Lawmakers visit White House for budget talks

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is pressing Democrats to support a higher deficit reduction proposal that could win Republican support for new tax revenue while reducing costs for major benefit programs such as Medicare and Social Security as the price to reach a deal on raising the government’s debt limit. Congressional leaders from both parties […]

Testimony begins in Davis sexual assault case

WOODLAND — A former employee of Davis’ Cafe Mediterranee took the witness stand Wednesday in Yolo Superior Court, where she described an alleged sexual assault that led to the cafe owner’s arrest. Ashot Manukyan, 58, has pleaded not guilty to charges of assault with intent to commit sexual penetration, penetration with a foreign object, false […]

Use more water, pay more — and how

SHED A LITTLE TIER … we’ve heard that the city plans to “triple our water rates” enough times that it’s accepted as fact … except that it’s not a fact at all … right off the bat let’s just say that when base rates go from $11.50 a month to $38.30, that’s more like three […]

Livestrong Challenge brings bike ride, Armstrong to Davis

Less than a week after the Criterium bike races zipped through downtown, an estimated 1,400 bicyclists will descend on Davis this weekend to participate in the city’s first Livestrong Challenge fundraiser. In conjunction with the bike ride, festivities are planned from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in Central Park. The free-admission Livestrong Challenge Village […]

International House — Of Pancakes (for a day)

Chef Cal Kado whips up some pancakes in preparation for International House’s fundraising pancake breakfast at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 23, at I-House, 10 College Park, Davis. Tickets are $10 general, for all-you-can-eat pancakes, fruit, juice, coffee or tea. Children age 10 and under will eat free.

Artist to tell kids about link between math, origami

Origami artist Robert J. Lang will present “From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes: The Modern Science of Origami,” a free talk for students of high school age and younger, at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, in the ARC ballroom at UC Davis. The talk, sponsored by the California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science […]

UCD tests drug that may aid youth with fragile X

The UC Davis MIND institute is taking part in a nationwide clinical trial of a medication that has shown the potential to improve the social functioning of young adults and adolescents with fragile X syndrome. The medication Arbaclofen, produced by the Cambridge, Mass., company Seaside Therapeutics Inc., will be tested for patients ages 12 to […]

Food workers warned of fraudulent inspector

The Yolo County Health Department’s Environmental Health Division is alerting restaurant operators and others in the food facility industry about fraudulent activity involving an individual or individuals contacting food establishments claiming to be a health inspector. Yolo County Environmental Health has received complaints that an individual using various names is contacting local food businesses by […]

Yolo housing stock dips in value, Davis remains flat

Davis home values stayed flat last year, but a booming ag industry boosted farmland values. Davis’ housing stock increased in value by 0.06 percent last year, while rural land shot up 4.2 percent, according to Yolo County Assessor Joel Butler. Homes in the rest of the county’s cities sagged, however, dragging down the value of […]

Linux group hosts talk on Appaserver

The Linux Users’ Group of Davis will host a talk titled “Running Databases with Appaserver,” on Monday, July 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., Davis. The session is presented by Tim Riley from Appahost in Sacramento. This event is free and open to the public. For […]

Local shuttle fan will have front-row seat for final launch

Anthony Wright of Davis was 10 years old watching on television when NASA first sent a space shuttle flight hurtling into the blue. On Friday, if all goes as planned, the space shuttle Atlantis will rocket into space on the program’s 135th and final mission. And Wright, now 40 with a 4-year-old son, will be […]

This month at Davis libraries: Chocolate, magic and mummies

Visit Davis library branches this month for some exciting programming from around the world, including chocolate tasting, puppet shows, mummies and a magic show by Caddwyn the Magician. Young children and their families can learn about chocolate at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., and at 11 […]

Combining holidays would make for a richer community

PICNIC ON THE FOURTH OF JULY … the solution to one of our most pressing civic problems came to me in a rush as I sat on the green, green grass of a Core Area home watching Monday’s Fourth of July bike races along our city streets … yes, there were a great many people […]

Per capita Davis: Here’s an audit you want to have

What do you think of when you hear the word “audit?”Many people probably think of the IRS, or some other close and critical inspection that has at least the possibility of trouble. Whether or not the answer is “the IRS,” almost all replies signal some kind of trouble or at least the bother of having […]