All-District Jazz Extravaganza Concert features junior high to high school jazz bands

With the annual onslaught of candy canes and Christmas carols comes the family-oriented All District Jazz Extravaganza Concert. This local tradition will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, in the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High, 315 W. 14th St.. The concert features all jazz band students from seventh to 12th grade. “We see […]

December 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Moyers video, discussion set Friday

Bill Moyers’ video, “Saving the Earth from Ourselves,” will be screened Friday evening at the Davis Friends Meeting House, 345 L St. in Davis. The program will start at 7:30 p.m., and discussion will follow the 45-minute video. All are welcome.

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Adult Wisdom Circle meets Thursday

The Stephens Branch Library welcomes elders to the ongoing Active Older Adult Wisdom Circle from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday. The meeting is in the Blanchard Room at the library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The discussion group meets on the second Thursday of each month to explore aspects of the conscious aging […]

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New time, location for Men’s Talk Circle

The next Davis Community Men’s Talk Circle will be from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at International House, 10 College Park. This is a new date, time and location for the monthly activity. Men ages 18 and older are welcome and there is no charge. Many men struggle in being relational but have not come to […]

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Logos Books hosts foreign language chats

Local residents who would like to converse in French are invited to La Table Française, which meets Wednesday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Logos Books, 513 Second St. in downtown Davis. Check for topic information. Spanish speakers get their turn at El Círculo Español, which meets Monday, Dec. 16, from 7:30 to 8:30 […]

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Need help wrapping gifts?

Atria Covell Gardens residents and staff members will wrap gifts from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, with all donations for the service going to STEAC, the Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee. Local residents are invited to bring in their gifts — any gifts — to be wrapped. Covell Gardens will supply the paper and bows. For more […]

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McNaughton inducted into California Newspaper Hall of Fame

The patriarch of the McNaughton family, owners of The Davis Enterprise, was inducted Friday into the California Newspaper Hall of Fame. Dean McNaughton was honored at the 136th annual winter meeting of the California Press Association in San Francisco. His three children — Foy, Burt and Gay — and their families were on hand for […]

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Hundreds come to jobs fair with focus on veterans

FAIRFIELD — Air Force veteran Stephanie Fullerton didn’t find a job at Friday’s Solano Job Fair, but still left with a sense of accomplishment. The Dixon resident worked at David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base as a laboratory technician for 11 years. Her military career ended in 1999. Now she wants to […]

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Impasse looms for special education teachers

Teachers employed by the Yolo County Office of Education rallied in Woodland last Tuesday, seeking higher salaries and changes to contract language regarding disciplinary procedures relating to district/employee concerns. Then on Friday, Yolo County Superintendent of Schools made Jorge Ayala what he termed a “last, best offer,” which includes a 5 percent increase in total […]

December 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

$86,000 grant supports DUI enforcement tactics

The Davis Police Department will administer a recent $86,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety to deal with impaired driving in Yolo County. “Drunken and drugged driving remains the No.1  killer on our roadways, with 774 deaths and over 24,000 injuries,” a Police Department news release said. “The ‘Avoid the 8′ DUI Task […]

December 10, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Few cracks in glass ceiling at state’s top firms

UC Davis’ ninth annual survey of who has a seat in the board rooms of the state’s top 400 public companies found small progress for women. Women hold 10.9 percent of the highest-paid executive jobs and board seats — a 1-percent increase from a year ago, according to the UCD Study of California Women Business […]

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Homeless shelter needs supplies

Davis Community Meals provides a winter shelter, transitional housing, a resource center and other resources to homeless and low-income individuals and families in Davis. The shelter is seeking donations of individual-sized soaps, shampoo, toothpaste, tooth brushes, razors, shaving supplies, cleaning supplies, bleach, laundry detergent, large garbage bags and paper towels. Canned goods and nonperishable foods […]

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Police chief staying in Davis

Landy Black is staying put. The Davis police chief was one of six finalists for chief of the Chandler, Ariz., Police Department. But following interviews last month, Chandler went with a more local choice, an assistant chief from nearby Scottsdale. “I’m good with it,” Black said last week. “I do like it here, and am […]

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Sketch of South Davis assault suspect released

Davis police have released a sketch of the suspect in a Nov. 19 sexual-assault attempt in South Davis. The attack occurred at about 9:40 p.m. near the intersection of Mace Boulevard and El Macero Drive, where the male suspect grabbed a woman around the waist with one arm, covered her mouth with his hand and […]

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