Free textbooks, library items available at Willett

Obsolete textbooks and items weeded from the library collection will be available for free on the quad at Willett Elementary School, 1207 Sycamore Lane, on Wednesday after school from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and again from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Willett’s Back-to-School Night. For more information, call Chris Weber-Johnson at (530) 757-5460.

Film festival raised $5,400 for Davis bike groups

Clips of Faith, New Belgium Brewing’s traveling beer and film festival, raised more than $5,400 — about $1,000 more than last year — for Davis Bicycles! and the Davis Bicycle Collective on July 22 in Central Park. The national tour, which will travel to 18 cities this year, showcases films created by New Belgium’s filmmaking fans, […]

I-House offers Mandarin Chinese class

Feng Liang, a negative Mandarin (simplified Chinese) speaker who is studying economics and German at UC Davis, will teach a class on beginning and intermediate Mandarin at 10:30 a.m. Saturdays starting Sept. 10 at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. The class will meet in the Hagan Room. Enter through the parking lot. “The class is mainly […]

Crash at Fifth & B leaves two badly injured

The Davis Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team is looking into the cause of a three-car collision at Fifth and B streets that critically injured two people Sunday. Lt. Paul Doroshov said the crash occurred at about 2:35 p.m. when the driver of a Toyota Sienna minivan failed to obey a stop sign at the […]

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Rust featured at First Friday art event

Main Street Café in Woodland will host a First Friday Art Walk event from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Community members are invited to meet local artist Lee Ann Rust and enjoy some wine and cheese. The cafe is at 537B Main St. Rust has worked in a variety of media, including hand-made paper art, […]

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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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