Devils come home

Davis High School celebrated its 2013 Homecoming Friday with the theme “Devils Through the Decades.” The fun included a parade through downtown and Central Davis on Friday afternoon and JV and varsity football games Friday evening at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium. seniorsparadeW bandparadeW royaltyparadeW

October 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Cool Davis inspires thousands to be efficient

A rich aroma of sizzling garlic and green beans in a bubbling orange-colored curry wafts skyward from a smoking cast iron pan.

An audible “mmm” is heard, emanating from somewhere within the crowd that’s gathered to watch the cooking demonstration at the Cool Davis Festival in Central Park on Saturday.

UC Davis Chef Sal Gagliano was responsible for the fragrant display. And besides the tasty indulgence it offered (in the form of free samples), it fit thematically with the annual festival’s environmentally friendly purpose.

“All this produce is sourced from (UCD’s) Student Farm,” Gagliano explained …

Woodland man arrested on domestic violence charge

A Woodland man allegedly beat his ex-wife and broke his court order before getting arrested in Davis on Saturday. Davis police Sgt. Frank Tenedora said officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Second Street at approximately 1:41 a.m. after receiving reports of domestic violence. Once there, the officers confirmed reports of a conflict, and […]

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Citizen steps in for arrest of man with broken bottle

A Davis resident who reportedly wielded a broken glass bottle was arrested by a citizen, and then police, on Friday night. The incident began at 9:33 p.m. with reports of an ongoing argument on Bidwell Street in northeast Davis. A 23-year-old man, Austin Tanner, allegedly had broken a bottle and was holding it in an […]

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Lawrence Livermore lab faces closure under shutdown

By Carolyn Lochhead WASHINGTON — Two national laboratories in the Bay Area will close Oct. 21 if the partial government shutdown continues, resulting in the furloughs of more than 7,000 employees, members of Congress said Friday. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, founded by the University of California, is the largest, with 6,500 workers. Roughly […]

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Check out classic cars

Steve West of Davis and his sons Sean, 11, and Evan, 14, look at a “regatta red” Chevrolet Master DeLuxe owned by Bob Kelley of Davis at a 2012 Cruise-In show. Classic car lovers are invited to attend the last Davis Cruise-In of the season from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at The Marketplace shopping center, […]

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Bob Dunning: Council hands power to the minority

Before I turned this space over to the truly talented writers in this town for a few days last month so my sweetheart and I could look at vacation property in West Sacramento, I warned all who would listen that the Davis City Council would take full advantage of my absence to ram home all […]

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Local musicians Misner and Smith release new album on Tuesday

The local duo of Misner and Smith will mark the release of their new album “Seven Hour Storm!” on Tuesday with a live online webcast, followed by an album release party at Armadillo Music. Sam Misner and Megan Smith, a Davis High graduate, met while working as actors at a summer Shakespeare festival in 2002. […]

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Henderson, Bellows featured at poetry reading Friday

The Other Voice, sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, will present local poets Brad Henderson and Tim Bellows for a reading at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the church library, 27074 Patwin Road. Refreshments and an open mic follow the readings. Henderson teaches engineering writing at UC Davis and also a freshman seminar on […]

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Seniors invited to make online connections

The Senior Citizens of Davis will celebrate the grand opening of the Connections Café from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, in the Valente Room at the Senior Center, 646 A St. Seniors will be able to try out iPads, e-readers and netbooks using the center’s free wi-fi connection. Coffee, tea and pastries from […]

October 18, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Madrigals reach out to junior high singers

The Davis High School Madrigal Singers, a choral group emphasizing music from the Renaissance period, invites junior high students to audition for an outreach program designed by Madrigal director Karen Gardias. Students chosen to take part will attend several rehearsals under Gardias’ direction, memorize traditional carols to sing, and learn an additional piece that will […]

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Creative Women’s Circle will meet

Saturday, Oct. 19, is the first meeting of the year for the Creative Women’s Circle, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 1029 Bienville St. in West Davis. Members who have art supplies they would like to exchange, give away or sell are invited to bring them. Up for discussion are activities for the year, possible […]

October 16, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Learn more about health insurance at Winters programs

The Winters Healthcare Foundation will answer questions and provide information about the Affordable Care Act at a free program Wednesday in Spanish and Thursday in English. Both will run from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave., and are sponsored by the Winters Healthcare Foundation, the city of Winters and […]

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Delays sought in Davis murder cases

WOODLAND — All three of Davis’ pending homicide cases appeared on the Yolo Superior Court calendar Friday morning, with defense attorneys in two of the matters seeking postponements of scheduled hearing dates. The attorney for Daniel William Marsh, the Davis teen accused of killing an elderly couple in their Cowell Boulevard condominium, has filed a […]

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