Radio show’s debut postponed

Technical difficulties have postponed the debut of “Through the Looking Glass,” a new radio show hosted by Judith Plank and Gitane, on KDRT, 95.7 FM. The show, which will air at 4 p.m. Thursdays, will debut on Oct. 3.

September 19, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis High School hosts Back-to-School Night

Members of Davis High School’s student government will host a barbecue on the quad beginning at 6:15 p.m. at Back-to-School Night on Wednesday. The event formally begins at 7 p.m. in the North Gym with introductory comments from Principal Will Brown. At 7:20 p.m., parents and guardians will be invited to follow their student’s schedule, […]

September 17, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davisite talks about his work in Tanzania

Don Lotter of Davis will give a free talk at International House on “Working on Food Security and Environmental Sustainability in Tanzania” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26. Lotter will show slides and talk about his work in a food-insecure region of Tanzania that is rapidly being deforested for cooking fuel and that suffers crop […]

September 22, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Colorado flooding leads to thousands more evacuations

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — Flooding that cut off dozens of people in Colorado mountain communities swept downstream Friday, spilling rivers and creeks over their banks and forcing thousands more evacuations in towns and cities beleaguered by days of rain. National Guard troops were able to reach Lyons after that community, Jamestown and others in the […]

September 13, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Lawmakers act on wages, immigration

SACRAMENTO (AP) — State lawmakers ended their final session of the year after raising California’s minimum wage to one of the highest in the nation, as they also addressed issues including environmental protection, immigrant driver’s licenses and teacher misconduct. The Legislature adjourned early Friday after a final rush of debates and negotiations. They aren’t scheduled […]

September 13, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Take the Buckeyes by a bunch

JOE KAPP OR EARLE BRUCE? … my friend Jonathan suggests that in my weekly football forecast (see Sports), I let Blue Devil head coach Marc Hicks “make the honorary prediction of the winner of Saturday’s Ohio State-Cal game.” … as some folks know, the multi-talented Hicks played first for Cal and then for Ohio State […]

September 13, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Scientist to discuss what we’re learning about 90-plus-year-olds

The 90+ Study, one of the largest population-based studies in the world of “the oldest of the old,” will be the focus of a presentation Thursday, Oct. 24, at the UC Davis MIND Institute. Claudia Kawas, the Al and Trish Nichols Chair in Clinical Neuroscience at UC Irvine, will discuss the study as part of […]

September 17, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Garden workshops slated Saturday

Yolo County Master Gardeners will present two free workshops Saturday at the Central Park Gardens at Third and B streets in downtown Davis. From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Master Gardener Kathy Bers will discuss fall and winter vegetable gardening. Topics covered will be good soil practices, when and what to plant and likely winter garden […]

September 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Rim Fire work exhausting, but rewarding, for Davis strike team

The call for aid came on Aug. 27, days into what would soon become the third-largest wildfire in California history. Within hours, the Davis Fire Department strike team was on the scene of the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park, where they would spend the next 10 days assigned to the operations division, protecting evacuated […]

September 13, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

New school accountability system to be discussed at DHS forum

A whole new way of holding schools accountable is the cornerstone of education policy expert Rick Miller’s presentation Monday in Davis titled “A New Vision for Public Education.” Miller is executive director of the CORE, California Office to Reform Education. His talk, at 7 p.m. in the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 […]

September 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD Children’s Hospital saves life of boy, 14, with hantavirus

SACRAMENTO — Jordan Herbst, a 14-year-old Bishop boy, is at home recovering from a life-threatening and rare hantavirus infection, thanks to the efforts of pediatric specialists at hospitals in Nevada and at UC Davis Children’s Hospital. They included a UCD critical care transport team that hand-ventilated Jordan for more than two hours while he was […]

September 13, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Council gives itself a raise for first time in 13 years

That cracking and crunching some may have heard coming from the Community Chambers at City Hall on Tuesday was the sound of City Council members walking on eggshells at their meeting while discussing how much money they should pay themselves. But while the city’s elected officials all acknowledged the awkward position they were in, with […]

September 13, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Road work impacts Holmes Junior High

Students bicycling and walking to school at Holmes Junior High School in East Davis should keep an eye out for the next few months as construction on Drexel Drive started this week to improve it as a bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly road.

Once complete, the street that runs in front of the school will feature painted shared-lane markings for bicycles and vehicles, speed tables, bulb-outs at L Street and Drexel and new pedestrian ramps and crosswalks.

Plans also include a new separate two-way cycle track lane from Drexel to about 400 feet north of J Street up to the H Street bike tunnel, and all-new LED street lights.

The city expects construction to be complete in a little more than …

Woodland hit-and-run case set for trial

WOODLAND — An October trial has been scheduled for a Woodland woman charged with fleeing the scene of a fatal pedestrian accident in July. Kristal Ellen Sutton, 28, pleaded not guilty to the felony hit-and-run charge at her arraignment Tuesday, two weeks after a Yolo Superior Court judge ruled there was sufficient evidence for the […]

September 13, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,