Morrow, Williams lead Nets past Kings, 111-99

SACRAMENTO — Anthony Morrow made six 3-pointers and scored 24 points to lead the New Jersey Nets past the Sacramento Kings 111-99 on Saturday night for their season-high third straight win. Deron Williams had 19 points, 15 assists and six rebounds for the Nets, who had lost 12 of their previous 13 visits to Sacramento. […]

April 01, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Protesters march in Florida town

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Thousands joined a march Saturday through the Florida town where 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer, vowing to continue protesting until an arrest is made. Protesters carried signs, chanted “Justice for Trayvon,” and clutched the hands of their children while they walked to the Sanford […]

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Releford leads Kansas to NCAA title game

NEW ORLEANS — Travis Releford stepped into the spotlight when the Kansas stars faded, his performance as much as any other the reason the Jayhawks are playing for a national championship. The junior guard so often overshadowed by teammates Thomas Robinson and Tyshawn Taylor had 15 points and six rebounds on Saturday night, boosting Kansas […]

April 01, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

California courts scrap $2 billion computer project

By Paul Elias SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California’s finances were reeling and the nation’s largest court system was sharing the pain. Every courthouse in the state closed one day every month — a drastic step never taken before, even during the Great Depression. Hundreds of workers received layoff notices and the wheels of justice turned […]

April 01, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Storm brings heavy winds, rain to Northern California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Heavy winds and rain battered Northern California on Saturday, bringing down trees, leading to isolated power outages and creating hazardous conditions for boaters in coastal waters. The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for the state’s far northern coast and inland from Redding into the Central Valley. Parts of the […]

April 01, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Think rain on your yard is yours? Think again

Like it or not, as winter turns to spring and our water usage begins to spike, I have a local water rate update that is not likely to put a smile on anyone’s face. Using the time-honored governmental power of “eminent domain,” the Davis City Council, after meeting in closed session late last week, has […]

April 01, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Students enjoy a very special dance

Members of the Yolo County Office of Education’s Adult Living Skills class enjoyed “Dancing with the Stars” on Friday night at their ninth annual Spring Formal Dance. The class decorated the Woodland Lions Clubhouse in red, black and white before they hit the dance floor in attire fit for the red carpet. “However, unlike the […]

April 01, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Stanford women look to end Baylor’s perfect season

By Doug Feinberg DENVER — An hour after losing in last season’s regional finals, Brittney Griner sent Baylor coach Kim Mulkey a text. The message was simple: the 6-foot-8 junior phenom took responsibility for the loss and said it wouldn’t happen again. So far Griner has fulfilled her promise, helping Baylor to an undefeated season […]

April 01, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Kentucky reaches NCAA Championship game

By Nancy Armour NEW ORLEANS — Kentucky wound up right where it expected to be all along. Even if it took a little work to get there. Anthony Davis and top-seeded Kentucky will play for the national title Monday night after finally putting away pesky Louisville 69-61 in the Final Four on Saturday night. It […]

April 01, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

How cool are we?

The CoolCalifornia Challenge begins Sunday. In the next few months, we’ll find out just how cool we really are in Davis, one household at a time. “It’s a fun competition,” says Chris Granger, one of the key Cool Davis organizers. “Every individual or household can sign up online now. Over the next few months, they […]

April 01, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Rain doesn’t dampen Easter fun

Lang, 9, and Mara, 8, Bledsoe dance in the rain Saturday morning with the Easter Bunny outside the Davis Odd Fellows Hall on Second Street following a short parade with the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh. The Odd Fellows took over sponsorship of the popular annual event, which also featured Breakfast with the Bunny and an […]

April 01, 2012 | Posted in Children | Tagged ,

Man arrested on weapons charges

A 26-year-old Davis man was jailed Saturday morning on suspicion of possessing illegal weapons. Davis police Sgt. John Wilson said officers were dispatched at about 7:45 a.m. to reports of a fight in progress in the 2700 block of Adrian Drive in East Davis. The suspect was spotted driving away from the scene and pulled […]

April 01, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged

Council to decide fate of Crown Castle application

The City Council will decide whether to allow Crown Castle to install a 25-node Distributed Antenna System throughout Davis to improve cell phone coverage for MetroPCS customers at its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The council meets in the Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. On March 20, the council directed city staff to come […]

April 01, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Davis Adult School to offer summer classes, for kids

The Davis Adult School will chart a course in new territory this summer, with classes for school-age kids as well as grown-ups. The “adult school” moniker notwithstanding, the program will expand to include a new set of enrichment classes during mornings in July aimed at students in grades K-12. There also will be several classes […]

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