Scofflaw bicyclists give all a bad name

In this wonderful city we call Davis, there is only one subject that’s off limits when it comes to criticism. That subject is bicycles. Dare to say anything critical about this city’s bicyclists and the God of Two-Wheelers will come out of the sky to strike you down. The other day I noted in this space […]

Davis celebrates its birthday Wednesday

Davis Mayor Joe Krovoza will recognize the 95th anniversary of the founding of the city of Davis on Wednesday, March 28, at 6:15 p.m. in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. The historical presentation will take place on the raised berm where bands regularly play at Picnic in the Park. On March 20, 1917, 404 […]

UC president to act on executive pension demand

By Nanette Asimov BERKELEY — University of California President Mark Yudof, who spoke out last year against a threatened lawsuit by 36 executives demanding fatter pensions for UC’s best-paid employees, will ask the regents on Thursday to rescind the 13-year-old policy that began it all. The legal threat has been dormant for more than a year after an unusual alignment […]

UCD won’t name second pepper-spray officer

In the viral video of campus police clearing an Occupy UC Davis encampment on Nov. 18, two officers are shown dousing seated, unarmed protesters with pepper spray.

The name of the first — Lt. John Pike — is widely known.

Both UC Davis and the University of California have refused to name the other officer, though, because of the possibility of threats to the officer’s safety.

They have done so even as UC attorneys argue in court that reports detailing the incident should be released to the public.

Campus gears up for book project

The UC Davis Campus Community Book Project is building toward a visit by author Sherman Alexie. This year’s selection is “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,” Alexie’s award-winning, semi-autobiographical novel. His visit on Wednesday, April 11, follow’s UCD’s 40th annual Powwow and Native American Culture Days. “Part-Time Indian,” written for young adults, won the National […]

Youmans furthers his leadership in neurological surgery

The first holder of the Julian R. Youmans Endowed Chair in the department of neurological surgery in the UC Davis School of Medicine is J. Paul Muizelaar, professor, chair and training program director. The chair was established through an endowment from Julian R. Youmans, the department’s founding chair. Youmans is a leader in the field of neurological surgery and also […]

Free veterans forum planned Saturday

Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada will host a free event for veterans who would like to learn about and apply for state and federal benefits earned through their military service. The forum, offered in partnership with the Yolo County Veterans Coalition, will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 […]

Veterans honor outstanding police officers, firefighters

Local veterans paid tribute to others who run toward danger — police and firefighters — at the VFW’s annual awards banquet Saturday. The light-hearted evening got off to a rousing start as VFW Post 6949 chaplain Fred Bryner, who tended bar at the event, led the assembly in a prayer before dinner, quipping that he […]

Workplace equality battle recalled with Wolk’s award

In 1976, Alicia Mosqueda and a group of nearly 100 female cannery workers filed a class action lawsuit against California’s canneries, citing employment discrimination against women and seasonal workers. Thirty-six years later, the Woodland resident, now 86, is being honored by state Sen. Lois Wolk for her work to promote equality in the workplace. Wolk, […]

Yolo Mambo plays Friday in Winters

YoloMambo, a quartet specializing in spicy Latin, blues and pop, will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at RootStock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. Composed of Catherine LeBlanc on vocals, Phil Summers on the nylon-string guitar, Carla Campbell on percussion and Steve O’Neill on the upright bass, Yolo Mambo’s sound brings to mind […]

Project seeks tales of UC tuition hike’s impact

A new project from the UC Davis Institute for Exploration in Theatre, Dance and Performance hopes to collect stories from families who have been affected by University of California tuition increases. The project is seeing to “uncover and share these stories of resilience, courage, hardship and struggle — the realities of everyday life in difficult […]

The Work Shop helps build productive people

While living in North Carolina, Vinci Daro tried to get work done at coffee shops between picking up the children and doing the laundry. Later, she was introduced to the idea of coworking — where individuals “rent” a desk or space in an office — and soon found herself being productive. When her family moved […]

‘Last Thursday’ book sale at Woodland Library

The Friends of the Woodland Public Library will host their “Last Thursday” book sale from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the library, 250 First St. in Woodland. All paperback fiction will be buy one, get one free. All of the proceeds go directly to support the library. For more information, visit

UCC Kids’ Choir performs Bible story musical

“Rescue in the Night,” a children’s musical based on the Bible story of Daniel and the lion’s den, will be presented this weekend at University Covenant Church. Sung by the 60-member UCC Kids’ Choir and directed by Carol Loscutoff and Nancy Streeter, performances are at 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the church, […]