DHS Ski & Snowboard Swap coming up

Looking for great bargains on new and used ski and snowboard equipment and clothing? Come to the annual Ski & Snowboard Swap on Sunday, Nov. 10, sponsored by the Davis High School ski team. The event is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the DHS gym on Oak Avenue just north of 14th Street. […]

November 07, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Haunted house benefits Yolo animal shelter

Have a howling good time for a great cause at “The Big Haunted House of Fear,” benefiting the Yolo County Animal Services Shelter. Bring the whole family to experience a spectacularly creepy, haunted house at Canyon Creek Resort in Winters, Highway 128 just before the dam, on Oct. 25-26 and 31 from 7:30 to 10:30 […]

October 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Women in Leadership seminar series set at UCD

Inspired to address pressing issues of gender equity, UC Davis graduate students Nicole Chaffee and Jeni Lee, in conjunction with Judy Kjelstrom, director of the UC Davis Biotechnology Program, have organized a Women in Leadership seminar series this fall. It focuses on global and national issues of girls’ and women’s rights, and how these issues […]

October 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis fundraiser helps save AIDS orphans in India

Can we make a difference in the lives of impoverished AIDS orphans on the other side of the globe? Local residents can shout a resounding “yes” by participating in the Sahaya Walks event on Sunday, Oct. 27, in Davis. For the past six years, the walks have given participants of all ages, from children to […]

October 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Restorative justice is Vanguard dinner theme

The Vanguard Court Watch third annual dinner and awards ceremony has been set for 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. The theme this year is “Restorative Justice & Reforming the Judicial System.” Davis City Councilwoman Rochelle Swanson will welcome guests to the dinner catered by […]

October 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Living in Davis’ walkable downtown

Whether you’re old, young or anywhere in between, there’s a good chance you’d enjoy something about living in downtown Davis.

With an ever-expanding supply of amenities in a condensed area, the heart of the city offers a lively, convenient and overall fulfilling quality of life. Just ask the roughly 550 people who live there already.

“It’s a real luxury to be able to roll out of bed and walk a block or two,” said Sue Greenwald, former Davis mayor and council member who’s long advocated for living downtown.

Fly fishers will hear from warm-water expert

“Warm-Water Fly Fishing: A Primer by Hogan Brown” will introduce anglers to the three major species of warm-water fish — largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and carp — at the October meeting of the Fly Fishers of Davis. The group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the multipurpose room of the Harper Junior […]

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

Learn about Soroptimists at final Picnic in the Park

Soroptimist International of Davis members will gather at the final Picnic in the Park event of the season from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, in Central Park. They invite prospective members to join them and get a glimpse of what they do. The club sells beer and wine at the market each Wednesday, […]

October 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

BART workers back on strike

OAKLAND (AP) — Commuters in the San Francisco Bay Area got up before dawn on Friday and endured heavy traffic on roadways, as workers for the region’s largest transit system walked off the job for the second time in four months. People were lined up well before 5 a.m. Friday at a Bay Area Rapid […]

October 18, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Court considers school’s May 5 U.S. flag ban

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday wrestled with the novel question of whether it was offensive for Northern California high school students to display the American flag during a school day dedicated to celebrating Mexican heritage. The three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals didn’t tip its hand […]

October 18, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Still time to sign up for school district’s action teams

The Davis school district is still seeking intrepid volunteers who are interested in serving on the soon-to-be-formed action teams that are part of the district’s current strategic planning process. The Strategic Planning Committee held a marathon three-day meeting in late September, identifying several goals and objectives for the five-year plan that is being developed. These […]

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

Davis school board announces settlement of Measure E lawsuit

The Davis school board has announced a settlement of the Measure E parcel tax lawsuit brought by Davis resident Jose Granda and others. Granda had argued that the dual rate structure written into Measure E, a four-year school parcel tax approved by voters last November, violated state law. The measure would have charged single-family homes […]

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

Bob Dunning: The goal is less trash, not smaller cans

OPTIMISTIC THINKING … we all know that the city has decided to charge an extra six bucks a month to those residents who continue to use 95-gallon trash cans, but what you might not know is that the city expects that this will lead to a dramatic reduction in the use of 95-gallon cans … […]

October 18, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Shots fired at Woodland house

Police in Woodland are investigating the Tuesday night shooting of an occupied home. Sgt. Steve Guthrie said police were called shortly before 10 p.m. to the 1300 block of Colfax Drive, where both the house and a nearby car had been struck by at least one bullet. Witnesses reported hearing three to four shots fired […]

October 18, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,