Judge may rule for release of pepper-spray report

An Alameda County Superior Court judge on Thursday issued a tentative ruling in favor of the University of California’s plan to release the pepper-spray task force’s report in full.

Judge Evelio M. Grillo will hear arguments Friday morning from UC and the Federated University Police Officer’s Association, a union representing campus police that is opposing the release of portions of the report on the grounds it may reveal personnel information protected under state law.

University attorneys contend that state law covers only the release of details about internal police investigations.

March 16, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged , ,

Tuleyome Tales: Visit Moore Creek Park before it opens

By Carol Kunze Tired of waiting for the new park to open? Wait no longer! Here’s how you can get in early, before it’s “officially” open. Opening up a new park takes time. Creating access for public use in a manner that is protective of the natural resources takes planning, design, resource studies, outreach, sometimes hearings, […]

March 21, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Tickets for Breakfast with the Bunny going fast

Less than 100 tickets remain for one of Davis’ favorite annual happenings: Breakfast with the Bunny. Tickets are $10 per person (whether for adult or child) and are available for purchase only at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. Breakfast with the Bunny begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at the […]

March 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

It’s picnic time again!

It may still feel like winter, but spring is just around the corner. Organizers of the Davis Farmers Market invite local residents to break out their picnic blankets because Picnic in the Park returns Wednesday. The family-friendly festival runs alongside the market from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday through Oct. 24 in Central Park, […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

County seeks information about biting dog

Yolo County animal services officers are seeking information about a dog that bit a UC Davis student last week. Supervising Animal Services Officer Wayne Buckley said the 21-year-old woman was bitten on March 10 as she tried to pet the dog, which was tied up at the UC Davis Arboretum. The dog was described as […]

March 16, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Auburn man pleads guilty to robberies in Davis, Roseville

An Auburn man pleaded guilty to serial bank robbery charges Thursday for heists he committed in Davis and Roseville, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Sacramento. Paul Michael Schmeer, 30, faces up to 40 years in federal prison at his May 31 sentencing, U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner said in a news release. He […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Local Democrats fined for campaign reporting violations

SACRAMENTO — The Davis Democratic Club is changing its bookkeeping practices after being hit with a $9,500 fine by the California Fair Political Practices Commission for campaign finance reporting violations. Arun Sen, the club’s president, said while the violations were unintentional, his group has agreed with the FPPC’s findings. Gary Winuk, chief of enforcement for […]

March 16, 2012 | Posted in State government | Tagged ,

Teen closing in on goal of going pro

The goal inches ever closer for Coby Yamauchi. With each “Halo Reach” tournament, the 15-year-old Davis resident climbs a few more rungs up the ladder, closer and closer to the top-16 finish at which he’ll be deemed a professional in the world of major league video gaming. For the big-time professionals, that means six-figure endorsement […]

March 16, 2012 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

I-House cooking classes

International House Davis, 10 College Park, is offering two international cooking classes in April. The first class is a Bangladeshi cooking class. This will take place at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 5. Chef Arafin will cook sada khichur, goat meat vuna, aloo chana, squash vorta, macha vorta, and begun vorta. The class members will prepare the meal then sit […]

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Ford hones its Edge

Talk about perfect timing. For 2012, Ford added a fuel-thrifty, EcoBoost four-cylinder engine to its mid-size Edge sport utility vehicle. The move came just months ahead of today’s gasoline prices averaging more than $3.80 a gallon in the United States and gives fuel-conscious shoppers something other than small cars to consider. In fact, the 2012 […]

March 16, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

YoloArts presents ‘Think Big’ for large-scale public art

Public art commissions can involve a variety of forms: from wall hangings to massive steel and stone sculptures and almost always involve a competitive process unfamiliar to many artists, some of whom would like to get in on the public art action. YoloArts will host a one-day workshop all about the public art process to […]

March 21, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Celebrate St. Pat’s with Irish dance

Local residents are invited to wear a bit o’ green and join a Ceilidh, an Irish dance and music festival, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday on the E Street Plaza, in the 200 block of E Street in downtown Davis. This St. Patrick’s Day event is free and open to all. It will feature […]

March 16, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Try some starchy potato chemistry for St. Patrick’s Day

By Lisa Justice In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Explorit Science Center invites you to experiment with a little potato science. Even though every modern potato can trace its ancestry back to South America, potatoes have been an important source of nutrition in Ireland for hundreds of years. European explorers most likely brought potatoes and […]

March 16, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Sutter’s qigong classes start Monday

Spring qigong classes sponsored by Sutter Health System begin Monday at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. “Qigong for Healthy Aging” runs from 4 to 5 p.m., “Qigong for Women’s Health” runs from 5 to 6 p.m. and “Qigong for Stress and Fatigue” runs from 6 to 7 p.m. Sessions last 10 weeks; […]

March 25, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,