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At the Pond: Evaluating Davis’ open-space tax

Davis citizens love open space so much that 15 years ago we voted to tax ourselves to fund it. Seventy percent of voters said yes. The open-space protection special tax was on the ballot in November 2000 as Measure O. We all pay $24 per year over 30 years. Businesses are charged more, and there are fee […]

Impacts of Measure J being felt now, expert says

So from a Davis-centric point of view, things seem to be on the up and up. Not entirely, warns Davis resident Jim Gray, a developer and broker with DTZ, a global real estate investment firm. First, the Bay Area and Silicon Valley markets have been white-hot for a few years now, leaving Davis in the […]

Homicide victim, suspect ID’d

Authorities have released the name of the victim and suspect in Wednesday’s apparent homicide in West Sacramento. The victim has been identified as Herbert Ublic Rhodes Jr., 60 — not 55 as police previously reported — of Sacramento. An autopsy was still underway late Thursday afternoon to determine his cause of death, Yolo County Chief […]

No fun when he comes home

Dear Annie: When my brother “Steve” comes home from college, he stays up until 3 a.m., sleeps until 2 in the afternoon, and leaves his chores and homework until the very last minute. I don’t understand why he doesn’t keep a regular sleep schedule or take care of his homework and other chores early in […]

Are we there yet? The list of things I will not miss

As of this writing, my baby is about to graduate high school. He will leave for UC Berkeley on Aug. 22, about which we are proud, excited, giddy … and very relieved by its proximity to Davis. However, if I don’t focus on things that I will not miss about my soon-to-depart older son, I […]

Pneumonia shots: Not just for kids

By Mark Glickstein, MD You may have seen the recent TV ads for Prevnar 13, a vaccine shot to reduce the risk of getting pneumonia. Prevnar 13 has been used in children for years. But now it is recommended for adults also. Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. It usually causes fevers, chills, and a bad […]

Kia’s all grown up with luxury sedan

Kia has come a long way since its humble beginnings. The best evidence is the new Kia K900, a car so luxurious that many European luxury car makers should be getting nervous. Kia celebrated its 20th anniversary in the U.S. market last year, and the K900 is a symbol of how far the brand has come and […]

Doula program popular with moms, volunteers

Sutter Davis Hospital’s fleet of volunteer doulas provide all birthing assistance and support at no charge, and have been doing so since about 1994 when a group of Davis women formed a somewhat grassroots collective aimed simply at supporting other women during childbirth. Since then, the program has grown into a group of more than 75 doulas […]

And the winners are …

Local, state and national scholarships California Retired Teachers Association Scholarships: James Broaddus, Krystal Lau California School Employees Association Scholarships: Jacob Fields, John Paul Leigh, Colby Stapleton Davis Chinese Association Scholarships Davis Chinese Association Scholarship: Alex Chen Annie Tsao Van Memorial Scholarship: Siruo (Sarah) Zhang Lee-Jing Chen Memorial Scholarship: Gwendolyn Hsu Leslie and Gregory Chin Memorial Scholarship: Krystal Lau Shang Fa Yang Memorial […]

Elements of form explored in Andy Cunningham’s vibrant paintings

The Davis Arts Center presents “Form Affects,” an exhibit of paintings by Andy Cunningham, that will be on display in the Tsao Gallery from Friday, June 5, through Tuesday, June 30. Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. […]

Custom Neon will play at winery

June’s First Saturday event at Sundstrom Hill Winery will feature Custom Neon. This Sacramento area band’s repertoire includes classic rock and rock ‘n’ roll favorites from the 1960s, ’70s, ’80s and beyond. Custom Neon began performing in early 2001. The band combines strong vocals and harmonies with quality instrumental arrangements, and brings lots of energy to each […]

Garamendi hosts open house in Davis

Congressman John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, will host an open house at his Davis district office, 412 G St., on Friday, June 5, from 4 to 6 p.m. All community members are invited to meet with Garamendi and his staff. Many pieces from this year’s congressional high school art competition will also be on display. Light […]

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‘Forgiving‘ is the topic of radio show

“Heart to Heart” will air at noon Wednesday, June 3, on KDRT, 95.7 FM. The topics this week will include “The Heart and Art of Forgiving” and how this is not always easy, even seems uncalled for at times, but still is surprisingly good for personal health and wealth. Dr. G hosts the weekly program, […]

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