Court considers school’s May 5 U.S. flag ban

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday wrestled with the novel question of whether it was offensive for Northern California high school students to display the American flag during a school day dedicated to celebrating Mexican heritage. The three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals didn’t tip its hand […]

October 18, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Still time to sign up for school district’s action teams

The Davis school district is still seeking intrepid volunteers who are interested in serving on the soon-to-be-formed action teams that are part of the district’s current strategic planning process. The Strategic Planning Committee held a marathon three-day meeting in late September, identifying several goals and objectives for the five-year plan that is being developed. These […]

October 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis school board announces settlement of Measure E lawsuit

The Davis school board has announced a settlement of the Measure E parcel tax lawsuit brought by Davis resident Jose Granda and others. Granda had argued that the dual rate structure written into Measure E, a four-year school parcel tax approved by voters last November, violated state law. The measure would have charged single-family homes […]

October 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: The goal is less trash, not smaller cans

OPTIMISTIC THINKING … we all know that the city has decided to charge an extra six bucks a month to those residents who continue to use 95-gallon trash cans, but what you might not know is that the city expects that this will lead to a dramatic reduction in the use of 95-gallon cans … […]

October 18, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Shots fired at Woodland house

Police in Woodland are investigating the Tuesday night shooting of an occupied home. Sgt. Steve Guthrie said police were called shortly before 10 p.m. to the 1300 block of Colfax Drive, where both the house and a nearby car had been struck by at least one bullet. Witnesses reported hearing three to four shots fired […]

October 18, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Lights go out; two get busted

Two Woodland men face multiple felony charges after allegedly leaving an East Davis apartment complex in the dark Wednesday morning. Davis police Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the arrests occurred at about 3:45 a.m., after an officer patrolling the 900 block of Cranbrook Court saw the lights go out in the parking lot of a nearby […]

October 18, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

March trial slated for Davis double-homicide suspect

A March trial date has been set for a 16-year-old Davis boy accused of fatally stabbing an elderly couple last spring. Yolo Superior Court Stephen Mock set the date during a hearing Thursday morning where Marsh’s attorney, Deputy Public Defender Ron Johnson, sought additional time to prepare his case beyond the 60-day time period requested […]

October 18, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Governor signs four of Yamada’s bills

Four measures authored by Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, recently were signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. “I appreciate Governor Brown’s signature on bills that we sent to his desk in support of California’s vulnerable adults and at-risk youth,” Yamada said. The following bills have been signed into law: * AB 394, Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders […]

October 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD seeks transparency with police oversight board

UC Davis unveiled this week its vision of an independent civilian oversight board for the campus police department, its creation just one dozens of recommendations to emerge from the pepper-spraying controversy of Nov. 18, 2011. The board’s mission: to strengthen the relationship between the campus community and police by establishing an open, transparent process “that […]

October 18, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Sketchy artists

As part of Davis Downtown’s monthlong celebration of art known as ARTober, the two-day F St. Screever Fest continues from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday in front of Armadillo Music, 205 F St.; nestware, 207 F St.; and Paulina’s Boutique, 207 F St. Suite A. On Thursday, Kelly Edward took time to draw in […]

October 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Farm-to-school programs yield nutritious (and tasty) results

By Pam Kan-Rice If kids are introduced to fruits and vegetables at school, will they be more likely to choose to eat produce on an ongoing basis? That’s the hope of University of California researchers who studied schools that served meals prepared with local produce. The dramatic rise of obesity and diabetes in children has […]

October 18, 2013 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Birding trip planned Sunday to Lake Solano

The public is invited to a free bird-watching trip Sunday with the Yolo Audubon Society to Lake Solano along Putah Creek west of Winters. Those interested should meet near Big 5 Sporting Goods at The Marketplace shopping center, Covell Boulevard and Sycamore Lane in West Davis, at 7:30 a.m. Birders of all skill levels are […]

October 18, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Explorit: Spooky science fundraiser at museum

When darkness falls, the Explorit lab will come alive for a hair-raising fundraiser for the whole family, Spooky Science Nights, on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25-26, and Halloween night. Discover what lurks beneath the surface by testing different slimes in the Goo Room. Experience the thrills and chills of chemistry as you experiment with states […]

October 18, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Yolo Hospice: Making connections and raising awareness

By Cynthia Wolff Yolo Hospice participated in the Senior Fair on Tuesday at the Davis Senior Center, which offered an opportunity for flu shots, blood pressure checks and general wellness information. A number of people stopped by our table to say thank you and related stories of their experience of hospice, some from other states […]

October 20, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,