Income inequity a hot topic on California ballots

By Joe Garofoli President Obama made the widening gap between wealthy and poor Americans a major theme of his State of the Union speech, but it’s unlikely he’ll be able to shove legislation through a gridlocked Congress this year. Instead, the real action could come in California. When state voters cast their ballots in November, […]

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

Workshop explores children’s grief

Yolo Hospice is offering a free workshop on understanding children’s grief, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18. The group, led by a qualified facilitator, provide support through mutual understanding and education. Registration is required. Participants in the Feb. 18 workshop will learn ways to support children through grief. Parents, guardians, teachers, counselors and clergy are […]

February 16, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo Superior Court seeks grand jury applicants

The Yolo Superior Court is accepting applications for the 2014-15 Yolo County Grand Jury. Each July 1, the court impanels 19 grand jurors who serve as an arm of the judicial system, but act as an entirely independent body. The primary civil function of the grand jury is to review the operations of city and […]

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

Seniors can learn how to ‘get connected’

If you are the lucky but bewildered recipient of a smart device for Christmas, or are just confused about which of them will best fit your needs, an information technology professional will present a two-hour session from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the Woodland Community and Senior Center, 2001 East St. The instructor, […]

January 30, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Media Access: How did we get here?

Questions last week about the Washington, D.C., Circuit Court’s ruling on net neutrality led me down a rabbit hole as people asked me, “How did things get to this point?” I wrote a blog post about that ruling, which you can read at, but this month I’ll take a look back at some of […]

January 30, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Public health worker talks about experiences in South Sudan

South Sudan is the world’s newest country, having gained independence in 2011. After years of conflict, the country is working on rebuilding and developing a future and eradicating pernicious diseases. On Sunday, Nora Dunlap, a public health worker who grew up in Davis and lives in Woodland, will talk about her experiences in South Sudan […]

January 30, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

LDS members fast, pray for rain

This Sunday, the community is invited to join members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in a special day of fasting and prayer for rainfall. “It’s not uncommon for people of all faiths to turn to God in a spirit of prayer and fasting, particularly in circumstances outside our control,” said Corey […]

January 30, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Learn oil painting at the Pence Gallery

The Pence Gallery, 212 D St., will host an oil painting class for beginners from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 2 and 9, taught by Bryce Vinokurov. He has taught oil painting at various universities across the country for the past 15 years. Local residents are invited to join him for an introductory-level class to […]

January 30, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sponsors sought for VFW breakfast

The annual Sweetheart Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign War Post 6949 is planned for 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. The menu features pancakes, eggs, sausage, milk, juice, coffee and tea. Tickets are $10 per person and $5 for children age […]

February 06, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Snap valentine pics at free photo booth

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with fun photos with your loved ones at Boheme Hip Used Clothing from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14. Boheme is at 409 Third St. in downtown Davis. Photos are free to all; just stop in and snap a few in the photo booth. The store offers gently worn clothing at […]

February 06, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged

Travel Showcase planned for seniors

Are you interested in travelling? Do you want to travel in style and not have to worry about finding the best deals for airfare and hotels while visiting the must-see locations? The Woodland Senior Center sponsors a variety of trips through Collette Vacations, which will present a Travel Showcase at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, […]

February 06, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Dog owners turn grief into hope

Nina Marshall had been planning to have a yard sale to clean out a cluttered garage. She’s still holding it from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, but after the unexpected death of the family dog, proceeds now will go to benefit the Mercer Clinic. Marshall and her family were first put in […]

January 30, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Council on taxes: We need more options, outreach

The Davis City Council bought time Tuesday night to wait until the last minute to place taxes on the June ballot that could shore up city finances temporarily. What the members bought with that time are options to place a companion measure on the ballot that specifies — in a non-legally binding way — what […]

January 29, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

National Guard aims to reach stranded school buses

ATLANTA (AP) — After a rare snowstorm stopped Atlanta-area commuters in their tracks — forcing many to hunker down in their cars overnight or seek other shelter — the National Guard was sending military Humvees onto the city’s snarled freeway system in an attempt to move stranded school buses and get food and water to […]

January 29, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,