Desert cities bake in scorching heat

DEATH VALLEY (AP) — Scorching heat blistered the Southwest on Saturday, where highs between 115 and 120 degrees were recorded for parts of Arizona, Nevada and California. Forecasters said temperatures in sunbaked Las Vegas shot up to 115 degrees on Saturday afternoon, two degrees short of the city’s all-time record. Phoenix hit 119 degrees by […]

June 30, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Double-murder suspect charged as an adult: What does that mean?

When the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office charged teen murder suspect Daniel William Marsh as an adult this month, it did so under a California statute that says some crimes are so severe, so sophisticated, that the defendants are deemed unfit for juvenile court. “In this case, it’s mandatory — there is no option,” District […]

June 30, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Brown has ambitious goals for Davis High School

Newly hired Davis High School Principal Will Brown says he wants to make DHS the top school in the region and the nation. But he’s not just focused on test scores and statistics — he’s interested in the school’s atmosphere, too. “I want this to be a school where people feel good about coming to work and […]

June 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

School district runs administrative candidates through several interviews and checks

What is the process that the Davis school district uses to screen candidates for an administrative post? Assistant Superintendent Matt Best outlines the steps along the way: * Applicants apply via, an online application service, for the open position. * Applicants are screened by the appropriate administrator. In the case of the Davis High […]

June 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Community pays tribute to Herbert Bauer, and remembers his wit

Davis said goodbye to Herbert Bauer on Friday at a memorial service at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, which he attended for much of his long life. Bauer died on May 7 at age 103, and had lived in Davis since the 1950s, playing an active role in the community in several capacities over […]

June 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: We’re only 10th on the smart list?

I’d like to thank the 432 fellow Davisites who over the past week have sent me the sad and troubling news that Davis is no longer the Second Most Educated City in America, but has slipped all the way to 10th. Whether the ranking committee at Luminosity was aware that the Water Advisory Committee has […]

June 30, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Man dies of gunshot wound after taking police on I-80 pursuit

By Danny Bernardini VACAVILLE — A man died Friday after being shot by a Vacaville police officer on the side of the freeway, then leading officers on a pursuit and slamming into another vehicle. Lonnie J. Taylor, 21, of Sacramento, died of his injuries after being taken to Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center, the California […]

June 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Tuleyome Tales: Early civilization at Clear Lake

By John Parker It is a calm, cold fall morning. The sounds of a barking dog and the voices of children echo across the lake. From somewhere, the low-pitched drumming of a stone pestle pounding soft nuts can be heard. Wisps of smoke are seen rising from dome-shaped houses that cover the south end of […]

July 07, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

DHS Class of 2003 gathers for reunion

Davis High School’s Class of 2003 will host its 10-year reunion on Saturday, July 6, starting at 5 p.m. under the Community Park solar panels. The event will feature dinner catered by Dos Coyotes along with beverages, games and good times. A $20 donation is requested from all attendees; any profits will be donated to […]

July 05, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Work will start soon on First Street

As part of the First Street improvement project approved by the Davis City Council, construction crews will begin work on First Street, between A and G streets, starting in July. This project is planned to coincide with UC Davis’ summer break, and is expected to last into the fall. The project provides improvements to the […]

July 02, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Prostate cancer survivors discuss their experiences

Men who were diagnosed with prostate cancer will gather on Monday, July 8, to describe their treatment choices, the decisions they made and their resultant experiences. The discussion will be hosted by the Yolo Prostate Cancer Support Group, which includes more than 70 prostate cancer survivors, some of whom were diagnosed as long as 20 […]

June 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Kids learn about the birds and bees, and more

It’s not just about the birds and the bees — the BioBoot Camp at UC Davis focuses on biological science and research. Sixteen junior high school students spent the week of June 17-21 absorbing all things science at UCD. Ranging in age from 12 to 14, they came from the greater Sacramento area and as […]

June 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Gibson House open for tours next week

The historic Gibson House, 512 Gibson Road in Woodland, will be open for tours from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Sunday, July 7. Docents will guide visitors through the museum, which depicts life as it was in the mid-1800s. Admission is $5 general, $3 for children ages 6-12 and free for children under 6. […]

June 30, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Use common sense to deal with the heat

As the extreme heat wave is forecast to continue through Friday, Yolo County officials are reminding all county residents to take measures to protect themselves. Those especially vulnerable to extreme temperatures include senior citizens, children younger than 4, people who work outdoors and people who are overweight, ill or on medications that affect their ability […]

July 02, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,