Kicking off the new year

Students at The NewStar Chinese School, many dressed in traditional costumes, presented a series of music, dance and martial arts performances in an energetic program Sunday to kick off the Chinese New Year. The annual event took place at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High school. The festivities ushered in the Year of the […]

Bulgaria links Hezbollah to July bus bombing

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Hezbollah bombed a bus filled with Israeli tourists in Bulgaria last year, investigators said Tuesday, describing a sophisticated bombing carried out by a terrorist cell that included Canadian and Australian citizens. Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov, in the first major announcement in the investigation into the July 18 bombing that killed […]

Residents pepper city staff with water questions

The water questions came flying Monday inside the Patwin Elementary School gymnasium where the city held the first of five community meetings for residents to learn about the Woodland-Davis surface water project and the corresponding rates.

Dianna Jensen, Davis’ principal civil engineer, and Herb Niederberger, general manager of utilities, development and operations, presented the project and the rates on poster boards …

Boy safe after six-day standoff

MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) — A five-year-old boy was back with his ecstatic family and playing with his toy dinosaur after his nearly weeklong ordeal as a hostage in an underground bunker was ended by a sudden police raid and the death of his kidnapper. The FBI and other law enforcement officials left plenty of […]

Bob Dunning: Want to protest? It’s no easy thing

After much prodding, the last time the city of Davis sent out a Prop. 218 rate notice in the summer of 2011, it included a return postcard for those ratepayers who wished to formally protest the rates. Which was clearly the right thing to do, even if the city didn’t initially plan to do so. […]

Motorcycle-pedestrian collision injures four

A Davis man was one of four people injured Sunday when a motorcycle struck three pedestrians along the Sacramento River, according to the California Highway Patrol. The accident occurred at about 5 p.m. on Old River Road south of County Road 126 near West Sacramento, where motorcyclist Stanley James Kolar of Sacramento was unable to […]

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Learn more What: Community meetings to provide information and answer questions about proposed changes in the city’s water supply and rates When and where: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Montgomery Elementary School, 1441 Danbury St.; 7 p.m. Thursday, Davis Senior Center, 646 A St.; 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, South Davis Fire Station, 425 Mace Blvd.; and […]

Stun gun discovery leads to Woodland man’s arrest

Davis police arrested a 28-year-old Woodland man Saturday on suspicion of having a stun gun. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said officers were alerted at 9:30 p.m. to a possible car burglary in progress in The Marketplace shopping center on West Covell Boulevard. They arrived to find two people in the car, which belonged to one of […]

Experts push for national LED standards

It is not enough to be energy-efficient; LED lighting also must be consistently high-quality and reliable to win over consumers. That message, from the California Lighting Technology Center at UC Davis, helped prompt the California Energy Commission to include quality criteria for LED replacement lamps in its first-in-the-nation energy efficiency directive on Dec. 12. Now, […]

Earthworms contribute to climate change, study finds

Earthworms are long revered for their beneficial role in soil fertility, but with the good comes the bad: They also increase greenhouse gas emissions from soils, according to a study published Monday in Nature Climate Change by a research team that includes a UC Davis soil scientist. The team found that earthworms do not, as […]

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them are Leia (No. 110639), a 3-year-old spayed female black and white pit bull. Also hoping for a good home is Simon (No. 104496), a 1-year 10-month-old neutered male buff domestic short-haired […]

Wastewater option, road repairs on agenda

Learn more: What: Davis City Council meeting Where: Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Watch it: Live on City Government Channel 16 on Comcast and on AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 Follow: @TomSakash on Twitter The Davis City Council will take one more crack Tuesday at deciding whether to study a […]

Cabbage white butterflies collected; contest is over

Once again, noted butterfly expert Art Shapiro of UC Davis is the winner of his annual butterfly-for-beer contest, which provides a pitcher of the sudsy beverage to the first person to collect a cabbage white butterfly in the new year. Shapiro collected two butterflies — on Jan. 20 and 21. A professor of evolution and ecology, […]

Women’s History Month celebrated at Woodland luncheon

Tickets and sponsorships are available now for the 2013 Women’s History Month Luncheon, planned for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at the Woodland Community & Senior Center, 2001 East St. in Woodland. This year’s luncheon program theme, “Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics,” will be […]