A green advocate for blue planet

Daniel Sperling, founder and director of the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies, is one of two recipients of the 2013 Blue Planet Prize. The prize, announced Tuesday by the Asahi Glass Foundation of Tokyo, has been described as the Nobel Prize for the environmental sciences.

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

Budget items dominate Thursday’s school board meeting

Increased state funding, which will allow the Davis school district to begin reducing class sizes in kindergarten through third grade, is forecast in the district’s 2013-14 budget. Trustees are scheduled to approve the budget at their meeting Thursday, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. The […]

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

Sperling picks up environmental prize

Daniel Sperling, director of the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies, is one of two recipients of the 2013 Blue Planet Prize. The prize, announced Tuesday by the Asahi Glass Foundation of Tokyo, has been described as the Nobel Prize for the environmental sciences. Sperling is an international expert on transportation technology, fuels and policy, […]

June 19, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Sac City College Davis Center adds new services, housing option

The Sacramento City College Davis Center — in the West Village neighborhood on the UC Davis campus — has added several features as the program moves toward the first anniversary of its new building. And after several years during which just about every class offered by the Davis Center was packed to the rafters in […]

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

Exhibit celebrates Mondavi’s 100th birthday, unveils archived papers

Tuesday marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Robert Mondavi, the innovative vintner, entrepreneur and philanthropist who transformed the California wine industry and elevated the prestige of U.S. wines internationally. UC Davis, which has benefited from Mondavi’s vision, partnership and generosity, is commemorating this centennial milestone with a new University Library exhibition. The exhibition, […]

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

Per Capita Davis: Let’s keep carbon offsets in Davis

There is a problem with writing a 900-word column: it’s not possible to say everything on a given topic, especially if one is wordy like I tend to be, in a single column. Still, my last column on the carbon costs of air travel did sort of “land” (so to speak) with an abrupt thud. […]

June 20, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

G-8 summit turns focus to Syria, tax-dodging

By Shawn Pogatchnik ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (AP) — The leaders of major industrial nations including the U.S. and Russia say they are united in wanting a negotiated and peaceful end to the Syrian civil war that will produce a government “under a top leadership that inspires public confidence.” The declaration Tuesday at the end of […]

June 18, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Additional homes evacuated in fire’s path

MARIPOSA (AP) — Scores of additional homes have been evacuated, as firefighters continue to battle a wildfire near the main route into Yosemite National Park in the Sierra foothills. State fire spokesman Daniel Berlant on Tuesday morning estimated the number of additional homes evacuated the previous evening at a couple of hundred although he said […]

June 18, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Attorneys trek 700 miles to press Brown for clemency

WEST SACRAMENTO — Justin Brooks took a seat in the shade after walking 13.56 miles over the Yolo Causeway from Davis. Monday’s walk brought him to 700 miles in 51 days — from San Diego to Raley Field. “Now comes the hard part,” he said. Brooks, executive director of the California Innocence Project, and staff […]

June 18, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Is another hat going into the ring?

AND THEN THERE WERE FIVE … word has it from the far reaches of Napa County that Bill Dodd, a Napa County supervisor, plans to further stir the 4th Assembly District pot by tossing his hat in the ring for the seat being vacated by Mariko Yamada … one source who has known Dodd for […]

June 18, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Boy, 16, arrested in Davis double-homicide

UPDATE: The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday afternoon that the 16-year-old boy accused of murdering Davis residents Oliver “Chip” Northup and Claudia Maupin has been charged as an adult.

Daniel William Marsh faces two counts of first-degree murder with enhancements for use of a deadly weapon, plus four special-circumstance counts alleging multiple murders, heinous and depraved murder, lying in wait and torture.

The three-page complaint also says that Marsh was 15 years old at the time …

Forum looks at health needs of youths in juvenile justice system

Yolo County medical providers will gather to discuss and learn more about the health needs of youths in the juvenile justice system from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at the Woodland Community & Senior Center, 2001 East St. in Woodland. Hosted by Yolo County’s Probation, Employment and Social Services and Health departments, in conjunction […]

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

Sutter summer qigong starts June 24

Qigong classes sponsored by Sutter Health begin Monday, June 24, and run for 10 weeks at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. “Qigong for Healthy Weight” will be offered from 4 to 5 p.m. and “Qigong for Emotional Harmony” runs from 5 to 6 p.m. “Five Animal Frolic Qigong” occupies the 6 to […]

June 19, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Walk a mile in their shoes

Members of the Innocence Project walk from Davis to Sacramento on Monday to deliver clemency petitions to the governor on behalf of 12 people they have identified as innocent from DNA or new science, but who have reached the end of the appeals process. The three attorneys — joined by former Davis resident Toni Blake, […]

June 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,