UC Davis Police Chief Annette Spicuzza, under investigation for her role in the pepper-spraying of Occupy UC Davis protesters, has chosen to retire, effective Thursday.
“The university does not want this incident to be its defining moment, nor do I wish for it to be (me). I believe in order to start the healing process, this chapter of my life must be closed,” Spicuzza said in a brief statement emailed Wednesday afternoon to members of the media.
Spicuzza was placed on leave after the Nov. 18 incident that drew worldwide attention, in which about a dozen protesters were pepper-sprayed and 10 more arrested.
Westlake Market is sponsoring a free electronic waste collection and recycling event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the market, 1260 Lake Blvd. in Stonegate. Details are available at www.westlakemarket.net.
Pole Line Road Baptist Church will host another Parents’ Night Out from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday. Parents can bring their infants through sixth-graders for any part or all of this time. The children will be cared for by church members who have been thoroughly screened. The church is at 770 Pole Line Road in Davis. A donation of $2.50 is asked to help offset […]
The Davis Food Co-op, at 620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host a tasting of wines from wineries with sustainable practices from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The cost is $1 per taste. In celebration of the United Nations International Year of Cooperatives, profits will benefit the Davis Parent Nursery School, a parent-run cooperative […]
Friday is the last day for business operations at the current location of All Things Right & Relevant, 1640 E. Eighth St. The store, which benefits nearly a dozen local mental health agencies, will close at 1 p.m. Friday. Then, an army of volunteers will mobilize to move the inventory and fixtures to R&R’s new, […]
Ourdoor enthusiasts are invited to join the Fly Fishers of Davis on Tuesday for a look into the enigmatic water world of Yellowstone National Park. Michael Leach will present “Yellowstone’s Lifeblood,” a celebration of the famed waters coursing throughout the first U.S. national park and the Yellowstone ecosystem. Focusing on the longest free-flowing river in […]
Woodland Healthcare is offering free monthly parenting workshops on the first, second and third Mondays of the month beginning May 7. Woodland Healthcare family therapist Roseanne Testerman Long will facilitate the workshops and offer parents the support needed to nurture their children and build a strong relationship with them. At each workshop, parents can ask […]
Join Yolo Basin Foundation docents for a guided tour of the city of Davis wetlands from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5. May is a beautiful time of year to visit the five habitat types found in these specially restored wetlands, which use treated wastewater and storm runoff to support the needs of resident […]
Bill McKibben, founder of the 350.org movement, spoke at the university on Monday. The place was packed, with all 400 seats full. McKibben is a writer and author of “The End of Nature” one of the first, if not the first, book warning about climate change. As I took my seat, I noticed a mom […]
Now that spring is here, Gerri Adler is resuming her popular downtown Davis history tours to benefit the Hattie Weber Museum of Davis. Tours begin and end at the museum, 445 C St. in the northeast corner of Central Park. Adler, who grew up in Davis, has owned and operated the Lasting Impressions hair salon […]
Retired Yolo Superior Court Judge Jim Stevens will give a talk at 2 p.m. Sunday on his book, co-authored with Judge Dave Rosenberg, “Judges of Yolo County 1850-1895.” Stevens served on the Davis City Council from 1974 to 1984 and as mayor in 1981. The program, which is free and open to the public, will […]
Prytanean Women’s Honor Society and its alumnae chapter at UC Davis will highlight 60 years of scholarship and service at a reception from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in 126 Voorhies Hall and courtyard. Included are memorabilia, refreshments and a short program at 11:45 a.m. Prytanean was established in 1952 at UCD by Dean […]
The Davis Joint Unified School District will host a community transitional kindergarten information night from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Montgomery Elementary School, 1441 Danbury St. in South Davis. Children who turn 5 after Sept. 2 and before Dec. 2 are eligible for transitional kindergarten.
Got nature? Naturalists of all ages are invited to visit the UC Davis Arboretum from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29, for a special chance to explore, observe, investigate and enjoy hands-on activities. “Who knows what plant and animal treasures you’ll discover when you drop by!” a news release said. Visitors of all ages […]