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 […]

Council to tackle multiple issues Tuesday

Housing policies, water rate increases, the train station railroad crossing and Third Street makeover are all up for discussion at the Davis City Council meeting Tuesday. The council is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Chambers, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. The council will have two separate talks on housing issues — […]

Davis man gets prison for assault on UCD foreign exchange student

A 70-year-old Davis man was sentenced to two years and eight months in prison Friday in connection with the April sexual assault of a UC Davis foreign exchange student, according to the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office. Kenneth Arthur Tice pleaded no contest on May 24 to charges of sexual battery and false imprisonment with […]

Sex offender arrested on suspicion of peeping

A registered sex offender was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of peeping into a woman’s apartment, Davis police said. Lt. Paul Doroshov said officers were conducting foot patrols at the Olive Court Apartments, 1414 Olive Drive, at about midnight when they spotted a man looking through the window of one of the apartment units. […]

Davis man’s book offers a unique look at baseball

Joe Taxiera of Davis will present his new book, “A Unique Look at Big League Baseball,” and sign copies on Saturday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. His appearance is from 2 to 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The full-color, 382-page guide to all things baseball is currently being used […]

Free fix-a-leak workshop is Wednesday

Local residents can learn how to save water at a free fix-a-leak workshop from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Woodland Community and Senior Center, 2001 East St. in Woodland. The workshop will include an overview of water conservation assistance and metered water data in Woodland, the screening of a DVD from the American […]

Two diplomas awarded in Operation Recognition

The Yolo County Office of Education celebrated Operation Recognition on Tuesday, awarding high school diplomas to veterans who failed to receive theirs because they were serving in the armed forces. During the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s, thousands of young men and women left high school early to join the military. The California Education Code authorizes a […]

Terrier sought after biting incident

The Yolo County Sheriff’s Department Animal Services Section is attempting to find a biting dog in Davis. A 60-year-old man was bitten by a brown terrier that was on leash in North Davis Park between 2:30 and 3 p.m. Saturday, May 28. The victim was walking in the park when he encountered three people — […]

AP courses can boost GPA, but too many can overload a student

Go deeper Davis High School offers 24 Advanced Placement courses, including: Studio Art AP (seniors with teacher approval) Art History AP Calculus AB AP Calculus BC AP Biology AP Chemistry AP English Literature and Composition AP Micro/Macro Economics AP French 5 & 6 AP German 5 & 6 AP Human Geography AP Japanese 5 Language […]

Therapist is guest on ‘Heart to Heart’

Elyse Allen, a marriage and family therapist, is the guest on “Heart to Heart” at 4 p.m. Wednesday on KDRT, 95.7 FM. The show will air again at noon Friday. Moving beyond limitations will be part of Allen’s conversation with host Dr. G. An African-American, Allen was born in Japan and traveled across the United […]

Volunteers get blankets ready for kids

Project Linus members will gather from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., to sew labels on blankets handmade by volunteers. The blankets are given to organizations in Yolo County that serve children in need. Quilt packages will be available Wednesday, with fabric cut for a specific pattern. These […]