Police: No charges for drivers in fatal collisions

Davis police say no charges will be sought against the drivers in two crashes that claimed the lives of two UC Davis students in recent months. Megan Elizabeth Glanville, 25, died Dec. 22 — a day after being struck by a pickup truck while jogging at Russell and Lake boulevards in West Davis. Renne Lyra […]

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

Authorities arrest 18 in drug trafficking, gang probe

California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced Tuesday the arrests of 18 Sacramento-area gang members and their associates suspected of drug trafficking. “Operation Red Sash,” named for the color embraced by the Norteno street-gang members targeted by the probe, resulted in 18 arrests in the West Sacramento, Sacramento and Roseville areas, Harris said in a […]

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

Aggie Arts interns get inside look at Mondavi operations

An internship program at the Mondavi Center is promoting a student membership with perks, as well as community awareness of the discounts for students — whether they attend UC Davis, Sacramento City College or even high school — and free tickets to certain Mondavi Center events for first-year UCD students. The Mondavi internship program — known […]

April 25, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

UCD economist to lead food security effort

By Pat Bailey A UC Davis agricultural economist will direct a $25 million federal program aimed at creating financial systems that can boost agricultural productivity and food security in developing countries. The five-year project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, will finance research projects that design and test financial technologies, such as linked […]

April 25, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Just the right (re)location: R&R moves into new digs

All Things Right & Relevant, known colloquially as “R&R,” was relocated last weekend — with an assist from several local businesses and a host of volunteers.

The entire inventory of R&R’s old store in the Davis Manor shopping center was relocated, kit and kaboodle, to R&R’s recently constructed new shop at 2801 Spafford St., near Peña Drive. The old space was leased; R&R ultimately will own the new building.

“We will now be on a secure footing,” said Ruth Shumway, president of…

April 24, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Nugget Markets hosts bike drive at Davis Covell store

This coming Saturday, April 28, Davis Nugget Markets will be hosting a drive in to collect bicycles for high school students in Togo, West Africa. Nugget is partnering with Alaffia’s Bicycles for Education Program, which refurbishes and ships the bikes to Togo to give high school students a means of transportation to and from school. […]

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

Community invited to join Mormons in a day of service

A local team of about 300 men, women and children from Davis, Woodland, Winters and Dixon will spend Saturday morning sprucing up sections of Putah Creek preserve. All are invited to help. The local group will join forces with more than 60,000 volunteers of “Mormon Helping Hands — Serving Our Communities,” participating in this annual […]

April 25, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Sailing Club offers free boat rides

Lake Washington Sailing Club will host an open house event with free sailboat rides on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Port of West Sacramento Lake Washington Sailing Club. The event is open to everyone — sailors and non-sailors, young and old. Bring warm, waterproof clothing and a lifejacket if you have […]

April 25, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

New strategic plan guides vision for Davis Art Center

By Erie Vitiello “The Davis Art Center is a gathering place for dynamic engagement with the arts. Through multidisciplinary classes and programs for the regional community, the Art Center inspires creative expression in people of all ages and fosters an environment for the arts to flourish.” — Mission Statement in Strategic Plan 2011-2016 After 52 years […]

April 25, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

League of Women Voters plans Assembly candidates forum Friday

The Davis League of Women Voters will host a Candidates Night Forum from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. The candidates — John Munn, president of the Taxpayers Association, and Mariko Yamada, 8th District Assembly member — will debate the league’s questions and will answer questions from […]

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

Frerichs campaign takes to homes, streets

Ann and Fred Costello will host a neighborhood gathering to meet Davis City Council candidate Lucas Frerichs on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at their home, 215 Inca Place in North Davis. Frerichs, chairman of the Davis Planning Commission, will talk about his campaign for council and answer questions at this informal gathering. Then, […]

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

Aye, it’s time for the136th Scottish Games

Once more the pipes will be calling local lads and lasses to the 136th Annual Sacramento Valley Scottish Games and Festival. Starting this Saturday, April 28, the Caledonian Club of Sacramento, a Scottish heritage association, will host the Scottish Games and Festival at the Yolo County Fairgrounds in Woodland. The games, modeled after the traditional […]

April 24, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Candidates forum at Davis Community Church on May 9

Community members are invited to a “community values forum” featuring the five candidates for Davis City Council at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, in the Davis Community Church sanctuary, 412 C St. Three seats are open in the June 5 election. Questions will focus on the candidates’ understanding of the values held by the greater Davis […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Meet candidate Brett Lee at gathering Sunday

An informal gathering is planned Sunday at the home of Barbara Slemmons, 735 Oeste Drive in Davis, to meet Davis City Council candidate Brett Lee. All are invited to the event from 3 to 5 p.m. Lee, an industrial engineer and financial adviser, is one of two challengers to the three council incumbents who are […]

April 25, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,