Biker hurt in collision with motorcycle

A motorcycle-versus-bike collision Thursday morning landed one of the riders in the hospital, Davis police said. Lt. Paul Doroshov said 23-year-old Andrew Jackura of Davis was driving his motorcycle southbound on Anderson Road near Amherst Drive shortly before 8 a.m. when a bicyclist merged from the bike lane into the traffic lane to make a […]

June 15, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Cops make third arrest in copper-wire theft

Davis police arrested a third suspect Thursday in connection with the theft of copper wire from the PG&E corporation yard on L Street. Robert Maser, 47, was taken into custody after detectives served a search warrant at his Richmond home, Lt. Paul Doroshov said. He was lodged at the Yolo County Jail. Doroshov said Maser […]

June 15, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Why couldn’t we save city tree crew?

One day the citizens of this fine town are high-fiving one another for passing a renewal of the $49-a-year parks tax and the next day the front-page headline in Davis’ Only Daily Newspaper declares “City trims nine employees from parks, public works.” Given that 84 percent of us voted “yes” on a tax that needed […]

June 15, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Fall trial set for driver in fatal DUI crash

WOODLAND — An October trial has been set for a former Davis man charged with murder in connection with a January drunken-driving crash that killed one man and injured two others. Ryan Scott Baird, 22, has pleaded not guilty to charges of second-degree murder, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and DUI causing injury and/or death. […]

June 15, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Harvesting rays

Carport-style solar panels are being built this summer over the rows of parking spaces in the lot shared by Davis High School and the Veterans 
Memorial Center. Solar panels also will be installed over the 
bicycle parking area on the west side of the lot, and above the patio between the Brunelle Performance Hall and […]

June 15, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Verizon support means ongoing legal aid for domestic violence victims

Sarah was four months’ pregnant when she decided to leave the abusive relationship she was in. She was 24 years old at the time, she says, “and the last person you would ever expect to be in this situation … pregnant and alone.” Her parents paid for a private family law attorney to help with […]

June 15, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Auditions coming up for Sac Choral Society, Orchestra

The Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra and Music Director Donald Kendrick are holding membership auditions for their 2012-13 concert season. Experienced singers with good music reading skills are invited to call the SCSO at (916) 536-9065 or email [email protected] The chorus rehearses from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays from September through May. The Sacramento Choral […]

June 15, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Turn your trash into someone’s treasure

Do you feel stuck with an unwanted and unloved hand-me down? Maybe it’s that wedding present that has sat in the closet for the past 20 years. Or perhaps it’s that piece of art that only the artist who made it understands. Either way, the Pence Gallery offers you a guiltless way to discard that little […]

June 29, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Stories focuses on fathers Sunday

International House, Davis, 10 College Park, will offer a children’s storytelling program from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday. The storyteller will be Denise Hoffner, a popular return guest, who will talk about Father’s Day — all kinds of fathers and father figures! — and other things that are happening in June like the summer solstice, […]

June 17, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

UC Davis helps commercialization of R&D in developing countries

By Susan Silva UC Davis is helping developing countries commercialize their research and development by hosting 36 international attorneys, scientists, engineers, university administrators and scientific and intellectual property leaders at a Licensing Academy. Participants from 21 countries in Latin America, South America, Africa, Asia and the West Indies are attending the program, hosted by the […]

June 17, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Corporations boost agricultural research funding

By Alan Scher Zagier COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The gap between federal support for agricultural research at large public universities and private investment continues to grow — and the divide comes with increased threats to academic freedom and more instances of meddling in the lab, a new research report suggests. A recent study by Food […]

June 15, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Sign up by Friday for small business summit

Business owners from around Yolo County are invited to attend a Yolo County Small Business Resource Summit on Wednesday at the UC Davis Conference Center. The event, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., will bring together resources that are available to assist small business owners and entrepreneurs within Yolo County. Experts will offer tips on how […]

June 15, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Seniors can brush up on their driving skills

The Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., will host an AARP driver safety renewal class from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Participants must be at least 50 years old and have taken an AARP class within the past three years to qualify for the renewal class. Class size is limited, and advance registration is […]

June 17, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Enjoy a Q&A with Warren Roberts at nursery

Warren Roberts will be at Three Palms Nursery from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 23, to answer questions about landscape plants and horticulture, for the nursery’s 24th annual Summer Plant Sale. Roberts, 71, has been associated with the UC Davis Arboretum for more than 40 years. He has taught at Cal Poly Pomona […]

June 22, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,