Davis police hold final strategic plan meeting this week

The Davis Police Department will host the last of three meetings this week to gather public involvement in the creation of a new strategic plan for 2012-14. The current three-year strategic plan ends Dec. 31. Input is being sought from community members including UC Davis students, police employees and other community stakeholders. It will be […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Computers, projectors stolen from Schilling Robotics

Davis police are investigating the weekend theft of more than $40,000 worth of computers and other equipment from Schilling Robotics in Mace Ranch. Lt. Paul Doroshov said officers responded Monday morning to reports of a burglary, which occurred sometime over the weekend at the business at 260 Cousteau Place. Sometime between Friday and Monday morning, […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Police find drugs in abandoned car

A high-speed pursuit early Saturday in Davis has turned into a drug investigation, police said. It began at about 1 a.m., when an officer attempted to stop a 2011 Chevrolet Corvette whose driver was traveling 70-plus mph on Richards Boulevard, Lt. Paul Doroshov said. “As soon as the officer activated his emergency lights, the vehicle […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Referendum petition turned in to city clerk

Two big brown boxes containing exactly 5,124 signatures on the referendum petition against Davis’ recently approved water rate increases were turned in to the city clerk’s office a few minutes before noon Monday. City Clerk Zoe Mirabile took an initial count of the signatures, checking for basic errors such as incomplete names or addresses, and […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Students re-imagine downtown park(ing) spaces

Daniel Lee shows his excitement to his mom Jayoung Koo while playing croquet in a parking space redesigned by UCD landscape architecture students Joseph Medina and Kathleen O’Leary, far left,  Sunday. Also playing were Sydney Spina and Kayla Albert.

October 25, 2011 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Winters couple presents a haunted forest

Folks looking for an authentic Halloween experience are invited to visit a Haunted Forest in Winters, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Wednesday through Monday (closed Sunday). The setting is 2 miles west of Winters on Grant Street (Highway 128). Follow the signs through town. Presenters Sherean and Sam Maynard describe the event as a “safe, […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Witnesses testify in penalty phase of Topete case

WOODLAND — As soon as she came face to face with Marco Topete in the visitors’ room of Pelican Bay state prison, Angelique Topete knew she would one day be his wife.

“He asked me to marry him, and I didn’t even have to think twice,” said a tearful Angelique, 41, who met Marco Topete in August 2004 while he was serving time for a Woodland convenience-store shooting. “As soon as I met him, I told my friend, ‘That’s my husband.’ ”

Angelique Topete, whose testimony continues this afternoon, is expected to be one of the key defense witnesses during the Topete penalty phase. A jury earlier this month convicted Topete of murder with special circumstances, which qualifies him for either the death penalty or life in prison without the possibility of parole.

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Breaking News | Tagged ,

Sale Saturday raises funds for MS research

Davis residents can learn more about multiple sclerosis and support ongoing research at “Castoffs for a Cure” from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 225 Grande Ave. in Davis. The sale is hosted by Ann Johnson, National MS Society community development manager. According to Johnson, many people know someone with MS but not a […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Adopt a dog this week for lower fee

The Yolo County Animal Shelter has announced that it cannot accept any more owner-surrendered dogs due to space constraints. Consequently, special adoption rates for dogs will be extended through Saturday. The normal $175 adoption fee for dogs will be reduced to $75 plus license fee this week. “There are dogs of all shapes and sizes […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sign up now for Great Decisions discussion series

Davis residents can get a jump on the 2012 presidential election by becoming instant experts on some of the most challenging foreign policy issues that the candidates will either ignore or misinterpret. Join Rick Becker, a retired U.S. foreign service officer, for International House’s own 2012 edition of the nationally acclaimed Great Decisions discussion series. […]

January 01, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Dixon High club plans spaghetti feed Sunday

Members of the Young Americans for Liberty of Dixon High School will host a Halloween-themed spaghetti feed fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Dixon Veterans Hall, 1305 N. First St. Fresh green salad, French bread and iced tea are included in the $10 ticket for adults. Children under 10 are $5 and […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Shakespeare Halloween Walks postponed until 2012

Davis Shakespeare Ensemble’s Halloween Walks, which were planned this week through Monday, Oct. 31, in the UC Davis Arboretum, have  been postponed until October 2012. Visit www.shakespearedavis.com to learn about upcoming events for the 2011-12 season.

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Occupy Davis plans a teach-in Tuesday

A lecture series titled “What is Austerity, and What Can Be Done About It?” will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Occupy Davis’ gathering in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Speakers include Noha Radwan, Chuck Parker, Marguerite Wilson, Nathan Brown and Joshua Clover. The lectures will cover topics such as the politics of austerity, […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Travis Credit Union offers free seminar on long-term health care

Travis Credit Union will offer a free seminar, “Learning All About Long-Term Health Care,” from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the TCU community room at One Travis Way, Vacaville. Americans are living longer than ever before. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, at least 70 percent of people […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,