Trial derailed in Davis murder case

WOODLAND — A Davis murder case was abruptly dismissed during the jury-selection phase Thursday morning after the prosecuting attorney fell ill, and a Yolo Superior Court judge declined her supervisors’ requests to postpone the trial. However, officials from the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office say they intend to refile homicide charges against 37-year-old James Elron […]

Council will make up its own mind on wastewater treatment regionalization

When the City Council rejected a proposal in December to spend up to $500,000 to study a regional wastewater treatment project with the city of Woodland, the hesitation appeared to be about the money. However, with the council on Tuesday turning down a mere $14,000 offer for a more abbreviated investigation of the regional plan […]

We Are Aggie Pride

Evan Sterk of the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh takes a sweet treat from Stacie Hoyt, manager of Cupcake Cravings, at a rally at noon Thursday on the campus Quad. The fun was part of the first International Student Engagement and Philanthropy Day; UCD’s event promoted and supported We Are Aggie Pride, a student-run group that […]

City, Arboretum seek input on greening project

Proposed improvements to the transition between the UC Davis Arboretum and downtown Davis will get a close look Saturday at a community meeting to gather public feedback on that site and the Putah Creek Parkway in South Davis. The project will feature new native plantings, removal of invasive plants, new pathways and benches, habitat enhancement […]

Parents’ Night Out set at Pole Line Baptist Church

Pole Line Road Baptist Church, 770 Pole Line Road in Davis, will host a Parents’ Night Out from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 8. The evening will include games, crafts, Bible stories, movies and refreshments. Children from infancy through sixth grade may attend. The workers are church members who have been approved through an extensive background check and interview process, according […]

Local schools pilot-testing new computer-based exams

Davis students won’t be filling in the bubbles on multiple-choice standardized tests much longer. Two local schools have participated in pilot testing of new computer-based assessments, as California prepares to switch away from paper-based STAR (Standardized Testing and Reporting) exams. The new computer-based assessments — which California hopes to implement statewide by 2014-15 — will include […]

Palestinian movie set at library

The Davis Committee for Palestinian Rights will show “Roadmap to Apartheid” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Blanchard Room of the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St in Davis. In this award-winning documentary, the first-time directors take a detailed look at the apartheid analogy commonly used to describe the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Narrated by Alice Walker, […]

‘Politics of Knowledge’ examined at UCD symposium

“Contested Politics of Knowledge in the Public University” is the focus of a half-day symposium beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 7, on the second floor of the Student Community Center at UC Davis. The event is free and open to the public. “Embedded within broader social relations, the public university is enrolled in a […]

Advisory board members needed for UCD Fire Department

UC Davis is seeking applicants for its Fire Department Administrative Advisory Committee, tasked with providing insight to the fire chief and executive staff on the needs of the community for services and programs offered by the UCD Fire Department. Work also would include reviewing and providing feedback on current and proposed Fire Department programs, services, […]

Museum highlights female winners of top citizen awards

On Saturday, a new exhibit featuring female winners of the city’s Covell and Brinley awards will open at the Hattie Weber Museum of Davis in honor of Women’s History Month. The museum is at 445 C St., in the northeast corner of Central Park. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Wednesdays. Thanks […]

Number of centenarians, especially women, grows in U.S.

By Kevin Fagan OAKLAND — Molly Greenberg loved the horse-and-buggy rigs as a child in New York, even as the new-fangled Model T car was becoming popular. Women didn’t have the right to vote when she was born in 1912, and their life expectancy was 56 years. One hundred years later, she’s had the last […]

Kindergarten registration, parent info nights coming up

Parents will register their children for kindergarten on Thursday, March 28, for all schools in the Davis Joint Unified School District, with the exception of Spanish Immersion at César Chávez Elementary. Children who will turn 5 years old on or before Oct. 1 are eligible for kindergarten. Kids who will reach their 5th birthday between […]

Missing Navy SEAL ID’d as Woodland man

HONOLULU (AP) — Military officials have identified the Navy SEAL who went missing last week off Oahu during an open ocean training swim. The Navy has identified the missing SEAL as 33-year-old Matthew John Leathers of Woodland. He was training off Kaena Point when he became separated from his unit. The Coast Guard, Honolulu lifeguards […]

Seniors seek input on group’s mission

The Senior Citizens of Davis Inc. will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday to redefine the group’s purpose and mission. Currently, SCD functions as a nonprofit organization, whose funds are used primarily for enhancing the services and programs of the Davis Senior Center. The meeting will follow the popular World Café format. Tables of […]