Advent series draws on ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

Davis Community Church will celebrate the season of Advent with a series of services focused on the much-loved Frank Capra classic film, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” The series will draw a connection between traditional Advent biblical texts and contemporary life issues using clips from the movie and brief dramatic appearances by actors depicting characters from […]

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

Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride in Woodland

Local residents are invited to create a family holiday tradition by enjoying a horse-drawn carriage ride downtown Woodland’s Main Street on Thursdays, Dec. 5, 12 and 19, from 5 to 8 p.m. Rides may be taken on a large hay wagon or a cozy, smaller carriage. A donation of $5 per person (free for children […]

November 22, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Soroptimists offer educational grant

Soroptimist International of Davis is accepting applications for its 2014 Women’s Opportunity Award. This financial award is given annually to help women who are heads of household continue their undergraduate schooling/training. With increased education and job skills, employment prospects increase, enabling a woman to better care for her family. The Women’s Opportunity Award is one […]

January 07, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Existing home sales fall 3.2% in October

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans bought existing homes in October, as higher mortgage rates, the 16-day partial government shutdown and a limited supply of homes reduced sales. The National Association of Realtors says home re-sales fell 3.2 percent last month from September to a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 5.12 million. That’s down from a […]

November 20, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Council sticks with conservation easement for Mace curve farmland

Rather than exploring the possibility of building a tech-business park on 391 acres of farmland east of Davis, the City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to continue on with the conservation easement process for the Leland Ranch property as originally planned. Once the easement process is complete, the farmland — which lies just east of the […]

November 20, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Judge grants UC hospital strike injunction

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A judge on Tuesday granted an injunction that will keep some University of California hospital employees from participating in a planned strike at UC’s five medical centers. Sacramento County Superior Court Judge David Brown issued the injunction in response to a request made by the state labor board on the university’s behalf. […]

November 20, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Council green-lights Cannery on split vote

Meet your new neighbor.

The City Council approved the entitlements for The Cannery project on a 3-2 vote early this morning, clearing the way for construction of a brand-new residential neighborhood in North Davis.

Mayor Joe Krovoza, still not content with the state of bicycle connectivity at the southwest corner of the property, and Councilman Brett Lee, who doesn’t believe the project offers enough to existing residents in Davis, each dissented on the vote.

Described as a multigenerational housing …

Bob Dunning: If you’re poor, they hit you hard

PUNISHING THE POOR … my friend Pat raises an interesting question when he asks “Is it legal for the city to charge 10 percent if a utility bill is not paid on time?” … I’m not sure about the legality, Pat, but it certainly isn’t sporting in a town that claims to care about those […]

November 20, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Endangered great gray owl is focus of Flyway Nights talk

A presentation on the great gray owl is the focus of the next Flyway Nights talk on Thursday, Dec. 5, sponsored by the Yolo Basin Foundation. The speaker will be Josh Hull, Recovery Division chief in the Sacramento office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and an adjunct professor at UC Davis. The great gray […]

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

Shooting suspect had checkered court history

UPDATE: The U.S. Marshals Service has joined the hunt for suspected gunman William Carl Gardner III, Winters Police Chief Sergio Gutierrez announced this morning. WOODLAND — The man suspected of gunning down his ex-girlfriend on a downtown Winters street Monday morning had been released from the Yolo County Jail just three days earlier, and was […]

November 20, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Per Capita Davis: UCD Dining Services ensures a healthy student body

I’m always impressed when an organization takes a soup-to-nuts look at how it can promote sustainability in its operations, and back in July I wrote about how the state Department of Fish and Wildlife was doing just that. Well, there’s another organization closer to home that is showing real leadership in sustainability. A short while […]

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

Rail work will close Third Street

The city of Davis has announced that the railroad crossing at Third Street will be closed Thursday through Tuesday, Nov. 26, for maintenance. H&H Engineering Construction, a contractor for Union Pacific and Rail America, will replace ballast and ties on the tracks that cross Third Street between G and I streets. The street will be […]

November 21, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Win a chance to be an Aggie Ball Kid

Davis youths can sign up at Original Steve’s Pizza for a chance to be picked as “Ball Kid for the Game” for one of two UC Davis men’s basketball games. The drawing will be at Steve’s, 314 F St. in downtown Davis, on Wednesday, Nov. 27. Winners will be announced as a Ball Kid for […]

November 21, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

You can win a $100 downtown gift card

Downtown Davis shoppers have the opportunity to get a bit more than simply the perfect gifts for everyone on their lists this holiday season. Shoppers who spend more than $100 at retail stores downtown may submit their receipts for purchases made between Nov. 29 and Dec. 24 by mail, fax or email. Mail them to […]

November 24, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,