Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Forum will explore injured veterans’ issues

Are you a veteran? Is there a veteran in your life? Come join a community forum devoted to injured war veterans’ issues on Wednesday, July 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. This free forum is part of a citywide community book project focusing on […]

Humphrey Fellows share tales from their countries

This summer’s first Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Global Forum takes place Wednesday, July 30, from 1 to 5 p.m. at International House, 10 College Park in Davis. Eighteen speakers from 15 countries will discuss their research and what they hope to learn during their studies in the United States to bring back to their home countries. […]

Learn about ‘Succulents That Sizzle’ at Arboretum talk

Are you looking for plants for your garden that can take the heat? Try succulents! They will surprise you with their diversity and beauty, even in mid-summer. “Succulents That Sizzle” is the title of a free event at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at the UC Davis Arboretum Gazebo. Parking is available in nearby Visitor […]

Hear Julie and the Jukes in the park

Julie and the Jukes bring their crowd-pleasing classic blues to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday, July 30, in Central Park. Music starts at 5 p.m. This local band — featuring Charles Oriel, guitar and vocals; Dan Callnon, drums; Julie Simon, bass and vocals; and Mark Miller, harmonica — brings to life the classic Chicago […]

Cool Davis issues call for writers, designers, social media fans

Do you have a passion for communication and a commitment to a sustainable planet? Cool Davis, a community-led effort to reduce this community’s greenhouse gas emissions, is looking for communications volunteers to deliver on some exciting plans in coming months. “If you enjoy creative writing, have a flair for design, the technical skills for web […]

West Nile virus threat continues in Yolo, Sacramento

Thirty-three new mosquito samples from Yolo and Sacramento counties tested positive for West Nile virus on Friday, according to the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District. Areas of concern include parts of Davis, Woodland, Natomas and Wilton. “We are at the height of the summer and mosquito season, so West Nile virus activity remains intense,” Gary Goodman, […]

Jury deliberates fate of former Fourth and Hope director

Following a weeklong trial in Yolo Superior Court, jurors in the Leona Jull grand theft case began deliberations on Friday. Jull, 47, is accused of making more than $32,000 in unauthorized purchases — including food, gas, furniture and vehicle repairs — while serving as executive director of Fourth & Hope, a nonprofit organization in Woodland […]

Discussion of oil by rail EIR planned Sunday

Another in a series of local workshops to discuss proposals to move crude oil through Davis by rail will run from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The possibility of 100 train cars carrying crude oil from Bakken oil fields in […]

Mace Innovation Center is focus of meeting

Ramco Enterprises will host a public presentation about its proposed Mace Innovation Center from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday in the Community Chambers at Davis City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Its proposal is one of three submitted recently to the city in response to a request for expressions of interest for innovation parks from local […]

Freeway crash injures two drivers

Two drivers are recovering from injuries they sustained in a freeway accident that occurred earlier this week in Davis, according to the Davis Fire Department. Spokeswoman Evelyn George said the incident occurred at about 10:15 a.m. Tuesday on eastbound Interstate 80 near Mace Boulevard when the driver of a passenger vehicle fell asleep at the […]

State water bond talks resume Friday; Wolk remains at the helm

Negotiations on a state water bond were scheduled to resume Friday, 10 days before the Legislature officially reconvenes for its final 2014 session. A new bond would replace the $11.14 billion option on the November ballot. Many fear that measure, written in 2009, is too big to pass muster with voters. The water bond would […]

Museum wants your old Davis High School yearbooks

Do you have an old Davis High School yearbook gathering dust on a shelf? Why not put it someplace where it will be useful? The Hattie Weber Museum is seeking yearbooks to display during class reunions and to assemble a complete set for research purposes. If you have a yearbook you’d like to donate, please […]

Affordable housing forum planned in Davis

Sign-ups are being taken now for a Yolo Regional Affordable Housing Forum, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at New Harmony Mutual Housing, 3030 Cowell Blvd. The free event is jointly sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Sacramento Housing Alliance and UC Davis Center For […]