Sarkozy, Obama push for financial crisis solution

CANNES, France (AP) — Europe’s debt drama dominated talks among leaders of the Group of 20 leading economies Thursday, with Greece’s government facing potential collapse and European leaders admitting that the eurozone may face losing its weakest member. U.S. President Barack Obama, Chinese President Hu Jintao and other world leaders began the formal G-20 summit […]

Oakland protest degenerates into chaos

OAKLAND (AP) — A day of demonstrations in Oakland that began as a significant step toward expanding the political and economic influence of the Occupy Wall Street movement, ended with police in riot gear arresting dozens of protesters who had marched through downtown to break into a vacant building, shattering windows, spraying graffiti and setting […]

Topete was ill-equipped for free society, prison expert says

WOODLAND — Between the ages of 18 and 35, Marco Topete spent a total of 1,010 days — just shy of three years — as a free man. Of the 14 years he spent in prison, eight of them were in solitary confinement — a cramped, windowless experience that hampered his ability to transition back […]

Aggie comeback was simply miraculous

Come one, come all as we gather around the Aggie campfire and go back in time. Way, way back in time. Forty years to be exact. The date was Nov. 6, 1971, and as this young sports writer (see picture above) headed off to Cal State Hayward that Saturday morning, he had no idea he […]

Occupy protesters march to UC president’s office

OAKLAND (AP) — Nearly 200 demonstrators marched to the University of California president’s office in downtown Oakland, but university police prevented them from entering the building. The protesters were participating in a daylong work stoppage in Oakland, where thousands in the anti-Wall Street movement rallied, picketed banks and sought to disrupt operations at the nation’s fifth-busiest port. A group […]

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Davis Waste Removal hosts free shredding day

Davis residents can clean out their home offices and come to a free document shredding event on Saturday, Nov. 12, courtesy of Davis Waste Removal, which contracts with the city for all of Davis’ garbage, recycling and green waste removal. Davis Waste Removal is celebrating National Recycling Week by partnering with Absolute Secured Shredding of […]

Cluster of PG&E distribution gas line leaks spring up in West Davis

A spate of recent gas leaks from PG&E distribution lines in Stonegate has caused concern among residents of the West Davis subdivision. Six separate leaks, all found within about a one-block radius on Marina Circle, have been reported over the past 18 months. “This is a public safety issue, not a public relations issue,” said […]

Parking space conundrum holds up Zipcar expansion

The Davis City Council decided Tuesday to hold off on adding two more shared Zipcars in the community. Council members voiced concerns about reserving two parking spaces for Zipcars at the Amtrak depot, Second and H streets, thereby making the spots in the crowded parking lot unavailable for commuters. “I’m not really thrilled about taking […]

Acupuncture clinic offers free treatments Dec. 28

The Davis Community Acupuncture Clinic will offer free treatments from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, at 2860 W. Covell Blvd., Suite 2. No appointments are needed. New and returning patients are welcome. Patients are asked to bring donations of jackets, blankets, canned goods and cash, which will be given to local charities. […]

Learn more about neuropathy at Davis meeting

The next meeting of the Davis Neuropathy Group is from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. There are more than 100 causes for peripheral neuropathy, a news release said. Diabetes accounts for about a third, but other causes include heredity, alcoholism, radiation, toxic chemical exposure, HIV, too much […]

Co-op wine-tasting benefits Willett PTA

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host a tasting of Thanksgiving wines from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11. The cost is $1 per taste, and profits benefit the Willett Elementary School PTA. The PTA buys nearly all the books for the school library, makes grants to every classroom […]

Whole Foods confirms lease at Davis Commons

It’s official: Whole Foods has leased the former Borders Books & Music space in the Davis Commons shopping center, and will open a grocery store there sometime in the next 12 to 18 months. “We have signed the lease, now we have to design our store,” David Lannon, president of Whole Foods Market for Northern […]

Harper thespians take the stage this weekend

Students at Harper Junior High, under the direction of instructor Carley Grassinger, will present a play titled “The Best Haunted House Ever!” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the multipurpose room at Harper Junior High School, 4000 E. Covell Blvd. in Davis. The play’s plot involves the creepy manor of a teacher nicknamed “Old […]

Educate yourself about recycling options

Did you know recycling is one of the easiest ways you can help slow climate change and global warming? Recycling one ton of paper, bottles and cans can prevent the release of 3 tons of greenhouse gas. Do you ever find yourself wondering if something is recyclable? Check out our recycling display case at City […]