Bob Dunning: Aggie memories from one who’s been there

I’ve never considered myself a historian, but since I started watching Aggie football as a 5-year-old in the Ted Forbes era and later earned my living covering Aggie football for this very newspaper, I sometimes get asked for my thoughts on the most memorable games in Aggie history. It’s a tough question, given that there […]

December 08, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Region’s growers tired of shelling out after thefts

Thieves have taken to stealing the region’s walnuts and almonds under the veil of night, but there’s an ordinance in the works that may help to thwart these rural crimes in Yolo County. The ordinance would provide local police the authority to pull someone over on suspicion of this crime and ask for documentation that […]

December 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Despite bumps along the way, progress made locally in social justice realm

The work of Nelson Mandela will undoubtedly continue on, even after his passing Thursday at the age of 95. That fact was quite evident Saturday in Davis when dozens of community members gathered to discuss the progress the city has made recently in terms of social justice, as it was Mandela’s words that fittingly led […]

December 08, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

The art of finding the right gift

The Children’s Secret Store — part of the 23rd annual Davis Art Center’s Holiday Sale — kicked off Friday and continues from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today at the DAC, 1919 F St. In addition to the children’s store, where they can by gifts for siblings and others, adult shoppers will find everything from ceramics to […]

December 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

All-District Jazz Extravaganza Concert features junior high to high school jazz bands

With the annual onslaught of candy canes and Christmas carols comes the family-oriented All District Jazz Extravaganza Concert. This local tradition will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, in the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High, 315 W. 14th St.. The concert features all jazz band students from seventh to 12th grade. “We see […]

December 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Moyers video, discussion set Friday

Bill Moyers’ video, “Saving the Earth from Ourselves,” will be screened Friday evening at the Davis Friends Meeting House, 345 L St. in Davis. The program will start at 7:30 p.m., and discussion will follow the 45-minute video. All are welcome.

December 08, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Adult Wisdom Circle meets Thursday

The Stephens Branch Library welcomes elders to the ongoing Active Older Adult Wisdom Circle from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday. The meeting is in the Blanchard Room at the library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The discussion group meets on the second Thursday of each month to explore aspects of the conscious aging […]

December 08, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

New time, location for Men’s Talk Circle

The next Davis Community Men’s Talk Circle will be from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at International House, 10 College Park. This is a new date, time and location for the monthly activity. Men ages 18 and older are welcome and there is no charge. Many men struggle in being relational but have not come to […]

December 08, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Logos Books hosts foreign language chats

Local residents who would like to converse in French are invited to La Table Française, which meets Wednesday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Logos Books, 513 Second St. in downtown Davis. Check for topic information. Spanish speakers get their turn at El Círculo Español, which meets Monday, Dec. 16, from 7:30 to 8:30 […]

December 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Need help wrapping gifts?

Atria Covell Gardens residents and staff members will wrap gifts from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, with all donations for the service going to STEAC, the Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee. Local residents are invited to bring in their gifts — any gifts — to be wrapped. Covell Gardens will supply the paper and bows. For more […]

December 15, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

McNaughton inducted into California Newspaper Hall of Fame

The patriarch of the McNaughton family, owners of The Davis Enterprise, was inducted Friday into the California Newspaper Hall of Fame. Dean McNaughton was honored at the 136th annual winter meeting of the California Press Association in San Francisco. His three children — Foy, Burt and Gay — and their families were on hand for […]

December 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Hundreds come to jobs fair with focus on veterans

FAIRFIELD — Air Force veteran Stephanie Fullerton didn’t find a job at Friday’s Solano Job Fair, but still left with a sense of accomplishment. The Dixon resident worked at David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base as a laboratory technician for 11 years. Her military career ended in 1999. Now she wants to […]

December 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Impasse looms for special education teachers

Teachers employed by the Yolo County Office of Education rallied in Woodland last Tuesday, seeking higher salaries and changes to contract language regarding disciplinary procedures relating to district/employee concerns. Then on Friday, Yolo County Superintendent of Schools made Jorge Ayala what he termed a “last, best offer,” which includes a 5 percent increase in total […]

December 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

$86,000 grant supports DUI enforcement tactics

The Davis Police Department will administer a recent $86,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety to deal with impaired driving in Yolo County. “Drunken and drugged driving remains the No.1  killer on our roadways, with 774 deaths and over 24,000 injuries,” a Police Department news release said. “The ‘Avoid the 8′ DUI Task […]

December 10, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,