Fernandes, Lovenburg, Measure E pick up endorsements

Davis Board of Education candidate Alan Fernandes picked up endorsements from both the Davis Teachers Association and the California School Employees Association, which represents secretaries, maintenance and operations staff, and food and nutrition staff members. Fernandes, the father of two young children, is a policy advocate in Sacramento. CSEA also has endorsed incumbent Susan Lovenburg. The […]

September 23, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Davis Adult School’s fall classes start this week

There’s still time to sign up for fall classes at the Davis Adult School. Classes for the new quarter start this week. Fall offerings include a return of the popular “Growing a Kitchen Garden” class, with an emphasis on vegetables, herbs and other plants that can be started in the fall and harvested during the […]

September 23, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Learn about water issues in the delta

Davis resident David Sandino will teach a one-day overview class Friday on Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta governance and regulation for UC Davis Extension. The class will meet at the Sutter Square Galleria in Sacramento. Sandino says this class will be of equal interest to water professionals and members of the public who are interested in delta. […]

September 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Governor reverses parole for West Sacramento killer

Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. has reversed a Board of Parole Hearings decision to grant parole to a West Sacramento man convicted of murdering an amputee more than 30 years ago, Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced Friday. On March 6, 1981, Roger Moore, along with accomplice Charles Williams, robbed and beat to death […]

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

Granda to explain positions on Wednesday

Jose Granda, a candidate for the Davis Board of Education, will discuss “Excellence in Education with Sound Financial Responsibility” at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Club Room at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. Granda, an engineering professor at Sacramento State, will explain his position on various issues in the campaign, […]

September 23, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Hiker outlined trails, now forging new ones

Spring-fed waterfalls cascading over shadowy caverns, pockets of wetlands with turtles floating undisturbed and the fur of black bears shimmering in the sunlight as they move swiftly along river banks.

Few would think of these wondrous wildlife sights as being less than an hour and a half’s drive away from the city of Davis. But these local adventures were actually recounted by Andrew Fulks, who manages UC Davis’ Putah Creek Riparian Reserve. He also created the website Yolohiker.org.

Fulks, a true proponent of staying close to home for outdoor fun, has worked solely to inform, protect and …

Woodland man jailed after car, foot chase

A 30-year-old man led Woodland police on a high-speed chase Thursday morning before crashing his car into a curb, officers said. Sgt. Steve Sexton said the chase began when police attempted to stop Silverio Delgado Jr. in the area of Pioneer and Farnham avenues shortly before 11 a.m. Delgado allegedly failed to yield, instead heading […]

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

Elderly woman watches surgery to relive past

Margaret Henryson, 101, may have one of the most unique bucket lists ever imagined. Thanks to Midtown Animal Clinic veterinarian Cliff Gravem, now she can check one more item off her list: watching a surgical procedure on an animal. Gravem, who has been a vet for more than 30 years, invited Henryson into his surgical […]

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

At the Pond: Biking along the ‘big pond’

I am at the pond, our big pond — our Pacific Ocean, for the next 45 days. I say “our pond” because it is part of our watershed, the final destination for each toilet flush. Along with 14 strangers, soon to be new friends, I will be cycling 2,000 miles along the Pacific Coast from […]

September 23, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Israeli forces repulse attack on border

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says a soldier was killed in a shootout with militants along the Israel-Egypt border. Israeli troops shot and killed three militants who attempted to infiltrate the country on Friday, thwarting an attack. Military spokeswoman Lt. Col. Avital Leibovich says the militants were also wearing explosive belts when they opened […]

September 21, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Ethics committee will not charge Waters

WASHINGTON (AP) — California Democratic congresswoman Maxine Waters will not be charged with ethics violations. At a meeting Friday, House Ethics Committee members said they found no violations in their investigation of allegations she steered a $12 million federal bailout to a bank where her husband owns stock. Waters is a senior Democrat on the […]

September 21, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

School board ponders big budget cuts if state proposition, local parcel tax fail

The possibility of deep, immediate mid-year budget cuts to the Davis school district if Gov. Jerry Brown’s Proposition 30 fails in the Nov. 6 election colored the discussion at several points during Thursday night’s school board meeting. Associate Superintendent Bruce Colby gave a report on the Davis school district’s preliminary general fund actuals for the […]

September 21, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged , ,

Standing In: Just yesterday, high schoolers were tots

By Karen Levy It was yesterday. The blink of an eye ago. At least that’s the way it feels as I stand here on the Davis High School campus, waiting in line with my children to pick up their high school schedules. High school. The place past which we drove when they were small, and […]

September 21, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Yolo Military Families will meet Monday

Yolo Military Families will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Black Bear Diner, 255 Second St. in downtown Davis. “If you have a loved one in the military, please join our family for an evening of friendship,” a news release said. For more information, email [email protected]

September 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,