Bob Dunning: All the news that’s fit to print

I left our drought-stricken town over the weekend to see if I could learn how human beings have managed to survive on the Mojave Desert, where no measurable rainfall has been recorded for the past 984 years, but when I returned home I learned that all hell had broken loose in my old hometown. It’s […]

April 01, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Davis’ path to public power is not like others’

Last Tuesday, the Davis City Council was all set to move forward with pursuit of information crucial to eventually providing electric power to residents at what is thought to be a 20 percent discount from Pacific Gas & Electric Co. rates. The city also would have control over what energy sources it could use for […]

April 01, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Downtown crash leads to DUI arrest

A Davis man was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving Sunday night after crashing his truck into a tree, police said. Eric Garcia, 27, was taken into custody following the 10:50 p.m. collision at Fifth and D streets, Davis police Lt. Tom Waltz said. There were no passengers in the truck, and no injuries were […]

April 01, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Learn how to say, ‘Hello, muscles’

The Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group of Davis and Yolo County invites interested local residents to its meeting Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 624 A St. The meeting will feature some DVD-led muscle training and tips. Participants may bring two small soup-size cans and a water bottle to use for […]

April 06, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

April Fool’s Day is theme of radio show

This week’s edition of “Through the Looking Glass,” a KDRT radio show, will playfully revisit April Fool’s Day. Is is just a silly nuisance? A license for pranks and bad jokes? Or is it a valuable reminder of some sort? Dr. Gitane, a psychotherapist and life coach who hosts the program, offers a closer look at […]

April 02, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Pets of the week

Lots of animals are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them are Dooley (No. 122674), a 2-year-old neutered male Jack Russell terrier mix who could be good with cats if acclimated properly and supervised. Also hoping for a good home is Smoky (No. 123326), a 1-year-old […]

April 01, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Invention is afoot at Davis Makerspace

Calling all inventors! Come hear about the process of invention with local inventor Jim Stewart at Davis Makerspace, who will speak from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Davis Makerspace is at 221 G St., Suite 1337, in Tim Spencer Alley, behind Bistro 33. The presentation will cover topics such as why people invent, the difference between invention and engineering, […]

April 01, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

California farmers short of labor, and patience

By Jennifer Medina HURON — When Chuck Herrin, who runs a large farm labor contracting company, looks out at the hundreds of workers he hires each year to tend to the countless rows of asparagus, grapes, tomatoes, peaches and plums, he often seethes in frustration. It is not that he has any trouble with the […]

April 01, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Photo exhibit showcases portraits from 1920s and ’30s

An exhibit of portraits taken by photographer Paul Hollingshead — who worked amid the titans of the entertainment and fashion industries in New York in the 1920s, and then settled in Woodland — will be on display at UC Davis’ Nelson Gallery this month.

The exhibit opens Monday, April 7, and will be up through May 4, with a reception planned for Thursday, April 10, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Hollingshead led an extraordinary life. Born in Utah, the eldest of six brothers, he grew up in a farming/ranching family, and spent many of his formative years in Wyoming. The family eventually moved to Orland, in Glenn County, about 90 miles north of Davis, to establish a homestead.

Got dirt? Will wash for Disney!

Clean your ride on Wednesday or have lunch Saturday or Sunday at Sparkles Car Wash & Lube, 18440 County Road 102 in Woodland, and benefit the St. James School Choir. Proceeds will help the choir cover costs for its upcoming trip to Disneyland. The students will receive professional singing and training experience at the Southern […]

April 01, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Downtown walking tour rescheduled

Gerri Adler’s walking tour of historical downtown Davis has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 19, at 2 p.m., starting at the Hattie Weber Museum, 445 C St. The popular tour features buildings, sites and events that shaped Davisville and Davis. Adler grew up in Davis in the 1950s when the town and the university were […]

April 10, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Plant sale features ‘The New Front Yard’

Local residents can prepare their landscape for long-term water conservation by visiting the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum plant sale on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sale will take place at the Arboretum Teaching Nursery on Garrod Drive near La Rue Road on the UCD campus. Attractive, drought-tolerant, easy-care, region-appropriate plants […]

April 02, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

RSVP soon for Gerber Young Community Leader reception

Reservations are still being accepted for a reception to honor the first recipient of the Jay Gerber Young Community Leader Award. The Rev. Bill Habicht, associate pastor at Davis Community Church, is the honoree. The event will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 11, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in […]

April 01, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Dispose of bulky waste this weekend

Has the spring cleaning bug bitten you? If so, you can dispose of your unwanted items for free at the 2014 bulky item drop-off days event Thursday through Saturday at Davis Waste Removal, 2727 Second St. Hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Bring your unwanted […]

April 04, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,