Construction-zone crash injures Sacramento man

A Sacramento man was hospitalized Wednesday night after his car rear-ended a big-rig trailer on Interstate 80 in Davis, according to the California Highway Patrol. Michael A. Pritchett, 54, was traveling eastbound through a freeway construction area at about 11 p.m. and failed to slow down for a big-rig hauling dump trailers that had pulled […]

New motion delays Topete sentencing

WOODLAND — Thursday’s scheduled sentencing of Marco Topete was delayed for nearly a month after lawyers for the convicted cop killer filed a last-minute motion for a new trial based on a California Supreme Court ruling handed down earlier this week. Another new-trial motion was denied by Yolo Superior Court Judge Paul Richardson, who said […]

Captioning service aids those with hearing loss

Hearing loss later in life may be considered a regular part of the aging process, but that doesn’t make it any easier to cope with. According to the Hearing Loss Association of Sacramento, one-third of Americans between the ages of 65 and 75 have some degree of hearing loss, and for those over 75, it’s […]

Learn more about Kaia FIT at free workouts

Four free demonstration workouts of Kaia FIT (Functional Intense Training) are planned this month at the Davis Athletic Club, 1809 Picasso Ave. in Davis. Kaia FIT is a woman-centered, group-based training program that aims to create and sustain healthy lifestyles through diet and exercise. Workouts will take place at 6 a.m. Jan. 18, 20 and […]

Film follows bid to bridge cultures using King’s ideas

Being able to communicate is the key to understanding among people.

Few things are as frustrating as not comprehending someone — be it a child’s gibberish or a foreigner’s accent — except maybe not being understood yourself.

Attempting to explore humanity in a second language is an even more daunting task. This is the driving idea in the documentary film “Bringing King to China,” which will be screened Tuesday at UC Davis in 194 Chemistry Building.

The film follows American Caitrin McKiernan’s attempt to stage a production of “Passages of Martin Luther King” in the National Theater Company in Beijing …

Attract birds to your yard with a simple feeder

By Lisa Justice Winter can be a great time to observe birds in your own back yard. Birds that spend their winter in the Davis area are always on the lookout for something to eat. By providing a reliable food source for local birds in your back yard, you can create a wonderful opportunity to […]

You’re only as good as your last miracle

Everyone, it seems, has an opinion about Tim Tebow, who is either the most revered professional athlete of our day or the most despised. Hardly anyone is in the middle, whether or not they’re fans of the Denver Broncos. Tebow is the hard-working but allegedly under-talented quarterback of the Broncos, but those who love him […]

Co-op beer tasting benefits Domes

The Davis Food Co-op, at 620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host a tasting of “oaked beers” from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The cost is $5 to taste the slate or $1 per taste. In celebration of the United Nations International Year of Cooperatives, profits will benefit the Solar Community Housing Association for […]

Rep. Wally Herger retiring after 13 terms

WASHINGTON — Rep. Wally Herger announced this week he would not seek re-election, marking the second retirement in recent days from a long-standing GOP member of California’s congressional delegation. Herger, 66, said he would retire after finishing out his 13th term. He is a senior member of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee and […]

Hear from three poets at The Other Voice reading

The Other Voice will host its first poetry reading of the year at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, in library of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road. Readers are Trina Drotar, Sandy Thomas and Arielle Robbins. Refreshments and open mike follow the readings, so bring along a poem to share. Drotar, a San Francisco native, is a […]

Travis Credit Union offers free tax help

Travis Credit Union will offer free tax help for low- to moderate-income people through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. VITA assists those who cannot prepare their own tax returns. This year, individuals and families earning up to $50,000 are eligible for the free services. Area residents can visit Travis Credit Union’s corporate headquarters in […]

Crews start unwrapping Mondavi Center

Work crews began unwrapping the upper southeast corner of the Mondavi Center on Wednesday, as the ongoing water-sealing and retiling project that began last August moves toward completion. Since the Mondavi Center opened in October 2002, the building has experienced occasional leaks in access hallways and the box office during periods of heavy rain and […]

Capital Public Radio adjusts format, with jazz and classical music sharing same frequency

Sacramento-based Capital Public Radio — which has a large following among Davis listeners — announced format changes on Wednesday that will go into effect Tuesday. Capital Public Radio’s KXJZ (90.9 FM), will now carry news and information programs 24 hours a day. In addition to the current lineup of flagship NPR programs like “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered,” KXJZ will […]