Sorting out free speech policy, one word at a time

Even trickier than writing a workable policy with a 25-member committee may be defining freedom of expression. Those who attended a public forum Monday to gather opinion on a draft version of UC Davis’ planned freedom of expression policy questioned restrictions that it includes and phrases they found vague or confusing. Phrases like: “Involuntary audience.” “Offensive […]

October 22, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Marsh attorney seeks dismissal of torture allegations

The attorney for a Davis double-murder suspect wants torture allegations against his client dismissed, arguing in court papers that prosecutors failed to prove the special circumstance charge at 16-year-old Daniel Marsh’s preliminary hearing last month. Yolo County Deputy Public Defender Ron Johnson contends that evidence presented at the Sept. 13 hearing demonstrated only an alleged […]

October 22, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: I cherish a late-night train whistle

HORN OF PLENTY … there are a number of reasons to oppose the proposed Cannery Park project, some of them worthy of serious consideration, but concerns about excessive noise from a train whistle takes the cake on the silly side … yes, early on in these discussions some folks complained that “horn blowing” at a […]

October 22, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Downtown fight ends in hate-crime arrest

Davis police arrested a Woodland man on battery and hate-crime charges early Sunday following an altercation in downtown Davis. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said police received a call at about 2:15 a.m. of a fight in progress involving multiple people in the 200 block of F Street. Though the crowd had separated by the time officers […]

October 22, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Men’s Talk Circle celebrates three years

The next Davis Community Men’s Talk and Drum Circle will gather on Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at 600 A St., next door to Davis City Hall.All men 18 years and older are welcome to attend these free monthly events. “For three years, Davis men have found great meaning in talking aloud, […]

October 31, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Girls who volunteer may apply for grant

Girls ages 14 to 17 who volunteer in their community or school are eligible to apply for the Violet Richardson Award, an annual $1,000 grant given by Soroptimist International of Davis. It’s what you do that counts: * Are your activities conducted on a volunteer basis? * Are you caring, compassionate, creative and committed to […]

November 26, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Protesters highlight monkey deaths, escape

A small group protested on Sunday outside the California National Primate Center on the UC Davis campus, decrying what they said were instances of research animal neglect. Michael Budkie, executive director of the Ohio-based group Stop Animal Exploitation Now!, said that 2012 UCD documents detail two instances of preventable monkey deaths: * A 6-month-old monkey […]

October 22, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Summit adds local service for UCD students struggling with eating disorders

Going away to college is undoubtedly one of the most exciting transitions in life. But with new academic, financial and social pressures, it can also be one of the most difficult. For some students, the transition can trigger an eating disorder like anorexia, bulimia, binge eating or even the more recently coined “drunkorexia.” According to […]

October 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Honey Bee (No. 119313), a 6-month-old spayed female domestic short-haired cat. Also hoping for a good home is Foxy (No. 107489), a 4-year-old spayed female long-haired Chihuahua mix, who is […]

October 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Crash tests use Center for Pet Safety’s dummy dogs

By Sue Manning To make the world safer for pets, Lindsey Wolko had to design an indestructible dog. Two years and hundreds of thousands of dollars later, her nonprofit Center for Pet Safety in Reston, Va., has a set of crash-test dog dummies that were battered, throttled and sent flying to test several car safety […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Men’s eating disorders get more attention

By Kristen V. Brown Food was cathartic for Max Sala, something that held his life together and at the same time tore it apart. As a child he ate for comfort, arriving for his freshman year of high school, as he put it, “significantly overweight.” Then Sala, now 19 and a student at UC Davis, […]

October 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Chamber hosts social at Woodland Healthcare’s new office

Community members are invited to attend the Davis Chamber of Commerce’s October evening social, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Woodland Healthcare’s Davis Medical Office, 2440 W. Covell Blvd. The health care provider recently opened this new 6,000-square-foot specialty medical office adjacent to its existing office. Guests will enjoy margaritas, hors d’oeuvres from Dos […]

October 22, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

App aims to prevent texting while driving

By Tad Sooter The image is still frozen in Erik Wood’s mind. The driver’s wrists were pressed against the steering wheel as her thumbs worked the keypad of a cellphone held in front of her face. She never glanced up as her car blew past Wood and his 3-year-old daughter in a Seattle crosswalk. That […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Plants for sale Saturday at Central Park Gardens

Central Park Gardens will celebrate seven years of volunteer-led garden improvements at its annual open house and plant sale on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Master Gardener volunteers and members of the gardens’ steering committee will answer questions and sell plants in five of the seven demonstration gardens, at Third and B streets […]

October 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,