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Grace is a 3-year-old spayed female purebred Rottweiler. She’s a super-friendly girl who loves kids, adults and other dogs. Grace has a very gentle nature and a tail that never quits wagging. Coral is a 10-month-old spayed female Labrador retriever/Dalmatian cross, who’s good-natured, loves people and plays well with other dogs. Although she has some Dalmatian […]

October 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Shutdown hits landmark S.F. restaurant

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A landmark restaurant that has been a San Francisco fixture for 150 years has become a casualty of the federal government shutdown, putting more than 170 people out of work. Cliff House, a private establishment, is perched atop the cliffs overlooking Ocean Beach and Seal Rocks. It has drawn tourists and […]

October 10, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Canada’s Munro wins Nobel literature prize

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Alice Munro, a Canadian master of the short story revered as a thorough but forgiving chronicler of the human spirit, won the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday. Munro is the first Canadian writer to receive the prestigious $1.2 million award from the Swedish Academy since Saul Bellow, who left for the […]

October 10, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Ags get ready for a Grizzly showdown

I have always felt that when UC Davis moved its entire athletic program up to Division I it should have moved its football program all the way to the top level as well. Maybe one day it will, but it doesn’t appear to be on the radar at this point. While the basketball team, when […]

October 10, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Planning Commission shows unanimous support for The Cannery project

One endorsement down, one to go for ConAgra Foods Inc. in its quest to build a residential development on the last large piece of undeveloped land in Davis. The city’s Planning Commission voted unanimously 6-0 Wednesday to recommend approval of The Cannery project to the City Council. Planned for a 100-acre parcel of land in […]

October 10, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Sunrise Rotary honors student role models

The Sunrise Rotary Club of Davis recently honored seven Davis and Da Vinci high school students as Students of the Month for September. They are: * Evan Anderson, nominated by Kevin Anderson, information technology/career tech teacher, who wrote, “Evan is one of the advanced students in the Internetworking II class. He took the first Internetworking […]

October 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Workshop on plant specimens can lead to volunteer opportunity

Local residents who would like to learn how to press and dry leaves and flowers for art projects, or how to identify plants, are invited to sign up for a workshop Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the UC Davis Center for Plant Diversity. Ellen Dean, curator of the center, also […]

October 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Would you like to advise county supervisors?

Candidates are being sought to fill vacancies on more than a dozen Yolo County advisory bodies. For more information and to apply, visit (go to Government > Board of Supervisors > Advisory Bodies), call the clerk of the board’s office at 530-666-8195 or contact your Yolo County supervisor. Vacancies are available on: Board of Directors […]

October 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Calling all gardeners for Arboretum, Putah Creek Parkway project

Do you like gardening? Could you use some expert training to brush up on your skills? If you answered “yes,” you might be interested in joining a new native plant gardening and habitat restoration volunteer team starting this fall, organized by the UC Davis Arboretum and Tree Davis. Volunteers will play a critical role in […]

October 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD: E-commerce software vulnerable to hackers

A popular open-source software for e-commerce is vulnerable to being cheated, computer security researchers at UC Davis have found. By exploiting vulnerabilities in the widely used osCommerce software, the researchers were able to purchase items from online stores for free or substantially less than their correct prices. “The majority of the payment modules in osCommerce […]

October 15, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Class series examines ‘The Power is Love’

The Center for Spiritual Living in Davis offers “The Power is Love,” a four-week course based on the book “The Power” by Rhonda Byrne, author of “The Secret.” The sessions meet on Sundays, Oct. 13, 20 and 27 and Nov. 3 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. For the class location, more information or to register, […]

October 11, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Low vaccination rates at some schools raise concerns

Statistically speaking, the numbers are relatively small: The statewide percentage of California children entering kindergarten without having received all recommended vaccinations — because their parents have chosen not to vaccinate for personal reasons — is about 3 percent, according to the state Department of Public Health. But not only has that percentage been climbing, the […]

October 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Council passes resolution reducing ‘excessive’ bike fines

Bike-related infractions just got less expensive in the city of Davis. But police hope the result will be a boost in bicycle safety. With a unanimous vote Tuesday night, the Davis City Council passed a resolution lowering the city’s previous fine for most bike-related violations — just over $200 once court costs are factored in […]

October 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Woodland church offers Blessing of the Animals service

Woodland Presbyterian Church invites the community to join its annual Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, Oct. 20. Families are invited to bring their leashed or caged pets to be blessed during the service, which begins at 9:30 a.m. and features music from students of the Great Day Preschool. A petting zoo for children and […]

October 17, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,