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 ,

G-8 summit turns focus to Syria, tax-dodging

By Shawn Pogatchnik ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (AP) — The leaders of major industrial nations including the U.S. and Russia say they are united in wanting a negotiated and peaceful end to the Syrian civil war that will produce a government “under a top leadership that inspires public confidence.” The declaration Tuesday at the end of […]

June 18, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Additional homes evacuated in fire’s path

MARIPOSA (AP) — Scores of additional homes have been evacuated, as firefighters continue to battle a wildfire near the main route into Yosemite National Park in the Sierra foothills. State fire spokesman Daniel Berlant on Tuesday morning estimated the number of additional homes evacuated the previous evening at a couple of hundred although he said […]

June 18, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Attorneys trek 700 miles to press Brown for clemency

WEST SACRAMENTO — Justin Brooks took a seat in the shade after walking 13.56 miles over the Yolo Causeway from Davis. Monday’s walk brought him to 700 miles in 51 days — from San Diego to Raley Field. “Now comes the hard part,” he said. Brooks, executive director of the California Innocence Project, and staff […]

June 18, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Is another hat going into the ring?

AND THEN THERE WERE FIVE … word has it from the far reaches of Napa County that Bill Dodd, a Napa County supervisor, plans to further stir the 4th Assembly District pot by tossing his hat in the ring for the seat being vacated by Mariko Yamada … one source who has known Dodd for […]

June 18, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Boy, 16, arrested in Davis double-homicide

UPDATE: The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday afternoon that the 16-year-old boy accused of murdering Davis residents Oliver “Chip” Northup and Claudia Maupin has been charged as an adult.

Daniel William Marsh faces two counts of first-degree murder with enhancements for use of a deadly weapon, plus four special-circumstance counts alleging multiple murders, heinous and depraved murder, lying in wait and torture.

The three-page complaint also says that Marsh was 15 years old at the time …

Forum looks at health needs of youths in juvenile justice system

Yolo County medical providers will gather to discuss and learn more about the health needs of youths in the juvenile justice system from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at the Woodland Community & Senior Center, 2001 East St. in Woodland. Hosted by Yolo County’s Probation, Employment and Social Services and Health departments, in conjunction […]

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

Sutter summer qigong starts June 24

Qigong classes sponsored by Sutter Health begin Monday, June 24, and run for 10 weeks at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. “Qigong for Healthy Weight” will be offered from 4 to 5 p.m. and “Qigong for Emotional Harmony” runs from 5 to 6 p.m. “Five Animal Frolic Qigong” occupies the 6 to […]

June 19, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Walk a mile in their shoes

Members of the Innocence Project walk from Davis to Sacramento on Monday to deliver clemency petitions to the governor on behalf of 12 people they have identified as innocent from DNA or new science, but who have reached the end of the appeals process. The three attorneys — joined by former Davis resident Toni Blake, […]

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

Garage, paid parking at center of preliminary task force recommendations

The city’s Downtown Parking Task Force meeting earlier this month took an unexpected turn when Michael Bisch, Davis Downtown president, made a motion to recommend that the city consider building a new parking garage in the Boy Scout Cabin lot at First and F streets. The task force had been asked by city staff to […]

June 19, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Trash fire damages downtown home

A trash-can fire caused about $10,000 in damage after spreading to an adjacent home Monday morning, according to the Davis Fire Department. Spokeswoman Evelyn George said an alert neighbor of the home in the 200 block of Second Street noticed the 5:30 a.m. blaze, which began with flames and smoke coming from the trash can […]

June 18, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them are Pricilla (No. 116433), a 4-year-old spayed female blacl and white domestic long-haired cat. Also hoping for a good home is Gordon (No. 115974), a 1-year-old neutered male miniature poodle-terrier mix dog. Fees […]

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

UCD honors a life full of promise

They were always supposed to be there. It just wasn’t supposed to be like this. Brian and Betty Petersen sat in the upper level of the UC Davis ARC Pavilion on Sunday, their son, Dack, beside them, along with his girlfriend and Betty’s sister. Down below, the graduating class of the College of Agricultural and […]

June 18, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Take a tour of the bicycle shrine

Dave Kemp, the city of Davis’ active transportation coordinator, will lead a guided tour of the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Hall is at 303 Third St., on the corner of Third and B streets in downtown Davis. This is the first of a series of guided tours of the […]

June 18, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,