Bob Dunning: Reno paper takes swipe at UCD football

AGS GET NO RESPECT … about once a year I pick up a copy of the esteemed Reno Gazette-Journal when I’m close enough to the Biggest Little City in the World to find a copy in the newsrack … seems the RGJ sports staff has a complete lack of respect for the football prowess of […]

August 15, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Former Fourth & Hope director charged with grand theft

The former executive director of Fourth & Hope in Woodland has been charged with felony grand theft, accused of misappropriating tens of thousands of dollars from the agency that provides shelter and other services to the county’s homeless. Leona Jo Jull, 46, who resigned from her longtime position earlier this year, was booked Tuesday night […]

August 15, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Settlement pending for ‘moderately’ disabled Pike

The former campus police lieutenant who pepper-sprayed protesters has tried to get his badge back and studied for a fallback career as an EMT, according to documents filed as part of his workers’ compensation claim. John Pike has suffered depression and anxiety brought on by death threats to him and his family that followed the […]

August 15, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Kaplan returns with Jewish sacred world music

Richard Kaplan will lead a music-infused day of experiential learning as Congregation Bet Haverim prepares for the High Holy Days, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The day will include songs from Jewish sacred world music and exploration of “New Cosmologies,” quantum physics and the essential, spiritual knowledge of the non-dual view of self […]

August 22, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Explorit: Summer goes out with a bang

Join Explorit from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday for our “Final Blast Family Fun Science Show.” Witness the wonders of chemistry while supporting your local science center. Chemistry faculty from UC Davis will be on hand to demonstrate their genius at two dynamic chemistry shows in Mace Ranch Park at 3:45 and 4:45 p.m. Bring […]

August 16, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

E-waste disposal will benefit global nonprofit

Tzu Chi Collegiate Association will host a free electronic waste recycling event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Save Mart at Anderson Road and Hanover Drive. “Get rid of your old TV or broken monitor and make moving a lot easier,” a news release said. “You won’t even have […]

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

Tour Waldorf School on Wednesday

The Davis Waldorf School will offer one last tour before school starts, at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the campus at 3100 Sycamore Lane. Visitors will hear a general overview of Waldorf programs, methodology and curriculum and have an opportunity to peek into several classrooms. The tour, for adults only, will last about an hour and […]

August 16, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Barefoot on the Pitch raises money for Legacy Soccer

Leave your shoes at home or check them at the gate. It’s time for the annual Davis Legacy Soccer Barefoot on the Pitch adults-only fundraiser featuring live music, gourmet food trucks, cold beer, premium local wines, raffles, door prizes, games and a first-class silent auction. The event runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. […]

August 16, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Frerichs reflects on his first year in office

Davis City Councilman Lucas Frerichs will be the keynote speaker at the Davis Progressive Business Exchange’s lunch meeting at noon Wednesday, Aug. 21. The group meets on the first and third Wednesdays at International House, 10 College Park in Davis. Lamppost Pizza caters the luncheons. Frerichs will offer an overview of what it is like […]

August 16, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Blessing of pets slated Sunday

A companion animal blessing will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Center for Spiritual Living, which meets at 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. This is the first of what is intended to be an annual ceremony conducted by Karen Vanderford, a licensed practitioner of Religious Science. The blessing will precede the regular Sunday service, […]

August 16, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Community input sought on health issues

Healthy Yolo will host its second Community Open House event from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Yolo County Fair in Woodland. The Community Open House events include a walkthrough “tour” of the health status in Yolo County. Community members can then prioritize health issues important to them, express their views on their quality […]

August 16, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Trio joins Sheriff Department

Yolo County Sheriff Ed Prieto welcomed three new employees to the Sheriff’s Department in a July 29 badge-pinning ceremony. Deputies Dirk Leonard and Russell Olsen will be assigned to the Sheriff’s Department’s detention division, while crime-scene investigator Lauren Hartfield will be joining the agency’s CSI team. “I am proud to welcome these new members to […]

August 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fair box

What: Yolo County Fair When: 9 a.m. to midnight, through Sunday Where: Yolo County Fairgrounds, 1250 E. Gum Ave., Woodland Cost: Admission is free; parking is $5 Yolo Idol: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday on the West Stage Destruction Derby: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday ($20 admission) Kids’ Drawing: Register between 3 and 4:15 p.m. Saturday. Drawing begins […]

August 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Nephew preserves his uncle’s passion for the past

By Lynn Underwood Scripps Howard News Service Peter Murlowski’s Uncle Isidore was eccentric. In 1959, he asked his brother, Henry Murlowski (Peter’s father), to build him a reproduction of a 1761 saltbox Colonial in New Brighton, Minn., nestled among the ramblers and split-levels. Over the years, Isidore, an antiques dealer, put a unique, Euro-style stamp […]

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