Downtown Davis Sidewalk Sale this weekend

The Downtown Davis July Summer Sidewalk Sale will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 12-14. Well into its third decade of providing sizzling deals on fabulous merchandise, the Sidewalk Sale brings folks from near and far to find their favorite treasures in Downtown Davis. The shopper prize program will return again this year, and […]

July 12, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Show Boat’ is a big hit

Check it out What: “Show Boat” Where: Music Circus, 1419 H St., Sacramento When: 7:30 p.m. through Sunday Tickets: $30-$74 general Info: 916-557-1999 When Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s “Show Boat” first opened in 1927, it was like nothing anyone had ever seen before. Based on the book by Edna Ferber, it was no […]

July 14, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

DHS Class of ’93 celebrates 20 years

Tickets are on sale now for the Davis High School Class of 1993’s 20th reunion, “93 Still Rocks!” The event will run from 6:30 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Aug. 3, at Tres Hermanas, 805 Second St. in downtown Davis. A $70 ticket includes dinner, drinks and “an event you won’t want to miss,” a news […]

July 25, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Speaker will explore water’s Wild West history

“Whiskey is for drinkin’ and water is for fightin’ over.” — Mark Twain Putah Creek Council invites community members to attend July’s CreekSpeak talk by Mike McGraw, “Water and Wilderness: A Tale of Conflict and Conservation,” at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Club Room at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. […]

July 14, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Excavation prompts street closure

B Street will be closed between Russell Boulevard and Sixth Street from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday, July 19, the city of Davis Public Works Department has announced. Traffic delays may occur. The northwest corner of Russell Boulevard and B Street is being excavated to allow for replacement of two water […]

July 14, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Former FamiliesFirst teacher files wrongful-termination lawsuit

A former employee of EMQ FamiliesFirst in Davis has filed a wrongful-termination lawsuit against the troubled group home, claiming he was fired after blowing the whistle on staffing and safety deficiencies at the 2100 Fifth St. facility. Robert K. Oldham says he was terminated in January despite three successful years of physical education and classroom […]

July 14, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Report: Snowden plans to seek asylum in Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian parliament member who was among the figures meeting with Edward Snowden says the NSA leaker plans to seek asylum in Russia. Duma member Vyacheslav Nikonov told reporters of Snowden’s intentions after he and a dozen other prominent officials and activists met today with Snowden in the transit zone of Moscow’s […]

July 12, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Tough abortion rules looming in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — This time when the Texas Senate takes up tough new abortion restrictions, the chamber’s top Republican is determined not to let anything — or anyone — derail a vote. The Senate’s leader, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, has scheduled a vote for today on the same restrictions on when, where and how […]

July 12, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Community safety should be in play

END GAME … the news just keeps getting worse for EMQ FamiliesFirst, which seems to be fighting a losing battle to keep open its Davis facility that allegedly helps adolescents with serious emotional problems … first it was the state revoking the group home’s license, then it was the Yolo County mental health department yanking […]

July 12, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Yolo sheriff faces second sexual harassment lawsuit

Yolo County Sheriff Ed Prieto is facing a second federal sexual-harassment case involving one of his longtime female employees, the latest allegations filed in a lawsuit earlier this week in U.S. District Court in Sacramento. Deputy Robin Gonzalez, 42, claims she has been subjected to “unwanted hugging, kissing, sexual touching and sexual comments” from Prieto […]

July 12, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Kaiser grants provide access to health care, offer nutrition and prevent youth violence

Kaiser Permanente has announced $1.4 million in grants to nonprofit organizations that serve the community by improving access to health services, promoting healthy eating and active living, and preventing community and family violence. The Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit grants are awarded annually. This year there are 56 grants ranging from $7,500 to almost $100,000. They […]

July 16, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sutter doctors promote literacy among youngest patients

By Stephanie Breitbart Sutter Medical Foundation pediatricians in Yolo County are committed to helping the county’s youngest children succeed in school by giving new, developmentally appropriate books to pre-kindergarten-age children during their regular pediatric checkups through the Reach Out and Read Program. Reach Out and Read is a national nonprofit organization that partners with doctors […]

July 16, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Arraignments set in Davis indecent-exposure case

The man arrested in connection with an indecent-exposure incident at a Davis park this week is employed as a branch manager for the California Department of Public Health, police and state officials confirmed Thursday. A spokeswoman for the state agency said Nicholas Robert Bowen, 61, was not scheduled to work on Wednesday, when he allegedly […]

July 12, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Workshop tells stroke vicitims, ‘Yes you can!’

Have you ever found yourself in the situation of having to do everything using only one hand? An injured hand, a really sore arm, holding a baby — all are usually temporary conditions. But when Rosanna Radding had a stroke 19 years ago, she suddenly found herself to be one-handed in a two-handed world, challenged […]

July 14, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,