Reward offered in West Sacramento cat burning

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case of a stray cat that was fatally burned last week in West Sacramento. Yolo County Animal Services spokeswoman Vicky Fletcher said the Yolo County SPCA and RedRover, a national animal-protection organization based in Sacramento, each have offered $2,500 […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Museum brick ceremony delayed

Due to a problem with the production of the bricks for the Hattie Weber Rose Garden, the dedication ceremony and reception scheduled for Saturday will be delayed for at least two weeks, a museum spokeswoman said. Brick donors will be notified of the new date as soon as the finished bricks are in hand at […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UC considers 6 percent tuition hike

By Terence Chea SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California students could face significantly higher tuition if the state doesn’t increase funding and voters don’t approve the governor’s tax initiative, school administrators said Tuesday. University officials are considering a plan to raise tuition by 6 percent this fall if the state doesn’t increase funding by […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Dixon May Fair celebrates ‘This is My Country’

From concerts by Snoop Dogg and Kellie Pickler to a livestock auction, racing pigs and carnival rides, the schedule is jam-packed at the 137th annual Dixon May Fair, which runs Thursday through Sunday. Although the fair officially opens Thursday, gates open at 4 p.m. Wednesday for the Snoop Dogg concert as well as carnival rides […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,

USA Today ranks Davis No. 2 on list of top farmers markets

The Davis Farmers Market is No. 2 on USA Today’s recent list of the top 10 farmers markets in the country. The list, published Friday, has the market in Lewes, Del., as No. 1. “We loved being the only California market on the USA Today list,” market manager Randii MacNear said in a news release. […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,

Butterfly talk postponed

Due to an illness, Wednesday’s talk at UC Davis by monarch butterfly expert Sonia Altizer, has been postponed. Altizer, of the University of Georgia, Athens, was initially scheduled to give at talk from 12:10 to 1 p.m. in 122 Briggs Hall. She is hoping to reschedule her UCD visit for June 6, an entomology department spokesman […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Standoff suspect due in court Thursday

WOODLAND — The man who allegedly barricaded himself for hours Monday inside an East Davis home is due to be arraigned Thursday afternoon in Yolo Superior Court. David Manuel Cervantes Jr., 26, is being held on a $30,000 Yolo County warrant, as well as a no-bail warrant out of Iowa, a Yolo County Jail spokeswoman […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Learn more about iROC’s summer program

iROC’s The Launch — a group for young adults ages 18 and older who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or challenges with social skills or academics — will host two information days this month for its summer program. Two one-week sessions are planned, for participants from age 18 to mid-20s and for those in their […]

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Relics of the Buddha come to Sacramento

The Kim Quang Temple in Sacramento will host a collection of relics of the Buddha and other Buddhist masters on May 18-20. Most of the relics come from the ashes of cremated Buddhist masters, and are believed to be produced by the masters’ wisdom and compassion. The relics, which are described as “beautiful pearl-like crystals,” […]

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

UCD student-run clinic offers free pediatric care

Shifa Community Clinic, a local nonprofit, will host a free pediatric clinic for uninsured children up to age 18 on Saturday. The clinic is a student-run affiliate of UC Davis’ School of Medicine and is dedicated to serving the diverse, medically uninsured population of the greater Sacramento area. Shifa provides free basic and specialized medical […]

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

‘Foam': Bamforth pens new beer book

Foam capping a glass of beer is not just a frothy byproduct of the brewing process but a key component of beer quality and consumer satisfaction, writes highly acclaimed UC Davis brewing scientist Charles Bamforth in a new book, “Foam.” “Foam,” published by the American Society for Brewing Chemists, is the first in what Bamforth […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

UCD student elected delegate to Democratic National Convention

Sam Mahood, a senior at UC Davis, was elected to be a district delegate to the Democratic National Convention, which will take place Sept. 3-6 in Charlotte, N.C. Mahood, 22, is a political science and communication major. Following a caucus election in Fairfield on April 29, Mahood was one of three men elected to represent California’s […]

May 11, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Blogger to offer real-life advice for college students

Therese Schwenkler, blogger, author and creator of, will give a talk titled “Why The Heck Didn’t Anyone Tell Me This Stuff When I was in College?!” on Wednesday, May 16, at UC Davis. The talk and question-and-answer session will begin at 7:10 p.m. in 119 Wellman Hall. “When I was in college, most of the […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

DMA presents ‘Meet the Candidates’ series

Davis Media Access has produced a series of “Meet the Candidates” segments for the June 5 election. The programs spotlight candidates for Davis City Council, Yolo Superior Court judge, 5th Yolo County Supervisorial District and 4th Assembly District. Links to individual segments, as well as a schedule of upcoming air dates, are available at There […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,