Shoplifting escalates to bigger crime

Davis police arrested a 21-year-old Sacramento man after he allegedly punched and bit grocery store employees trying not to stop him from stealing four bottles of vodka. According to Sgt. John Wilson, at about 5:30 p.m. on Friday, two loss-prevention workers at Nugget Markets at 409 Mace Blvd. struggled to detain Bradley Brent, who had […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

The odds are this will be a great race

During every city of Davis election cycle the oddsmakers at Lloyd’s of London — who will take a bet on just about anything — eagerly await my forecast of the outcome of the Davis City Council race before setting their own odds. Investors on Wall Street, aware of that well-worn truism “As goes Davis, so […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Bald for St. Baldrick’s

Michael and Emily Olavarri of Davis have their heads shaved Thursday evening with their 5-year-old daughter Zoe, who has acute promyelocytic leukemia, a rare form of childhood leukemia, but has been in remission for the past two years. The family’s efforts raised about $1,900 for cancer research with the help of owners of DeVere’s Irish […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

First hospice residence opens in Yolo County

A historic event occurred on March 1. St. John’s Retirement Village, in collaboration with Yolo Hospice, opened the Hospice Cottages — the first in Yolo County, and the only hospice residence for 70 miles. “We are excited to have the Hospice Cottages available to our patients who need it. This fulfills another part of our […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Do you want the Peña house?

The late Narcissa Peña’s former house on the southwest corner of  Fourth and D streets has been slated for removal. The new owners of the property, Davis residents who organized as 4th D LLC, intend to build a four-unit, senior-friendly, owner-occupied, zero net energy structure on the location, and are completing requirements of the city application process. […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Summer recreation sign-ups begin Tuesday

Registration for the city of Davis’ summer programs begins Tuesday. The recreation schedule is full of camps, classes and opportunities for the entire family. Check out the new family camp, Camp Jack Hazard, and get out of town for a weekend of fun. For children looking for days filled with activity and field trips, there […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Children | Tagged ,

Fire Department investigates early morning blaze

The Davis Fire Department is investigating the cause of a blaze that damaged a maintenance cart early Friday morning. Crews were dispatched at about 2:30 a.m. to an apartment complex at 1005 J St., where the cart was found ablaze in a breezeway between two maintenance sheds, Fire Department spokeswoman Evelyn George said. The fire […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Yolo Compassionate Friends meet Wednesday

Yolo Compassionate Friends, a peer-led support group for families who have suffered the loss of a child, will hold its monthly meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Yolo Hospice, 1909 Galileo Court in South Davis. Anyone who has lost a child or grandchild at any age is welcome to attend, whether the loss […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

See Frerichs on cable television

Davis City Council candidate Lucas Frerichs will be a guest on “What’s Going On?,” an interview program with host Jon Li, from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday on Davis Community Television. The show can be seen on DCTV Channel 15.

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Woodland man gets six-year prison term in federal child-porn case

A Woodland man was sentenced to six years and three months in prison Friday for possessing dozens of child-pornography images, U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. Kenneth Albert Webb, 39, also was ordered by U.S. District Court Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. to serve 10 years of supervised release following his prison term. Webb’s arrest […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Yolo cops plan a ‘green’ DUI crackdown

Everybody may be Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, but nobody should drive drunk after celebrating Ireland’s patron saint this Saturday. The Yolo County “Avoid the 8″ DUI task force will deploy additional officers on overtime this weekend, supporting routine traffic and patrol officers and focusing on drinking-driver hot spots. Police, sheriff and California Highway Patrol […]

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Judge OKs releasing bulk of pepper-spray reports

OAKLAND — Both the University of California and a union representing campus police officers could claim a measure of victory on Friday in their dispute over the release of two pepper-spray reports.

Alameda County Superior Court Judge Evelio M. Grillo gave the green light to UC to release most of a task force’s report and much of a fact-finding report compiled by Kroll Associates Inc., an outside security firm hired to…

Capay Organic farm selected to host farm-to-table dinner

Capay Organic’s farm has been chosen as a dinner site for the prestigious farm-to-table dinner organization Outstanding in the Field. The farm is also known for its Community Supported Agriculture business, Farm Fresh To You, which delivers fresh, organic produce to subscribers’ doorsteps. The dinner will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 24. Tickets go on […]

March 20, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

PG&E shows small businesses how to save energy, money

A handful of business owners listened to a presentation Thursday night by PG&E on how to implement energy-efficient practices that would help reduce their bottom lines. And as PG&E is restructuring its utility bills this fall to offer incentives for saving energy — due to a mandate by the California Public Utilities Commission — the […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,