U.S. forces move into Iraq with security mission

By Julie Pace and Lara Jakes WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 300 armed American forces are being positioned in and around Iraq to help secure U.S. assets as President Barack Obama nears a decision on an array of options for combating fast-moving Islamic insurgents, including airstrikes or a contingent of special forces. The U.S. and Iran […]

June 17, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

On top of things

An electrical malfunction was the apparent cause of an attic fire that caused $50,000 in damage and displaced a family from their home in the 5200 block of Glide Drive on Monday morning, said Bruce Fry, division chief for the Davis Fire Department. Fry said the 7:25 a.m. incident was the third in recent weeks […]

June 17, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

600 hunt for work at Woodland job fair

WOODLAND — A line of people stretched from outside the One-Stop Career Center and down the block on Monday, waiting to get into a job fair hosted by Rep. John Garamendi. Inside, 47-year-old Edward Hendrix listened as a woman critiqued his résumé in a workshop. Hendrix moved here about a month ago from Oakland, where he […]

June 17, 2014 | Posted in U.S. Congress | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Hey, how about one price for all?

“Welcome to the City of Davis Fast Fossil Fuel Fillup, can I help you?” “City of Davis what?” “City of Davis Fast Fossil Fuel Fillup. This gas station is wholly owned by the city of Davis to keep prices low and fair for everyone.” “Boy is that unusual. What a breath of fresh air.” “Yep, […]

June 17, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Marsh’s mother gives early testimony in homicide case

WOODLAND — Teen murder suspect Daniel Marsh may have used his own mother’s hunting and fishing knife to allegedly stab an elderly couple to death last year in their South Davis condominium, testimony revealed Monday in Yolo Superior Court. “Is that my knife? It looks like it could be,” Sheri Hosking proclaimed on the witness stand when […]

June 17, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Controversy fading at Third and G, new building to come

Out with the old and in with the new. A pair of age-old, one-story downtown buildings — totaling 2,475 square feet — are moving toward their July demolition. The buildings are slated to be rebuilt as a single, two-story 4,974-square-foot commercial space ready for business in January. The move is part of the city’s overall goal […]

June 17, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Join the fun!

What: Fourth annual Davis Music Festival When: 3 p.m.-midnight Saturday, June 21, with an opening night kickoff Friday, June 20, and a “Hangover Brunch” on Sunday, June 22 Where: 40 bands will play at eight venues in downtown Davis Tickets: $22 online or at Armadillo Music, 207 F St.; $25 at the door

June 17, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sunrise Rotary improves the future for youths

Thousands of Davis youths enjoy a better quality of life and improved hope for the future, thanks to the annual efforts of the Davis Sunrise Rotary. “Davis Sunrise Rotarians continue to develop ongoing projects to help kids because we believe youth deserve a better future,” said club president Susanne Rockwell. Projects include presenting Student of […]

June 22, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Award honors young community leaders

The Davis Sunrise Rotary Club created a new community award in 2014 to honor of longtime community leader and club member Jay Gerber, who died in 2013. Aimed at honoring younger contributors to the Davis community, this year’s inaugural recipient is Bill Habicht, associate pastor of the Davis Community Church, who was chosen for his […]

June 22, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sunrise club celebrates 20 years

The Davis Sunrise Rotary Club will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this November, quite a milestone for the 73-member club. Serious discussion about forming a second club in Davis actually began in 1989 in the Rotary Club of Davis, which had been the only club in town since 1926. But it took five years from […]

June 22, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sunrise Rotary board of directors

2014-15 Davis Sunrise Rotary board of directors President: Chuck Cunningham President Elect: Gary Johns Immediate Past President: Susanne Rockwell Secretary: Mark Pratt Treasurer: Tom Read Sergeant-at-Arms: Rick Stromberg Communications and Public Relations: Richard McCapes Community Service: Vanessa Errecarte Youth Service: Susan Hawkins Director at large: Manny Carbahal Director at large: Dave W. Morse Director at […]

June 22, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sunrise Rotary: Who we are

Jeff Adamski Bob Agee Jim Belenis Dick Berry Dick Bourne Clay Brandow Jay Brookman Vic Bucher John Carbahal Manny Carbahal Rose Cholewinski David Copp Matthew Crider Tom Cross Chuck Cunningham Tim Deleiden Matt Dolcini Mark Drabkin Vanessa Errecarte Lucas Frerichs Shel Givens Larry Greene Jim Grieshop Bud Harmon Susan Hawkins Duncan Hay Dave Heard Gary […]

June 22, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Help others, and make friends (there’s coffee, too)

Sunrise Rotary When: 7-8 a.m. Fridays Where: Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St., Davis Contact: Susanne Rockwell, [email protected] By Susanne Rockwell We are the bright-and-early club. Visit us and you’ll find 70-plus cheerful Rotarians who connect through a common goal of serving their community, locally and globally. And, of course, we offer coffee. This is […]

June 22, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fourth annual Davis Music Festival set to sound off

Despite the heat, there will be dancing in the street at the upcoming Davis Music Festival.

For one weekend each summer, downtown Davis is transformed into a mini South by Southwest, a popular music festival in Austin, Texas. Concertgoers buy a wristband and bounce around the bars and clubs downtown, and watch a variety of bands playing rock, folk, funk, hip-hop and more.

The fourth annual Davis Music Festival takes place from 3 p.m. to midnight Saturday, June 21, featuring more than 40 bands across eight venues in downtown Davis. In addition to the main event, there’s an …