Dixon police probe false robbery report

The Dixon Police Department is investigating a false report of a home-invasion robbery that sent officers rushing to a Carpenter Court home early Wednesday morning. Officer Sam McInnis said dispatchers received a call at about 4 a.m. reporting that shots had been fired at the house, one victim was wounded and two suspects were still […]

City booth due at Farmers Market

The once-a-month city of Davis booth at the Davis Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m to noon Saturday in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Council members Sue Greenwald and Dan Wolk will be available to answer questions about city matters. The city manager’s office will be highlighted Saturday. Staffers will be on […]

County accepts hazardous waste from businesses, individuals

Yolo County residents can dispose of their household hazardous waste — items such as paint, batteries, cleaning supplies and fluorescent bulbs or tubes — safely each week at the Yolo County landfill. Disposal services are free. The county also can offer hazardous waste disposal for small businesses at reduced rates, since the equipment, staff and […]

Iranian expert presents new book at Avid Reader

Davisites can learn more about Iran’s role in evolving developments in the Middle East by hearing Trista Parsi at a book-signing from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday at The Avid Reader. The bookstore is at 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. Parsi, who is president of the National Iranian American Council, will talk about Iran’s […]

Motorcyclist hurt in I-80 crash

A West Sacramento man suffered major injuries Tuesday when his motorcycle rear-ended a car on Interstate 80 in Davis, according to the California Highway Patrol. Angel Louis Jess Jr., 54, was riding the Harley Davidson eastbound on I-80 near Mace Boulevard at about 5:30 p.m. when he struck a Pontiac whose driver had stopped due […]

Boy, 3, falls from second-floor window

A 3-year-old Davis boy was hospitalized at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento after falling from a second-story window at an East Davis apartment complex Tuesday evening, fire officials said. The boy, whose name was not released, was conscious and breathing when firefighters arrived at the Tuscany Villas Apartments, 2526 E. Eighth St., Davis […]

West Plainfield FD hosts pancake breakfast

The West Plainfield Volunteer Fire Department will host its 34th annual pancake breakfast fundraiser from 6:30 to 11 a.m. Sunday, March 4, at Lillard Hall (at the West Plainfield Fire Station), 24901 County Road 95, one mile north of Road 31. Tickets are $9 general, $6 for youths ages 7-12 and free for children 6 […]

Meet Lee on Sunday in South Davis

All interested Davisites are invited to a neighborhood gathering to meet City Council candidate Brett Lee. The free event will run from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the home of Vashek and Claudette Cervinka, 3416 Monte Vista Ave. in South Davis. Lee, an industrial engineer and investment adviser, is new candidate on the Davis […]

For the record

The Davis City Council will present the 2012 Golden Heart Awards to local teens at 7 p.m. Tuesday, not 6:30 p.m., in the Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. The time was pushed back to accommodate a budget workshop, a city spokeswoman said.

More than 300 killed in Honduras prison fire

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Trapped inmates screamed from their cells as a fire swept through a Honduran prison, killing at least 300 inmates, authorities said Wednesday. Some 475 people escaped from the prison in the town of Comayagua and 356 are missing and presumed dead, said Hector Ivan Mejia, a spokesman for the Honduras Security […]

Lawmakers close to deal on payroll tax cut

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders are gauging lawmakers’ reactions to a tentative deal extending a 2 percentage-point payroll tax cut and extra jobless benefits through 2012, a pact bargainers reached after House Republicans conceded that the tax cut would not have to be paid for with spending cuts. Both sides cautioned late Tuesday that the […]

Police: Alcohol may have contributed to fatal crash

WOODLAND — Harlan McAnelly was sitting on the front porch of his College Street home Monday afternoon when he first heard the sound he described as being “like a tornado.” A dark-blue Range Rover had slammed into a tree in his neighbor’s front yard, sending broken glass and vehicle parts — including the car battery […]

Um, well, let’s see … his position is …

VOTE FOR JOHN, HE’S OUR MAN … the home phone rang on an otherwise delightful Friday afternoon … the caller wanted to speak with “Robert,” which is a name I’ve been called only by my mother, and then only when I was in trouble … I figured maybe it was somebody offering me a deal […]

E Street Plaza parking lot still a point of contention

While Sacramento considers funding a new arena for its beloved Kings by privatizing its parking garages, the city of Davis continues to manage its own parking situation downtown.

The centerpiece of discussion when referring to downtown Davis parking is the E Street Plaza parking lot on the 200 block of E Street, which the city transformed into a paid lot a little more than three years ago.

It was the first of its kind in the downtown core and remains the only metered parking in the city.

According to Bob Bowen, the city’s public relations manager, one of the main reasons for converting the site into a paid parking lot was to give downtown visitors who wanted to park for longer than two hours a place where they could do so.