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Drought-ridden California faces decision on new water cuts

FRESNO (AP) — Farmers along the river delta at the heart of California agriculture expected to get an answer today on their surprise offer to give up a quarter of their water this year in exchange for being spared deeper mandatory cutbacks as California responds to the worsening drought. Regulators with the state Water Resources Control […]

Feeling sporty? Summer camps abound locally

UCD boys soccer camp The Aggie men’s soccer program will present it Boys Youth Soccer Academy June 15-18 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Aggie Soccer Field. Open to boys ages 4 to 13, camp registration is $125. Age-appropriate player development and tactical and technical training will be focuses for UCD coach Dwayne Shaffer, his staff […]

Davis Arts Center establishes fund with Yolo Community Foundation

The Davis Arts Center announced that it has established a long-term investment fund with Yolo Community Foundation, an affiliate of Sacramento Region Community Foundation. The purpose of the fund is to boost the organization’s reserves in support of future community arts programming. “A central part of the Arts Center’s strategic plan has been to develop investment […]

Explorit Science Center: DCN class keeps Davis safe online

How safe are you really when you go online? How can you be sure? When a corporation’s data gets compromised or hacked, as Target’s did in 2013, what does that mean for you and other average people? These questions and more will be explored in a free public presentation by Davis Community Network on Tuesday, […]

Crafts fair celebrates Mexico and the Mayans

The Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair rolls into Davis’ Central Park on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with crafts, food, jazz and dancing. This month’s theme is Mexico and the Mayans. Fair leader Sally Parker encourages visitors to wear out their dancing shoes to music by the 10-piece New Harmony Jazz Band, featuring clarinetists, trumpeters, […]

Wine law authority will speak at Mondavi Institute

Vineyard and wine law expert Richard Mendelson will speak at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science at UC Davis. His topic for the Walt Klenz Lectureship Series is “Appellation Napa Valley: Building and Protecting an American Treasure.” Mendelson began his education in the wine industry as […]

10 tips for safe cycling

Whether you ride a bicycle for exercise, to commute to work or school, or just to have some outdoor fun, the benefits can be great. Cycling is a low-impact sport that can help strengthen muscles and bones, control weight, improve cardiovascular health and even boost your mood and mental health. But along with the many […]

Study aims to uncover why cancer plagues golden retrievers

By Sue Manning If a golden retriever gives birth, gets stung by a bee or sprayed by a skunk, veterinarians want to know. Scientists are studying the popular breed to find out why their lifespans have gotten shorter over the years and why cancer is so prevalent. The Colorado-based Morris Animal Foundation recently got the […]

Local events highlight Fallen Officers Memorial Week

Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig announces that this week is National Police Week, which honors officers who have been killed in the line of duty. National Police Week has evolved over the past 30 years. What began as a memorial service attended by 120 survivors and supporters of law enforcement has evolved into a weeklong […]

Wolk’s rail safety bill wins passage in Senate

Legislation by state Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, to protect communities along rail lines won passage from the Senate on Thursday on a bipartisan 23-11 vote. The bill would require trains and light engines carrying freight within California to be operated with an adequate crew size for public safety reasons. “Today’s freight trains carry extremely dangerous […]

Worship, adult education and concert are all about peace

Davis Community Church will offer a day completely devoted to peace on Sunday, May 17. The church will welcome Rick Ufford-Chase, co-founder of the Community of Living Traditions, a Jewish, Muslim and Christian community committed to working on the environment, social justice, peacemaking and nonviolence. It is at Stony Point Conference Center in Hudson Valley, […]

Lescroart unveils new book at Avid Reader

The Avid Reader welcomes back bestselling author John Lescroart of El Macero to celebrate the release of his newest thriller novel, “The Fall” from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 15. The bookstore is at 617 Second St. in downtown Davis.  “The Fall” is the 16th book in the Dismas Hardy series and the first to […]

Davis Food Co-op hires new general manager

The Davis Food Co-op Board of Directors has signed a contract with Antony Mohsenzadegan to serve as the new general manager of the Davis Food Co-operative. He will start work on June 1. Mohsenzadegan has 17 years of experience in food service that he brings to the Davis Food Co-op. He has experience in marketing and […]

Teachers pack school board meeting

Scores of members of the Davis Teachers Association packed the room at Thursday’s meeting of the Davis school board, with about 15 teachers providing about an hour of public comment. They told the trustees that teacher salaries in Davis are not competitive with those in other districts, and have not kept up with the big […]

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