School board approves master plan facilitator after lengthy discussion

The Davis school board hired a facilitator Thursday night to assist with the planning and preparation of the school district’s upcoming comprehensive master plan. But the decision was on a 3-2 vote, and came only after two trustees expressed doubts that the master plan process is “a good fit” for the Davis community, as one […]

Friend: Teen murder suspect was often bullied

The friend said Marsh already was fighting those demons when, at age 12, he was honored by the American Red Cross of Yolo County for saving his father Bill Marsh’s life as he suffered from a heart attack at the wheel of his car.

By then, Marsh was receiving part of his education through the Davis School for Independent Study, an alternative learning program offered by the Davis school district that allows students to conduct some — or all — of their studies at home, an arrangement Marsh sought out because of the constant bullying, his friend said.

Bob Dunning: Fifth Street redesign has its skeptics

MAD AS HELL … my friend Ken says the road diet on Fifth Street is “a really stupid idea,” and he’s not alone in his thinking … “Several ‘No Bike Riding’ signs would solve the problem.” … forget the bikes, Ken, I won’t even use a car on Fifth in the downtown area … an […]

Reeves promoted to principal’s job at Da Vinci Charter Academy

The Davis school board has selected Troy Reeves as the next principal for the Da Vinci Charter Academy. Currently, she is the vice principal of the academy’s junior high program at Emerson Junior High School. Reeves joined the Da Vinci High School teaching staff in 2008, as a teacher of political studies, American studies, journalism […]

Reckless driving leads to DUI arrest

Davis police arrested a Tehachapi man Thursday on suspicion of drunken driving, recovering two firearms in the process. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said an officer made an enforcement stop at about 1:15 p.m. at Fifth and L streets of a vehicle that had been reported as driving recklessly. As the officer made contact with the driver, […]

Davis Cook-Off benefits Davis Community Meals

Davis Community Meals and the Davis Odd Fellows will co-host the Davis Cook-Off at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Local chefs Tamas Torok of Seasons Restaurant and Pru Mendez of Tucos Wine Bar and Café will prepare a gourmet meal that guests will enjoy with live […]

‘A Day in the Country’ benefits Yolo Land Trust

The Yolo Land Trust announces that its signature event, “A Day in the Country,” will be held this year from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at Taber Ranch Vineyard and Event Center on County Road 81 in Capay. The event features tastings from top chefs representing more than 20 restaurants throughout Northern California. […]

Celebrate opening night of the fair at gala

The Yolo County Fair will present its seventh annual Opening Night Gala, showcasing the county’s bountiful agricultural projects and produce, on Wednesday, Aug. 14. Visitors from near and far converge on the fairgrounds in Woodland to enjoy first peeks at the 2013 educational booths and exhibits, as well as the fair itself. At the gala, […]

Atari game lovers invited to gathering

“Atari Party,” a hands-on exhibit of Atari home computer and video game systems, returns to Davis from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 6. Attendees can enjoy hundreds of games, spanning four decades of video-gaming history, and have the chance to win a variety of prizes. Held in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch […]

Park’s a beehive of activity

Organizers of the Livestrong Challenge bicycle rides — which are expected to attract an estimated 800 cyclists to Davis this weekend to raise money for the fight against cancer — begin setting up shop in Central Park on Thursday afternoon. Riders will pedal 20, 45, 65 or 100 miles beginning at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, leaving […]

Get ready for some road work!

Seven major construction projects that will affect traffic flow in Davis are scheduled over the coming months, beginning in July and lasting into early fall. One project — putting utility lines underground along Third Street from A to B streets — will continue into the spring. For updates on all summer road construction projects, visit […]

Detours ahead: City streets clogged with construction this summer

Patience isn’t a virtue, it’s a requirement this summer for those who are accustomed to breezing through town by car. It’s the season of road construction in Davis with more than a half-dozen projects on tap over the next few months, each proposed by the city to improve pedestrian, bicycle and vehicle safety and flow […]

Veteran educator Pam Mari retires after 30 years in Davis schools

One aspect of working for three decades in the same school district is that eventually, you end up working alongside some of your former students after they become adults. It’s happened several times for Pam Mari. School board trustee Gina Daleiden was a student in Mari’s English class at Davis High school as a teenager. […]

Book sale benefits Yolo County SPCA

Do you love to read books? Do you not love to read books but like to have a fancy book collection? Either way, you’re invited to visit the Yolo County SPCA Thrift Store’s annual book sale on Saturday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 920 Third St. in downtown Davis. Shoppers will […]