Zumbathon raises funds for leukemia, lymphoma research

The second annual Zumbathon for a Cure will run from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Davis Athletic Club, 1809 Picasso Ave. One hundred percent of event proceeds will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This event is open to everyone. A $10 donation is suggested. Zumba instructor Mallory Gorenzel and other […]

Lairmore hired as dean of UC Davis Vet School

Michael D. Lairmore, a veterinarian, cancer researcher and top administrator at The Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named the new dean of UC Davis’ School of Veterinary Medicine, following a nationwide search. Lairmore’s expertise bridges multiple disciplines to address basic questions related to viral causes of cancer and the biology of retroviruses. Among his accomplishments is […]

London police: Nearly 600 charged over riots

LONDON (AP) — Police in London said Friday they have charged almost 600 people with violence, disorder and looting over deadly riots in Britain’s capital, as the city’s mayor said Londoners wanted to see “significant sentences” handed out to the guilty. Across the country, more than 1,700 people have been arrested. Courts in London, Birmingham […]

State high court to hear redevelopment fight

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The California Supreme Court announced Thursday that it will hear a challenge by community redevelopment agencies, which are trying to strike down a provision of the state budget that threatens to put them out of existence. The court announced it will decide by mid-January whether the state can eliminate about 400 redevelopment […]

Jury convicts husband of murder in 2007 shooting death

WOODLAND — A Yolo County jury has convicted a Yuba City man of fatally shooting his estranged wife more than four years ago as she worked in an almond orchard. Ignacio Favela Mendoza, 41, was found guilty Thursday of first-degree murder with enhancements for personal discharge of a firearm causing great bodily injury and murder […]

Will our protests make it through the mail?

ASK AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE … no sooner had my complaint about not having received a water protest form hit the street than the city of Davis finally had one delivered directly to my doorstep … whether Mayor Joe Krovoza brought it by himself or relied on the U.S. Postal Service to do the dirty […]

DACHA residents can continue renting from city

Residents of the former Davis Area Cooperative Housing Association will be allowed to stay in their homes and continue paying rent to the city. Ten units of the former co-op are occupied. The fate of the remaining 10 vacant units will be discussed further at a future City Council meeting. The council is considering selling […]

PG&E tests gas leak detection technology

On Tuesday and Wednesday morning in Yolo and Solano counties, PG&E tested a new technology designed to detect possible leaks in its gas transmission line from the air. Three different vendors of the new technology — Pergam Technical Services Inc., Lasen Inc. and Synodon — were all given the opportunity to install their laser equipment […]

Farm-to-school lunch honors custodial staff

Davis Farm to School, a nationally recognized program dedicated to bringing fresh and healthy food to school lunches and promoting recycling and composting in the schools, recently hosted a lunch of its own to pay tribute to Davis Joint Unified School District custodial, maintenance and operations staff. Superintendent Winfred Roberson keynoted the luncheon by highlighting […]

Single tickets for Mondavi performers are on sale now

Single tickets for the 2011-12 season at the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis are now on sale to the public. Tickets are available at the Mondavi Center ticket office at (530) 754-2787 and at MondaviArts.org. The Mondavi Center’s 10th season runs from Sept. 21 to May 19, and features […]

Stories come alive in children’s art

Just in time for the start of the school year, “The Story Grove” will welcome students back to the library at Montgomery Elementary School in South Davis. Two teaching artists have installed a ceramic mural created last school year by students who were in kindergarten, first and second grades. JuliAnn Blanco and Rene Martucci of […]

Hear Cold Shot this weekend

Fans of Cold Shot, a Davis-based duo, will have three opportunities to enjoy their music this weekend. On Friday, Cold Shot will perform at a patio party from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. and again from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Little Prague, 330 G St. in downtown Davis. The later hours are open only […]

Teen bands showcased at Summer Attack! concert

Five teen bands will end their summer vacations on a high note next week, taking over the Davis Art Center’s indoor stage to present an evening of creative rock and roll. The third annual Summer Attack! teen concert begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, at 1919 F St. Admission is $7 with entry into […]

Linux users will hear about gaming

The Linux Users’ Group of Davis will host a talk Monday titled “FOSS Gaming, a community dedicated to fun for everyone,” presented by Francisco Athens, an artist working on the open source game “Lips of Suna.” He will discuss how artists and musicians can contribute content to free and open source software, as well as the challenges […]