Video documents Davis man’s mountain quest

A 30-minute documentary about a Davis man’s 2013 climb up Denali (Mount McKinley), America’s highest peak, will be screened Sunday, Dec. 29, at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. The film will be shown twice, at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. The event is free and snacks will be provided in the […]

December 27, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Snow-driven power outages persist

LITCHFIELD, Maine (AP) — Snow was falling this morning in places still hustling to get power back on after a weekend ice storm that turned out the lights from Michigan to Maine and into Canada. Southeast and parts of interior Maine that have been without electricity since Sunday were anticipating from 3 to 7 inches […]

December 26, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Health care overhaul tops 2013 news poll

NEW YORK (AP) — The glitch-plagued rollout of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul was the top news story of 2013, followed by the Boston Marathon bombing and the dramatic papal changeover at the Vatican, according to The Associated Press’ annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors. The saga of “Obamacare” — as the […]

December 26, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Co-op serves up some holiday spirit

Here’s a recipe for community: Take a delicious home-cooked dinner, serve it up with smiles and good cheer, and share it with several hundred of your closest friends and neighbors. Mix in some rollickin’ tunes, and you have the 28th annual Christmas Eve Holiday Meal, which took place Tuesday at the Veterans’ Memorial Center.

The local tradition is organized by the Davis Food Co-op …

Two Senate fellows join Wolk’s staff

Two participants in the California Senate’s prestigious fellowship program, Jazmine Gordon of Rialto and Maritza Urquiza of Santa Ana, have joined the state of state Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis. “Jazmine and Maritza represent the best and brightest of the new crop of young women leaders coming out of California’s universities,” Wolk said in a news […]

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

Getting out of the discount game, small colleges lower the price

By Tamar Lewin SPARTANBURG, S.C. — A higher education riddle: When can a college slash tuition by almost half, without losing revenues? Answer: When nobody much pays full tuition anyway. When Converse College, a tiny women’s college here, announced that it was “resetting” next year’s tuition at $16,500, down 43 percent from the current year’s […]

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

Bob Dunning: Wait till death before setting in stone

OF DEATH AND STREET NAMES … Joel at enters the debate over naming Davis streets by noting that “Foshay Tower was the lifelong dream and namesake of Wilbur Foshay, an art student turned businessman who amassed his fortune by building up three utility company empires.” … turns out they chiseled Foshay’s name into the […]

December 26, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Davis Baha’i gathering focuses on believers in Iran

Baha’is of Davis will remember their fellow believers who are being persecuted in Iran and express appreciation for the continuing concern of the U.S. government during its weekly gathering for prayers and devotions on Friday. For information about the time and location, call or email the Davis Baha’i Community at 530-792-7175 or [email protected] Baha’is face […]

December 26, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Learn shisha mirrors technique on Jan. 2

The Valley Oak Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, in the Blanchard Room of the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. The program will feature hands-on instruction on applying shisha mirrors to fabric. The technique also can be used to apply shells, cabochons or large […]

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

Miwok documentary is focus of meeting

Indigenous Faith will host a meeting from noon to 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, in the Blanchard Room of the Stephens Branch Library to discuss the upcoming film documentary, “Miwok No Matter What.” The library is at 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Find out more at

December 26, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

New year brings new rules for the road

With 2014 just around the corner, the California Department of Motor Vehicles is reminding motorists of some of the new laws that will become effective in the new year. The following laws go into effect on Jan. 1, unless otherwise noted. Bicycles: Passing Distance. AB 1371 (Bradford), known as the Three Feet for Safety Act, […]

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

UC Davis gets a gift to bee-hold

It was a gift meant to keep on giving. No, it wasn’t a donor organ, a tree or a smile. In this case, the gift was for generations of honeybees at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at UC Davis. During a pollinator education program, employees of Valent U.S.A. Corp., based in […]

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

Men can open up at Talk and Drum Circle

The Davis Community Men’s Talk and Drum Circle will gather on Wednesday, Jan. 8, from 7 to 9:15 p.m. at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. All men 18 years and older are welcome to attend this free monthly event. The Talk Circles are a new model for men of the community to understand why […]

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

Davis Media Access: Holiday fare available at KDRT, DCTV and online

Like most people, I’m working to put the wrap on 2013 and scurrying to get all my holiday preparations made. As I write this, it’s still well within the “festive season,” so I thought I’d share some of the holiday-themed media recently produced by community volunteers and Davis Media Access. Programs are archived at, […]

December 26, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,