Two robbed at gunpoint in downtown area

Two people reported being robbed at gunpoint Sunday night in downtown Davis, police said. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the victims were walking westbound on Second Street near A Street at about 10:05 p.m. when they were stopped by two men who brandished a silver handgun and demanded their property. They handed over cell phones, a […]

October 23, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

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 Jasper (No. 111098), a 3-month-old neutered male Jack Russell terrier. Also hoping for a good home is Alanna (No. 105720), an 18-month-old spayed female gray tabby cat who is a […]

October 23, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Victim in fatal Woodland collision identified

The Woodland man who was struck and killed while trying to walk across Highway 113 in Woodland has been identified as 49-year-old Stephen Allen Wilson, Yolo County coroner’s officials said. California Highway Patrol officers reported that Wilson was collecting aluminum cans with another man when they attempted to cross the freeway south of Gum Avenue. […]

October 23, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

History, politics, race, society and 2012 election discussed at WCC

Woodland Community College faculty members will examine statewide propositions and other election issues on the Nov. 6 ballot at a panel discussion from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, on campus. The event will take place in the Community Room in the 800 building; the college is at 2300 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. […]

October 24, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Tickets available for Madrigal Monster Bash

Tickets are still available for the fourth annual Monster Bash Halloween Costume Party that runs from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. In addition to hauntings, the evening features dancing to the live music of the classic rock band, Custom Neon. Tickets are $20 in […]

October 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis Media Access: Shoveling swiftly shifting sands

Years ago, our organization ran a single public access channel and used it to help individuals and organizations who didn’t have access to media. Our emphasis was on maintaining a free speech platform, with access for all. It was good work, and I look back and can’t help but think things were simpler then. Today, […]

October 26, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Church recognized for environmental stewardship

Two interfaith organizations have recognized Davis United Methodist Church’s achievements in environmental stewardship. Earth Ministry, a national environmental organization with headquarters in Seattle, named the church the Greening Congregation of the Month for September 2012, and California Interfaith Power & Light named it a finalist in its Energy Oscars competition. “We believe that God calls […]

October 24, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Shred old documents for free on Saturday

Davis residents can clean out their home offices and protect themselves against identity theft at a free shredding event Saturday at Davis Waste Removal, 2727 Second St. DWR is partnering with Absolute Secured Shredding of Sacramento to offer the service to residential customers from 9 a.m. to noon. Individuals are limited to four 11-by-14-inch file […]

October 23, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Celebrate Day of the Dead on Saturday at cemetery

The Davis Cemetery is the venue for the second annual Day of the Dead: A Celebration of Life from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. The cemetery is at 820 Pole Line Road in East Davis. Music by Mariachi Tonantzin, a favorite mariachi family band from Woodland, as well as complimentary pan de los muertos (bread […]

October 23, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sikhs are focus of free talk, discussion at UCD

A lecture by Gurinder Mann, a professor of religious studies at UC Santa Barbara, on “Sikhs and Sikh Studies in the United States” will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday in the AGR Room at the Alumni & Visitors Center at UC Davis. A reception at 6 p.m. precedes his talk. Admission is free. A discussion panel […]

October 23, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Photographer/author presents new book on California glaciers

Award-winning photographer and nature writer Tim Palmer will be at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis, at 7:30 p.m. Monday to discuss his newest book, “California Glaciers.” Nestled high in the mountains of California among snowy peaks, alpine forests and flowing rivers lies an age-old phenomenon that is slowly fading from existence: […]

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

Motorcycle club collects toys for needy kids

The Woodland Roadrunners motorcycle club is planning its 23rd annual Toy Run beginning at 9 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at Les Schwab Tire, 65 W. Main St. in Woodland. Participants will fuel up with doughnuts, bagels, coffee, tea and hot chocolate, then set off at 10 a.m. for a short ride through Woodland with Santa […]

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

Now’s the time to nominate Davis’ stellar citizens

Thursday is the deadline for nominations for Davis’ top citizen honors — the C.A. Covell Award (Citizen of the Year) and the A.G. Brinley Award (for outstanding service). The Covell Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding service to the community in a number of areas. Criteria include leadership in civic activities, […]

October 23, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD expert to lead effort to gauge livestock impact

Frank Mitloehner, a UC Davis professor and air quality specialist, has been tapped to chair a United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization Committee tasked with gauging the environmental impact of the livestock industry. Mitloehner will lead the committee during the first year of a three-year program to measure the carbon footprint of the industry, detail […]

October 24, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,