For Souza, Mori Seiki says it all

* Editor’s note: Each of the five candidates for Davis City Council was asked to pick a place in Davis important to them as the setting of their interviews for this series of profiles, which are publishing alphabetically this week. For Stephen Souza, it’s Mori Seiki. Souza sees something happening on Second Street. And it’s […]

May 04, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Emerson, Da Vinci students on stage

Emerson Junior High School’s drama department presents the Davis premiere of the Tony Award-winning musical, “The Drowsy Chaperone.” This new musical is a parody of American musicals of the 1920s, and features a cast of performers from both Emerson and Da Vinci junior high schools. The show is directed by Gina Smith and Rachel Malin, […]

May 04, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Wallet theft leads to burglary, elder abuse conviction

A Woodland man pleaded guilty to burglary and elder-abuse charges Wednesday after reportedly stealing a wallet belonging to an elderly woman’s late husband, then repeatedly using his credit cards. Dennis Martinez, 32, had been hired by the widow and her daughter to perform three days of yard work. On the third day, Martinez stole the […]

May 04, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

First two bike fix-it stations installed and ready to use

Flat tires, be darned. The Davis Bike Club came through on its promise to bring do-it-yourself bicycle maintenance stands into the community on Thursday. Bicyclists in need of a tune-up can now find blue Dero Fixit stations in front of the Southern Pacific Train Depot, Second and H streets, or on the south side of the […]

May 04, 2012 | Posted in Bicycling | Tagged ,

Grand jury: Inconsistency, low morale plague Yolo Probation Department

The Yolo County Probation Department suffers from an atmosphere of inconsistency, low productivity and poor morale, due in part to a 17-year lapse in fully updating the agency’s policy manual, according to a Yolo County Grand Jury report released Thursday. Grand jurors also found that the Probation Department lacks an adequate method to ensure that […]

May 06, 2012 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Main Davis High parking lot to close for solar panel work

Construction work relating to the installation of a new array of solar panels in the parking lot between Davis High School and the Veterans’ Memorial Center began Friday, the school district announced. Motorists are advised to drive carefully. The tall, mature trees along West 14th Street and the trees next to the Veterans’ Memorial Center […]

May 08, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

First 5 Yolo’s restored funding to expand family resource centers

For nearly a year, First 5 Yolo has had $2.5 million intended for early childhood development programs sitting in a restricted account while a lawsuit over the state’s attempt to use the funds for other purposes played out. This week, First 5 commissioners announced that those funds finally will be spent on family resource centers […]

May 04, 2012 | Posted in Children | Tagged ,

UC seeks to cut costs by consolidating operations

RIVERSIDE (AP) — In a move aimed at cutting costs, the University of California will open a new service center in Riverside that will handle administrative duties for its 10 campuses and five medical centers, school officials said Thursday. The facility is expected to save as much as $100 million annually by creating a single payroll and human resources […]

May 04, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Prostate cancer video presentation set

The Yolo Prostate Cancer Support Group will present a video series on “Individualized Treatment of Prostate Cancer” at 7 p.m. Monday. Dr. Charles “Snuffy” Myers, an oncologist, research scientist and prostate cancer survivor, produced the program. Myers is the founder of the American Institute for Diseases of the Prostate in Virginia, and author of the book “Beating Prostate Cancer: […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Downed power line traps construction workers

Several construction workers were temporarily trapped in a pit Wednesday after an excavator knocked down a power line, according to the Davis Fire Department. Fire crews were summoned shortly before 2 p.m. to County Roads 105 and 30 northeast of Davis, where they found the power line lying on a steel trench box containing three […]

May 04, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Ford’s compact SUV goes lux

With European-style handling, luxury looks, surprising refinement and new features for 2013, Ford’s compact sport utility vehicle, the Escape, doesn’t seem like an Escape anymore. The familiar boxy shape is replaced by a sleek, rich-looking exterior, and the Escape’s V-6, manual transmission and gasoline-electric hybrid model are gone. Instead, every 2013 Escape comes with a […]

May 04, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Sign up for a Greenwald sign

Want to show your support for City Councilwoman Sue Greenwald’s re-election? Request a lawn sign by emailing [email protected] or [email protected], or visit

May 04, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Deadline nears for art exhibit entries

“Slice: A Juried Cross-section of Regional Art” is looking to showcase the best in art in all media by artists in California. The juried art exhibit will be on display at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St., from June 8 to July 8. There are no size restrictions, and the entry fee is $35 ($30 for […]

May 04, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,