Explorit: Candy science with Halloween leftovers

Many of us are probably ringing in November with an excess of leftover Halloween candy on our hands. While eating it all may sound like fun, it’s probably not the best choice for our health or our teeth. So why not put it to good use and experience a little science at the same time? […]

November 01, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Reception benefits Krovoza campaign

Supporters of Davis Mayor Joe Krovoza for California Assembly are invited to a fundraising reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. Guests will enjoy wines by Senders Winery of Davis. A $25-per-person minimum donation is suggested. For more information or to RSVP, […]

November 05, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Prices for single-family homes still rising

Last spring, the market for single-family homes in Davis got busy. There were a limited number of homes on the market, but those that were for sale tended to sell at a brisk pace (often with multiple offers), and at higher prices than were seen in spring of 2012. The pace of home sales slowed […]

November 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Rental market shows new units swiftly occupied

Nearly all of the units in the undergraduate-oriented Solstice Apartments — which UC Davis opened this fall in West Village — are occupied. And most of the student-oriented off-campus apartment complexes in Davis are either leased up or nearly so, as UCD continues to add undergraduate students. Solstice opened this fall, with furnished apartments in […]

November 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Environmental update: Be a smart recycler

The state of California requires all jurisdictions to recycle 50 percent of their waste every year. This waste diversion is measured in weight, not in volume, so a few heavier things sent to the landfill count more than a larger quantity of lighter materials. Davis residents recycled 64 percent of their waste last year and […]

November 05, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

New state law allows school districts to discipline students for cyberbullying

A new bill signed a few weeks ago by Gov. Jerry Brown will impact school districts as they deal with cyberbullying and related issues, even if the alleged incident did not occur at school, or on the way to school. Brown signed AB 256 by Assemblymember Cristina Garcia, D-Bell Gardens, on Oct. 11. This new […]

November 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Need a new best friend?

It’s black and white week at Rotts of Friends! Midge is an 18-month to 2-year-old spayed female boxer/pit bull mix who’s relatively small in size. Her two puppies have been adopted and now it’s Midge’s turn to find a home. She has a sweet nature, loves people and plays well with other dogs. She’s a […]

November 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Enjoy linguica, sweetbread at Cabrillo breakfast

The last linguica and sweetbread breakfast of the year will be hosted Sunday, Nov. 24, by the Yolo Cabrillo Civic Club No. 26. It will run from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at the Holy Rosary Parish Hall, 315 Walnut St. in Woodland. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 12 and free for […]

November 21, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Seniors can get connected at weekly café

Senior citizens are invited to get up to speed with the digital age at Monday’s Connections Café from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Valente Room at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The weekly gathering is an opportunity for seniors to try out iPads, e-readers and netbooks using the center’s free Wi-Fi connection. […]

November 01, 2013 | Posted in Seniors | Tagged ,

Veterans gather for tailgate party Saturday

Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6949 and the UC Davis Student Veterans will gather for a tailgate party starting at 1 p.m. Saturday outside Aggie Stadium. The group will gather in Lot 56 behind the scoreboard. All military members past and present are invited to stop by for some food, drinks and […]

November 01, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

A new place to make things, on ‘Davisville’

Davis Makerspace, which describes itself as “a diverse group of builders, makers, hackers and programmers,” opened a workshop this year in a converted storage unit in a downtown alley. On the latest edition of “Davisville,” KDRT program host Bill Buchanan discusses how the budding nonprofit works, who it’s for and what it offers to Davis, […]

November 01, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

DogtoberFest raises $10,000 for new Davis PD K-9

The quest to raise funds for a new police dog for the Davis Police Department took a major step forward at the recent DogtoberFest held at the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge. “Wow! We made a profit of $10,000 at this event, every penny of which will be used to purchase a new K-9 for the […]

November 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Napolitano pledges $5M to aid students living in U.S. illegally

By Lisa Leff SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California President Janet Napolitano said Wednesday she is devoting $5 million to provide special counseling and financial aid for students living in the United States illegally, a move aimed at disarming critics who worried she would be hostile to the small but vocal student population. The […]

October 31, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Pass that gavel every couple of weeks

THE LAND OF MANY MAYORS … we all know Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes, but did anyone know Davis is apparently the city with more mayors than the entire state of Minnesota? … those of us who were lucky enough to receive an invite to a State Assembly fundraiser for Mayor Joe Krovoza […]

October 31, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,