School board to discuss Montgomery Elementary again on Thursday

Thursday’s meeting of the Davis school board will include a follow-up discussion of issues connected to Montgomery Elementary School and South Davis enrollment — a topic that drew a standing-room-only crowd when the board held a special meeting at Harper Junior High on March 8. That night, the board heard from the school district’s South Davis […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Drama students enter the home stretch for Scotland trip

The drama students at Davis High can see the light at the end of the tunnel in their drive to raise nearly $150,000 for their summer trip to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. They will present their updated production of the classic Molière comedy “Tartuffe,” seen locally in March. The group leaves Davis on […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Hattie Weber Museum to close early Saturday

The Hattie Weber Museum of Davis will close at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Regular hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays will resume April 25. The museum is at 445 C St. in the northeast corner of Central Park. Admission is free but donations are accepted with gratitude.

April 19, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Retirement party set for St. James teacher

Mary Klisiewicz is retiring after more than 40 years of teaching music and directing choir at St. James School. A retirement party in her honor will run from 5:40 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 19, in the St. James Memorial Center, 1375 B St. in Davis. Dinner will be catered by The Buckhorn and there […]

April 26, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

‘Tax us? Then marry us’

Supporters of Marriage Equality USA hold signs as they protest Tuesday in front of the Davis post office as last-minute income tax filers arrive to mail their returns. Chatting with the demonstrators is Tim Paulson, left. Also protesting on the curb in front of the post office at Fifth Street and Pole Line Road were […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Audubon hosts a talk on Tanzania

From migrating wildebeest and zebra to ostriches and secretary-birds, the plains of northern Tanzania remain one of the wildlife spectacles of the world. On Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., local residents are invited to join Yolo Audubon Society board members Sid England and Rick Meredith along with Randy Beaton to learn about their birding and mammaling safari to East […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

DHS students perform annual Tony Fields tribute this weekend

That’s the ticket What: “What I Did for Love — A Tony Fields Tribute” When: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday Where: Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Tickets: $15 general, $10 students Students from the performing arts program at Davis High School will honor the memory of a local kid […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Dance | Tagged ,

Pepper-spray costs keep mounting

“It’d be cheaper to put two Porta-Potties and have the police patrol than if something goes wrong,” Griselda Castro warned other members of UC Davis’ ad hoc leadership team last November.

The assistant vice chancellor’s comments are included in a 130-page report by Kroll Associates Inc., a New York-based security firm detailing the decisions that led up to the pepper-spraying of Occupy UC Davis protesters.

Kroll has since submitted its bill for its work: $445,879.40.

Kroll’s fee — about $300 per hour for the six investigators and three supervisors — is one more indication of how costly those mistakes will turn out to be, in dollars and cents alone.

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged , ,

Bicyclist injured in crash near Davis

A 29-year-old Madera woman was hospitalized Monday after being struck by car while riding on a rural Davis bike path, the California Highway Patrol reported. Tera Louise Pitman was struck shortly before 4 p.m. while riding her bike westbound on the Russell Boulevard bike path at County Road 98. The driver, Dixon resident Buel Vincent […]

April 17, 2012 | Posted in Bicycling | Tagged ,

Yolo DA to hold sixth annual Crime Victims’ Tribute

The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office will host its sixth annual Crime Victims’ Tribute on Monday, in conjunction with National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, which begins Sunday. This year’s theme — “Extending the Vision: Reaching Every Victim” — celebrates the nation’s progress in advancing crime victims’ rights and the ideal of serving all victims of […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged

Report highlights California’s clean air progress

Yolo and Solano counties were two of 34 California counties that had no “unhealthy” air days in 2011, a statewide report released Tuesday shows. Yolo had 319 days with “good” air quality in 2011, and Solano had 285. The Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District is a member of the California Air Pollution Control Officers Association, and […]

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

Life advice given on KDRT show

 Tune in to “Heart to Heart,” a radio program focused on light, love, inner peace and well-being, at 4 p.m. Thursday on KDRT, 95.7 FM. Hosted by Dr. Gitane, psychotherapist and life coach, the topic this week is driving on the well side of the road — a look at driving forces that may or […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Join Wolk on Friday at DMTC performance

All are welcome to join Davis City Councilman Dan Wolk for cocktails Friday at the Davis Musical Theatre Company, 607 Peña Drive, before a performance of DMTC’s current production, “Titanic: The Musical.” Wolk will be there at 6:30 p.m. and the performance starts at 8:15 p.m. Wolk, a veteran of the DMTC stage, will discuss […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Elementary string students invited to Saturday workshop

Second- and third-year elementary school string musicians are invited to participate in the school district’s annual Elementary School Strings Workshop from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Holmes Junior High, 1220 Drexel Drive in Davis. This free afternoon session is full of fun new music, as elementary students work with the eighth- and ninth-grade orchestra […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,