Bob Dunning: Mercy rule is an insult to all

MERCY, MERCY … as an avid high school football fan, I was disappointed to see “running time” instituted last Saturday night in the Northern California Regional Open championship game as perennial prep powerhouse De La Salle of Concord was crushing Folsom High School … “running time” is football’s version of baseball’s “mercy rule” and basically […]

December 17, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Foursome who robbed man sought

Davis police are seeking the suspects in a robbery that occurred early Sunday morning in East Davis. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the victim was walking along a greenbelt in the 3000 block of Fifth Street at about 1 a.m. when he was confronted by four juveniles who demanded the man’s property, then punched him before […]

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

Health care, tech workers, researchers to vote on contract

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Voting is set to begin on a contract for more than 12,000 researchers, technical employees and health care professionals who work for the University of California — a deal one labor observer said Monday could serve as a guidepost for other unions still trying to hammer out agreements with the system. […]

December 17, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Large-scale dream led to aquarium’s opening

Plenty of fish in the sea is right; there are more than 32,000 species of these aquatic animals in the world. And a pair of UC Davis graduates have aspired to introduce locals to some of them.

James Krause and Norm Ponferrada both attended UCD for marine biology, and bonded over their shared passion for fish life. Together, the students aspired to open what is now Rivers to Reef, an aquarium in downtown Davis.

“Something like seven years ago we said, …”

Jessie Ann Owens to step down in June

Jessie Ann Owens plans to step down in June from her role as dean of the Division of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies, UC Davis announced on Monday. Owen has led the division of the College of Letters and Science for eight of its 20 years. She will return to her role as a professor […]

December 17, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Skittles (No. 118408), a 3-year-old spayed female black and white pit bull mix, who is looking for a family with no small children. Also hoping for a good home is […]

December 17, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo DA warms of ‘IRS’ phone scam

The Yolo County District Attorney is warning citizens about a computer-generated telephone call from someone claiming to be an officer from the Internal Revenue Service. The official-sounding call was reported to the DA’s office by a local citizen who wanted to alert others about this scam. Con artists often try to deceive their potential victims […]

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

Fibro Friends to meet on Saturday

The year-end meeting of the Northern Cal Fibro Friends is from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at the Valley Health Plaza, 1010 Nut Tree Road, Suite 240, in Vacaville. Members are urged to bring ideas and suggestions for next year’s meetings. There is no charge for the meeting, but donations are appreciated. For […]

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

Volunteers needed to host visitors downtown

The Davis Police Department Volunteer Program is recruiting for the position of “downtown host.” Hosts will provide a friendly face for the downtown community, creating a warm, vibrant, welcoming atmosphere for visitors, workers and business owners. They will be on foot throughout the downtown core area of Davis to promote downtown Davis as an exciting, […]

January 31, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Free parking Saturday, Sunday in downtown Davis

Davis Downtown will offer a “stress-free shopping weekend” on Saturday and Sunday by providing free parking all day, the local merchants group has announced. Downtown visitors may enjoy free parking in all two-hour curbside spots, 20-minute parking spots, surface lots (paid and non-paid) and parking structures. Only the privately owned parking lot behind the Davis […]

December 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Ag commissioner joins Yolo Farm to Fork board

Yolo County Agricultural Commissioner John Young will join the board of directors of Yolo Farm to Fork, replacing outgoing director Delaine Eastin, former California superintendent of public instruction. Yolo Farm to Fork is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing locally grown farm-fresh food to school lunch and recycling programs, supporting school and community gardens, and […]

December 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Holiday music sought at Saturday’s market

The Davis Farmers Market has openings for local musicians and musical community groups on Saturday at the Third Street end of the market next to the market shed. The market runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. If your church, community group or local group of musicians or […]

December 17, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Konditorei presents free holiday concert

Once again, Konditorei will host a free string quartet concert from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Christmas Eve at the bakery, 2710 Fifth St. in Davis. The annual concert is a holiday gift from the Konditorei owners to the Davis community. Performers will be Robert Bloch and Julian Woodruff on violin, Gay Currier on […]

December 22, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Celebration of Abraham focuses on ‘Loving Kindness’

Save the date for the 2014 Celebration of Abraham — Sunday, Jan. 26. Participants from throughout Yolo County will gather at the St. James Catholic Church Fellowship Hall, 1275 B St., at 2:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 3 p.m., ending at 5. The event is free and open to everyone. The Celebration […]

January 23, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,