CASE endorses Delaini for judge

Larenda Delaini, a candidate for Yolo Superior Court judge, has received the endorsement of the California Attorneys, Administrative Law Judges and Hearing Officers in State Employment. “In her role as a California deputy attorney general, Ms. Delaini has developed a reputation for skillfully handling important cases in the state and federal courts,” the CASE board […]

May 04, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Many line up to endorse Beronio

Yolo Superior Court Commissioner Janene Beronio has racked up several additional endorsements in her campaign for judge. The newest is Crime Victims United of California, a bipartisan statewide organization made up of victims of crime, law-enforcement officials, legal professionals and others who work to protect and enhance public safety. Beronio also has received the endorsement of […]

May 04, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Indie bookstores join for special day

The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis, will be one of nearly 100 independent bookstores across the state participating in the first California Bookstore Day on Saturday. Book lovers can visit The Avid Reader or other independent bookstores to purchase exclusive books and book-related items from authors such as Neil Gaiman, George Saunders, Don […]

May 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Thank a teacher with a ticket to tea

Have you thanked a teacher lately? A perfect opportunity is available now from AAUW-Davis and Monticello Seasonal Cuisine. T(ea) is for Teachers is an appreciation tea to honor teachers and support Tech Trek, a summer camp to introduce junior high school girls to math and science careers. Teachers can be traditional school teachers, coaches, piano […]

May 06, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Botanical Society hosts talk on Saudi Arabian plants

The Saudi Arabian deserts harbor distinctive plant life. If you’ve wanted to find out more about this interesting country and its desert flora, you’re invited to attend a free public lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 8, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Russell Huddleston will […]

May 04, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

See flower arrangers in action on Wednesday

For their last program before the summer break, the Davis Flower Arrangers will revive the Pandora’s Box program on Wednesday, May 7, at International House, 10 College Park. Three veteran flower arrangers will be given equal amounts of floral materials and identical containers to make a bouquet. The audience will watch while three different arrangements […]

May 04, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Grace Valley Christian Academy hosts open house

All are invited to Grace Valley Christian Academy’s community open house at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, at 27173 County Road 98 in West Davis. The evening will include a program with information about the school, an all-student performance, classroom tours and light refreshments. Grace Valley Christian Academy is in its 16th year of educating […]

May 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Archer campaign kicks off Monday

Barbara Archer will kick off her campaign for a four-year term on the Davis school board with an event from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at the home of Joy Klineberg, 764 Elmwood Drive. Former state Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin, Archer’s honorary campaign chairperson, will speak at the event. Archer has served as […]

May 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Fit for Life’ keeps seniors healthy and independent

Twenty-five men and women ranging in age from 64 to 98 filed into a brightly lit room at the Davis Senior Center at 7:45 a.m., ready for their workout. Debbie Eernisse, wearing a hands-free microphone, directed the mostly sweatpants-wearing group to lift their legs up and down 12 times. “You want to be tired by […]

May 02, 2014 | Posted in Seniors | Tagged ,

Oil cars burn after train derailment

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia state officials were still trying Thursday morning to determine the environmental impact of a train derailment that plunged oil-carrying tanker cars into the James River in downtown Lynchburg. Department of Environmental Quality spokesman Bill Hayden said Thursday morning that state workers smelled oil downstream from the derailment site during a […]

May 01, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Hey, we’re no longer the worst job

Now that CareerCast has come out with its list of the 10 best jobs and 10 worst jobs for 2014, I’m happy to report that my occupation is no longer at the bottom of the barrel. Yes, the category of “newspaper reporter,” which presumably also includes “newspaper columnist,” soared from worst job in America in […]

May 01, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Parole denied in 1985 beating death

A man convicted 28 years ago of beating his friend to death was denied parole for the ninth time Tuesday, Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced. Kenneth Roy Stark, now 60, was convicted of second-degree murder in connection with the June 1985 death of Ronald Meyers, who was fatally beaten with a tire iron […]

May 01, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Davisites turn in unwanted drugs

A recent prescription drug-collection effort by the Davis Police Department yielded 126 pounds of unwanted, unused or expired prescription medication during a four-hour period, the department announced Wednesday. “By having community members turn in this medication, we are hoping to avoid accidental overdoses, unlawful disposal and harm to the environment,” said Davis police, who teamed […]

May 01, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Have coffee, chat with judicial candidate

Local residents can meet judicial candidate Fredrick Cohen at 2 p.m. Saturday at a coffee hosted by Michelle Millet at 3456 Koso St. in Davis. Cohen is a UC Davis Law School graduate and family law specialist. He will provide a brief overview of the judicial race and then will be available to answer any […]

May 02, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,