Small fire damages Orchard Park storage unit

Fire crews responded to a storage unit fire this morning at UC Davis’ Orchard Park apartment complex. Nathan Trauernicht, chief of the city and UCD fire departments, said the 5:20 a.m. fire appears to have been started accidentally by a squatter who was staying in the storage locker south of Russell Boulevard. Davis fire crews […]

February 05, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Police: Alleged vandals caught in the act

Davis police arrested three Solano County men on vandalism and conspiracy charges Monday after allegedly catching them in the act. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said officers who responded to a 9:15 p.m. report of vandalism in the 900 block of Olive Drive arrived to find the three suspects defacing the business with paint. They were taken […]

February 05, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Administration drills down to find the uninsured

WASHINGTON (AP) — Uninsured Americans are still procrastinating about President Barack Obama’s health care law. With fewer than 60 days left to enroll, can the administration find the millions of customers needed to sustain new insurance markets? Geography could hold the answer, according to a study conducted for The Associated Press. It found the uninsured […]

February 05, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

CVS plans to stop tobacco products sales

By Michael Felberbaum and Tom Murphy, AP business writers CVS Caremark is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 drugstores nationwide as it focuses more on providing health care. The nation’s second-largest drugstore chain said Wednesday that it will phase out cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco by Oct. 1, a […]

February 05, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Trial coverage is about justice, not the bottom line

Several times in the past year I’ve used this space to argue that all court proceedings in the case of accused double-murderer Daniel Marsh should be completely open, that nothing should take place out of public view and attention. Clearly, the details of this case are incredibly disturbing, whether or not Daniel Marsh turns out […]

February 05, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Museum has plenty of gifts for sale

Looking for books on Davis, UC Davis, Woodland, Winters and other towns in Yolo County? How about note paper with the museum’s logo or stationery with the Davis bicycle logo? Not into reading or writing? How about a huggable teddy bear with a cozy hand-knit sweater? Need a stretchy market bag for Farmers Market produce? […]

February 07, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Per Capita Davis: The pace of change

The term “early adopter” doesn’t apply to me, not by a long shot. I am slow to pick up on new technology, and more than a little choosy when I do adopt a change, gadget or gizmo. My organizing principle has been that I don’t want to be a grandpa who can’t understand or help with […]

February 06, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

UCD to show off museums, research collections Saturday

Some of UC Davis’ most impressive research collections and museums will open their doors to the public Saturday for Biodiversity Museum Day. The free, annual event will run from noon to 4 p.m. and this year will include the Center for Plant Diversity, the Botanical Conservatory, the Paleontology Collections, the Anthropology Collections, the Museum of […]

February 06, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Bike Club plans annual meeting

The Davis Bike Club will host its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, 303 Third St. in downtown Davis. Plans will be made for bicycling treks for the coming year. For more information, visit www.davisbikeclub.org/club_tours/2014-tours. Refreshments will be served and a raffle drawing will be held. DBC socks will be […]

February 06, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Water project contractor has global experience

They’ve done projects all around the world, including Antarctica. They’ve developed a reputation for quality and cost-effectiveness, for bringing in specialized building teams and matching them with regional subcontractors. They also come with a bit of controversy. Meet your water project contractor, to be paid for with public funds. Richard Pyle, head of the team […]

February 05, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Assembly candidates, on the web

Matt Pope: http://www.pope2014.com Dan Wolk: http://danwolk.org Joe Krovoza: http://joekrovoza.org Bill Dodd: http://www.billdodd.com

February 05, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Dodd piling up dollars, endorsements

Napa County Supervisor Bill Dodd has emerged as a force to be reckoned with in the District 4 Assembly race, on pace to raise a record amount of money and attracting a long list of endorsements. Dodd is squaring off against three other Democrats: Davis Mayor Joe Krovoza, Davis Mayor Pro Tem Dan Wolk and […]

February 05, 2014 | Posted in State government | Tagged ,

Peace activist to speak in Davis on Sunday

Learn more What: The Rev. John Dear will speak about “The Nonviolent Life” When: 2 p.m. Sunday Where: Davis Community Church Fellowship Hall, 421 D St. “It is no longer a choice, my friends, between violence and nonviolence. It is either nonviolence or nonexistence.” — Martin Luther King Jr. John Dear has made the quest for […]

February 05, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UC Davis goes for heart record

UC Davis will shoot for a record to promote heart health on Friday, Feb. 7, when thousands of students, staff and faculty will try to create the world’s largest heart formation. This show of force against heart disease — the No. 1 killer in the United States — will be happening on the first UC […]

February 05, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,