Winters agritour looks at greenhouse tomatoes

The Winters Chamber of Commerce will hold its third agritour of the year on Wednesday, July 17, at Tumber Farms, owned by Ravi Tumber. Tumber Farms is off Highway 128 and grows pesticide-free beefsteak tomatoes in a greenhouse. Participants will meet at Steady Eddy’s, 5 E. Main St. in Winters, at 9 a.m. for a […]

July 10, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Affordable senior housing opens soon in Dixon

The newest affordable senior housing in the area will open in late June in Dixon. Heritage Commons, at South First Street and Valley Glen Drive, will be available to tenants age 55 and older. Heritage Commons is designed to feature low energy bills, with south-facing apartments for winter warmth and sun as well as through […]

June 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Kids can learn programming, robotics

A half-day workshop at the Davis Art Center is designed to teach kids the basics of software programming, game design and an introduction to robotics. It will run from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at the Art Center, 1919 F St. Kids ages 8-14 will learn how to program games with Scratch, a […]

June 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

City Hall adjusts its hours beginning June 24

Beginning Monday, Davis City Hall will switch to new hours designed to enhance customer service and save energy at the same time, city officials announced. City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd., will be open Mondays through Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and alternating Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Offices will be closed every […]

June 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Mutts & Martinis fundraiser benefits Rotts of Friends

All are welcome for an evening of food, fun, mutts and martinis to benefit Rotts of Freinds Animal Rescue. The third annual Mutts & Martinis dinner and auction will begin with a cocktail hour and open house at 6 p.m. Saturday at 34505  County Road 29 in Woodland. Dinner will follow, catered by Merchant & […]

June 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Youngsters can learn quilting this summer

The Flying Needles Quilters Guild opened its recent show to junior entries, and four girls — Brooke Shein, Julia Shein, Jordyn Mohan and Claire Hays — displayed their projects. The guild offers free instruction for children in grades 4-12 every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting June 18 and continuing through the summer […]

June 13, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sutter Davis Hospital seeks new volunteers

Back in her teen years, Chris Dechoretz served as a volunteer candy striper at Sutter Memorial Hospital in Sacramento, a job she “enjoyed very much.” Perhaps that’s why, after retiring from her UC Davis job in 2006, she immediately thought of volunteering at Sutter Davis Hospital. “I wanted to do something that would provide meaning […]

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

Volunteers needed for Livestrong Challenge

Local residents who want to be part of a huge fundraiser are invited to sign up as volunteers for the Livestrong Challenge, a series of bicycle rides leaving from Davis on Sunday, June 23. Approximately 800 cyclists from throughout the Western states will ride through Yolo and Solano counties to raise money for the Livestrong […]

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

State employees get raises in proposed deal

SACRAMENTO (AP) — About 95,000 state employees could be in line for a 4.5 percent pay raise as part of a tentative three-year agreement reached Tuesday between Gov. Jerry Brown and California’s largest public employee union. In an email to members, Service Employees Union International Local 1000 President Yvonne Walker said the pay hike would […]

June 12, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Council opts for farmland preservation over potential economic benefits

Rather than pulling the plug on the city’s plan to preserve 391 acres of farmland east of Davis, the City Council on Tuesday instead stood by long-standing community values of open space preservation and, on a 3-2 vote, moved forward with its original intention of permanently saving the land. Purchased in 2010 for $3.8 million […]

June 12, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Contra dancing slated on Friday

All are welcome at a contra dance at 8 p.m. Friday at the Davis Athletic Club, 1809 Picasso Ave. The free beginners’ lesson starts at 7:30 p.m. Erik Hoffman will be the caller, and the music is provided by Star Thistle (Cheryl McKinney, David Wright and Dave Kistler). Suggested donations are $10 for adults, $8 […]

June 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Troubled facility doesn’t serve a local need

A SAD AND SORRY SITUATION … many of us have driven by or walked past the seemingly beautiful FamiliesFirst facility just east of the post office on Fifth Street … few of us had any idea of the ongoing disaster taking place within that complex … it’s billed as a very large group home, but […]

June 12, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Two crashes in Davis injure five

Two vehicle accidents sent five people to Sutter Davis Hospital with minor injuries Monday, according to the Davis police and fire departments. The first crash occurred at about 1:45 p.m. at the intersection of Villanova Drive and Anderson Road, where a northbound Honda broadsided a westbound Audi, sending the Honda into the southbound lane where […]

June 12, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Police nab suspect in Woodland murder attempt

After nearly a daylong search, Woodland police arrested an attempted murder suspect not far from the scene of the alleged crime. Salvador Fierro Jr., 30, was taken into custody at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 1400 block of Edwards Circle, where police were summoned the night before to investigate allegations that Fierro had stabbed […]

June 12, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,