Getting away from it all — in Davis

“Now this is the life,” I thought as I settled into a lounge chair under a swaying palm tree and closed my eyes for a little snooze, the sound of joyful laughter coming from my husband Ian and our two sons, David, 5, and Ben, 3½, as they played in the pool nearby. We were […]

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

Comings & Goings: More breakfast, lunch, dessert and wine for downtown

It’s time for another update on recent downtown business changes. All of these items have appeared in previous Comings & Goings columns. ———— Beach Hut Deli announced that it’s closing its store downtown and building a new one off Second Street, across from Target. June 1 was its last day. “We are proud to have […]

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

Online classes fuel a campus debate

By Tamar Lewin The announcement in May that Coursera, which offers free college classes online, had signed agreements with state universities enrolling more than a million students made it plain that such courses, virtually unheard-of two years ago, are now part of the higher education mainstream. But along the way, a rancorous debate has emerged […]

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

Welcome, colleague

Davis school district Director of Student Services Pam Mari, center, shares a laugh with Amy Boyd, a behaviorial intervention specialist for the school district, left, and Sheila Allen, a member of the Davis Board of Education, at the new teachers’ welcome reception last August. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo

June 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Governor, Legislature agree to fix records bill

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Seeking to quell a media outcry over access to public records, the governor’s administration on Thursday said it agrees with a fix-it bill moving through the Legislature that restores a mandate for local governments to comply with document requests. The governor’s spokesman, Evan Westrup, told The Associated Press that the governor’s office […]

June 21, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

School board approves master plan facilitator after lengthy discussion

The Davis school board hired a facilitator Thursday night to assist with the planning and preparation of the school district’s upcoming comprehensive master plan. But the decision was on a 3-2 vote, and came only after two trustees expressed doubts that the master plan process is “a good fit” for the Davis community, as one […]

June 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Friend: Teen murder suspect was often bullied

The friend said Marsh already was fighting those demons when, at age 12, he was honored by the American Red Cross of Yolo County for saving his father Bill Marsh’s life as he suffered from a heart attack at the wheel of his car.

By then, Marsh was receiving part of his education through the Davis School for Independent Study, an alternative learning program offered by the Davis school district that allows students to conduct some — or all — of their studies at home, an arrangement Marsh sought out because of the constant bullying, his friend said.

Bob Dunning: Fifth Street redesign has its skeptics

MAD AS HELL … my friend Ken says the road diet on Fifth Street is “a really stupid idea,” and he’s not alone in his thinking … “Several ‘No Bike Riding’ signs would solve the problem.” … forget the bikes, Ken, I won’t even use a car on Fifth in the downtown area … an […]

June 21, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Reeves promoted to principal’s job at Da Vinci Charter Academy

The Davis school board has selected Troy Reeves as the next principal for the Da Vinci Charter Academy. Currently, she is the vice principal of the academy’s junior high program at Emerson Junior High School. Reeves joined the Da Vinci High School teaching staff in 2008, as a teacher of political studies, American studies, journalism […]

June 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Reckless driving leads to DUI arrest

Davis police arrested a Tehachapi man Thursday on suspicion of drunken driving, recovering two firearms in the process. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said an officer made an enforcement stop at about 1:15 p.m. at Fifth and L streets of a vehicle that had been reported as driving recklessly. As the officer made contact with the driver, […]

June 21, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Davis Cook-Off benefits Davis Community Meals

Davis Community Meals and the Davis Odd Fellows will co-host the Davis Cook-Off at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Local chefs Tamas Torok of Seasons Restaurant and Pru Mendez of Tucos Wine Bar and Café will prepare a gourmet meal that guests will enjoy with live […]

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

‘A Day in the Country’ benefits Yolo Land Trust

The Yolo Land Trust announces that its signature event, “A Day in the Country,” will be held this year from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at Taber Ranch Vineyard and Event Center on County Road 81 in Capay. The event features tastings from top chefs representing more than 20 restaurants throughout Northern California. […]

August 07, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Celebrate opening night of the fair at gala

The Yolo County Fair will present its seventh annual Opening Night Gala, showcasing the county’s bountiful agricultural projects and produce, on Wednesday, Aug. 14. Visitors from near and far converge on the fairgrounds in Woodland to enjoy first peeks at the 2013 educational booths and exhibits, as well as the fair itself. At the gala, […]

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

Atari game lovers invited to gathering

“Atari Party,” a hands-on exhibit of Atari home computer and video game systems, returns to Davis from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 6. Attendees can enjoy hundreds of games, spanning four decades of video-gaming history, and have the chance to win a variety of prizes. Held in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch […]

July 05, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,