Super Tuesday voters have their say

ATLANTA (AP) — Mitt Romney is angling to solidify his front-runner status and Rick Santorum to keep it a two-man race as voters in 10 states put Super Tuesday’s imprint on the Republican presidential race. Newt Gingrich just hopes to keep his struggling campaign alive with a strong showing in Georgia. With Ohio looming large […]

March 06, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Dozens arrested in day of Capitol protests

SACRAMENTO — A day of boisterous protests over cuts to higher education that included thousands of students swarming the state Capitol ended with dozens of arrests after demonstrators refused to leave the building. Authorities on Monday evening arrested 68 people, most of whom will be charged with trespassing, the California Highway Patrol said. Four people […]

March 06, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

My crystal ball predicts a win for C

NO CONTEST … as we brace ourselves for the votes on Measure C to start trickling in tonight, I know a number of people intimately involved in our schools and in the “Yes” campaign fear the worst … yes, two-thirds is a high bar indeed, but for my money, the unease that this thing might […]

March 06, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Task force holds findings due to union legal action

The task force looking into the pepper-spraying of Occupy UC Davis protesters has called off the planned release of its findings because of pending legal action by the union representing campus police.

In a letter to the other 12 members of the task force, its chair, former California Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso, wrote that university counsel had advised him to hold the release of the task force’s recommendations, as well as the fact-finding report by the Kroll security firm on which they are based, “due to the uncertainty created by this legal development.”

Coroner: High-speed driver had alcohol, drugs in system

WOODLAND — The woman who sped down a Woodland street before crashing into a tree last month was under the influence of both alcohol and drugs, Yolo County coroner’s officials disclosed Monday. Vanessa Marie Del Toro, 20, had a blood-alcohol content of 0.126 — above the state’s legal driving limit of 0.08 — when her […]

March 06, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

School board to focus on South Davis enrollment issues

Enrollment concerns at South Davis’ two elementary schools — Pioneer and Montgomery — will be the subject of a special school board meeting Thursday. Trustees will gather at 7 p.m. at Harper Junior High School, 4000 E. Cowell Blvd., to hear a report from the South Davis Enrollment Committee, which was formed after a large group […]

March 06, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Council decision due on teen alcohol ordinance

Several key items on the Feb. 21 City Council meeting agenda were pushed back by two weeks after a lengthy economic development roundtable discussion and the Golden Heart Awards ceremony ran longer than expected. At Tuesday’s meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd., the council will decide whether […]

March 06, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Show features ‘I am Happy Project’

“Heart to Heart” radio show will feature Edwin Edebiri, “chief happiness officer” and  founder of the “I am Happy Project,” at 4 p.m. Thursday on KDRT 95.7 FM. The show, which hosted by Dr. Gitane, a psychotherapist and coach, also replays at noon Fridays. Describing Edebiri, a news release said: “His laughter is contagious. His […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

ArtAbout expands to 31 venues

Four new venues join the circuit for the Second Friday ArtAbout, a monthly evening of art viewing and artists’ receptions at galleries and businesses in downtown Davis and beyond. Live music or a disc jockey will be featured at Armadillo Music, Davis Laser Center, Delta of Venus, Lily’s Boutique, Monticello Cuisine, Natsoulas Gallery, Pence Gallery, Ray Johnston […]

March 06, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Celebrating Dr. Seuss

Davis Fire Capt. Bobby Weist reads to students in Mark Simi’s class at North Davis Elementary School on Friday. Guest speakers were reading to children all over the campus in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday that day. Weist read “Gustaf the Gold Fish” to students. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo

March 06, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Crash injures two Davis cyclists

Two bicyclists from Davis were injured Friday in a collision involving a parked car, according to the California Highway Patrol. Officer Cindy Leal said 42-year-old Philip M. Cox was riding his bicycle westbound on County Road 32A west of County Road 105 when, for unknown reasons, he rear-ended a parked Hyundai Elantra at about 5:30 […]

March 06, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Students take their protest to Sacramento

SACRAMENTO — Thousands of college students were converging today on California’s state capital to protest rising tuition rates and demand that state lawmakers restore funding for higher education.

Organizers said they expect as many as 10,000 students and other protesters to participate in the “Fund our Future” march and rally. Buses were transporting students from as far away as UC Riverside, 450 miles south of Sacramento.

Law enforcement officers lined up en masse on streets near the Capitol, and a California Highway Patrol helicopter flew overhead as protesters marched toward the building.

March 05, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

DHS drama department presents ‘Tartuffe’

Just the ticket What: DHS drama department production of ‘Tartuffe,’ a fundraiser for the thespians’ summer trip to the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland When: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and March 15-17; 2 p.m. Sunday Where: Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. Tickets: $15 general, $10 students; at the door or […]

March 06, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Prostate cancer questions answered

William H. Hoch, M.D., a clinical professor of urology with the UC Davis Health System, will lead a roundtable discussion, “Questions and Answers About Prostate Cancer,” at the March 12 meeting of the Yolo Prostate Cancer Support Group. Hoch, who has been board-certified in urology since 1978, sees patients in UC Davis Medical Group offices […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,