Davis Media Access: 25 years of creating community through media

The day on which I’m writing this (Sept. 24) happens to be the ninth anniversary of intrepid noncommercial radio station KDRT-LP, 95.7 FM on the radio dial in Davis, and http://kdrt.org worldwide. Reflecting on KDRT’s origins and Davis Media Access’ upcoming 25th anniversary leaves me with a sense of wonder and pride at what we’ve […]

September 27, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

U.S. to contact borrowers with new options for repaying student loans

By Tamar Lewin When President Obama last month announced proposals to make college more affordable, many critics focused on his plan to rate colleges based on measures like tuition, graduation rates, and the debt and earnings of graduates, and eventually to link financial aid to those ratings. Largely overlooked was a more immediate change that […]

September 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Biologist will talk about avian diversity in northern India

Gopi Sundar of the International Crane Foundation will speak about “Bird Diversity in the Gangetic Floodplains of India” on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. His 7:30 p.m. presentation will be hosted by the Yolo Audubon Society, Yolo Basin Foundation and the Central Valley Bird Club. Sundar received a Ph.D. […]

September 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Swimming intrigue featured in ‘Dead in the Water’

Author and open water swimmer Glenda Carroll will be at The Avid Reader in downtown Davis at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, to read from and discuss her mystery novel, “Dead in the Water.” The bookstore is at 617 Second St. In this new, fast-paced thriller set in Northern California, it is open season on […]

September 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Soroptimists offer scholarship to re-entry women

Soroptimist International of Greater Davis invites local residents to apply for its Women’s Opportunity Award, a scholarship given annually to a single parent and head of household who is re-entering a college or university. The Women’s Opportunity Award program helps women who are the primary bread-winners for their families by giving them the resources they […]

October 06, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

City seeks volunteers for advisory commissions

The city of Davis is accepting applications from residents who are interested in serving on seven local commissions: Bicycle Advisory, Finance and Budget, Human Relations, Natural Resources, Open Space and Habitat, Recreation and Park and Senior Citizens. Commissions serve as a conduit for citizen input — a way of gathering, analyzing and recommending options to […]

September 26, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Gangbanger, cop and author speaks in October

Mona Ruiz, the author of “Two Badges” — the story of her life as both a gangbanger and a cop — will visit local students and address the public on Thursday, Oct. 17. The book covers Ruiz’s growing affiliation with a Santa Ana gang, her life as a gang member and her transition to becoming […]

October 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Author speaks on ‘Flashes of War’ at The Avid Reader

Author Katey Schultz will discuss her debut book, a series of short stories titled “Flashes of War,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in Davis. Illuminating the intimate, human faces of war, this series of short stories by the award-winning author questions the stereotypes of modern war by bearing witness […]

September 29, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Welcome, Aggies, for another great year

Thousands of new UC Davis students filled the ARC Pavilion on Tuesday afternoon to learn what it means to be an Aggie, and meet new friends in the process.

The New Student Celebration is now an annual tradition, sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor. It introduces new students to the university and college life, and showcases “the extraordinary living and learning ahead for them,” according to a campus spokesman.

Students arrived at the event in groups, with their residence hall advisers, filling up the arena floor …

Council approves garbage collection rates based on trash can size

The cost of garbage collection for homeowners in Davis is about to change — and in most cases, rise — as the City Council adopted a resolution Tuesday that sets monthly trash pickup rates based on trash can size. The vote was 4-1, with Councilman Brett Lee dissenting. City leaders believe the variable rate, as […]

September 25, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Marsh pleads not guilty; defense attorney wants charges dismissed

WOODLAND — The defense attorney in a Davis double-homicide case will seek to have some of the charges against his teenage client dismissed, he said Tuesday during a Yolo Superior Court hearing. Deputy Public Defender Ron Johnson announced his intent to file a dismissal motion after entering a not-guilty plea on behalf of 16-year-old Daniel […]

September 25, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Fire union’s displeasure with city management out in public

Members of the Davis Professional Firefighters Association Local 3494, who make up 31 of the 36 firefighters serving the city of Davis, continue to publicly voice their dissatisfaction over the way city leaders have managed the Fire Department recently. Union members picketed outside City Hall on Tuesday before the City Council meeting, carrying signs that […]

September 25, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

DPNS plans annual children’s bazaar

Davis Parent Nursery School will hold its annual children’s rummage sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 5, at 426 W. Eighth St. in Davis. The sale will feature a large selection and great deals on many gently used items for young children, babies and new moms. Clothes, books, toys, puzzles, furniture, strollers, bikes, […]

September 26, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Governor signs Wolk bill to establish state olive oil commission

Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 250 — authored by state Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis — on Tuesday to establish a state commission to help coordinate efforts by state olive growers and oil manufacturers to strengthen the competitiveness of California’s olive oil industry. “Establishing this commission is a vital first step toward protecting consumers and […]

September 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,