Georgia executes Davis; supporters claim injustice

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — Strapped to a gurney in Georgia’s death chamber, Troy Davis lifted his head and declared one last time that he did not kill police officer Mark MacPhail. Just a few feet away behind a glass window, MacPhail’s son and brother watched in silence. Outside the prison, a crowd of more than […]

Census: Recession taking toll on young adults

WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it the recession’s lost generation. In record-setting numbers, young adults struggling to find work are shunning long-distance moves to live with Mom and Dad, delaying marriage and buying fewer homes, often raising kids out of wedlock. They suffer from the highest unemployment since World War II and risk living in poverty […]

Davis ratepayers still have questions about water project

It’s done. The Davis City Council has approved the water rate increases that could as much as double in five years to fund a regional surface water project. But that doesn’t mean it’s over — not by a long shot. People still have questions, which was evident by the estimated 30 participants at the city’s […]

Hate-crime charge withdrawn in Davis beating

The Saturday morning beating of an East Davis convenience store clerk is no longer being classified as a hate crime, Davis police said Wednesday. Nonetheless, suspect Peter Lloyd Zuniga of Davis saw his bail increased from $180,000 to $1 million following his arraignment hearing in Yolo Superior Court, a Yolo County jail spokeswoman said. The […]

Standing In: I’m finally growing up

There have been many significant events in my life that signaled to me that I was growing up. Getting my driver’s license, voting for the first time, being able to legally buy beer, getting married and buying a house all come to mind. Those were definitely milestones on the path, but the big one, of […]

Deputy DA challenges sitting judge in June election

WOODLAND — A nine-year veteran of the Yolo County district attorney’s office announced his candidacy for a judgeship on Wednesday, mounting a rare challenge against a sitting judge. Clinton Parish is looking to unseat Judge Daniel Maguire, a Davis resident appointed in October 2010 by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, for whom Maguire served as deputy legal […]

Davis keeps status as ‘Platinum’ bicycle town

The League of American Bicyclists in Washington, D.C., once again has named Davis as a platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Community.

The award recognizes Davis’ commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in bicycling promotion, education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies.

Davis was the first city in the United States to install official bicycle lanes in 1967, becoming a model for hundreds of U.S. cities while developing a safe, integrated bicycle transportation network of paths and lanes in the community.

Davis leaders support UCD plan for growth

UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi’s plan to counteract state budget cuts by adding 5,000 undergraduate students and 300 tenure-track faculty positions — all in the next five years — drew support from several local elected officials and campus leaders on Wednesday. At a news conference, Katehi said that “since the state contribution (to the university budget) is […]

Saylor hosts office hours Friday

Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor will have an open office session from 8 to 9 a.m. Friday at his Davis office, 600 A St., Suite B. Light refreshments will be provided. This is an opportunity for community members to share concerns and questions about county issues and operations. Saylor can be reached on Yolo County […]

Beer tasting boosts Willett PTA

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host a tasting of fall beers from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7. The cost is $1 per taste, and profits benefit the Willett Elementary School PTA. The Willett PTA’s aims to build a community between the school’s teachers, parents and students and […]

Center offers workshop on ‘The Art of Healing’

The Center for Spiritual Living, Davis, will present a workshop titled “The Art of Healing: Four Ways to Play and Pray with Life’s Challenges” from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9 , in the North Classroom of Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. Cynthia Winton-Henry will lead the workshop with the assistance […]

Radio show features author, lawyer

Koren Motekaitis will talk with Lisa Bloom on the radio talk show “How She Really Does It” from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday on KDRT 95.7 FM. The show also streams live online at Bloom, an author, TV analyst and trial lawyer has taken on David-and-Goliath battles on behalf of the vulnerable against some of the most […]

Logos hosts groups, art exhibit, story time in October

Logos Books, 513 Second St. in downtown Davis, will host a series of gatherings in October. All are welcome. The Philosopher’s Circle  meets to discuss “the big questions” the first Tuesday of each month. The next meeting is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 4. La Table Française gathers for a French conversation circle the […]

Homecoming fun on tap for Friday

Davis High School students are channeling their inner Buzz and Woody as they prepare for Friday’s Homecoming fun. The theme for this year’s parade — which starts at 1 p.m. at Central Park — is “Pixar Perfect,” meaning parade observers can expect to see some of their favorite Pixar movies memorialized on class floats. Seniors […]