Officials will tap dam as drought continues

FRESNO (AP) — Officials said Tuesday that, for the first time in decades, they plan to tap water stored behind a dam east of Fresno, as they try to help California farmers through the ongoing drought. Pablo Arroyave of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation said in a conference call with reporters that low water levels […]

May 14, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Talamantes attorneys put focus on her mental state

WOODLAND — One of the last people to see 5-year-old Tatiana Garcia alive, Davis police Officer Kimberly Walker broke down on a Yolo Superior Court witness stand Tuesday at the memory of seeing the little girl clad in Hello Kitty pajamas, balanced on her mother’s hip.

As Walker struggled to compose herself, the woman on trial for allegedly drowning Tatiana in the bathtub of her sister’s home suddenly spoke up.

“You let me down,” Aquelin Talamantes — who reportedly offered up her daughter to Walker just hours before the girl’s death — said loudly from across the courtroom, stunning attorneys, jurors and spectators alike.

Parishioners confused, shocked at priest’s arrest

The response to the Rev. Hector Coria’s arrest for statutory rape and oral copulation with a minor has been swift, as news of the priest’s arrest reached Davis’ St. James School and parish. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento has placed the priest on administrative leave, and Coria’s photo has been taken down from the […]

May 14, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

California governor releases $108 billion budget

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California’s tax windfall lifted Gov. Jerry Brown’s spending plan to a record level Tuesday, but the Democratic governor cautioned that the surplus is needed for higher-than-expected health care costs and an underfunded teachers’ pension system. The governor is projecting $107.8 billion in spending from the general fund, the state’s main account for […]

May 14, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: When yes means no, and no means yes

Confusion reigns supreme in the Second Most Educated City in America. My friend Carol writes to say “I am more confused than ever after reading articles for and against Measure P. It seems to me that if you vote ‘no’ you mean ‘yes’ and if you vote ‘yes’ you mean ‘no.’ Now I am really […]

May 14, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Swanson will be at Celebrate Davis!

Local residents are invited to chat with Davis City Councilwoman Rochelle Swanson at her Celebrate Davis! booth on Thursday in Community Park. The event runs from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Visitors to her booth will get a chance to win some Aggie swag while sharing their thoughts with Swanson. “Celebrate Davis by becoming a part […]

May 14, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

CHP program educates senior drivers

The Davis Senior Center has teamed up with the California Highway Patrol to present the CHP’s “Age Well/Drive Smart” program for senior drivers and their families. The free, one-hour program will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 19, at the Senior Center, 646 A Street. It is aimed at helping senior drivers continue to drive […]

May 15, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis Cooks’ Showcase benefits Davis Community Meals

The Davis Cooks’ Showcase, a benefit for Davis Community Meals, runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. The showcase will feature a festive gourmet meal prepared by chefs from Seasons Restaurant, along with live music, wine and beer. Tickets are $35 and are on […]

May 15, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Learn how to use Facetime at Connections Café

The next Connections Café at Seventh and A is Monday, May 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. and will feature a brief presentation on how to use Facetime. Connections Café is a partnership between the Senior Citizens of Davis and the city of Davis and offers one-on-one help at the Davis Senior Center with any […]

May 15, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis firefighters will Fill the Boot for MDA

Davis firefighters will ask local residents to fill their boots with donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association on Wednesday, May 21, from 2 to 6 p.m. Members of the Davis Professional Firefighters Association 3494 will fan out across the intersection of West Covell Boulevard and Pole Line Road in East Davis for the Fill the […]

May 15, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Building children’s future

Sasha, Jamie, Gabby and Maesen enjoy a visit from Maesen’s dad and his back loader during Construction Week at Applegate Nursery School. A few spaces remain in the preschool’s afternoon program this fall. Applegate meets at the Lutheran Church of the Incarnation, 1701 Russell Blvd. For more information, call 530-758-4850.

May 18, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Four hurt in crash at rural intersection

A two-car collision south of Davis sent four people to the hospital Monday afternoon, two of them with major injuries, according to the California Highway Patrol. Officer Joelle McChesney said the vehicles, a GMC Yukon and a Mitsubishi Lancer, crashed shortly before 3:30 p.m. at County Roads 105 and 36 when the Lancer’s driver, 51-year-old […]

May 14, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Peregrine School to host fiesta fundraiser

Peregrine School invites all current and prospective families, alumni and friends of the school, as well as the general public, to its seventh annual Spring Family Fiesta from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 31. The event, which is the school’s main fundraiser, will be held at Farm Fresh to You in Capay. Bring a […]

May 27, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Lacy will deliver Vanderhoef lecture at I-House

Bill Lacy, vice provost of university outreach and international programs, will be the speaker for the fifth annual Vanderhoef International Education Lecture at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 29. Lacy’s talk will be given at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. An opening reception will begin at 6 p.m. and the talk will follow. Admission is […]

May 27, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged