UC Davis Academic Federation honors Jeff Loux

Pay tribute What: Jeff Loux honored at the James H. Meyer Distinguished Achievement Award dinner When: 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1; reservations due Friday Where: Ballroom B, UC Davis Conference Center RSVP: Tickets are $35 each; pay by credit card at 530-752-2262 or check payable to “UC Regents,” mailed to Ceremonies and Special Events, UC […]

October 24, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fall Festival celebrates the harvest season

Check it out What: Davis Farmers Market Fall Festival, featuring a Kids’ Costume Parade at 11 a.m., a free pumpkin patch, petting zoo, pony rides, children’s crafts, live music and, of course, the market When: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday Where: Central Park, Third and C streets Local food, local farmers and the harvest season are […]

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

Springer to be featured on KDRT show

Sally P. Springer, co-author of the book “Admission Matters,” will be the guest this week on “Through the Looking Glass,” a talk show on KDRT, 95.7FM. Host Judith Plank will interview Springer about her popular book, which answers questions such as why college admissions have become so competitive, what colleges look for in an applicant, […]

October 24, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Comings & Goings: Ice CREAM sandwiches a hit; The Melt comes next

It’s time for this month’s recap of downtown Davis business changes. All of these items appeared in a similar format in earlier Comings & Goings columns. ———— The rain was steady on Sept. 21, but so was the line for free ice cream sandwiches on opening day for CREAM. Ice cream fans, especially teens and […]

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

Council wants to see full range of options for Mace site

The City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday to direct staff to bring back a report Nov. 12 with all the possible land-use options for 391 acres of farmland just east of Davis before it’s locked away in conservation forever. Councilwoman Rochelle Swanson, who made the motion, hopes at that meeting the council can decide whether the […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

County supervisors hit the brakes on Dunnigan plan

WOODLAND — Yolo County supervisors on Tuesday refused to move forward with an environmental impact report for the Dunnigan Specific Plan, citing ongoing concerns that the project would not produce enough jobs to keep the town from becoming just another commuter suburb whose residents travel to work in Davis, Woodland or Sacramento. In the works […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Being a locavore can be challenging

Admittedly, it’s a bit easier to be a locavore in Yolo County or the Central Valley of California than it is in, say, Leith, N.D., but unless I want to starve to death, it’s time to join the movement. So, I’ve been trying very hard when I’m at Nugget to buy only those products that […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Annual rise in cost of public college slows

By Tamar Lewin Tuition and fees at public universities increased less than 3 percent this academic year, the smallest rise in three decades, according to the annual College Board reports on trends in pricing and aid. “This does not mean that college is suddenly more affordable, but it does mean that the rapid growth of […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Smoke, but no fire, in Davis

A strong smell of smoke detected in Davis on Tuesday — particularly in the east and south areas of town — apparently drifted in from the Woodland area, according to the Davis Fire Department. Woodland fire officials said they had not responded to any active fires Tuesday afternoon and noted that the smoke may have […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Woodland city worker accused of embezzlement

A Woodland city employee was arrested on embezzlement charges Monday, accused of bilking the Woodland City Employees Association of more than $36,000 over a three-year period, according to police. Ronald Dean Scott, 55, served as treasurer of the employee-funded organization during the alleged embezzlement, which occurred between 2009 and 2012 and did not involve any […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Lescroart joins new author in conversation at bookstore

Meet the author Who: William Petrocelli, author of “The Circle of Thirteen” When: 7:30 p.m. Friday Where: The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., downtown Davis Bookstore owner and debut author William Petrocelli will be at The Avid Reader on Friday evening with local bestselling author John Lescroart in conversation about Petrocelli’s new book, “The Circle […]

October 24, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Project Pink talk, run/walk raise awareness of breast cancer

Local residents are invited to join a sea of pink on Thursday and Friday nights at a 5K run/walk and a special talk in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Both events benefit the local nonprofit organization Project Pink, which provides help to young women with breast cancer. Davis resident Ann Murray Paige founded Project […]

October 24, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Da Vinci chili cookoff to support senior trip

The seventh annual Da Vinci Charter Academy chili cookoff and student art showcase runs from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Da Vinci High, 1400 E. Eighth St. Proceeds will be used for the school’s senior trip. Cost is $6 for a sample of each chili — which will made by students — or $8 to taste […]

October 31, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Cut the cable’ at DCN class

Davis Community Network helps local residents “cut the cable” — eliminating cable television or dish service to access video from the Internet — at a free class Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the Community Chambers at Davis City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. The class, taught by Steve McMahon, will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. McMahon […]

October 24, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,