Tuleyome hires O’Hara as fundraiser

Brendan O’Hara of Davis has been hired as development officer for Tuleyome, a regional nonprofit agency that recently celebrated 10 years of conservation work. O’Hara’s 15 years of conservation experience will aid Tuleyome’s growth as it embarks on new goals for the years ahead, said Sara Husby-Good, executive director. Tuleyome has offices in Woodland and […]

February 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fencing academy reopens in expanded location

The Davis Fencing Academy will host a grand reopening from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at its expanded Davis facility, 2121 Second St., Suite C102. Free one-hour introductory lessons are offered to anyone who wants to learn about modern sport fencing. Refreshments will be served. Classes will start at 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m., […]

February 13, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Bunco games benefit Yolo Hospice

The Yolo Cabrillo Civic Club No. 26 will host an all-sports bunco fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Holy Rosary Parish Hall, 305 Walnut St. in Woodland. Doors open at noon and games begin at 12:30 p.m. There will also be prizes, a raffle and no-host bar. Club members are asked to donate a prize. […]

February 13, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Speakers to discuss role of land-grant universities

A half-day symposium at UC Davis on Friday, Feb. 22, will spotlight the mission of the contemporary land-grant universities and what changes may be needed in university policy to better fulfill that mission. The free public event will run from 1:10 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Student Community Center’s multipurpose room. Set to speak […]

February 13, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Ask the expert: We’re fine with well water

* Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series of “Ask the expert” columns appearing in advance of the Measure I election, regarding various technical aspects of the city’s water utility and the proposed Woodland-Davis surface water project. The expert: Walt Sadler, a registered professional civil engineer in California with a bachelor’s degree in […]

February 13, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Learn about the Constitution at all-day seminar in Davis

An all-day seminar on our U.S. Constitution will be offered Saturday, March 9, in Davis. Titled “The Making of America: The Founders’ Principles of Liberty and the Meaning of the Constitution,” the program material is provided by the National Center for Constitutional Studies. Presented in an accessible manner, the program looks at the context in […]

February 28, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

A call for drastic changes in educating new lawyers

By Ethan Bronner DALLAS — Faced with profound and seemingly irreversible shifts, the legal profession is contemplating radical changes to its educational system, including cutting the curriculum, requiring far more on-the-ground training and licensing technicians who are not full lawyers. The proposals are a result of numerous factors, including a sharp drop in law school […]

February 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pope’s bombshell sends troubled church scrambling

VATICAN CITY (AP) — With a few words in Latin, Pope Benedict XVI did what no pope has done in 598 years, stunning the world by announcing his resignation Monday and leaving the already troubled Catholic Church to replace the leader of its 1 billion followers by Easter. Not even his closest associates had advance word […]

February 12, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Mardi Gras revelers brave threat of rain

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Wet streets, puddles and soggy ground greeted revelers who braved rainy forecasts threatening to wash out Mardi Gras, New Orleans’ biggest free show. Freddie Zeigler, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Slidell, La., said there’s an 80 percent chance of rain Tuesday, with showers likely moving into the metro area during […]

February 12, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Fugitive cop charged with murder

RIVERSIDE (AP) — The prosecutor who filed murder charges against a fugitive former Los Angeles police officer that could result in the death penalty said he believes the man hasn’t finished carrying out his vendetta. “Just read his manifesto and look at his actions,” Riverside County District Attorney Paul Zellerbach said. “He’s trying to send […]

February 12, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Third-alarm fire displaces apartment residents

The Davis Fire Department has launched an investigation into the cause of a third-alarm apartment fire Monday that displaced as many as 20 people. Eight apartment units were damaged in the blaze, which broke out at about 1:30 p.m. at the University Court Apartments, 515 Sycamore Lane, Davis Fire Marshal Tim Annis said. When crews […]

February 12, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: My exercise regimen soon will change

FAINT PRAISE … my friend Gabe blessed my Sunday morning with a beautiful letter to the editor that began “Bob Dunning must be extremely physically fit!.” … with all due respect for exclamation points, the man has clearly never seen me in the shower … adds Gabe: “He has a unique exercise program.” … indeed […]

February 12, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

California Duck Days features Wildlife Art Show

The California Duck Days Wildlife Art Show is on exhibit now at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. This special exhibit, which will be open through Feb. 23, features student art from Cache Creek, Davis, Esparto, Pioneer, River City, Winters and Woodland high schools. The show also includes a traveling display of the best […]

February 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Unlocked doors, windows keeping local thieves active

Lock your doors. Lock your windows. Davis police issued that message for the third time Monday after a string of four residential burglaries — and one attempted break-in — on Sunday brought the city’s year-to-date burglary count to 41. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said police are continuing to see a pattern in which thieves have easy […]

February 12, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,