Davis earns eco-friendly award

The city of Davis can add another notch to its eco-friendly belt. The Bay Area Climate Collaborative named Davis the Most Elective Vehicle Ready Small/Medium Size community on Thursday. San Jose earned large city honors, and Google and SAP tied for top business. “The presence of plug-in EVs on Davis streets today is a testament […]

June 07, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

A new Pioneer Prairie Dog

Matthew Duffy, Pioneer Elementary School’s incoming principal, introduces himself to students at an all-school awards ceremony Wednesday morning. He replaces Deborah Brayton, who was hired five years ago to lead the South Davis school. Duffy has served as vice principal at Harper Junior High in Davis since 2008. He also served a stint as interim […]

June 07, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Junior highs recognize student achievement with awards

Students at Emerson, Harper and Holmes junior high schools and the junior high program in the Da Vinci Charter Academy were recognized at school ceremonies during the past week with a number of year-end awards. Emerson The Emerson Eagle Award, the school’s top honor, went to Madison MacKenzie and David Wang. The award is given […]

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Sunrise Rotary honors student role models

The Sunrise Rotary Club of Davis recently honored several Davis and Da Vinci high school students as Students of the Month for May. They include: * Sara Albertson, nominated by science teacher Eric Bastin, who wrote, “Effort, results, positive attitude. These words pretty much sum up why I nominated Sara Albertson to be the science Student of […]

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Stepping softly into retirement

By Matt Sedensky MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) — There is an oft-told story about what happens when a worker at the Stanley Consultants engineering firm decides to retire. “They say you have the retirement party one day and you come back to work the next,” said Mary Jo Finchum, spokeswoman for the Muscatine, Iowa-based company. Stanley […]

June 07, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Food given to needy residents

The Food Bank of Yolo County will distribute food to eligible Davis residents on Wednesday, June 19, as follows: * From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Davisville Apartments on Kennedy Place; * From 11 a.m. to noon at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St.; and * From 6 to 7 p.m. at the […]

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Take a walk with Warren on Wednesday

Join Warren Roberts, superintendent emeritus of the UC Davis Arboretum and famous storyteller and punster, will lead a noontime exploration of the Arboretum’s west end gardens on Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. Participants should meet at the Arboretum Gazebo. Free parking is available for one hour along Garrod Drive near the gazebo. For more […]

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UCD’s creative writers bid farewell

Graduating writers in UC Davis’ creative writing master’s degree program will read selections from their theses at a free event from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday on the Wyatt Deck in the UCD Arboretum. Admission is free, but parking costs $7. For more information, call 530-752-4880 or visit http://arboretum75th.ucdavis.edu.

June 07, 2013 | Posted in Briefly

Native culture in the spotlight at Cache Creek Preserve

Native American cultural demonstrations — including basket weaving, tule use, acorn preparation and children’s activities — will be showcased at a special program Saturday, June 15, at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve. The preserve will be open that day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free. Weavers will use materials from many of […]

June 09, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davisites will march in Pride Parade

Davis residents of all faiths who support marriage equality are invited to march with the Davis Interfaith Community for Equality contingent in the Sacramento Pride Parade on Saturday, June 15. The group will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Davis United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road, to form car pools. The parade begins at 11 […]

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Climate change documentary will be shown June 13

Yolo MoveOn will present a documentary about climate change, “Do the Math,” at 7 p.m. Thursday. The 42-minute film will be shown in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Admission is free and the public is welcome. The documentary is set in the United States but the […]

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Learn how to publish a coffee-table book

The Photography Club of Davis will meet at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. Steve Locke and Amy Decker from Consolidated Graphics — Pacific Standard Print in Sacramento will discuss photography book publication by using Publish powered by Blurb. This is a high-end approach to produce […]

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FamiliesFirst teens accused of rape

The Davis Police Department announced Thursday the launch of what officials called a “complex, multi-layered investigation” into alleged criminal activity linked to, and poor supervision practices at, the EMQ FamiliesFirst facility in Davis.

The nonprofit organization offers housing and support services for foster youths from around the region.

Assistant Chief Darren Pytel said two male residents of the facility at 2100 Fifth St., ages 13 and 14, were arrested …