Woodland employees robbed at knifepoint

Woodland police are investigating a Mother’s Day robbery of a business by man armed with a knife. Sgt. Victoria Danzl reported late Monday that employees of the business in the 300 block of California Street were in a back room preparing to close the business shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday when they heard noises coming […]

Sac City College Davis Center is still crowded

Registration is under way for summer and fall classes at the Sacramento City College Davis Center. Summer classes will start June 6, and fall instruction begins Aug. 20. And according to Don Palm, dean of the Davis Center, students are finding it difficult to squeeze into the classes they need to complete their work at […]

Local author discusses spirituality in Middle Ages

Maria Jaoudi of Davis will discuss her new book, “Medieval and Renaissance Spirituality: Discovering the Treasures of the Great Masters,” at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at The Avid Reader at the Tower, 1600 Broadway in Sacramento. Jaoudi is a professor of humanities and religious studies at Sacramento State, where she teaches courses on world religions […]

Harvard professor talks race and ancestry, challenges blacks

Henry Louis Gates Jr., one of the world’s most famous African-American scholars, is white. Well, 49.4 percent, that is. “I genetically am a white man,” he said after sharing his DNA makeup to an audience of hundreds, “which is the damnedest thing that ever happened to me!” Gates, 60, delivered the Mondavi Center’s final Distinguished […]

UC considers flex tuition

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California is considering different tuition costs at its 10 campuses. It means, for example, a UCLA or UC Berkeley student could pay more for an education than those attending schools like UC Riverside. Proponents of the plan say demand should set flex pricing. But detractors say it’s elitist. The Los Angeles […]

Wherever Caffé Italia goes, we’ll find it

SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS … all I can say about the proposed new Embassy Suites at Richards and Olive is don’t mess with Caffé Italia … if anything is a Davis landmark, it’s Caffé Italia, which has consistently offered great food, great service and great prices for many, many years … not to mention the fact […]

Davis man injured in collision

A 24-year-old Davis man was hospitalized Sunday night after his car crashed into a tree in downtown Davis. John Michael Cardoza was at the wheel of a 1998 Ford Taurus that struck a tree and possibly a street sign in the 400 block of A Street shortly before 11:30 p.m. Sunday, police and fire officials […]

Alleged sexual assault leads to arrest

Davis police arrested a 70-year-old man on sexual assault charges following a monthlong investigation. Lt. Paul Doroshov said the alleged victim, a 21-year-old UC Davis student, reported the assault on April 5. The suspect, she said, was an acquaintance she had been visiting in his room at the Motel 6 on Chiles Road. The suspect, […]

Police: Robber ‘preying’ on homeless victims

Davis police believe a robber may be targeting homeless victims near the local train station. Lt. Paul Doroshov said a 54-year-old local transient approached a Davis bicycle officer Saturday and reported being robbed at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday on the east side of the Amtrak station. He said a suspect punched him in the face, […]

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Poppy (No. 94946), a 3-year-old neutered male domestic long-haired black-and-white cat. Also hoping for a good home is Basil (No. 94221), a 3-year-old spayed female white-and-brown English Pointer mix dog. Fees are charged […]

Department chair steps down in wake of UCD grading scandal

UC Davis veterinary medicine professor Edward Feldman has agreed to step down as department chairman after an investigation into whether he asked input from students about how to grade a classmate who missed class to give birth. In response to reporters’ requests, UCD on Monday released with Feldman’s permission a letter from him to Chancellor […]

Coroner issues rulings in deaths of UCD student, homeless woman

The March death of UC Davis student Alexander Goldschneider has been ruled a suicide, Yolo County coroner’s officials said Monday. Goldschneider, 21, died from an overdose of ibuprofen and diphenhydramine, the active ingredient in allergy medication, Chief Deputy Coroner Robert LaBrash said. The human development major from Auburn was found dead in his Castilian Hall […]

County jurors invited to open house

The Yolo Superior Court will hold an open house from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday for anyone who has served as a juror during the year. All previous jurors are welcome to stop by for refreshments and a token of appreciation. Juror Appreciation Week, May 9–13, recognizes the service and participation of the local community as […]

Teenage binge drinking subject of parent info night

Parents of junior high, high school and college students — as well as the students themselves — are encouraged to come learn more about teenage binge drinking at a parent information night hosted by the city of Davis and the Davis Police Department. The program takes place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, […]