Car crashes into fire hydrant

A woman was hospitalized early Friday morning after crashing into a fire hydrant at First and A streets, according to the Davis Fire Department. The driver, whose identity was unavailable Friday morning, was transported to the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento with unspecified injuries following the 2:40 a.m. crash, Fire Department spokeswoman Evelyn George […]

Author wants to ‘unmake’ war

Author Kathleen Barry will present her recent book, “Unmaking War, Remaking Men: How Empathy Can Reshape Our Politics, Our Soldiers, and Ourselves,” on Saturday, Oct. 22. Her talk begins at 7:30 p.m. at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. Amid all of the war news that saturates our lives, this book answers […]

Economy added 103,000 jobs in September

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States added 103,000 jobs in September, an improvement over this summer and just enough to calm fears of a new recession that have hung over Wall Street and the nation for weeks. The Labor Department also said Friday that the nation added more jobs than first estimated in July and […]

Pajamarino is a UC Davis tradition

UC Davis students, alumni, staff and community members are invited to the campus’ annual Pajamarino celebration on Friday to help kick off the university’s Homecoming weekend. Pajamarino, which is hosted by the Cal Aggie Student Alumni Association, begins at 5:45 p.m. at the Amtrak station at Second and H streets. Pajamarino is one of UCD’s […]

UC Berkeley hit by outbreak of mumps

BERKELEY (AP) — State public health officials are investigating an outbreak of mumps at UC Berkeley. Officials have confirmed seven cases of the illness so far and suspect 13 additional cases. The city of Berkeley, in contrast, has had just six cases since 1990. UC Berkeley’s Tang Health Center is advising students to check their health records to ensure […]

Davis school board reviews budget challenges

The good news: The Davis school district’s financial picture is about $2 million better than expected. The bad news: Most of that fund balance is in the form of state and federal IOUs. It’s “Monopoly money,” according to Associate Superintendent Bruce Colby, the district’s chief business officer. The Board of Education spent much of Thursday […]

Will this game live up to past heroics?

HUMBLING HUMBOLDT … I’ve been calling Saturday night’s Aggie-Humboldt State tussle a “throwback” game because of the long and spirited rivalry between these two that basically ended when the Aggies went one way with their football program and the Jacks went another … but there was a time when this was one of the best […]

Honey of an event planned Oct. 21 at UCD

Bees visit some 2 million flowers just to make a pound of honey. That’s one of the tidbits of information to be offered at a public celebration about honey, set from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at the UC Davis Conference Center. The event, themed “Honey!,” will feature speakers, honey and mead […]

Library’s eBook collection is compatible with Kindle

WOODLAND — The Yolo County Library’s eBook collection is now compatible with the world’s bestselling eBook reader, the Amazon Kindle. Library patrons can download free popular and classic eBooks to a Kindle device, or any mobile device running the free Kindle app, such as iPhone, iPad or Android. To get started, visit Yolo County […]

‘Growing Old Gracefully’ is book group’s topic

The Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis, welcomes readers to its active older adult book group from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 27, in the Blanchard Room. The featured title for this month will be Joan Chittister’s “The Gift of Years: Growing Old Gracefully.” The book group will continue to discuss […]

Laptop Lab will cover how to use the library’s website

The Stephens Branch Library in Davis welcomes library users to a Laptop Lab from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, which will teach participants how to use the Yolo County Library’s website, The event will take place in the Blanchard Room. The library is at 315 E. 14th St. Participants are encouraged to bring their […]

City may remodel Veterans’ Center for teen programs

City officials hope the Veterans’ Memorial Center will be a suitable home for Davis’ teen recreational programs. A unanimous City Council on Tuesday told staff members to start the search for a consulting firm to prepare a rehabilitation and modernization feasibility study. Funding for the study is not to exceed $30,000. The council also set […]

Water rate hike battle rages on in Davis

The fight to repeal the City Council’s recent action to raise water rates marches on throughout Davis this week. On two fronts, concerned Davis citizens have put together campaigns that aim not only to stop the council from implementing the rate hike Dec. 1, but also to give residents a chance to have their say […]

UCD 38th in world ranking; Cal Tech first

UC Davis jumped from 54th to 38th among the world’s best universities in an annual ranking by the British magazine Times Higher Education released Thursday. UCD tied with Australian National University to continue its move up the rankings. As recently as 2005, the publication ranked the Davis campus 206th. This year, the California Institute of […]