Analyst sizes up job market on ‘Davisville’

The regional job market is looking better, employment market analyst Rick Reed says on the latest edition of radio show “Davisville.” Reed has surveyed area employers several times a year since 1992 for what is now a quarterly employment forecast. Among other questions, he asks his contacts if they’re hiring, as well as why or […]

Support group helps parents of kids with ADHD

Parent iROC, a free support group for parents and caretakers who have children with ADHD or executive functioning challenges, will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Social and Cognitive Learning Center, 907 Third St. in downtown Davis. The group meets on the first Sunday of each month. Participants will informally share and […]

Senate takes up debt limit bill, passage likely

WASHINGTON (AP) — With just hours left before the national debt bumps against its ceiling, emergency bipartisan legislation to allow the government to borrow more faces one final test in the Senate. Expected passage there sends the bill to President Barack Obama, averting a potentially disastrous, first-ever government default and making a down payment toward […]

Plants from Down Under showcased on tour

A guided tour of plants from Down Under for Central Valley gardens is planned Saturday at the UC Davis Arboretum. The tour will begin at 10 a.m. at the east end of the Arboretum at the edge of the parking lot behind Borders Books & Music, 500 First St. California and Western Australia have similar climate […]

Pinkerton hired at annual salary of $188,000

Davis’ new city manager, Steve Pinkerton, will earn $188,000 a year under the employment contract approved by the City Council at its meeting Monday night. The council was unanimously enthusiastic about welcoming Pinkerton to the city’s ranks. But the details of his contract did not please all council members. Councilwoman Sue Greenwald voted against it “based on […]

Ackley, Beavan lead Seattle past Oakland 8-4

By Tim Booth SEATTLE — Dustin Ackley continued his hitting tear with a pair of extra-base hits, including a bases-loaded triple, rookie righty Blake Beavan escaped early trouble to pitch well into the seventh and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 8-4 on Monday night. Ackley now has 19 extra-base hits in his first […]

Yankees edge White Sox

CHICAGO — CC Sabathia pitched eight strong innings to earn his major league-best 16th win and the New York Yankees beat the Chicago White Sox 3-2 on Monday for their fourth consecutive victory. Sabathia allowed two runs and 10 hits, matching a season high, but managed to wiggle out of trouble all night as the […]

Agent: Randy Moss retiring from NFL

By Jon Krawczynski MANKATO, Minn. — Randy Moss dominated when he wanted to dominate. He scored when he wanted to score, cooperated when he wanted to cooperate and acted out when he wanted to act out. Moss spent 13 seasons doing things on his own terms, which is why perhaps the loudest career the NFL […]

Giants to place struggling Barry Zito back on DL

By Janie McCauley SAN FRANCISCO — Barry Zito is headed back to the disabled list. Giants manager Bruce Bochy told The Associated Press of the decision before his NL West-leading San Francisco team opened a 10-game homestand Monday night with the first of three games against second-place Arizona. The Giants later made a formal announcement […]

Clearlake man dies after being thrown from truck

Excessive speed and the lack of a seat belt combined to cause a 25-year-old man’s death Friday on a rural Capay Valley road, the California Highway Patrol reported Monday. CHP Officer Cindy Leal said Adam J. Conolly of Clearlake was driving too fast for conditions on County Road 40 — a mountainous, dirt roadway — […]

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Tony (No. 94325), a 10-month-old neutered male German shepherd mix with a brown brindle-and-white coat. Also hoping for a good home is Cindy (No. 97622), a 2-month-old spayed female black […]

A deadline extension? It’s yours

EXTENSION GRANTED … it has been pointed out to me by several disgruntled folks that the Aug. 19 deadline for submissions to the Contest to Replace the Above-Pictured Columnist falls just before the final full weekend before school starts … the thinking here is that if the deadline is moved back a week, parents will […]

Company seeks approval for cell phone antennas

Learn more What: Davis Planning Commission meeting When: 7 p.m. Wednesday Where: Community Chambers, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Info: Two cell phone poles with non-functioning antennas were installed Monday, so community members can see how Crown Castle’s proposal for 25 site locations would look if granted city approval. Crown Castle, formerly NewPath Networks, installed […]

Mondavi receives $580,000 grant to help grow new classical audiences

Students and other audiences will have more opportunities to hear and learn about classical music in Davis, thanks to a $580,000 three-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. This is the single largest foundation grant awarded to the Mondavi Center in the 10-year history of the […]