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Bob Dunning: Let’s see how svelte Fifth St. is after its diet

RULES OF THE ROAD … this very newspaper had no fewer than six separate pieces of advice on its “primer” concerning the mostly completed “road diet” along Fifth Street from downtown into the heart of East Davis … Even if Davisites figure out all the new rules regarding car behavior when bicycles are about, how […]

Sunder campaign will be at Farmers Market

Local residents are invited to meet and talk with Davis school board candidate Madhavi Sunder and members of her campaign team at the Davis Farmers Market on Saturday morning. The market runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. A professor of law at UC Davis, she has been a […]

Raise-the-wage campaign eyes fall 2015 ballot

With money and more time, the leaders of a campaign to raise Davis’ minimum wage from $9 to $15 per hour are looking to the November 2015 ballot as their date with economic destiny. According to campaign finance reports submitted July 31, they have more than $10,000 in their campaign coffers so far, but Sean […]

Pets of the week

Lots of animals are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Heath (No. 127444), a 7-pound male Chihuahua. Also hoping for a good home is Rani (No. 126916), a 2-year-old spayed female calico cat. Fees are charged for licensing. The shelter is open from 10 […]

Tensions rise over evidence sharing in Marsh homicide case

WOODLAND — The chief prosecutor in a Davis double homicide has demanded that sanctions be imposed on defense attorneys in the case, alleging that they have failed to hand over discovery materials in a timely manner as required by law. Assistant Chief Deputy District Attorney Michael Cabral made the request in Yolo Superior Court on […]

Fire destroys Woodland garage

The Woodland Fire Department is investigating the cause of a second-alarm blaze that destroyed a residential garage Sunday. Battalion Chief Greg Robinson said crews dispatched at about noon to reports of a structure fire in the 100 block of Oak Avenue arrived to find the detached garage “well involved” in flames, which also were threatening […]

Downtown scuffle ends in two arrests

Two men are facing criminal charges after allegedly scuffling with police officers last week in downtown Davis. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the two men, Ray Brent of Davis and Agapito Curiel of Bowie, Md., were reported to be fighting at about 2 a.m. Friday in the area of Second and G streets and were separated […]

Woodland reports second fatal officer-involved shooting

The death of a man who allegedly charged at Woodland police officers with a knife this morning is that city’s second officer-involved shooting in less than three months. Sgt. Brett Hancock said officers were summoned shortly before 6 a.m. to the College Manor Apartments in the 400 block of Elliot Street to investigate reports of […]

August 19, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Leave a reply

Man struck, killed on Davis freeway

An Elk Grove man was struck by a vehicle and killed Saturday night while attempting to cross a Davis freeway on foot, according to the California Highway Patrol. Larry Vidaurry, 40, was one of two people who were in a vehicle towing a boat that had become disabled shortly after 11:30 p.m. on the transition […]

Classic car show slated in Woodland

Palm Gardens Senior Living is gearing up for its annual classic car show on Monday, Aug. 25, from 2 to 3 p.m. at 240 Palm Avenue in Woodland. Admission to the car show and a barbecue is free for all participants and guests. Classic car owners are being recruited to show off their wheels. Reserve a spot […]

DPNS has openings for fall

Applications are still being accepted at Davis Parent Nursery School for fall nursery school and play group sessions. For more information, contact the registrars at www.davisparentnurseryschool.com.

California regulators approve PG&E rate hike

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulators approved a nearly $2.4 billion rate hike for Pacific Gas & Electric Co. customers that will see the typical customer’s monthly bill increase by $7.50 starting in the fall and then even more in 2015 and again in 2016. The California Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously in favor of the […]

Students can practice safe bike routes to junior highs

Attention, soon-to-be seventh-graders! Do you really want to ride your bike to junior high, but you’re not sure how best to get there? Are you a parent unsure about letting your seventh-grader pedal to school? Come join Davis Bicycles! for a practice ride. “We’ll leisurely travel the Davis Bike Loop, stop at various meeting places to […]

Yolo Farm Bureau celebrates 100 years at farm-to-table dinner

The Yolo County Farm Bureau celebrates a century of harvests at the 100th Anniversary Farm-to-Table Dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at Windmill Vineyards, 34254 County Road 19 in Woodland. Proceeds will benefit local agricultural education. The event will feature a four-course meal with wine pairings and products sourced from local farmers and ranchers. […]

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