New degree program offered at Cambridge Junior College

Cambridge Junior College in Woodland has announced that it will offer a new degree program — an associate of arts in business administration with an emphasis on accounting — beginning Aug. 29. “This new program is designed for busy adults with limited time and/or a desire for a focused, real world, concentrated education,” Leo Rayz, […]

Woodland man injured in alleged DUI crash

A Woodland man faces drunken-driving and other charges stemming from a crash Tuesday west of Davis. California Highway Patrol Officer Cindy Leal said 34-year-old Venancio R. Martinez was driving southbound on County Road 99 near County Road 29 “when due to his level of intoxication, he made an unsafe turning movement, left the roadway and […]

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Kiwanis golf tourney supports local charities

The Kiwanis Club of Davis is presenting the 2011 Kiwanis Benefit Golf Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Davis Golf Course. Proceeds from this tournament will support Kiwanis’ charitable efforts locally, primarily benefiting children and senior citizens. Among the club’s charities are: * Kiwanis Family House, which provides temporary housing and support to families of […]

Tiny town tops in medical marijuana

WILLIAMS, Ore. (AP) — Medical marijuana has taken root in this idyllic town like nowhere else in Oregon. Nearly 20 percent of the population is registered to grow pot legally, and an untold number deals it illegally, creating stark contrasts in a bucolic burg where children still ring the bell to start the school day […]

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Post-mining efforts on Cache Creek will continue

Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 133 by Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, on Tuesday, enabling Yolo County to continue using a successful program to balance restoration efforts, flood protection and resource management on Cache Creek for another five years. Using the creek management plan, Yolo County has been able to eliminate previously vested […]

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Giants’ Lincecum outdueled by Daniel Hudson

SAN FRANCISCO — Tim Lincecum rose to the occasion. One errant pitch cost him. Lincecum allowed Paul Goldschmidt’s first career homer in the fifth inning and San Francisco lost 2-1 to Arizona on Tuesday night to fall into a tie with the Diamondbacks for the NL West lead. Goldschmidt’s two-run drive to left on a […]

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Mariners top A’s

SEATTLE — Casper Wells hit a two-run homer in his third game with Seattle and Felix Hernandez pitched into the seventh inning to help the Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night. Wells, acquired Saturday in a four-player trade with Detroit, connected on a full-count pitch from Rich Harden (2-2) in the sixth inning. […]

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Police: Suspicious package ‘not a threat’

A box of old coin wrappers disrupted several downtown businesses for about two hours Monday, Davis police said. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said employees of First Northern Bank, 434 Second St., contacted police at about 3:30 p.m. after spotting a shoebox-sized box in a plastic bag on a stairwell on the east side of the building. […]

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Former Davis bank officer gets probation, jail time

WOODLAND — A former First Northern Bank loan officer who embezzled tens of thousands of dollars while on the job was sentenced Tuesday to five years of probation and 180 days in county jail. Kathleen Clara Kolb, 35, of Davis, also must pay a total of $36,633 in restitution to the bank, of which she […]

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City addresses business concerns about water rates

City staff members plan to recommend water rate hikes that are lower than what is listed in the Proposition 218 notices, city utilities manager Jacques DeBra told at a lunchtime gathering of Davis business leaders Tuesday. Staffers are working with community members, including business and property owners, to identify a rate structure that would cause […]

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Don’t overlook these back-to-class essentials

Pens, pencils, erasers, paper — these are the school supplies students need year after year and are on almost every parent’s back-to-school shopping list. But kids need much more than that to succeed. “Most students have that ‘oh no’ moment once they’re under a deadline and realize they don’t have the right materials to complete […]

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A short history of major changes to Putah Creek

By Libby Earthman A large-scale restoration project in Putah Creek is scheduled to begin this month. The project will narrow the channel, and create floodplains and walking paths. Putah Creek was once a very flood-prone system, with storm flows reaching almost 375,000 gallons per second (50,000 cfs) once every five years. With Monticello Dam, current […]

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Tank house move planned for Friday

And you thought your moving day was challenging. Movers will relocate the Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer tank house early Friday morning, transporting the building from E Street downtown to a family farm two miles west of Davis. The move will require contractors to cut the 250-square-foot tank house in half and hoist the pieces over the treetops downtown, […]

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School board has a light agenda Thursday

The Davis school board will meet briefly Thursday to deal with a variety of back-to-school-related issues. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in Conference Room 15 at the school district’s administrative building, 526 B St. As is typically the case for a school board meeting during the first week of August, the board will […]