Crash victim dies of injuries

A 66-year-old Ripon man has died from injuries he sustained Friday afternoon on a West Sacramento freeway. California Highway Patrol Officer Bryan Konvalin said Ayesh Hilmi Ayesh was stopped on the shoulder of eastbound Interstate 80 near the Highway 50 transition ramp when he suddenly veered his Toyota Sequoia into the path of an eastbound […]

Bomb squad investigates suspicious fire

A suspicious device brought firefighters and police to an East Davis intersection early Saturday morning, officials said. The incident began at about 3:45 a.m. with reports of a “suspicious container” on fire at Tulane Drive and Cypress Lane, Davis police Lt. Glenn Glasgow said. Firefighters put out the fire, but the odd nature of the […]

Shoplift report leads to robbery arrest

A Davis man faces robbery and other charges stemming from an alleged shoplifting incident that went awry, police said. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said officers were summoned at about 6:45 p.m. Friday to the Safeway store on West Covell Boulevard regarding a fight involving multiple people. “As officers were responding, it was determined that loss prevention […]

Weaver’s show opens Gorman Museum’s 40th year

Check it out What: Works by D.Y. Begay, weaver When: On exhibit through March 15; a reception and lecture are planned at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 Where: C.N. Gorman Museum, 1316 Hart Hall, UC Davis Admission: Free On the Navajo Nation in Arizona, looking in any direction from her ancestral home, D.Y. Begay sees cliff […]

Deadline extended for Golden Heart nominations

The Golden Heart Awards nomination deadline has been extended until 5 p.m. Friday. Golden Heart Awards, presented by the city of Davis, recognize outstanding Davis youths in grades 7-12 for their community service or for overcoming a personal challenge. Nomination forms are available at the city of Davis Community Services Department, 600 A St., Suite C, […]

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them are Minnie Mouse (No. 108762), a 1-year-old female, domestic short-haired. gray tabby. Also hoping for a good home is Cara (No. 112083), a 4-year-old spayed female cream and buff short-haired Chihuahua. […]

Japanese taiko drumming class offered

The city of Davis is offering a children’s beginning taiko drumming class starting Friday. This class, open to children ages 8-12, introduces students to the basic skills, form, movement and rhythm patterns of this Japanese art form. Students will learn the history and traditions of taiko drumming, as they learn traditional and contemporary pieces. The […]

California gets a failing grade on public school policies from advocacy group

By Motoko Rich In just a few short years, state legislatures and education agencies across the country have sought to transform American public education by passing a series of laws and policies overhauling teacher tenure, introducing the use of standardized test scores in performance evaluations and expanding charter schools. Such policies are among those pushed […]

Studying space travel with fruit flies

By Drew Joseph One year from now, in a lab far, far away, a group of fruit flies could unknowingly be helping to make long-term space travel safer. An experiment led by local researchers will use fruit flies to study how the lack of gravity and changes in radiation in space affect the cardiovascular system […]

Two more join Yamada’s Century Circle

Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, who chairs the Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care, welcomes the 59th and 60th centenarians inducted into her Century Circle. Katherine Kelley turned 100 on Dec. 27 and DeWitt Potter turned 100 on Dec. 30. Both are residents of Woodland. Yamada created the Century Circle in 2010 to identify centenarians […]

Measure I campaign kicks off Saturday

Supporters of Measure I, the Woodland-Davis surface water project on the March 5 ballot, will kick off their campaign at the Davis Farmers Market on Saturday. At 11 a.m., Mayor Joe Krovoza and other local leaders will speak on the Rotary Stage in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. The mayor’s speech will precede a […]

Davisites discuss The Way to Santiago

The recent movie “The Way” depicts the adventure that awaits those who travel the Camino to Santiago de Compostela. For more than 1,000 years, pilgrims have been traveling to the cathedral in Santiago, Spain, which now houses the remains of the apostle St. James, as one of the key pilgrimages in Christendom. During January, two […]

Science Café set at Crepeville

UC Davis chemistry professor Mark Kurth will discuss drug discovery and how basic science at UCD impacts the search for new medicines to treat diseases at a Science Café presentation at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Crepeville, 330 Third St. in downtown Davis. Jared Shaw, an assistant professor in the UCD department of chemistry, is the […]

Project-based learning presentation set at library

Peregrine Elementary School will present “Learning for Life,” a panel presentation on project-based learning, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16. The talk will take place in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Peregrine students and teachers will present examples of project-based learning, and will introduce […]