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Felicia Alvarez

City water exceeds chromium levels under new standard

It’s in the water. Recent test results found that the city has excessive levels of hexavalent chromium (Cr6) in its water supply. Under the state maximum contaminant level for the compound, which was established in July 2014, no more than 10 parts per billion of the compound can be present in the water supply. Across Davis, […]

SizzlPix puts a new spin on printed photography

As ultra-high-definition TVs and computer monitors are replacing high-definition screens on the market, a new Davis-based company called SizzlPix is taking this new technology into the realm of print photography. The company prints photos at 5K ultra-high-definition resolution, capturing every detail of a split-second moment in time. Don Sherman of Davis spent more than 40 […]

Ag profits remain steady despite drought

Despite hundreds of thousands of acres fallowed due to drought, Yolo County’s crop values continue to rise, according to the recently released 2014 Yolo County Crop Report. During the 2014 growing season, the gross value for the county’s agricultural production tipped the scales at more than $800 million, a record high and an 11-percent increase over 2013, […]

Bad parking job sends two men to jail on auto theft and meth charges

Two men were arrested on counts of auto theft and possession of methamphetamine in the parking lot of the Motel 6 on 4835 Chiles Rd. at 11:15 p.m. Friday night. While patrolling the area, officers noticed a car parked in a handicapped parking space without a placard. Before making contact with the vehicle, officers ran the […]

5-year-old sustains ‘severe injuries’ from pit bull attack

A pit bull attack sent a 5-year-old child in to the hospital Saturday afternoon. While the owner of the dog was at work, the owner’s nephew, 10, and the nephew’s friend, 5, were playing when the dog attacked the friend, said Sgt. Dan Powell of the Davis Police Department. The only adult present was sleeping, Powell […]

Local Catholics energized by pope’s thoughts on climate change

Reacting to Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change last week, local Catholics are speaking up as to how this affects the Davis community. The encyclical, titled “Laudato Si” (“Praise be to you — On Care for Our Common Home”), is an almost 150-page call to action against human activity-based climate change. While encyclicals are delivered from The […]

Turn up the heat with summer grilling

Davis is hot, but these grills give the summer heat a run for its money. Davis Ace Hardware serves up its own slice of heat in its housewares section at 240 G St. While a walk through the barbecue section might make you say ”charcoals and smokers and gas grills, oh my!,” sales associates are there to help beginners […]

Eviction, legal fees and liens close down Monticello Seasonal Cuisine

Landlords served up a second course of eviction notices at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine last week, and restaurateurs Rhonda and Tony Gruska have announced that they must close. The Gruskas, whose restaurant is at 630 G St. in the mall adjacent to the Davis Food Co-op, received a second notice from their landlords just as dinner was […]

Regency Square project could be a catalyst

After Regency Square project representatives worked with the city’s planning and building departments, permits were issued in April 2011 and the transformation began. Removing a wall that blocked a view of the elevator, architect Betty Woo’s design changed what she described as a “dark and creepy” corner into an area with open ground-floor access and planters. […]

Years-long project transforms Regency Square

Four years of designs, permits, bulldozers, paint cans and planters later, the overhaul and remodel the Regency Square office spaces at the corner of Second and D streets has come to a close. As part of a larger trend of beautifying downtown Davis, Regency Square was transformed from a simple office space to an open and social […]

35 years of fighting for auto safety

With more than 35 years of consumer-rights activism under her belt, there’s no end in sight for Rosemary Shahan as she plunges into yet another campaign for consumer safety in the auto industry. A Davis resident of 20 years, Shahan fights for consumer rights from her home office in Davis. While her most notable career highlights […]

Creek project puts pressure on wildlife

As the Putah Creek Nature Park in Winters gears up to finish a decade-long restoration project, locals are voicing concerns over wildlife that call the last stretch of undeveloped land home.

A walk along the Putah Creek Nature Park in Winters takes pedestrians through a brief break away from the city. Eventually, the flat banks give way into a pool flanked by steep, stony edges as well as thick trees and islands of long grasses. A change of scenery from the rest of the park, this area has become the point of concern for several locals.

For the record

A Friday article on the upcoming Juneteenth Festival incorrectly stated the day of the event. The event is Sunday, June 14, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis.

Celebrate 150 years of freedom at Juneteenth Festival

Music and food made from the heart will fill the Veteran’s Memorial this Sunday as community members come together to celebrate the Juneteenth Festival, an annual celebration of freedom in America. The event takes place this Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Veteran’s Memorial Center at 203 East 14th St., and the Stephens Branch Library […]

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