Police check possible link to girl’s death

PLACERVILLE (AP) — Investigators in Northern California are looking for a possible link between a man accused of breaking into an apartment and trying to kidnap a toddler and the killing of an 8-year-old girl about 45 miles away in Calaveras County. Police were summoned to the apartment at around 8 a.m. Tuesday after Jason […]

May 01, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Trial begins in Davis assisted-suicide case

WOODLAND — It wasn’t long before authorities concluded there was something suspicious about the death in apartment 322. Summoned by a 911 call on the late morning of Oct. 1, 2011, police, firefighters and a deputy coroner arrived at the College Square Apartments, 945 J St. in Davis, to find Kevin Gerard Seery had fallen […]

May 01, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: And now begins the ‘cactification’ of Davis

PAYING IT FORWARD … well, May Day has finally arrived, and in Davis we will mark this joyous occasion by beginning our long journey toward sky-high water rates … or as my neighbor Al calls it, the “cactification of Davis.” … but trust me, the kids will get used to ducking behind a giant saguaro […]

May 01, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Nonfiction author Feldman to speak at UCD

The University Writing Program at UC Davis will feature nonfiction author and novelist Jay Feldman in its next “Conversations with Writers” from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 9, in 126 Voorhies Hall. Feldman is the author of 2005’s “When the Mississippi Ran Backwards: Empire, Intrigue, Murder, and the New Madrid Earthquakes” and 2001’s “Manufacturing Hysteria: A […]

May 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Authors to discuss ‘Your Ideal Cat’

Benjamin and Lynette Hart will give a free public talk about their new book, “Your Ideal Cat: Insights into Breed and Gender Differences in Cat Behavior,” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, in the MU Store Lounge inside the UC Davis Memorial Union. Based on a lifetime of research and interviews with 80 […]

May 02, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Editor to discuss gay, lesbian romance on TV, in film

Pamela Demory will discuss her new book, “Queer Love in Film and Television: Critical Essays,” from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, in 126 Voorhies Hall at UC Davis. Demory co-edited the book of 22 essays that ask how films and television programs in the past two decades “play with, imitate, subvert, mock, critique and […]

May 21, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Garamendi to field questions in Davis

Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, has set dates for a series of town hall-style meetings, including one from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 31, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Garamendi will discuss issues relating to senior citizens — including proposed changes to Social Security and Medicare — followed by a question-and-answer […]

May 30, 2013 | Posted in U.S. Congress | Tagged ,

Skydiving party raises awareness of ALS

It’s not too late to join The Skydiving Specktacular crew, which will take to the skies Sunday to raise awareness and funding for research into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a fatal, progressive neuromuscular disease. Instead of starting at 10 a.m., the gathering begins at 11:45 a.m. in the picnic area at SkyDance SkyDiving at the Yolo […]

May 02, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Hear birds as well as see them at guided wetlands tour

Bird song abounds in the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area now as many species announce their territories or attempt to attract mates. Members of the public are invited to hear the chorus on an early morning guided tour of the Wildlife Area, led by Yolo Basin Foundation docents, from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11. […]

May 02, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Central Coast poet visits Davis for reading

Monterey writer and poet Patrice Vecchione will read from her latest book of poetry, “The Knot Untied,” at 8 p.m. Thursday at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. Vecchione also is the author of “Writing and the Spiritual Life: Finding Your Voice by Looking Within,” which the San Francisco Chronicle called […]

May 02, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

City leaders share budget details at public forum

Community members who want to learn more about the city of Davis’ budget are invited to a free presentation by Mayor Joe Krovoza and City Manager Steve Pinkerton from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Monday at The Avid Reader. The bookstore is at 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. This is the third presentation in the […]

May 02, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD grad a judge on ‘Big Brain’ reality show

Reality  show judges don’t come much more qualified than Christine Gulbranson of “The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius,” which premieres Wednesday at 10 p.m. on Discovery. The network hopes the show will stand out among singing competitions, Kardashians and cooking competitions with what it promises in a news release are “seemingly impossible engineering challenges.” Gulbranson earned […]

May 01, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

What’s a Watsu? Benefits of aquatic massage therapy extolled

By Laurie Loving Are your joints — especially your hips, elbows and hands — aching with the throbbing pain of arthritis? Is your body stiff and contorted with the muscular contractions of Parkinson’s disease? Are you feeling stressed and overwhelmed from juggling children and a busy career? If you are experiencing chronic pain or stress, […]

May 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Woodland-Davis water tour slated

The Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency will host a tour of its proposed surface water facilities from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, May 13. The free tour is open to Davis and Woodland ratepayers. Contact Lynanne Mehlhaff of the agency at 530-757-5673 or [email protected] to reserve a spot and receive details.

May 07, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,