City applies brakes as it eyes public power

The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to hold off on moving forward with a publicly-owned utility until it could hear from cities that had done what it may plan to do. The council had been about to authorize the city staff to hire a project manager and marshal community resources like the city of Davis […]

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

Measure P backers at Farmers Market

Citizens for Clean Reliable Affordable Water will staff a table for Yes on Measure P at the Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 29. Measure P is a ballot initiative on the June election asking to overturn the current water rate structure. The group also is asking for donations to the campaign and for volunteer […]

March 27, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis Senior Center celebrates Brazil

World traveler Rick Powers, will show pictures and tells of his adventures in Brazil at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The event is free and open to all. At 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 8, the center will host Festa Do Brasil, a luncheon with Brazilian food provided […]

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

Author talks about emotions on radio show

“How She Really Does It,” a radio talk show with Koren Motekaitis, airs live from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays on KDRT 95.7 FM or by live webstreaming www.howshereallydoesit.com. We strive to be “happy” but we have negative emotions in our lives. Some of us try to run from them via food, alcohol, drugs, sex, […]

March 27, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Council candidate to speak at neighborhood coffee

Robb Davis, a candidate for City Council in the June 3 election, will speak at a neighborhood coffee from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at the home of David Breaux, 747 Elmwood Drive in Davis. The free event is open to all interested people. Davis invites supporters to pick up yard signs at […]

March 27, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Chamber PAC presents council debate

The Davis Chamber PAC will sponsor a debate for City Council candidates from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 2. Committee members will interviewing all five candidates in advance to understand their views on economic, social and environmental concerns. These interviews will provide a framework for designing questions that will be presented live during the debate in Community Chambers […]

March 27, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis Athletic Club employee hailed a hero

With the temperature hovering near 80 degrees this past Saturday, families flocked to the swimming pools at the Davis Athletic Club.

All was well until shortly before 3 p.m., when someone noticed a 2-year-old boy was at the bottom of the club’s training pool, where he apparently jumped in during a moment of inattention. There are no lifeguards at the club, and signs advise parents to watch over their children in the pool area.

Chris Lundin, 25, was working in the child-care room when “I just heard screaming,” he recalled in an interview this week. He saw the boy’s frantic mother running …

Picnic in the Park is fun for all ages

Break out those picnic blankets and baskets! Picnic in the Park returned to the Davis Farmers Market on Wednesday, March 19. The event runs from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. each Wednesday in Central Park at Third and C streets in downtown Davis. The Davis Food Co-op sponsors live music from local bands every Wednesday from […]

March 27, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

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 ,