King High grads celebrate milestone

The stage was set, as families waited nervously to finally see their graduates, and grandparents fanned themselves with programs to chase away the heat, listening to the opening music of the King High band.

Except the King High band is a rock band, and the 37 members of the King High Class of 2013 walked down the aisles to the strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” played on electric guitar.

The King High ceremony, which took place Wednesday evening at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, was highly personal, evocative of the school’s atmosphere.

For the record

A photo caption in Wednesday’s edition misidentified Davis Adult School teacher Lisa Yamasaki. She is the one congratulating a graduate at Tuesday’s commencement ceremony. We regret the error.

June 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Gee opens his mouth, inserts his foot

Seems to me our friends at UC Davis lost a golden opportunity to gain some needed national exposure for the Aggie football team by not scheduling a regular season game with Ohio State before that esteemed institution of higher learning dumped university president Gordon Gee. And to those who say the Aggies shouldn’t be on […]

June 06, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,


A range safety officer watches a thermite explosive device ignite during a training demonstration Wednesday at the police firing range on Pole Line Road. The detonation exercises were part of a post-blast investigation class taught this week by the FBI and hosted by the Davis Police Department and the Yolo County Bomb Squad. Twenty-six students […]

June 06, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Three hurt in rural crash

A two-car collision northwest of Davis sent three people to area hospitals Tuesday night, according to the California Highway Patrol. Kristin Lee Lomas, 47, of Davis, was traveling southbound on County Road 98 in a Chevy Suburban that was broadsided by a Dodge Dakota that was headed westbound on County Road 27, CHP Officer Bryan […]

June 06, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Rope tricks

Chaewon Lee and Jiyoo Won, above, are in sync as they jump ropes on the playground at North Davis Elementary School last week during an assembly staged by members of the school’s Jump Rope Club. At right, Eryn Bonner performs a Double Dutch routine. The Jump Rope Club is part of the North Davis PTA’s […]

June 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

It’s going to be hot, hot, hot this weekend

Temperatures are expected to soar over 100 degrees this weekend, with some forecasters predicting a high of 110 on Saturday. But Davis High School’s outdoor graduation ceremony Friday evening will proceed as planned, with some extra precautions being taken to ensure crowd comfort and safety. The commencement processional is scheduled to begin at 7:15 p.m. […]

June 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Top bicycle-friendly neighborhoods in U.S. can be found in Davis

Davis features five of the nation’s top 25 most “bikeable” neighborhoods, according to data published in The Atlantic Cities last month. Old North Davis, Old East Davis and the downtown core all scored a perfect 100 on the rating scale used by a private service called Walk Score to determine the bikeability of a given […]

June 07, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Supervisors: Job creation is the key to Dunnigan development

If they build the houses, will the jobs follow? That was the central question Tuesday when county supervisors held a public workshop on the proposed Dunnigan Specific Plan, which, if implemented, would be the largest land-use development proposal undertaken in Yolo County since the Southport Area Plan in 1982. The proposal, which has been in […]

June 06, 2013 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Tour Grad Night venue on Friday

Local residents are invited to get a sneak peek of Davis High Grad Night 2013 during public tours of the venue from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Emerson Junior High School, 2121 Calaveras Ave. “Parents have spent countless hours preparing this unforgettable night for the seniors, and the decorations are always fabulous,” organizers said. […]

June 06, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Yamada’s juvenile records bill advances in state Senate

Former juvenile offenders can move into adulthood without the burden of juvenile records under legislation approved Tuesday by the California Senate Public Safety Committee. Assembly Bill 1006 is authored by Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis. “Youth who have completed their court-adjudicated ‘debts to society’ should have an opportunity to start over with a clean slate,” Yamada […]

June 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Lincoln expert to speak at Davis church

Abraham Lincoln’s words are considered by many to be timeless — still relevant and on point 150 years later. Lincoln scholar and author Ronald C. White Jr. will speak three times in Davis, exploring Lincoln’s message for our times in a talk titled “Abraham Lincoln, 2013: Wisdom for Today.” White will speak at 9 and […]

June 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Applicants sought for county advisory boards

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors is recruiting local residents to fill vacancies on several county advisory bodies. For more information and to submit an application, visit (go to Government > Board of Supervisors > Advisory Bodies); call the clerk of the board’s office at 530-666-8195; or contact your Yolo County supervisor. Vacancies are available […]

June 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Per Capita Davis: Airline travel poses a dilemma

A couple of decades ago, OK, four, back in 1972 when I was an English major in college, having decided on that course of study mainly because classes didn’t usually start before noon, which was really about the time I was eating breakfast, a friend of mine had declared his major in biology. When I […]

June 06, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,