Madrigals serve up holiday matinee

The award-winning Davis High School Madrigal Singers will celebrate the holidays in style this weekend with their 44th annual Madrigal Dinners on Friday and Saturday and a special holiday concert and sing-along on Sunday. Tickets to both Madrigal Dinners at the University Covenant Church are sold out. But local residents can get a taste of […]

November 28, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Decorating contest lights up downtown Davis

Beginning Thursday, 16 downtown businesses will be competing for top honors in Davis Downtown’s Holiday Window Decorating Contest. The contest will continue through Dec. 12 and window decorations will be on display through Christmas Day. The contest kicks off at the Downtown Holiday Open House, which also features the Children’s Parade and tree-lighting ceremony. Local residents […]

November 27, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Breakfast with Santa tickets sold out

All tickets for Breakfast with Santa, scheduled to take place the morning of Saturday, Dec. 8, are sold out, reports a spokesman for the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge, which is sponsoring the breakfast. A total of 360 tickets were sold at The Avid Reader and Common Grounds for the annual holiday tradition. No tickets will […]

November 27, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

UCSF lapses mean research animals suffer

By Nanette Asimov The details are chilling, even gruesome. Due to negligence or errors, laboratory mice at UCSF had toes removed without anesthesia. Several animals, including birds and a squirrel monkey, received little or no pain medication after surgical procedures. In one instance, a primate starved for weeks. In another, mice died of thirst. And for […]

November 27, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Egypt reformist warns of turmoil from Morsi decree

CAIRO (AP) — Prominent Egyptian democracy advocate Mohammed ElBaradei warned Saturday of increasing turmoil that could lead to the military stepping in unless the Islamist president rescinds his new, near absolute powers, as the country’s long fragmented opposition sought to unite and rally new protests. Egypt’s liberal and secular forces — long divided, weakened and […]

November 25, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Threats, gun lead to local man’s arrest

Davis police arrested a local man after he allegedly threatened his estranged wife and two other people with a gun Friday night. Sgt. Mike Munoz said officers were summoned at 9:10 p.m. to the 500 block of 12th Street, where the estranged wife had gone with two family members to pick up a child. An […]

November 25, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Police make arrest in September car-dealership burglary

Davis police arrested a 35-year-old Elk Grove man last week in connection with a September burglary at Hanlees Nissan on Chiles Road. Sgt. Mike Munoz said an investigation into the Sept. 9 incident led them to Jason Anthony Breen, whose home on Sharlo Court in Elk Grove was the subject of a search warrant last […]

November 25, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Crash sends driver to hospital

A 41-year-old Woodland man was hospitalized early Friday after crashing his vehicle into a tree on East Eighth Street in Davis, police said. Adrian Tucker was traveling westbound shortly after 3 a.m. when he apparently fell asleep at the wheel, veered off the roadway and hit the tree, Davis police Sgt. Mike Munoz said. Tucker […]

November 25, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

It’s tree time at Boy Scouts’ lot

Zach Slavich of Davis Boy Scout Troop 466 moves a large tree to the edge of the trailer for unloading on Friday morning at the Boy Scouts’ tree lot at Cowell and Mace boulevards in South Davis. The Scouts are selling noble and Douglas firs ranging from 3 to 12 feet at their lot, which will […]

November 25, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Boy Scout tree lot rings in the holidays

As the first truckload of noble and Douglas firs arrived at the Davis Boy Scouts’ annual Christmas tree lot Friday morning, the fragrance, cheer and chill in the air breathed life into the holiday season. Members of Davis Boy Scout Troops 66, 111, 139, 199 and 466 and Venture Crews 66 and 111 worked to unload […]

November 25, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis, Woodland leaders reach agreement on cost-sharing for water project

Davis and Woodland city leaders have reached a tentative agreement on new cost-sharing percentages for the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency project, reducing the price tag to the city of Davis by about $13 million. The surface water project will pump water from the Sacramento River, treat it and pipe it to both cities to replace […]

November 25, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Newly formed alliance focuses on Yolo seniors

Details What: Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance town hall meeting When: 3-5 p.m. Monday Where: Blanchard Room, Stephens Branch Library, 315 E 14th St., Davis Topic: Patients who are dual-enrolled in Medicare and Medi-Cal are being moved to coordinated care: What does it mean for consumers and providers in Yolo County? Panelists: Supervisor Jim Provenza, chairman […]

November 25, 2012 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Teen shot outside Woodland home

Woodland police are investigating the shooting of a 17-year-old boy in front of his residence. The department released few details about the incident, which occurred sometime Friday outside a home in the 1300 block of Colfax Drive. Sgt. Steve Sexton said in a news release that the teen had been in the front yard with […]

November 25, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Holiday magic returns to Davis Art Center

Check it out What: Davis Art Center Holiday Sale When: Noon-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 Where: Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Info: 530-756-4100, By Liz Phinney The 22nd annual Davis Art Center Holiday Sale is approaching fast, featuring more artisan vendors than ever before, more […]

November 25, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,