LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — Flooding that cut off dozens of people in Colorado mountain communities swept downstream Friday, spilling rivers and creeks over their banks and forcing thousands more evacuations in towns and cities beleaguered by days of rain. National Guard troops were able to reach Lyons after that community, Jamestown and others in the […]
SACRAMENTO (AP) — State lawmakers ended their final session of the year after raising California’s minimum wage to one of the highest in the nation, as they also addressed issues including environmental protection, immigrant driver’s licenses and teacher misconduct. The Legislature adjourned early Friday after a final rush of debates and negotiations. They aren’t scheduled […]
JOE KAPP OR EARLE BRUCE? … my friend Jonathan suggests that in my weekly football forecast (see Sports), I let Blue Devil head coach Marc Hicks “make the honorary prediction of the winner of Saturday’s Ohio State-Cal game.” … as some folks know, the multi-talented Hicks played first for Cal and then for Ohio State […]
The 90+ Study, one of the largest population-based studies in the world of “the oldest of the old,” will be the focus of a presentation Thursday, Oct. 24, at the UC Davis MIND Institute. Claudia Kawas, the Al and Trish Nichols Chair in Clinical Neuroscience at UC Irvine, will discuss the study as part of […]
Yolo County Master Gardeners will present two free workshops Saturday at the Central Park Gardens at Third and B streets in downtown Davis. From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Master Gardener Kathy Bers will discuss fall and winter vegetable gardening. Topics covered will be good soil practices, when and what to plant and likely winter garden […]
The call for aid came on Aug. 27, days into what would soon become the third-largest wildfire in California history. Within hours, the Davis Fire Department strike team was on the scene of the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park, where they would spend the next 10 days assigned to the operations division, protecting evacuated […]
A whole new way of holding schools accountable is the cornerstone of education policy expert Rick Miller’s presentation Monday in Davis titled “A New Vision for Public Education.” Miller is executive director of the CORE, California Office to Reform Education. His talk, at 7 p.m. in the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 […]
SACRAMENTO — Jordan Herbst, a 14-year-old Bishop boy, is at home recovering from a life-threatening and rare hantavirus infection, thanks to the efforts of pediatric specialists at hospitals in Nevada and at UC Davis Children’s Hospital. They included a UCD critical care transport team that hand-ventilated Jordan for more than two hours while he was […]
That cracking and crunching some may have heard coming from the Community Chambers at City Hall on Tuesday was the sound of City Council members walking on eggshells at their meeting while discussing how much money they should pay themselves. But while the city’s elected officials all acknowledged the awkward position they were in, with […]
Students bicycling and walking to school at Holmes Junior High School in East Davis should keep an eye out for the next few months as construction on Drexel Drive started this week to improve it as a bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly road.
Once complete, the street that runs in front of the school will feature painted shared-lane markings for bicycles and vehicles, speed tables, bulb-outs at L Street and Drexel and new pedestrian ramps and crosswalks.
Plans also include a new separate two-way cycle track lane from Drexel to about 400 feet north of J Street up to the H Street bike tunnel, and all-new LED street lights.
The city expects construction to be complete in a little more than …
WOODLAND — An October trial has been scheduled for a Woodland woman charged with fleeing the scene of a fatal pedestrian accident in July. Kristal Ellen Sutton, 28, pleaded not guilty to the felony hit-and-run charge at her arraignment Tuesday, two weeks after a Yolo Superior Court judge ruled there was sufficient evidence for the […]
The Assembly voted Wednesday to approve Senate Bill 755 by Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, to prevent gun violence by adding multiple drug and alcohol convictions to the list of crimes subject to a 10-year firearms prohibition in California. “This is a reasonable, commonsense measure to help prevent gun violence and keep our communities safe,” Wolk […]
Local residents can meet Kodiak, a 2-year-old German shepherd, and Sugar Pops, a 1-year-old Lhasa Apso, and many other dogs available for adoption at a giant Barking Lot Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 29 Palms Pet Resort, 34505 County Road 29 in Woodland. The resort is between Roads 94 and 95, […]
A new exhibit at the Hattie Weber Museum of Davis is titled “Survivors: 19th Century Homes in Davis.” Part one of the exhibit features 12 structures built as homes in the Davis area between 1850 and 1900. Information on another nine buildings will be added at a later date. The buildings reflect Victorian-era styles such […]