Poet laureate emerita celebrates at book-release party

Check it out Who: Allegra Silberstein (with Keith Cary) and Katy Brown, presenting their poetry When: 8 p.m. Thursday Where: John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St., downtown Davis Admission: Free Allegra Silberstein, Davis’ first poet laureate, will read from her new Cold River Press book, “West of Angels,” at 8 p.m. Thursday as part of […]

Cancer fighters will gather Saturday for Relay For Life kickoff

Fundraising for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life in Davis will begin in earnest on Saturday with a kickoff event from 1 to 3 p.m. in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. The event will honor cancer survivors and caregivers, and will feature speakers from the community who have benefited from the funds raised at Relay […]

Easter egg hunt set Sunday at Atria

Children are invited to hunt for Easter eggs beginning at 9 a.m. Sunday at Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave. in North Davis. Everyone should bring their own basket to the retirement community. The holiday event is free and open to the public.

Pence Gallery: See artists at work during Garden Tour

The Pence Gallery will celebrate its 24th annual Garden Tour on Sunday, May 3, from noon to 5 p.m., where visitors will enjoy a peek into 10 spectacular gardens in the area west of Highway 113 in West Davis. Visitors will get ideas for new landscaping, chat with vendors and Master Gardeners, and see amazing ideas for […]

Spend a morning with the mayor

Davis Mayor Dan Wolk invites community members to join him for another “Morning with the Mayor” from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, at Mishka’s, 610 Second St. in downtown Davis. All are welcome to meet and discuss issues with Wolk.

French eye cockpit entry rules

PARIS (AP) — French aviation investigators said today they will examine “systemic weaknesses” like cockpit entry rules and psychological screening procedures that could have led to the Germanwings plane crash — issues that could affect the worldwide aviation industry. Lufthansa, meanwhile, said its insurers had set aside $300 million to deal with possible costs from […]

Officials say Iran nuke talks will continue in new phase

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Wrapping up six days of marathon nuclear talks with mixed results, Iran and six world powers prepared today to issue a general statement agreeing to continue talks in a new phase aimed at reaching a final agreement by the end of June to control Iran’s nuclear ambitions, officials told The Associated […]

Police: Missing athlete died on freeway

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A UC Berkeley, soccer player who disappeared after leaving a weekend party was killed by a car as he ran across a Los Angeles freeway, police said Monday. The 19-year-old freshman, Eloi Vasquez, died early Saturday on eastbound Interstate 10 about a mile from the University of Southern California after he was […]

Coroner confirms West Davis deaths were murder-suicide

Autopsies performed on the man and woman killed in a West Davis shooting last week confirmed the deaths were the result of a murder-suicide, Yolo County coroner’s officials announced Monday night. Whitney Joypauline Engler, a 27-year-old veterinary student at UC Davis, suffered two fatal shots to the head and chest and was the victim of […]

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Bob Dunning: Wrap your head around our MRAP need

MRAP DEBATE BACK ON FRONT BURNER … no, even if Davis hadn’t given away its Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected military surplus vehicle to Woodland, it wouldn’t have changed the outcome of last weekend’s horrific murder-suicide in West Davis … in fact, it appears nothing could have prevented this young killer from doing what he did, whether as […]

Pets of the week

Lots of animals are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Peaches (No. 132580), a 3-year-old neutered male buff-and-white tabby cat. Also hoping for a good home is Roslynn (No. 131586), a 3-year-old spayed female pit bull. Fees are charged for licensing. The […]

DHS journalists recognized for spurring school board to action on MPR

Two Davis High School journalists have won the top prize in a national journalism competition for their coverage of how the lack of a multipurpose room at Davis High unfairly impacts disabled and low-income students at the school. DHS senior Grace Richey and junior Kellen Browning received the Journalism Education Association’s “Student Impact Award” for […]

Davis tops list of best schools for the buck

The Davis school district offers parents one of the best values in California, according to a new study from consumer finance site NerdWallet. The survey looked at 375 out of California’s roughly 1,000 school districts and focused on standardized test scores, college readiness and class size. “School quality was then weighted against affordability metrics to […]

Brief delay sought in Woodland mother’s murder case

WOODLAND — The Woodland woman accused of murdering her infant son appeared briefly Monday in Yolo Superior Court, but only to have a new court date set. Yolo County Public Defender Tracie Olson, the lead attorney for 23-year-old Samantha Green, said it’s “still unclear” whether her office has received all the discovery prosecutors have collected […]