Tracy Caldwell Dyson, a NASA astronaut and UC Davis alumna, will give a free public lecture at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 3, in the ballroom of the UC Davis Conference Center. A question-and-answer session will follow. Caldwell Dyson received her doctorate in chemistry from UC Davis in 1997 and joined the astronaut program in 1998. […]
The retrial of a Dixon man accused of aiding his daughter following a hit-and-run accident is set to begin March 5 in Yolo Superior Court. Lorin Warren, 52, is charged with being an accessory to a felony in connection with the Aug. 27, 2007, crash that injured two motorcyclists on Russell Boulevard west of Davis. […]
Tha Dirt Feelin will perform its own brand of energetic funk, soul, jazz and rock music at Sunday’s Mid-Winter @ I-House gathering, from 7 to 10 p.m. at International House, 10 College Park in Davis. The ongoing series of informal cultural exchanges of music, spoken word, art and food features an open microphone along with […]
Acme Theatre Company invites ninth- to 12th-grade playwrights to join a whirlwind playwriting workshop starting Monday. “Intended for both first-time and experienced playwrights, this workshop is great if you are interested in writing new plays, but never seem to get around to it,” a news release said. “Together we will develop re-inventions of familiar stories, which may be performed by elementary […]
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Marine Corps says a collision between two helicopters that killed seven Marines happened on the California side of the Chocolate Mountains close to the Arizona border. Lt. Maureen Dooley with the Miramar Air Base in California says Wednesday night’s crash during training involved an AH-1W “Cobra” that carries two […]
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan police on Thursday fired shots in the air to disperse hundreds of protesters who tried to break into an American military base in the country’s east to vent their anger over this week’s Quran burnings incident. Meanwhile, a U.S. official said both international soldiers killed by a man in an […]
Da Vinci High School students on Wednesday honored the local veterans who have shared their time and memories in recent weeks in order to give those students a better understanding of the true meaning of war. Veterans of World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam War and Iraq War have been participating in the Veterans […]
STRIKE UP THE BAND … you realize, of course, that if Lucas Frerichs is elected to the Davis City Council come June, he’ll be the second former member of the Davis High School Jazz Choir to sit on the council, joining Dan Wolk, who is also on the June ballot … if Wolk retains his […]
Yolo County sheriff’s deputies launched a search for a 61-year-old Davis man in the Yolo Bypass Wednesday night after he called in a request for medical aid, authorities said. Deputy Richard Stevens said the man, who is diabetic, had been walking near the Deep Water Channel south of Interstate 80 for several hours when he […]
Rep. Mike Thompson’s office has received reports that a Sept. 29, 2010, e-newsletter sent from Thompson titled “Wine E-News from Congressman Mike Thompson” is being used in conjunction with an electronic and financial scam. The email comes from an individual claiming to be a U.S. ambassador to Ghana and asks people to send money to […]
Emerson, Harper and Holmes junior high schools have scheduled parent/guardian information meetings for incoming seventh-, eighth- and ninth-grade student planning for the 2012-13 school year on the following dates: * Emerson Junior High, 2121 Calaveras Ave., meetings are in the library from 7 to 8:30 p.m.: seventh grade, Tuesday, March 27; eighth grade, Tuesday, March 13; […]
Picnic Day conjures up many emotions for Davisites. But the one front and center in recent years concerning the annual student-run open house at UC Davis — which attracts a crowd approaching 100,000 people — is the resentment toward the abuse of alcohol and the trouble it causes. That’s why the City Council is continuing […]
Seventeen students and two alumni have filed a federal lawsuit against UC Davis over the arrests and point-blank dousing with pepper spray of Occupy protesters.
They are accusing the university and its Police Department of failing to properly train and supervise its officers, resulting in the use of “unacceptable and excessive force” that violated the protesters’ state and federal rights, including their First, Fourth and 14th Amendment rights.
Other defendants include Chancellor Linda Katehi, Provost Ralph Hexter, Vice Chancellors John Meyer and Fred Wood, UCD Police Chief Annette Spicuzza, Lt. John Pike and all of the other unnamed officers on the scene.
Davis police arrested the same man twice in an 11-hour period last weekend on suspicion of shoplifting booze from two local stores. Christopher David Barnes, 19, first got picked up at about 4:15 p.m. Sunday after employees of Save Mart allegedly caught him taking vodka, gin, beer and toothpaste from the Anderson Road store without […]