Bob Dunning: A Catholic’s early taste of politics

“Where were you when JFK was shot?” is one of those questions many of us have heard repeated over the last five decades and will most surely hear again tomorrow, though I’m not sure why it’s even remotely important where I was when I heard the news. I guess it’s just to prove that it […]

November 21, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Woodland man indicted on child-pornography charges

A federal grand jury returned an indictment Wednesday against Raul Gonzalez, 40, of Woodland, charging him with production of child pornography, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. According to court documents, Gonzalez had a minor engage in sexually explicit conduct and produced a visual depiction of such conduct on Oct. 13 in an unidentified […]

November 22, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Davis police seek suspect in assault attempt

Davis police are searching for the suspect in a sexual-assault attempt Tuesday night in South Davis. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the attack occurred at about 9:40 p.m. near the intersection of Mace Boulevard and El Macero Drive, where the male suspect grabbed a woman around the waist with one arm, covered her mouth with his […]

November 21, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Memorial service planned

Say goodbye What: Memorial service for Leslie Renne Pinkston When: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26 Where: St. Anthony Church parish hall, 511 Main St., Winters Memorial fund: Has been established in her name at First Northern Bank in Winters

November 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

U.S. Marshals join hunt for slaying suspect

The search for a suspected killer gained national status Wednesday with the addition of the U.S. Marshals Service to the hunt for William Carl Gardner III, Winters Police Chief Sergio Gutierrez announced.

Gardner, a 30-year-old Sacramento resident, is wanted on a murder warrant stemming from Monday’s brazen daylight shooting of his former girlfriend, Leslie Pinkston, outside her downtown Winters workplace. She was due to testify against Gardner in a stalking and criminal threats trial next month.

Council imposes last, best and final offer on DCEA

The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to impose the city’s last, best and final offer for a labor contract on the Davis City Employees Association, dramatically slashing the 80-member employee group’s benefits and pay starting Nov. 25. The city’s negotiating team, which has been working since March 2012 to reach a deal with the labor […]

November 21, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

UC hospital workers stage one-day strike

LOS ANGELES (AP) — University of California hospital employees picketed Wednesday at medical centers across the state in response to what union leaders called intimidation and harassment from management against workers who took part in a two-day walkout in May. Local 3299 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees launched the one-day […]

November 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Hoxby talks about access to higher education

Caroline Hoxby, a professor of economics at Stanford University, will speak about “Opportunity, Meritocracy and Access to Higher Education” on Monday, Dec. 2, the next in a series of Provost’s Forums on the Public University and the Social Good. Hoxby will speak at 3 p.m. in the multipurpose room at the Student Community Center at […]

November 24, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

New College of Ag dean: Plant disease expert to returns to UCD

Helene Dillard, a plant disease expert, associate dean and head of Cooperative Extension at Cornell University, has been named the new dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at UC Davis. Dillard, a native Californian and UCD alumna, will on Jan. 27 assume leadership of the college, which is ranked among the very […]

November 21, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Water rate foes at market Saturday

Proponents of an initiative to repeal Davis’ water rates will collect signatures on their petitions at the Davis Farmers Market on Saturday. The market runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. For more information or to volunteer to help, call 530-756-6856.

November 21, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sending ‘Hugs From Home’

Nina Roa of Yolo Military Families, left; Charlie Swanson, owner of The Davis Graduate; and Ava Cruz, representing the Sunset Rotary Club of Davis; are ready to greet guests at the Veterans Day fundraiser at The Davis Graduate. Roa is a former Davis resident who returned home to be with her family when her husband, PFC Jose Roa, […]

November 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

DHS hosts financial aid workshop

Davis High School seniors and their parents are invited to attend the high school’s annual financial aid workshop at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, in the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. The workshop is designed to help students and parents understand the college financial aid process, learn about the many sources […]

November 29, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Advent series draws on ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

Davis Community Church will celebrate the season of Advent with a series of services focused on the much-loved Frank Capra classic film, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” The series will draw a connection between traditional Advent biblical texts and contemporary life issues using clips from the movie and brief dramatic appearances by actors depicting characters from […]

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

Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride in Woodland

Local residents are invited to create a family holiday tradition by enjoying a horse-drawn carriage ride downtown Woodland’s Main Street on Thursdays, Dec. 5, 12 and 19, from 5 to 8 p.m. Rides may be taken on a large hay wagon or a cozy, smaller carriage. A donation of $5 per person (free for children […]

November 22, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,