English learners will meet weekly for dinner and a chat

Global Grace, an outreach of Grace Valley Christian Center, invites English as a Second Language learners to practice their English and enjoy a picnic dinner on Mondays, Sept. 9 through Oct. 7. The sessions will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the GVCC quad, 27173 County Road 98 in rural West Davis. Participants will […]

September 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Help build ‘Fort Can-Do’ at the Davis Food Co-op

The Davis Food Co-op asks the public to help the Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee build “Fort Can-Do” out of donated packaged food, which will fill the community pantry used to feed people in need. “It doesn’t matter if it’s a can of tuna or a case of corn flakes,” says Susan Simon of STEAC. “Your […]

September 08, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Beer-tastings benefit co-op training fund

The Davis Food Co-op will host a tasting of beers from Anderson Valley Brewing from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the store, 620 G St. in downtown Davis. The cost is $1 per taste, or $5 to taste the slate. Proceeds benefit the Howard Bowers Fund. The fund was established in 1993 with an […]

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Democrats host annual Bean Feed

Democrats from around the region will gather for the Yolo County Democratic Party’s 37th annual Bean Feed on Sunday, Sept. 15, in Davis. Kathy Kneer, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, will be the keynote speaker. The event runs from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th […]

September 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Feinstein, Boxer buck constituents on Syria strike

By Carolyn Lochhead WASHINGTON — California Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer are providing critical support for President Obama’s proposed strike on Syria, bucking what they acknowledge to be strong opposition from Californians. The two senior Democrats play an outsized role as Obama asks the nation and Congress this week to support an unpopular resolution […]

September 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Lescroart featured at Folsom event

Davis author John Lescroart will join two other New York Times bestselling authors, James Rollins and Allison Brennan, for an afternoon of lunch, author presentations and book-signings from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Folsom Community Center, 52 Natoma St. in Folsom. The event, “Inside the Creative Mind — Author Forum,” […]

September 27, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

DHS parents needed to serve on School Site Council

Davis High School is seeking two parents to serve on the School Site Council for the 2013-14 school year. The School Site Council, which discusses ways to improve student achievement, meets at 3 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at DHS. Those interested in applying are asked to submit a one-paragraph statement (120 […]

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Wolk’s bill to establish state olive oil commission sent to governor

On a bipartisan vote Friday, the Senate approved a measure by Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, to establish a state commission to help coordinate efforts by state olive growers and oil manufacturers to strengthen the competitiveness of California’s olive oil industry. The bill, Senate Bill 250, now moves to the governor for his consideration. “Establishing this […]

September 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Medicare presentation set in Woodland

Yolo Adult Day Health Center will sponsor a Medicare presentation from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the center, 20 N. Cottonwood St. in Woodland. “The Seven Things You Must Know as a Caregiver of Someone on Medicare” will be shared by Pamala Hunter, owner of Adult Insurance Solutions. She will discuss ways […]

September 15, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Copper wire thieves strike again

Davis city officials are asking the public to be on the lookout for possible incidents of copper wire theft following a recent rash of criminal activity. More than 6,000 feet of the valuable wire has been reported stolen from city property since the beginning of 2013, costing thousands of dollars for the city to repair […]

September 08, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Hearing in UCD explosives case postponed

WOODLAND — The conclusion of a preliminary hearing for a former UC Davis chemistry researcher was postponed Friday to Oct. 4. The hearing will determine whether there is sufficient evidence for 32-year-old David Scott Snyder to stand trial on charges of keeping firearms and explosives-making materials in his campus apartment. He has pleaded not guilty. […]

September 08, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Council to weigh plastic bag ordinance options

Learn more What: Davis City Council meeting When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Where: Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Watch it live: Comcast Channel 16, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 or on the city’s website at www.cityofdavis.org/media Regular agenda items: Plastic bag ordinance consideration, fluoridation decision timing, council member salaries, election date options and contribution […]

September 08, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

ConAgra, city want to get their hands dirty

ConAgra Foods Inc. has taken an innovative approach to how The Cannery project’s eastern border would transition from residential neighborhood to open space: They’d like to build a working farm.

The city’s municipal code requires new developments built adjacent to agricultural land to plant a buffer between the residential and undeveloped spaces to help prevent conflict between agricultural and nonagricultural areas.

The Cannery, the last large undeveloped property within city limits, is proposed as a 547-unit residential development on 100 acres of vacant industrial space in North Davis.

Employers add 169K jobs; rate falls to 7.3 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy is producing jobs at a still-subpar pace — a trend the Federal Reserve will weigh in deciding this month whether to slow its bond buying and, if so, by how much. Employers added 169,000 jobs in August but many fewer in June and July than previously thought, the Labor […]

September 06, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,