Bob Dunning: Trial coverage is about justice, not the bottom line

Several times in the past year I’ve used this space to argue that all court proceedings in the case of accused double-murderer Daniel Marsh should be completely open, that nothing should take place out of public view and attention. Clearly, the details of this case are incredibly disturbing, whether or not Daniel Marsh turns out […]

February 05, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Museum has plenty of gifts for sale

Looking for books on Davis, UC Davis, Woodland, Winters and other towns in Yolo County? How about note paper with the museum’s logo or stationery with the Davis bicycle logo? Not into reading or writing? How about a huggable teddy bear with a cozy hand-knit sweater? Need a stretchy market bag for Farmers Market produce? […]

February 07, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Per Capita Davis: The pace of change

The term “early adopter” doesn’t apply to me, not by a long shot. I am slow to pick up on new technology, and more than a little choosy when I do adopt a change, gadget or gizmo. My organizing principle has been that I don’t want to be a grandpa who can’t understand or help with […]

February 06, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

UCD to show off museums, research collections Saturday

Some of UC Davis’ most impressive research collections and museums will open their doors to the public Saturday for Biodiversity Museum Day. The free, annual event will run from noon to 4 p.m. and this year will include the Center for Plant Diversity, the Botanical Conservatory, the Paleontology Collections, the Anthropology Collections, the Museum of […]

February 06, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Bike Club plans annual meeting

The Davis Bike Club will host its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, 303 Third St. in downtown Davis. Plans will be made for bicycling treks for the coming year. For more information, visit Refreshments will be served and a raffle drawing will be held. DBC socks will be […]

February 06, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Water project contractor has global experience

They’ve done projects all around the world, including Antarctica. They’ve developed a reputation for quality and cost-effectiveness, for bringing in specialized building teams and matching them with regional subcontractors. They also come with a bit of controversy. Meet your water project contractor, to be paid for with public funds. Richard Pyle, head of the team […]

February 05, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Assembly candidates, on the web

Matt Pope: Dan Wolk: Joe Krovoza: Bill Dodd:

February 05, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Dodd piling up dollars, endorsements

Napa County Supervisor Bill Dodd has emerged as a force to be reckoned with in the District 4 Assembly race, on pace to raise a record amount of money and attracting a long list of endorsements. Dodd is squaring off against three other Democrats: Davis Mayor Joe Krovoza, Davis Mayor Pro Tem Dan Wolk and […]

February 05, 2014 | Posted in State government | Tagged ,

Peace activist to speak in Davis on Sunday

Learn more What: The Rev. John Dear will speak about “The Nonviolent Life” When: 2 p.m. Sunday Where: Davis Community Church Fellowship Hall, 421 D St. “It is no longer a choice, my friends, between violence and nonviolence. It is either nonviolence or nonexistence.” — Martin Luther King Jr. John Dear has made the quest for […]

February 05, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UC Davis goes for heart record

UC Davis will shoot for a record to promote heart health on Friday, Feb. 7, when thousands of students, staff and faculty will try to create the world’s largest heart formation. This show of force against heart disease — the No. 1 killer in the United States — will be happening on the first UC […]

February 05, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Help plant habitat along Putah Creek

The Putah Creek Council is looking for volunteers to help plant native trees and shrubs this month in a habitat improvement project along Putah Creek in Winters. The plantings will provide food and shelter to wildlife, help protect the stream banks against erosion, and improve water quality. Morning and afternoon events will be held Saturdays, […]

February 05, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Event backs Rexroad campaign

The Burger Saloon, 601 Main St. in Woodland, will host dinner and drinks to support the re-election campaign for Yolo County Supervisor Matt Rexroad. The event runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26. Tickets are $50 each, with sponsorships available. RSVP to 530-662-5184 or [email protected]

February 14, 2014 | Posted in Briefly

‘Simply Christian’ discussion series begins Sunday

Is it intellectually irresponsible to believe in God? Or, perhaps more to the point, does acceptance of Christianity necessitate abandonment of reason? Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church in Davis will offer a 10-week discussion addressing these questions and others in exploring the validity of the Christian world view. Open-minded and skeptical members of the community […]

February 05, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Young-adult book examines roots of civil rights movement

UC Davis graduate and author Teri Kanefield will be at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in Davis, at 2 p.m. Sunday to launch her new book for young readers, “The Girl from the Tar Paper School.” Before the Little Rock Nine, before Rosa Parks, before Martin Luther King Jr. and his March on Washington, […]

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