City utility bills sent out with incorrect billing period

An error was printed on the utility bills sent out by the city this month. The bill showed an erroneous billing period of Aug. 1 to Oct. 1. The actual service date should read Aug. 1 to Aug. 31. On the city’s website, administrative services personnel called the mistake “a printing problem” and that “the date […]

August 09, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Learn more about solar systems for low-income homeowners

If you’re a low-income homeowner and are seeking improvements to your home in Davis, you may be eligible for GRID Alternatives’ no- to low-cost solar program. Homeowners receiving services through the city’s Home Improvement Loan Program may qualify for GRID Alternatives’ solar program. GRID Alternatives is a nonprofit licensed solar contractor bringing the benefits of […]

August 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Young musicians will jazz up the Davis Village Feast

Ten ’til Midnight, made up of jazz musicians from Davis High School, will perform for guests at the ninth annual Davis Village Feast, which begins at noon Saturday, Aug. 24, in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Ten ’til Midnight is directed by Celia Cottle, who selected 10 musicians from her J Street Jazz Cats […]

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

Senior Center seeks donations for sale

Donate your jewelry, hats, scarves, gloves, belts and purses to the Davis Senior Center Jewelry and Accessory Sale. All donations are tax-deductible, and all proceeds go to support programs and services at the Senior Center. Donations are accepted from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at the Senior Center, 646 A St. The […]

August 23, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Work set to begin on huge downtown mural

Work was expected to begin Thursday on a mural on the west-facing wall of the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. downtown. The mural, funded by a donation from Dave Rosenberg, will encompass four panels depicting a street scene in Davis, with a juxtaposition of the historic Davis arch, the Davis Farmers Market pavilion […]

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

Need a new best friend?

Charlie is a handsome, sweet, 18-month-old neutered male Rottweiler who’s very people-friendly. He’s a little shy and loves to be snuggled close to his two-legged friends. Sparkle is an 8-week-old female foxhound cross who’s full of puppy fun and can’t wait to be held and played with. They and many other dogs will be available for adoption […]

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

Groups will talk about community conservation collaboration

In recent years, high school field trips have become uncommon or completely absent. The cost of a substitute teacher to stay back with students who cannot attend, and a bus to get students to the site, is simply more than many local schools can afford. A few nonprofit organizations in Yolo County are working to […]

August 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sessions introduce foster care

Two opportunities are coming up to learn more about foster care and adoption from foster care in Yolo County. An “Introduction to Foster Care and Adoption” session will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, in the Community Room at the Turner Branch Library, 1212 Merkley Ave. in West Sacramento. A second workshop […]

August 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yamada endorses Pope for 4th District Assembly seat

Napa County Planning Commissioner Matt Pope got a boost this week in his bid to represent the 4th Assembly District with an endorsement from current Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis. Yamada was first elected to the Assembly in 2008 and terms out next year. Also seeking the seat are Davis Mayor Joe Krovoza, Davis Mayor Pro […]

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

Garden Doctor: These ‘apples’ are a sign of tree pest

Question: What are these? Are they harmful to the tree or anything else? This picture was taken in the parking area of Davis Community Garden on Fifth Street. At first glance, these look like pretty apples, but they are not. Answer: These interesting growths are the native oak tree’s response to a foreign invader, in […]

August 11, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Explorit Science Center: See meteor shower late Sunday

By Vinita Domier It’s time again for the much-anticipated astronomical fireworks in the night sky — the annual Perseid meteor shower. This year, the celestial light show peaks at predawn on Sunday/Monday, with good viewing a few nights before and after the peak. As the waxing crescent moon will be setting about 10 p.m. Sunday, the […]

August 09, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Safe Routes to School conference showcases Davis

Education and safety experts who attend next week’s Safe Routes to School national conference in Sacramento will take a bicycle tour of Davis from 1:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. The 14-mile tour, focusing on “Beyond the Bike Lane: Programs and Infrastructure in the Bicycling Capital of America,” will provide wheels-on training that mimics a child’s school […]

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

Hunt widens in abduction case

LAKESIDE (AP) — Amber Alerts expanded to Oregon and Washington as authorities searched for a Southern California man suspected of abducting a 16-year-old girl and wanted in the death of the girl’s mother and possibly her 8-year-old brother. Oregon state police said there was a possible sighting of James Lee DiMaggio’s blue Nissan Versa in […]

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

Hundreds flee SoCal wildfire

BANNING (AP) — A thousand firefighters battled a growing wildfire in the inland mountains of Southern California early Thursday, trying to save small communities where some home have been lost and an estimated 1,500 residents were forced to flee. Flames roiled along foothills of the San Jacinto Mountains in Banning Pass 90 miles east of […]

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