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Book menders hit 100K volumes repaired in 30 years

Group urges library patrons not to DIY On Tuesday, a group of volunteer book menders repaired its 100,000th volume at the Stephens Branch Library in Davis. “Mother Goose Picture Book” was the momentous book brought back to life. Sitting in on the group of five session on Tuesday was instructional and inspirational. The menders — […]

Dance night: Local group takes on 18th-century hijinks

By Shari Walter Looking for something unusual to do this weekend that is entertaining, local, family-friendly, full of hilarity and shenanigans and features 64 lifts? Hanneke & Co. Ballet and the Davis Arts Center will present five performances of “La Fille Mal Gardée,” one of the oldest ballets still performed today, according to director Hanneke […]

New bike-and-walk guru gets in gear

If it wasn’t for a patch of black ice on a crosswalk in Alberta in November, Davis might not have been able to hire its new bicycle and pedestrian coordinator. It was her leg-busting tumble onto a frigid street in Calgary that convinced Jennifer Donofrio, 34, to pursue a job back to her home state […]

Davis court cases headed for trial

Trial dates have been set in two high-profile Yolo Superior Court cases out of Davis. Brian Douglas Cassidy, accused of causing a head-on collision on Chiles Road that injured a motorcyclist, then fleeing the scene, is due to stand trial starting Sept. 21. The case could resolve before then with a plea agreement, however, given […]

Drought surcharge on water unlikely, council told

Maybe using less water will cost less money anyway. City staff have been deliberating for weeks on a possible surcharge on water rates if the community reaches a 28-percent state-set conservation target over 2013 numbers. There are many unknowns as to how much the surcharge could be — as well as options to avoid it through […]

Council OKs rule for healthy kids’ drinks

Restaurants affected by the healthy kids’ drinks ordinance: Applebee’s Beach Hut Deli Bistro 33 Black Bear Diner Café Bernardo Carl’s Jr. de Vere’s Irish Pub Del Taco The Habit Burger Jack in the Box Lamppost Pizza Paesano’s Panda Express Pluto’s Round Table Pizza Sudwerk Taco Bell Togo’s The Davis City Council unanimously gave the green […]

Burrowing owl populations take a nosedive

The wide-eyed feathered heads of burrowing owls that used to pop out of ground tunnels across Yolo County are disappearing at an alarming rate. Burrowing owl populations are a quarter of what they were in 2007, with habitat loss and other factors to blame, according to a census released Saturday. Conducted by the Woodland-based Burrowing Owl Preservation […]

North Davis narrowly tops Willett in biking challenge

Willett Elementary School Principal Heidi Perry was scheduled to take a plunge in the dunk tank Wednesday, courtesy of students at North Davis Elementary School, who came out on top in a biking competition between the two schools.

In an effort to increase the number of students biking or walking to school during May, Perry and North Davis Principal Ramon Cusi agreed to a friendly competition in which the school that produced the most trips to school by biking or walking during a three-week period would get to dunk the other school’s principal.

Posters and fliers went up at both school sites early in May, including a giant “Dunk Ms. Perry” banner at North Davis and multiple “Dunk Dr. Cusi” fliers at Willett.

As construction of Shrem Museum moves ahead, Nelson Gallery prepares to close

As the new Shrem Museum of Art — currently under construction — prepares to open at UC Davis during the 2016-17 academic year, the Nelson Gallery, which has served the campus for four decades, is preparing to close in late June. Since opening in 1976, the Nelson Gallery has hosted exhibitions ranging from large stone sculptures to […]

Honoring the fallen on Memorial Day

Local residents joined people around the country in expressing the thanks of a grateful nation at Memorial Day ceremonies Monday.

In Davis, several hundred people flocked to the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road, on a sunny morning to pay tribute to military members who made the ultimate sacrifice — giving their lives in service to their country.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6949, led by post commander Jay Brookman, hosted the ceremony in collaboration with the Davis Cemetery District.

Performers included the Davis Brass Ensemble …

Church open house celebrates renovation, expansion

Neighbors and travelers along Russell Boulevard in West Davis have watched the months-long remodeling project at the Lutheran Church of the Incarnation. Now, they’ll get to see the finished space, as the church hosts an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 31, to celebrate the expansion and remodeling. The church is at […]

Artists turn utilitarian into fun

Utility boxes positioned next to traffic signals downtown are no longer drab and boring, thanks to a public art program launched recently by the city of Davis. Artists have been contracted to paint five of the boxes, transforming “necessary structures into lively pieces of art,” city officials said. Each received $1,000 to cover their costs. […]

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