Bob Dunning: Baseball or bee-sting speaking tour?

STUNG WITH SUCCESS … one day I’m watching some trashy afternoon talk show and listening to some crazy lady go on and on about the benefits of bee stings, and the next thing you know I’m reading about Davis Little Leaguer Chris D’Angelo hitting two home runs in the same game despite getting stung by […]

July 02, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Take us home, you will

Channeling their inner Yoda — big ears and all — are these two cuties who are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Isabel (No. 116553) is a 1-year-old spayed female Chihuahua with a tan-and-white coat. Also hoping for a good home is Calvin Coolidge (No. […]

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

Philanthropic teens

Heather Vazquez, a family resource coordinator at the Yolo Crisis Nursery, gives four local teenagers a tour of the facility last week. From left are Anna Hodgson, 17; Emma Agruss, 16; Meg Robinson, 15; and Emma Robinson, 17. The Davis High School students hosted their fourth annual “Tea Time” fundraiser in June where they raised $930 […]

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

Student loan rates double without Congress’ action

WASHINGTON (AP) — Interest rates on some new federally backed loans for college students are now double what they were last week. Subsidized Stafford loan interest rates went to 6.8 percent on Monday because Congress didn’t strike a deal to keep them low. That translates to an extra $2,600 per student in costs. It affects […]

July 02, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Learn the cyclists’ lingo for maximum fun

Attack: A sudden acceleration in an attempt to get away from another rider or riders. Also called a jump. Blocking: An attempt to slow down a group by getting in the way of other riders. Usually done to help a teammate in the break stay away. Blow up: Extreme muscle fatigue caused by operating above […]

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

Popular holiday races see a new route this year

On Independence Day, people look forward to the barbecues, spending time with family and friends, and of course, the fireworks show in the evening. In Davis, however, there is a fourth event to look forward to: the annual Davis Bike Club Fourth of July Criterium, a series of fast-paced races that will draw 450 to […]

July 02, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

CHP nabs two on drug-related charges

California Highway Patrol officers arrested two Bay Area men on multiple drug-related charges late last week, the agency reported Monday. Juan A. Estrada, 24, of San Leandro, was stopped shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday for allegedly speeding on southbound Highway 113 at Covell Boulevard in Davis. In addition to having a suspended driver’s license and […]

July 02, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Woodland police officer involved in minor crash

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a Friday night crash involving a Woodland Police Department patrol vehicle. According to a news release, an on-duty police officer was traveling eastbound on Gibson Road near Washington Drive, en route to a domestic violence call, at 11:20 p.m. when a Volkswagen Beetle making a left turn from northbound […]

July 02, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Tickets on sale now for ninth annual Village Feast

Tickets are now available for the ninth annual Village Feast, which begins at noon Saturday, Aug. 24, in Central Park. Tickets are $75 per person in advance, and are available at the Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St.; online at and at the Davis Farmers Market on Saturday mornings. Tickets are $85 the day […]

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

Pilot’s dreams are ‘within his grasp’

What would you do if you found yourself awakening from a deep slumber to discover that your hands were missing? How would you eat, or drink? How would you brush your teeth? How would you change your clothes? How would you turn a door knob? How would you answer the phone? How would you sign […]

July 07, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

At retooled summer schools, creativity, not just catch-up

By Motoko Rich JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Just a few years ago, school districts around the country were slashing summer classes as the economic downturn eviscerated their budgets. Now, despite continuing budgetary challenges, districts are re-envisioning summer school as something more than a compulsory exercise where students who need to make up lost credits fight to […]

July 02, 2013 | Posted in Local News

Constitution is subject of Davis essay contest

“How Does the U.S. Constitution Affect My Life?” is the subject of an essay contest for schoolchildren and adults, sponsored by We the People of Davis to commemorate the 226th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution. The contest is divided into three categories for students in Davis schools — sixth-, ninth- and 12th-graders — as well […]

August 29, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Woodland celebrates with races, pancakes, bike parade and fireworks

Area residents can plan a fun-filled July 4 in Woodland by enjoying the many festivities throughout the day. This year, the fireworks celebration will return to Woodland High School, 21 N. West St. July Fourth Run: The day kicks off with the Woodland Schools Foundation’s July Fourth 5-3-1 Run beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the […]

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

Shambhala Center hosts classes on ‘basic goodness’

“Who Am I: The Basic Goodness of Being Human” is the topic of a series of classes offered this summer at the Davis Shambhala Meditation Center, 133 D St., Suite H, in downtown Davis. The classes will begin at 7 p.m. Thursdays, beginning July 18. This series is the first in a new group of […]

July 09, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,