Judge orders man to jail for sagging pants

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities in central Alabama say a man has been given a three-day jail sentence for contempt of court for wearing saggy pants. The Montgomery Advertiser reports that 20-year-old LaMarcus D. Ramsey was in Autauga County Circuit Court on Tuesday to enter a plea on a charge of receiving stolen property. Circuit Judge […]

April 11, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Council decision on Crown Castle still on its way

The light at the end of the tunnel continues to grow brighter, as the Davis City Council nears a final decision on Crown Castle’s application to install a 25-node Distributed Antenna System to improve cell phone coverage in Davis. At a special meeting Tuesday, the council finished assessing each proposed antenna site one by one, […]

April 11, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Make some cash at ‘East Davis Motors’

USED CAR MANIA … last week I pointed out that one of the used cars parked and “FOR SALE” along East Eighth Street — we call it “East Davis Motors” on my side of the tracks — was parked in such a way that it was a visual hazard for motorists attempting to enter this […]

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

Yolo DA launches Citizens’ Academy

Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig has announced the inaugural session of the Yolo County District Attorney Citizens’ Academy. It is sponsored by the District Attorney’s Office in partnership with the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department, the Yolo County Probation Department and the Davis, Woodland, Winters and West Sacramento police departments. The Citizens’ Academy is an […]

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

County officials seek biting dog in Davis

Yolo County Animal Services officials are seeking the public’s help in locating a dog that bit a man Saturday on a South Davis greenbelt. The man reported Sunday that he was bitten between 1 and 4 p.m. the day before while walking his dog on the greenbelt in the area of Albany and Concord avenues. […]

April 11, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

City seeks new poet laureate

Allegra Silberstein has served the city of Davis ably as its poet laureate for the past two years; now it is time to find her replacement. Applications for the two-year honorary position will be accepted through April 30, city officials have announced. The selected candidate will act as an advocate for poetry, literature and the […]

April 11, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Free yoga classes offered weekly

Free yoga classes are offered Thursdays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. The ACI-Davis/Sacramento Buddhist Group is sponsoring these beginning-level classes. A variety of styles will be taught, and students at all levels are welcome. For more information, go to www.aci-davis.org.

April 11, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Free grief support group available

Yolo Hospice offers a free adult grief support group that meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday, or 10 to 11:30 a.m. every Friday. Both meetings are at Yolo Hospice, 1909 Galileo Court, Suite A, in South Davis. The drop-in meetings are available to anyone experiencing grief and provide support through sharing, mutual understanding […]

December 27, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Name droppers: High school seniors win art scholarships

Six local high school seniors won art scholarships totaling $3,000 from the Davis Art Center’s Gerald R. Wooliever Scholarship Fund for 2012. The scholarships were presented at a reception on March 30 at the Davis Art Center to: Luke Bowlus, first place, $1,200; Elizabeth Kubey, second place, $900; Catia Romero, third place, $600; and Maddie Roblee, Layla Kutternig and Nate Tiangco, […]

April 11, 2012 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

Students combine artistry and science in Art Electric

Physics students channeled their inner artists for an Art Electric display at Da Vinci High School last week. A total of 60 students were charged by teacher Zach Ronneberg with creating sculptural art pieces that included embedded circuitry connected to switches, lights, motors, speakers, capacitors, buzzers and more. The end result, after a couple of weeks of […]

April 11, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Reception benefits judge’s campaign

Yolo Superior Court Judge Daniel Maguire will meet local supporters at a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Legislative Intent Service, 712 Main St. (second floor) in Woodland. The Boutin Jones law firm is co-sponsoring the event with Legislative Intent Service. Maguire is running to retain his seat on the Yolo Superior Court […]

April 11, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

At last, pepper-spray reports to be made public

OAKLAND — Reports on the November pepper-spraying of unarmed protesters are “going to surprise a lot of people,” the attorney for the police lieutenant seen in viral video dousing Occupy UC Davis protesters said Tuesday.

John Bakhit represented Lt. John Pike and the Federated University Police Officers Association in Alameda County Court, where Judge Evelio M. Grillo granted a stipulated permanent injunction allowing the university to release the oft-delayed report — minus the names and ranks of officers.

“The impression out there in the public was that (the police union was) trying to hold back facts …”

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

Davis artist wins People’s Choice Award

Davis artist Susan von Borstel won the People’s Choice Award at the 22nd annual Cattlemen’s Western Art Show in Paso Robles earlier this month. Her booth displayed her oil paintings on natural stone. Von Borstel has been painting on stone for 10 years after being inspired by old stone buildings during a horseback tour of […]

April 11, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Artist leads ‘Drawing Closer to Nature’ workshop Sunday

The UC Davis Arboretum invites artists of all skill levels to participate in a drawing and painting workshop with Peter London from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Employing simple, expressive art media in a safe and supportive setting with a few like-minded folks, participants will learn to create images that explore the connections between […]

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