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 ,

Woodland shooting victim identified

The man who is believed to have taken his own life in the parking lot of a Woodland shopping center last week was identified as Sacramento County coroner’s officials as Xingguo Shao, 49, of Woodland. Shao was pronounced dead at the UC Davis Medical Center at 2:37 p.m. Thursday, about an after Woodland police found […]

June 16, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Reformists dance in streets after Iranian vote

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Wild celebrations broke out on Tehran streets that were battlefields four years ago as reformist-backed Hasan Rowhani capped a stunning surge to claim Iran’s presidency on Saturday, throwing open the political order after relentless crackdowns by hard-liners to consolidate and safeguard their grip on power. “Long live Rowhani,” tens of thousands […]

June 16, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Firefighters advance containment on Colo. wildfire

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado sheriff said firefighters “are getting the upper hand” on the most destructive wildfire in state history Saturday, an announcement that came as authorities gained a clearer picture of the grim landscape the blaze has left behind. No additional homes were destroyed as fire crews expanded containment lines, El […]

June 16, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

State lawmakers expand Medicaid

By Judy Lin and Laura Olson SACRAMENTO (AP) — The Legislature passed a major piece of the federal Affordable Care Act on Saturday, opting to expand Medicaid to 1.4 million low-income Californians, as it rushed to meet its deadline to complete a state budget. The action came a day after lawmakers passed the main budget […]

June 16, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Dan Wolk, a Davis politician, father, sets out to ‘restore the California dream’

Davis Mayor Pro Tem Dan Wolk’s campaign trail for the 4th District Assembly commenced in the most apropos of locations Saturday: outside the school and near the childhood home where his own journey began. Approximately 90 supporters joined Wolk as he officially announced his campaign — while summarizing priorities and endorsers — at Sycamore Park […]

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

Bob Dunning: It’s a four-horse race in the 4th District

Now that Dandy Dan Wolk is celebrating Father’s Day as an “official” candidate for the 4th District Assembly seat after Saturday’s formal announcement, I’m doing my best to handicap a race that is still in the embryonic stage. So far we have four Democrats and no Republicans in the race, which is not surprising given that […]

June 16, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,