Man who fatally beat son denied parole

A former Davis man serving a life prison sentence for the 1994 beating death of his toddler son was denied parole for the third time last week, according to the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office. Manuel Bermudez, now 42, was convicted of murder and child abuse in connection with the January 1994 death of his […]

October 13, 2012 | Posted in Local News

Debate to spotlight differences on civil liberties

A liberal, a conservative and a Libertarian will face off in a debate on civil liberties Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Giedt Hall Room 1002 on the UC Davis campus. The event is the last stop on a debate tour by liberal Glenn Greenwald, a writer for the Guardian in the United Kingdom; conservative Bruce […]

October 14, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

UCD vets aid snout-less ‘hero dog’ Kabang

By Peter Fimrite A dog who became an international cause celebre after her snout was sliced off saving two young girls in the Philippines was examined by veterinarians Thursday at UC Davis, a milestone event in a remarkable humanitarian effort to help a canine heroine. The mixed-breed dog, named Kabang, became an unlikely star in the […]

October 14, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Law school to screen film about immigrant’s death

The UC Davis School of Law will host the West Coast premiere of “Shenandoah,” Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Tumley’s look at the beating death of an undocumented Mexican immigrant. A panel discussion with filmmakers and civil rights experts will take place after the screening, which is set to begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday in King […]

October 14, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Cruise-In to Davis classic car show

Classic cars will be in the spotlight at the last Davis Cruise-In of the season, from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at The Marketplace shopping center, at Covell Boulevard and Sycamore Lane in Davis. Admission is free. Those who display a classic vehicle also are eligible for raffle prizes. For more information, call Ron at 530-220-1973.

October 14, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

NAMI support group meets Oct. 24

The NAMI-Yolo Family Support Group is for friends and caregivers of those suffering from severe mental illness. It meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month and offers a caring and confidential environment in which to share coping strategies and insights when faced with the challenges of mental illness in a family member. A trained NAMI-Yolo […]

October 16, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Republicans welcome debate watchers

The Yolo County Republican Association will host a presidential debate-watching party Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Sudwerk, 2001 Second St. in Davis. All are welcome to watch and discuss.

October 14, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Woodland history book authors will speak

Authors Robin Datel, Dennis Dingemans and Thomas Krabacher will speak about their book on the history of Woodland at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in the Leake Room at the Woodland Public Library, 250 First St. The authors will talk about how the city’s history reflects its connection to local agriculture, its proximity to Sacramento, […]

October 21, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Start your shopping early at Mondavi Center gift shop

The Friends of Mondavi, a volunteer organization that support the center’s arts education and outreach, will again open the center’s gift shop in the main lobby from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 20. A large array of holiday-themed and gift-giving items will be available for purchase to get an early start on holiday shopping. […]

October 14, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Artober continues with art workshops, poetry, music, Jazz Beat Festival

Davis Downtown continues its 31 straight days of creativity during the business association’s first-ever monthlong Artober. Downtown businesses have been joined by other organizations throughout the community and at UC Davis to sponsor daily art events to help commemorate National Arts and Humanities Month. The Pence Gallery is showcasing an open artist studio setting all […]

October 14, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Propositions 30 and 38 at a glance

SACRAMENTO — Details of propositions 30 and 38 on the Nov. 6 ballot: Proposition 30 (Gov. Jerry Brown’s initiative): Who pays: Individuals with taxable income above $250,000 will pay higher income tax rates, on a sliding scale, for seven years. All Californians, regardless of income level, will pay a quarter-cent higher sales tax rate for […]

October 14, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Our Sunday best — Tax talk: A clear and detailed explanation of the upcoming ballot measures

Davis voters face decisions on local, statewide proposals that would fund schools Should people pay higher taxes in order to provide more funding to the public schools, which have taken hit after hit financially during the long-running state budget crisis? Davis-area voters will face three different ballot measures that would impose taxes to support the […]

October 14, 2012 | Posted in Our Sunday Best | Tagged ,

How did Props. 30 and 38 end up on the same ballot?

How did two competing statewide ballot measures, both intended to fund public education, end up on the same ballot? Actually, three competing measures originally were headed for the Nov. 6 ballot: * Gov. Jerry Brown’s Proposition 30, with support from the California Teachers Association; * A “Millionaire’s Tax” supported by the California Federation of Teachers […]

October 14, 2012 | Posted in Our Sunday Best | Tagged ,

Garden Doctor: How to keep an old olive tree alive

Coming up * Fall gardening workshops and plant sale: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 20, Woodland Community College, 2300 E. Gibson Road. Free classes on bee-friendly gardening, edible landscaping and backyard and worm composting * Davis Fall Festival: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, Central Park, Third and C streets. Plant sales, exhibits, fun for all ages […]

October 14, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,