Church hosts parents’ night out

Pole Line Road Baptist Church will host a parents’ night out from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at 770 Pole Line Road in Davis. Parents’ Night Out is an evening of games, crafts, Bible stories, movies and refreshments for children while parents spend some time on their own. All children, infants through sixth grade, may attend. All workers have […]

February 26, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Nominations sought for Eco-Hero Awards

Cool Davis invites the community to submit nominations for the 2014 Eco-Hero Awards for individuals and Climate Solution Awards for business, nonprofit organizations and groups. For both awards, the nominees must exhibit exemplary actions or achievements in reducing greenhouse gas emissions (carbon footprint) in the areas of: * Transportation — helping the community shift to non-fossil […]

February 26, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Connecting the dots between motor, social and communication skills in autism

Stewart H. Mostofsky, director of the Laboratory for Neurocognitive and Imaging Research at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University, will discuss “Motor and Social Skill Function: Connecting Learning and Brain Function in Autism” during the March UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series presentation. The lecture will run from 4:30 to 6 p.m. […]

February 27, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Support group for widows/widowers forms in Davis

Are you widowed? “Only another widowed person understands the effects of this life-changing event,” a news release says. “Widowed Persons Association of California, a nonprofit support and social organization, plans a new chapter in the Davis area.” For notification of the time and place of first meeting, call Chuck at 916-966-7171 or visit

April 15, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis Food Co-op general manager told to step down

Davis Food Co-op members and employees were left in the dark as to why their general manager was given a 30-day termination notice last Friday. At a Co-op board of directors meeting Monday night, Co-op members and former board members spoke mostly in support of Eric Stromberg and directly asked the board to explain. Stromberg […]

February 25, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Davisite wins big on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

Davis resident Allyson Geliberte spun her way to nearly $82,000, along with a new car and a vacation, on the “Wheel of Fortune” game show. The local insurance agent, who wrote on the blog that she’s been playing along at home since she was a little girl, taped the episode in January and it […]

February 25, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

State senator pleads not guilty to corruption

LOS ANGELES (AP) — State Sen. Ron Calderon pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges that he accepted $100,000 in bribes in return for pushing legislation, charges that could send him to federal prison for years. Calderon, a member of a powerful Democratic political dynasty, stood before U.S. District Judge Suzanne Segal with his handcuffed […]

February 25, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Polio-like disease appears in California children

STANFORD (AP) — An extremely rare, polio-like disease has appeared in more than a dozen California children within the past year, and each of them suffered paralysis to one or more arms or legs, Stanford University researchers say. But public health officials haven’t identified any common causes connecting the cases. The illness is still being […]

February 25, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Davis homicide suspect faces new assault allegations

A jailhouse scuffle has led to additional charges being filed against a Davis woman already accused of drowning her daughter. Aquelin Crystal Talamantes was scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon on two felony counts of battery on a correctional officer and one misdemeanor count of resisting arrest in connection with the incident, which authorities say […]

February 25, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Library plays host to Southern cooking demo

Can’t make it to the Big Easy for Mardi Gras? Julie Cross, the Davis Food Co-op’s marketing and education director, and her team of experts will put on a cooking demonstration from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6, in the Blanchard Room of the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. They […]

February 25, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Munn will make an interesting candidate

MUNN’S THE WORD … with a promise of “fiscal responsibility,” longtime Davisite John Munn has decided to toss his hat into the City Council bull ring for one of two seats up for grabs in June … win or lose, he’ll be a welcome addition to the mix … so far we have an incumbent […]

February 25, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Fukushima radiation could reach Pacific coast by April

By David Perlman Radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster has not yet reached ocean waters along the Pacific coast, but low levels of radioactive cesium from the stricken Japanese power plant could arrive by April, scientists reported Monday. The report came even as some Internet sites continue claiming that dangerously radioactive ocean water from Fukushima […]

February 25, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Defense lawyer enters Yolo judicial race

SACRAMENTO — A criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor has joined the race for Yolo Superior Court judge, saying his roles on opposing sides of the law offer him unique qualifications his fellow candidates don’t possess. “I think I’ve seen a side that most people don’t get an opportunity to see,” John Brennan said in […]

February 25, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Many issues loom over City Council meeting

Learn more Who: Davis City Council When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Where: Community Chambers, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Watch it: Live on Comcast Channel 16 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99; streamed at Tuesday’s City Council meeting is set to tackle a barrage of city issues that have built up during the last year, culminating […]

February 25, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,