Rescues as Isaac floods outside New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Isaac’s whistling winds lashed this city and the storm dumped nearly a foot of rain on its desolate streets, but the system of levee pumps, walls and gates appeared to withstand one of the stiffest challenges yet. To the north and south, though, people had to be evacuated or rescued as […]

Tribe donates $36,000 to insure children

Thirty Capay Valley children will receive comprehensive medical, dental, vision and mental health insurance for a full year thanks to a $36,000 grant from the Yocha Dehe Community Fund to the Yolo County Children’s Alliance. For these 30 children, the money will cover the insurance premium assistance component for the Yolo Community Health Initiative called […]

Onward to Romney’s big night, a speech to millions

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney is stepping up for the most important speech of his life, to an audience of millions, after a rousing warm-up from a running mate who vowed the days of dodging painful budget choices will end if voters toss President Barack Obama from office. Having grasped the nomination on […]

Rich, single and livin’ it up in Davis

MOVING ON UP … in case you missed the encouraging news this week out of Forbes Magazine, our humble burg is now listed as the 14th best place in the United States to be “rich and single” … according to Forbes, 49.7 percent of the Davis population is single, and the median family income is […]

Law restricts pension cuts for existing workers

By Judy Lin SACRAMENTO (AP) — The bulk of the projected savings in the public pension reform deal announced by Gov. Jerry Brown won’t be felt for decades because most of the proposed changes will affect government workers who have yet to be hired. While Brown touted his deal as a way to shore up […]

Coroner: Man died from accidental fall

A Sacramento man found fatally injured in the Sudwerk parking lot earlier this year apparently suffered a fall from the Pole Line Road overpass, according to Yolo County coroner’s officials. Thomas Anthony Conrad, 26, was discovered at about 10:15 p.m. April 24, lying under the overpass on the west end of the Sudwerk parking lot. […]

For the record

Sunday’s Comings & Goings column mentioned a new store, Bubble Belly maternity, opening soon at 340 G St. Zehnder & Associates payroll service, which last held that space, moved to 340 G St., Suite A.

Plea deal reached in UCD vandalism case

WOODLAND — An Occupy UC Davis protester facing charges in two separate Yolo Superior Court cases made a plea agreement Wednesday that will bring one of them to a resolution. Thomas Matzat, 22, pleaded no contest to a felony vandalism charge, said Michael Cabral, Yolo County assistant chief deputy district attorney. In exchange for the […]

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Budding research tool used to uncover local species

Tracking down the indigenous red fox took a collaboration between contrasts — citizens and scientists. One UC Davis alumna’s research may substantiate the capability of this unusual cooperative effort. The endeavor involved an online reporting system, which was used to distinguish the range extent of the Sacramento Valley’s red foxes. Little is known of the […]

Soccer club says, ‘lose the shoes’

Kick off your shoes, grab your plate and your glass of wine and head out to … the soccer field? That’s exactly what local residents are invited to do Saturday, Sept. 8, as the Davis Legacy Soccer Club hosts Barefoot on the Pitch, an adults-only event to show off the club’s expanded complex and raise […]

Aggies reach out to schoolkids

Students at Willett Elementary School reach out for hugs with Gunrock, the UC Davis Aggies’ mascot, during an Aggie visit Tuesday to the school on Sycamore Lane. With Gunrock are two Aggie football players — defensive tackle Khalid Jones, left, and defensive end Bobby Erskine. UC Davis kicks off its 2012 season, Bob Biggs’ final […]

PG&E tests gas line under Second Street

PG&E contractors ran hydrostatic pressure test for eight hours Tuesday to ferret out potential leaks in the 12-inch natural gas transmission line that runs underneath Second Street in East Davis and Mace Ranch. The test consisted of disconnecting the pipe from service, safely venting the gas, capping the segment at both ends and then shooting […]

Are we there yet? Hitting the road with a 15-year-old

I’ve always known my older son would be eager to get behind the wheel of a car. He comes by it honestly. Early on, there were signs of his driving obsession: All trips to the store involved wheedling and negotiating for Hot Wheels; all trips to the library involved wheedling and negotiating for books about […]

Yes on 37 lawn signs available

Supporters of Proposition 37 — an initiative for the labeling of genetically engineered food — may pick up lawn signs at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays and 2 to 6 p.m Wednesdays. Learn more at