Nominations sought for 2013 Davis High School Hall of Fame

The Davis High School Blue & White Foundation is seeking nominations of outstanding individuals, teams and groups to be considered for induction into the Davis High School Hall of Fame. The deadline is Friday, March 15. Categories include alumni at large, alumni athletics, alumni fine arts, DHS faculty and staff and friends and benefactors of DHS. All eligible […]

Radio show looks at over-50 job market

Michele Woodward, an executive coach, career strategist and author, will take about work for those over 50 years old on “How She Really Does It,” a radio talk show with Koren Motekaitis, which airs from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays on KDRT 95.7 FM or by live webstreaming at Many have a limiting belief that […]

Animal behaviorist at library

Veterinarian, animal behaviorist and author Sophia Yin will speak on her step-by-step program for improving our understanding of dogs and their behavior from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Yin, who will speak in the Blanchard Room, makes animal behavior house calls, works at […]

Bob Dunning: Aggies scatter to the four winds

THE EXODUS BEGINS … one of the difficult parts of a regime change in college football is that longtime assistant coaches frequently lose their jobs … UC Davis has generally been immune to such personnel shuffles over the years because it always hired from within … No more … as part of the hiring of […]

Coldest temps of winter expected next few nights

HANFORD (AP) — Forecasters are warning farmers that a cold front moving into Northern California will be bringing with it some of the coldest temperatures of the winter during the next few nights. The National Weather Service says as the front approaches the San Joaquin Valley, temperatures will drop down to the 40s late Wednesday […]

State budget buoyed by voter-OK’d tax hikes

SACRAMENTO (AP) — After years of double-digit deficits and billions in budget cuts, California’s fiscal outlook is looking brighter. Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday will propose his third budget since reclaiming the governor’s office. It’s expected to be the first time in many years that the nation’s most populous state does not face drastic budget […]

City, Neighborhood Partners and Twin Pines reach settlement, forge resolution to DACHA case

After six years of legal back-and-forth, the city of Davis, Twin Pines Cooperative Foundation and Neighborhood Partners LLC have finally reached a binding settlement that globally resolves the dispute over the Davis Area Cooperative Housing Association Wednesday. Twin Pines, the nonprofit cooperative financier that fronted cash to help start DACHA, and Neighborhood Partners — DACHA’s […]

Home burglaries on the rise again

Like 2012, 2013 is getting under way with a rash of residential burglaries being reported in the city of Davis, police say. Between Dec. 31 and Wednesday, the Davis Police Department received eight reports of home break-ins — three of which were interrupted by residents who were at home at the time, Lt. Glenn Glasgow […]

Rescued pup almost ready for new home

He’s a mix of mastiff and hound, it turns out.

Even Renee Lancaster, who knows her dogs, couldn’t tell what breed Doogie was when the starving pooch arrived at her Rotts of Friends animal rescue compound last November.

He was little more than skin and bones, weighing in at about 45 pounds — roughly 25 pounds shy of a healthy weight. He suffered from a heart murmur, inflamed ears, crusted-over eyes, and a hairless body brought on by severe malnutrition.

Lancaster, who has trained and rescued dogs for three decades, called Doogie’s sad appearance “one of the worst cases of animal abuse I’ve seen.”

Judge OKs $1 M pepper-spray settlement

SACRAMENTO — A federal judge on Wednesday signed off on a $1 million settlement between UC Davis and Occupy protesters pepper-sprayed or arrested on Nov. 18, 2011. U.S. District Court Judge John A. Mendez praised both sides for coming to an agreement, the terms of which were first announced in September, calling the settlement “a more […]

News sources: Moroski headed to College of Idaho

UC Davis assistant football coach Mike Moroski was set to be announced as the new head football coach for the College of Idaho at 11 a.m. today, according to multiple Idaho news agencies. The 1979 UCD graduate has been on staff since 1988 with former head coach Bob Biggs, who retired after the 2012 season. […]

Train hits car; driver arrested on suspicion of DUI

A Sacramento man was arrested on drunken-driving charges Sunday after his car became lodged on railroad tracks east of Davis and was struck by a train, the California Highway Patrol reported Tuesday. At about 12:30 a.m. Sunday, a train traveling on the Union Pacific Railroad lines hit the Nissan Altima that was disabled on the […]

Bob Dunning: A car-sharing business in which the cars are shared

ZIPPING ALONG … now that Avis has gobbled up Zipcar – city of Davis contract and all – some folks are searching for other ways to “share” their cars … Daniel writes to ask if I’ve heard of “RelayRides,” which he says is exactly what Zipcar should have been all along … “Car owners list […]