YOLO COUNTY NEWS
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Felicia Alvarez

Woman hospitalized and jailed during domestic violence arrests

After two arrests and a trip to the hospital, a Davis woman now resides in the Yolo County Jail for alleged domestic violence. Officers responded to an initial domestic violence call around 5:30 p.m. Friday, arresting the wife on felony charges for domestic violence against her husband, said Sgt. Dan Powell of the Davis Police […]

Battery via bike and bar fights send three men to jail

During a busy, blue moon weekend for officers, three men in three separate incidents were arrested downtown for alleged battery. Jeromey Ng, 27, was arrested at 8 p.m. Friday downtown for alleged battery, battery of an officer, and resisting arrest. Ng was drunkenly biking downtown and punching people from his bike, Sgt. Dan Powell said. […]

BMW rolls over twice in Covell accident

After a possible high-speed driving accident, a bright-red BMW rolled over twice, landing on its roof on East Covell Blvd. at 5:41 p.m. Saturday. The passengers of the car — one male and one female, names unknown — were taken to the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. The careening vehicle did not damage any other […]

Car crash leads officers to gun thief, runaway felon

Investigating a possible hit-and-run incident near the Chevron station on Chiles Road, Davis police officers approached a damaged vehicle Friday evening. Upon speaking with driver Derrick Holloway, an 18-year-old from Oakland, officers noted that Holloway was acting strangely and patted him down. Officers discovered a loaded and concealed firearm, which had been reported as stolen […]

Temple Coffee pours from around the world

Temple Coffee Roasters is opening a new store in Davis, showcasing the company’s expertise in seasonal batches of coffees from around the world. Their café opens Saturday, Aug. 15, on the southwest corner of Third and G streets downtown. Founded by Sean Kohmescher in 2005, the company’s focus on hand-picked, quality coffees has made waves in the Sacramento region. As […]

State panel gathers input on water storage projects

The doors will open to public inquiry and input when the California Water Commission comes to Davis this week. The commission is developing the criteria for allocating $2.7 billion in funding for water storage projects across the state. The public hearing will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 30, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center […]

Bright prospects for summer tomato harvest

Little red mountains piled high in open-air trucks just began traveling along local freeways. It’s summer, and that means tomato season in Yolo County. As tomatoes by the tons are making their exodus out of Yolo County and into the market, experts say the county’s No. 1 crop is looking good … for now. “There’s a […]

Farmers Market holds off on beer samplings

Beer-tastings may become common at farmers markets across California after legislation signed last week, but Davisites will have to go beyond their local market’s green awning to get their brew on. Although breweries and wineries have been able to sell their products at farmers markets for the past year, the newly signed legislation — AB 774 by […]

Bayer CropScience: Davis roots, global branches

One year after moving from their site in Davis to West Sacramento, Bayer CropScience maintains its Davis roots while growing global branches. The local agriculture company has gone global and has its sights on changing the future of farming. In 2012, the Bayer company purchased AgraQuest, a company originally housed at 1540 Drew Ave. AgraQuest […]

Hanlees auto dealerships going solar

Solar-powered technologies are dipping further into the commercial sector as Hanlees Nissan, Toyota and Chevrolet auto dealerships on 4202 Chiles Road are putting the finishing touches on their solar units. The auto dealership installed solar paneling on the rooftops of all three auto centers and anticipates generating more than 450,000 kilowatt-hours in their first year, eliminating an […]

Growing corn locally helps fight hunger globally

Volunteers are getting their hands dirty this weekend at an all-morning corn-picking session Saturday and a sale of the tasty vegetable on Sunday, with proceeds going to charity. Now entering its fourth year, the Davis Community Church’s Growing Project puts average people in the fields to work the land for more than just food — […]

Davisites reduce water use by 32% in June

Davis residents reduced their water use by 32 percent in June, compared to June 2013, city officials have reported. That follows on the heels of a 31-percent conservation rate in May. June marks the first month covered by the state’s water-reduction targets. Davis is required to reduce its water consumption by 28 percent from June […]

Unitrans, Yolobus receive $90K to reduce greenhouse gases

Caltrans has awarded $22 million in grants to transportation agencies across the state, and Unitrans and Yolobus are taking a piece of the pie. A total of 95 programs statewide received awards through the greenhouse gas reduction fund, part of the state’s Low-Carbon Transit Operations Program and larger goals to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by 80 percent […]

July 05, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

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, […]

July 02, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,
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