City deficit a long time in coming, solutions not

The tale of the city’s red ink is years old, but its proposed solutions to it are coming much faster, in part to beat a Tuesday deadline. With a $5.1 million projected deficit for the next fiscal year born mostly of past employee contract flubs, the Davis City Council has been moving swiftly to get […]

February 09, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis environmental awards have a rich history

On Friday morning, Peterson helped harvest 2,400 heads of broccoli at Harper Junior High School’s garden.

“People just do things to enjoy them; the award was a complete surprise,” she added.

Putah Creek Council was a winner in 1997 in the nonprofit category for its cooperative efforts to bring water back to Putah Creek below the Monticello Dam on Lake Berryessa.

The council was urged by local environmentalists — including youths at the city of Davis’ summer camp …

Family: Davis crash victim was ‘sharp’, ‘independent’

Three days before she lost her life in a Davis vehicle crash, Ruth Darlene Morales placed her husband of more than six decades in a local skilled nursing facility. Each day, Morales — who preferred to be called Darlene — made the drive from her longtime home in Vacaville to the Courtyard Healthcare Center to […]

February 09, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Marsh confession involuntary, defense attorneys say

Law-enforcement officers used deception and pressure tactics to elicit a confession from the teenage suspect in a Davis double murder, according to a court document seeking to have those statements excluded from the defendant’s upcoming trial. In a 32-page motion filed Thursday, lawyers for 16-year-old Daniel William Marsh say their client was taken to the […]

February 09, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Former head of Mossad will speak in Sacramento

Retired Major Gen. Danny Yatom, former head of the Israeli Secret Intelligence Service (Mossad), will talk about “Israel-Palestine Prospects for Peace: An Expert’s Perspective” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27. He will speak at Congregation B’nai Israel, 3600 Riverside Blvd. in Sacramento. Yatom will discuss how a two-state agreement can be achieved that not only […]

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

Mystery author will present her new book

Terry Shames, author of the Samuel Craddock mystery series, will be at The Avid Reader at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, to launch her newest book, “The Last Death of Jack Harbin.” The bookstore is at 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. In this novel, the shocking murder of a wounded veteran challenges the investigative […]

February 09, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Hear how to conquer your wine snobbism

“Listen to your Nose: Conquering Wine Snobbism” is the subject of the next Science Café in Davis. The gathering — at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Crepeville, 330 Third St. in downtown Davis — will feature a conversation with Ann Noble, a professor emeritus of viticulture and enology at UC Davis. The Science Café […]

February 09, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Grief group starts Tuesday

The death of a loved one can be a life-changing event. As you move forward from the loss and learn to adjust to it, it is common to look for extra support. Establishing new goals, facing the changes in your life and moving forward are acts of will. The group environment of Moving Forward: Reinvesting […]

February 09, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Montgomery auction set for Feb. 22

Marguerite Montgomery Elementary PTA invites the Davis community to its 12th annual auction from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E 14th St. in Davis. The Montgomery auction “Juntos Podemos — Together We Can!” features more than 150 items up for bid, including Mondavi Center tickets, a whitewater […]

February 12, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

DPNS auction has ’80s theme

Davis Parent Nursery School will hold its annual fundraising auction from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at the Veterans’ Momorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. The theme for the evening is “1980s Prom Night.” Turn back time to the 1980s, where prom meant big hair, puffy sleeves, “hammer” pants and “Footloose” dancing. Doors […]

March 06, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

May trial scheduled in Davis drowning case

WOODLAND — The case of a Davis woman accused of drowning her daughter will go to trial in early May, a Yolo Superior Court judge ruled Friday. Judge Stephen Mock, who was assigned the Aquelin Crystal Talamantes case earlier this week, set aside about 10 court days for the trial, slated to begin on May […]

February 09, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: It’s the night of the living petition

You can call it the Issue that Just Won’t Die. Thanks to a small band of dedicated petition circulators, the city of Davis’ new-and-improved water rates will be coming to a ballot box near you. When this balloting will take place, however, is anyone’s guess. According to Dave Ryan’s piece in Friday’s Enterprise “Government officials […]

February 09, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Check out Sacramento Fashion Week

Twelve designers will show their original designs in fashion events around Sacramento between Sunday, Feb. 16, and Saturday, Feb. 22. Details for Sacha Laurin’s collection are below. What: Spring/summer showcase When: Friday, Feb. 21 Time: 6-10 p.m. Where: California Auto Museum, 2200 Front St., Sacramento How much: Tickets range from $50 to $125 and benefit […]

February 09, 2014 | Posted in Our Sunday Best | Tagged

Garden Doctor: Now’s the time to prune fruit trees

Upcoming events: * At the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis, gather on the third Sunday of every month from 2 to 4 p.m. for a Master Gardener program as part of the “Urban Homesteading” series. Learn about low water, lawn removal, vegetable, fruit and edible landscaping with several tables that will […]

February 09, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,