Empower Yolo offers peer counselor training

Empower Yolo is offering a state certified 70-hour peer counseling training. Topics include: types of domestic and sexual violence, cycle of violence, effects of domestic violence on children, child sexual abuse investigations, safety planning, and working with law enforcement, Child Protective Services and the District Attorney’s Office. Volunteer positions include: crisis line, children’s program, outreach, and […]

Silicon Valley gender discrimination lawsuit goes to jury

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jurors were set to begin their second day of deliberations on Thursday in a gender-bias case that has drawn attention to the treatment of women in Silicon Valley. During closing arguments, attorney Therese Lawless told the jury to let defendant Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and other firms know that everybody […]

Police call kidnap a hoax, now can’t find California woman

VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — Northern California investigators say they were suspicious when a man took hours to report that strangers broke into his home and abducted his girlfriend for an $8,500 ransom but had to take it seriously for the two days she was missing. Denise Huskins, 29, reappeared 400 miles away in Southern California […]

State Senate moves on $1 billion water plan

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The state Senate on Wednesday approved a $1 billion proposal to speed up spending on water projects and offer about $75 million in immediate aid to residents and wildlife in drought-stricken California. The legislation accelerates water infrastructure spending, some of which can boost local water supplies in future years. It includes $267 […]

Posthumous video supports aid-in-dying bill

SACRAMENTO (AP) — In a video recorded 19 days before Brittany Maynard took life-ending drugs, she tells California lawmakers that no one should have to leave home to legally kill themselves under the care of a doctor. “Unfortunately, California law prevented me from getting the end-of-life option I deserved,” she said in the recording released […]

Summit searches for agricultural solutions

California farmers have a lot on their plate.

Juggling soil depletions, wildlife endangerment, water crises and ever-changing government regulations, more than 300 farmers, conservationists and scientists met for the CalCAN Climate and Agriculture Summit on Wednesday to tackle the dilemmas that face California farmers.

CalCAN, or the California Climate and Agriculture Network, is an organization dedicated to supporting farmers who strive to fight climate change with sustainable practices.

Former Davis man gets 9-year term for sword attack

A former Davis man convicted for a 2013 samurai-sword attack on his wife was sentenced Tuesday to nine years in state prison. Charles Haig Guenther, 37, received his sentence in San Luis Obispo Superior Court, where in January he pleaded no contest to felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon and inflicting corporal injury on […]

Police still seeking owners of stolen bikes

The suspect in dozens of bike thefts from the city of Davis and the UC Davis campus last fall has been charged with grand theft and possession of stolen property.    Matthew Brazelton, 32, pleaded not guilty to the felony counts at his Feb. 11 arraignment. He also has two unrelated cases charging him with […]

Bob Dunning: Everything has a price, or it should

For those who have been asleep at the wheel for the last several weeks and suddenly woke up wondering what all the shouting is about, let’s just start by saying that the letters “CFD” do not stand for Clarksburg Fire Department. No, they stand for Community Facilities District, described on the front page of The […]

UC Davis lung cancer surgery meets Twitter

UC Davis thoracic surgeon David Tom Cooke did what he has been trained to do last Thursday: successfully removed a cancerous tumor from a patient’s lung. This time, however, he did it while two members of the public affairs department broadcast each of his steps live via Twitter, the popular social media platform. Long a […]

Comings & Goings downtown update

It’s time for a recap of downtown Davis Business changes from the last few months. All of these items appeared in earlier Comings & Goings columns. Food and beverage news: After more than 25 years, the Chinese restaurant Silver Dragon is closing. The eatery, at 335 F St., is due to change hands on April […]

Exhibits extend beyond Second Friday at many ArtAbout locations

Each month, the Second Friday ArtAbout evening features pop-up art shows, live music, refreshments and artists’ receptions. All events along this self-guided tour are free and open to the public. Although this month’s event night has passed, many of the 26 venues are currently hosting exhibits. Stop by the following businesses, see the artwork on […]

Grab your baskets, Picnic in the Park is back

Davis’ favorite weekly party — Picnic in the Park — has returned to Central Park, Fourth and C streets. The fun — which includes live music, a food fair, a beer and wine garden and children’s activities — runs from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. alongside the Davis Farmers Market. An eclectic mix of musicians is featured […]