Storm leaves outages; motorist rescued

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Californians cleaned up Monday from a storm that hit many areas in frenzied bursts, flooding streets and freeways, zapping power and toppling trees and utility poles. Crews rescued an injured driver whose pickup truck plunged 300 feet off a snow-covered Southern California mountain highway. After the truck was spotted on a […]

Police, school officials probe alleged drug offer at Montgomery

Davis police and school officials are investigating an incident in which several young students reported being offered drugs — and called racial slurs when they refused — on the Montgomery Elementary School campus. Parent Joy Erickson said her son, who is in sixth grade at the South Davis school, had just finished lunch Friday and […]

Solicitors raise suspicions in West Davis

Concern over a recent uptick in residential burglaries had residents of West Davis calling police last week to report suspicious-looking solicitors in their neighborhoods. In most cases, the solicitors — contracted by AT&T to promote the phone company’s services — were legitimate, although a couple were cited for soliciting without a permit, Davis police Lt. […]

How do I get in on this food activism thing?

HUNGER PANGS … a few weeks back, as I was fervently reviewing stories on the front page of this very newspaper, I learned that our former mayor, Ann Evans, is a “food activist.” … no sooner had I read those words than my friend Julian called to ask “What the hell is a food activist?” […]

Employee busted for office burglary

An investigation into a commercial burglary last week led police to one of the business’ own employees. The break-in occurred early on the morning of March 20, when someone broke into the Third Street office shared by Crepeville and Burgers & Brew and stole both a laptop computer and a wall safe, Davis police Lt. […]

Lescroart to speak at National Library Week event in Vacaville

Bestselling author John Lescroart of Davis will be featured in conversation with Kathi Kaman Goldmark on Thursday, April 12, at the Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre. The event is hosted by the Solano County Library Foundation as part of National Library Week. The theater is in the Vacaville Cultural Center at 1010 Ulatis Drive, Vacaville. Lescroart […]

Wine-tasting at Monticello benefits The Belfry

The Belfry, the Lutheran Episcopal Campus Ministry at UC Davis, will host a wine-tasting event from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St. in downtown Davis. Ten wines will be sampled: five from local wineries and five similar wines from European wineries. Wine experts Michael Chandler, a sommelier, […]

Meet Woodland candidate Stallard over coffee

Tom Stallard, a candidate for Woodland City Council, will be hosted at a coffee at the home of Charles and Nancy Mack, 512 Greenwood Drive in Woodland, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday. Stallard has served on the City Council since last March when he was appointed to fill a vacancy. All voters who would […]

Y-ME attendees will hear about radiation therapy

“Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer: From Old to New” will be presented by Dr. Jyoti Mayadev at the Y-ME Breast Cancer Organization Open Door educational meeting at 7 p.m. Monday. The group meets at University Covenant Church, 315 Mace Blvd. in Davis. Mayadev is an assistant professor in the department of radiation oncology at the […]

City recruits for advisory commissions

The city of Davis is looking for volunteers to serve as members of the Natural Resources Commission (one vacant seat) and Social Services Commission (two vacant seats). The deadline to apply is Friday, April 6. By serving on a city commission, residents can participate in local government and help plan Davis’ future. Commissions serve as […]

Complete lineup for Davis Film Festival

Friday night films * “Reconstructing Jack,” by Lee Garman, 18:41. From deconstruction to reconstruction, just in the nick of time! A lost soul finds his way. * “Easy Street,” by Russell Greene, 23:30. A young, Southern lawyer goes to New York for a job interview with the country’s most eccentric and intimidating federal judge. After […]

Filmmakers show off their best at annual Davis festival

A short feature by Davis filmmaker Samantha Howard, another short by festival organizer Judith Plank, two international short films and the award-winning “Who Bombed Judi Bari?” will be among the movies showcased at the ninth annual Davis Film Festival.

The event takes place Friday and Saturday, April 6 and 7, at the Veterans Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis.

Doors open Friday night at 7 p.m. and films start at 7:30 p.m. Doors open Saturday at 12:30 p.m. for the Festival Shorts that continue through 5 p.m. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Saturday for …

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Chester (No. 104254), a 1-year-old 
neutered male domestic, medium-haired cat with an orange tabby-and-white coat. Also hoping for a good home is Garvy (No. 103618), a 1-year-old neutered male pit […]