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Last weekend I took an afternoon at the California State Railroad Museum. There was a big rainstorm coming in and I thought that's a good place to spend a rainy day. It ended up not raining until ...
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‘Reflecting Lenses’ Exhibit Opens March 6 at the Gorman Museum
“Reflecting Lenses: Twenty Years of Photography at the Gorman Museum” presents highlights from the Gorman Museums collection by more than two dozen Indigenous artists from North America, Aotearoa, and Australia.
Nominations open for Davis Environmental Recognition Awards
The City of Davis is now accepting nominations for the 30th Annual Environmental Recognition Awards.
From SF Gate...
Wealthy Bay Area Enclave Worried About Sprawling New Development
Residents of San Rafael say the project could bring noise, pollution and crime to the area.
From Davis Enterprise...
Davis Council Authorizes General Plan Update
For the first time in more than 20 years, the city of Davis will be embarking on an update to the city’s General Plan. The Davis City Council directed city staff to solicit the services of a consulting firm and formed two General Plan update subcommittees.
Nominations open for 2024 Thong Hy Huyng Memorial Awards
The nomination period is open for the Thong Hy Huynh Memorial Awards.
Dirk Brazil Named Interim Head of DDBA
Dirk Brazil, former city manager of Davis, has been named interim executive director of the Downtown Davis Business Association.
From Davis Vanguard...
Bill Would Bar Hedge Funds From Snatching Up Single-Family Homes
California State Senator Nancy Skinner has introduced SB 1212, which prohibit an investment entity from purchasing, acquiring, or leasing a single-family home or duplex.
CapRadio Adds New Members to Station’s Board of Directors
Capital Public Radio’s Board of Directors elected nine new members, four months after a majority of the board resigned in the wake of a scathing financial audit of the Sacramento-based NPR member station.
The Big Fix Addresses Growing Concern
You can be a part of a new campaign that addresses a growing pet overpopulation concern in California.
Storm Season Safety: Evacuation Warning vs. Evacuation Order
The California Governor's Office of Emergency Services reminds Californians about being prepared.
From The California Aggie...
Davis Parcel Tax Banners Elicit Legal Action From Conservative Law Group Ahead of Measure N Campaign
The Davis Joint Unified School District received a cease and desist letter from Beth Bourne after hanging banners that thanked the community for parcel taxes.
ASUCD Passes Bill in Favor of Divestment From Corporations ‘Complicit in Violations of Palestinian Rights’
The $20 million ASUCD budget can no longer be spent on companies on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions list.
G.A. Mart Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of H&NATURAL TejoRoot and H&NATURAL Brazil Seed Dietary Supplements Due to the Presence of Yellow Oleander (Thevetia peruviana), a Poisonous Plant Native to Mexico and Central America
Backstage Center is Issuing a Recall of Approximately 280 Bottles of Alipotec Raiz de Tejocote, Dietary Supplements, that are Labeled with the "Alipotec King" Sticker
When disaster strikes, you’ll need to have these information resources available on your smartphone.
Sacramento has more homeless residents than San Francisco. One story about why that happened, and another about an attempt to help. And: Black literature, California style.
The California Environmental Quality Act, CEQA, is both the state’s signature environmental legislation, and is also often named as the villain in the state’s housing shortage. But the story may not be that simple.
Yolo County families have many places to find help, including early childhood development services, after-school activities, and recreational opportunities.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’ve assembled a travel guide to California chocolate.
Want to learn more about Yolo County’s history? Here are some good places to visit and sites to browse.
From giant companies with roots in the Gold Rush days to local microproducers with a focus on fair trade, California is ground zero for high-end chocolate.
Taylor Swift is so hated by fans of Donald Trump, they’ve set aside their hatred of San Francisco to root for the ’49ers in the Super Bowl, because Swift’s boyfriend plays for their opponents, the Kansas City Chiefs.
Lawmakers in California and other states are now making attempts to prevent the reported harms to children caused by social media platforms. The U.S. Senate got into the act as well, at a dramatic Jan. 31 hearing.
Meet the organizations working to win social justice for African Americans in California and beyond. And: Welcome Yolo County to CALocal.
Here’s a short list of just some of the organizations working to build better futures for African Americans in California.
“Intelligent” speed-limiting technology will be required in all new California cars starting in 2027, if a new law authored by San Francisco Senator Scott Wiener passes.
In San Mateo County, a new law allows police to charge homeless people with criminal offenses if they don’t accept shelter. SCOTUS will soon weigh in with a potential landmark decision in an Oregon case.
While millions of Californians seek affordable housing elsewhere, an ambitious man backed by billionaires dreams of building an urban Utopia in Central Valley farm country.
We’re getting ready to track the progress of California Forever’s plans to build a city of 400,000 in what is now Solano County farm country.
In NYT’s “The Farmers Had What the Billionaires Wanted,” we meet a man who wants to build a city in the middle of nowhere, and folks who are slowing him down.
The California housing crisis is not only weakening the state politically at the national level, it could shift the political balance in Washington, D.C., as Republican-led states add population while California’s exodus continues.
Former Major League Baseball star Steve Garvey, a political rookie, faces off against veteran U.S. House members Adam Schiff, Katie Porter and Barbara Lee in the first 2024 California Senate race debate Monday evening in Los Angeles.
Ten state agencies are dedicated to keeping California scenic. And while you’re out exploring, check out some of our state’s most venerable eateries.
Pea Soup Anderson’s closed before its 100th birthday. Here are 24 restaurants 100 years or older that you can still visit.
Nominations Sought for 2024 Environmental Awards
The City of Davis is now accepting nominations for the 30th Annual Environmental Recognition Awards with a deadline of March 20, 2024. Nominations will be reviewed by the City’s Natural Resources ...
“you carry on ’cause it’s all you know”
Here are a few downtown sketches from last week. Above is Pinkadot, a clothes shop I've never been in (not really my style), next door to Baskin Robbins, which I have been in once or twice. I real...
trees before the super bowl
I really like drawing two-page panoramas, as you have probably realized, but the format of my blog is not super conducive to looking at them. It shrinks them to around 600 pixels across, making it...
a day up in the snow
A couple of weekends ago we went up to Truckee, in the snowy Sierra Nevada mountains a couple of hours' drive from Davis. We don't get snow down here in the valley, but with all the weather at thi...
big red mini
I learned something very interesting recently, apparently Albert Einstein's name wasn't actually Einstein, that was just a nickname people gave him because he was really clever. He'd be going all,...
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