Long haul

Cyclists with trailers, tag-a-longs, and other cago-pullers joined up Wednesday at Community Park for a “Cargo Ride” to Central Park to join the Picnic in the Park celebration.

King High School graduates 35

Some came to King High School for just a quarter or a semester, arriving short on credits and at risk of not graduating. Others had been there for a year or more, coping with life challenges beyond their control and often beyond what any teen should endure, but determined to earn their high school diplomas. […]

A historic clean sweep for ‘King Dan’

ONE FOR THE BOOKS … no, in answer to your question, no candidate in city of Davis history has ever swept every precinct in town, going back to the first city election nearly 200 years ago when Father Junipero Serra edged out a four-man field that included John Sutter, Jerome C. Davis and General Six […]

Driver — but no baby — injured in I-80 crash

Emergency personnel experienced a few frightening moments Tuesday when they thought a baby had been ejected from a car during a single-vehicle crash. The accident occurred shortly after 5:30 p.m. on westbound Interstate 80 near Old Davis Road, where a red sport-utility vehicle ran off the side of the freeway, struck a tree and caught […]

Emergency crews revive man following workplace collapse

Davis firefighters and an ambulance crew used CPR and a defibrillator to resuscitate a man who collapsed on the job Tuesday in downtown Davis. Fire Department spokeswoman Evelyn George said the 55-year-old man was in his first day on the job in the 200 block of E Street when he collapsed shortly after 11:30 a.m. […]

Report blasts handling of Occupy Berkeley protests

By Terence Chea SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A report released Wednesday criticizes the use of batons by campus police against student demonstrators during Occupy protests at UC Berkeley last fall. In its report, the campus Police Review Board committee said members were particularly disturbed by the repeated striking of some protesters during the Nov. 9, 2011, crackdown. Police jabbed and […]

Choreographed chaos

Students at Patwin Elementary School dance to “Jai Ho” from the movie “Slumdog Millionaire” in a flashmob dance performance Wednesday for retiring Principal Michelle Flowers. All 400-plus students secretly learned the dance, choreographed by Denise Mathieu of Fiesta Dance n’ Fitness, and surprised Flowers with the performance. Wednesday also was Beach Day, so kids looked […]

Per Capita Davis: Is this a great town, or what?

Is this a great town, or what? Even after living here for 30-plus years I keep finding new reasons to be impressed. We may not live near the ocean, or enjoy the clear mountain air, but this is a special place. A NON-TAXABLE BIKE RIDE: On May 5, Davis Waste Removal held a free shredding […]

Blanket makers gather next week

Project Linus of Yolo County will meet for its monthly gathering from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The group makes and distributes gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans created by volunteers to provide love, warmth and security to needy children in our community. The […]

A gap in college graduates leaves some cities behind

By Sabrina Tavernise DAYTON, Ohio — As cities like this one try to reinvent themselves after losing large swaths of their manufacturing sectors, they are discovering that one of the most critical ingredients for a successful transformation — college graduates — is in perilously short supply. Just 24 percent of the adult residents of metropolitan […]

Davis Adult School has summer offerings

The Davis Adult School has scheduled a summer program that includes classes in Pilates, yoga, zumba, salsa dancing, Spanish, French, beading, Adobe Photoshop and reading and writing for advanced learners of English as a second language. Classes will meet in July; some are twice a week. “For years, we have been asked to have summer […]

Summer choir camp begins next week

Janie Howard Knudsen, director of the Davis Children’s Chorale, invites youths ages 8-14 to apply for a summer choir camp that runs weekly from June 11 through July 20. In addition to lots of songs, the camp will feature games and crafts. Singers of all skill levels are welcome. The four hours of instruction per […]

Apply to be a Davis Flea Market vendor

The Davis Flea Market has a free online application for Davis residents who are interested in participating in the next event as vendors. “We encourage applicants with garage sale-type items and handmade goods to apply for a booth at www.davisfleamarket.org/apply,” a news release said. The next market will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. […]

Google adds warning of ‘state-sponsored attacks’

BEIJING (AP) — Google said Wednesday that it has added a feature to warn users whose accounts it believes are targets of “state-sponsored attacks,” but the Internet giant did not cite a specific government. Google Inc., however, closed its search engine in China in 2010 after saying it no longer wanted to cooperate with Beijing’s […]