Lawsuit targets sales tax measure

Two Davis men filed a lawsuit last week against the city’s proposed sales tax increase, adding legal drama to the city’s election effort to cover a more than $5 million deficit. The increase is known as Measure O on the June 3 ballot, and would — all told — raise the city’s sales tax from […]

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

Marsh lawyers seek June trial date

WOODLAND — The attorneys for a Davis teen accused of murder want their client’s trial moved from April to June, but prosecutors say that won’t happen without a fight. “I don’t believe there is good cause for a continuance, and the people are opposed to it,” Yolo County Assistant Chief Deputy District Attorney Michael Cabral […]

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

Prieto seeks fifth term as sheriff

Yolo County Sheriff Ed Prieto announced Friday he is running unopposed in this year’s election, which will mark his fifth term in office and 45th year in law enforcement. Prieto, 70, served 30 years with the California Highway Patrol before being elected sheriff in 1998. He is the longest-tenured sheriff in the county’s history since […]

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

Honda opens West Village ‘smart home’ for tours

Beginning on Tuesday, the public will have a chance to take a look inside American Honda Motor Co.’s high-tech “smart home” in West Village. The house, a kind of living laboratory at 299 N. Sage St., will be open from noon to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, then 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday. […]

March 23, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

KDRT uses all-volunteer program hosts

Ruth Chambers hosts “The Chambers Street Theatre” program, which “primarily features writing from the 1800s, when famous writers would tour and give lectures, reading from their work,” Chambers explained. Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde and others made quite a bit of money (and sold quite a few books) in the role of enterprising author/performer. […]

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

Our Sunday best: Happy anniversary, KDRT!

“Davisville,” “Rocket Radio” and “Na Mele o Hawai’i” are just a few of the gems that can be heard on KDRT, “the people-powered, community-supported noncommercial radio.”

Locally focused KDRT, the low-power radio station at 95.7 FM, operates out of the Davis Media Access offices on East Fifth Street. And while KDRT is still relatively young as community-based projects go, the station is approaching its 10th anniversary on the air in September.

School board decision ignites fireworks

Friday morning’s meeting of the Davis school was brief, but fiery: * The board voted to rehire Davis High volleyball coach Julie Crawford; * Former school board trustee Nancy Peterson excoriated the board for rehiring Crawford on Friday after just voting last week to uphold an earlier administrative decision not to offer the coach a […]

March 21, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Workshop to look at science and faith

“Science and Faith: Working Together to Inspire Action on Climate Change” is the topic of the keynote address by Adrienne Alvord, the Director for the Western States Division of Union of Concerned Scientists. All are welcome to attend the Interfaith Climate Crisis Conference from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at the United Methodist […]

March 30, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged

Obama set to speak at UC Irvine

IRVINE (AP) — President Barack Obama will speak at UC Irvine commencement in June after students and staff delivered thousands of postcards requesting him, officials said Thursday. Obama is looking forward to delivering the address marking the 50th anniversary of the dedication of the campus by President Lyndon B. Johnson, said Keith Maley, a White […]

March 21, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

‘Wacky Wilderness Days’ set at Nature Preserve

The Cache Creek Conservancy presents “Wacky Wilderness Days,” a program for students who are out of school during spring break. From 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 26, conservancy education specialists will be providing the first session called “New Beginnings Nature Walk.” While the focus is on elementary age students, everyone is welcome and they […]

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

Putin formalizes Crimea annexation; Ukraine signs deal with EU

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin completed his annexation of Crimea on Friday, signing a law making the Black Sea peninsula part of Russia just as Ukraine itself sealed a deal pulling it closer into Europe’s orbit. Putin said he saw no need to further retaliate against U.S. sanctions, a newly conciliatory tone that apparently […]

March 21, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: If all else fails, try teamwork

WELCOME BACK, COACH … if the Davis Joint Unified School District hadn’t done the right thing by hiring Julie Crawford back as girls volleyball coach this fall, I had an evil plan to make it happen … While volleyball is not a sport I have mastered — or even tried — I planned to apply […]

March 21, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Can you give them a home?

Balou is a 2- to 3-year-old neutered male large purebred Rottweiler. He is a gentle giant who loves everyone and is totally ball crazy. Mona Lisa is a 1-year-old small (8 pounds) spayed female Pekingese/Pomeranian mix. She is a sweet girl and loves being held. She’s hoping to become someone’s lap dog. Come meet them […]

March 21, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Car stop leads to drug, vehicle theft arrest

A routine vehicle stop early Thursday led to an arrest and the recovery of a stolen car, Davis police said. Lt. Tom Waltz said during a 1 a.m. stop of a Ford Expedition in the 4600 block of Second Street the officer spotted what appeared to be drug paraphernalia in plain view in the front […]

March 21, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,