Learn more about gun violence

Learn more Who: Garen Wintemute, director of the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program, and Amanda and Nick Wilcox of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence will speak at a free public forum. In 2001, the Wilcoxes’ daughter Laura, a college student, and two others were shot to death and two more injured by a gunman in […]

Dozens of pro-Dorner protesters rally at LAPD HQ

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dozens of protesters rallied outside Los Angeles police headquarters Saturday in support of Christopher Dorner, the former LAPD officer and suspected killer of four who died after a shootout and fire this week at a mountain cabin following one of the biggest manhunts in recent memory. Protesters told the Los Angeles […]

UCD expert: New federal, state laws can slow gun violence

Learn more Who: Garen Wintemute, director of the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program, and Amanda and Nick Wilcox of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence will speak at a free public forum. In 2001, the Wilcoxes’ daughter Laura, a college student, and two others were shot to death and two more injured by a gunman […]

Geography to play larger role in health premiums

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Whether it’s the densely populated Southern California coast or the mountains of rural Northern California, geography is going to play a larger role in the cost of health insurance under the federal health care overhaul set to take effect next year. Health insurers are facing new rules and restrictions on how they […]

Time running out to purchase rose garden bricks

Sales of inscribed bricks for the rose garden patio next to the Hattie Weber Museum in Central Park are continuing for another few weeks. The bricks come in two colors: summer wheat and red. The summer wheat bricks are laid on the patio border and honor mothers, grandmothers and other extraordinary women. The red brick […]

Wine-tastings will benefit UCD students

Wine tasters can practice saying “salute” and “cheers, mate” at the Robert Mondavi Institute’s “Taste of the World” multi-weekend fundraising event. UC Davis professor David Block, who is also the chair of the department of viticulture and enology, will take tasters Down Under as they enjoy eight Australian wines at 5:30 p.m. Friday in the […]

Will ‘Skyfall’ break the streak for Bond?

Best original song This one pleases me no end. The James Bond film series has won only two Academy Awards during its half-century run, for “Goldfinger” (sound effects) and “Thunderball” (special effects). Rather unbelievably, no song has ever won; heck, Shirley Bassey’s smoldering versions of “Goldfinger” and “Diamonds Are Forever” weren’t even nominated. “Nobody Does […]

Trustees will consider policy increasing elementary homework

Learn more What: Davis Board of Education When: 7 p.m. Thursday Where: Community Chambers, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Watch it: Live on Davis cable Channel 17 and as streaming video at www.djusd.tv On the agenda for Thursday’s school board meeting is an item on the consent calendar related to the district’s homework policy. It’s […]

Yolo Hospice: Bereavement services offered to adults, youths

Frank Marrero and his family know about coping with loss. Eight years ago, his 19-year-old son died by suicide related to steroid use. Five months ago, his 49-year-old wife, the mother of his three children and the love of his life, died of cancer. Frank is doing his best to be strong for his 25-year-old […]

Expert in recovery from mental illness will speak at NAMI dinner

NAMI-Yolo, the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, invites local residents to its flagship event of the year — the Pat Williams Mental Health Dinner, slated for Thursday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. The keynote speaker, psychologist Frederick J. Frese, Ph.D., […]

Bob Dunning: City tries to shoot the messenger

Now they’re getting personal. In a classic case of shooting the messenger, City Manager Steve Pinkerton sent a circle-the-wagons memo to all five City Council members and various city staffers involved with the water project, attempting to discredit the Above-Pictured Columnist. Worse yet, he did it on the public dime. All this because I had […]

Youngsters invited to enjoy ‘Peter and the Wolf’

The Davis High School Symphony Orchestra and the Puppet Art Theatre Company will present a family-friendly concert featuring Sergei Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. Tickets are $5 each, available at the door before the concert. Conductor Angelo Moreno will lead […]

Diaper drive continues at clinic

Local residents can continue to help babies born to low-income families in Yolo County by supporting CommuniCare Health Centers’ third annual Diaper Drive. Donated diapers will be given to low-income families who are served by the centers’ Perinatal Program. Diapers were collected all day Thursday at the Davis Community Clinic, 2051 John Jones Road in […]

Islamic Center burglar caught on camera

Local police are seeking a man who burglarized the Islamic Center of Davis last week. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the suspect was caught on camera at the mosque at 539 Russell Blvd., where he entered the building through an unlocked window at about 1:50 a.m. Tuesday and took an undisclosed amount of money from donation […]