International film series returns Friday

The International Film Series starts its 15th year with “The Cats of Mirikitani” on Friday. A 2006 U.S. film, it was directed by Linda Hattendorf. Films are shown on the first and third Friday nights of each month, from September through June, at International House, 10 College Park. Refreshments are served at 7:30 p.m., and […]

DA: Topete confessed to shooting deputy

The trial of alleged cop killer Marco Topete resumes this week with prosecutors seeking to admit the defendant’s reported confession to shooting a Yolo County sheriff’s deputy. In a motion filed last week, District Attorney Jeff Reisig wrote that the decision stems from an incident on Aug. 4, less than two weeks before the start […]

UC sees rise in high earners despite money struggles

By Nanette Asimov The University of California, forced to lay off instructors and pack its classrooms because of reduced state funding, is also wealthy enough from other pools of money to pay some employees significantly higher salaries and overtime to hundreds more people. The university also added four new million-dollar earners to its payroll last year. New salary data […]

County schools superintendent gives back

FRESNO (AP) — Some people give back to their community. Then there’s Fresno County School Superintendent Larry Powell, who’s really giving back. As in $800,000 — what would have been his compensation for the next three years. Until his term expires in 2015, Powell will run 325 schools and 35 school districts with 195,000 students, […]

Two hurt in Woodland bar shooting

Two people were injured but expected to survive following an early-morning shooting outside a Woodland bar. Sgt. Tom Davis said officers responded shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday to a report of shots being fired at Tony’s Bar, 607 East St. Police arrived to find a 41-year-old Woodland woman and 38-year-old Sacramento man suffering from gunshot […]

Hear! Here! to meet Sept. 15

Hear! Here! will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Speaker Julia Tanner will present a program on “looping,” a system for public and home improvement of sound quality in places where people using hearing aids need more sound enhancement.

Man shot at W. Sac trailer park

A small party at a West Sacramento trailer park apparently went sour early Saturday, leaving one man on life support and another under arrest for allegedly shooting him, authorities said. West Sacramento police Lt. Scott McCartney said officers were summoned at about 2:45 a.m. to the Welcome Grove Trailer Park, 600 W. Capitol Ave., where […]

Vehicle crash injures driver, causes power outage

Alcohol and possibly speed were factors in an early-morning crash Saturday that injured the driver and led to a widespread power outage in North Davis, police said. Details remained sketchy as of Saturday evening, but Sgt. John Wilson said the preliminary investigation indicated the 1:30 a.m. crash on northbound F Street at Anderson Road was […]

Irene picks up speed as it re-emerges over Atlantic

MIAMI — Weaker but still menacing, Hurricane Irene knocked out power and piers in North Carolina, clobbered Virginia with wind and churned up the coast Saturday to confront cities more accustomed to snowstorms than tropical storms. New York City emptied its streets and subways and waited with an eerie quiet. With most of its transportation […]

It takes a village

Audrey Lippman and Joyce Wilson, from left, chat with friends at the Village Feast on Saturday in Central Park. The annual event benefits the Davis Farm to School Connection, which supports the Davis Joint Unified School District in maintaining school gardens, recycling programs and local food in school lunches. At the feast, guests sat at […]

We say goodbye but remain linked forever

* Editor’s note: Bob Dunning is on vacation. This column first ran in September 1994. For years, they warned me this day would come. And I always said “I hope so.” What they were talking about is the feelings a parent goes through as one child, and then another, grows old enough to go away […]

Police arrest Vallejo man in burglary case

Davis police have arrested a Vallejo man in connection with a September home burglary on Atlantis Drive. Julian Dernard Carothers, 28, is believed to have entered the house through a window and ransacked the rooms before making off with jewelry and two laptop computers on the morning of Sept. 16, 2010, Lt Paul Doroshov said. […]

City to unveil new, more affordable water rate plan

Davis city staff members are preparing a new rate plan that lowers and extends water rate increases over a longer time period than initially proposed. The details, including the new rates, are still being worked out and vetted by legal counsel, but staff members expect to present the report at the Sept. 6 public hearing […]

Teen vaccinations against cervical cancer lagging

By Mike Stobbe ATLANTA — Only about half of the teenage girls in the U.S. have rolled up their sleeves for a controversial vaccine against cervical cancer — a rate well below those for two other vaccinations aimed at adolescents. The vaccine hit the market in 2006. By last year, just 49 percent of girls […]