in the journal Nature. For an eruption to occur, the magma, or molten rock under the volcano must be sufficiently mobile to erupt. “The question […]

February 14, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis

Father, daughter build ‘Little Free Library’

An old-fashioned and nearly full-sized British telephone booth full of books might seem out of place in most playgrounds. But the kids who attend Davis Parent Nursery School wouldn’t think so, at least not since last month, when Davis’ most recent “Little Free Library” was donated to the school’s Danbury Street site in South Davis.

Mariah Hess, assistant director of the three-day program at DPNS, first considered building her students a Little Free Library during walks with her 3½-year-old daughter.

“There’s one in South Davis that Sydney and I always go to,” she said. “We always go to the park, stop by the Little Free Library, grab a book to read, and next time we come we’ll put a new book in there.”

Master Gardeners offer advice at Arboretum plant sales

Yolo County Master Gardeners will provide water-wise gardening information at the UC Davis Arboretum’s spring plant sales on Saturdays, March 15, April 5, April 26 and May 17. The sales will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the UCD Teaching Nursery on Garrod Drive. Volunteer Master Gardeners will have an information table and hold […]

March 05, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Yamada honors Woodland centenarian

Lois Noel, a retired nurse who celebrated her 101st birthday on Feb. 12, is the newest member of Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada’s 4th Assembly District Century Circle. “I am proud of the fact that Yolo County has been home to many centenarians who have much to teach us,” Yamada said in a news release. “It is […]

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