Police: Man tossed from The Grad kicked cop

Davis police arrested a 28-year-old man early Saturday after he refused to leave The Davis Graduate and later allegedly kicked an officer. According to Sgt. Mike Munoz, at about 1 a.m. Jason McComic, 28, of Rancho Cordova, was thrown out of the bar at 805 Russell Blvd. for spitting on women. He refused to leave, […]

Tech Trek hooks girls with math and science at just the right time

During the 1990s, when researchers began reporting that girls seemed to lose interest in math and science right around the seventh grade, the California chapters of the American Association of University Women decided to do so something about it. Starting with the first Tech Trek camp at Stanford University in 1998, AAUW combined hands-on lessons in math […]

Friends gather to honor Julie

Julie Partansky loved to spend time at the wildlife pond area of Northstar Park, taking in the night sky, or watching the ducks. So perhaps it’s only fitting that the area would become a permanent memorial to the former mayor of Davis, who died in 2009 at the age of 61. Across the bike path […]

Parolee flees Woodland police after failed robbery

Woodland police on Saturday arrested a 38-year-old Ohio man after he allegedly tried to grab a woman’s purse, then attempted to escape capture. John Smith, on parole in his home state, was arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery, battery, evading a peace officer and driving a stolen vehicle. According to police, officers responded to calls […]

Strangers try to lure boy into van

Strangers attempted to lure an 11-year-old boy into a green Ford van on Thursday in the area of Halcon Place in Lake Alhambra Estates. According to Davis police, just after 1 p.m. a man and woman in their 60s pulled up in the van and asked the boy to get inside. He refused and pedaled […]

Officer firing bean bags stops man cutting neck

A California Highway Patrol officer firing bean bags from a shotgun stopped a man from continuing to cut his own neck on Thursday in Brooks. According to the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department, at about 8:15 p.m. a deputy approached a man at the Brooks Mini Mart. The man took from his truck a three-inch folding […]

It’s red, white and blue time for Davis!

With so many activities packed into the city of Davis’ Fourth of July celebration, residents will look forward to sitting back and watching the fireworks Wednesday evening.

“This is going to be a very exciting year,” said Carrie Dyer, a city of Davis community services supervisor. “The city is working with the Davis Live Music Collective to arrange a great lineup of music and entertainment, including a 90-minute set by Dave Alvin and the Guilty Ones, who will kick-start the fireworks show by singing his famous ‘Fourth of July’ song.

“I always look forward to seeing the Davis community come together in celebration,” she added.

Festivities kick off bright and early …

Davis Schools Foundation drive enters home stretch

The Davis Schools Foundation spring campaign is just days away from culmination as organizers hope to reach their $500,000 goal. More than $200,000 has been raised so far. Families, business supporters, relatives and friends of the Davis schools are invited to visit the foundation’s booth in Community Park on the Fourth of July and donate […]

Donate blood at St. James drive

St. James Catholic Church will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, July 8, in the church’s memorial center, 1275 B St. Donors can earn reward points that can be redeemed for Baskin-Robbins ice cream or other treats. Donors also may be entered into a drawing for a chance to win […]

Y-ME features talk on lymphedema

The Y-ME open door educational meeting for breast cancer patients and survivors will feature a talk on “Lymphedema: Treatment and Risk Reduction” on Monday, July 9. The speaker will be John Vanderbilt Jr. of Vanderbilt Physical Therapy and Lymphedema in Sacramento and Roseville. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the University Covenant Church, […]

Free museum access honors military service

Active-duty military personnel and their families are invited to tour the Gibson House Yolo County Historical Museum for free on the first Saturday and the last Sunday of each month. The museum once again is participating in the Blue Star Museums Program, which offers free admission to more than 1,500 museums across America to active-duty […]

Puntillo honored as Veteran of the Year

Ted Puntillo, a Davis resident and Solano County’s veterans services officer, was recognized as the 2012 Veteran of the Year for the 8th Assembly District on June 28. Puntillo was honored by Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, and other members of the Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee during the fifth annual veterans recognition celebration at the Sacramento […]

Congress approves $127B student loan, transportation package

By Jonathan Weisman Congress gave final approval Friday to legislation that combines a two-year transportation measure with bills to extend subsidized student loans and revamp federal flood insurance, wrapping up a bruising session with measures that will be popular on the campaign trail. The final $127 billion package angered fiscal conservatives and liberal environmentalists alike, […]

Mystery man identified as UC Davis grad

By Vivian Ho For almost a month, he was a mystery. A man in tattered clothing arrested for stealing frozen pizzas and candy bars at a Daly City grocery store. A man who didn’t utter a single word as he was bounced from jail to mental wards while investigators struggled to identify him. On Friday, he […]