Long-lost letter arrives back home, 28 years later

On Aug. 13, 1983, Margaret Mead of Davis mailed a letter from Davis to acquaintances in the state of Washington. The letter, for reasons unknown, never reached its destination. Last week, the letter, still bearing its 20-cent stamp, was returned for the first time to Mead’s old home on College Park in Davis. Thanks to […]

Davis Methodist Church offers Vacation Bible School

The United Methodist Church of Davis invites children ages 3 through sixth grade to attend Vacation Bible School to experience “Hometown Nazareth: Where Jesus Was a Kid.” Vacation Bible School will run from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, June 20-24. The cost is $10. To register, download the registration form at www.davisumc.org. “This […]

Public meetings

The following is a list of public meetings of local governmental agencies for the week of June 6: Monday: City-Davis Downtown Business Association two-by-two meeting, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Community Chambers Conference Room, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Davis Bicycle Advisory Commission, 5:30 p.m., Community Chambers, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Tuesday: Woodland-Davis Clean Water […]

Crashes lead to DUI arrests

Two women face drunken driving charges following separate Davis-area crashes on Sunday, authorities said. The first occurred at about 1 a.m. Sunday as 20-year-old Alexys Padilla of Elk Grove collided with another car as she entered the intersection at Fifth and E streets in downtown Davis, according to Davis police Lt. Paul Doroshov. A person […]

Despite trouble on last job, contractor may get more work at UCD

Union officials are railing against UC Davis’ decision to allow a West Sacramento contractor to bid on a project despite labor violations that took place under its watch during previous work on campus. General contractor Brown Construction is among the firms competing in the design-bid process for the planned $60.5 million Tercero III student housing […]

Computer Club celebrates 20th anniversary

The Woodland Senior Center Computer Club will celebrate its 20th anniversary at 1 p.m. Monday, June 27. All adults are invited to join the group for refreshments in Meeting Room 3 at the Woodland Community & Senior Center, 2001 East St. The computer lab also will be open for viewing.

Grace in Action plans volunteer training

Grace in Action will offer training for volunteer ministers of hospitality at 7 p.m. Thursday at Grace House, 441 D St., Davis. Grace in Action is a faith-based community ministry serving homeless individuals by equipping the church to provide compassionate care, spiritual companionship, rest and respite, and referrals to local agencies. There are many ways […]

DHS Grad Night venue open for tours

Come see the magic of Davis High Grad Night 2011. The public is invited to tour the venue from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Emerson Junior High School, 2121 Calaveras Ave., Davis. “Parents have spent countless hours preparing this unforgettable night for the seniors, and the decorations are always fabulous,” organizers said. “If you […]

Police: Woman assaults boyfriend with car during fight

A Woodland man was hospitalized early Saturday and his girlfriend jailed after she allegedly struck him with her car, authorities said. Elena Lund-Tessler, 31, of Davis, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after turning herself in at the Davis Police Department at 12:40 p.m. Saturday, Woodland police Sgt. Steve Guthrie said. […]

Among UCD’s oaks, actress Hannah sings praises of cork

The UC Davis Arboretum is home to 590 oak trees representing 100 varieties. “Five hundred ninety-one,” actress Daryl Hannah said on Friday morning, after helping two staff members plant one more. The star of such films as “Splash” and “Roxanne,” “Blade Runner” and the “Kill Bill” saga, arrived at UCD at 2 a.m. In all, […]

Norcal rainfall shatters records

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With rain a rare occurrence in Northern California in June, a powerful weather system is breaking rainfall records as it moves across the region, according to the National Weather Service. Since the storm system settled over the area late Friday, the 1.08 inches of rain that fell on downtown San Francisco […]

‘Prolific’ Davis police dog calls it a career

So long, Atto. The Davis Police Department K-9 retired last month due to back injury complications, culminating a career that spanned six years and numerous achievements. “He certainly did everything as hard as he could,” said Atto’s handler, Davis Police Officer Justin Raymond. “But those things that made him a really good partner were also […]

Your wallet: A river runs through it

Never mind that it rained all day Saturday and there’s enough snow in the Sierra to last through the next 10 summers, we here in Davis need a new source of water. And to pay for it, the city plans to triple our rates over the next five years, whether you like it or not. […]

Ceremony to honor police dogs killed in line of duty

Law-enforcement agencies will pay tribute to California police K-9s lost in the line of duty at a June 15 ceremony at UC Davis. The K-9 Faithful Partner Memorial Ceremony begins at noon at the California Police Dog Memorial, located near the UCD Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. Originally dedicated in 2002, the star-shaped black granite memorial […]