Local event celebrates swami’s birth

The Davis Vedanta Satsang Group will celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda at 9:50 a.m. Saturday in the multipurpose room at Harper Junior High, 4000 E. Cowell Blvd. in Davis. Swami Vivekananda, a Hindu monk from India, electrified the audience at the Parliament of Religions in Chicago in 1893 with the opening remark, […]

September 12, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

California takes steps to ease landmark law protecting environment

By Adam Nagourney SACRAMENTO — A landmark law that has been a symbol of California’s tough environmental philosophy for more than 40 years is facing an unlikely challenge from Democrats, including Gov. Jerry Brown, who contend that regulations protecting the environment have been abused and are thwarting legitimate development. With the Legislature moving toward adjournment […]

September 12, 2013 | Posted in Local News

Logos Books hosts language, art events

Logos Books, at 413 Second St. in downtown Davis, will host a trio of gatherings in October. La Table Française meets the second Wednesday of every month from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The next meeting is on Oct. 9. Check logosbooks.wordpress.com for topic information. Come be “Surprised by Life” with the cunning pen-and-ink animal drawings of artist Ann […]

September 25, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Anniversary marked with somber tributes

NEW YORK (AP) — As bells tolled solemnly, Americans marked the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on Wednesday with the reading of the names, moments of silence and serene music that have become tradition. At a morning ceremony on the 2-year-old memorial plaza at the site of the World Trade Center, relatives […]

September 11, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Council picks citywide plastic-bag ban

Pack it up, plastic bags. Your time is through.

With a unanimous vote Tuesday, the Davis City Council directed staff to bring back an ordinance that would prohibit all retail businesses in Davis from handing out single-use carry-out plastic bags from their stores, a move that likely will bring to an end to the debate swirling throughout the community for the past few years over the wayward litter.

The ordinance, which also would regulate paper bags in Davis by imposing a 10-cent charge on them, will not become law until the council approves the final language.

Obama conditionally backs offer on Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama conditionally endorsed a Russian offer for international inspectors to seize and destroy deadly chemical weapons in Syria as efforts to avert retaliatory U.S. missile strikes shift from Washington to the United Nations. In a nationally televised address Tuesday night, Obama offered a rationale for greater U.S. intervention in a […]

September 11, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Supervisors OK budget; road maintainence remains big unfunded liability

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday once again approved a county budget in less than two hours with little of the disagreement that generally accompanies a budget approval process in other jurisdictions. The $317 million operating budget even reflects increased revenues from improved assessed property values as well as further increases projected in […]

September 11, 2013 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Four arrested on drug, conspiracy charges

Four people were scheduled to be arraigned in Yolo Superior Court on drug and conspiracy charges today after allegedly being caught with $16,000 worth of methamphetamine, according to the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department. The arrests stemmed from an 11:15 p.m. contact deputies made Sunday with the foursome at an Interstate 5 rest stop in Dunnigan. […]

September 11, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Boy, 13, linked to East Davis arson fire

Davis police arrested a 13-year-old boy over the weekend in connection with a suspected arson fire at an East Davis apartment complex. The Davis teen is suspected of setting a small grass fire that caused about $200 in damage at the Windemere Apartments, 3030 Fifth St., on the afternoon of Aug. 22, Lt. Glenn Glasgow […]

September 11, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Two teens nabbed for auto burglaries

Two Yolo County teens face vehicle burglary and other charges after reportedly being caught in one victim’s car, Davis police said. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said officers were summoned at about 1:35 a.m. Monday to the 4400 block of La Canada Way in South Davis, where a resident had confronted two 17-year-olds in his car. One […]

September 11, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: ‘Farmists’ highlight the best of Yolo County

A FARMER AT HEART … glad to see that State Sen. Lois Wolk is promoting both art and farming by “hosting artwork inspired by the farmlands of Yolo County” in her Sacramento office … apparently various farm/art folks — let’s call them “farmists” — have contributed to the exhibit, and my only gripe is that […]

September 11, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Get a look at ‘Sunset Oak’

Ackerman’s “Sunset Oak” is on exhibit through Sept. 30 at 
RE/MAX Gold, 408 Second St. in downtown Davis. A reception in the artist’s honor will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday as part of the Second Friday ArtAbout. Refreshments will be served. Courtesy photo

September 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Are we there yet? Despair no more! The Laundry Lounge will save the day

Sometimes you have to keep relearning a lesson, even though each time you think, “I’m never gonna forget that again!” One lesson I keep forgetting is what a wonderful place a laundromat can be. Since we have a washer and dryer in our house — and have for the past 20 years or so — […]

September 11, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

September ArtAbout is bigger and better

The Second Friday ArtAbout — a monthly self-guided art walk that features free receptions and viewings that are open to the public — continues to grow, adding new artists and venues. This month, the Davis Food Co-op, Davis Makerspace, El Toro Bravo and the Hallmark Inn join the ArtAbout. The downtown Davis hotel, at 110 […]

September 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,