Ukrainian president flees the capital

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — In a stunning reversal of fortune, Ukrainian opposition icon Yulia Tymoshenko left imprisonment Saturday and spoke to a massive, adoring crowd, while her arch-foe President Viktor Yanukovych decamped to eastern Ukraine and vowed he would remain in power. Protesters took control of the presidential administration building and thousands of curious and […]

February 23, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Just wait till the Tooth Fairy finds out

OK, let’s call this little exercise “The Truth About Magic Doors As It Pertains to the Davis City Council.” You see, a week ago Friday in this space I attempted to explain how the Davis City Council went from seeming unanimity over putting a three-quarter-cent sales tax increase on the ballot to instead recommending a […]

February 23, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Ruling due on Marsh murder confession

A Yolo Superior Court judge is slated to rule this week whether a Davis teen’s alleged confession to the brutal murders of an elderly couple should be a part of the defendant’s upcoming trial proceedings. Yolo County prosecutors say a bid by Daniel Marsh’s defense attorneys to toss out the alleged admission should be denied, […]

February 23, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Assembly forum focuses on senior issues

The status quo was a ready punching bag Saturday morning as all three District 4 Assembly candidates made their case to a gathering at the Davis Senior Center sponsored by Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance. Davis Mayor Joe Krovoza, Davis Mayor Pro Tem Dan Wolk and longtime Napa County Supervisor Bill Dodd explained their positions on […]

February 23, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pucker up

Three Davis High teachers, along with Principal Will Brown, were the lucky “winners” in the FFA’s Kiss the Goat fundraiser. On Friday, Steve Smyte, Kristin Swanstrom and Kevin Williams joined Brown on the DHS Quad to lock lips with the barnyard friend. The annual event raised $211 for the campus club. The money was collected […]

February 23, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Student role models honored by Sunrise Rotarians

The Sunrise Rotary Club of Davis honored nine Davis, Da Vinci and King high school students as Students of the Month for February. They are: * Kevin Armer, nominated by Da Vinci Principal Troy Allen, Vice Principal Scott Stephen Bell and office staff Adela Johnson, Debbie Martin and Marguerite Fleming, who wrote, “It is difficult to forget a […]

February 23, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Movie directors go for the gold

Movies vying for the top prize, “best picture,” include “12 years a slave,” “Gravity” and “Her.” _S7I9672.dng TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE _DSC5547.dng

February 23, 2014 | Posted in Our Sunday Best | Tagged

Jorgensen will talk about race relations

Issues of race between 1957 and 2014 will be addressed at a free class at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Davis Senior Center. The instructor is UC Davis professor emeritus Carl Jorgensen, who will explore “some things that have changed and some things that have remained somewhat the same.” Jorgensen’s research interests include race relations […]

February 23, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Talk focuses on easy whole grains

Wish you could have whole grains and great taste in your diet without a lot of fuss? The Davis Food Co-op will share easy techniques and recipes for whole-grain goodness at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Admission is free but space is limited. To sign up, stop […]

February 23, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Students say The Aggie should live

Thanks to UC Davis student voters, The California Aggie may yet reach its 100th birthday despite recent budget shortfalls due to decreased ad revenues. Roughly 73 percent of UCD student voters approved a referendum in favor of keeping The California Aggie alive, and their approval will now be seen by university administrators in the coming […]

February 23, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

St. James hosts annual Wine-Tasting Festival

The 11th annual St. James Wine-Tasting Festival will run from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at the St. James Memorial Center, 1275 B St. in Davis. Wine-tasting will be available from approximately a dozen regional wineries. Guests will have an opportunity to explore fun and educational wine activities, enjoy an array of culinary […]

February 23, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Downtown drinking is subject of Wednesday forum

Davis Downtown invites representatives of local businesses and community members to a brown-bag lunch gathering Wednesday to explore the problems related to the over-consumption of alcohol and its impact on having a vibrant and exciting downtown. Judith McBrine, a facilitator for Davis’ Neighborhood Court Program, will share her experiences with the restorative justice program and […]

February 23, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Poker tourney is a good bet for fun, philanthropy

Tickets are still available for Soroptimist International of Davis’ annual Texas Hold ‘Em poker night at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St., Davis. Proceeds benefit local charities supporting women and children. Tickets are $40 for general admission or $60 for tournament play. Purchase tickets online at or contact […]

February 23, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

At the pond: A marvelous meeting

A marvelous meeting happened one rainy day this month. We had a first meeting of Friends of North Davis Ponds — the Julie Partansky Pond and the Northstar Park Pond. And people showed up with incredible gifts to share. Chris Dunford, recently retired president of Davis-based Freedom from Hunger, brought a list of 175 birds […]

February 23, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,