Man arrested for pill possession

Davis police arrested a 24-year-old Vacaville man for felony possession of the prescription painkiller hydromorphone early Saturday. According to police, at about 2:30 a.m., an officer pulled over a Chevy Cavalier with a broken taillight near J Street and Drexel Drive. An ignition that appeared to have been tampered with aroused suspicion that the car […]

Elderly driver crashes onto railroad tracks

A 70-year-old Davis man drove his silver 1996 Lexus SUV through the fence near the Boy Scout cabin at First Street and Richards Boulevard on Saturday afternoon. According to the Davis Fire Department, just before 12:30 p.m., the man’s vehicle rolled over downed telephone poles and ended up on a service railroad track. A good […]

Domino’s Pizza clerk robbed

A man robbed the Domino’s Pizza in Davis at knifepoint Saturday afternoon. According to police, at about 12:15 p.m. a man entered the store at 2038 Lyndell Terrace and asked an employee to break a $20 bill. Once the register was open, the man pulled out a knife and took an undisclosed amount of cash […]

Police investigating fight at park

Davis police are investigating an alleged felony battery that took place Friday afternoon at Community Park. According to police, Sutter Davis Hospital staff phoned police after a 54-year-old Davis man turned up with a half-inch cut between his eyebrows. The man told police that a meeting between former roommates at the park had turned ugly […]

Festival touts green changes of every size

Allen Doyle remembers seeing craters in Alaska left behind by vanished permafrost.

On Saturday at the Cool Davis Festival — the Central Park pep rally for all things green — Doyle did his bit to fight back against climate change with his green grenade.

Or maybe it’s a green egg.

Or maybe it’s just a so-far nameless organizer for all those plastic bags that, as Doyle put it, “You can’t stop from coming into your life.”

Shuttle inches toward retirement home

LOS ANGELES (AP) — At every turn of Endeavour’s stop-and-go commute through urban streets, a constellation of spectators trailed along as the space shuttle ploddingly nosed past stores, schools, churches and front yards. Having escaped out of Earth’s atmosphere two dozen times, Endeavour’s slow-speed trek Saturday to its retirement center took it through the working […]

Lawlessness among cyclists? I have proof

I’m sitting in my $6.99 woven plastic lawn chair in the middle of a small traffic island along East Eighth Street on a stunning fall afternoon. Or as stunning as a fall afternoon can be in East Davis. My little island, which I’ve named “Motley Island” in honor both of our late mayor and the […]

Davis Democrats endorse Lovenburg, Fernandes

The Davis Democratic Club’s board of directors is endorsing candidates Susan Lovenberg and Alan Fernandes for the Davis Board of Education. “We join the Yolo County Democratic Central Committee in urging all voters to vote for these outstanding candidates in the November 6 general election,” club president Arun Sen said. “We value Susan Lovenberg’s experience […]

Grad Night volunteers meet Tuesday

Parents are invited to get in on the creative process for Grad Night 2013 at an organizational meeting from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the multipurpose room at Emerson Junior High, 2121 Calaveras Ave. Parents will learn about the secret theme and what volunteer positions are still available. “You don’t have to be the parent of […]

Deputies bust five, find 16 pounds of pot

Yolo County sheriff’s deputies on Friday arrested five people on suspicion of transporting marijuana for sale after finding about 16 pounds of pot in a U-Haul truck. At about 2:30 a.m., a deputy came across the truck parked along County Road 82B off of Highway 16 near Capay. The deputy smelled marijuana and a subsequent […]

Man who fatally beat son denied parole

A former Davis man serving a life prison sentence for the 1994 beating death of his toddler son was denied parole for the third time last week, according to the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office. Manuel Bermudez, now 42, was convicted of murder and child abuse in connection with the January 1994 death of his […]

Debate to spotlight differences on civil liberties

A liberal, a conservative and a Libertarian will face off in a debate on civil liberties Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Giedt Hall Room 1002 on the UC Davis campus. The event is the last stop on a debate tour by liberal Glenn Greenwald, a writer for the Guardian in the United Kingdom; conservative Bruce […]

UCD vets aid snout-less ‘hero dog’ Kabang

By Peter Fimrite A dog who became an international cause celebre after her snout was sliced off saving two young girls in the Philippines was examined by veterinarians Thursday at UC Davis, a milestone event in a remarkable humanitarian effort to help a canine heroine. The mixed-breed dog, named Kabang, became an unlikely star in the […]

Law school to screen film about immigrant’s death

The UC Davis School of Law will host the West Coast premiere of “Shenandoah,” Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Tumley’s look at the beating death of an undocumented Mexican immigrant. A panel discussion with filmmakers and civil rights experts will take place after the screening, which is set to begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday in King […]