WOODLAND — Anti-gay slurs often are used to challenge a person’s masculinity, and do not necessarily demonstrate bias against homosexuals, a linguistics expert testified Monday in Yolo Superior Court. William Eggington, chair of the linguistics department at Brigham Young University, was called as a defense witness for Clayton Daniel Garzon, the 20-year-old Davis resident accused [...]
Each year, the Davis and UC Davis police departments collectively issue more than 1,000 citations for low-level misdemeanors and infractions, sparking a process that can result in multiple court hearings and costly legal fees. Starting next week, however, some of those incidents will be handled quite differently. In those cases, the offenders will receive yellow [...]
A Davis man missing since April 13 has been found safe, just over a week after getting lost in the Lake County wilderness following a car accident, his family said Monday. Daniel Brian Thompson, 25, embarked on a solo camping trip in a rented Zipcar, which apparently became disabled in a rural area northwest of [...]
UPDATE: Daniel Thompson has been found alive and well in California, Davis police announced via Twitter at about 5 p.m. Sunday. Family members posted on Facebook that they are en route to meet him. Around the time he went missing just over a week ago, Daniel Brian Thompson rented a Zipcar in Sacramento that has [...]
A longtime Yolo County attorney and his wife were the victims of a brutal double homicide over the weekend in their South Davis home, relatives confirmed Monday.
Police discovered the bodies of Oliver “Chip” Northup Jr., 87 — also well known as the lead singer and guitarist for the local folk band Putah Creek Crawdads — and Claudia Maupin, 76, at about 9:20 p.m. Sunday in their Cowell Boulevard condominium …
A trip to the movies marked Lawrence “Mikey” Partida’s first outing after dark since the night of his beating. As the lights dimmed in the theater, “I kept looking back to see who would walk in the doors,” Partida said. Afterward, “I ran back to my car really fast” — partly in jest, but partly [...]
Two elderly Petaluma residents were killed in a fiery crash on Thursday when a semi tractor-trailer tore through an Interstate 80 guard rail near the UC Davis campus, smashing head-on into the sedan in which they were traveling.
The Solano County Coroner’s Office on Friday identified the driver of the BMW as 76-year-old Phang Phetsomphou and his passenger as 74-year-old Bouaket Phetsomphou.
Parisi countered this week with an opposition motion that noted Garzon’s cooperation with law enforcement and included letters from a gay uncle, neighbor and family friend who asserted that the young man was raised to embrace diversity and tolerance.
In court Wednesday, she dismissed the anti-gay slurs Garzon allegedly hurled during the attack as slang terms that “occur quite commonly” among young people in today’s society.
“It is certainly not an expression of hate,” Parisi said. She called the beating “a very tragic event.”
Calling Garzon a “serious public safety risk,” Beronio ordered …
Lawrence “Mikey” Partida’s days begin at 7 a.m. with a shower, a once-simple task that for now requires the assistance of hospital staff.
From there, he goes to rounds of physical, occupational and speech therapy to rebuild skills he lost when an alleged hate-crime beating on March 10 fractured his skull and caused bleeding to his brain. He’s also under the care of a neurological psychologist and is taking both pain and anti-seizure medications.
“I’ve noticed slower movements,” Partida said in an interview Friday evening at the Sacramento acute rehabilitation facility where he expects to spend at least the next two weeks, and possibly as long as a month, as he continues his recovery.
A Davis teen already facing assault charges in Solano County was arrested Thursday in connection with last weekend’s brutal beating of a gay man on I Street. Clayton Daniel Garzon, 19, was taken into custody at the Davis Police Department at about 10 a.m., Lt. Glenn Glasgow said. By about 3:30 p.m., he was being [...]
UPDATE: Clayton Daniel Garzon, 19, of Davis, was arrested Thursday morning on suspicion of assault causing great bodily injury, committing a hate crime, assault with a deadly weapon, stalking, committing a felony while on release from custody and inflicting bodily injury during the commission of a felony, Davis police Lt. Glenn Glasgow said. Davis police [...]
Student volunteers installed energy-efficient light bulbs, added weatherstripping to doorways, filled wall cracks, changed a hot water heater blanket and plugged in new power strips at the Sigma Nu fraternity house on Sunday. The work was part of “Greening the Greeks,” an ongoing joint program by the Energy Service Corps of the California Public Interest [...]
Special to The Enterprise SACRAMENTO — A scientific survey of more than 1,600 gun retailers in the United States has found that gun buyers frequently try to make illegal purchases and that gun retailers take a dim view of fellow sellers who engage in illegal activity — regardless of whether they are actively breaking the [...]
WOODLAND — A Davis murder case was abruptly dismissed during the jury-selection phase Thursday morning after the prosecuting attorney fell ill, and a Yolo Superior Court judge declined her supervisors’ requests to postpone the trial. However, officials from the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office say they intend to refile homicide charges against 37-year-old James Elron [...]