Water rate foes collect signatures at market

Proponents of an initiative to repeal Davis’ current water rates will be at the Davis Farmers Market on Saturday collecting signatures on the petition. The market runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. “Come down to the market to sign the petition and talk to us about your concerns,” a […]

October 30, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Novelist Kim Stanley Robinson’s latest book is an Ice Age tale

Meet the author Who: Kim Stanley Robinson, reading from “Shaman” and signing copies of the book When and where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, The Avid Reader, 617 Second St.; and, with young author Andy Stewart, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. Kim Stanley Robinson, a longtime Davis resident […]

October 29, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fill the boot, feed a family

Members of the Davis Professional Firefighters Association Local 3494 — from left, John Ellis, Mike Plescia, Brian Farid, Matt Galloway, Dan Wong and Capt. Roland Pussich — prep their boots for the annual “Fill the Boot” fundraiser Wednesday benefiting the association’s annual Thanksgiving food basket program, which aims to feed as many as 700 local […]

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Lists that rank colleges’ value are on the rise

By Ariel Kaminer Looking out over the quadrangle before him as students dashed from one class to the next, James Muyskens was feeling proud one recent afternoon, and why not? The college he had led for the past 11 years had just been awarded second place in a new ranking of American higher education — […]

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New evidence fits theory snakes’ presence altered primate vision

Was the evolution of high-quality vision in our ancestors driven by the threat of snakes? Work by neuroscientists in Japan and Brazil is supporting the theory originally put forward by Lynne Isbell, professor of anthropology at UC Davis. In a paper published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Isbell; Hisao […]

October 31, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Halloween happenings, Day of the Dead altar are planned downtown

Halloween and Dia de los Muertos will be celebrated in style on Thursday in downtown Davis. Children ages 10 and under in costume may walk the Treat Trail, rain or shine, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Adding to the Halloween spirit, the Varsity Theatre, 616 Second St., will show “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” for […]

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Sahaya Walks raises funds for AIDS orphans in India

Can we make a difference in the lives of impoverished AIDS orphans on the other side of the globe? Davis residents can shout a resounding “yes” by participating in the Sahaya Walks event on Sunday. For the past six years, the walks have given participants of all ages, from children to retirees, the opportunity to […]

October 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

One killed, five hurt in I-5 crash

A pedestrian was killed and five other people injured early Sunday morning in a crash involving four vehicles, including a West Sacramento police cruiser, on southbound Interstate 5 east of Woodland. Yolo County coroner’s officials identified the man who died as 58-year-old Steven Carl Luth of Citrus Heights, who according to the California Highway Patrol […]

October 29, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Local artist making creative house numbers a Davis staple

There has long been a theme in Davis artist and teacher Linda S. Fitz Gibbon’s ceramic artwork: the juxtaposition of beautiful and grotesque things. But the former is a descriptor most fitting for the functional artwork that has become an ornament on the exterior of more than 10 Davis abodes. The recent project she’s dabbling […]

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Pinhole camera workshop starts Sunday

Local residents are invited to learn about the magic of pinhole photography at a workshop this month at Art-is-Davis studios. Participants do not need any artistic or photographic experience. This is a fun, hands-on workshop series that is geared to all ages. Space is limited to eight participants. The workshop will meet from 10 a.m. […]

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Workshop focuses on qigong for digestion

Sutter Health will sponsor a workshop, “Qigong for Digestion,” from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. Participants will learn an easy form, grounded in the principles of Chinese medicine, designed to address stomach and other digestive issues. Written instructions will be provided and beginning and experienced practitioners […]

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Woodland library hosts family event Friday

A Dia de Los Angelitos celebration — Day 1 of Dia de los Muertos — will be hosted by the Friends of The Woodland Library on Friday. This event — which runs from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the library’s Leake Center, 250 First St. — will feature live music, food, a raffle, altar displays […]

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Yolo Audubon walks the West Pond

The Yolo Audubon Society and the Friends of West Pond will host a two-hour birding and botanizing walk along West Pond in Davis beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6. The free walks, which are open to the public, take place on the first Wednesday of the month. The West Pond area is a comfortable […]

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Decorate pumpkins at the museum

Only a few small pumpkins are left at the Hattie Weber Museum waiting to be decorated with felt pens and given good homes. The museum, at 445 C St., is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and offers treats to kids working on the pumpkins. Kids also can play with reproduction antique toys […]

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