Kerry’s speech to American Jews to be screened

Secretary of State John Kerry recently spoke to the American Jewish Committee Global Affairs Forum about his efforts to negotiate a two-state resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and called on American Jews to be “part of the great constituency for peace.” A 35-minute video of his speech will be screened at 7 p.m. Monday, July […]

July 16, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo courts retain judicial leadership

The judges of Yolo County voted unanimously to extend the terms of Presiding Judge Steven M. Basha and Assistant Presiding Judge Kathleen M. White. The pair will serve another year in their respective offices. Appointed in September 2012, their terms were due to end on Dec. 31, 2013. They now will end on Dec. 31, […]

July 16, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Two die in rural Yolo County crash

Two Yolo County men in their 20s were killed early Sunday morning when their vehicle struck a tree in the rural town of Yolo, according to the California Highway Patrol. Officers said 25-year-old Joseph Steven Mendoza of Woodland was driving a 1997 Buick Century northbound on County Road 99W near Second Street when he lost […]

July 16, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Car lovers show off at the Cruise-In

Classic car lovers are invited to attend the Davis Cruise-In from 5 p.m. to dusk Tuesday at The Marketplace shopping center, at Sycamore Lane and Covell Boulevard in North Davis. Admission is free for all participants, and all forms of vehicles are welcome. Bring a vehicle or just come to admire the assembled vehicles and […]

September 15, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

For the record

A photo caption on Sunday’s front page contained a couple of errors. Kate and Adam Rich are the parents of Norah.

July 16, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Zimmerman cleared in shooting of Trayvon Martin

By Kyle Hightower and Mike Schneider SANFORD, Fla. — Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was cleared of all charges Saturday in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager whose killing unleashed furious debate across the U.S. over racial profiling, self-defense and equal justice. Zimmerman, 29, blinked and barely smiled when the verdict was […]

July 14, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Arraignment delayed in Davis indecent-exposure case

WOODLAND — Arraignment proceedings for the man suspected of participating in a Davis indecent-exposure incident were postponed until this week so that the defendant could hire an attorney to represent him. Nicholas Robert Bowen has since been bailed out from the Yolo County Jail, but was still in custody when he appeared in Yolo Superior […]

July 14, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Art that moves you

Dozens of Davisites turned out for the Discovery Art Program’s opening celebration of “Momentum: Art in Action/Creativity in Motion” Saturday at the Davis Art Center. The open house featured interactive art work and stations where visitors could learn about physics and all things that move us. There was a giant display of bicycle wheels on the wall — the kinetic playground — where visitors attached markers to the wheels and spun them to draw circles. Other guests made a bell ring by turning a crank, which turned a wheel, which rang the bell. In addition, the Art Center is organizing two community-participation murals.

School board to meet in closed session to discuss coaches

The Davis school board will hold a special meeting on Tuesday in closed session to discuss three items relating to athletics at Davis High School: * “Public Employee Appointment: Volleyball Coach” * “Public Employment: Football Coach” * “Public Employee Performance Evaluation: (Davis High School) Athletic Director” The meeting will begin at 2 p.m. in Conference […]

July 14, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Crews battle grass fire

Davis fire crews spent several hours battling a grass fire Thursday southeast of the city limits. Fire Department spokeswoman Evelyn George said the first-alarm fire was reported at 1:55 p.m. along a levee near County Roads 107 and 155, measuring about 10 feet wide by 100 feet long. Crews discovered a dead cow while en […]

July 14, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Bicyclist, pedestrians injured in separate accidents

Several people were hospitalized Thursday following separate accidents in downtown Davis, according to the Davis Fire Department. The first occurred at Third and I streets, where a car struck a bicyclist shortly after 3 p.m., fire department spokeswoman Evelyn George said. The bicyclist was taken to Sutter Davis Hospital with unspecified injuries. Several hours later, […]

July 14, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Napolitano tapped as UC president

By Nanette Asimov The surprising nomination Friday of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to lead the University of California was greeted with delight by faculty leaders and UC observers, and with cautious optimism by students and some faculty watchdogs. Napolitano, 55, will step down from her Cabinet post to become UC’s 20th president and the […]

July 14, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

City releases full report on 2008 investigation of fire department

The city last month finally handed over a completely uncensored version of a 2008 report that detailed an assortment of problems within the Davis Fire Department at the time, pulling the curtain back entirely on what Bob Aaronson, the city’s ombudsman, learned over the course of his investigation. The full report was released after Yolo […]

July 14, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Funds to boost clinic outreach, smooth path for uninsured

Davis Community Clinic will receive a $144,261 grant as part of an effort to enroll uninsured residents in new health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Winters Healthcare ($69,211) and West Sacramento’s Elicia Health Centers ($60,001) are also among the 1,159 clinics nationwide to receive a total of $150 million in grants, the Department of […]

July 14, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,