Member appreciation party at Davis Food Co-op

The Davis Food Co-op will hold a member appreciation party at the store, 620 G St., from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 25. Members and their guests are invited to stop by this free event for prizes, samples — including a whole roast pig! — and a raffle. Samples and raffle prizes will be […]

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

‘InterPlay’ workshop set Sunday

The Center for Spiritual Living in Davis will offer a workshop Sunday morning on “InterPlay,” facilitated by Bobbie Bolden. It will run from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the north classroom at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road. Bolden, a UC Davis professor emeritus of dance, has had a 30-plus-year career in dance — performing, […]

July 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Beer-tastings will benefit co-op support fund

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host wine and beer tastings in July, August and September to benefit the Howard Bowers Fund. The next tasting, from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, will feature Samuel Adams and Lindeman’s. The cost is $1 per taste, or $5 to taste the slate. Tastings […]

July 18, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Less-prepared students perform well at elite UCs

University of California-eligible students with weaker high school grades and test scores typically fared about as well, after four years in college, as higher-ranking students who were admitted, according to a new UC Davis study. The study on a specific group of students admitted under special circumstances in 2004 shows that students who are mismatched, […]

July 25, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Yamada to hold office hours at Davis Senior Center

Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, will host community office hours from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at the Davis Senior Center library, 646 A St. “Please stop by with any questions or concerns about state issues, or if you need assistance with any state agency,” Yamada said. She represents all or parts of six […]

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

Legislators protest removal of delta signs

State Sen. Lois Wolk and Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, both of Davis, are among six Northern California legislators who are pressing Caltrans for answers to questions about removal of “Save the Delta” signs from private property. Caltrans removed signs last week from property fronting state roadways and highways in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta region. “We are […]

July 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Nominee for UC student regent draws fire

By Lisa Leff SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California’s governing board plans to vote today on a new student member who would be the first practicing Muslim to hold the post and whose nomination is being vigorously opposed by some Jewish groups. UC Berkeley senior Sadia Saifuddin was picked from a field of […]

July 17, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Police chief to continue running fire services while city considers UCD partnership

Davis firefighters will have to operate without a full-time fire chief for just a bit longer. On Monday, Police Chief Landy Black announced in an email to all city fire personnel that he will continue to serve as the head of both police and fire services for the next six months while management digs deeper […]

July 17, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged

CHP IDs suspect in hit-and-run fatality

California Highway Patrol officers say they have identified the driver in the fatal hit-and-run of a 17-year-old Woodland girl and are seeking a warrant for his arrest. Camron Matthew Ervin, 26, of Sacramento, told investigators he was on his way to work at a Woodland warehouse on the morning of July 5 when he struck […]

July 17, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Indecent-exposure suspect returns to court but delays plea

WOODLAND — Free on bail, a Grizzly Flats man accused of taking part in an indecent-exposure incident in Davis will wait until next month to enter a plea. Nicholas Robert Bowen, 61, appeared in Yolo Superior Court on Tuesday with his attorney, Robert Blasier, who asked to postpone the plea entry until Aug. 9, when […]

July 17, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Florida verdict spurs local graffiti vandalism

Davis police are investigating several reports of graffiti vandalism stemming from the weekend verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. On bus shelters in West and South Davis, an unknown suspect of suspects spray-painted messages such as “Racism still exists” and “Justice for Trayvon,” according to the Davis Police Department’s online bulletin. “Zimmerman = Injustice” was […]

July 17, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Crescitelli will tell stories at I-House

Vicki Crescitelli will present “Multicultural Stories” from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. Children ages 4 to 10 with their parents are invited. In September, Vanar Sena Pathshala will present “Stories from India” on Sept. 15, also from 2 to 3 p.m. The storytelling sessions are free for I-House members; […]

July 18, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Negotiations to continue over proposed rural event center

A Yolo County couple’s plan to begin holding weddings, corporate retreats and other large events on their 37-acre property southwest of Esparto was put on hold for several weeks so they could negotiate with neighbors who are concerned about the noise and other issues that may arise. Larry and Lynn Rolston operate Freeheart Farm, two […]

July 17, 2013 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

September hearing set in Davis double-murder case

WOODLAND — With nearly all police reports in the hands of attorneys, a Yolo Superior Court judge Tuesday set a Sept. 13 preliminary hearing date for the suspect in a Davis double-homicide case. The hearing will determine whether there is sufficient evidence for 16-year-old Daniel William Marsh of Davis to stand trial for the April […]

July 17, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,