Sierra snowpack readings promise abundant water

By Kelly Zito The big melt is on. After topping out near record levels in early April, snowpack in the Sierra Nevada has started to recede, state officials said Monday, beginning to trickle into California’s streams and reservoirs and promising the first ample supply of water in years. The Department of Water Resources said measurements of mountain snowfields taken […]

Pets of the week: Augie and Nelly

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Fees are charged for licensing and spaying or neutering, if necessary. The shelter is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through 
Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays (closed for […]

Sacramento man arrested for burglary

A Sacramento man was arrested on burglary charges early Sunday after allegedly breaking into a West Davis storage shed. Richard Rodriguez, 50, was taken into custody at about 1:30 a.m. near the 2000 block of Overhill Lane, where a resident heard a carport shed door open and called police after seeing a man standing inside […]

Police investigating downtown crash

Davis police are investigating a Sunday morning crash involving a missing driver. Officers were dispatched at 2 a.m. to a report of a car into a structure at 407 First St., Lt. Paul Doroshov said. “Upon arrival, officers found a black Toyota 4Runner with the front end of the vehicle pressed up against the wall […]

Local reaction to bin Laden’s death varies

Osama bin Laden’s death triggered local scholars, students, soldiers and Muslims to cheer, challenge intolerance, warn, pray and shrug. The world’s most wanted terrorist sparked a wide range emotions in the Davis community Monday, a day after U.S. forces stormed bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and shot him in the head. “Justice was done,” […]

Measure A votes due Tuesday; trustees dismayed by complaint

Vote by Tuesday What: All-mail election for Measure A, a Davis schools parcel tax When: Ballots must be turned in by 8 p.m. Tuesday Where: Specially marked drop boxes are at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis, and at the Yolo County Elections Office, Room B-05 at the County Administration Building, […]

Deadline extended for Huynh awards

The city of Davis Human Relations Commission has extended the deadline for nominations for this year’s Thong Hy Huynh Memorial Awards. Nominations are due by 4 p.m. Thursday, May 12. The annual awards honor local individuals and community organizations that have made significant contributions in addressing or improving civil and human rights issues in the community. The awards […]

Thompson calls bin Laden’s death a ‘defining moment’

The impact of Osama bin Laden’s death “cannot be overstated,” says Rep. Mike Thompson, a senior member of the House Intelligence Committee. “This is a defining moment in our nation’s history and, I hope, a turning point in the ongoing war on terrorism,” Thompson, D-St. Helena, said in a statement released Sunday night after President […]

Unitarians break ground on social hall

Members of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis — from left, Ashley Horan, Karen Russell, Bob Van Eyken, Kathy Boyajian and Karen Klussendorf — cheer during a groundbreaking celebration Sunday for a new church social hall. The church is at 27074 Patwin Road, off Russell Boulevard in rural West Davis. The 4,325-square-foot social hall will provide […]

Workshop covers public relations for businesses

Debra Minnema-Dingman will offer a workshop on “Promoting Your Business” from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, at the Dixon Chamber of Commerce, 220 N. Jefferson St. Participants are encouraged to bring their business information and enjoy refreshments while they learn how they can grow their business or organization through public relations — learning […]

Scholar says bin Laden’s death a ‘major blow,’ but not end of al-Qaida

Osama bin Laden’s death will hit al-Qaida hard but not cripple the terrorist organization, according to a UC Davis scholar. Instead, the world’s most famous terrorist will morph into a martyr, one who continues to fuel a radical Islam focused on attacking the United States. “A lot of people are saying al-Qaida is dead,” said […]

Senior Center hosts incontinence presentation

The public is invited to a presentation about female urinary incontinence at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 4, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Beth Johnson, an OB/GYN doctor with Sutter Health, will discuss treatment options for the various causes and different types of incontinence. The presentation is free, and pre-registration is requested. For more […]

Author examines Native American land questions

Beth Rose Middleton, assistant professor of Native American studies at UC Davis, will discuss her new book from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at the UC Davis Bookstore. In “Trust in the Land: New Directions in Tribal Conservation,” Middleton examines new and innovative ideas concerning Native land conservancies, providing advice on land trusts, […]