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 ,

School board postpones vote on new roof for high school MPR

The Davis school board balked on Thursday night at the prospect of a new roof for Davis High School’s aging MultiPurpose Room. Two trustees indicated that they’d rather see the old building demolished, and a third trustee expressed frustration with the “emergency” process initiated in October 2010 when toxic mold was found in the roof […]

March 16, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Activists report clashes near Syrian capital

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops clashed with army defectors in several areas near the capital Damascus in the first significant battles there since President Bashar Assad’s forces regained control of the suburbs weeks ago, activists said Friday. The fighting came just hours before tens of thousands of people held protests in many Syrian towns and […]

March 16, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Only a motion away …

Now that Alameda County Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo has signaled his intent to release the Cruz Reynoso task force report and the companion Kroll findings on our infamous UC Davis pepper-spray incident, we can all hope that a more open chapter in this saga is about to begin. The cloud here, though, is that […]

Judge may rule for release of pepper-spray report

An Alameda County Superior Court judge on Thursday issued a tentative ruling in favor of the University of California’s plan to release the pepper-spray task force’s report in full.

Judge Evelio M. Grillo will hear arguments Friday morning from UC and the Federated University Police Officer’s Association, a union representing campus police that is opposing the release of portions of the report on the grounds it may reveal personnel information protected under state law.

University attorneys contend that state law covers only the release of details about internal police investigations.

March 16, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged , ,

Tuleyome Tales: Visit Moore Creek Park before it opens

By Carol Kunze Tired of waiting for the new park to open? Wait no longer! Here’s how you can get in early, before it’s “officially” open. Opening up a new park takes time. Creating access for public use in a manner that is protective of the natural resources takes planning, design, resource studies, outreach, sometimes hearings, […]

March 21, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Tickets for Breakfast with the Bunny going fast

Less than 100 tickets remain for one of Davis’ favorite annual happenings: Breakfast with the Bunny. Tickets are $10 per person (whether for adult or child) and are available for purchase only at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. Breakfast with the Bunny begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at the […]

March 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

It’s picnic time again!

It may still feel like winter, but spring is just around the corner. Organizers of the Davis Farmers Market invite local residents to break out their picnic blankets because Picnic in the Park returns Wednesday. The family-friendly festival runs alongside the market from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday through Oct. 24 in Central Park, […]

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