ConAgra seeks city input for Cannery Park project

Now that ConAgra has tweaked its Cannery Park project design based on public comments, the developer will ask the Davis City Council for feedback on Tuesday. The workshop-format discussion is scheduled as part of the City Council meeting, which begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Chambers, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. ConAgra, which owns the […]

Southwest grounds about 80 planes after mishap

PHOENIX (AP) — Flight attendants had just begun to take drink orders when the explosion rocked the cabin. Aboard Southwest Flight 812, Shawna Malvini Redden covered her ears, then felt a brisk wind rush by. Oxygen masks fell, the cabin lost pressure, and Redden, now suddenly lightheaded, fumbled to maneuver the mask in place. Then […]

Sutter Davis makes top 100 hospitals list

Sutter Davis Hospital is on the Thomson Reuters list of the top 100 hospitals in the U.S. based on overall performance. Sutter Davis, which last won the recognition in 2008, is one of four California hospitals and the only one in the greater Sacramento region to receive the award this year. The annual “Thomson Reuters 100 Top […]

Grand jury inspects Yolo County Jail, Juvenile Hall

Despite ongoing overcrowding issues, the Yolo County Jail is a clean, well-maintained facility where inmates enjoy access to medical care and educational programs designed to help them transition back into society, the Yolo County grand jury wrote in its final report released Friday. The panel was similarly impressed with the Yolo County Juvenile Detention Facility […]

Davisite on Food Network’s cake competition show

Former Davis resident Dawn Nemec (known to Davis friends as Dede Lott) will be on the Food Network starting Sunday, helping her boss Marina Sousa create fanciful cakes for a $100,000 prize. “Challenge: The Last Cake Standing” is an “eliminating, ‘Top Chef’-style show,” Nemec said. Each week, the contestants made themed cakes that ranged from […]

One cancer survivor’s success story

When Pam Mari received a call in June that something suspicious had turned up on her recent mammogram, she was more irritated than anything else. “I’d been called back in before and it was always nothing,” said Mari, director of student services for the Davis school district. “I felt quite inconvenienced actually, and was in […]

Woodlander arrested for alleged kidnap attempt

Woodland police have arrested a 34-year-old man in connection with an alleged kidnapping attempt outside a Woodland CVS store in February. Surinder Singh of Woodland was taken into custody Friday on suspicion of assault with intent to commit rape, Lt. Anthony Cucchi said in news release. He was lodged at the Yolo County Jail in […]

Sheriff’s detectives nab six in alleged check forgery ring

An investigation into the theft of about 500 blank payroll checks from a Knights Landing-area business yielded six arrests over the past week, according to the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department. Sgt. Lance Faille said the suspects — including three members of the same family — are believed to have forged and cashed 21 of the […]

Tour Jepson Prairie, Rush Ranch with Solano Land Trust

In honor of its 25th anniversary, the Solano Land Trust is leading walks at Jepson Prairie and Rush Ranch in April exclusively for members and business partners. There’s still plenty of time to join, a spokeswoman says. On Saturday, April 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., guides will introduce members and business partners to […]

Nominees sought for annual Huynh awards

The city of Davis Human Relations Commission continues to accept nominations for this year’s Thong Hy Huynh Memorial Awards. The commission will honor individuals and community organizations that have made significant contributions in addressing or improving civil and human rights issues in the community. Nominations are due by 4 p.m. Friday, April 15. The award was established to […]

Egg hunt, cake walk, barbecue cook-off planned at church

Community members are invited to spring over to United Methodist Church of Davis for a family-friendly Spring Fling from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 23. The church is at 1620 Anderson Road. The event will include bounce houses, a maze, face painting, a cake walk, crafts and an egg hunt with prizes for […]

‘True history’ of Mideast conflict is topic of talk

Alison Weir will present “The True History of the Palestine-Israel Conflict” at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 17, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. Weir is the executive director of If Americans Knew, a nonprofit organization she founded, and is president of the Council for the National Interest. She […]

Schneider gives environmental groups a voice

Bob Schneider of Davis, Tuleyome’s senior policy director, has been appointed by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to the Bureau of Land Management’s Northwest California Resource Advisory Council. Schneider will represent environmental groups during his three-year term. “We receive valuable advice from widely divergent points of view from our advisory councils,” BLM Northern California District Manager […]

Harvest baby greens at Capay farm tour Saturday, April 9

Farm Fresh to You, an organic produce home delivery service, invites local residents to its farm in the Capay Valley on Saturday, April 9, to see where their food is grown. The farm tour runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 23800 State Highway 16 in Capay. Farmer/farm co-owner Thaddeus Barsotti will talk to […]