CHAMAN, Pakistan — The first truck carrying supplies to American and NATO troops in Afghanistan has crossed the Pakistani border after a seven-month closure of the supply routes by Pakistan ended earlier this week. The reopening is a rare bright spot in relations between the U.S. and Pakistan, which had closed the routes in retaliation […]
SAN FRANCISCO — The body of a Dodgers fan who disappeared after a Giants ball game on June 25 was found Wednesday morning floating in the bay just off San Francisco’s Embarcadero, authorities said. The medical examiner confirmed the body was Victor Murillo, 27, who lives in Woodland and works as a prison guard in […]
A local man believes he was the victim of a car-accident scam last weekend in South Davis. Jim Leonard said he parked his Geo Prizm along Cowell Boulevard on Saturday night while visiting a friend on Greene Terrace. He recalls parking close to the vehicle in front of him “so I wasn’t too far into […]
By Shawn Pogatchnik DUBLIN — When Patch hopped aboard the train to Dublin, it took the power of Twitter to reunite the dog with his owner. Irish Rail sent a “Lost dog!” tweet with a photo attachment after the Jack Russell terrier arrived with Wednesday morning commuters on a train from rural Kilcock, County Kildare, […]
Maisy Martin waves her flag as she is pushed by her neighbor, Raul Zamora, in the annual Fourth of July Kiwanis Kiddie Parade in downtown Davis on Wednesday. The parade kicked off festivities for the day, which also included the Davis Little League pancake breakfast, Criterium bike races and exhibition youth baseball games. The day was […]
Perhaps the only thing better than playing Angry Birds on your iPhone is playing it for real. Davis teens gave the life-sized version of the popular app a whirl at the Vault on Tuesday, flinging birds at pigs in an activity that exercised a lot more than their fingers. It’s just one of the fun activities […]
Astronaut Stephen Robinson, a veteran of four space shuttle missions, is hanging up his spacesuit and returning to UC Davis this fall as a professor in the College of Engineering’s department of mechanical and aerospace engineering.
Robinson, who earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical and aeronautical engineering from UCD, will lead a new center conducting research on human-vehicle interaction.
“Dr. Robinson brings a wealth of experience as he returns to UC Davis,” said College of Engineering Dean Enrique Lavernia. “We’re honored to have him join us, and not merely because of his high profile as an astronaut. He was winning awards as an outstanding engineer long before he ever went into space.
“Steve will be a great addition …
I recently had the opportunity (two, in fact) to learn what the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation has done on its Cache Creek lands to increase energy efficiency, develop renewable energy and generally promote sustainability. Representatives from the tribe made a presentation to the Climate Change Compact of Yolo County on April 13. The compact is […]
Rainbow City, the beloved playground in Community Park built by local residents in the spring of 1992, will be getting a face lift, thanks to state grant funds awarded to the city of Davis.
“This large grant award should cover the majority of costs related to the renovation,,” a city news release said, “allowing the city to reallocate city parks replacement funds for other needs within the park system.
In the midst of a summer cleanup project, I came across a treasure of a letter dated 1976 from a member to then-board president Peggy Epstein. “I wonder about opening the (Pence) gallery with a free-for-all show,” it read. Could this be the genesis of the Community Hang-Up, a non-juried exhibit of art by community members, […]
The Food Bank of Yolo County will distribute food to eligible Davis residents on Wednesday, July 18, as follows: * At the Davisville Apartments on Kennedy Place, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; * At the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and * At the Owendale Community, 3023 Albany […]
Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Stache (No. 106102), a 2-year-old neutered male domestic short-haired cat with a black-and-white coat. Also hoping for a good home is Cookie (No. 105682), a 2-year-old spayed female short-haired Chihuahua-mix […]
“I will shelter you my friend. I will shelter you. With a love that has no end, Know that I will shelter you. I will sing for you my friend. I will sing for you. With a song that has no end, Know that I will sing for you.” — From the Davis Threshold Choir […]
The Davis Odd Fellows will host a blood drive at their lodge, 415 Second St., from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 15. Donors will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win four tickets to a Sacramento River Cats game and they’ll earn points in the new MyBloodSource Rewards programs. Points […]