Author will speak Sunday at Covell Gardens

Author Vicki Ward will speak about her book, “Life’s Spices from Seasoned Sistahs,” at 3 p.m. Sunday at Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave. in Davis. Her talk is free and open to the public. Black Issues Book Review describes “Seasoned Sistahs” as “a book that is peppered with candor, dabbed with sassiness and covered […]

Ninth-grade parent night set at DHS

Incoming sophomore parents for the 2012-13 school year are invited to a Parent Night at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Instructional Performing Arts Building at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. DHS counselors will present information about course scheduling for the coming school year.

Egypt panel planned Saturday at I-House

International House, Davis, will host a panel discussion on “The Egyptian Revolution and Where It’s Going,” from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday in the Community Room, at 10 College Park. The event is free and open to the public. Panelists include Noha Radwan of UC Davis; Metwalli Amer, formerly of Sacramento State University; Kais Menoufy […]

Teen’s artwork exhibited at clinic’s gallery

Sixteen brush and ink drawings with accompanying bilingual text that documents how social reform is changing the lives of Latinos are on exhibit this month at the Davis Community Clinic. The show, “Como Si Fuera Una Culebra/As If It Were A Serpent,” features the work of Henry Anker, a junior at Davis High School and a […]

A cappella show planned Friday at UC Davis

The Afterglow of UC Davis have a special show for Valentine’s Day coming up in coordination with the UC Men’s Octet of UC Berkeley. This joint concert at 8 p.m. Friday also will feature the UC Davis Spokes and UC Santa Cruz Hightones. “An Intimate Evening with the Glowmen” will take place in Sciences Lecture […]

‘Spin Pop Boom’ will entertain families Sunday

The city of Davis Community Services Department presents “Spin Pop Boom,” an educational science presentation, at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. The event features experiments in physics and chemistry, from volcanic reactions to spinning centrifugal-force demonstrations. Guests also will learn about the physical forces and molecular […]

Vet students trim dogs’ nails

UCD veterinary students will return to the Westlake Market from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday to offer nail trims for dogs. The students are raising funds to help defray the costs of their volunteer service project of bringing veterinary care to under-served Central American communities.   The suggested donation is $10 per dog.

Judge sentences Topete to death

After two failed bids for a new trial and a denied plea for mercy, convicted cop killer Marco Topete today was sentenced to death row for the Father’s Day 2008 slaying of a Yolo County sheriff’s deputy.

Moments earlier, Yolo Superior Court Judge Paul Richardson denied to second of Topete’s motions for a new trial, this one challenging the pretrial dismissals of two prospective jurors in the case. Richardson also shot down a defense bid to modify Topete’s sentence from death to a lifetime in prison.

“The court finds that the aggravating circumstances are so substantial … that they warrant the penalty of death over life without the possibility of parole,” said Richardson, noting Topete’s lack of remorse and history of violent crimes including shootings and jailhouse assaults.

With that, the judge followed the jury’s verdict and signed Topete’s death warrant.

February 07, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged , | 1 Reply

Sutter Davis Hospital Auxiliary offers scholarship

Applications for Sutter Davis Hospital Auxiliary scholarships for the 2012-13 academic year are now being accepted. Any residents of the areas serviced by the Davis, Winters, Woodland, West Sacramento and Dixon school districts, who intends to pursue a human health-related career, is eligible to apply. Application materials are available at each of the high school […]

Campus living — it’s for the birds

Wild Campus president Quinn Morgan drives in the final screw of the songbird box that was built by Hilary Butler and her daughter Lizzie, 4, on Sunday at the UC Davis Arboretum.

Members of the new student group spent the pleasant early February afternoon teaching dozens of participants of all ages how to build bird, owl, bat and bee boxes for future use on the UCD campus.

The boxes will be installed and monitored by students with wildlife-focused majors, Morgan said. Kits for the boxes were provided by students in Lance Gunnersen’s woodworking classes at Holmes Junior High.

If the shoe fits …

Choreographer Ron Cunningham’s “Cinderella” — which hasn’t been performed locally by the Sacramento Ballet since 1997 — returns to the stage this week with five performances at the Sacramento Community Center Theater, 1301 L St. in Sacramento. Cunningham’s “Cinderella” has been seen in multiple cities around the world, and was the first American ballet to […]

South Indian classical music showcased

A lecture-demonstration by Sikkil Gurucharan, considered one of the pre-eminent performing artists of South India, will kick off the UC Davis Religious Studies Program’s third annual India Studies Lecture Series. Gurucharan will demonstrate and talk about South Indian classical music at 6 p.m. Friday, March 9, and give a concert with a violinist and a […]

Avid Reader hosts ‘Edited for Death’ author

“Edited for Death,” a new mystery by Sacramento author Michele Drier, has been called “riveting and much recommended” by the Midwest Book Review in its January issue. The novel follows newspaper editor Amy Hobbes as she unravels a 60-year-old theft by a young GI in Heidelberg, Germany, in the waning days of World War II. […]

The Beer Brothers will play Friday

Visitors to RootStock, 22 Main St. in Winters, can sip a glass of wine while they enjoy the music of The Beer Brothers, an acoustic duo featuring local musicians Bob Vollmer and Wayne Rigot. They’ll perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The pair have been playing music together for many years with groups such […]