Doing the bunny-hop

Bunnies Sophia Leamy and Katie Wydick get their dog frog Maggie in on the fun Saturday morning, above, during the annual spring Children’s Parade through downtown Davis. At left, Emily Hayden, 2, gets ready to high-five the Easter Bunny, who is riding in style on the city of Davis’ antique fire engine. The parade, open […]

For the record

A headline on Thursday’s Arts page regarding the 24th annual California clay competition exhibit should have specified that the competition is sponsored only by The Artery. The exhibit will run April 26-May 24 at The Artery, 207 G St., in conjunction with the California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art. For more information, visit […]

No trial date yet for accused West Sacramento officer

WOODLAND — A trial date for a West Sacramento police officer accused of sexually assaulting six women while on the job failed to materialize during a brief court hearing Friday. “We need a little bit of time to confer with regards to our experts” before pinning down a possible trial date, defense attorney Gabriel Quinnan, […]

Asteroids, climate, air and Cahill on ‘Davisville’

In his latest book, retired UC Davis physics/atmospheric science professor Tom Cahill imagines an asteroid slamming into the Earth. He has it strike far from Davis, but the city is wiped out by a huge flood anyway, as is most of the world by an ensuing ice age. This sets the stage for a tale […]

Bob Dunning: Flattened, not knowing right from left

Forget about March Madness, I sometimes wonder if I’m missing out on a lot of excitement because I don’t ride a bicycle in the City of Bicycles. And I’m not talking about exercise. I get plenty of that by walking just about anywhere I go in town, which is certain to burn more calories than […]

Woodland man stabbed while offering cigarette

A Woodland man reported being attacked and stabbed in the back by a group of teens early Friday morning. Sgt. Aaron Delao said the 22-year-old victim was walking on Industrial Way shortly before 6 a.m. when he passed a group of four teens, one of whom asked for a cigarette. As the victim got out […]

Beating suspect due in court Wednesday

The arraignment of a suspect in the March 10 beating of a gay man in Davis has been moved up to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Yolo Superior Court. Clayton Daniel Garzon, 20, is charged with felony counts of battery, assault and criminal threats in connection with the attack on 32-year-old Lawrence “Mikey” Partida on I […]

April date set for Davis murder trial

WOODLAND — Davis murder suspect James Elron Mings is scheduled to go to trial in late April, although which Yolo Superior Court judge will hear the case remains unclear. Mings, 38, is accused of fatally strangling 42-year-old Kevin Gerard Seery in the victim’s J Street apartment on Oct. 1, 2011. Mings reportedly confessed to the […]

Spring culture weeks / festivals calendar

Asian Pacific Culture Week Started in 1973, the week is to educate the public and celebrate the diverse Asian/Pacific islander community on campus. This year, the API(A) Visibility Project will highlight historic images of the struggles, successes and contributions of Asian Americans to the country’s history, as well as UCD students dispelling stereotypes, all week […]

Spring means festival season at UC Davis

Some of the culture weeks that have long since become traditions themselves began when groups of students banded together to make something of their own on campus.

Black Family Day, for instance, started in 1969 as a barbecue on the Quad attended by 40 or 50 people.

It began as an alternative to Picnic Day, of which black students didn’t feel a part, Sacramento State University government professor Stan Oden said during an alumni event in 2009.

Some of the culture weeks that have long since become traditions themselves …

World market losses ease, Cyprus talks continue

AMSTERDAM (AP) — World stock markets recovered from earlier losses as trading in the U.S. started, with investors monitoring Cypriot talks to get a bailout that can spare the country from financial ruin. Separately, Japanese stocks tumbled after the country’s new central bank chief, Haruhiko Kuroda, delivered his first speech since taking office. Kuroda reiterated […]

Shooter kills two fellow Marines, self

QUANTICO, Va. (AP) — A Marine killed a male and female colleague in a shooting at a base in northern Virginia before killing himself, officials said early Friday. Authorities were called to the scene at Marine Corps Base Quantico around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, where they found one Marine dead at a barracks, base commander Col. […]

School board hears encouraging news on budget

After five consecutive years of budget cuts from the state, the Davis school board heard an encouraging budget forecast on Wednesday night from Associate Superintendent Bruce Colby. Colby advised the trustees that the Davis district is probably looking at an increase in state funding in the range of about $100 per pupil during the coming […]

Bob Dunning: Maybe if we built the water plant at a school …

VOTING FOR DOLLARS … yes, we needed only 50 percent plus 1 to pass our $113 million water project, but we needed two-thirds on the nose to pass the Measure E parcel tax for approximately $110 million less … does that make any sense? … Actually, we didn’t even need 50 percent for the water […]