Allen plans coffee in West Davis

Davis City Council candidate Sheila Allen will meet with Davis voters Monday, March 31, to talk about issues that face the city, hear their concerns and share her vision for Davis. Dorothy Peterson will host the event from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at her home at 753 Plum Lane. Allen, a public health nurse and […]

March 30, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

DPNS celebrates 65 years with a party

The Davis Parent Nursery School will celebrate its 65th anniversary with a lemonade party from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at 426 W. Eighth St. All current and former DPNS students, teachers and their families are invited to enjoy sweets, treats and fun. There will be a tour and a short presentation on the past […]

April 01, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Weekend walks set for Davis

Supporters of Robb Davis for City Council will gather at 1125 Bucknell Drive between 9 and 10 a.m. on Saturday for weekend precinct walking. The campaign invites all who are interested in supporting Davis to join walking teams over the April 5-6 and 26-27 weekends. Trainers and materials will be available on Saturday. For more […]

April 01, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Master Gardeners will talk about perennials

Yolo Master Gardeners will teach a class in propagating perennials using soft wood cuttings from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at the Grace Garden. The garden is at the Davis United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road in Davis. The class is free and will take place rain or shine. For more information, call […]

May 06, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Programs offer taste of Chinese culture

Chinese tea tastings, paper-cutting workshops, tai chi classes and lectures on Chinese customs will be among the savory offerings of the Confucius Institute at UC Davis this spring. Established in 2012, the institute is the first of hundreds of Confucius Institutes around the world to focus on promoting understanding of Chinese food and beverage culture. […]

March 30, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

SoCal quake forces evacuations

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A moderate earthquake that rattled a swath of Southern California forced several dozen people in one community out of their homes after firefighters discovered foundation problems that made the buildings unsafe to enter, authorities said Saturday. Fire crews red-tagged 20 apartment units in a building in the Orange County city of […]

March 30, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Scientists gather to study old-growth redwoods

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Scientists climbed high into old-growth redwoods in the San Francisco Bay Area as part of a two-day effort to gather data and document the different creatures that live in the tree canopy. About 300 volunteer scientists on Friday began documenting the bugs, birds, mosses, plants and other living organisms that call […]

March 30, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Man arrested for punching Davis café clerk

A store clerk was punched Friday just outside the Barista Brew Café in the 400 block of G Street in downtown Davis, police report. Described as a Davis transient, Marc Duncan, 40, entered the café about noon where employees said they saw him stealing, police said. The clerk asked Duncan to leave and threatened to […]

March 30, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Lengthy sentences handed down in Dunnigan murder attempt

The second of two men convicted of attempted murder and other crimes in connection with a Dunnigan ambush was sentenced Friday to 40 years to life in prison, the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office announced. Prosecutors said 55-year-old David Earl Bristow of Bakersfield was a hired hit man in the Oct. 1, 2012, attack, in […]

March 30, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Infection delays surgery for collie with gunshot wound

UC Davis veterinarians have discovered an infection in the jawbone of Lad, the collie from Kentucky that was shot in the face in February. For any potential surgery to be successful, this infection will need to be cleared before oral surgeons can move on to the surgery phase of Lad’s treatment. The treatment of this […]

March 30, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Woodland murder suspect arrested; ‘person of interest’ still at large

Woodland police have apprehended one of two people linked to the March 18 stabbing death of a 33-year-old man. Julio Demetrio Gayton, 26, was taken into custody Friday morning after police received an anonymous tip that he was at a residence on West Elliot Street, Sgt. Brett Hancock said. Gayton surrendered peacefully following a dramatic […]

March 30, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Cancer fighters pull together to raise funds

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Davis got underway Saturday as event volunteers and participants gathered in Central Park, Fourth and C streets, to launch their fundraising efforts for the year. One of the American Cancer Society’s Heroes of Hope, Gina von Damm Bogart, talked about her battle against cancer and then led […]

March 30, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fifth Street project puts a focus on safety for everyone

The first reaction a motorist might have to the Fifth Street Corridor Improvement Project may be disbelief, and then disdain for city politics. But it is the result of a slow battle between safety advocates and those who needed convincing that resulted in a road project that promises to improve the safety of everyone who […]

March 30, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Fight the drought, start in the shower

My good friend Clyde Froehlich, who knows a thing or two about water conservation, took time out of his busy schedule a while back to pen a piece in this very newspaper offering tips on how we can all beat this never-ending drought. Fortunately, Clyde’s sound advice does not include an admonition that we all […]

March 30, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,