University officials are continuing to investigate claims that campus police improperly handled the arrest of a Davis teen on March 3 that left him bloodied. The investigation is being overseen by the Office of Compliance and Policy rather than internally by UC Davis police at the request of Police Chief Matthew Carmichael, university spokesman Andy […]
Racing after piglets through the sweltering jungle is what Sarah Bahan calls “fun.” “I don’t usually chase too many piglets around UC Davis,” says Bahan, vice president of International Veterinary Outreach, a nonprofit club run by 25 UCD School of Veterinary Medicine students that organizes winter and summer trips to bring free veterinary care to […]
After a legendary cycling career spanning more than 1 million miles — including rides in Antarctica, India and the Australian Outback — Michael Starchild died May 7 from interstitial lung disease. He was 73 years old. Starchild and his partner Kim ran The Bike People, a bike repair shop at 423 L St., Suite D, […]
Not many Harvard University graduates choose to take their talents to Compton. While he watched his classmates take lucrative investment-banking jobs, Daniel Olmos had a different idea when he graduated in 1999: to teach at Roosevelt Elementary school in the Los Angeles County city where per capita income is less than half the state average […]
Revising complaint forms, establishing a special task force, making policy changes: These were a few of the solutions the Davis Board of Education proposed Thursday night to revamp the district’s complaint process. The trustees agreed they want to avoid large-scale, expensive investigations into matters that could have been resolved by the concerned parties at lower […]
A crowd formed around handcuffed Dennis Lee Galbreath on Thursday morning as he yelled “My heart!” and was pinned to the ground by police officers in busy downtown Davis. Galbreath was apprehended by police, who used a Taser, about 11 a.m. in the city parking lot in front of Davis Ace Hardware’s garden center. He […]
Join in What: Ride of Silence, an 8-mile bike ride at no more than 12 mph; cyclists must wear helmets When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, with riders departing at 7 p.m. Where: Start at Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St., and end at the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, 303 Third St. One […]
Twenty-five men and women ranging in age from 64 to 98 filed into a brightly lit room at the Davis Senior Center at 7:45 a.m., ready for their workout. Debbie Eernisse, wearing a hands-free microphone, directed the mostly sweatpants-wearing group to lift their legs up and down 12 times. “You want to be tired by […]
Pay tribute What: Davis Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Award presentation When: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 6 Where: Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. Tickets: $20 for Chamber members, $30 for nonmembers, available at davischamber.com or 530-756-5160 The three Youmans brothers and their father meet once a week to discuss the family business: the […]
How to help * Visit www.gofundme.com/8dlekk or * Write a check to “ChileCAD,” mail to 2707 Henri Court, Davis, CA 95618 Twisted metal and little else greeted residents of the Cerro Merced neighborhood following the fire in Valparaiso, Chile, that began on April 12 and has displaced at least 10,000 residents. “It’s nothing now,” said […]
Learn more What: Free Q&A with screenwriter Sterling Anderson When: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday Where: Barista Brew Café, 431 G St., downtown Davis Register: email [email protected] No windows. No plumbing. It was “abject poverty,” Sterling Anderson recalled of his childhood home near Tuskegee, Ala. His father’s decision to move the family to Davis, where he found […]
Everything is for sale from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at The Bike People, a bike repair shop at 425 L St. founded by partners Kim and Mike Starchild in 2011. The benefit auction even includes Mike Starchild’s personal Gary Fisher mountain bike, with all proceeds going toward his recovery from interstitial lung disease.
Starchild, 73, a veteran cyclist, was the physically fit mechanic at The Bike People until he was rushed to the hospital two weeks ago and diagnosed with pneumonia, bronchitis and interstitial lung disease that has caused irreversible scarring to his lungs.
Gary Walton was on Southwest Airlines Flight 722 from Chicago to Sacramento on Sunday when he heard someone scream “Don’t do that! Don’t do that!” A man was trying to open the plane’s emergency exit door mid-flight, in an incident that has received national attention. Walton, a Davis resident, jumped up and was one of […]