Comings and Goings: Downtown adds sweets, barbecue and Asian flavors

It’s time for a recap of downtown Davis business changes from the last few months. All of these items appeared in earlier Comings & Goings columns. Food and beverage news: Tako Korean BBQ is open in El Mariachi’s old space at G and Fourth streets. Café Mediterranee, 113 D St., closed. A new restaurant, Wind […]

March 27, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

House of the (near) future from Honda, UCD

Honda and UC Davis are betting a demonstration house with a small carbon footprint will make a big impression.

On Tuesday, the partners held a ceremonial opening for the aptly green-painted, 1,944-square-foot Honda Smart Home U.S.

Located just off the square in West Village — itself billed as a living laboratory for net-zero living — the house boasts a a 9.5-kilowatt solar array, an experimental, Honda-designed Home Energy Management System and advanced lighting, heating and cooling systems.

March 26, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

FBI: California State Sen. Leland Yee arrested

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The FBI says a California state senator has been arrested during a series of raids in the San Francisco Bay Area. FBI spokesman Peter Lee said State Sen. Leland Yee was arrested Wednesday morning, but declined to discuss the charges, citing an ongoing investigation. Lee said a second man, Raymond Chow, […]

March 26, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

City backs out of paid parking downtown

The City Council unanimously opted to run with a majority of 19 recommendations from its Downtown Parking Task Force Tuesday night, but turned down those related to the most controversial one: establishing paid parking in part of downtown. It was a vote less notable for what it did than what it did not do. Councilman […]

March 26, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Woodland Library Rose Club’s annual Garden Tour set

The Woodland Library Rose Club’s 24th annual Rose Garden Tour features a look at seven beautifully landscaped private gardens as well as the extensive rose collection on the grounds of the Woodland Public Library. This Rose Club fundraiser will take place Sunday, April 26, from noon to 5 p.m. The gardens are all within the […]

April 10, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Local author sets book-signing

Author I.A. Bisson of Sacramento will sign copies of her book, “Rotar and the Silver Book of Knowledge,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 4, at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. The book follows Peter, who is desperate for an antidote after testing a regressive potion on himself. He calls his wife […]

March 30, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

April gardening classes set in Woodland

The Hanna and Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden, sponsored by the Yolo County Health Department, is hosting three free gardening classes in April on the west side of 137 N. Cottonwood Ave. in Woodland. From 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 12, Steve Radosevich, a Yolo County Master Gardener, will present a workshop on composting and […]

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

City to celebrate César Chávez Day on April 5

The 14th annual Davis César Chávez Celebration will run from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The free event is sponsored by the city of Davis Human Relations Commission. Community members of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to attend. The program will focus on immigration […]

March 28, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

NAMI potluck features housing discussion

NAMI-Yolo — a chapter of NAMI, the Nation’s Voice on Mental Illness — invites mental health consumers, family members, friends and concerned citizens to hear a panel on Housing Options for People Challenged by Mental Illness at the next monthly potluck dinner and meeting. The gathering runs from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, […]

March 27, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Rain brings relief to NorCal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Northern California on Wednesday was in the midst of what forecasters were predicting would be the longest stretch of wet weather yet this year. Rain, heavy at times, was falling in the San Francisco Bay Area in the morning. The National Weather Service was forecasting light to moderate rain for morning […]

March 26, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bill would allow dining with dogs

SACRAMENTO – On Tuesday, Assembly Bill 1965 passed the Assembly Health Committee with strong bipartisan support. Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, authored the measure, which permits restaurants to voluntarily allow pet dogs in outdoor seating areas under specified conditions unless a local ordinance determines otherwise. “This bill, which is supported by the California Restaurant Association, allows […]

March 27, 2014 | Posted in State government | Tagged ,

Army Corps backs away from levee vegetation policy

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Government agencies around the country will no longer have to remove trees and other vegetation from levees to qualify for disaster relief funding under a new interim policy, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced. Under the previous policy, the state of California had faced millions of dollars in removal costs to […]

March 26, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: So we’re *not* going to call the wind Maria?

A month or so ago, acting on a suggestion from a kind woman named Lois, I agreed to sponsor a “Name the North Wind” contest in honor of one of the fiercest beasts ever to invade Yolo County. I remember as a kid having to ride my bike directly into the teeth of the Northern […]

March 26, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Sales tax lawsuit hearing set for Thursday

A Yolo Superior Court Judge ruled Tuesday that two local men suing the city of Davis over a sales tax measure’s ballot language will have their day in court. Judge David Reed set the hearing for 9 a.m. Thursday in Department 6. Referencing a hectic morning in which the matter was moved to different courtrooms […]

March 26, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,