Jogger injured when struck by vehicle

A Davis woman was injured Wednesday night when she was hit by a vehicle at Russell Boulevard and A Street, Davis police said. Aileen Yun, 22, was jogging westbound on Russell Boulevard at about 8 p.m. when she was struck by a car turning right from northbound A Street onto Russell, Lt. Paul Doroshov said. […]

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Last Gadhafi strongholds under pressure

SIRTE, Libya (AP) — Libyan revolutionary forces escalated offensives Friday into two key strongholds of Moammar Gadhafi’s rule, but met stiff resistance from snipers and loyalist gunners in Gadhafi’s hometown and a mountain enclave where a pro-regime radio station urged followers to fight to the end. The assault on Gadhafi’s Mediterranean birthplace of Sirte and […]

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Decision on Greek loan payout delayed to October

WROCLAW, Poland (AP) — Greece’s international rescue partners will delay until October their decision on paying out a batch of bailout loans needed to keep Athens from a disastrous bankruptcy, the head of the eurozone finance ministers’ group said Friday. The announcement at the meeting in Wroclaw, Poland, was yet another example of Europe’s halting […]

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Standing In: Thank you, Davis, for Plan B

By Sally Teaford Alexander Thank you, Davis, for giving me a place to start my Plan B. I had thought that my Plan B would start when I retired from UC Davis, but I needed to start earlier, without warning. Suddenly, unexpectedly, I was widowed, alone in a life that I had expected to share […]

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Davis Media Access celebrates ‘on the backlot’

Davis Media Access welcomes the community to “On the Backlot: Celebrating Local Music & Media,” from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at 1623 Fifth St. The event is “a celebration of the ways in which the media center connects to, and supports, our community,” said Andrea Jones, event co-chair. DMA is the nonprofit community media […]

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Senior Center classes focus on preventing falls

Falling takes a heavy toll on older adults. In fact, one of every three people age 65 and up falls each year in the U.S., according to the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. During the last week of September, the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., will host the following presentations to help […]

Senior Center hosts jewelry, craft sales

The Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., will host two opportunities to shop for a loved one or yourself. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, the Senior Center will present its annual Jewelry Sale fundraiser. Come check out a wonderful selection of necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more, organizers said. On Thursday, Nov. […]

Genealogy Club hears woman’s odyssey

The Davis Genealogy Club will present “Unearthing my French Roots — A Black Woman’s Story” by Céline Walker, a St. Lucian American who serendipitously discovered her colorful French ancestry, on Monday, Sept. 26. The public is invited to attend. A descendent of Honoré Gaillard de Laubenque and a member of the “black” Gaillard branch, Walker knew […]

Toy library opens Sept. 27

The Yolo County Library and city of Davis Child Care Services welcome children, families, child care providers and the community to the grand opening of the Davis Toy Library from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, in the children’s section of the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The Davis Toy […]

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Model helicopter fly-in planned Sept. 23-25

The Woodland-Davis Aeromodelers will present their inaugural International Scale Model Helicopter event Friday, Sept. 23, through Sunday, Sept. 25, as a fundraiser for Autism Speaks. The event will take place at the new WDA model field on County Road 29, 1.3 miles east of County Road 102. The choppers will fly from 9 a.m. to […]

Yolo Energy Watch kicks off sustainability, energy efficiency series

Yolo Energy Watch, a partnership between PG&E and Yolo County, hosted a lunch Thursday in conjunction with the Woodland Chamber of Commerce to showcase energy-efficient measures local businesses are using to save money. This event served as the kickoff for the Yolo Energy Watch “Sustainability and Energy Efficiency Series,” a county-wide effort to provide local […]

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Union Pacific starts fence construction next week

Despite pleas from city officials, Union Pacific Railroad will start building a 3,800-foot-long fence next week along the railroad tracks at the downtown Davis train depot.

The city wanted to postpone the project until an at-grade pedestrian crossing is designed to get people safely and conveniently from one side of the tracks to the other, but Union Pacific has no plans to back any type of pedestrian crossing. The company has filed an official opposition to the city’s application to the California Public Utilities Commission.

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Yolo jail beds readied for state felons

WOODLAND — A plan for dealing with the local impacts of a statewide public-safety realignment program received the unanimous backing of theYolo County Board of Supervisors this week. Assembly Bill 109, which takes effect Oct. 1, calls for felons convicted of nonviolent, nonserious and nonsexual crimes to serve their time in local county jails, with […]

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Home buyers, sellers adapting as new federal mortgage policy phases in

Davis home buyers — and home sellers — are getting ready to adjust to a new federal policy on home mortgages set to take effect Oct. 1. The limit on  federally guaranteed “conforming” loans will drop across the country, decreasing by varying amounts. In some areas with concentrations of high-priced homes — New York City, for example […]