Whistler and storyteller will visit I-House on June 9

A Sacramento native who was born loving music, Milt Briggs grew up in rural Sutter County where he fell in love with nature. Today he combines the two — music and nature — in his performances of vocals, whistling, poetry and stories with self-accompaniment on guitar and keyboard. Briggs will be the featured performer at […]

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

Get a signed copy of Davis’ history

Author Joann Leach Larkey and illustrator Jeanette Nunn Copley will sign copies of the newly reprinted “Davisville ’68” history book at 7:30 p.m. Friday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. Their talk is free and the public is invited. Attendees who purchase the book for $25.50 plus tax can have their […]

May 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

For the record

Wednesday’s story about the Davis Water Advisory Committee’s meeting to hear arguments from people opposed to fluoridation lacked important details. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Community Chambers at Davis City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Watch it live on City Government Channel 16 on Comcast and on AT&T U-Verse Channel 99. ———— […]

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

Man fatally shot in Boston bombing probe

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A man being questioned by authorities in the Boston bombing probe was fatally shot when he initiated a violent confrontation, FBI officials said Wednesday. The shooting early Wednesday took place in Orlando, Fla., where an FBI agent along with other law enforcement personnel were interviewing the man, identified as 27-year-old Ibragim […]

May 22, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Council pays now on roads to save money later

The Davis City Council unanimously agreed Tuesday to spend $25 million over the next two years to repair the city’s crumbling roads and bicycle paths. City Manager Pinkerton told council members that the large wave of cash up front not only will fix the roads in the short term, but it also will buy the […]

May 22, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Charges upheld in alleged hate-crime beating

WOODLAND — A Yolo Superior Court judge has upheld all charges filed against a Davis resident in connection with the March 10 beating of a gay man, including hate-crime allegations the defendant’s attorney tried to disprove in court this week. Clayton Daniel Garzon, 20, is due back in court June 7 for arraignment on felony […]

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

Hospitals face second day of walkout

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Workers at University of California hospitals around the state picketed for a second day today before an intentionally brief strike ends early Thursday. Thousands of hospital pharmacists, nursing assistants, operating room scrubs and other health care workers observed the 48-hour walkout in its first day Tuesday as green-shirted pickets marched outside […]

May 22, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Tornado survivors come home to pick up the pieces

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — With her son holding her elbow, Colleen Arvin walked up her driveway to what was left of her house for 40 years. It was the 83-year-old grandmother’s first time back at her home since a monstrous and deadly tornado ravaged her neighborhood in suburban Oklahoma City. Part of the roof was […]

May 22, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: It’s a hate crime even without words

LEGAL WORD GAMES … I realize as citizens of this great country that we’re duty-bound to consider all criminal suspects “innocent until proven guilty,” so for now I’ll leave out the name of the defendant accused of the terrible early-morning assault upon Davis resident Mikey Partida two months ago in East Davis … actually, “innocent […]

May 22, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Saylor holds ‘office hours’ at library

Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor will be available to meet constituents from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The purpose of the “office hours” is to listen to community concerns and questions about county issues and operations. Saylor can be reached on Yolo County […]

May 29, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Acceptance, cheeriness defined creative pastor’s ministry

Say farewell What: Church service to bid farewell to the Rev. Mary Lynn Tobin, followed by a picnic When: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Where: Davis Community Church, 412 C St. During her 24 years at Davis Community Church, the Rev. Mary Lynn Tobin has laughed a lot. But as a new era dawns at Davis’ oldest […]

May 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

DHS Hall of Fame announces 5 new members

A longtime teacher, a former Blue Devil who has placed the love for his hometown in hearts across the nation, an inspiring school activist/fundraiser, an Olympic medalist and an accomplished stage-and-screen performer make up the newest class of the Blue & White Foundation’s Davis High Hall of Fame. Former vocational instructor and athletic director Eric […]

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

Lecture to focus on autism risk genes

Geneticist Stephen Scherer will give a free public talk about the interpretation of the many autism risk genes from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday in the UC Davis MIND Institute auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. Scherer directs the University of Toronto McLaughlin Centre and The Centre for Applied Genomics. His research group’s discoveries have led […]

June 11, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

UCD lab develops sweat-draining fabric

Waterproof fabrics that whisk away sweat could be the latest application of microfluidic technology developed by UC Davis bioengineers. The new fabric works like human skin, forming excess sweat into droplets that drain away by themselves, said inventor Tingrui Pan, professor of biomedical engineering. One area of research in Pan’s Micro-Nano Innovations Laboratory at UCDs […]

May 23, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,