Time running out for Celebrate Davis! booths

Friday is the deadline to register for a booth at the 10th annual Celebrate Davis! festival. More than 10,000 Davis residents are expected to attend this family-friendly event on Thursday, May 16, from 4:30 to 9 p.m. in Community Park. The festival will feature more than 100 food and vendor booths, a battle of the […]

May 01, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Dutch Bros. supports ALS research Friday

Dutch Bros. Coffee stores throughout the Sacramento area — including three in Davis and Woodland — will donate all proceeds from sales Friday to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, which also is fighting amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Find Dutch Bros. Coffee at 980 W. Olive Drive in Davis, and at 1332 E. Main St. and […]

May 01, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Project Linus volunteers gather May 8

Happiness is a warm blanket, made with love! Local residents who enjoy quilting, knitting or sewing are invited to the local Project Linus gathering from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Volunteers make blankets for children in the community who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in […]

May 02, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pick up a free comic book Saturday

Free Comic Book Day returns to Bizarro World on Saturday, part of a worldwide promotion on the first Saturday in May that draws more than 1 million customers into participating comic book stores that are giving away special comics for free. No purchase is required. Bizarro World, 223 E St. in downtown Davis, will be […]

May 02, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis history tour set for Saturday

Gerri Adler, a local historian and business owner in Davis, will lead a walking tour of historic downtown Davis at 2 p.m. Saturday, starting at the Hattie Weber Museum, 445 C St. Tour sites will include the 1937 Works Public Administration building in Central Park, the original Davis Enterprise building, the site of George Weber’s […]

May 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Vedic chanting workshop set

An introduction to Vedic chanting will be offered at a workshop from noon to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. “We will use gentle yoga techniques for improving the voice, breath and stamina for chanting,” a news release said. “Celebrate the gifts of the spring season: new growth, ease and […]

May 02, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Event recognizes Latino students, mentors

Si Se Puede (“Yes We Can”) is the theme of Thursday’s bilingual end-of-the-year educational recognition event at Woodland Community College. The free celebration, hosted by the Chicano studies class, will run from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Community Room 800 at the college, 2300 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Community members who have mentored Latino […]

May 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pinball featured on ‘Davisville’

Pinball returns in force, if only for a weekend, at the Pin-a-Go-Go show May 17-19 at the Dixon May Fairgrounds. Steve Faith, an organizer of the show, talks about the benefit event on the latest edition of “Davisville.” Pinball’s era as a pop-culture pastime yielded as computer games took off, but the games still have […]

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FDA will investigate added caffeine in foods

WASHINGTON (AP) — Looking for a new way to get that jolt of caffeine energy? Food companies are betting snacks like potato chips, jelly beans and gum with a caffeinated kick could be just the answer. The Food and Drug Administration is closely watching the marketing of these foods and wants to know more about […]

April 30, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Rural community on lockdown as killer sought

VALLEY SPRINGS (AP) — A region of oak-studded hills in California, where big-city dwellers come to get away from crime, was on lockdown Monday, two days after a mysterious intruder stabbed an 8-year-old girl to death at home before being spotted by her 12-year-old brother. With the suspect still on the loose, some of the […]

April 30, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Council to decide on fire staffing reduction

Davis City Council members will once again have the option before them tonight of reducing fire station staffing levels from 12 firefighters per shift to 11, a decision that potentially could save the city more than $400,000 annually and go a long way toward balancing the budget. City Manager Steve Pinkerton, who is presenting the item […]

April 30, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: While we’re at it, let’s add Lipitor

PICK YOUR POISON … choice seems to have gone out the window in the first Pro-Choice City in America as the city of Davis seeks to add fluoride to every single drop of that precious Sacramento River water we just agreed to bring to our faucets and sprinklers and toilets … it’s interesting that the […]

April 30, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Knights Landing crash ends in DUI arrest

A 42-year-old San Jose man was arrested on drunken driving and other charges Saturday after allegedly crashing his vehicle, then trying to elude authorities in a Knights Landing bar, according to the California Highway Patrol. Rosendo A. Veloz was driving a Ford Expedition northbound on Highway 113 at about 6:15 p.m. Saturday “when due to […]

April 30, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Davis, county are players in D.C. lobbying trip

Walking through the hallways of the White House and Capitol Building, wheeling and dealing with federal agency leaders, lobbying for endorsements for various projects and policies: These are the images that surface when picturing the daily grind in Washington, D.C.

For an entire week earlier this month, a team of local political and business leaders entered that fray.

From April 10 to 17, that Davis/Yolo County “legislative advocacy” group marched throughout the nation’s capital — while there for the annual Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce Cap-to-Cap program — to sit down, face to face, with congressional representatives …