Second Friday ArtAbout celebrates ARTober

October becomes ARTober in Davis, as art is celebrated in the streets, galleries, studios and theaters. Locals can participate in free art classes, view new and special works, explore public art, stroll through craft festivals and listen to live music. To check out what’s happening all month long, find the ARTober calendar online at davisdowntown.com/davis-artober-2013. […]

October 09, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo Audubon sponsors a Big Chase

Each fall, hundreds of birds stop in and around Davis on the way to southern wintering grounds. Yolo Audubon Society members and guests will take full advantage of the fall migration by taking part in the annual Big Chase on Saturday. The outing is free to the public. Recent reports of bird sightings to the […]

October 09, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

I-House celebrates ‘Unity in Diversity’ at annual festival

Check it out What: International Festival, featuring song, dance, crafts, children’s games and speakers When: Noon-6 p.m. Saturday Where: Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. Admission: Free Travel the world in just six hours without leaving Davis by coming to the International Festival. This third annual event takes place Saturday, Oct. 12, from noon […]

October 09, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Have fun at festival as Davis gets cooler all the time

Be cool What: Cool Davis Festival, featuring interactive exhibits, entertainment and information on how to reduce your carbon footprint When: 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday Where: Central Park, Fourth and C streets Getting there: Ride your bike, walk or take the bus; Unitrans is offering free rides all day Info: www.cooldavis.org The Cool Davis Festival offers loads of family fun Saturday […]

October 09, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

See ‘Girl Rising’ at Unitarian Universalist Church on Friday

Join the Unitarian Universalist Church community on International Day of the Girl this Friday for a showing of the film “Girl Rising.” The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at the church, 27074 Patwin Road, is for both adults and youths over the age of 12 and all donations will go to the Myanmar Children’s […]

October 09, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

SoCal fires fade as weather turns

CAMP PENDLETON (AP) — A nearly 4-square-mile wildfire on the Marine Corps’ Camp Pendleton was reduced to smoldering Monday as hot, dry Santa Ana winds faded and a cooling trend began as a storm approached. About 230 residents return to housing near Lake O’Neil on Sunday evening, base officials said in a statement. Some 30 […]

October 08, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Gibson House Writers welcome new members

What’s the difference between reality and fiction? Author Tom Clancy once quipped, “Fiction has to make sense.” Fiction, creative nonfiction and memoir writing will be discussed at the upcoming meeting of the Gibson House Writers in Woodland. Area writers of all levels are welcome to consider joining the group, which will meet from 3 to 5 […]

October 09, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Senate Dems push for vote on debt ceiling

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats controlling the Senate plan to move quickly toward a vote to allow the government to borrow more money, challenging Republicans to a filibuster showdown as the time remaining to stop a first-ever default on U.S. obligations ticks by. A spokesman said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid could unveil the measure as […]

October 08, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

U.S. adults fare poorly in a study of skills

By Richard Pérez-Peña American adults lag well behind their counterparts in most other developed countries in the mathematical and technical skills needed for a modern workplace, according to a study released Tuesday. The study, perhaps the most detailed of its kind, shows that the well-documented pattern of several other countries surging past the United States […]

October 09, 2013 | Posted in Local News

Two physicists win Nobel for particle mass

STOCKHOLM (AP) — François Englert of Belgium and Peter Higgs of Britain won the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for their theory on how the most basic building blocks of the universe acquire mass, eventually forming the world we know today. Their concept was confirmed last year by the discovery of the so-called […]

October 08, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: How they’ll play while I’m away

The things that happen when you take a couple of weeks off: TOUGH TIMES ALL AROUND … you know, I leave this post for a few days and all hell breaks loose … first, Davis doesn’t make the list of 10 Most Livable College Towns, then the Sacramento Kings get ranked as the “worst” big-time […]

October 08, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Council asked to issue $30 million in bonds to start paying for surface water project

The City Council will be asked to approve issuing $30 million in bonds Tuesday so the city can begin paying off its share of the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency Surface Water Project. Priced at an estimated $106 million to Davis, the project will pump water from the Sacramento River, treat it at a facility in […]

October 08, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Hay truck fire sparks crash, arrest

The Yolo County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the cause of a hay fire on a big rig that occurred Sunday night in Woodland, an incident that also led to a crash and a drunken driving arrest. Sheriff’s spokesman Mark Persons said the chain of events began at about 9:15 p.m., when the driver of the […]

October 08, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Tips on troubleshooting a bad Internet connection

By Vince Hiriuchi If your Internet service is down or slow, don’t automatically assume that the provider’s service is down or bad. Q. My Comcast connection seems awfully slow. How can I determine if my Internet service or equipment is to blame or if my router is at fault? My old router was designed for […]

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