Sunday, December 21, 2014

State Bar judge admonishes former Yolo judicial candidate

Former Yolo County prosecutor Clint Parish should be admonished — but not disciplined — for making false allegations in campaign mailers during his 2012 judicial campaign, a State Bar Court judge concluded in a ruling announced Friday. Judge Pat McElroy wrote in the ruling, filed Sept. 13, that Parish’s misconduct “came as the result of […]

October 06, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged , | 1 Reply

From the ground up: Let’s talk charcuterie

If you want to talk charcuterie and all things meat and butchering, speak with Taylor Boetticher and Toponia Miller, owners of Fatted Calf Charcuterie in Napa and San Francisco. We’ve both taken butchering classes from Boetticher, most recently a lamb butchering class in which we, along with 10 other eager would-be butchers, broke down a […]

An alcohol-free Buzz

Baotuan Nguyen does battle with Evan Widjaja on Friday evening at The Buzz on the UC Davis Quad. The event, presented by RADD, the entertainment industry’s voice for road safety to promote the importance of designated drivers, also featured music by the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh, games and food and competitions. Students received a RADD card that […]

Lohr honored with Distinguished Achievement Award

Jerry Lohr of Saratoga, an engineer and founder of J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, is the recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award for exemplary conduct and achievement. He was raised on a South Dakota farm and learned at a young age about the importance of soil quality, the environment and sustainable farming practices. His enterprise […]

DMTC’s ‘Spamalot’ leaves audiences laughing

Check it out What: “Spamalot” Where: Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive, Davis When: 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:15 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 6. Tickets: $18 for general; $16 for students and seniors (55 and over) plus a $2 facility fee per ticket. The show is recommended for ages 8 and up […]

College Corner: What you need to know about college admission deadlines

Timing is everything, as the saying goes. And, that is even more true in the world of college admissions. There are only so many things within a student’s control — grades, test scores, involvement in activities, to name a few. Many critical factors are out of a student’s control — how many applicants there are […]

Puzzling over what to do? Activities abound all around!

Here are a few only-in-Davis activities — and one in neighboring Woodland — you won’t want to miss. Yolo County Visitors Bureau 132 E St. Suite 200, 530-297-1900; Any visitor wanting to make the most of a trip to Davis should begin at the Yolo County Visitors Bureau. The resource-packed YCVB can supply visitors […]

Dunnigan rest area dedicated to slain deputy’s memory

Law-enforcement personnel and other officials will gather in Dunnigan on Friday to dedicate the Interstate 5 rest area there in honor of slain Yolo County Sheriff’s Deputy Jose “Tony” Diaz. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. at the rest area, located between County Line Road and County Line 6, not far from where Diaz, 37, […]

Hear stories at the Pence Gallery

Stories on Stage Davis will present the works of authors Valerie Fioravanti and Michelle Woods at its inaugural performance on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. The suggested donation is $5. A melding of contemporary fiction […]

DMTC teams with Food Bank

What gets you into Davis Musical Theatre Company’s “Spamalot” for half-price? A can of Spam, of course. Or any other canned food item. DMTC and the Yolo County Food Bank are teaming up to help the hungry. Receive half off a ticket to see DMTC’s production of “Spamalot” when you bring in a can of […]

Best in show

The Pence Gallery has been hosting its annual Community Hang-Up exhibition for years. However, this year, the gallery had visitors vote for their favorite piece during the run of the exhibit. Davis artists Laurie Friedman and Susan Von Borstel tied for top honors. Friedman’s “Chinese Fisherman” and Von Borstel’s “Mare See” collected 6 percent of […]

YoloArts to host free community concert

The YoloArts Mandala Project takes on a musical beat with the upcoming “Play Yolo” community concert. This free musical experience will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Woodland Community College amphitheater, 2300 E. Gibson Road. Activities begin at 6 p.m. with pizza, including special “mandala pizza,” pasta and cold beverages offered for […]

Feinstein, Boxer buck constituents on Syria strike

By Carolyn Lochhead WASHINGTON — California Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer are providing critical support for President Obama’s proposed strike on Syria, bucking what they acknowledge to be strong opposition from Californians. The two senior Democrats play an outsized role as Obama asks the nation and Congress this week to support an unpopular resolution […]