West Nile virus threat continues in Yolo, Sacramento

Thirty-three new mosquito samples from Yolo and Sacramento counties tested positive for West Nile virus on Friday, according to the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District. Areas of concern include parts of Davis, Woodland, Natomas and Wilton. “We are at the height of the summer and mosquito season, so West Nile virus activity remains intense,” Gary Goodman, […]

Jury deliberates fate of former Fourth and Hope director

Following a weeklong trial in Yolo Superior Court, jurors in the Leona Jull grand theft case began deliberations on Friday. Jull, 47, is accused of making more than $32,000 in unauthorized purchases — including food, gas, furniture and vehicle repairs — while serving as executive director of Fourth & Hope, a nonprofit organization in Woodland […]

Fatal Covell Boulevard crash recalled in court

WOODLAND — On the day he allegedly caused a pair of vehicle collisions — one of them fatal — on Davis’ East Covell Boulevard, Armando Arias Gonzalez Jr. “blanked out” for roughly 15 minutes, according to testimony offered last week in Yolo Superior Court. Co-workers at Swift Dodge in South Davis told police that on […]

Biggest book sale to date opens Friday at Davis library

The Friends of the Davis Public Library will host their next bimonthly book sale starting Friday, Aug. 1, at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. From noon to 2 p.m. Friday, the sale is open to Friends members only, but any shopper is welcome to join at the door. Regular public […]

Humphrey Fellows will host Global Forum

This summer’s first Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Global Forum takes place Wednesday, July 30, from 1 to 5 p.m. at International House, 10 College Park in Davis. Eighteen speakers from 15 countries will discuss their research and what they hope to learn during their studies in the United States to bring back to their home countries. The Humphrey […]

Luna family matriarch turns 100

Ruby Sanchez of Albuquerque, N.M., celebrated her 100th birthday Saturday. A former Davis resident, she was integral in helping her son Dick open de Luna Jewelers in 1968 at Second and E streets in downtown Davis. “Ruby was a very important employee,” Luna said in an email. “She was an ambassador, salesperson, cook, janitor, curator and […]

At the Pond: From Davis, it’s easy to get back to nature

We’re lucky, all of us. We can travel three minutes or three hours and reach incredible places for mini, inexpensive, restorative vacations. I’ll wager that four generations of one Davis family will cherish memories of their bike ride along Putah Creek to Winters. Longtime Davis Bike Club member Gerald Peterson, 80, led a ride to […]

Discussion of oil by rail EIR planned Sunday

Another in a series of local workshops to discuss proposals to move crude oil through Davis by rail will run from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The possibility of 100 train cars carrying crude oil from Bakken oil fields in […]

Vanguard hosts economic development director

Elizabeth Cantwell, director for economic development at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, will speak and answer questions from attendees at the Davis Vanguard’s eighth birthday celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. The event will take place in the conference room at the University Park Inn and Suites, 1111 Richards Blvd. in Davis. Other speakers will […]

Mace Innovation Center is focus of meeting

Ramco Enterprises will host a public presentation about its proposed Mace Innovation Center from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday in the Community Chambers at Davis City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Its proposal is one of three submitted recently to the city in response to a request for expressions of interest for innovation parks from local […]

Get a sneak peek at documentary trailer

The Davis Food Co-op will welcome filmmaker Daniel Bruun for a screening of the trailer for his documentary, “Davisville 2013.” The evening will feature a short talk by Bruun and Co-op employee Lawrence “Mikey” Partida, the victim of the hate crime that sparked the documentary. The event will run from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. […]

Freeway crash injures two drivers

Two drivers are recovering from injuries they sustained in a freeway accident that occurred earlier this week in Davis, according to the Davis Fire Department. Spokeswoman Evelyn George said the incident occurred at about 10:15 a.m. Tuesday on eastbound Interstate 80 near Mace Boulevard when the driver of a passenger vehicle fell asleep at the […]

Appeals court upholds high-speed rail route

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A state appeals court on Thursday upheld a proposed route for California’s high-speed rail line connecting the San Francisco Bay Area to the Central Valley. The decision is a short-term win for Gov. Jerry Brown, who has prioritized the $68-billion project that has become bogged down by legal and regulatory challenges. The Third […]

Bob Dunning: Hey, we want more than one thin dime

NOW YOU SEE IT, NOW YOU DON’T … earlier this week, when UC Davis exercised its option to siphon away 1.8 million gallons a day of the city of Davis’ share of Sacramento River water, we were told it was a great day for Davis ratepayers because the campus was forking over $20 million for […]