Woman injured in I-80 crash

Fatigue may have been the cause of an early-morning crash Saturday that injured a Rancho Cordova woman on Interstate 80 in Davis, according to the California Highway Patrol. Nicole Francisco, 18, was traveling in the slow lane of eastbound I-80 west of Mace Boulevard at about 5:10 a.m. when, for unknown reasons, her Toyota Scion […]

RootStock welcomes back Chicken & Dumpling

Visitors to Winters are invited to enjoy a glass of wine as they listen to the down-home delta-style blues of Chicken & Dumpling from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at RootStock, 22 Main St. The duo features Charles “Chicken” Oriel on guitar and Julia “Dumpling” Simon on bass. Their music is inspired by Robert Johnson, […]

Provenza available Wednesday for coffee, conversation

Yolo County Supervisor Jim Provenza of Davis will be at Common Grounds coffee shop, 2171 Cowell Blvd., Suite D, from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday to talk with constituents about issues affecting Davis and Yolo County. Provenza will have information about the Yolo County Family Justice Center and the services it provides to victims of […]

Yamada kicks off campaign with harvest reception fundraiser

All are invited to a harvest reception for Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St. in downtown Davis. Guests will enjoy a casual afternoon with fine food and wines presented by Tony and Rhonda Gruska, and celebrate with old friends as Yamada kicks off her 2012 […]

Seniors can call for pickup of household hazardous waste

Senior or disabled residents who cannot drive, and who have household hazardous waste in need of proper disposal, may schedule a free pickup of their waste. Yolo County residents 65 years and older qualify for this service. Material that can be collected include batteries, cleaning supplies, lighter fluid, antifreeze, aerosol cans (no empties), garden pesticides […]

Landslide in Colombia leaves at least 14 dead

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A Red Cross official says a landslide caused by heavy rains in northwest Colombia has killed 14 people and left dozens more missing. Cesar Uruena says more than 14 homes were buried by the landslide in the city of Manizales in Caldas state, 102 miles northwest of the capital, Bogota. The […]

Thousands demonstrate against Berlusconi

ROME (AP) — Tens of thousands of opposition activists demonstrated in central Rome on Saturday for the ouster of Premier Silvio Berlusconi. Democratic Party leader Pierluigi Bersani told the crowd that his party is prepared to work with other opposition groups to lead a new government. “If there is discontinuity and change, we are ready […]

Hundreds protest banks in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Several hundred protesters marched through the financial district in Los Angeles to protest the banking industry as part of “Bank Transfer Day,” a grassroots movement that has been championed by the nation’s Occupy Wall Street protests. Organizer Jacob Hay says that before Saturday’s march, several dozen people gathered at California Plaza […]

For the record

The Stonegate Homeowners Association board of directors has not met with PG&E representatives to discuss recent gas leaks, contrary to what was reported Thursday, but has made facilities available for informational public meetings with PG&E and city officials on Nov. 10 and 16.

Want to conserve? Follow these tips

Conserving water seems to be the order of the day in our friendly hometown, at least for those folks on some semblance of a budget. This is especially true as the calendar turns to November, when the city of Davis starts a four-month period during which it determines your sewer rate for the entire year. […]

Spotlight on Ohio vote on union-limiting law

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A ballot battle in Ohio that pits the union rights of public workers against Republican efforts to shrink government and limit organized labor’s reach culminates Tuesday in a vote with political consequences from statehouses to the White House. A question called Issue 2 asks voters to accept or reject a voluminous […]

Christmas tree for US Capitol on its way from California

SONORA (AP) — A 65-foot white fir tree selected as the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree was cut down and removed from a picturesque setting in the Sierra Nevada mountains on Saturday, then loaded on a truck for a 4,500-mile journey from Northern California to Washington, D.C. When crews arrived at the tree Saturday morning they […]

Souza rolls toward re-election in 2012

A third candidate for the June Davis City Council election rolled into the race Saturday, when incumbent Stephen Souza led a bike parade of supporters on a tour through Davis to announce his candidacy. “I’m entering my 24th consecutive year of service to this community, the community that I’ve lived in the longest in my […]

Billionaire N.Y. mayor grapples with Wall St. protest

NEW YORK (AP) — It would seem that Mayor Michael Bloomberg would be a natural foe for protesters now in their seventh week on Wall Street’s footstep. He is not only the 1 percent, he was named the 30th richest person on the planet, according to Forbes magazine. He is a man who has used […]