Cool Davis needs outreach, support volunteers

Cool Davis is looking for volunteers to help reach out to community members as they engage in reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. The Community Engagement Team contacts new households by tabling at the Farmers Market and other locations and events. Needed are team coordinators to make and keep the tabling schedules as well as recruit […]

August 15, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Summer House celebrates 40 years

On July 28, Summer House will celebrate its 40th anniversary of providing service to developmentally disabled adults in Yolo County. A celebratory party is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. at Hotel Woodland, 436 Main St. in downtown Woodland. “All are welcome to join us in saluting the great individuals who have been part of […]

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

Fast for a day, then enjoy iftar

The Muslim Student Association and Islamic Center of Davis invite the community to its annual Fast For A Day event on Tuesday, July 30. During the fasting month of Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn to sunset every day. Those who are sick, pregnant, nursing or traveling are excused from fasting and make up those missed […]

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

‘Party at the Farm’ raises funds for Democratic candidates

The West Yolo Democratic Club will present “Party at the Farm” from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday July 28, at Russ and Kathy Lester’s Dixon Ridge Farms, 5430 Putah Creek Road, between Winters and Davis. This fundraiser for Democratic candidates includes a full-catered dinner by El Pueblo of Winters, drinks, speakers, music, an auction of […]

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

See migrating shorebirds on docent-led tour of city wetlands

The city of Davis and Yolo Basin Foundation invite community members to join docents at the Davis wetlands on Saturday, Aug. 3, for a free guided tour from 9 to 11 a.m. The wetlands act as haven year-round to many resident and migrating bird species. This time of year, young ducks and juvenile birds abound, […]

July 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Can you give them a home?

Daphne is a sweet-natured, freckle-faced, 8- to 9-month-old  spayed female Great Dane mix who will be a medium-sized dog when she is fully grown. She’s smart and loves to play. Zippy is a 1-year-old neutered male dachshund/Manchester terrier mix who is super-friendly and wants to please. Come meet Daphne, Zippy or some of the 55 other adoptable […]

July 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Mandela celebrates 95th birthday

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa celebrated Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday today with acts of charity, the milestone capped by news that the former president’s health was improving after fears that he was close to death during ongoing hospital treatment. “He continues to respond positively to treatment and we are encouraged by the progress he is […]

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

Publisher wins public records case

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A state Court of Appeal has ruled that a small-town California newspaper publisher does not have to pay legal fees to a school board he sued over his public records request —a decision hailed by First Amendment advocates as a victory for government transparency. A loss in the case could have chilled […]

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

State Fair monorail strands riders

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A monorail train at the California State Fair lost power just before 5 p.m. Wednesday, temporarily stranding about 20 passengers. The train travels about 25 feet above the fairgrounds at Sacramento’s Cal Expo. Sacramento firefighters brought water to the passengers and used a lift to lower them back to the ground. Assistant Fire […]

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

Napolitano makes debut before regents

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was scheduled to be formally introduced today to the 26 people who are expected to become her new bosses — members of the University of California’s Board of Regents. The regents are meeting in San Francisco to confirm Napolitano’s nomination to become the 10-campus college system’s […]

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

Reprieve on fee hikes for many UC graduate programs

By Nanette Asimov Thousands of graduate students across the state — future architects, engineers, dental hygienists and others — got a one-year reprieve from yearly fee hikes Wednesday after University of California officials concluded that raising the price of dozens of programs was a political risk. “You don’t want to alienate the people who make […]

July 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Senators reach deal on student loans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Heading off a costly increase for returning college students, a bipartisan group of senators reached a deal Wednesday that would offer students better rates on their loans this fall but perhaps assign higher rates in coming years. The deal would offer students lower interest rates through the 2015 academic year, but then […]

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

City manager responds to fire union’s no-confidence vote

Amid unresolved labor contract negotiations, controversial changes to city fire operations and the announcement that six more months will pass before a full-time chief is in place, the relationship between Davis firefighters and city management appears to have stumbled firmly onto shaky ground. The rift may have reached its lowest point this week when the fire […]

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

Local agency presents first draft of conservation program

The first draft of the Yolo Natural Heritage Program, a conservation plan that’s been in the works for nearly a decade, came to fruition Monday. And the program is well on its way to the next step, with a nearly $1 million grant and support from local leaders. The 50-year plan is intended to be […]

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