Arctic air eases its grip

ATLANTA (AP) — An arctic blast eased its grip on much of the U.S. on Wednesday, with winds calming and the weather warming slightly a day after temperature records — some more than a century-old — shattered up and down the Eastern Seaboard. In Atlanta, where a record low of 6 degrees hit early Tuesday, […]

January 08, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

School district’s Strategic Planning Committee updates community on progress

The members of the Davis school district’s Strategic Planning Committee — as well as the Action Teams that are part of the planning process — offered a glimpse of their emerging recommendations at two sessions Tuesday at King High School. Ideas and suggestions also were offered at the sessions for school district staff and the […]

January 08, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Plastic bag law infringes no rights

Thanks to a kind reader looking out for my best interests, I now have in front of me an article from the San Francisco Chronicle titled “Appeals court upholds S.F. plastic bag ban as precedent.” “In the latest legal setback for plastic bag makers,” begins the story under Bob Egelko’s byline, “a state appeals court […]

January 08, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Davis man ID’d as victim of fatal collision

A 25-year-old Davis resident was the victim of Tuesday’s fatal vehicle-versus-pedestrian accident in West Sacramento, according to Yolo County coroner’s officials. Bryson Rush Labourdette is believed to have encountered car trouble Tuesday morning while traveling on Highway 50 near the Interstate 80 connector and attempted to cross the highway on foot, but was struck by […]

January 08, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Mayor touts city accomplishments at Chamber talk

From a city perspective, 2013 was packed with goals accomplished, problems surmounted and an ongoing deficit problem the city is likely to ask voters to help solve. Mayor Joe Krovoza’s State of the City address to the Davis Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday afternoon may have lacked much new information, but illustrated the city’s perspective […]

January 08, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Water rates initiative signature-gathering in final stages

A group of opponents of the city’s proposed water rates is nearing the final stages of gathering initiative petition signatures, two group members say. Attorney Michael Harrington and city water rates opponent John Munn said the group is nearly ready to turn in signatures to the city clerk without worry that the number will fall […]

January 08, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Victim of carjack attempt cautions others to ‘be aware’

The victim of Sunday night’s attempted carjacking in South Davis says he never expected to be the target of such a frightening crime. “Be aware. This kind of thing can happen in Davis — it just did,” said the 37-year-old man, a lifelong Davis resident who asked to remain anonymous because the suspects remain at […]

January 08, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Are we there yet? ‘Tails’ of a pampered pooch

Judge me if you must — I’m pretty sure I would condemn me if I read the following — but our pup stayed at a luxury dog hotel over Thanksgiving break. I don’t think of my family as a “pampered pooch” kind of clan, but circumstances put us in need of a really good place […]

January 08, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Retirees to get a fraud prevention update

Dave Edwards from the Life Insurance & Annuity Fraud Unit in the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office will teach a fraud prevention class at the Jan. 14 meeting of Golden Harvest Chapter 2139 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. Federal government workers and retirees are invited to learn how to combat ever-evolving […]

January 08, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Yolo Farm to Fork announces its first executive director

Yolo Farm to Fork is pleased to announce the appointment of Davis resident Beth Harrison as the nonprofit’s first executive director. Harrison brings more than 15 years of strategic leadership and nonprofit management experience to the organization. “Beth Harrison comes to us with experience, energy and commitment to our mission and is a person of […]

January 09, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Funding available from Rotary for community service projects

The Rotary Club of Davis is seeking applications for project funding this year. Past successful projects have included the following goals: long-term benefit for the Davis community; hands-on participation by Rotarians assisting the requesting entity, when and where applicable; and the opportunity for Rotary to be recognized as a contributor for the intended project. Past […]

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

Food to be given to needy local residents

The Yolo Food Bank will distribute food to eligible Davis residents on Wednesday, Jan. 15, as follows: * From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Davisville Apartments on Kennedy Place; * From 11 a.m. to noon at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St.; and * From 5 to 6 p.m. at the Owendale Community, […]

January 08, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Food and faith issues explored in church lecture series

Lutheran Church of the Incarnation will host three distinguished scholars presenting their views on food, our food system and how they intersect with the life of faith in free talks this month. Each will speak from their own scientific discipline, giving listeners a better sense of where our food comes from and the ethics of […]

January 08, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

ArtAbout can help maintain New Year’s resolutions

For those who made New Year’s resolutions to get fit in mind and body, the Second Friday ArtAbout allows you to keep two resolutions with one event.

You can exercise your body as you walk around downtown Davis and meander through 22 venues, and then exercise your mind as you take in the art and converse with the various artists.

Be sure to check out one of the newest venues, Davis Makerspace, which will host a documentary viewing of “The Art of Algorithms” and have samples of algorithmic/procedural art on computers. Studios 21, 26 and 29 will host painting demonstrations and works by eight different artists of the Radiate Art Collective.

Second Friday ArtAbout, a monthly self-guided artwalk, is sponsored by Davis Food Co-op and Davis Downtown and includes complimentary refreshments, opportunities to chat with featured artists, as well as live music and art demonstrations.