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 …

Family: Davis crash victim was ‘sharp’, ‘independent’

Three days before she lost her life in a Davis vehicle crash, Ruth Darlene Morales placed her husband of more than six decades in a local skilled nursing facility. Each day, Morales — who preferred to be called Darlene — made the drive from her longtime home in Vacaville to the Courtyard Healthcare Center to […]

February 09, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Marsh confession involuntary, defense attorneys say

Law-enforcement officers used deception and pressure tactics to elicit a confession from the teenage suspect in a Davis double murder, according to a court document seeking to have those statements excluded from the defendant’s upcoming trial. In a 32-page motion filed Thursday, lawyers for 16-year-old Daniel William Marsh say their client was taken to the […]

February 09, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Former head of Mossad will speak in Sacramento

Retired Major Gen. Danny Yatom, former head of the Israeli Secret Intelligence Service (Mossad), will talk about “Israel-Palestine Prospects for Peace: An Expert’s Perspective” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27. He will speak at Congregation B’nai Israel, 3600 Riverside Blvd. in Sacramento. Yatom will discuss how a two-state agreement can be achieved that not only […]

February 23, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,