Trash fire damages downtown home

A trash-can fire caused about $10,000 in damage after spreading to an adjacent home Monday morning, according to the Davis Fire Department. Spokeswoman Evelyn George said an alert neighbor of the home in the 200 block of Second Street noticed the 5:30 a.m. blaze, which began with flames and smoke coming from the trash can […]

June 18, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them are Pricilla (No. 116433), a 4-year-old spayed female blacl and white domestic long-haired cat. Also hoping for a good home is Gordon (No. 115974), a 1-year-old neutered male miniature poodle-terrier mix dog. Fees […]

June 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD honors a life full of promise

They were always supposed to be there. It just wasn’t supposed to be like this. Brian and Betty Petersen sat in the upper level of the UC Davis ARC Pavilion on Sunday, their son, Dack, beside them, along with his girlfriend and Betty’s sister. Down below, the graduating class of the College of Agricultural and […]

June 18, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Take a tour of the bicycle shrine

Dave Kemp, the city of Davis’ active transportation coordinator, will lead a guided tour of the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Hall is at 303 Third St., on the corner of Third and B streets in downtown Davis. This is the first of a series of guided tours of the […]

June 18, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

French, Spanish, art featured at Logos Books

Summer doesn’t mean a slowdown in events at Logos Books, 513 Second St. in downtown Davis. July features several activities at the second-hand bookstore that is operated as a nonprofit to benefit several international charities. * La Table Française meets on the second Wednesday of every month from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.; the next meeting is […]

June 28, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

June Cruise-in is Tuesday

Classic car lovers are invited to attend the Davis Cruise-In from 5 p.m. to dusk Tuesday at The Marketplace shopping center, at Sycamore Lane and Covell Boulevard in North Davis. Admission is free for all participants, and all forms of vehicles are welcome. Bring a vehicle or just come to admire the assembled vehicles and […]

June 18, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis Music Festival: 2 days, 65 bands, 13 venues

That’s the ticket What: Davis Music Festival, featuring 65 bands; proceeds benefit the Davis School Arts Foundation When: 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday Where: 13 venues around downtown Davis Tickets: $25 in advance at Armadillo Music, 205 F St.; $30 at the door; for a $15 upgrade, hear JD McPherson at 7 […]

June 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

In student housing, luxuries overshadow studying

By John Eligon COLUMBIA, Mo. — Brenden Heiland had breathed the vanilla lavender-scented clubhouse air. He had seen the beach volleyball court, toured the game room equipped with billiards, Ping-Pong and air hockey tables, and learned with delight of the Friday pool parties with a D.J., free food and snow cones, spiked with rum for […]

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

Paws for Thought: Large Marge needed some medicine and TLC

Sometimes, as the saying goes, the tail wags the dog. In the case of this column, the Happy Tail has determined the content. Magnolia, also known as Large Marge, arrived at the city of Sacramento Animal Care Services so heavy she could hardly walk. The problem? She was overweight and lethargic due to a thyroid […]

June 18, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Men will gather for Talk, Drum Circle

The next Davis Community Men’s Talk and Drum Circle will gather from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, upstairs in the Campus Program building at FamiliesFirst, 2100 Fifth St., next door to the Davis post office. All men 18 and older are welcome to attend these free monthly events. “The Talk Circles allow men to […]

June 21, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Join the Sierra Club for early-morning walks

The Sierra Club Yolano Group organizes twice-weekly early-morning walks in Davis, year-round. The group meets at 7 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Peet’s Coffee & Tea at The Marketplace, Sycamore Lane and Covell Boulevard. All are welcome; rain cancels the outing. The walking distance is about 4.5 miles in 90 minutes and the group returns […]

July 28, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis Cook-Off benefits homeless programs

Save the date for the Davis Cook-Off, a benefit for Davis Community Meals, which will run from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. downtown. Proceeds will support Davis Community Meals’ programs that serve the homeless and hungry in Davis. Guest chefs from Seasons Restaurant and Tucos Wine Bar […]

June 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Family pride

What happens when you mix sibling rivalry with Aggie Pride? Three members of the same family gradating from UC Davis within three days of each other. The Changs — Sarah, left, Frank and JoJo — grew up in Berkeley, but all ended up these last few years sharing an apartment in Davis. On Wednesday, Sarah […]

June 16, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

State budget gives lift to UCD, students

The budget approved by the Legislature this weekend brings future tuition relief to students and puts UC Davis in position to get its finances back into the black. It includes tuition discounts for students from families earning $80,000 to $150,000 a year. The campus, meanwhile, estimates it will receive a $39.3 million increase in general […]

June 16, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,