3D printer demo set for Linux Users’ Group

On Monday, Oct. 21, the Linux Users’ Group of Davis will host members of Davis Makerspace, who will talk about Davis’ newest resource for creative people, and demonstrate “Printrbot Simple,” an inexpensive, kit-based 3D printer. The meeting will run from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in […]

October 17, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Classes set for prospective foster parents

Two chances to meet several Yolo County foster and adoptive parents and their children are coming up this month and next, as a new session of classes for prospective foster parents begins at Woodland Community College. An introduction to foster care and adoption, including a meet-and-greet with several foster parents, will run from 6 to […]

October 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sudwerk event benefits Dan Wolk’s campaign

Davis Mayor Pro Tem Dan Wolk invites local residents to Wolktoberfest 2013, a beer-tasting and brewery tour to benefit his campaign for state Assembly. The event will run from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Sudwerk Brewery’s Dock Store, 2001 Second St. Adults will enjoy the beverages and tour while their kids are […]

October 18, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Program to educate seniors about how to get around town

Details What: Travel Training program event When: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 19 Where: Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. When seniors or those with disabilities are forced to hang up the car keys for good, the ability to get from Point A to Point B — especially alone — begins to wane. To help folks […]

October 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pinkerton proposes sharing fire chief with UCD; union wary

Learn more: What: Davis City Council meeting When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Where: Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Watch it live: Comcast Channel 16; AT&T U-Verse Channel 99; www.cityofdavis.org/media Regular agenda items of note: Shared fire management recommendations, affordable housing work plan As tensions continue to ratchet up between city management and the Davis […]

October 13, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Around the world …

Thousands of people jammed the Veterans Memorial Center on Saturday afternoon to celebrate the third annual International Festival with the theme “Unity in Diversity.” The free event, presented by International House, Davis, featured song and dance from around the world, arts and crafts sales, international food, games for children and 27 “country tables” displaying cultural […]

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

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 […]

October 13, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

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 […]

October 13, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

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 […]

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

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, […]

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

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 […]

October 13, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

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. […]

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