Need a new best friend?

Tank is an adorable 6-month-old tan-and-white neutered male fox terrier cross. He’s an outgoing little guy and loves to be around people of all ages. He has a sweet and gentle nature, loves being held would make a great family dog or a companion for a single person. Evie is an 18-month-old spayed female purebred Rottweiler. She is […]

Testimony in Marsh trial starts Tuesday

WOODLAND — Nine women and three men were sworn in as jurors Wednesday in the trial of Daniel William Marsh, the Davis teen facing two counts of first-degree murder in connection with last year’s fatal stabbings of local couple Oliver “Chip” Northup and Claudia Maupin. Five alternate jurors also were chosen for the proceedings, which […]

Russian columns enter Ukraine

NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Two columns of tanks and military vehicles rolled into southeastern Ukraine from Russia on Thursday after Grad missiles were fired at a border post and Ukraine’s overmatched border guards fled, a top Ukrainian official said. Echoing the comments by Ukraine’s Col. Andriy Lysenko, a top NATO official said at least 1,000 […]

Lawmakers approve groundwater management bill

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Amid a third year of drought, state lawmakers began pushing legislation Wednesday that would begin to regulate groundwater for the first time in California history. The Senate passed AB1739 on a 26-11 vote, returning it to the Assembly. The bill by Assemblyman Roger Dickinson, D-Sacramento, is part of a sweeping legislative package […]

Quake is major test for hard-luck city

VALLEJO (AP) — The historic blue-collar town of Vallejo is a short distance but a far cry from the touristy Napa Valley vineyards and quaint towns. So when Sunday’s earthquake struck, the damage to the wine industry took center stage and the rubble in Vallejo got scant attention. The bayside city that twice was briefly […]

New live-work project approved for Del Rio Place

Imagine being able to commute simply by climbing one flight of stairs. That’s the idea behind a new infill project for 2751 Del Rio Place, a 16-lot development on 1.02 acres at Peña Drive and Del Rio Place in Mace Ranch. The project, which is on a vacant parcel near the Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop […]

Bob Dunning: The MRAP just needs the right mission

OPPORTUNITY LOST … Police Chief Landy Black, who has enjoyed excellent relations with the City Council during his tenure here, had the thankless task — make that “tankless” task — of explaining why the good citizens of the city of Davis need a 20-ton mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle to protect them from God knows what … Black […]

Employee parking permits downtown streamlined

When it comes to being a downtown employee and choosing between an X permit or a D permit, the choice is now very simple: Choose X. Starting Monday, all employee parking permits will be X permits, and X permits will take the place of old D permits. The difference between the two is that X […]

Bodega Marine Laboratory hosts open house

UC Davis’ Bodega Marine Laboratory will host a “Meet the Scientists” open house on Saturday, Sept. 13, to showcase the latest research in marine science. Everyone is invited to visit research labs, talk with scientists and enjoy hands-on demonstrations. The event will run from 1 to 5 p.m. Research projects at the lab focus on […]

Local group charts a year’s worth of beauty in flowers

The Davis Flower Arrangers are beginning their 2014-15 program with Courtney Kett, owner and designer for Dixon Florist of Dixon, demonstrating new arrangements and relating current news from her floral world at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, at International House, 10 College Park in Davis. Flowers for the season will be Kett’s theme for flower creations. […]

Equestrian eventing competition slated

The Woodland Stallion Station and Four Star Farm will host an equestrian eventing competition this weekend at 34270 County Road 20 in Woodland. In eventing, a single horse-and-rider combination compete against other combinations in the three disciplines of dressage, cross-country and show jumping. Eventing offers “a perfect mix of grace, adrenaline and precision,” a news […]

Kids can sign up for a library card and get a free book

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, a time when the American Library Association and libraries across the country remind parents that a library card is the most important school supply of all. To encourage the youngest residents of Yolo County to become lifelong learners and library users, the Yolo County Library has partnered with First […]

Explorit Science Center: Volunteers supercharge summer camp

Another wonderful year of Summer Science Camp at Explorit has drawn to a close, but none of it would have been possible without our amazing corps of volunteer teaching assistants. This year we designed rockets, baked cookies in a solar oven and built mini wind turbines. Our campers imagined life in outer space while constructing […]

Marcy finds her place in the DHS Hall of Fame

Details What: Davis High School Hall of Fame induction dinner for Doug Arnold, Rachel Moore, Paul Ochs, Marcy Place Sheehan and Wanda Winton When: 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 Where: ARC Ballroom, UC Davis Tickets: $65 per person, or a table of 10 may be reserved for a $1,000 sponsorship; in addition, locals are asked to thank a teacher […]