Can you give them a home?

Rotts of Friends Animal Rescue will host a Picnic Day dog adoption event from 7 to 11 a.m. at 29 Palms Pet Resort, at 34505 County Road 29, Woodland. Above are two of the dogs hoping for a new home. Maximus is a very friendly, obedience trained 3-year-old neutered male super-sized purebred Rottweiler who walks […]

Nice work if you can get it

DOLLARS AND SENSE … that was one interesting piece by Cory Golden that embraced the front page yesterday, detailing some of the many costs of last November’s pepper spray fiasco … Golden didn’t miss much as he listed the bill for the massive Kroll Report, various attorney and consultant fees, the ongoing salaries of the […]

Source of car fire under investigation

The Davis Fire Department is investigating an early-morning vehicle fire at a Mace Ranch apartment complex. Fire crews were dispatched at about 12:30 a.m. to Alhambra Apartments, 4500 Alhambra Drive, where vehicle was ablaze and threatening garages, Davis Fire Department spokeswoman Evelyn George said. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire before it spread to […]

Make a mad dash for Picnic in the Park

Rock and roll, from oldies to current top-40 songs — will fill Central Park on Wednesday, April 25, as Mad Dash plays at Picnic in the Park. The music, sponsored by the Davis Food Co-op, runs from 5 to 8 p.m. alongside the Davis Farmers Market. Band member Michael Gregory writes the band’s original material […]

Take a trip down the rabbit hole with DMTC’s ‘Alice’

Heed the White Rabbit’s advice, and don’t be late! The Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers Theatre invites local audiences to take a trip down the rabbit hole as it brings Lewis Carroll’s famous children’s classic, “Alice in Wonderland,” to life on stage. This musical adaptation features a mad tea party, talking flowers and a […]

Three hurt in Highway 113 crash

One man was hospitalized and two others also injured Tuesday when their cars collided just north of Davis, the California Highway Patrol reported. The crash occurred at about 8:20 a.m. as Donald Chester Dunn, 75, of Sacramento, drove his Nissan Frontier southbound on Highway 113 just north of County Road 29. A BMW approaching Dunn […]

City hires West Yost for $95 million wastewater plant rehab design work, Greenwald dissents

The City Council approved a $4 million consultant agreement with the West Yost Associates and Malcolm Pirnie Team late Tuesday night to finalize the preliminary project plan for rehabilitation of Davis’ wastewater treatment plant. It is the first major step in completing the $95 million project, which is necessary because the existing facility cannot meet current water quality standards. […]

City, merchants, campus strive for problem-free Picnic Day

By Lauren Keene and Tom Sakash With two days to go until Picnic Day — UC Davis’ annual open house that draws tens of thousands of people to campus and the city — local businesses, law enforcement and the university’s Greek organizations are pulling together to avoid the booze-related problems that have marred previous years’ […]

Rotary honors student role models

The Sunrise Rotary Club of Davis recently recognized 11 students at Davis and Da Vinci high schools as March’s Students of the Month. They are: * Bret Butler, nominated by science teacher Eric Bastin, who wrote, “Bret is currently a student in my biology class and has distinguished himself through both his work ethic and positive attitude. He […]

Embattled UCD police chief to retire

UC Davis Police Chief Annette Spicuzza, under investigation for her role in the pepper-spraying of Occupy UC Davis protesters, has chosen to retire, effective Thursday.

“The university does not want this incident to be its defining moment, nor do I wish for it to be (me). I believe in order to start the healing process, this chapter of my life must be closed,” Spicuzza said in a brief statement emailed Wednesday afternoon to members of the media.

Spicuzza was placed on leave after the Nov. 18 incident that drew worldwide attention, in which about a dozen protesters were pepper-sprayed and 10 more arrested.

Pole Line Baptist hosts parents’ night out

Pole Line Road Baptist Church will host another Parents’ Night Out from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday. Parents can bring their infants through sixth-graders for any part or all of this time. The children will be cared for by church members who have been thoroughly screened. The church is at 770 Pole Line Road in Davis. A donation of $2.50 is asked to help offset […]

Wine-tasting proceeds benefit DPNS

The Davis Food Co-op, at 620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host a tasting of wines from wineries with sustainable practices from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The cost is $1 per taste. In celebration of the United Nations International Year of Cooperatives, profits will benefit the Davis Parent Nursery School, a parent-run cooperative […]

R&R bids farewell to shopping center

Friday is the last day for business operations at the current location of All Things Right & Relevant, 1640 E. Eighth St. The store, which benefits nearly a dozen local mental health agencies, will close at 1 p.m. Friday. Then, an army of volunteers will mobilize to move the inventory and fixtures to R&R’s new, […]