Budget compromise reflects governor’s priorities

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown appears to have held the line on fiscal restraint as a compromise budget plan with fellow Democrats in the Legislature is emerging. At the same time, he succeeded in getting his most important initiative — overhauling the state’s school funding formula to target low-income students and English learners. Senate […]

June 11, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Bauer’s family gives Davis a big hug

A THANK YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY … Tim Bauer, one of the late Herbert Bauer’s two sons, sends an “Open Letter to the Davis Community” about his father, who passed away last month at the age of 103 … writes Tim: “Herbert spent about 60 years residing in Davis and I remember from childhood how […]

June 11, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | 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 Dolly (No. 115901), a 4-month-old spayed female short-haired chihuahua. Also hoping for a good home are Mitzy (No. 116027) a 2-month-old spayed female domestic short-haired brown and white tabby cat and […]

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

FamiliesFirst probe triggers more sex-assault allegations

Davis police said Monday they’ve opened as many as a half-dozen sexual assault cases stemming from its investigation of the EMQ FamiliesFirst group home on Fifth Street. So far, there have been three arrests — those of 13- and 14-year-old boys accused of forcibly raping an 11-year-old girl at Playfields Park on May 31, as […]

June 11, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

City staff urge council to rethink plans for open space on periphery

The city appears to be having second thoughts about its plan to preserve 390 acres of farmland on the periphery east of Davis, potentially setting the stage for controversy at Tuesday’s City Council meeting between local proponents of slow growth and peripheral development. The city bought the land in question — which sits east of […]

June 11, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Hurdle this challenge

Jonathan Defty, Kyle Clancy and Evan Provost run a hurdles race at the 2011 Race to End Hunger, an early-summer fundraiser sponsored by the Freedom From Hunger Club at Davis High School. The event takes place Saturday, June 22, at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium along Oak Avenue at DHS. It features a 5K run […]

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

A sensational summer sky

OK, now Mother Nature’s just messing with us. After subjecting us to blast-furnace temperatures on Friday and Saturday, she gave us a break the next two days — with pleasant temperatures and a gorgeous sky Sunday, and overcast skies and even the threat of rain on Monday. Here, a brilliant sunset lights up the sky […]

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

Motorcyclist injured in I-80 crash

A Vacaville man suffered broken bones and other injuries in a motorcycle crash near Davis early Sunday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol. Officer Cindy Leal said 56-year-old Douglas L. Tuttle was traveling westbound on Interstate 80 east of Chiles Road when, for unknown reasons, he made an unsafe turning movement and struck the […]

June 11, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

UCD’s West Sac Prep graduates its first class

When they arrived at West Sacramento Early College Prep Charter School as seventh-graders, the statistics said they had little promise of graduating from high school, much less moving on to higher education. But on Sunday at Freeborn Hall, 32 historically underserved high school seniors graduated and took their next step in education — advancing to […]

June 11, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Race to End Hunger returns to Davis High track

By Maggie McManis Textbooks have closed for the summer, backpacks are stored in closets to collect dust for the next couple of months and most students are willingly taking a break from all things school-related. But students in one high school club — the Freedom From Hunger Club — are hard at work organizing their […]

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

Reward offered in Knights Landing animal cruelty case

RedRover, a Sacramento-based national nonprofit animal protection organization, is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest and arraignment in the case of two dogs found decapitated in Knights Landing. A resident reported finding the headless and disemboweled body of a Chihuahua in her vehicle on June 6, two weeks after discovering the […]

June 11, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Unconditional love

Mindy Huynh, a senior biology major at UC Davis, is bowled over by Flynn’s enthusiastic greeting on Monday. Flynn and several other dogs from Sutter Paws on Call and the Yolo County SPCA were at Shields Library to give students a chance to take a break from their studies and relieve stress during final exams […]

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

Women in Second Adulthood support group forms

Local residents are invited to join a Women in Second Adulthood peer support group as they enter the “second act” in their lives. The group is led by a woman who is experiencing the same emotions, physical changes and ups and downs of this new phase of life and will help lead other women who […]

June 11, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Senior Center offers a guide to dementia

Yolo Hospice will present a video at 5;30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, for caregivers and loved ones dealing with dementia. “Your Guide to Supporting Family Members with Dementia,” featuring Teepa Snow, provides a family-centered overview of the impact of Alzheimer’s disease and techniques in working with seniors that make a difference. A question-and-answer period will follow. […]

June 13, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,