Local man treed, arrested after fleeing on foot

Chayton Paul West, 21, of Davis, was arrested early Saturday morning after fleeing a traffic stop when Davis police learned he was on parole. Officers pulled over West at the corner of Second and Pena streets at 1:11 a.m. He fled on foot into the Davis Waste Removal yard. After a perimeter was established around […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

We choose to hike, not because it is easy

Inspired one recent evening by watching Martin Sheen complete a 500-mile pilgrimage on foot through France and Spain as the lead character in the movie “The Way,” the Red-Headed Girl of My Dreams and I took our young ones out for a long walk in the country the other day. We imagined we were on […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

GOP candidate to meet with voters

District 3 congressional candidate Rick Tubbs has scheduled a pair of town hall-style meetings. Tubbs will meet with voters at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Dixon’s Veterans Memorial Hall, 1305 N. First St., and at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Lakeside Lanes, 2495 Parallel Drive in Lakeport. Tubbs, an airline pilot from Vacaville, is one of four […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Mondavi Center pulls out all the stops for gala

It has been several years since the Mondavi Center organized a formal black-tie gala. And Saturday’s event — featuring the French company Ballet Preljocaj, performing the American premiere of its dark, sexy, fairytale-inspired “Blanche Neige” — comes as the Mondavi Center ramps up to its 10th anniversary in the fall.

It was in September 2001 that Robert and Margrit Mondavi donated $35 million to UC Davis — $10 million for the naming rights at what immediately became known as the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, which already was under construction, and $25 million for the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science.

The Mondavi Center opened in October 2002, with a gala featuring the San Francisco Symphony.

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Second jury hangs in hit-run accessory case; charges dismissed

Yolo County prosecutors scrapped their case against a Dixon man Friday after a second jury leaned toward acquitting him of charges that he aided his daughter following a 2007 hit-and-run collision. The six-man, six-woman jury deliberated for nearly two days before declaring itself deadlocked 11-1 in favor of finding Lorin Warren not guilty of being […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Celebrity fashion show raises funds to prevent child abuse

Tickets are still available for the third annual Yolo County Celebrity Fashion Show at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in the West Sacramento City Hall Galleria. The popular event to benefit the Yolo County Children’s Alliance and Child Abuse Prevention Council features fashions from local clothiers modeled by well-known community and business leaders. Davis models […]

March 13, 2012 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

Music festival Wednesday benefits Esparto school programs

The UC Davis Concert Band, conducted by Pete Nowlen, and the UC Davis Campus Band, conducted by Tom Slabaugh, will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the auditorium at Esparto High School, 26675 Plainfield St. A donation of $5 will be collected at the door, with all proceeds going to the Esparto school music programs. […]

March 14, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Women’s suffrage on exhibit at Hattie Weber Museum

In honor of Women’s History Month in March, the Hattie Weber Museum of Davis is displaying an exhibit created by the Davis League of Women Voters to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Davis women achieving the right to vote. California was one of the earliest states to amend its constitution to include women in the […]

March 13, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Science Singers perform at Poetry Night

The Poetry Night Reading Series welcomes Wendy Silk, Tony Dumas and the Science Singers at 8 p.m. Thursday at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. Wendy Silk and the Science Singers is a group formed as a result of the UC Davis Art/Science Fusion program, which created the course “Science and […]

March 14, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Aquadarts step in to keep Community Pool afloat

Community Pool has been thrown a life preserver of sorts as the Davis Aquadarts and city of Davis officials have reached agreement to reopen the facility for three warm-weather months, starting May 15. In an initial round of far-reaching budget cuts, the facility was shut down last fall by city officials. While there are no […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

Israel-bashing on UC campuses to be explored March 18

What happened at UC Davis on Feb. 27 when a talk by two young Israeli soldiers was nearly shot down by a disruptive audience? Matthew White, Northern California and Pacific Northwest campus coordinator for StandWithUs, will review this incident and similar ones on other California campuses at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 18. “Anti-Semitism and Israel Bashing on […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Religion | Tagged ,

Pole Line Road Baptist Church gives parents a night out

Pole Line Road Baptist Church will host a Parent’s Night Out and Youth Night from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 16. The church, at 770 Pole Line Road in Davis, presents a fun evening for children of games, crafts, Bible stories, movies and refreshments while parents spend some time on their own. Children — infants […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged

Leave bees alone to do their (important) thing

Learn more * March 17: 9:30-10:30 a.m., “Common Toxic Plants of the Garden” taught by Kathy Hill, Donna Moyer and Kathy Sauvageau; 11 a.m.-noon, “Honey Bee to Native Bee — What’s Buzzing (and Pollinating) in the Garden?” taught by Gail Jankowski, Kelly McKee * April 14: 9:30-10:30 a.m., “Easy Propagation Techniques for the Home Gardener” taught by […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Slow Food Davis/UC Davis plans inaugural event

A new Slow Food chapter has come to town. In addition to long-established Slow Food Yolo, Slow Food USA announces the new Davis/UC Davis chapter. The group will bring the Slow Food movement to the university and offer low-cost food events, classes, discussions and simple gatherings to both students and community members. The Slow Food […]

March 13, 2012 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,