Institute holds evening of yogic singing

The Asian Classics Institute of Davis/Sacramento invites the public to a free Kirtan evening at 7 p.m. Friday at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. All are welcome to join in an evening of sacred yogic singing and music led by yoga teachers. Donations and/or pre-packaged food for the Yolo County Food Bank […]

Traffic stop nets two pounds of marijuana

A West Sacramento traffic stop yielded California Highway Patrol officers two pounds of marijuana and other evidence of a drug-sales operation, authorities said Wednesday. The suspect, 27-year-old Richard Michael Lombardi of San Pablo, was stopped on westbound Highway 50 at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday after coming up behind a CHP patrol car at an estimated […]

Boy Scouts will hold carwash Sunday

Davis residents are invited to get their cars hand-washed by members of Davis Boy Scout Troop 466 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Save-Mart, on the corner of Covell Boulevard and Anderson Road. The cost will be $5 per vehicle. Proceeds will help the Boy Scouts earn their way to summer camp.

Davis to get Embassy Suites

Embassy Suites is the major-label hotel franchise that will replace the University Park Inn & Suites on Richards Boulevard, owner Ashok Patel confirmed at Tuesday’s Davis City Council meeting. Patel previously stated he was negotiating to bring a four-star, six-story hotel franchise to Davis, but kept a lid on the name until the contract was […]

Council gives nod to Peña project concept

The Davis City Council on Tuesday night encouraged the owners of the former Peña family home to proceed with planning a new building at the Fourth and D streets site. The unanimous council vote supported the project in concept only. The owners, four local couples, now must proceed with the city’s planning process and ultimately get […]

S&P: California is no Greece

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California and Greece might share enviable weather and postcard-worthy beaches, but their fiscal problems aren’t the same, according to a Standard & Poor’s report released Tuesday. In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, commentators, bloggers and financial figures started drawing parallels between the debt-plagued country and the most populous state in […]

Next time, try ‘Pay the Tax Anyway’

BY A WHISKER … I think we all knew Measure A was going to be close … so close, in fact, that despite Tuesday’s narrow victory, it’s clear if things don’t improve quickly, the school board would be ill-advised to bring another such measure before the voters anytime soon … had the measure failed, I […]

Getting meaner as she ages

Dear Annie: My mother is in her late 80s and is becoming increasingly difficult. She’s always been rather critical, but now she is downright rude and insulting. It’s as though being old gives her the right to say anything that pops into her head without consideration for anyone else’s feelings. My husband tells me to […]

One injured, one arrested in Woodland stabbing

A stabbing outside a Woodland home left one man hospitalized and another jailed on attempted murder charges, police announced late Tuesday night. Police Cpl. Darren Imus said officers were dispatched at 6:18 a.m. Tuesday to the 1200 block of Midway Drive after a woman called to report a stabbing in her yard. “Arriving officers located […]

Suspects rob local men of iPad, marijuana

Two men reported being the victims of robberies in unrelated incidents Monday night in South Davis, police said. In the first of the unrelated incidents, a 23-year-old man was robbed of marijuana in the parking lot of Cindy’s restaurant. Lt. Paul Doroshov said the victim had agreed to sell medicinal marijuana to the unidentified suspect […]

Measure A wins by narrow margin

This one squeaked by. Davis voters reluctantly approved Measure A, the Davis school district’s $200-per-year emergency parcel tax, giving it just enough of a margin Tuesday to top the required two-thirds threshold for approval. When all the mailed-in ballots were counted just before 10 p.m., the tax had received 11,073 yes votes, 67.2 percent, compared […]

Learn what you can do on climate change

What can you do to help lower greenhouse gas emissions, besides changing your light bulbs? John Mott-Smith, climate change adviser for Yolo County, will have plenty of suggestions when he discusses global warming issues and suggests effective individual actions at a talk at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Blanchard Room of the Stephens Branch Library, […]

Yolo County looking at more cuts

WOODLAND — Yolo County plans to nick more from a workforce already gouged by one-third over the past few years, said County Administrator Patrick Blacklock. Blacklock unveiled a budget sketch to Yolo supervisors Tuesday afternoon, one that closes a $13.2 million deficit by eliminating vacant positions, laying off about two employees and tapping $4.1 million […]

Insanity defense pursued in Florida homicide case

A Davis man accused of fatally smothering his father in Florida is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday as his lawyer attempts to have him declared not guilty by reason of insanity. Stephen Coffeen, 42, is charged with second-degree murder in the Dec. 18, 2009, death of 83-year-old Robert Coffeen, who authorities say was smothered […]