Man shot at in Woodland park

Halloween was no treat for a man who reported being shot and wounded Thursday night in Woodland. Police Lt. Anthony Cucchi said officers were dispatched at 9:14 p.m. to Woodland Memorial Hospital, where the unidentified victim had arrived with a single gunshot wound to his thigh. He told police he had been walking through City […]

November 03, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Girl, 14, arrested after Woodland car chase

Woodland police say a 14-year-old girl was behind the wheel of a car that led officers on a brief high-speed chase Friday morning. It began at about 11:45 a.m., when officers received a report of a red Mitsubishi Eclipse driving recklessly through a north Woodland neighborhood, Lt. Anthony Cucchi said. Police spotted the car a […]

November 03, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Judge blocks dismissal of Marsh torture count

WOODLAND — The extensive number of stab wounds suffered by an elderly Davis couple is sufficient evidence for torture allegations against their accused killer to stand, a Yolo Superior Court judge ruled Friday. Judge Paul K. Richardson’s ruling derailed an attempt by Daniel William Marsh’s defense attorneys to eliminate one of the three special-circumstance allegations […]

November 03, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Davis girl found in car trunk had drowned, coroner rules

The 5-year-old Davis girl whose lifeless body was found in the trunk of her mother’s car five weeks ago died as a result of drowning, Sacramento County coroner’s officials announced Friday. Tatiana Alexia Rose Garcia’s manner of death was listed as homicide within a day of her Sept. 26 discovery at a Sacramento apartment complex. […]

November 03, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: We’re not expecting this to blow over

I’m not sure if this is a sign of what’s to come, but I did receive a sharply worded email from former City Council candidate Daniel Watts the other day about an incredibly important issue in this town. It made me wonder if this is Dan’s way of dipping his toe into the political waters […]

November 03, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Yolo at war: Back on the home front

It was a Tuesday in August. The United States had days earlier ravaged Japan with two strikes of atomic devastation, and with the Second Great War over, Davis, like cities across the country, had lost itself in celebration.

Astride a white horse, Mayor Calvin Covell thundered down the streets of Davis alongside his band of Circle “D” Horsemen.

Ahead rumbled a raucous parade of fire engines and trucks, blaring their horns and sirens. Store owners and customers emptied out onto the road to join the momentous occasion.

March trial set for former UCD chemistry researcher

WOODLAND — A Yolo Superior Court judge set a March trial date Friday for a former UC Davis chemistry researcher accused of keeping firearms and explosive-making materials in his on-campus apartment. David Scott Snyder, 33, reiterated his not-guilty plea during a brief hearing in Judge David Reed’s courtroom. Prosecutor Martha Holzapfel said the trial, slated […]

November 03, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Yolo County CASA seeks volunteer advocates

Yolo County CASA trains, screens and supports volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in the foster care system. After successfully completing a 30-hour training and rigorous background screening, volunteers are appointed by the juvenile dependency court judge to advocate for a child in the foster care system. CASAs enjoy spending time with the […]

December 05, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Community design expert speaks to Davis Bicycles!

Davis Bicycles! invites all interested local residents to its annual membership meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Cafe 110 in the Hallmark Inn, 110 F St. in downtown Davis. A special guest will Brian Mickelson, the city of Davis’ newly hired transportation manager. The featured speaker is Charlie Gandy, mobility coordinator for the […]

November 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo ACLU forum focuses on reproductive justice

Phyllida Burlingame, reproductive justice policy director at the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, will speak on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at a forum organized to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision to legalize abortion in the United States. The forum, focusing on current local and national reproductive health issues, is […]

November 05, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Supervisors to vote on combining assessor, clerk-recorder offices

Yolo County supervisors will decide Tuesday whether to merge two elected offices — county assessor and clerk-recorder — into one position overseeing elections as well. Currently, Freddie Oakley serves as clerk-recorder and registrar of voters and Joel Butler as assessor. Both are up for re-election in June with their current terms expiring at the end […]

November 03, 2013 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

V is for victory

In the 1940s, the Davis population mostly lived between A and L streets, and First to about Seventh streets.

November 03, 2013 | Posted in Our Sunday Best | Tagged ,

Davis citizens step in as WWII railroad workers

“The railroad company has been hard hit with men leaving for the service in the face of increasing freight shipments. An SOS call was sent out and a good number of Davisites responded.” The Davis Enterprise, October 1942

November 03, 2013 | Posted in Our Sunday Best | Tagged ,

As interest fades in the humanities, colleges worry

By Tamar Lewin STANFORD — On Stanford University’s sprawling campus, where a long palm-lined drive leads to manicured quads, humanities professors produce highly regarded scholarship on Renaissance French literature and the philosophy of language. They have generous compensation, stunning surroundings and access to the latest technology and techniques of scholarship. The only thing they lack […]

November 02, 2013 | Posted in Local News