Bob Dunning: Notre Dame should do the right thing

For as long as I can remember, Notre Dame football has been in my blood. Being both Irish and Catholic, Canon Law has required me, since birth, to root for Notre Dame. And given the number of winning seasons and national championships the Irish have produced, it hasn’t been much of a burden. Sadly, I’m […]

June 20, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Bicyclist robbed in North Davis

Davis police are seeking three suspects who robbed a bicyclist early Wednesday morning. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the victim was riding in the area of Sycamore Lane and Antelope Road at about 3:15 a.m. when a vehicle pulled into his path, forcing him to stop. Three men — one armed with a crowbar — exited […]

June 20, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Teen pleads not guilty to Davis double homicide

WOODLAND — The Davis teen once hailed as a hero for saving his father’s life made his first appearance Wednesday in Yolo Superior Court, pleading not guilty to allegations that he took part in depraved, torturous murder.

Daniel William Marsh, who at age 16 is being charged as an adult for the April 13 stabbing deaths of Davis couple Oliver “Chip” Northup and Claudia Maupin, was nonetheless kept separated from the rest of the inmates being arraigned that day, remaining in an adjacent holding area until Commissioner Janene Beronio called his case.

He stood expressionless during much of the brief arraignment hearing, speaking only to …

Logue announces bid for Congress

Assemblyman Dan Logue announced his candidacy Wednesday for the 3rd Congressional District, and he hopes to persuade voters that his answers to the state’s economic woes are the right ones. Logue, R-Marysville, will challenge Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, in 2014. In November 2008, Logue was elected to the Assembly representing the 3rd District, which […]

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

Woodland men held for robbery, beating

Five Woodland men were arrested early Wednesday on felony charges of robbery and participation in a criminal street gang after allegedly assaulting and robbing a victim outside a 7-Eleven store at 301 Cottonwood St. Officers were summoned to the store just before 1 a.m., and the male victim told them five to six Hispanic men […]

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

Vehicle used to vandalize house, police say

Woodland police arrested a Davis man for allegedly intentionally crashing his car into a house Wednesday morning in the 1800 block of East Gum Avenue. Officers were called to the scene about 11:15 a.m. and were told that the driver had fled westbound. Through investigation, officers learned that the driver intentionally ran into the house. […]

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

Garamendi joins effort to force vote on student loan bill

Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, has joined an action to force an up-or-down vote on legislation that would prevent the subsidized Stafford loan interest rate from doubling on July 1. The bill would freeze the interest rate on these loans at 3.4 percent for the next two years. To date, 194 members of Congress have […]

June 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Same-sex marriage supporters plan Capitol rally

Supporters of marriage equality are planning a rally at the state Capitol on the day the U.S. Supreme Court announces its decisions on California’s Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act. Rulings are expected before the end of June. A coalition of groups will gather from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Capitol, […]

June 20, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Summer’s here, so read what you want

For the past nine months, students have been told what to read. Now, summer is here and students can make their own reading choices. Davis High School library assistants Amber Gizinos, 
Lois Kang and Casey Marr have made recommendations on where fellow students should start their summer reading adventure. The high schoolers felt their peers […]

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

Harvest healing plants right from the home garden

By Maureen Gilmer Nearly 1,000 years before Christ, the Greeks were avid users of medicinal herbs. These age-old healing plants were distributed by priests at the temples of Aesculapius. Priests obtained their plants from rhizotomoi, the diggers of plant roots who grew and gathered the ancient healing species. This continues today with the mountain folk […]

June 20, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Languages, cooking, dance: I-House plans a busy summer

International House, Davis, offers eight English classes a week, even during the summer months. “Our English class on Monday mornings is very small so if you want a tutoring session, this is the class for you,” said Elisabeth Sherwin, executive director. The class begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Hagan Room at I-House, 10 College […]

June 23, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Summer program teaches girls robotics

Middle-school girls will get an introduction to math, computing and robotics at UC Davis this summer, knowledge that will equip them to inspire others when they go back to school. The Girls’ Leadership Camp on Computing and Robotics, organized by the UCD Center for Integrated Computing and STEM Education (C-STEM Center), will take place July […]

June 20, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis

Radio show looks at doubt and fear

“How She Really Does It,” a radio talk show with Koren Motekaitis, airs live from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays on KDRT, 95.7 FM, or by live webstreaming at He worked hard, was an excellent student, played in the band and and added extracurriculars to get into a top college. He got his dream […]

June 20, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

VFW hosts Community Recognition Night

First responders, an educator and a student were honored Saturday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6949’s Community Recognition Night at the Veterans’ Memorial Center. Veterans, their families and friends, as well as the award recipients and their families enjoyed a social hour and dinner, then a speech by World War II veteran Francis […]

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