Bob Dunning: Is it an error, or opportunity knocking?

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN … like a number of other folks in town, I received my copy of the very excellent UC Davis Magazine in the mail last week and was stunned to find a strange yellow “post-it” note on one of the early inside pages … “OUR GOOF = YOUR GAIN,” it began […]

August 30, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Square Tomatoes celebrates art and invention

The Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair will be moving into Central Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday with a celebration of art, innovation and invention. Alongside craft vendors, ’60s rock by Ken Kemmerling and food booths will be a display of Peter Wagner’s Whymcycles and inventive crafts. The fair is showcasing vendors who invent […]

August 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

University Farm Circle hosts Newcomers Welcome Party

University Farm Circle invites new and prospective members to a Newcomers Welcome Party to be held on Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the home of Carole Plack, 39306 Spyglass Place in Davis. This informal gathering brings women of all ages together to meet new friends and learn more about this Davis […]

September 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Edison phonograph gets new life at Covell Gardens

This summer, Atria Covell Gardens played host to a tale worthy of PBS’ popular “Antiques Roadshow.” Dick Beach, a resident of the retirement home on Alvarado Avenue in North Davis, succeeded in restoring a 1912 Edison record player. Beach demonstrated the phonograph for his friends and neighbors at Covell Gardens twice in July. The record […]

September 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Man arrested for possession of switch blade

Davis police arrested a Vacaville man early Wednesday after officers found a switchblade knife in his car during a search after a routine traffic stop. Around 5 a.m., a Davis police officer stopped Sergio Mejia Jr. in the 4400 block of Chiles Road for a vehicle code violation, according to a Davis police report. Upon contacting Mejia, […]

August 30, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Planting the seed: Hall of Fame inductee set stadium renovation in motion

Join the fun What: Davis High School Hall of Fame 2013 induction ceremony When: 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 Where: Freeborn Hall, UC Davis Tickets: $65 each; visit * Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series of stories profiling the 2013 inductees to the Davis High School Hall of Fame. For so many years — through multiple […]

September 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Cabrillo Heritage fundraiser set for Sept. 21

The Yolo Cabrillo Civic Club No. 26 will host its annual Cabrillo Day Heritage Sopas Dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Holy Rosary Community Center, 575 California St. in Woodland. Dinner is $15 for adults, $10 for students and free for those under 8. There will be a no-host bar. A silent […]

September 11, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

‘Science and You’ talk eyes emissions

SAY-IT — Science and You, Informational Talk — runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. The event features Tom Turrentine, director of the UC Davis Institute of Transportation, and will look at reaching zero emissions. This free public lecture series is intended to […]

September 04, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Join Sierra Club for morning walks

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. […]

December 04, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Psychiatrist to speak at NAMI meeting

NAMI-Yolo invites mental health consumers, family members, friends and concerned citizens to “Ask the Doctor” at the next monthly potluck dinner and meeting from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the Church of St. Martin Social Hall, 640 Hawthorn Lane in Davis. Participation is free. The guest speaker will be Dr. Rich Cross, […]

August 30, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Water rate initiative proponents at Farmers Market

Proponents of the Water Rate Initiative to repeal the current water rates will be at the Davis Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, gathering signatures. The public is invited to go to the market and share concerns, learn what the group is doing and sign the petition. For more information […]

August 30, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sign language classes offered

Pole Line Road Baptist Church’s new schedule of American Sign Language classes will begin Monday, Sept 16. Classes are for adults and children from third grade and older. The Rev. Exter Hardy teaches the class. There is $3 charge to help offset the cost of handouts. The class runs from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday […]

September 04, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Rotts of Friends: Can you give them a home?

Gladys is a 5-year-old absolutely adorable, spayed female Beagle who is one of the sweetest, calmest, most lovable dogs you’ll ever meet. She loves to be held and cuddled and plays great with other dogs. She is great with children and would make a perfect “first” dog. Brando is a movie-star-handsome 2-year-old neutered male German […]

August 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Lincoln Highway is new permanent museum exhibit

By Hazen Kazaks This year marks the centennial anniversary of the Lincoln Highway, the nation’s first coast-to-coast automobile route. To commemorate this occasion, the latest permanent Hattie Weber Museum exhibit displays maps, pictures, books, signs and license plates from states crossed by the highway. The exhibit also commemorates the 3,300 mile bicycle journey Davis resident […]

August 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,