Jury selection in UCD ‘sweethearts’ murder case slated for July

Jury selection for the man accused of kidnapping and killing a UC Davis couple more than 30 years ago is scheduled to begin late next month. Richard Joseph Hirschfield, 63, faces the death penalty if convicted of murdering John Riggins and Sabrina Gonsalves, both 18, on the night of Dec. 20, 1980. He has pleaded […]

The final tally? It’s too close to call

Today, as our five esteemed City Council candidates take their last shots with bigger-than-life-size newspaper ads, and their campaign volunteers race through neighborhoods, literature in hand, it’s time to look into the crystal ball and accurately forecast what will happen to this city’s power structure come Tuesday night. We get to do this exercise in […]

Norwood 4-H holds last meeting of year

The Norwood 4-H Club of Davis will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the multipurpose room at Holmes Junior High School, 1220 Drexel Drive, for the last monthly club meeting of the 2011-12 4-H year. This will be a busy meeting, as both the record book drop-off and the officer elections will take place. The […]

California cuts threaten the status of universities

By Jennifer Medina LOS ANGELES — Class sizes have increased, courses have been cut and tuition has been raised — repeatedly. Fewer colleges are offering summer classes. Administrators rely increasingly on higher tuition from out-of-staters. And there are signs it could get worse: If a tax increase proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown is not approved […]

Talk on Public Safety Protection Act rescheduled

The Saving California Communities and Associated Students of UC Davis public forum on the Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act, originally scheduled to take place at 7:30 p.m. Monday, will be rescheduled due to speaker availability, an organizer announced.

Visit Quail Ridge Reserve on Saturday

Local residents are invited to visit the Quail Ridge Reserve, on a peninsula at the southwest end of Lake Berryessa, on Saturday from 2:30 to 6 p.m. The walk is relatively easy, going along hillsides of native grasses, shrubs and trees. It will be led by Quail Ridge Wilderness Conservancy executive director Frank Maurer, a […]

Meeting will review design options for Community Pool

The city of Davis Community Services Department will host a follow-up discussion on design options for Community Pool from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The discussion will include a review of three conceptual design options that emerged from the community design charrette on May 23. This discussion […]

Cool off this summer with innertube water polo

Come beat the summer heat with innertube water polo, the lazy man’s game. The program, offered through the city of Davis Community Services Department, is open to teens entering seventh through ninth grades. The program runs from 8 to 9 p.m. June 19 to Aug. 9 at Arroyo Pool, 2000 Shasta Drive. All skills levels are […]

Mental health support offered in Spanish

NAMI-Yolo, a chapter of National Alliance on Mental Illness, sponsors an ongoing support group in Spanish for those who care for a family member or friend living with a psychiatric disorder. The group provides Yolo County families with a secure and friendly environment for sharing experiences, problem-solving strategies and information about mental illness, including topics such […]

Researcher to discuss drug resistance in prostate cancer

UC Davis research scientist Anthony Martinez will give a lecture titled “Prostate Cancer Drug Resistance and the Search for How it Can Be Overcome” at the Yolo Prostate Cancer Support Group’s meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, June 11. Research on prostate cancer resistance to drug treatment is important for patients whose cancer has developed resistance […]

Dismal job market pushes Dow into 275-point dive

By Daniel Wagner Alarmed by an ominously weak U.S. jobs report, investors ran for safety Friday from new worries about a global slowdown, sending the Dow Jones industrial average into a 275-point dive, the index’s biggest loss since last November. The broad selloff wiped out the last of the index’s gains for the year. Across […]

Museum exhibit traces Davis’ votes

Here’s the ubiquitous Davis question: When did you move to town? And, did you vote for Tom Tomasi for City Council in 1978, or Marty West for school board in 1997? How about Ann Evans in 1986, Maynard Skinner in 1988 or Julie Partansky in 1992 for City Council? And what about widening the Richards […]

Watch Venus travel across the sun on Tuesday

You can watch Sycamore Park: Starting at 3 p.m. Explorit Science Center, 3141 Fifth St.: 6 p.m. to sunset Astronomers are eagerly awaiting an upcoming rare planetary event, the transit of Venus, which takes place Tuesday afternoon and will be visible throughout North America. This celestial event comes on the heels of the partial/annular solar […]

Follow election returns, news on DCTV

Davis Media Access will present a live election coverage and conversations on Tuesday beginning at 8 p.m. The show will air on DCTV Channel 15 on Comcast Davis, on AT&T’s U-verse on Menu 99 and on KDRT, 95.7 FM. Additionally, a link to a live stream of the program will be available at http://davismedia.org. Calls […]