Sign-ups taken for women’s self-defense course

The Davis Police Department is taking sign-ups for a five-week self-defense course for women. RAD — Rape Aggression Defense — teaches awareness and prevention techniques, as well as realistic self-defense tactics. The course is taught by Davis Police Department employees who are nationally certified RAD instructors. The upcoming series will be taught from 6 to […]

Bob Dunning: What’s ours has always been ours, right?

Sometimes in this cynical world we lose track of all the good deeds our elected officials perform in the public interest. I am here today to recognize one such public official, California State Senate President Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg, who has singlehandedly taken it upon himself to protect our right to have a losing basketball […]

Solano man convicted of two Davis burglaries

A Yolo County jury convicted a Solano County man last week of burglarizing two homes in Davis in July 2011. Prosecutors alleged that Jimmy Medel, 45, dropped off his wife at her Davis workplace, then drove around town before burglarizing homes on Stanford Place and Baywood Lane on July 13 and 14, 2011, District Attorney […]

Israel-Gaza update set at Bet Haverim

“Personal Reflections on the Recent Conflict with Gaza” will be the topic of the program by George and Hila Rooks from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at Congregation Bet Haverim. The program, sponsored by the Israel Matters Committee of the congregation, will take place in the Social Hall at Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson […]

How did we get here? A brief history of Davis water

* Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories examining the proposed Woodland-Davis joint surface water project, including project specifics, the city of Davis’ water utility in general and arguments for and against Measure I in the March 5 mail-only election. Davis and Woodland leaders established a Joint Powers Authority in 2009 […]

Bass-fishing expert speaks Tuesday in Davis

The Fly Fishers of Davis will host Trent Pridmore on Tuesday in a program on “Fly Fishing the Upper Water Column for Large and Smallmouth Bass.” He’ll concentrate on the top 10 feet of the water column with an emphasis on fishing techniques using a floating line, hair bugs, poppers and sliders for shoreline-orienting bass. […]

Author speaks about lobotomy physician

Author Jack El-Hai will present his book, “The Lobotomist,” at 2 p.m. Monday at Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave. in North Davis. The event is free and open to the public. “The Lobotomist” explores one of the darkest chapters of American medicine: the desperate attempt to treat the hundreds of thousands of psychiatric patients […]

VFW hosts fundraising Sweetheart Breakfast

The Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6949 will host its annual Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. The menu includes eggs, sausage, pancakes, fruit, milk, juice and coffee. Tickets are $10 for adults and free for children 12 and […]

Car chase, foot pursuit ends in arrest

An American Canyon man who allegedly led California Highway Patrol officers on a pursuit in a stolen vehicle was arrested Friday with the help of a K-9, the CHP reported Tuesday. Officer Bryan Konvalin said police first took notice of 26-year-old Ivan Maurice Pierce at about 3:20 p.m. Friday, when another driver called 911 to […]

Trial begins in triple-fatal freeway crash

WOODLAND — Jury selection began Tuesday in the trial of an Elk Grove man accused of causing a fiery August 2011 crash on a Woodland freeway that killed three people, including a 2-year-old girl. Gubani Roderico Rosales Quinteros, 42, is charged with three felony counts of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, each of which carries […]

Garamendi will open district headquarters

Rep. John Garamendi and his district staff will greet constituents at an open house for his new district headquarters from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at 412 G St. in downtown Davis. Constituent caseworkers will be available to help 3rd District residents who are having issues with federal agencies like Social Security, the Veterans Administration […]

Learn more about Davis water project

The Yes on Measure I campaign will host two informational meetings this week, at 2 p.m. Friday at Eleanor Roosevelt Circle, 675 Cantrill Drive, and at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Measure I will ask Davis voters whether they approve of a proposed surface water project, to be undertaken […]

Photographers phone them in

Today’s smartphones are for much more than just communicating — they can create art, too. That’s the premise behind Dave Webb’s “Saturate Yolo” exhibit at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St., and an accompanying Facebook project. Webb, a longtime Davis resident, uses his smartphone to capture various images that are on display in the […]

Dessert auction will benefit DMTC

The Davis Musical Theatre Company announces its third annual dessert auction fundraiser, just in time for Valentine’s Day, the sweetest holiday of the year. Admission is free. The auction will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive in Davis. Guests are invited to bring a dessert, […]