Just four years ago …

Daniel Marsh, then 12 years old, is interviewed by a reporter at the American Red Cross Heroes Luncheon in December 2009. He was honored for saving the life of his father, Bill Marsh, who suffered a heart attack that November. The younger Marsh was arrested Monday and charged with the brutal stabbing deaths of a […]

June 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Unattended campfire led to conflagration

MARIPOSA (AP) — An unattended campfire near a main route into Yosemite National Park grew into a blaze that led to the evacuations of 1,500 people from 800 homes, but nearly half were allowed to return as firefighters gained ground late Tuesday. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection officials released the cause of the […]

June 19, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: We didn’t want it to be one of our own

SO MANY QUESTIONS … the arrest of 16-year-old Daniel William Marsh for the savage murders of Chip Northup and Claudia Maupin has brought a measure of relief to our town, but also a whole range of troubling questions … and while murder is murder no matter the perpetrator, most of us had hoped this was […]

June 19, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Teen murder suspect facing adult charges

UPDATE: Daniel William Marsh pleaded not guilty today to two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the April murders of Oliver “Chip” Northup and Claudia Maupin.

Through his two court-appointed public defenders, Marsh, 16, also denied four special-circumstances allegations in the case, some of which accuse him of torturing the elderly couple and lying in wait. He is being charged as an adult.

Marsh’s next court appearance is set for July 2 before Judge Timothy Fall. He is being held without bail at Yolo County Juvenile Hall.

Discover the art of motion at DAC

Discovery Art is back for the second year at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. This year, the theme is “Momentum: Art in Action/Creativity in Motion.” Participants will be investigating physical momentum and momentum in culture and society. All are invited to participate in Off the Grid, a collaborative, community art installation. “Come to […]

July 12, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Fluoride opponents due at market

Davis Citizens Against Fluoridation will be at the Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Central Park to talk about the proposal to fluoridate Davis’ water supply. “Come and visit our table to find out more about our group and why we oppose fluoridation in Davis,” a news release said. For more […]

June 20, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sixth annual Capay Tomato Festival showcases the heirloom tomato

Farm Fresh To You invites community members to the sixth annual Capay Tomato Festival at its Capay Organic farm. The festival runs from 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 13, with a full slate of activities for all ages, including heirloom and cherry tomato tastings, farm tours and live music throughout the afternoon and into […]

June 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Animal shelter breaks records in life-saving challenge

The Yolo County animal shelter completed the second week of the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge last week with increases in animal adoptions, rescues, transfers to foster care and reunions with owners. All add up to 244 dog and cat lives that have been saved since June 1 as Animal Services strives to save more […]

June 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

A green advocate for blue planet

Daniel Sperling, founder and director of the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies, is one of two recipients of the 2013 Blue Planet Prize. The prize, announced Tuesday by the Asahi Glass Foundation of Tokyo, has been described as the Nobel Prize for the environmental sciences.

June 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Budget items dominate Thursday’s school board meeting

Increased state funding, which will allow the Davis school district to begin reducing class sizes in kindergarten through third grade, is forecast in the district’s 2013-14 budget. Trustees are scheduled to approve the budget at their meeting Thursday, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. The […]

June 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sperling picks up environmental prize

Daniel Sperling, director of the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies, is one of two recipients of the 2013 Blue Planet Prize. The prize, announced Tuesday by the Asahi Glass Foundation of Tokyo, has been described as the Nobel Prize for the environmental sciences. Sperling is an international expert on transportation technology, fuels and policy, […]

June 19, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Sac City College Davis Center adds new services, housing option

The Sacramento City College Davis Center — in the West Village neighborhood on the UC Davis campus — has added several features as the program moves toward the first anniversary of its new building. And after several years during which just about every class offered by the Davis Center was packed to the rafters in […]

June 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Exhibit celebrates Mondavi’s 100th birthday, unveils archived papers

Tuesday marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Robert Mondavi, the innovative vintner, entrepreneur and philanthropist who transformed the California wine industry and elevated the prestige of U.S. wines internationally. UC Davis, which has benefited from Mondavi’s vision, partnership and generosity, is commemorating this centennial milestone with a new University Library exhibition. The exhibition, […]

June 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Per Capita Davis: Let’s keep carbon offsets in Davis

There is a problem with writing a 900-word column: it’s not possible to say everything on a given topic, especially if one is wordy like I tend to be, in a single column. Still, my last column on the carbon costs of air travel did sort of “land” (so to speak) with an abrupt thud. […]

June 20, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,