The City Council on a 3-2 vote approved the official agreement Tuesday for shared management of fire services with UC Davis, an arrangement that will place both the city and university fire departments under leadership of the same fire chief. Adopted, essentially, as a one-year pilot program, under the new structure the two jurisdictions will […]
Local, state and federal officials gathered on the shores of the Sacramento River on Tuesday to witness an important step on the road to construction of the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency surface water project.
With pen in hand at the ceremonial event, Angelo Tsakopoulos, managing partner of the Conaway Preservation Group, signed over the deed to the riverfront property where the water agency, in partnership with Reclamation District 2035, plans to build the intake facility that will pump a new source of drinking water for both Davis and Woodland.
“This has been a great example of government working at its best,” said Kyriakos Tsakopoulos, president of Conaway Ranch.
BEIRUT (AP) — Gunmen assassinated a senior Hezbollah commander after he parked his car in his apartment building’s garage Wednesday in Lebanon’s capital, a major breach of the Shiite militant group’s security as it struggles to maintain multiple fronts while it fights alongside President Bashar Assad’s forces in Syria. The killing of Hassan al-Laqis, 53, […]
A crash along Interstate 5 in Sacramento claimed the life of a 29-year-old Woodland man on Tuesday, according to the California Highway Patrol. Reports indicate Adam Robert Gunther was traveling northbound on the freeway north of West El Camino Avenue at about 1:15 p.m. when, for unknown reasons, he apparently lost control of his truck, […]
Details What: Community Crèche & Music Festival When: 3-8 p.m. Friday through Sunday, with the Community Choral Concert from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday Where: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gum and Pioneer avenues, Woodland
DETROIT (AP) — A judge has given Detroit the green light to cut pensions as a way out of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, a decision that puts the case in the laps of thousands of retirees who had hoped that the Michigan Constitution would protect them from getting smaller checks in their […]
Davis’ reputation as the leader of All Things Right and Relevant took another hit late last month when the city of San Rafael openly bragged that its new smoking ordinance was the strictest in the nation. Please, someone alert Dan and Joe and Rochelle and Brett and Lucas and tell them to do something pronto […]
WOODLAND — County supervisors took a step toward the privatization of animal services on Tuesday when they directed staff to develop the framework for a joint powers agency that eventually could replace the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department as manager of animal services throughout the county. The proposed JPA would include the cities of Davis, Winters, […]
WOODLAND — An impressive group of women filled the front row in the Yolo County Board of Supervisors chambers on Tuesday. Betsy Marchand, Lynnel Pollock, Helen Thomson, Lois Wolk, Mariko Yamada — all former supervisors, some of whom have moved on to higher office, all there for one reason: to bid farewell to longtime county […]
Share the joy this holiday season and adopt a family for Christmas through STEAC, the Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee. Several dozen families still need holiday angels to sign up to provide basic household staples, all the fixings for a traditional holiday meal and gifts for every family member. Program participants are all Davis residents and […]
Watch out, gardeners. A one-two punch of cold arctic air that is expected to keep nighttime temperatures at or below freezing for about a week rolled into Davis on Tuesday. Lows in Davis should fall to 25 degrees on Wednesday and Thursday nights, National Weather Service meteorologist Drew Peterson said — 10 to 15 degrees […]
Engage3, a Davis company that specializes in comparative retail pricing data, is launching a holiday food drive. The company is partnering with Davis Community Meals, a community nonprofit organization that provides shelter, resources and hot meals to low-income and homeless individuals. Davis Community Meals’ Christmas wish list includes canned soups and nonperishable food such as […]
Getting some of their hand-crafted items ready for St. Martin’s Holiday Craft Fair and Sale are, from left, Barney Hill, Margaret Hill, Sharon Cucinotta, Dawn Preisler and Ada Coe. The fair will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the parish hall at the church, 640 Hawthorn Lane in West Davis. Featured items for […]
Question: How do I help my wind-damaged plants? Answer: Although the climate in our area is Mediterranean, in our garden we create microclimates. Larger plants that withstand wind help to protect and shelter smaller plants. Trees can break up the path of the wind, slowing its velocity and decreasing the turbulence. Windscreens such as a […]