Police chief to continue running fire services while city considers UCD partnership

Davis firefighters will have to operate without a full-time fire chief for just a bit longer. On Monday, Police Chief Landy Black announced in an email to all city fire personnel that he will continue to serve as the head of both police and fire services for the next six months while management digs deeper […]

July 17, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged

CHP IDs suspect in hit-and-run fatality

California Highway Patrol officers say they have identified the driver in the fatal hit-and-run of a 17-year-old Woodland girl and are seeking a warrant for his arrest. Camron Matthew Ervin, 26, of Sacramento, told investigators he was on his way to work at a Woodland warehouse on the morning of July 5 when he struck […]

July 17, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Indecent-exposure suspect returns to court but delays plea

WOODLAND — Free on bail, a Grizzly Flats man accused of taking part in an indecent-exposure incident in Davis will wait until next month to enter a plea. Nicholas Robert Bowen, 61, appeared in Yolo Superior Court on Tuesday with his attorney, Robert Blasier, who asked to postpone the plea entry until Aug. 9, when […]

July 17, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Florida verdict spurs local graffiti vandalism

Davis police are investigating several reports of graffiti vandalism stemming from the weekend verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. On bus shelters in West and South Davis, an unknown suspect of suspects spray-painted messages such as “Racism still exists” and “Justice for Trayvon,” according to the Davis Police Department’s online bulletin. “Zimmerman = Injustice” was […]

July 17, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Crescitelli will tell stories at I-House

Vicki Crescitelli will present “Multicultural Stories” from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. Children ages 4 to 10 with their parents are invited. In September, Vanar Sena Pathshala will present “Stories from India” on Sept. 15, also from 2 to 3 p.m. The storytelling sessions are free for I-House members; […]

July 18, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Negotiations to continue over proposed rural event center

A Yolo County couple’s plan to begin holding weddings, corporate retreats and other large events on their 37-acre property southwest of Esparto was put on hold for several weeks so they could negotiate with neighbors who are concerned about the noise and other issues that may arise. Larry and Lynn Rolston operate Freeheart Farm, two […]

July 17, 2013 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

September hearing set in Davis double-murder case

WOODLAND — With nearly all police reports in the hands of attorneys, a Yolo Superior Court judge Tuesday set a Sept. 13 preliminary hearing date for the suspect in a Davis double-homicide case. The hearing will determine whether there is sufficient evidence for 16-year-old Daniel William Marsh of Davis to stand trial for the April […]

July 17, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Manslaughter verdict delivered in fatal Woodland crash

An Elk Grove man has been convicted of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter for his role in a fiery triple-fatal crash on Interstate 5 in Woodland two years ago, according to the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office. Yolo Superior Court Judge Stephen Mock, who presided over last week’s court trial of Gubani Roderico Rosales Quinteros, found that […]

July 17, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Campaign urges shoppers to support farmers

Want to help save California farmland for the low, low price of just $10 a week? That’s the latest campaign from American Farmland Trust, which is urging people to show their love for their farmers by spending at least that much at their farmers markets. The trust asks supporters to make the pledge at www.lovemyfarmersmarket.org […]

July 17, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

School supplies collected by police, financial advisers

Local residents who want to provide school supplies for children in need have two ways to do so: through the Davis Police Department and at the offices of six local Edward Jones financial services advisers. The Davis Police Department is gearing up for its seventh annual “Pack the Patrol Car” fundraiser school-supply drive. From now […]

August 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD: Dog food recipes often lack needed nutrients

When it comes to canine cuisine, home cooking may not be all it’s cracked up to be, reports a team of researchers at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. In what is thought to be the largest ever nutritional evaluation of recipes for home-prepared dog foods, the researchers found that very few of 200 recipes analyzed provided all […]

July 17, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Learn all about spiders in our world

Explorit Science Center staffers will bring their popular spider program to the Cache Creek Nature Preserve at 10 a.m. Saturday. “Join us as we search high and low for spiders in on the nature preserve and collect data that can be used by scientists,” a news release said. “Come see some really big spiders, join […]

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

‘Curvettes,’ Swim & Fitness join Relay For Life

Her business may have closed, but Ann Arneson, owner of the former Curves of Davis, wants former members to gather once again and walk in the Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society. “The ACS Relay For Life of Davis is still such an important event for me, as well as for our ‘Curvettes’ […]

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

Chamber, hotel host evening mixer

All are welcome at the Davis Chamber of Commerce’s July evening social from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at University Park Inn & Suites, 1111 Richards Blvd. “Join us poolside for a margarita and other refreshments, and a chance to win one of many great raffle prizes, all while connecting with other community leaders,” a […]

July 17, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,