Locals recall slain ambassador to Libya

Long-ago classmates of Chris Stevens on Wednesday found themselves trying to put together the face of the 52-year-old slain U.S. ambassador to Libya with the blond boy they knew at Emerson Junior High School.

On Tuesday, an armed mob angered by a film mocking Islam’s Prophet Muhammad killed Stevens and three other Americans who had gone to evacuate the consulate in Benghazi, according to news reports.

Stevens attended Emerson from 1972 to 1975. There, he played saxophone in the band, joined the ski team and worked on the Flame and Wasp, the school’s yearbook and newspaper.

Classmate Tanya Noda remembered the young Chris as “very quiet,” “active” and “well-rounded.” Liz McCapes said …

‘Bad Hair Bandit’ gets 10-year prison term

The woman dubbed the “Bad Hair Bandit,” who authorities say robbed a US Bank in Davis during a four-state robbery spree, was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in state prison and ordered to pay more than $33,000 in restitution, U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. Cynthia Lynn Van Holland, 48, a transient from the states […]

Art Center invites teen girls to write and publish

The Davis Art Center is offering a six-week creative writing class for girls ages 13-18, which meets from 4 to 6 p.m. Mondays starting Oct. 1. The class will offer a positive, supportive space for girls who love reading and writing and are interested in discovering and developing their individual voices. Participants will use short […]

Learn Alexander swim technique at free introductory sessions

The Davis Athletic Club is offering introductory Alexander swimming technique sessions, free to both members and nonmembers. Each session will feature a short video, question-and-answer time and interactive experiences that introduce the technique’s application to swimming with the Shaw method (www.artofswimming.com). Stephen Brown, Ph.D., will lead the sessions. He has 10 years of experience teaching […]

Winning photos to be showcased at meeting

Woodland Camera Forum members will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Woodland to display and discuss their state and county fair award-winning photos. The meeting is at Norton Hall, 70 Cottonwood St. Members will discuss how they captured the image and the processing techniques used to make the final print. Refreshments will be served, and the meeting […]

Lawyer’s injury spurs delay in ‘sweethearts’ trial

SACRAMENTO — A Sacramento judge ordered a 12-day halt to the UC Davis “sweethearts” murder trial after two of the defendant’s court-appointed attorneys said they can’t proceed without their injured colleague. Linda Parisi underwent knee surgery Tuesday after falling down a short flight of stairs in the courthouse and was dismayed to hear the trial […]

County road closures start Monday

County Road 32A between Road 105 and the on/offramps for westbound Interstate 80 will be closed to traffic beginning Monday and continuing through Sept. 28 for road rehabilitation and a railroad crossing safety improvement project. Detour signs will direct motorists and bicycles to alternate routes through Mace Boulevard and Chiles Road. Additionally, County Road 102 […]

Cookbook authors busy this weekend

Georgeanne Brennan, co-author of “The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook,” will be at the market from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday in Central Park, Fourth and C streets, to sign copies of the book.  Co-author Ann Evans will be at Davis Ace Housewares, 240 G St. in downtown Davis, from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday to […]

Retirees prepare for Bizarre Bazaar

The University Retirement Community resembles a beehive more than a retirement home this week. All hands are on deck, staff and residents alike, preparing for Saturday’s welcome onslaught of bargain hunters. On Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., hundreds of buyers will descend on the Shasta Drive community in search of a good deal. […]

Co-op hosts wine-tasting to fight child hunger

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host a tasting of “zesty, sweet and spicy” wines from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The cost is $1 per taste. The tasting will run during the the Davis Dirt’s Street Food Rodeo on Sixth Street. In celebration of the United Nations’ International Year […]

Yolo County residents saved money in first year of prescription program

Yolo County has reached the end of its first year of partnership with Financial Marketing Concepts Inc., whose officials say the community has collectively saved $157,097 on prescriptions since the collaboration’s beginning. Yolo County has 905 card holders. The county’s yearlong partners are a parent company of Coast2Coast Rx, a free pharmaceutical drug discount card. […]

Biberstein Social Action Fund grants available

Nonprofit organizations are invited to submit applications to the Biberstein Social Action Fund for grants in support of projects addressing poverty, discrimination, abuse and neglect issues in Yolo County. The fund was established in 2002 by the board of directors of Congregation Bet Haverim, the Jewish Fellowship of Davis, to honor Ernie and Hannah Biberstein, […]

Swim coach talks about Olympics on radio

“How She Really Does It,” a radio talk show with Koren Motekaitis, airs live from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays on KDRT, 95.7 FM, or by live webstreaming at www.howshereallydoesit.com. Peter Motekaitis, coach of Olympians Scott Weltz and Haley Cope and Paralympian Mark Barr, is this week’s guest. Motekaitis has been coaching swimming in Davis since […]

Slain ambassador to Libya grew up in Davis

Long-ago classmates of Chris Stevens on Wednesday found themselves trying to put together the face of the 52-year-old slain U.S. ambassador to Libya with the blond boy they knew at Emerson Junior High School. On Tuesday, an armed mob angered by a film mocking Islam’s Prophet Muhammad killed Stevens and three other Americans who had […]