The three-week hunt for an alleged killer led authorities Monday to Las Vegas, where the man suspected of killing his former girlfriend in Winters was apprehended early this morning following a standoff involving two hostages, police said.
William Carl Gardner III was taken into custody after more than six hours of negotiations with local and federal officers at the Camden Pointe Apartments on Tropicana Avenue, about six miles east of the city’s famous casino strip, where Gardner had holed up with a woman and a small child, according to Winters Police Chief Sergio Gutierrez.
Learn more What: Davis City Council meeting When: 6:30 p.m. today Where: Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Watch it live: Comcast Channel 16; AT&T U-Verse Channel 99; the city’s website at www.cityofdavis.org/media. Notable agenda items: WPA restroom building decision; update on pavement maintenance strategy; resale of Leland Ranch property (Mace 391) with conservation […]
Ben Kavoussi always has been energy conscious, but at the moment, the Persian-born Davis resident can’t afford to install the solar panels that would match his house to his values. Living off his post-Sept. 11 GI Bill and student loans, while the 17-year serviceman learns to become a physician’s assistant at UC Davis, Kavoussi doesn’t […]
WOODLAND — Court proceedings for a Davis woman accused of drowning her daughter resumed Monday in light of a psychologist’s report that found Aquelin Crystal Talamantes mentally competent to stand trial. “Based on the psychological evaluation … the court finds that Ms. Talamantes is competent at this time,” Yolo Superior Court Judge David Reed said […]
Local fashion enthusiasts will have two chances to learn how to “make it work” from Project Runway season 11 competitor Richard Hallmarq at The Wardrobe. The Sacramento designer will hold his “From Runway to Real” Holiday Trunk Show from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, and noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, […]
Thieves have taken to stealing the region’s walnuts and almonds under the veil of night, but there’s an ordinance in the works that may help to thwart these rural crimes in Yolo County. The ordinance would provide local police the authority to pull someone over on suspicion of this crime and ask for documentation that […]
The work of Nelson Mandela will undoubtedly continue on, even after his passing Thursday at the age of 95. That fact was quite evident Saturday in Davis when dozens of community members gathered to discuss the progress the city has made recently in terms of social justice, as it was Mandela’s words that fittingly led […]
UC Davis’ ninth annual survey of who has a seat in the board rooms of the state’s top 400 public companies found small progress for women. Women hold 10.9 percent of the highest-paid executive jobs and board seats — a 1-percent increase from a year ago, according to the UCD Study of California Women Business […]
Hollywood may have learned its lesson.
December traditionally is crammed with prestige films and plenty of Oscar bait, not to mention the “ordinary” releases hoping to catch one’s attention during the one, two or three weeks many of us have off during the month. And every December, numerous worthy entries have been lost amid the noisy, well-publicized shuffle.
This year looks a bit different.
Recommendations for a new employee contract with the Davis Professional Firefighters Association Local 3494 were released to the public Thursday in a report issued by a third-party fact-finding panel, and the panel largely finds in favor of the terms preferred by the city. Consistent with what city leaders have offered other major employee groups, the […]
The flickering flames from the children’s candles helped heat little hands but the real warmth at Thursday’s Downtown Holiday Open House came from the shared celebration of a Davis tradition.
Families braved near-freezing temperatures Thursday evening to participate in the Children’s Parade — marching, pedaling and being towed from the Davis Food Co-op to the E Street Plaza. When City Council members flipped the switch to light up the locally grown Christmas tree on the plaza, the crowd cheered.
Visitors were treated to musical performances by the Davis High School Jazz Choir and Madrigal Singers along with the ever-popular Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh.
Later, children waited patiently in line …