Man jailed after allegedly firing gun into air

The Davis Police Department is seeking witnesses to a shooting incident that occurred Monday morning in South Davis. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said officers were dispatched at about 4:30 a.m. to the 1600 block of Drew Circle “after receiving multiple reports of what sounded like a gun being discharged in the area of a large apartment […]

September 24, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Driver in fatal I-5 crash gets 14-year, eight-month sentence

A Yolo Superior Court judge handed down a 14-year, eight-month prison sentence Friday to an Elk Grove man charged for his role in a fiery crash on Interstate 5 in Woodland that killed three people. But it was multiple convictions for identity theft that accounted for the bulk of Gubani Roderico Rosales Quinteros’ sentence, Yolo […]

September 24, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Terminal Hotel Building remembered with interpretive sign

The Terminal Hotel Building at the northeast corner of Second and G Streets downtown was one of Davis’ finest pieces of local history. Built in the 1920s, a stone’s throw from the Southern Pacific Depot where guests often arrived by train, the hotel for years served as the city’s social center, with Davis leaders and […]

September 24, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Team nabs international prize for ‘Henlight’

Team Henlight, three UC Davis employees who designed a solar-powered LED light to boost global egg production, won the $10,000 first prize on Saturday at the international Thought for Food Challenge Summit in Berlin. The team bested four other finalist teams and some 115 entries overall. The UCD trio designed a palm-sized light that stretches […]

September 24, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Planning Commission set to make recommendation on The Cannery

In the last step before the final design of The Cannery project is placed before the Davis City Council for consideration, the city’s Planning Commission will make a recommendation Wednesday on whether to approve the housing development. Proposed as a multigenerational community, The Cannery would feature 547 units of low-, medium- and high-density housing; 15 […]

September 24, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Longtime local religious leader returns to Davis

The call for service at a campus ministry is not one that the Rev. Jim Kitchens can let go unanswered. So when the Cal Aggie Christian Association, a nearly 100-year-old ministry at UC Davis, asked for an interim director, Kitchens responded. He shared his reasoning for feeling so indebted to ministries for students in particular: […]

September 24, 2013 | Posted in Local News | 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 Homer (No. 111798), a 1-year-old neutered male brown and white Anatol shepherd mix. Also hoping for a good home is Rosetti (No. 118594), a 5-month-old spayed female calico domestic short-hair cat. […]

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

Standing In: Just what is an ‘athlete’?

I feel vindicated. When I told my college classmate who writes about classmates in our monthly alumni magazine that I would be playing bocce in the National Senior Games this summer, he scoffed and compared bocce to tiddlywinks. Imagine that! This classmate purportedly has a Ph.D. and I have always considered him to be pretty […]

September 24, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Author will recount couple’s Pacific Crest Trail adventures

Author Gail Storey will discuss her new book about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail with her husband during an appearance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at Avid Reader Active, 605 Second St. in downtown Davis. The book is “I Promise Not To Suffer: A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail.” With comfortable […]

September 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo Hospice: Group helps children handle their grief

By Cynthia Wolff Imagine a young child in elementary school grieving the sudden death of her parent. A referral was made to the Yolo Hospice child bereavement support group — Stepping Stones. In the beginning, when children join this group they often choose not to participate. Overwhelmed with grief, they often pass when asked questions. […]

September 24, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Davis Downtown hosts parking forum Wednesday

Davis Downtown invites local businesses and community members to a brown-bag lunch discussion Wednesday on how best to manage parking downtown. The meeting will run from noon to 1:45 p.m. at the Varsity Theatre, 616 Second St. The Davis Downtown board voted unanimously at its last meeting to support the implementation of paid on-street parking […]

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

Catch JJ Totah in ABC comedy premiere on Wednesday

Catch Davis’ own JJ Totah in the series premiere of “Back in the Game” at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday on ABC. “Back in the Game” is about a single mom and former all-star softball player (played by actress Maggie Lawson) who moves back in with her father (James Caan) and finds herself coaching a youth baseball […]

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

Mondavi Center Gift Shop plans holiday sale

Local residents can get a jump on their holiday shopping at the annual Friends of the Mondavi Center gift shop sale, which will run from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 26. The shop is at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts on the UC Davis campus. Many unusual gift and holiday items will […]

October 08, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

First meeting set for Golden Valley 4-H

The Golden Valley 4-H Club will hold its first meeting of the year at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, in the multipurpose room at Birch Lane Elementary School, 1600 Birch Lane. All are welcome. Projects include archery, arts and crafts, cooking, community service, dance, dog care and training and geocaching. For more information, contact Claire […]

September 25, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,