Democrats support Dan Wolk for Assembly

At their regional endorsement meeting Sunday, local Democratic leaders and activists from throughout the 4th Assembly District recommended Davis Mayor Pro Tem Dan Wolk for the official endorsement of the California Democratic Party. Wolk received the support of nearly 75 percent of the voting delegates at the pre-endorsement conference held at Green Valley Middle School […]

February 13, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Help plant trees at Winters Putah Creek Park

Putah Creek Council will host a community service activity along Putah Creek in Winters on Monday, Feb. 17, to bring community members together to plant alders, a native streamside tree species. The new trees will help provide wildlife habitat, control erosion and improve water quality. Alders are extremely important trees along creeks because their shade […]

February 14, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Genealogists will get tips on organizing research

The Davis Genealogy Club invites the public to attend a free presentation on “Organizing Your Research” by returning speaker Marian Kile at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. All enthusiastic family history researchers face a daunting pile of research papers or confusing list of computer files at some […]

February 14, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Recent rainfall doesn’t change outlook for Yolo farmers

WOODLAND — Last week’s rainfall didn’t do much for Yolo County’s surface water supply, county supervisors were told Tuesday. In fact, the long-awaited series of storms didn’t really do anything at all to improve the outlook for local farmers. Yolo County receives surface water from storage in Clear Lake and the Indian Valley reservoir, both […]

February 12, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Committee approves Wolk’s water bond substitute

The state Senate’s Natural Resources and Water Committee voted 6-0 Tuesday to approve a $6.895 billion water bond proposed by Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, to address statewide water needs. Senate Bill 848, also known as “The Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality & Water Supply Act,” would replace the $11.14 billion water bond slated for the […]

February 12, 2014 | Posted in State government | Tagged ,

See puzzles, origami at Davis Makerspace

“Origami Aggie” by Lucian Novosel may be seen at Davis Makerspace, 221 G St., Suite 1337 (in Tim Spencer Alley, behind Bistro 33). A reception is planned from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday to showcase Novosel’s wood puzzles and paper origami. The event is one night only.

February 12, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Celebrate art and love with the Second Friday HeartAbout

Get ready for the Second Friday HeartAbout, a night full of love and celebration.

Landing on Valentine’s Day, the Second Friday ArtAbout is the perfect backdrop to a fun and romantic night out on the town. Several HeartAbout venues will be featuring romantic and heart-themed work, wine and special Valentine’s Day treats.

Enjoy your night with chocolates and a valentine’s show at the Pence Gallery, free use of a photo booth to take pictures with your loved ones at Bohème Hip Used Clothing, an exhibition filled with antique valentines at the Hattie Weber Museum …

UCD again among top Peace Corps recruiters

UC Davis notched a place for the 12th year and UC campuses continued to dot the top 25 of the U.S. Peace Corps’ annual rankings of top volunteer-producing campuses. UCD tied UC Santa Cruz and the University of Illinois for 19th among campuses of more than 15,000 students. All three boasted 41 alumni serving overseas […]

February 14, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Monkeys could teach bankers a thing or two, researchers say

All jokes about monkey business aside, primate social networks provide valuable lessons that could help predict and prevent catastrophes like the global financial crisis of 2008, report UC Davis researchers. The behaviors of captive rhesus macaque monkeys and the banking industry both comprise complex networks. In this study, the researchers propose that crises are sometimes […]

February 12, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

VFW holds monthly meeting Wednesday

Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6949 will hold their monthly meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Club Room at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. The meetings take place on the second Wednesday of each month. A table with information for veterans, including local resources, will be […]

February 12, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Reproductive rights forum set for March 3

The American Civil Liberties Union of Yolo County will host a free public event providing an update on reproductive rights legislation and court cases at 7 p.m. Monday, March 3, at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Three speakers will be featured at the event, titled “It’s a Shame We Can’t […]

February 16, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Trial ordered for indecent-exposure suspect

A Folsom woman who authorities say exposed herself to young children in a Davis park while her companion recorded it has been ordered to stand trial on lewd conduct and child annoyance charges. The charges filed against Wenyi Xu stem from a July 10, 2013, incident at Community Park, where a witness reported that 61-year-old […]

February 11, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

With dire storm forecast, Georgia hunkers down

ATLANTA (AP) — Forecasters issued an unusually dire winter storm warning Tuesday for much of Georgia, but many residents already were heeding advice to stay home and off the roads, leaving much of metro Atlanta a ghost town during the usually busy morning commute. The storm could be a “catastrophic event” reaching “historical proportions,” the […]

February 11, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

California ranks sixth on AP exam participation

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California often ranks near the bottom of national measures of education quality and student achievement, but a report to be published Tuesday puts the state ahead of the curve in one area: the number of public school students enrolling in Advanced Placement classes and also doing well enough to earn college […]

February 11, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,