Davis Food Co-op donates to Organic Farming Research Foundation

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. in downtown Davis, is donating $888 — proceeds from the wine tasting program — to the Organic Farming Research Foundation. The Co-op held wine tastings  on the first three Fridays of each month, for April, May and June. The foundation has a very clear vision — that organic […]

July 26, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Library plans August book sale

The Friends of the Davis Public Library plans its next bi-monthly book sale from Friday, Aug. 2, through Sunday, Aug. 4, at the library, 315 East 14th St. On Friday, members only get first crack at the books from noon to 2 p.m., with the general public allowed from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday’s hours […]

July 30, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Donations accepted for Compassion Corner Earthbench

The Compassion Corner Earthbench, the city’s latest public art installation at the corner of Third and C streets, is ready for use. Donations are still being accepted for this project, which was built entirely by members of the community, under the guidance of local artists Brennan Blazer Bird and Mark Rivera. The Compassion Corner Earthbench […]

July 28, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Rotts of Friends: Can you give them a home?

Burt is a cute, cuddly 1-year-old, neutered male Yorkshire terrier. Burt loves to play with other dogs, is super friendly and is a joy to be around. Alice is a sweet and good-natured 3-year-old spayed female black and tan purebred Rottweiler. Alice a smart girl who plays well with male dogs, loves people and is housebroken. Both Burt […]

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

STEAC needs more volunteers

The Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee is seeking volunteers to work shifts in the food closet. Potential volunteers will go through a short training and are asked to commit to at least one — preferably two — shifts per month, of an hour and a half each, during regular closet hours Mondays through Fridays. The STEAC […]

July 30, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Apartment move-out waste reduction volunteers sought

The city of Davis is signing up volunteers for the 2013 Apartment Move-Out Waste Reduction Program. As UC Davis students leave their leased apartments in August, an assortment of household goods, from couches to clothing, begins its way to the Yolo County landfill. To prevent good, reusable material from being landfilled, the city of Davis […]

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

Toole returns to Center for Spiritual Living

Rev. Gregory Toole returns as the speaker for the Center for Spiritual Living Davis, 1715 Anderson Road, at noon Sunday, July 28. Toole, who was the senior minister for CSLD for four years, also will sign copies of his recently released book, “A Simple Guide to Planetary Transformation.” Toole is the director of member support and […]

July 26, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Monthly water billing begins Aug. 2

To help customers manage their water usage, the city of Davis will convert from bimonthly billing to monthly billing in August. The first monthly bill will be mailed Friday, Aug. 2. The current bimonthly statements bill in advance for storm sewer, sanitary sewer, sanitation (garbage and recycling curbside pickup); include the municipal service tax and […]

July 26, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Explorit: Thanks to Monsanto, summer science camp soars

Explorit’s summer science camps had some very special visitors on Tuesday as a group of generous benefactors from Monsanto stopped by. Monsanto has graciously renewed their support of Explorit’s informal science programs with a grant of $20,000 to support summer science camps this year. Monsanto representatives were greeted by several members of Explorit’s staff and […]

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

Death toll at 78 in Spanish train crash

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain (AP) — A Spanish train that hurtled off the rails and smashed into a security wall as it rounded a bend was going so fast that carriages tumbled off the tracks like dominos, according to eyewitness accounts and video footage obtained Thursday. The official death toll from Wednesday night’s crash near […]

July 25, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Sediment clogs wild natural gas well in the Gulf

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Natural gas has stopped flowing from a well that has been ablaze in the Gulf of Mexico and remaining small flames are from gas still in the pipe, regulators said Thursday. The well “bridged over,” the line blocked by sand and sediment that filled in the area being drilled, the Bureau […]

July 25, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Democrat concedes in Central Valley legislative race

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Republican Andy Vidak has a substantial lead in the hotly contested race for a San Joaquin Valley state Senate seat, with county election officials reporting Wednesday that nearly 9,500 ballots remain to be counted. While tallying those ballots is expected to take until the end of the week, Democrat Leticia Perez ceded […]

July 25, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: They have their eyes on a bigger prize

MAD AS HELL … Danny at me.com has just about had it with the Folks in Charge telling him what he can and can’t do in this town … “Did I read the front page of The Enterprise correctly?” Danny asks … “They want us to pay more for waste collection while they collect less […]

July 25, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Earth-friendly cooking demonstration planned

Cool Cooking for a Cool Planet will feature Chef Debra showing how to choose and cook a climate-friendly diet. She will teach how to make dishes that are delicious and satisfying without using any heat or electrical appliances, and participants may taste samples. The demonstration is planned for Thursday, Aug. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and repeated […]

July 25, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,