Birds of prey can be seen at Davis wetlands

The city of Davis and Yolo Basin Foundation invite community members to join docents at the Davis wetlands for a free guided tour from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday. The presence of top predators, like birds of prey, is often indicative of a healthy habitat. The diversity of small mammals, birds and amphibians at the […]

October 29, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Police: Suspect in fatal Lodi crash was drinking

LODI (AP) — The suspect in the deadly car crash that killed five people Tuesday in the central California city of Lodi had been drinking with his father shortly before the accident, and an examination of his home turned up an empty bottle of vodka, a search warrant shows. Lodi police named Ryan Christopher Morales […]

October 27, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Roseville standoff leaves six cops wounded

ROSEVILLE (AP) — Police said a wanted parolee fired first in a shootout that left six officers injured and led to an hours-long standoff in a suburban Sacramento city before he surrendered. Roseville police spokesman Lt. Cal Walstad said that one officer with a jaw wound and a federal agent shot in the leg remain […]

October 27, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Ambitious blog editor reflects on Davis upbringing

Meet the editor Who: Anna Holmes, editor of “The Book of Jezebel” When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Where: The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., downtown Davis Anna Holmes may have bylines in The Washington Post, Time and Newsweek, but the first time her name was pressed with ink onto newsprint was in the Davis High School […]

October 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Will Davis ever say yes?

Given that Davis likes to vote on just about everything, a curious citizen asked me the other day if I thought The Cannery project would pass muster with the well-educated and well-heeled residents of Davis if it were put on the ballot. A tough question, given that voting in favor of anything is rare in this town, […]

October 27, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Davis announces candidacy for City Council

Davis for Davis. The campaign literature practically writes itself. Robb Davis, a local public health professional and staunch bicycle advocate, became the first candidate to step forward and officially announce his bid for a seat on the Davis City Council, speaking Saturday in front of a group of about 50 friends and family members who […]

October 27, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Signs of the season

Families flocked to Central Park on Saturday morning to celebrate the harvest season and Halloween at one of Davis’ most popular events — the Davis Farmers Market Fall Festival. The morning’s fun included a pumpkin patch, a petting zoo, pony rides, a costume parade and food galore, all taking place alongside the market. Here, Adrian […]

October 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sign up now for Running of the Turkeys

Whether you enjoy running or are looking for a way to work off a few extra pounds to feel less guilty about Thanksgiving dinner, the fifth annual Running of the Turkeys on Thursday, Nov. 28, is the right choice. With three divisions, the 5-kilometer run/walk is a family-friendly way to spend the holiday. The race kicks […]

November 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Hear ‘War of the Worlds’ on the radio

The “Eclectic Dinosaur Show” — heard on KDRT community radio, 95.7 FM, and online at kdrt.org — will feature a replay of the original broadcast of the 1938 Orson Welles show, “The War of the Worlds,” about an invasion from Mars. The radio show airs live from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday and replays on […]

October 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Grad Night tickets may be purchased online

Tickets for the 2014 Davis Grad Night celebration are stukk available for purchase online at http://groups.dcn.org/davisgradnight/tickets. The party is an all-night, drug- and alcohol-free celebration for graduates of all four Davis high schools — Davis High, Da Vinci High, King High and the Davis School for Independent Study. It will take place at Emerson Junior […]

December 26, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

State health care website recovering from glitches

By Victoria Colliver While the federal government’s poorly performing health care website was described in Capitol Hill hearings last week as a disaster and a train wreck, California’s online enrollment process has behaved, in comparison, like an overachiever. But it hasn’t operated without glitches. Since its debut Oct. 1, Covered California, the state’s online marketplace […]

October 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Speaker talks about keeping Latino youths out of prison

Saleem Shakir, a consultant to Yolo County’s Disproportionate Minority Contact Project, will speak from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday about ways to reduce incarceration of Latino juveniles. His talk, which is free and open to the public, will take place at a Court Watch Council meeting at the Holy Rosary Pastoral Center, 503 California St. […]

October 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Parole denied in 2001 attempted murder

A Board of Parole Hearings panel denied parole last week to a former Knights Landing man convicted of attempting to kill his wife, according to the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office. Javiad Akhtar, 54, is serving a life sentence at the California Institution for Men in Chino for the 2001 incident, when Akhtar, in violation […]

October 27, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Still time to RSVP for Birch Lane’s 50th birthday party

There’s still time for students, former students, teachers, retired teachers, parents and others to RSVP for Birch Lane Elementary’s 50th anniversary celebration. The event will take place Wednesday, Nov. 6, the 50th day of the current school year. People are encouraged to RSVP by Thursday to Michelle Salisbury at 530-757-5395 or [email protected] The school is […]

October 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,