ACLU requests UCD Police Department documents

In a letter to UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi this week, the ACLU of Northern California requested a number of internal campus Police Department documents under the California Public Records Act. Requested information includes copies of any UCD Police Department policies, general orders and training materials related to the use of pepper spray and the use of […]

Yolo wind power project abandoned for environmental reasons

A planned Yolo County wind power project has been abandoned due to its potential impact on local bird species. The 100-megawatt project by Pattern Energy was in mid-stage development and had not yet begun construction. Concerns had been raised about the project’s impact on golden and bald eagles in the Dunnigan Hills area; the birds […]

Genealogy Club celebrates season with potluck

The Davis Genealogy Club will celebrate the season with refreshments and remembrances of family traditions and holidays on Monday. All are encouraged to bring a treat to share that conjures up warm memories of holidays past and, if you wish, bring a family treasure or heirloom to show. Copies of recipes can be added to […]

Craft sale to benefit relief work in Africa

A group has organized an arts and craft sale to raise money to go to Tanzania, Africa, to work for three weeks at two orphanages with Children Orphanage International Network, a relief organization. The sale will run from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 613 12th St., Davis. Donations may be made to COIN […]

Talent showcase planned Saturday

Twelve finalists in the Davis’ Got Talent competition will perform at the finals at 6 p.m. Saturday for a grand prize of $200 and the opportunity to perform at the city’s Fourth of July celebration. The talent showcase will take place at the Veterans’ Memorial Theatre, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. Advance tickets are […]

Learn to make holiday treats from around the world

Local residents who sign up for a new city class, “International Holiday Sweets,” will learn the recipes of favorite holiday treats from around the globe. Instructor Adrienne Capps will present desserts from countries celebrating Christmas, including Germany and Italy, and look at sweet holiday treats in Indian, Jewish, Buddhist and winter solstice celebrations. The menu […]

‘Scandalous’ world of olive oil explored in new book

Tom Mueller will celebrate the world release of his new book, “Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil,” on Tuesday at UC Davis. A reception and book-signing will follow his presentation at 5:30 p.m. at the UCD Conference Center. Mueller received wide acclaim for his 2007 New Yorker article “Slippery Business: The […]

Celebrate the season with DCC Christmas Concert

Davis Community Church will present an Advent and Christmas Concert that is open to the community at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at the church, 412 C St. The concert will feature all of the church’s choirs, including the Chancel and Chamber Choirs, the Bell Choir and the Worship Band. The stories are familiar but […]

County Road 102 paving work delayed

Low overnight temperatures and fog have delayed work on the Interstate 5/County Road 102 interchange project in Woodland, city officials report. Paving will resume Monday and continue through Thursday, Dec. 1. Daytime work will begin Monday with paving of Road 102 between Maxwell Avenue and East Main Street. Motorists can expect significant modifications and adjustments of […]

Holiday festival supports Winters library

The Winters Friends of the Library will present the annual Family Holiday Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave. Activities will include crafts for children, live music performances, holiday wreaths for sale, the Scholastic Book Fair and food from Mrs. Claus’ Café. Santa will […]

Blue Devil alums hit the hardcourt

Former Davis High basketball players — both men and women — will be in action Saturday when four divisions of current DHS teams lace ‘em up against the old-timers. The second annual Blue Devil alumni basketball games take place in the North Gym on campus, 315 W. 14th St., beginning with alumni women playing this […]

More ways to reduce landscape water use

This month, we continue our theme of reducing water use in the landscape. It is estimated that 80 percent of residential water use goes to yard watering. Last month’s column focused on water use by lawns. To recap: * reduce total square footage of grass; * plant seed of grass species that can use less […]

Former UCD officer: Pike used homophobic slur

A former UC Davis police officer has identified Lt. John Pike, the officer filmed dousing unarmed protesters with pepper spray last Friday, as one of the colleagues whose alleged harassment led to a lawsuit against the university. Calvin Chang, who is gay and Asian-American, sued the university in September 2005, saying he was subjected to […]

A little home cooking for Occupy protesters

Kim Cole, assistant dean of education at UC Davis, left, dishes up homemade soup for student Audrey Gnesa on Tuesday at the Occupy UC Davis encampment on the Quad. Chancellor Linda Katehi said tents could remain while a task force conducts its investigation into Friday’s pepper-spraying incident, as long as everyone is peaceful and safe. She also […]