Equinox service to remember black walnut trees

All who love trees are invited to a special memorial service on Sunday, the first day of fall. “It is appropriate to gather on the autumnal equinox to honor the black walnut trees that once flourished along Russell Boulevard, just west of the city line,” said Judy Moores, who organized the service. “Just as the […]

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

Yolo Crisis Nursery: Could it happen to me?

By Becky Heard Daily securities like family, friends, shelter, income and transportation are easily taken for granted. Time and again, however, clients of the Yolo Crisis Nursery remind us how fragile the appearance of such guarantees can be. A recent story captures a family who never imagined needing our services, but in the blink of […]

September 18, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Vanguard Court Watch Council meets in West Sac

The next meeting of the Vanguard Court Watch Council of Yolo County will run from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Turner Branch Library, 1212 Merkley Ave. in West Sacramento. Community members are invited to attend and express their concerns about the judicial system. Newly hired West Sacramento Police Chief Tom McDonald will be […]

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

Local bike mural fully funded through artist’s campaign

Individual donors gave more than $2,700 to fully fund the downtown Bike Fun mural, completed in August at Third and F streets in downtown Davis by artist Danielle Fodor and dozens of community volunteers. More than 40 people contributed to the fundraising effort, including a surprise donation of $1,305 from an anonymous donor through Indiegogo.com […]

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

Garzon will serve 5 years for hate-crime beating

In exchange for the plea, the District Attorney’s Office dismissed the remaining counts in the case, which included felony assault and criminal-threats charges.

Garzon will have a strike on his record, meaning any future felony conviction could result in a doubled sentence, Raven said.

The plea agreement also takes into account an assault case pending against Garzon in Solano County, where he was accused of taking part in a stabbing incident at a Dixon house party in September 2012. That case will be dismissed on a Harvey waiver, meaning it can still be considered in the restitution calculations.

Sutter qigong classes start Monday

Qigong classes sponsored by Sutter Health begin Monday, Sept. 23, and run for 10 weeks at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. Both offerings are new classes. “Chinese Yoga” runs from 5 to 6 p.m. and “Qigong for Balance and Harmony” from 6 to 7 p.m. The session fee is $140. Drop-in, if […]

September 22, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

City launches ‘Best of Davis’ photo contest

Get out your cameras, Davis. The city has launched a photo contest open to folks of all ages and abilities. Participants are asked to capture the best images of Davis in five different categories: people portraits; environment; community life; architecture; and black-and-white. Entries will be judged in three separate age groups: ages 6-11; 12-17; and […]

September 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Finding a way to make news palatable

JUST A SPOONFUL OF SUGAR … “Council gives itself a raise,” said the front-page headline in last Friday’s Enterprise, and why do I not remember a single council member campaigning for higher pay when any of them were running for office and seeking our votes … Then again, I suppose “Vote for me, I’ll double […]

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

Constitution essay contest winners announced

The Davis Constitution Essay Contest selection panel has announced the winners of its contest, which organizers hope to make an annual event. In the elementary school category, Nicole Woolley won first prize. At the junior high level, Gabriel Bick’s essay was chosen as the top contender. Sasha Harrison-Gunzelman took first place in the high school […]

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

Now on ‘Davisville': Japanese culture, Davis illustrator

The current edition of “Davisville” presents interviews with two media/art entrepreneurs in Davis: Theo Mak, executive editor of The-O Network, and illustrator Jed Alexander. The-O Network (t-ono.net) posts news and information about movies, art and music from Japan. Alexander, who has drawn for Nickleodeon, Cricket magazine and others, recently completed a successful Kickstarter campaign to […]

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

Contract worker behind Navy Yard shooting rampage

WASHINGTON (AP) — The deadly attack at the Washington Navy Yard was carried out by one of the military’s own: a defense contract employee and former Navy reservist who used a valid pass to get onto the installation and started firing inside a building, killing 12 people before he was slain in a gun battle […]

September 17, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Yolo Military Families meet at diner

Yolo Military Families will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Black Bear Diner, Second and B streets in downtown Davis. Members will discuss the group’s fall fundraiser to support local military personnel who are deployed to Afghanistan and will remain there until the end of 2014. For more information or to make a donation, email [email protected]

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

Cool Davis Coalition examines The Cannery

The Cool Davis Coalition will host a presentation and discussion Wednesday on The Cannery, a residential/commercial project proposed for a 100-acre site north of Covell Boulevard at J Street. Coalition partners and interested members of the public are invited. The coalition will meet from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Eleanor Roosevelt Circle at Fifth Street […]

September 17, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Institute offers a taste of China

About two years ago, celebrity chef Martin Yan pitched an idea to UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi: a new center at his alma mater for the study of Chinese food and beverage culture. On Monday, UCD celebrated the opening of the Confucius Institute at UC Davis, an educational partnership with Jiangnan University and the Hanban […]

September 17, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged