Syrians fire on protesters near monitors, kill 4

HOMS, Syria (AP) — Syrian security forces opened fire Thursday on tens of thousands protesting outside a mosque in a Damascus suburb, close to a municipal building that members of the Arab League monitoring mission were visiting. Activists said at least four people were killed. The ongoing violence, and new questions about the human rights […]

Head-on crash in Brooks injures three

Three Woodlanders, including a 2-year-old boy, were hospitalized Wednesday following a head-on collision in the Capay Valley, according to the California Highway Patrol. The crash occurred shortly before 2 p.m. on Highway 16 in Brooks, where a driver towing a trailer improperly loaded with cinderblocks lost control of his Ford F-150 truck, according to a […]

A little something for your trouble, Coach

WHICH WAY, UCD? … as UC Davis continues to study the various paths it might take with its intercollegiate athletic program, there’s no question that taking that final step up into the “big time” is packed with both great possibilities and great liabilities … I’m looking at a summary of the contract Mike Leach just […]

CHP sets sights on phone-distracted drivers this week

The California Highway Patrol’s Valley Division, which includes Yolo County, will conduct a “zero tolerance” cell phone enforcement effort this week, targeting drivers who are distracted by their cell phones. The one-day campaign, which begins at 6 a.m. Friday and ends at 6 a.m. Saturday, is designed to deter people from using their cell phones […]

Stonegate trees pose danger to bikers and pedestrians

It has become dangerous to walk or ride down the asphalt bike path that runs alongside Lake Boulevard in the Stonegate subdivision of West Davis.

The roots of the tall Italian stone pine trees that dot the parkway between the street and the path have pushed up undulations, turning the once-smooth pedestrian thoroughfare into a bumpy mess.

To keep residents from using the path, on Tuesday the city placed barricades around the walkway between Marina Circle and the entrance to the Stonegate Country Club, 919 Lake Blvd.

Until the city fixes the problem, the barricades will remain up …

Candy Cane Court, Davis schools up for $100K prize

Thanks to Davis’ own Candy Cane Court, our schools might become $100,000 richer. Jim and Kristy Powell’s always festively decorated house on Henri Court in Wildhorse is one of 24 finalists in Patch’s national “Deck the House” contest. The grand prize winner of the contest will receive a $100,000 payment to the public school system […]

Prosecutors charge university, UCLA professor in lab death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than three years after a 23-year-old staff research assistant died following a fire in a UCLA laboratory, prosecutors filed felony charges against the university system and a professor. Chemistry professor Patrick Harran, 42, and the regents of the University of California were charged Tuesday with three counts each of willfully violating […]

Abortion, immigration changes among new 2012 laws

By Andrew Welsh-Huggins Girls seeking abortions in New Hampshire must first tell their parents or a judge, employers in Alabama must verify new workers’ U.S. residency, and California students will be the first in the country to receive mandatory lessons about the contributions of gays and lesbians under state laws set to take effect at […]

Apply for teen services grants

The city of Davis has announced a teen services grant program that will allocate funding to organizations that serve Davis teens. Those interested in applying for a grant must do so by Wednesday, Jan. 25. To qualify, programs must be Yolo County-based 501(c)(3) organizations that have been in operation for at least three years. The programs must […]

Don’t Light Tonight warning for Thursday

A Don’t Light Tonight Advisory is in effect until midnight Thursday. Don’t Light Tonight is a voluntary wintertime air pollution reduction program. Thursday’s particle matter pollution (PM 2.5) is forecast to be 25 micrograms per cubic meter or higher and burning wood is discouraged. On winter nights when inversion layers are strong and air pollution […]

Davis couple works at keeping it all local

Jen Wendt moved to Davis when she was 7 years old. She made friends and quickly felt at home. She graduated from Davis High in 1993, and soon after felt like it was time to leave the Northern California hamlet. The energetic raven-haired girl headed to Southern California, went to college, fell in love and […]

Breast reconstruction is focus of January Y-ME meeting

Kathy Steligo, author of “The Breast Reconstruction Guidebook,” will speak at the Y-ME Open Door educational meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9. Steligo is a business and health writer who has had extensive personal experience with surgical procedures of the breast. She has devoted much of her career to researching and helping women understand […]

Three from UC Davis are named to California bench

Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed three UC Davis graduates to judgeships in three California counties. * Shelyna V. Brown, 41, of San Jose, has been appointed to the bench in the Santa Clara Superior Court. Shelyna Brown has served as an attorney in the Santa Clara County Public Defender’s Office since 1997. She earned her juris […]

December 29, 2011 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged , | 1 Reply

The Wardrobe is abuzz with honey tasting, talk and film

“Honey: The Art of Sweetness,” a special culinary and film event featuring a Davis honey producer and a talk about honey bee science, is planned on Friday, Jan. 13, at The Wardrobe, 206 E St. The event coincides with Davis’ Second Friday ArtAbout. Admission is free. Guests will meet Robin Harlan, the owner of Henry’s […]