Sign up for electronics camp for kids

Children interested in electronic crafts may now register for Davis Code Camp. Children will learn how to make clothing, cards and crafts that light up. The camp runs from 4 to 5:15 p.m. Tuesdays from Feb. 25 to April 1 at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Cost is $195. For more information, call […]

February 11, 2014 | Posted in Local News | 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 Scruffy (No. 121666), a 7-year-old neutered male black and tan terrier mix. Also hoping for a good home is Patches (No. 085925), a 5-year-old spayed female calico short-haired domestic cat, […]

February 11, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center changes name to Empower Yolo

The Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center has become Empower Yolo. The name change is an effort to more effectively encompass the philosophy of service, comprehensive programs and geographical reach of services offered by the agency. Empower Yolo will kick off its Yolo Campaign for Change on Wednesday. The 10-day awareness-raising effort is intended to […]

February 11, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

NorCal Fibro Friends to meet

The monthly meeting of the Northern Cal Fibro Friends will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Valley Health Plaza, 1010 Nut Tree Road, Suite 240, in Vacaville. Meetings are free, but donations are appreciated. The program will be presented by the outreach representatives for the California AgrAbility Program at UC Davis. They will […]

February 11, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fundraiser Wednesday to re-elect Swanson

The public is invited to a valentine-themed re-election fundraiser for City Councilwoman Rochelle Swanson from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Our House Restaurant, 808 Second St. in downtown Davis. There will be food, drinks and a valentine card craft station. For more information, contact Cary Arnold at 530-867-2524.

February 11, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Odd Fellows take steps toward change

Members of the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge, armed with pedometers, will record their steps for the next six months, and see if — collectively — they can take 50 million steps in that time. Longtime Odd Fellow and Past Noble Grand Dave Rosenberg issued the challenge to the lodge, and it was readily accepted. “One […]

February 12, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Take a look in a book

The Davis Korean Cultural Society opened its Korean language and culture school for pre-kindergartners through 12th-graders on Friday. From left, Katie Mun, Celline Han and Lucy Yunsealoh read a book with teacher Eunsun Kong on opening night. The school currently features one 15-week Korean language class followed by a Korean culture class on Friday evenings […]

February 09, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Council to mull fate of water initiative

Learn more Who: Davis City Council When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Where: Community Chambers, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Watch it: Live on Comcast Channel 16 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99; streamed at The City Council will consider a range of legal options Tuesday to decide what to do with an initiative on water rates […]

February 09, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Justice Dept. applies same-sex rights to itself

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an assertion of same-sex marriage rights, Attorney General Eric Holder is applying a landmark Supreme Court ruling to the Justice Department, announcing Saturday that same-sex spouses cannot be compelled to testify against each other, should be eligible to file for bankruptcy jointly and are entitled to the same rights and privileges […]

February 09, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Local businesses react to sales tax proposal

A three-quarter-cent sales tax increase may not seem like a lot of money, but Ken Bradford, owner of Ken’s Bike-Ski-Board thinks it will hurt his business and hurt Davis. He’s not alone. In a letter to City Council members on Jan. 28 Bradford said a sales tax will drive his customers away, because so-called “big […]

February 09, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Drought-rattled state welcomes weekend storm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Californians accustomed to complaining about the slightest change in the weather welcomed a robust weekend storm that soaked the northern half of the drought-stricken state Saturday even as rain and snow brought the threat of avalanches, flooding and rock slides. In Willits, one of 17 rural communities that California’s Department of […]

February 09, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Governor appoints Villegas to board of supervisors

Longtime West Sacramento City Council member Oscar E. Villegas has been appointed to the Yolo County Board of Supervisors by Gov. Jerry Brown, but there won’t be much of a honeymoon period for Villegas as he’ll have to be elected by voters in just four months in order to stay in office. Villegas, 47, fills […]

February 09, 2014 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

City deficit a long time in coming, solutions not

The tale of the city’s red ink is years old, but its proposed solutions to it are coming much faster, in part to beat a Tuesday deadline. With a $5.1 million projected deficit for the next fiscal year born mostly of past employee contract flubs, the Davis City Council has been moving swiftly to get […]

February 09, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis environmental awards have a rich history

On Friday morning, Peterson helped harvest 2,400 heads of broccoli at Harper Junior High School’s garden.

“People just do things to enjoy them; the award was a complete surprise,” she added.

Putah Creek Council was a winner in 1997 in the nonprofit category for its cooperative efforts to bring water back to Putah Creek below the Monticello Dam on Lake Berryessa.

The council was urged by local environmentalists — including youths at the city of Davis’ summer camp …