Reading features local poets

The Other Voice, a poetry reading series, will feature poets Briony Gylgayton and Traci Gourdine at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, in the library of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road. Refreshments and an open mike will follow the reading. Gylgayton has won multiple awards for her writing; her creative writing honors thesis, a […]

Dogs up for adoption Saturday

Rotts of Friends Animal Rescue will have over 40 dogs available for adoption from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 16, at 29 Palms Pet Resort, 34505 County Road 29 (between County Roads 94 and 95, half a mile west of the Yolo County Airport). Two dogs available for adoption are Ginger, a sweet and gentle, […]

Shakespeare skeptic to discuss book at URC

Scott Evans will read from and discuss his new book “First Folio: A Literary Mystery” from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, at the University Retirement Community, 1515 Shasta Drive. The novel is the result of several years of research into the question of who really wrote the works attributed to William Shakespeare. According […]

Governor reverses parole decision for Woodland child killer

For five months, Betty Thomas and her family have prepared for the possible parole of a former Woodland man who was convicted of fatally beating Thomas’ 22-month-old grandson back in 1983. But last week, Gov. Jerry Brown reversed the state Board of Parole Hearings’ parole recommendation for Christopher Michael Fowler, saying his lack of remorse […]

Egypt detains ousted president

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s ousted President Hosni Mubarak was put under detention in his hospital room Wednesday for investigation on accusations of corruption, abuse of power and killings of protesters in a dramatic step Wednesday that brought celebrations from the movement that drove him from office. Mubarak’s two sons, Gamal and Alaa, were also detained […]

Students accuse UCD of trying to ‘infiltrate’ protest groups

Students on Tuesday decried what they said was an effort by UC Davis to spy on protesters. University officials admit that a campus cop dressed in plain clothes at a March 2 protest lied when students questioned her about her identity. That incident, coupled with the existence of a new “Student Activism Response Team” — […]

Failure to register has Woodland man facing prison, fines

A 28-year-old Woodland man pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal charges of failing to register as a sex offender, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced. Travis Marshall Grey, 28, faces up to 10 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and a lifetime term of supervised release when he is sentenced on June 28, said Lauren Horwood, spokeswoman […]

Police nab suspect in 2010 robbery

Davis police closed the books on a September robbery with the arrest of a 25-year-old Vallejo man. Calvin Tommy Johnson was taken into custody Monday in connection with the Sept. 26 robbery, which occurred after a 17-year-old Davis resident placed his iPhone for sale on Craigslist, Lt. Paul Doroshov said. According to police reports, the […]

Board puts brakes on rehab clinic

A federal rehab clinic aimed at getting teenage Native Americans clean seemed like it was on the fast track. The project bogged down on Tuesday, however, when Yolo supervisors balked at supporting the project The Indian Health Service, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, wants to build a $17 million, […]

Teachers union seeks new taxes without ballot

SACRAMENTO — The leader of California’s largest teachers union said Tuesday that Gov. Jerry Brown should bypass voters and seek the approval of the Legislature for new taxes to close the state’s deficit. David Sanchez, president of the California Teachers Association, said the union could have a harder time supporting an election later in the […]

A gathering of Davis musicians

WENNBERG FESTIVAL A WINNER … while some may see music in the schools as an “extracurricular” activity, I see it as essential as mathematics and advanced biology … fortunately, in a town like Davis, I am not alone … For unknown reasons, perhaps because I played the violin for a couple of weeks as a […]

Obama pivots, eyes Medicare changes, tax increases

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama, two years into a presidency that increased spending to prime a weak economy, is turning his attention to the nation’s crushing debt and trying to counter a Republican anti-deficit plan with a framework of his own that tackles politically sensitive health care programs while also increasing taxes. The president […]

League of Women Voters hosts Measure A discussion Friday

The local branch of the League of Women Voters will host an information session on Measure A, the Davis school district’s emergency parcel tax, at 7 p.m. Friday in the Community Chambers at Davis City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Presenters will include Delaine Eastin, longtime Davis resident and former state superintendent of public instruction; Superintendent […]

More than 6,000 Measure A ballots submitted so far

Several thousand Davis-area voters have already returned their ballots in the special all-mail election for Measure A, the Davis school district’s proposed emergency parcel tax. Of the roughly 43,000 ballots that were mailed out to registered voters by the Yolo County Elections Department on April 4, more than 6,000 ballots have already been mailed back […]