Sylvia talks to NAMI about conservatorship issues, realities

Mental health consumers, family members, friends and concerned citizens are invited to hear Yolo County Public Guardian/Administrator Cass Sylvia talk about “Conservatorship: Issues and Realities” next week. The potluck dinner and meeting will be presented by NAMI-Yolo from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the César Chávez housing complex conference room, 1220 Olive Drive, Davis. First […]

October 27, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Police clear protesters near Oakland’s City Hall

OAKLAND (AP) — Police in riot gear began clearing anti-Wall Street protesters on Tuesday morning from the plaza in front of Oakland’s City Hall where they have been camped out for about two weeks. Television news footage showed numerous people in plastic handcuffs being led away from the site by police around 5 a.m. The […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Evening of Reds, Whites & Blues benefits Wolk campaign

Join state Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, for an Evening of Reds, Whites & Blues from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, at Rominger West Winery, 4602 Second St., Suite 4, Davis. The event features red and white wines served by Rominger West, Caffé Italia’s artisan woodfired oven pizzas and blues by Clarence Van Hook. […]

October 27, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Topete defense calls first penalty-phase witnesses

WOODLAND — It wasn’t under the best of circumstances that Angelique Topete met her future husband. That meeting occurred in the highly secure visitors’ room at Pelican Bay State Prison, where Marco Topete was serving time for a 1997 shooting outside a Woodland convenience store. Their wedding, four months later, took place with a pane […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Hey, the costs have to be paid somehow

CONSERVATION: A DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD … my friend Crilly writes concerning a largely overlooked point about what he terms the city’s “outright lies about the true cost of the water project.” … notes Crilly: “Suppose this water project passes and we all get hit with substantial rate increases.” … hate to tell you, Crilly, but this […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Celebrate autumn at Farmers Market Fall Festival

The Davis Farmers Market will celebrate the harvest season and thank its vendors and shoppers at the Fall Festival from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Central Park, Fourth and C streets.

The Halloween-themed festival features activities and harvest specialties for the whole family.

“Fall Festival celebrates local food, local farms and the harvest season,” said market manager Randii MacNear. “It’s also our way of thanking customers for their patronage throughout the year. We invite everyone to come in costume for fun, fabulous local food, and the chance to celebrate the harvest with family and friends.”

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Davis police hold final strategic plan meeting this week

The Davis Police Department will host the last of three meetings this week to gather public involvement in the creation of a new strategic plan for 2012-14. The current three-year strategic plan ends Dec. 31. Input is being sought from community members including UC Davis students, police employees and other community stakeholders. It will be […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Computers, projectors stolen from Schilling Robotics

Davis police are investigating the weekend theft of more than $40,000 worth of computers and other equipment from Schilling Robotics in Mace Ranch. Lt. Paul Doroshov said officers responded Monday morning to reports of a burglary, which occurred sometime over the weekend at the business at 260 Cousteau Place. Sometime between Friday and Monday morning, […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Police find drugs in abandoned car

A high-speed pursuit early Saturday in Davis has turned into a drug investigation, police said. It began at about 1 a.m., when an officer attempted to stop a 2011 Chevrolet Corvette whose driver was traveling 70-plus mph on Richards Boulevard, Lt. Paul Doroshov said. “As soon as the officer activated his emergency lights, the vehicle […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Referendum petition turned in to city clerk

Two big brown boxes containing exactly 5,124 signatures on the referendum petition against Davis’ recently approved water rate increases were turned in to the city clerk’s office a few minutes before noon Monday. City Clerk Zoe Mirabile took an initial count of the signatures, checking for basic errors such as incomplete names or addresses, and […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Students re-imagine downtown park(ing) spaces

Daniel Lee shows his excitement to his mom Jayoung Koo while playing croquet in a parking space redesigned by UCD landscape architecture students Joseph Medina and Kathleen O’Leary, far left,  Sunday. Also playing were Sydney Spina and Kayla Albert.

October 25, 2011 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Winters couple presents a haunted forest

Folks looking for an authentic Halloween experience are invited to visit a Haunted Forest in Winters, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Wednesday through Monday (closed Sunday). The setting is 2 miles west of Winters on Grant Street (Highway 128). Follow the signs through town. Presenters Sherean and Sam Maynard describe the event as a “safe, […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Witnesses testify in penalty phase of Topete case

WOODLAND — As soon as she came face to face with Marco Topete in the visitors’ room of Pelican Bay state prison, Angelique Topete knew she would one day be his wife.

“He asked me to marry him, and I didn’t even have to think twice,” said a tearful Angelique, 41, who met Marco Topete in August 2004 while he was serving time for a Woodland convenience-store shooting. “As soon as I met him, I told my friend, ‘That’s my husband.’ ”

Angelique Topete, whose testimony continues this afternoon, is expected to be one of the key defense witnesses during the Topete penalty phase. A jury earlier this month convicted Topete of murder with special circumstances, which qualifies him for either the death penalty or life in prison without the possibility of parole.

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Breaking News | Tagged ,

Sale Saturday raises funds for MS research

Davis residents can learn more about multiple sclerosis and support ongoing research at “Castoffs for a Cure” from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 225 Grande Ave. in Davis. The sale is hosted by Ann Johnson, National MS Society community development manager. According to Johnson, many people know someone with MS but not a […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,