Saylor meets constituents at Peet’s

Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor will hold open “office hours” from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Peet’s Coffee & Tea at The Marketplace, 1411 W. Covell Blvd. in Davis. The purpose of this session is to listen to community concerns and questions about county issues and operations. Saylor can be reached on Yolo County […]

March 29, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Easter eggs and penny postcards at Hattie Weber Museum

On Saturday, the Hattie Weber Museum of Davis will offer Davis children the opportunity to find a jelly bean-filled Easter egg hidden in the museum. For adults, there is a special exhibit of Easter penny postcards. Dora Schlosser lived in Blacks Station (now Zamora) between 1910 and 1913. She saved postcards sent to her from […]

March 29, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Economy expands at 0.4 percent rate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a slightly faster but still anemic rate at the end of last year. However, there is hope that growth accelerated in early 2013 despite higher taxes and cuts in government spending. The economy grew at an annual rate of 0.4 percent in the October-December quarter, the Commerce […]

March 28, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Officials check broken rods on Bay Bridge

OAKLAND (AP) — State transportation officials in California are investigating why nearly three dozen threaded steel rods on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge snapped when workers tightened the fittings. The rods — up to 16 feet long and as thick as a man’s thigh — connect the bridge deck to […]

March 28, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Garzon has bail raised to $520,000

Parisi countered this week with an opposition motion that noted Garzon’s cooperation with law enforcement and included letters from a gay uncle, neighbor and family friend who asserted that the young man was raised to embrace diversity and tolerance.

In court Wednesday, she dismissed the anti-gay slurs Garzon allegedly hurled during the attack as slang terms that “occur quite commonly” among young people in today’s society.

“It is certainly not an expression of hate,” Parisi said. She called the beating “a very tragic event.”

Calling Garzon a “serious public safety risk,” Beronio ordered …

Bob Dunning: Pumping sewage uphill’s no easy task

THE SLIPPERY SLOPE OF SEWAGE … I am stunned that the Davis City Council at its most recent meeting gave a thumbs down to partnering with the fine city of Woodland on sewage treatment … or, as Tom Sakash so ably described it on these very pages, the project “would have had Davis flush its […]

March 28, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Big-rig crash closes I-5 near Woodland

Interstate 5 east of Woodland was shut down for several hours Wednesday night after two big rigs and a passenger vehicle collided on the Elkhorn Causeway, the California Highway Patrol reported. The collision occurred at about 5:30 p.m. when one rig rear-ended another, sending the front rig into the passenger car, Officer Bryan Konvalin said. […]

March 28, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged , ,

Beating defendant in custody

Beating suspect Clayton Garzon is handcuffed by Yolo County sheriff’s deputies following his bail hearing Wednesday in Yolo Superior Court. His bail was increased to $520,000. Garzon faces three felony charges: battery with serious bodily injury, assault with means of force likely to produce great bodily injury and threats to commit a crime resulting in […]

March 28, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Council appoints subcommittee to reform advisory commissions

The city’s 23 advisory commissions could receive a bit of a shake-up in the near future, as the City Council on Tuesday appointed a subcommittee to review the various groups and to offer up reform ideas. Council members Lucas Frerichs and Brett Lee will analyze everything from the way new members are appointed to the […]

March 28, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

FFA plant sale slated April 26-27

The Davis High School Future Farmers of America and the school’s ag department will have a plant sale on Friday, April 26, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 27, from 9 to 11 a.m. The sale will take place in the Davis High School greenhouse, on the Oak Avenue side of the campus […]

April 18, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

School district seeks parent input on DHS principal selection

The Davis Joint Unified School District is in the process of selecting a new principal for Davis High School and seeks community input on desired skills and attributes for the new leader. The district will hold parent/community stakeholders meetings on Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Davis High School library, 315 W. 14th […]

April 09, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Name droppers: SADVC staffer has a ‘Heart for Children’

Celina Alvarez received the Rotary Club of Davis’ “Have a Heart for Children” award at the club’s recent Big Night fundraiser for its Child Abuse Prevention Program. Alvarez has worked at the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center for Yolo County for several years and is responsible for the care and nurturing of the children who […]

March 28, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Get ready for Chávez Bike Swap

César Chávez Elementary School is putting a new twist on a popular annual event as it debuts a Bike Swap from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at the school, 1221 Anderson Road. Organizers are modeling the Bike Swap on the successful Davis High School Ski Swap, at which gently used ski/snow equipment […]

April 07, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Mindfulness from meditation linked to lower stress hormone

Focusing on the present rather than letting the mind drift may help to lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol, suggests new research from the Shamatha Project at UC Davis. The ability to focus mental resources on immediate experience is an aspect of mindfulness, which can be improved by meditation training. “This is the first […]

March 29, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,