Judge slams Dunnigan child molester with life in prison

WOODLAND — Calling the defendant a “danger to the public,” a Yolo Superior Court judge sentenced a Dunnigan man to life in prison Friday for the 2010 kidnapping and repeated molestation of a 13-year-old girl. Jason Stephen Sigur, 36, received a 103-year determinate sentence, plus an indeterminate sentence of 550 years to life after being […]

June 24, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Recycle Styrofoam on Wednesday at UCD

UC Davis is holding the first “Styropalooza,” a Styrofoam recycling day, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday off of Health Sciences Drive, across from Aggie Stadium. Representatives of Greenfreak LLC will be densifying the waste material to turn it into raw materials for injection-molded products. This material then will be upcycled into products designed […]

June 24, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

No Farmers Market on July 4

The Davis Farmers Market will be closed on Wednesday, July 4. The market will be open Saturday, July 7, in Central Park, along C Street. Picnic in the Park on July 11 will feature the bluegrass music of The Pleasant Valley Boys. In addition, the Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market will be closed on Thursday, July […]

June 27, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Arts, crafts vendors sought for International Festival

International House, Davis, is looking for a few (no more than 30) arts and crafts vendors to participate in the International Festival 2012 on Saturday, Oct. 6. Vendors will be given 10-by-10-foot spaces with a 6-foot table and lots of publicity at this well-attended event at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. Last […]

August 05, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

At the Pond: Warren Roberts, an Arboretum superstar

Did you take in a Walk with Warren this year? That’s Warren Roberts, superintendent emeritus of the UC Davis Arboretum. Well, if you didn’t, you are out of luck until September or October. But there are other activities at the Arboretum all summer. Warren, superintendent for 37-plus years, has been leading a monthly walk in […]

June 24, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

California voters narrowly reject new tobacco tax

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A California initiative to increase the tax on tobacco to pay for cancer research has failed by less than a percentage point after remaining too close to call for more than two weeks. With about 5 million votes cast, “no” on Proposition 29 led by about 27,000 votes with about 105,000 left […]

June 24, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Save Mart, workers struggle to reach new contract

SACRAMENTO — Save Mart Supermarkets and its union workers are struggling to agree on a new contract, and the standoff could lead to a strike. The Sacramento Bee reports the Modesto-based supermarket chain has given its employees its “last, best and final” contract offer. The chain includes a Davis store in Anderson Plaza at Covell […]

June 24, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

City swimming pools welcome summer lovers

Bust out the sunscreen and floppy hat, the city pools are in full swing for the summer. Manor Pool, 1525 Tulip Lane, and Arroyo Pool, 2000 Shasta Drive, are open for recreational swimming. Summer hours are: * Arroyo Pool is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, plus 7:15 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and […]

June 24, 2012 | Posted in Aquatics | Tagged ,

Fourth of July swimming will be at Arroyo, Manor pools

It’s been a relatively mild summer thus far, but the Fourth of July typically brings some sizzling temperatures. To cool off, Davis residents are invited to visit Arroyo and Manor pools between 1 and 5 p.m. Wednesday. Regular recreational swim admission or a season pass will get you in the door. Admission is $3.75 for adults, […]

June 29, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Hear Wike’s poetry at Woodland library

Poet Carlena Wike will read her work at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Leake Room at the Woodland Public Library, 250 First St. in Woodland. The microphone will be open to all comers following Wike’s presentation. Wike has written poetry since childhood, and won first prize for poetry at Los Angeles Valley College in 1975. […]

June 26, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sing along to ‘Oklahoma!’ at Senior Center

Come sing along to classic tunes from the musical “Oklahoma!” — “Oh What a Beautiful Morning,” “Surrey with the Fringe on Top” and “Oklahoma!” — from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Locals will sing along with recordings by Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Rod Steiger, Eddie Albert, James Whitmore […]

June 26, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Party raises funds for death penalty initiative

A dessert party will be held Wednesday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Davis Friends Meetinghouse, 345 L St., to raise funds for the SAFE California initiative. If passed by voters in November, it will abolish the death penalty in California, replacing it with life without possibility of parole. Natalie Wormeli, Yolo County campaign […]

June 24, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sunday event supports local farmers

The whole family is invited to enjoy food, music and a gorgeous setting at a “Glide Into Summer” fundraiser Sunday evening on the Glide Ranch, 36355 Russell Blvd. west of Davis. Local food and drinks will be available, including a seasonal meal prepared by Monticello Seasonal Cuisine chef Tony Gruska and cupcakes by Let Them […]

June 24, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Online education has teachers conflicted

By Nanette Asimov When the University of California dangled a $30,000 incentive in front of thousands of professors in 2010, inviting them to create UC-worthy online courses, just 70 responded, and only a few classes materialized. Faculty members at California State University were similarly skeptical and warned of “Walmartization” last year as trustees charged each campus $50,000 to help […]

June 26, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,