Water rate initiative proponents at Farmers Market

Proponents of the Water Rate Initiative to repeal the current water rates will be at the Davis Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, gathering signatures. The public is invited to go to the market and share concerns, learn what the group is doing and sign the petition. For more information […]

August 30, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sign language classes offered

Pole Line Road Baptist Church’s new schedule of American Sign Language classes will begin Monday, Sept 16. Classes are for adults and children from third grade and older. The Rev. Exter Hardy teaches the class. There is $3 charge to help offset the cost of handouts. The class runs from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday […]

September 04, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Rotts of Friends: Can you give them a home?

Gladys is a 5-year-old absolutely adorable, spayed female Beagle who is one of the sweetest, calmest, most lovable dogs you’ll ever meet. She loves to be held and cuddled and plays great with other dogs. She is great with children and would make a perfect “first” dog. Brando is a movie-star-handsome 2-year-old neutered male German […]

August 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Lincoln Highway is new permanent museum exhibit

By Hazen Kazaks This year marks the centennial anniversary of the Lincoln Highway, the nation’s first coast-to-coast automobile route. To commemorate this occasion, the latest permanent Hattie Weber Museum exhibit displays maps, pictures, books, signs and license plates from states crossed by the highway. The exhibit also commemorates the 3,300 mile bicycle journey Davis resident […]

August 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Explorit: Beginning bonsai unites heaven and earth

On Saturday, Sept. 7, you will have a special opportunity to participate in a beginning bonsai workshop at Explorit Science Center!  If you’ve ever marveled at the miniature glory of a potted bonsai or wished you could shrink a tree down to fit in that plain corner of your home or office, this bonsai workshop […]

August 30, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Marsh hearing to remain open, Yolo judge rules

The public will retain access to the preliminary hearing of Daniel William Marsh, the 16-year-old who is accused of killing an elderly couple, a judge ruled Thursday.

Yolo County Deputy Public Defender Ron Johnson filed a motion Aug. 9 to close the preliminary hearing, arguing that the information disseminated would be detrimental to a fair trial and would “increase the sensational nature of the case.”

But Yolo Superior Court Judge Timothy Fall, who is presiding over the case involving the murders of Oliver “Chip” Northup and Claudia Maupin, rejected the attempt to restrict the media and public from the preliminary hearing on Thursday.

Activists protest fast-food jobs

NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food protests are under way in cities including New York, Chicago and Detroit, with organizers expecting the biggest national walkouts yet in a demand for higher wages. Similar protests organized by unions and community groups in cities over the past several months have brought considerable media attention to a staple of […]

August 29, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

U.S. economy grew at 2.5 percent rate in spring

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a 2.5 percent annual rate from April through June, much faster than previously estimated. The steep revision was largely because U.S. companies exported more goods and imports declined. The Commerce Department said second-quarter growth was sharply higher than the initial 1.7 percent rate it reported last month. […]

August 29, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Obama offers new gun control steps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Striving to take action where Congress would not, the Obama administration announced new steps Thursday on gun control, curbing the import of military surplus weapons and proposing to close a little-known loophole that lets felons and others circumvent background checks by registering guns to corporations. Four months after a gun control drive […]

August 29, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Syria shows defiance as U.N. team tours near Damascus

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad said Thursday that his country “will defend itself against any aggression,” signaling defiance to mounting Western warnings of a possible punitive strike over a suspected poison gas attack blamed on his regime. U.N. chemical weapons inspectors toured stricken rebel-held areas near the Syrian capital of Damascus for […]

August 29, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: UCD targets weapons of mass consumption

SANDWICH SNATCHERS … after I reported the sad but true story of the warrantless search of a poor young man trying to enter an Aggie football game last season with a contraband Subway sandwich in his backpack, similar tales of woe have emerged … I’m now convinced that subversive students — and townsfolk — sneaking […]

August 29, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Feds reject anti-Semitism claims at 3 UC campuses

By Lisa Leff SAN FRANCISCO — The federal government has dismissed allegations that three University of California campuses failed to effectively respond to claims of anti-Semitism that arose out of pro-Palestinian events at the schools. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights said in letters sent last week to leaders at UC Berkeley, […]

August 29, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Pylon races set at Aeromodelers’ field

The public is invited to attend the Woodland Davis Aeromodelers inaugural radio-control airplane pylon races on Saturday and Sunday, Sept 7-8. See high-speed models race around a three-pylon course at speeds from 150 to 190 mph. Racers from California, Oregon, Arizona and Utah will compete from 9 a.m. till 4 p.m. This event is at the […]

August 30, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Council approves Mission Residences condominium project for B Street

With a 4-1 vote, the City Council gave the official thumbs up Tuesday to the development of the Mission Residences project, a four-story, 14-unit condominium complex planned for B Street downtown. The building will replace two bungalows on the west side of the 200 block of B Street, just north of a two-story apartment building […]

August 29, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,