Council urges Davisites to stop buying, using rodenticides

The Davis City Council is urging businesses and residents to forego buying, selling or using certain rodenticides. The council is expected to pass a resolution at tonight’s meeting targeting second generation anticoagulant rodenticides, following the California Department of Pesticide Regulation’s decision to restrict their availability and use this summer. Only certain permitted users, like exterminators, will […]

April 15, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Take a hike with the Sierra Club

The Sierra Club hosts morning walks in Davis on Tuesdays and Thursdays year-round. The group meets at 7 a.m. at Peet’s Coffee & Tea at The Marketplace at Covell Boulevard and Sycamore Lane. The walking distance is about 4.5 miles in 90 minutes’ time, with return to Peet’s at about 8:30 a.m. All are welcome. […]

August 05, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Trek the mountains of Indonesia with Audubon speaker

The public is invited to attend the Yolo Audubon Society’s monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, as Andy Engilis, curator of the UC Davis Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology, leads attendees on a fantastic biological voyage to an unexplored region of Indonesia, the Mekongga Mountains. In a region never before systematically surveyed […]

April 15, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

View classic vehicles at the April Cruise-In

A display of 40 to 80 classic cars, trucks, motorcycles and other various vehicles will take place at the April Cruise-In from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, at The Marketplace shopping center at Covell Boulevard and Sycamore Lane. Community members are invited to bring their own cars to show off or just take […]

April 15, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

I’m the weiner

Greta, a long-haired dapple dachshund, won her heat in the Doxie Derby at the 100th annual Picnic Day.

April 13, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Leader of the band

UC Davis Band-uh bass drummer Dev Patel helps keep time for the marching band during the Picnic Day parade thorugh downtown Davis. Thousands of people lined the streets to cheer for all the bands and organizations represented. PicnicDay89W PicnicDay100W PicnicDay122W PicnicDay125W PicnicDay134W PicnicDay148W PicnicDay211W PicnicDay218W PicnicDay240W PicnicDay248W PicnicDay271W

April 13, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Fun in the sun: Check out UC Davis’ 100th Picnic Day

UC Davis Band-uh bass drummer Dev Patel helps keep time for the marching band during the Picnic Day parade thorugh downtown Davis. Thousands of people lined the streets to cheer for all the bands and organizations represented.

April 13, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Public intoxication, disorderly conduct arrests usher in Picnic Day revelry

Davis police had made a number of arrests for public intoxication and disorderly conduct by early evening on Saturday, but it was too soon to tell how the Picnic Day revelry in Davis would compare to the unruly — and sometimes violent — behavior in previous years, according to Davis Police Lt. Paul Doroshov. “It […]

April 13, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Santa Barbara melee spurs calls to party less hard

SANTA BARBARA (AP) — With streets still littered in glass and garbage cans overflowing with red cups and bottles, UC Santa Barbara students were trying to shake off a lingering hangover from an annual spring party morphed into a raucous and violent blowout. Once proud to attend one of the nation’s best-known party schools, some […]

April 13, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Crash victim escapes from burning car

Tragedy was averted Saturday morning when a passenger in a West Sacramento crash was able to escape from the vehicle just before it burst into flames, the California Highway Patrol reported. The crash occurred at about 9:30 a.m. on westbound Highway 80 near Reed Avenue, where the driver of a Toyota sedan failed to notice […]

April 13, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Learn more

What: “Call of the Wolf”: an Earth Day celebration plus awards presentation When: 2:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27 Where: Veterans’Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St., Davis Admission: $10 adults, $5 children Pre-register: at www.cooldaviscallofthewolf.eventbrite.com Info: [email protected]

April 13, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Bob Dunning: Looking for a seat at the table

So, you’re willing to give back to the community by offering to volunteer to fill just under six months of the 2½ years remaining on Nancy Peterson’s School Board term, figuring it’s the least you can do for the city you love. Well, you’d better take a number and get in line, for the list […]

April 13, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

City shows life without another sales tax

Learn more What: City Council meeting When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Where: Community Chambers, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Enjoy the twinkling lights downtown at night? The same level of public safety? Parks maintenance? That nice woman who answers your questions at the city clerk’s office? Better vote for Measure O, the city’s proposed half-percent sales […]

April 13, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Alan Fernandes enters school board race

On Friday, Alan Fernandes announced he will be a candidate for appointment to the vacant Davis school board seat, to be selected by the board at a special  meeting on May 8. He also will be on the ballot as a candidate for the school board in the November election as the appointee will serve […]

April 13, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,