Wednesday, December 24, 2014

James J. Dunning Jr.

July 29, 1945 – December 2014 James J. Dunning Jr. died recently in Davis, his longtime hometown, after a long illness. Known as “J.J.” to his childhood friends and then simply as “Jay” as he grew into adulthood, he moved to Davis at the age of 6 so his father for whom he was named, […]

Floyd W. Fenocchio

June 21, 1938 – Dec. 21, 2014 Floyd Wilbert Fenocchio passed peacefully at Sutter Memorial Hospital on Dec. 21, 2014, at the age of 76, with his daughter Dianna, son Dan, and companion Linda Winter by his side. His children, grandchildren and extended family were ever-present in body and spirit throughout his short but brave […]

Special holiday gifts

New Raleigh bicycles — plus locks and helmets — are being given to needy children in Yolo County, thanks to more than $13,000 raised at the Bike & Brew Fest held Aug. 16 in Davis’ Central Park. Celebrating their good works are, from left, Henry de Vere White and Simon de Vere White of de Vere’s Irish […]

Woodland-Davis commute bus service expands

Yolobus is adding new Woodland-to-Davis commute service, triggered by the growth in population in the new Spring Lake neighborhood in southeast Woodland. The new addition, Route 243, will provide commute-hour service from Woodland’s Spring Lake neighborhood to the UC Davis campus and back, beginning Monday, Jan. 5. Two morning trips will begin at 7:15 and 7:45 […]

Explorit: Get a rise out of science

This week Explorit’s workshops for science-loving kids continue with topics from candle-making to different bread traditions from around the world. You can join in the fun at home by experimenting with chemistry and baking. In the Breads of the World workshop, students will learn the role of yeast in bread making and experiment with other […]

Passat: Roomy, affordable sedan with German engineering

The Associated Press Most consumers may figure they have to pay a premium to get German engineering, European road handling and a roomy interior in a family-size sedan. But Volkswagen’s 2015 Passat is proving them wrong. Starting retail price, including destination charge, for the pleasantly styled, five-passenger Passat is just $23,040 with automatic transmission. It’s […]

Thanks for putting food on the table

Over the past 17 years, the Davis firefighters have provided Thanksgiving dinners for thousands of families and individuals in Yolo County, including many who are clients of CommuniCare Health Centers. This year, the firefighters provided CommuniCare with 175 Thanksgiving food baskets for families in need who are clients of our health care services, including our Perinatal […]

New advantage for Democrats in later vote deadline

It pays to read between the lines whenever the state Legislature or a city council makes changes to long-standing election routines. One example: Almost all cities that have lately switched local elections to even years so they coincide with federal and state voting feature Democrat-dominated city councils whose members know that higher turnouts favor Democrats […]

Cheers and Jeers: Co-op offers a helping (holiday) hand

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: CHEERS to the holiday spirit that permeates the Davis Food Co-op. Santa Claus certainly has a long list of Co-op employees on his “nice” list this year. First, the Co-op collected boxes and boxes of donated books for […]

Travel looks rough into Christmas Day

CHICAGO (AP) — Travelers setting out for the holidays could face trouble, with anticipated Christmas Eve snow around the Great Lakes states and heavy rain expected along the East Coast. National Weather Service meteorologists predicted rain that would turn into snow for some parts of Missouri to Michigan, with several inches expected Wednesday in portions […]

Applications for jobless aid fall to 7-week low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits has reached its lowest level in seven weeks, a sign that the U.S. economy and job market are steadily improving. The Labor Department said Wednesday that applications for unemployment benefits dropped 9,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 280,000. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, declined 8,500 […]