Fleeing parolee sparks East Davis manhunt

A Davis man wanted for a parole violation faces new charges today after allegedly fled from parole agents as they tried to arrest him Thursday afternoon. The incident sparked a 2-1/2 hour search involving multiple law-enforcement agencies whose officers conducted ground and air searches for the missing parolee. Michael Cruz, 25, was already in handcuffs […]

July 19, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

DMA to offer orientation on Tuesday

Davis Media Access offers a free orientation to its programs and services each month. This month’s general orientation will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the media center, 1623 Fifth St. DMA Executive Director Autumn Labbé-Renault will teach the orientation. Topics covered will include: * Overview of DMA’s services, including digital equipment, […]

July 21, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Free composting class on Wednesday

The city of Davis is offering a free composting class at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Veterans’ Memorial Center Game Room, 203 E. 14th St. In addition to backyard composting and worm composting, this class will place a particular emphasis on simple, pest-free methods of composting food scraps. After attending the class, Davis residents can […]

July 23, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Deadline nears for fair exhibitors

The last closing date for Yolo County Fair entry forms is approaching. Forms for adult and junior agriculture, horticulture and floriculture are due at the fair office, 1125 East St., Woodland, or in the mail by Friday. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Catalogs are available at the fair office and online at […]

July 31, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Court hearing set in fatal hit-and-run case

A July 31 preliminary hearing has been scheduled for a Woodland resident charged with hit and run in connection with the June 30 death of a 58-year-old woman. Kristal Ellen Sutton, 28, has pleaded not guilty to the felony charge, which stems from her encounter with Alisa Valerie Horner outside the 7-Eleven convenience store on […]

July 19, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Davis fire crew makes reptilian rescue

Everyone’s heard the old tale of firefighters rescuing a kitten stranded in a tree. But what about a monitor lizard? That’s the situation a Davis fire crew stumbled upon Wednesday night when Rocky, a 3-year-old, roughly 6-foot-long reptile owned by a South Davis family climbed a tree and refused to come down. Fire Capt. Brian […]

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

Napolitano confirmed as UC chief

SAN FRANCISCO — The University of California’s governing board voted Thursday to appoint Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano as the first female president of the 10-campus system despite objections to her record on immigration.

Napolitano said her leadership experience as a cabinet secretary and governor of Arizona had prepared her for leading the university system with 240,000 students.

“Let me acknowledge that I am not a traditional candidate for this position,” the 55-year-old Napolitano told the regents.

Here, kitty, kitty?

Firefighter Jesse Hodorowski helps rescue Rocky, a 3-year-old, approximately 6-foot-long monitor lizard, from a tree in South Davis.

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

Good news, bad news for city on water financing

The city recently got some good news and some bad news related to financing its share of the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency surface water project. The good news, ironically, comes in the form of a contaminated supply of drinking water. The bad news is that the rates the city adopted to pay for the $110 […]

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

ES sedan offered as a hybrid, too

The best-selling Lexus car, the ES entry-luxury sedan, now comes as a gasoline-electric hybrid, and what a fine hybrid it is. The 2013 ES 300h has an impressive government fuel economy rating of 40 miles per gallon in city driving and 39 mpg on the highway; it earned an overall five-out-of-five-stars safety rating in federal […]

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

Web design workshop offered July 27

A web design workshop will run from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Students will learn to make and personalize their own websites. No programming experience is necessary. The fee is $40. Students will first learn the basic concepts of the Web: browsers, Web pages and Web […]

July 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Neighbors join forces to create ‘Awesome Art!’ for kids

For some kids in Davis, summer camp means walking out into their back yard, or over to a neighbor’s house. Over the past six years, a few close families in Village Homes have pooled resources and children to create a new model for the summer camp experience. These kids have enjoyed weeklong programs in a […]

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

San Jose State suspends online courses

SAN JOSE (AP) — San Jose State University is suspending online courses for credit that were announced with great fanfare and backing from the governor in January, saying it wants to improve student performance. San Jose State spokeswoman Patricia Harris said Thursday that the school is putting five courses it co-developed with Palo Alto-based Udacity […]

July 19, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press

Stroll Through History showcases Woodland

Woodland’s Stroll Through History will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 7. Free guided walking tours through the historic neighborhoods will highlight homes from the 1870s through the 1940s. There also will be two bike tours in the morning. The popular ticketed open home tour will feature houses built from the 1870s to the […]

July 28, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,