Months of stolen-vehicle activity in the city of Davis took a dramatic turn early Friday morning when a suspected car thief rammed a patrol vehicle that was hot on his tail, authorities said. Lt. Paul Doroshov said officers have reported a sharp increase in the number of vehicles — mostly Honda and Acura models — […]
Question: What growth bears the fruit on olive trees? Do they need fertilizer? When do you prune olive trees? Is there anything you can spray on the tree so it doesn’t produce so much fruit? Answer: Olive trees (Olea europaea L.) have been cultivated since before recorded history. They grow best in a Mediterranean climate such as […]
The Regional Council of Rural Counties has announced that it will honor Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, for her representation of rural counties. Wolk was chosen for the Patti Mattingly Award for her leadership on a wide range of issues, including her efforts to help preserve the authority of local agencies to address their fiscal problems […]
The Yolo County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Section has impounded two pit bull dogs for an attack in the Woodland area, the agency announced Friday. On Thursday morning, Animal Services impounded a tan-and-white pit-bull mix and a black-and-white pit-bull mix that were running loose in Woodland in the vicinity of West Woodland Avenue and North […]
The catalytic converter thieves are at it again. Davis police received five reports of catalytic converter thefts from vehicles on Dec. 27 and 28, according to a crime alert issued this week. Most occurred in West Davis, where the thieves targeted Toyota pickups and sport-utility vehicles during the late-night and early morning hours. “These thefts […]
A Yolo Superior Court judge was “proper” in his removal of a juror from the death-penalty trial of Marco Topete, whose bid for a new trial should be denied, prosecutors said in a court document filed Thursday. In a response to a motion by Topete’s defense attorneys for a new trial, Supervising Deputy District Attorney […]
A class in beginning calligraphy is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, in the Community Room at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. The workshop will be free but instructor Marlene Lee will charge $15 to cover materials and copy fees. The maximum class size is 12. To reserve a space, contact […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — A burst of hiring in December pushed the unemployment rate to its lowest level in nearly three years, giving the economy a boost at the end of 2011. The Labor Department said Friday that employers added a net 200,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate fell to 8.5 percent, the lowest […]
SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown made his first campaign pitch in releasing his 2012-13 budget proposal, telling Californians they must choose between paying higher taxes or accepting cuts that would result in three weeks less school, higher college tuition fees and fewer staff to patrol the state’s scenic forests and beaches. The Democratic governor […]
A SOLUTION IN SEARCH OF A CAUSE … my friend Stephen at dcn.org says he “wondered about Alan Pryor’s statement that the city spends ‘in excess of $200,000 a year to pay for labor to pick up plastic bag litter.’” … Think we were all wondering about that one and asking where we can apply […]
Music tells a special story, of love and laughter, heartache and sorrow or blessings and joy.
For Sarah Majorins of Davis, capturing these emotions in a melody is more than just a passion, it’s a business, too. She writes music for special occasions — including church services, weddings, concerts, new songs that go into albums, and more.
Working from her family’s East Davis home, she provides new arrangements of familiar hymns, as well as original material, to customers around the country, using the Internet to move sheet music and sound files back and forth.
She has long been an active musician.
“My dad (David George) is a pastor, at Valley Springs Church in Roseville. So I’ve been involved in church music my entire life,” she says.
Davis police say it was the combination of a diligent employee and an observant cop that led to the arrest of a suspected bank robber Thursday morning. Paul Michael Schmeer, 29, of Humboldt County, is suspected of walking into the Chase bank branch at 330 E St. shortly before 9:30 a.m. and handing the teller […]
The task force investigating the Nov. 18 pepper-spraying and arrest of Occupy UC Davis protesters will finish its work by early February, University of California officials confirmed this week, a month later than requested by UCD Chancellor Linda Katehi. Led by former California Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso, the 13 students, faculty, alumni and staff […]
On the national holiday that will forever commemorate him, Martin Luther King Jr. and his dream will live on in Davis on Monday, Jan. 16. The city of Davis will host the 18th annual celebration in King’s memory beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Varsity Theatre, 616 Second St. Admission is free. All community members, […]