Frantic search ongoing after deadly Texas blast

WEST, Texas (AP) — Rescue workers searched rubble early Thursday for survivors of a fertilizer plant explosion in a small Texas town that killed as many as 15 people and injured more than 160 others. The blast left the factory a smoldering ruin and leveled homes and businesses for blocks in every direction. Waco Police […]

April 18, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Image leads to hunt for Boston bombing suspect

By Denise Lavoie and Rodrique Ngowi BOSTON — The painstaking work to identify a bombing suspect from reams of Boston Marathon footage yielded a possible breakthrough as investigators focused on a man seen dropping off a bag, and then walking away from the site of the second of two deadly explosions. The discovery of the […]

April 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Expect fireworks at board meeting tonight

RECONFIGURE THIS … while many of the stakeholders in the fate of our public schools have stepped forward in recent days to say we’re putting the cart before the horse, tonight the Davis school board will nevertheless hold a “workshop discussion” dealing with the concept of changing the high school to a 9-12 model from […]

April 18, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Police seek missing Davis man

The Davis Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding a 25-year-old man who hasn’t been heard from since Saturday. Daniel Brian Thompson was last seen by his roommate on Friday at their home in the 800 block of K Street, Lt. Paul Doroshov said. He texted a friend the following day, but failed […]

April 18, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Madison’s new cookbook teaches ‘Vegetable Literacy’

You’re browsing the supermarket’s produce aisle, and you see a bunch of radishes with leaves gone wild. You move on. Not so fast, says Deborah Madison, a world-renowned chef and author of a new cookbook, “Vegetable Literacy.” Not only does she outline potential uses for the radish leaves, but she explains that the leaves are […]

April 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Police establish tip line for clues in South Davis homicides

As the investigation into a double homicide in South Davis entered its fourth day Wednesday, Davis police announced the creation of a tip line exclusively for information they hope could lead to a break in the case. That number — 530-747-5439 — leads callers to a voicemail system where they can leave any clues they […]

April 18, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Chat with expert at nursery’s anniversary, sale

Warren Roberts will be at Three Palms Nursery from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4, to answer questions about landscape plants and horticulture, for the nursery’s 25th anniversary and spring sale. Roberts, 72, has been associated with the UC Davis Arboretum for more than 40 years. He has taught at Cal Poly Pomona […]

April 21, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Tour Waldorf School on Thursday

Parents are invited to tour the Davis Waldorf School at 8:30 a.m. Thursday. The campus is at 3100 Sycamore Lane in North Davis. The walking tour will last about 90 minutes and visit several classrooms, observing lessons from preschool through eighth grade. The visit will conclude at 10 a.m. after a question-and-answer session and refreshments. The […]

April 24, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Senior housing complex finally gets off the ground

Construction of Carlton Plaza Davis, a three-story senior and assisted living facility that the City Council approved more than three years ago, is finally underway at 2726 Fifth St.

Since work began in mid-January, crews have poured the foundation and erected most of the steel beams that will frame the first floor of the complex. Carlton officials project that the building will be finished by next April.

Once completed, the Carlton community will offer 108 independent or assisted living units surrounding …

Explorit: Saving spiders with art

Student artists, Explorit Science Center needs your help to save spiders with art! We know how amazing and useful spiders can be and the important role they play in our ecosystem. So help us spread the word by drawing or painting spiders to feature their great qualities and environmental importance, and submit your creation to […]

April 19, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Woodland police investigate stabbing

Woodland police say a man was stabbed Tuesday night in a shopping center parking lot. Sgt. Frank Ritter said both the victim and a witness were uncooperative when officers tried to interview them at Woodland Memorial Hospital, where the victim arrived at about 8:50 p.m. with non-life-threatening lacerations to his back and left arm. Ritter […]

April 18, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Author discusses ‘My Father’s Garden’

Karen Levy of Davis will present her book, “My Father’s Garden,” at a reading from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at International House, 10 College Park in Davis. The book is the story of a young girl who comes of age in two languages on two shores and between warring parents. She struggles to find her […]

April 19, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Tuleyome program for youths wins national award

Jeff Falyn and Lyndsay Dawkins of Winters claimed the National Kids and Trails Award last week at the American Trails International Symposium near Scottsdale, Ariz. The award recognizes their work with Tuleyome’s Home Place Adventures program. “Wow, we feel so fortunate!” Fayln said. “This program is still growing and we couldn’t be more excited about […]

April 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

DHS counselors present College Info Night

Davis High School’s annual College Information Night for juniors and their parents will run from 7 to 8:25 p.m. Tuesday in the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. The counseling staff and community presenters will address topics including California State University, University of California and California Community College system admissions policies, scholarships […]

April 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,