Obstacle course shows dangers of distracted driving

They could be in any neighborhood: a bicyclist. A jogger. A new mom pushing her baby stroller. A small boy kicking around a soccer ball.

In this case, however, the “people” were cardboard cutouts, erected amid a traffic-cone obstacle course at the California Highway Patrol Academy in West Sacramento.

Their purpose: to show visiting reporters first-hand the dangers of distracted driving. According to the CHP, the act of sending or receiving a text or phone call takes a driver’s eyes off the road an average of 4.6 seconds …

Madhavi Sunder launches school board campaign

Madhavi Sunder, a daughter of immigrants and a professor of law at UC Davis, announced Tuesday that she will seek a seat on the Davis school board. Sunder said she will be a candidate for appointment to the vacancy created by trustee Nancy Peterson’s resignation and also will be a candidate in the November general […]

April 10, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fundraiser planned for Allen’s campaign

Davis City Council candidate Sheila Allen will be the guest of honor at a campaign fundraiser from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at the home of former Davis Mayor Ann Evans and her husband, David J. Thompson, 516 Rutgers Drive. Light appetizers will be served. For more information, call 530-753-4551. Event details can […]

April 17, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Barbara Archer to seek school board seat

Barbara Archer, a longtime community volunteer and public relations professional, announced Tuesday that she will seek a seat on the Davis school board. Archer will be a candidate for appointment to a vacant school board seat to be filled on May 8, with the appointee serving until November, and will seek a four-year seat in […]

April 10, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bunny Run will benefit Yolo SPCA

On Saturday, April 19, the inaugural Bunny Run 5K/10K will start at 9 a.m. at Whole Foods Market Davis, 500 First St. Other scheduled events are the kids’ quarter-mile “Bunny Hop” run (8:30 a.m.) and the Yolo County SPCA 1-mile dog walk (9:15 a.m.). Breakfast will be provided for all participants. After the race, the […]

April 15, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Radio show looks at time management

“How She Really Does It,” a radio talk show with Koren Motekaitis, airs live from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays on KDRT, 95.7 FM, or by live webstreaming at www.howshereallydoesit.com. This week’s guest is Jill Farmer, who has been called a “brilliant time optimizer and life maximizer.” She is a former Emmy Award-winning investigative TV […]

April 10, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Conference puts focus on Arab studies

The UC Davis Middle East/South Asia Studies Program presents a two-day Arab Studies Conference from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 2 and 3, in Ballroom A of the Activities and Recreation Center on campus. Speakers on Friday, May 2, will focus on “Subjectivity and Its Discontents,” while the lineup on Saturday, May 3, will […]

April 24, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis man faces drug, resisting arrest charges

Erratic behavior led to the arrest of a 29-year-old Davis man on drug and resisting-arrest charges Tuesday night in Winters, the California Highway Patrol reported. Officer Cindy Leal said Christopher B. Roberts was holding a sign on the sidewalk and “appeared to be talking to himself” when a CHP officer came to a stop at […]

April 09, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

400 bikes go up for bids at UCD auction

More than 400 bicycles will be available for sale to the highest bidder at the biannual UC Davis bike auction on Saturday, May 3. The bikes may be viewed from 7:30 to 9 a.m., with bidding getting underway at 9 a.m. and lasting until all items are sold. The auction takes place inside The Pavilion […]

April 23, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Food Co-op board plans open house

The board of directors of the Davis Food Co-op invites the members to speak with elected directors, ask questions and share thoughts and ideas about the Co-op on Thursday, April 24, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Co-op Teaching Kitchen, 537 G St. Light refreshments will be served. New members are invited to gather […]

April 17, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Student goes after classmates with knife

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A doctor says some victims of a multiple stabbing at a high school near Pittsburgh have suffered injuries classified as life-threatening, though all are expected to survive. Dr. Chris Kaufman says two victims were in the operating room and one was awaiting surgery at Forbes Regional Medical Center, a few miles […]

April 09, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bill to end killer-whale performances stalls

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A California bill that sought to end killer whale shows at SeaWorld in San Diego and phase out their captivity was put on hold Tuesday, dousing an escalating fight between animal activists and supporters of the major tourist attraction. The bill’s author, Democrat Richard Bloom of Santa Monica, agreed during the bill’s […]

April 09, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Trial begins in alleged elder-abuse death

WOODLAND — It was the stench that first assaulted Jennifer Davis’ senses. “There was a very strong odor of urine and an overall odor I would describe as rot — a filthy odor,” Davis, a Yolo County sheriff’s detective, testified in court Tuesday about the scene she encountered at 118 Hedy Lane in South Davis […]

April 09, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: School board in for a wild ride

“Process to fill board vacancy outlined,” said the Page 1, above-the-fold headline over Jeff Hudson’s story in Tuesday’s Davis Enterprise. “Applications due April 15; appointment set May 8,” said the sub-headline, meaning the Davis school board is on the fast track to find a fifth member to break those awkward 2-2 tie votes. The seat […]

April 09, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,