Davisite indicted on conspiracy, money laundering charges

A Davis resident is among five people — including a Los Angeles attorney — indicted by a federal grand jury this week on charges of money laundering and conspiring to manufacture and distribute marijuana, according to officials with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Sacramento. Brook Murphy, 54, is named in the indictment along with Nathan […]

Remembering one of the old-time editors

A LONG-AGO FRIEND … Janet in Woodland kindly sent along a newspaper clipping from the Billings Gazette that featured the recent death of Joseph Richard White at the age of 72 in Absarokee, Mont. … after listing much of Joe White’s background, the obituary noted that “Joe became a journalist writing for the Placerville Mountain […]

Dean, No. 2 resign from UCD College of Agriculture

Both the dean and executive associate dean of UC Davis’ College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, perhaps the keystone school on campus, have stepped down from their respective positions at the university. Dean Neal Van Alfen and Executive Associate Dean Jim D. MacDonald announced their resignations in letters sent Tuesday to Chancellor Linda Katehi and […]

Name droppers: Davis’ Magnum is the top dog again

Magnum, a Davis dog, won the herding group competition on Aug. 5 at the Richmond Dog Fanciers Association shows in Dixon. Magnum is a Canaan dog, a breed native to Israel. He has tied or broken every breed record, and has been recognized as the Canaan dog breed winner at the Westminster Kennel Club and American […]

Explorit: Is one bad apple really that bad?

By Lisa Justice We’ve all heard the old saying that one bad apple spoils the whole bunch, but is it really true? Let’s try an experiment to find out. Gather two plastic zipper-lock bags, two unripe apples, one ripe banana, a bowl, iodine, a knife and cutting board. You can get iodine from a drug […]

Panera Bread opens its doors

A line of customers snakes out the door of Panera Bread, which held its soft opening Thursday at Third and F streets in downtown Davis. The bakery/café in the former Blockbuster building — which underwent significant remodeling this summer — will open Friday to the public. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available, featuring a selection […]

Harmony in Our Lives Award nominations sought

The West Valley Barbershop Chorus is seeking nominations for the 24th annual Harmony in Our Lives Award, given to individuals or organizations who have been significant, long-term contributors to the musical enrichment of the Davis community. The recipient is selected by a committee of representatives from the chorus and the Davis Civic Arts Commission. The […]

Friday is the deadline to enter Davis Community Idol competition

Davis Community Idol returns to town on Saturday, Oct. 6, to crown a new Davis vocal talent. The competition will take place in the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W 14th St., beginning at 7 p.m. Anyone wishing to enter the competition must submit an application by Friday. Applications can be downloaded at […]

Can you give them a home?

Sonny is a happy and friendly 2-year-old neutered male Rottweiler/German shepherd mix. He plays well with other dogs, loves long walks and would make a great family pet. Blue is a smart and friendly 18-month-old neutered male mastiff/Weimaraner mix. He’s a big, strong, handsome boy who loves attention. Sonny and Blue are two of more […]

You won’t be in a pickle at this food class

Local residents are invited to learn all about pickling at a hands-on food craft course, “Pickling the Old-Fashioned Way,” taught by Cathy Suematsu in Davis. The workshop runs from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at the home of Ann M. Evans, 526 Rutgers Drive in Davis. Evans is the co-leader of Slow Food […]

CHP will be out in force for Labor Day weekend

During this heavily traveled Labor Day weekend, California Highway Patrol officers will be out in force, keeping a close eye on the roads and enforcing the law to keep motorists safe. The three-day holiday is a maximum-enforcement period for the CHP, beginning at 6 p.m. Friday and ending at 11:59 p.m. Monday. Throughout this period, […]

Cat, kitten adoption special ends this weekend

The Yolo County Sheriff’s Department’s Animal Services Section reminds all cat lovers that its Hot August Night special for cats and kittens ends this weekend. “We still have very cute kittens and wonderful, loving cats in need of homes,” said Vicky Fletcher, business services manager. “Please give a shelter cat or kitten a new beginning […]

Book sale supports services for people with special needs

Book lovers are invited to a sale Saturday at 1209 Caricia Drive, off Alhambra Drive near Arroyo Avenue in Mace Ranch. All proceeds from the sale, which runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., will go to the Supported Life Institute, a nonprofit agency that educates and supports inclusion in the community and quality services […]

Trick roper will perform in Woodland

Cowboy showman James Barrera will be one of the feature performers at midtown Woodland’s First Friday event on Friday, Sept. 7. He will perform three half-hour shows at the Burger Saloon, 601 Main St., at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. For more than two decades, Barrera, a native of Woodland, has been spinning his lassos […]