Motel clerk robbed at gunpoint

Davis police are investigating an armed robbery Wednesday at a local motel. Lt. Paul Doroshov said officers were summoned at 12:40 a.m. to La Quinta Inn, 1771 Research Park Drive, where the front desk clerk reported being confronted by three males who brandished guns and demanded money. The robbers fled after receiving an unknown amount […]

September 06, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Environmental update: Davis honored for trimming move-out waste

If you’ll be down at City Hall this month, be sure to check out our beautiful new award in the display case! As I mentioned last month, the California Resource and Recovery Association presented the city of Davis recycling program with the prestigious 2012 Pavitra Crimmel Reuse Award for our annual Apartment Move-Out Waste Reduction Program. The […]

September 07, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Witnesses recall finding victims of 1980 ‘sweethearts’ murders

SACRAMENTO — A grainy black-and-white video — a relatively new investigative tool for police back in 1980 — documented the grim discovery on the morning of Dec. 22. At the bottom of a secluded, wooded ravine, the body of 18-year-old Sabrina Gonsalves lay face down among the leaves, still clad in the skirt, jacket and […]

September 06, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Art in the Park on Saturday in Woodland

Woodland Farmers Market and YoloArts host Art in the Park on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Freeman Park, 1001 Main St. in Woodland. This weekend’s featured artist is Davis ceramic artist Erin Jackson, who will demonstrate how to create clay vessels from 10 a.m. to noon. Market shoppers will be able to see Jackson at work […]

September 07, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis man sentenced to eight years in prison for DUI crash

A Davis man will spend the next eight years in state prison for his role in a traffic accident in May that seriously injured a Winters teenager, District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced Wednesday. Judge Paul Richardson sentenced Rogelio Cardenas Sanchez, 29, for causing great bodily injury while driving under the influence of alcohol. Sanchez pleaded […]

September 06, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Teen who died in crash identified

The 14-year-old Redwood City boy who died alongside his mother in a vehicle crash Monday near Rumsey has been identified as Marco Antonio Barajas, Yolo County coroner’s officials said Wednesday. The teen was in the back seat of a Toyota Tacoma driven by his father, Reyes Barajas, that ran off westbound Highway 16, rolled down […]

September 06, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Tentative deal reached in pepper-spray suit

The University of California Board of Regents will decide next Thursday whether to approve a settlement with Occupy UC Davis protesters who were pepper-sprayed by police. The regents will meet at UC San Francisco Mission Bay.

Terms of the agreement will remain confidential until both sides seek approval for it in federal court.

The lawsuit, filed in February by attorneys for 21 protesters, most of them students, accused UC Davis and its Police Department of improper training and supervision of its officers resulting in the use …

UCD study finds too many variables with eighth-grade algebra policy

A push to require California eighth-graders to study algebra didn’t solve the educational equation, a new study by UC Davis professors concludes. The percentage of students who go on to take more advanced math courses as high school students is not as high as supporters of eighth-grade algebra had hoped, report UCD professors Paul Heckman and […]

September 06, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Author encourages us to start the Constitution from scratch

The Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis, welcomes bestselling author Christopher Phillips from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, in the Blanchard Room. Phillips will discuss his book, “Constitution Café: Jefferson’s Brew for a True Revolution.” Phillips travels the country engaging Americans to talk about the Constitution. Following the successful format […]

September 07, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Odd Fellows sponsor SADVC Halloween gala

On Friday, Oct. 26, the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center of Yolo County will host a Halloween party to raise funds for survivors of violence. The Davis Odd Fellows will sponsor the Unmasking Violence Gala at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. The gala will feature catering by Jen and Gary […]

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Bizarre Bazaar is a win-win for local charities

Ceramics and housewares and stuffed bears, oh my. Individuals can find these and much more at the annual Bizarre Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the University Retirement Community, 1515 Shasta Drive in West Davis. The gigantic sale includes just about everything a person would imagine that retirees would leave […]

September 07, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo County could use a few good advisers

WOODLAND — The Yolo County Board of Supervisors seeks candidates to fill vacancies on the following county advisory bodies: Yolo County Historical Museum board of directors; Capay Valley General Plan Citizens’ Advisory Board; Child Care and Development Planning Council; Commission on Aging and Adult Services; Community Services Action Board; Dunnigan General Plan Citizens’ Advisory Board; Emergency Medical Care Committee; Health Council; Knights Landing General […]

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Anti-Monsanto protest planned for Sept. 17

Protesters are planning a return to Monsanto’s Calgene research site in Davis on Monday, Sept. 17. The event is part of a larger effort to shine a light on what they say are the negative consequences of genetically modifying crops and the company’s business practices. It is being planned in conjunction with ”Millions Against Monsanto,” a project […]

September 06, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Second day of Hirschfield trial focuses on discovery of bodies

SACRAMENTO — Day two of the UC Davis “sweethearts” murder trial so far has revolved around the discovery of the slain teenagers’ bodies on Dec. 22, 1980 — two days after they vanished from Davis. At the time, Robert Repar was the night-shift sergeant for the Folsom Police Department, called out to help search for […]

September 05, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged