Vanderhoef recovering from stroke

UC Davis Chancellor Emeritus Larry Vanderhoef is making good progress in his recovery from a stroke suffered Saturday, his UCD Medical Center physicians said. “He is doing quite well,” said attending physician Cassie Spalding-Dias, an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation and director of inpatient therapy at UCD. “There is no sign of cognitive […]

City, Neighborhood Partners and Twin Pines exchange offers to resolve DACHA cases

Another series of settlement offers have been exchanged — and rejected — by Twin Pines Cooperative Foundation, Neighborhood Partners LLC and the city of Davis. The moves add yet another chapter to the ongoing legal dispute over the Davis Area Cooperative Housing Association. Neighborhood Partners and Twin Pines are suing the city, the city’s former […]

‘Sweethearts’ murder case timeline

Here are some significant dates in the UC Davis “sweethearts” murder case: Dec. 20, 1980: John Riggins and Sabrina Gonsalves, both 18-year-old UC Davis freshmen, vanish from Davis after ushering a performance of the “Davis Children’s Nutcracker,” and as they prepare to attend a surprise party for Gonsalves’ sister Andrea. Dec. 22, 1980: Authorities discover Riggins’ van […]

Dancers and flowers and bears: ‘Nutcracker’ costume designer dresses them all

Details What: “Davis Children’s Nutcracker” When: 7 p.m. Dec. 12-15 and 2 p.m. Dec. 15-16 Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Tickets: Officially sold out, but check the message board in the Vets’ Memorial Center for ticket trades For much of next week, the various rooms of the Veterans’ Memorial Center will be filled […]

Jury chooses death for Hirschfield

SACRAMENTO — Richard Joseph Hirschfield should die for the brutal Dec. 20, 1980, kidnap-murders of UC Davis sweethearts John Riggins and Sabrina Gonsalves, a Sacramento Superior Court jury ruled today after just 2 1/2 hours of deliberations. In doing so, jurors rejected defense attorneys’ pleas for mercy for the 63-year-old defendant, who they said should […]

Holiday music and gifts galore at Farmers Market

Making your gift list and checking it twice? Pay a visit to the Davis Farmers Market on Saturdays this month — you’ll find everything you need that’s local, farm-fresh and seasonal for your holiday meals and parties, plus gift ideas for everyone on your list. The market runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in […]

Drug agents bust alleged pot-sales operation in West Davis

An investigation into illegal turtle distribution led to the arrest of four Davis men last week on drug-related charges, officials with the California Department of Justice confirmed Thursday. Justin Yuanyee Fang, 25; Tony Tseng, 26; Derek Alexander Wong, 26; and Tercel Chiu-Wah Wong, 26; were taken into custody Nov. 28 at their home in the […]

Work on power poles prompts rural lane closures

Due to PG&E construction, lane closures are planned from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday on County Roads 98 and 27, northeast of Davis. This project will energize 52 recently constructed power poles on the east side of County Road 98 from 1,400 feet south of County Road 29 to 1,400 feet south of County […]

Museum volunteers honor Davis Christmas traditions

The volunteers at the Hattie Weber Museum of Davis are busy preparing for a holiday celebration that honors the traditions of early Davisville. They’re decorating a Christmas tree and filling goodie bags to give to children, recreating Christmas of 1898, when community of Davisville gathered at the Presbyterian Church on Christmas Eve. There was a […]

Food given to needy Davisites

The Food Bank of Yolo County will distribute food to eligible Davis residents on Wednesday as follows: * 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Davisville Apartments on Kennedy Place; * 11 a.m. to noon at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St.; and * 6 to 7 p.m. at the Owendale Community, 3023 Albany Ave. […]

Enjoy holiday music at Covell Gardens

Atria Covell Gardens, a retirement community in Davis, will host several holiday performances that are free and open to the public. Covell Gardens is at 1111 Alvarado Ave. They are: * The Huddys, a husband-and-wife folk duo, performing at 7:30 p.m. Sunday; * Davis Waldorf School Band, 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13; * Davis High […]

Explorit: The wonder of everyday materials

By Lisa Justice On a recent Thursday morning, a class of 20 fifth-graders trooped into a classroom at Explorit Science Center. There were no tables or desks, and only a few chairs in the back for the grown-ups. No lab coats, test tubes, Bunsen burners or any of the trappings commonly associated with a classroom […]

Coming changes in estate taxes stir ‘frenzy’

CHICAGO (AP) — Taxes that are largely a concern of the very rich will soon affect far more people unless Congress steps in. The impending drastic changes in the estate and gift tax laws are prompting a flurry of activity as 2013 draws near. Family members are making financial gifts, creating trusts and considering other […]

Concert commemorates World War I Christmas truce

Check it out What: Special holiday concert When: 4 p.m. Sunday Where: Episcopal Church of St. Martin, 640 Hawthorn Lane Admission: Free-will donation Info: 530-756-0444, info@churchofstmartin.org Local residents are invited to experience a Christmas concert unlike any other in Davis, at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin. The audience will be […]