Co-Dependents Anonymous will meet Feb. 15

Co-Dependents Anonymous will host a workshop on gratitude at 9:30 Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Davis Lutheran Church, 317 E. Eighth St.o Opportunity for sharing and fellowship is included in this meeting, which may extend to 11 a.m. CoDA is a 12-step fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is recovery from codependence and […]

February 09, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

New book marks professor’s five decades writing about Ernest Hemingway

When UC Davis professor emeritus Peter Hays teaches a course on the writings of Ernest Hemingway, he naturally assigns some of the famous author’s short stories and novels as texts that students are expected to read. Hays also likes to take his students to a bullfight. When Hemingway visited Spain as a young man, he […]

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

NTSB: Oil train crash risks ‘major loss of life’

By Joan Lowy WASHINGTON — Warning that a “major loss of life” could result from an accident involving the increasing use of trains to transport large amounts of crude oil, U.S. and Canadian accident investigators urged their governments on Jan. 23 to impose new safety rules. The unusual joint recommendations by the U.S. National Transportation […]

January 31, 2014 | Posted in Local News

Parents invited to tour Waldorf School

Parents are invited to take a tour of the Davis Waldorf School, 3100 Sycamore Lane, at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12. The tour, which will last about 90 minutes, will feature an overview of Waldorf programs, methodology and curriculum. Visitors will take a peek at several classrooms and observe sample lessons from preschool through eighth grade. […]

February 05, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Lunar majesty

A crescent moon sets over UC Davis and the Dairy Road water tower on Friday evening, the second new moon of the month of January, an event sometimes called a “black moon.” It also precedes a February that will not have a new moon; the moon will be visible for some part of each day […]

February 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

State agency won’t allot water

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Amid severe drought conditions, California officials announced Friday they won’t send any water from the state’s vast reservoir system to local agencies beginning this spring, an unprecedented move that affects drinking water supplies for 25 million people and irrigation for 1 million acres of farmland. The announcement marks the first time in […]

February 02, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

United Airlines drops Cleveland as hub airport

WASHINGTON (AP) — United Airlines said Saturday it will drop its money-losing hub in Cleveland, slashing its daily flights and eliminating 470 jobs. The company’s CEO Jeff Smisek announced in a letter to employees that the airline will no longer use Cleveland to connect fliers coming from other airports around the country. As a result, […]

February 02, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Keystone XL foes undaunted by State Dept. report

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — With yet another obstacle removed for the Keystone XL pipeline, opponents were pressing forward with a lawsuit to challenge the project, public protests and an effort to inject the issue into the November elections. Supporters and opponents both were quick to claim victories with the U.S. State Department report released Friday, […]

February 02, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Motorist dies from injuries in East Davis crash; second driver arrested

UPDATE: An elderly Vacaville woman has died from injuries she sustained in a vehicle accident Saturday afternoon at East Covell Boulevard and Baywood Lane, the Davis Police Department reported Sunday. Ruth D. Morales, who had celebrated her 85th birthday on Friday, was pronounced dead shortly before 9 p.m. at the UC Davis Medical Center in […]

February 02, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Taste of Hope: Wine-tasting fundraiser will benefit Philippine typhoon victims

You can help What: “Taste of Hope” wine-tasting and silent auction to help typhoon-ravaged villages in the Philippines rebuild When: 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 Where: International House, 10 College Park Tickets: $55 per person, available at Konditorei Austrian Pastry Café, De Luna Jewelers and Watermelon Music, or by contacting [email protected], Ruth Asmundson at 530-753-7884 or Rich Naval at […]

February 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Central Park playground construction set to begin

Come Monday, the sights and sounds of children playing on the Central Park playground will be missing as construction of a new and improved play area begins. A city of Davis contractor will undertake the project of replacing and expanding the playground in Central Park. The project is anticipated to be completed by May, weather […]

February 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

The new push for public power: roots and reasons

Welcome to Team Davis. Today we have blue skies with no rain, plenty of time to play some good football. There’s just this one thing: There’s a scrum ahead. Again. It’s made of figures and valuations, of deep pockets paying for public surveys and propaganda, of a public needing to weigh the issues and a […]

February 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Central Park restroom remodel cost up to architects

A potential controversy between historical preservationists and city staff over the cost of remodeling the old Central Park restrooms seemed to fizzle out last week. The two sides had been at odds over what is required to remodel the building into a storage facility for the adjacent Hattie Weber Museum, but have agreed to wait […]

February 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Reserve now for singing valentines

Quartets from the Sacramento Valley Chorus — for example, from left, Lynne Erickson, Carrie Falk, Lynette Lewis and Kirby Cass — will make special memories for loved ones this Valentine’s Day with a performance of two love songs. In addition to the songs, which will be performed at homes or at workplaces in Yolo and  Sacramento counties, […]

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