‘The Davis Song’

By Heidi Bekebrede 16 miles from Sacramento, heading west on 80. You will find an oasis where avenues are shady. Laid out on a grid of alphabets and ordinal numbers, You’ll find merchants selling pizza, cars, groceries and lumber. Folks go ped’ling to and fro, to work, to shop, to classes. Others sit and chat […]

Surface water project bid comes in under maximum price tag

Water agency and city officials can breathe a sigh of relief, as the one bidder left competing for the contract to build the surface water project treatment facility submitted a bid last month that is $10 million under the price cap the agency placed on the project’s overall costs. Had the price tag come in […]

Man arrested after Woodland carjack attempt

Woodland police say a man’s attempt steal an acquaintance’s car landed him in jail on attempted murder, attempted carjacking and assault charges. The incident occurred at 7:45 a.m., when officers were dispatched to reports of an assault in progress in the area of Clover and Walnut streets, Sgt. Steven Guthrie said. A witness reported seeing […]

Eureka pair arrested on drug charges

Expired registration tags and the scent of marijuana led to the arrests of a Eureka couple on drug charges this week, the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department reported Thursday. Scott Bradley Ridenour, 29, and Taylor Nicole Jauch, 19, were contacted at an Interstate 5 rest stop in Dunnigan shortly before 7:30 a.m. Tuesday after a deputy […]

Oil spill temporarily closes roadway near landfill

A portion of County Road 28H near the Yolo County Landfill was shut down Wednesday morning due to a hydraulic oil spill, according to the Davis Fire Department. The spill occurred shortly before 11 a.m. after a street sweeper contracted by the landfill had a hydraulic hose line break, spilling an estimated 15 to 20 […]

Garamendi to donate shutdown salary

Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, will donate to charity the salary he is paid during the partial federal government shutdown, according to a spokesman. At least 121 other lawmakers from both parties — including Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, both D-Calif. — have said they will either refuse or donate their pay, according to […]

National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists named

Fourteen Davis Senior High School seniors have been selected as semifinalists in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. Semifinalists are Kevin Anderson, Thasos Athens, Tianyu Chu, Amanda Glazer, Amy Jiang, Murtaza Khan, Vivian Kuperberg, Margaret Lawson, Robert Li, Brandon Lin, James Millstone, Han-ah Sumner, Yimin Yang and Jasmine Zhou. In addition, DHS senior Tia Jackson […]

Here are the tricks to ridding your walls of mold

By Dwight Barnett Q: I have had mold buildup on the walls of my master bedroom, and I have been managing it by washing it down every year or so. But it comes back even though I keep it ventilated. It is the only room in the house with this problem. It tends to be […]

‘Going Faux’ can transform a home’s style

By Diana Marszalek Phoebe Taylor’s 20-year-old suburban Atlanta ranch house began plain and “builder grade.” A professional decorator, she transformed it with faux wood beams, decorative molding and a gold-spun paint job that looked like “soft marble.” Her vision: “what our dream house would have been if we had gone out and bought it.” It’s […]

Standing In: Harbor lights right here in Davis

Musings of a bipolar insomniac: It all started at the monthly meeting of the Hi-Lo Club, sponsored by the Yolo Mental Health Alliance. The theme of the meeting was “Thinking Out of the Box.” I grabbed two more dishes of dim sum when the cart came by at King’s on Capitol Avenue in West Sacramento. […]

Advice on vessel-type bathroom sinks

By Ed Del Grande Q: My wife and I are installing a new bathroom sink. We agreed on a “vessel”-style sink, but had no idea that we had so many material choices. We’re leaning toward a “natural stone” vessel sink. To help us with a final decision, can you please tell us more about stone […]

Sudwerk releases vine-to-kettle lager

Collaboration between Sudwerk Brewing Co. and Blue Heron Hop Yard of Winters has produced Yolo County’s first commercial vine-to-kettle lager. Resinator XPL debuted Sept. 13. A dozen Sudwerk Brewing Company employees joined farmer Sean McNamara at 7 a.m. on Aug. 22 at Blue Heron Hop Yard in Winters. When the crew finished before noon, they […]

Some employers see perks of hiring older workers

By Matt Sedensky Older people searching for jobs have long fought back stereotypes that they lack the speed, technology skills and dynamism of younger applicants. But as a wave of baby boomers seeks to stay on the job later in life, some employers are finding older workers are precisely what they need. “There’s no experience […]

Consider these pitfalls of gravel

By Maureen Gilmer Here in the Southwest, gravel has long been a part of our landscapes. Desert gardeners know the benefits and pitfalls of this natural material, which is available in many colors, sizes and pebble shapes. Now gravel has become a national obsession. It’s hot stuff in modern gardens for filling gaps between contemporary […]