Per Capita Davis: ‘The fierce urgency of now’

Martin Luther King, speaking about the Vietnam War and inequities associated with it, said: “We are faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history there is such a thing as being too late.” The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate […]

October 03, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Are we there yet? Hair today might not be hair tomorrow

This is a difficult column for me to write because it addresses something that seems to be taboo in Davis: Caring too much about my appearance. In fact, my hairstylist, David Martin, and I had a talk earlier this year about my discomfort at having my hair too styled. (Even saying “hairstylist” makes me cringe a […]

October 02, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Radiologist speaks at breast cancer support meeting

Nicole Carbó, M.D., will discuss “Screening and Diagnostic Imaging Techniques for Breast Cancer” at a free meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14. Carbó is a diagnostic radiologist with Radiological Associates of Sacramento. She will discuss the ways various imaging procedures are used in screening for and diagnosing breast cancer. There will be time for […]

October 04, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Lyon collects winter coats for those in need

Lyon Real Estate kicked off its third annual Coat Drive earlier this month, part of the company’s Lyon Cares program. Warm winter coats will be collected through Thursday, Oct. 31, for distribution to local residents in need. “Last year, we collected more than 5,500 coats and distributed them to 30 local organizations,” said Pat Shea, […]

October 24, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Volunteers will diagnose plant diseases

Local residents who are baffled by problems in their garden are invited to bring a plant or soil sample to the Friends of the Arboretum Plant Sale on Saturday and Sunday for a free diagnostic session with volunteers from the UC Davis Plant Disease Clinic. The community service is provided by graduate students, professors and […]

October 02, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Spooky theme for monthly crafts fair

More than 40 artists, artisans, musicians and creative spirits will haunt Central Park on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair, themed “Spooks, Spirits & Students.” In addition to crafts, music and refreshments, the fair features spooky stories and a table to make Day of the Dead skull pendants, […]

October 02, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Putah Creek Council seeks new members for Stewardship Team

Putah Creek Council, a local nonprofit dedicated to the protection and enhancement of Putah Creek and its tributaries, announces its annual Stewardship Team training, which runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, in Davis. Putah Creek Council facilitates more than 70 events per year, including creek cleanup, native plant propagation and habitat […]

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

Pence Gallery: New exhibits grace the walls this fall

The Pence Gallery is launching its fall season with three new exhibits, representing a diverse array of artistic talent. In our Main Gallery, art critic DeWitt Cheng selected paintings and drawings by artists Arthur Bell, Mark Bryan, William Harsh, Chris Leib, Pierre Merkl and Michael Kerbow that feature varying levels of pictorial realism. Titled “Reality2,” […]

October 02, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Crisis line training sessions start soon

Community members can play a role in saving the lives of their friends and neighbors by volunteering to answer Suicide Prevention of Yolo County’s crisis line. Volunteers undergo a 36-hour training program in which they develop the skills needed to manage issues of depression, suicide, family relationship conflicts and mental illness. The fall 2013 training […]

October 04, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Support offered for peripheral neuropathy

If you believe you might have neuropathy in your hands, feet or legs because they’re burning, tingling or feel numb, you might want to attend the Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group meeting from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A S. Share your symptoms with others and then learn […]

October 03, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Health insurance markets open

CHICAGO (AP) — Online insurance marketplaces at the heart of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul struggled to handle the volume of consumers on Tuesday, the first day of a six-month open enrollment period. Federal officials said they were working to address the website problems as quickly as possible. Callers to the federal call center […]

October 01, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged

On KDRT: Muslims fighting extremism

A school play held despite the real fear that an extremist will bomb the performance; women arrested in the Sudan for protesting a court sentence ordering a woman to be flogged for wearing trousers. These are two of the many stories in “Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight Against Muslim […]

October 02, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

No deal: Impasse shuts down government

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a protracted dispute over President Barack Obama’s signature health care law reached a boiling point, forcing some 800,000 federal workers off the job. Obama readied a midday statement to the nation as Democrats and Republicans maintained a blame-each-other duel on Capitol […]

October 01, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Mother pleads not guilty to murder, assault charges

As her relatives wept in the courtroom audience, a Davis woman pleaded not guilty Monday to murder and assault charges stemming from last week’s death of her 5-year-old daughter.

Aquelin Crystal Talamantes, 29, spoke softly as she confirmed her name to Yolo Superior Court Commissioner Janene Beronio and said she could not afford to hire her own attorney. Beronio appointed a public defender, who entered the not-guilty plea on Talamantes’ behalf.

Beronio set an Oct. 15 preliminary hearing date in the case and ordered that Talamantes continue to be held without bail at the Yolo County Jail.

“We still love you,” one tearful relative said to Talamantes as family members filed out of the courtroom.

October 01, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged , ,