Passengers rescued from Dallas Zoo monorail

DALLAS (AP) — About 100 people have been rescued without injury by firefighters after a monorail at the Dallas Zoo stopped operating. Dallas Fire Rescue spokesman Jason Evans says as many as five extension ladders at a time were used to remove the passengers Saturday. Local television stations reported the train was between 15 and 20 […]

Bills reflect Democrats’ Capitol ambitions

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Emboldened by their supermajorities in the Legislature, Democrats have begun to chart an ambitious agenda outlined in the hundreds of bills they introduced before last week’s deadline. From gun control to revenue increases, voting rights to environmental protections, their proposals would make significant changes to California law if they pass and win […]

Yes nearly triples up No in Measure I campaign funding with union boost

The Yes on Measure I committee has raked in about $35,000 more than its No on Measure I counterpart as of Thursday — the latest campaign statement filing period deadline for Measure I — building up a $55,187 campaign war chest compared to $19,900 for the project’s opponents. Four building and trade unions are listed […]

Water Agency shows off water project sites

From the western shore of the Sacramento River, to a dusty road near the Tule Canal, to a raised mound of earth in east Woodland, residents were carted along Friday on a tour of the future sites of the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency surface water project.

The group — a handful of interested citizens from Davis and Woodland, a few water industry professionals and even some union laborers hungry for work — began its journey at Woodland’s Community and Senior Center with a briefing on the project.

Bob Dunning: What’s fair? It all comes out in the wash

In this era of high demand on government services despite dwindling resources, we hear a great deal of talk about how one group of citizens is “subsidizing” services to another. We hear about who’s paying their fair share and who isn’t. We argue about what costs should be shared equally by all members of our […]

Five arrested at suspected drug house

A bust of a suspected drug house led to a short vehicle pursuit and the arrests of five people Thursday, Davis police reported. Officers from the Davis Police Department and the Yolo County Narcotics Enforcement Team approached the house in the 800 block of B Street at about 10 a.m. with the intent of serving […]

Two busted for downtown fight

A scuffle outside a downtown bar led to the arrests of two men early Friday, Davis police said. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said an officer patrolling the downtown area noticed 23-year-old Daniel Rodriguez “acting aggressively and challenging others to fight” in the 800 block of Second Street. Rodriguez allegedly pushed the officer when he tried to […]

Police investigate sexual assault report

Davis police are investigating a report of a sexual assault at Mace Ranch apartment complex. According to Lt. Glenn Glasgow, police and firefighters were dispatched at 12:35 p.m. Thursday to the 4500 block of Alhambra Boulevard, where a woman reported being assaulted by two men earlier in the day. “The victim reported that at 5 […]

Building a ‘HUB': West Village coffee shop, eatery to open in March

Work is underway on West Village’s first coffee shop, its first restaurant and its first store. Designed with the help of a student focus group, they are to open in March next door to one another as HUB Café, HUB Kitchen and HUB Market. Behind the project is West Village Community Partnership LLC,  led by San Francisco-based Carmel […]

College Democrats honor role models

The Davis College Democrats will present their sixth annual Indigo Awards on March 11 to Tom Torlakson, state superintendent of public instruction, as State Democratic Leader of the Year; Davis City Councilman Lucas Frerichs as Local Democratic Leader of the Year; and Greg Campbell, chief of staff to Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez as Aggie […]

Workshops focus on drought-tolerant plants

Winter may be confusing us with a very wet December followed by a very dry January and February, but in Yolo County, a hot and dry summer is guaranteed. On Saturday, March 2, Yolo County Master Gardeners will conduct two free workshops at Central Park Gardens at the corner of Third and B streets, opposite […]

Dogs’ tale: Study shows they trailed ancient farmers

Part of the ancient mystery of the makeup of the modern Western dog has been solved by a team led by researchers at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Several thousand years after dogs originated in the Middle East and Europe, some of them moved south with ancient farmers, distancing themselves from native wolf […]

Learn how to de-stress your life

De-Stress Your Life Do you often experience tiredness or have so many worries and responsibilities that you can’t keep up with the daily grind? Do you have trouble keeping your life in balance and control and get easily angry? You may be interested in learning how to “De-Stress Your Life” in a class offered by […]

At the Pond: 10 years of nature columns

Ten years ago, I started writing this column. Why? I agree with Henry David Thoreau, who said, “An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” I enjoyed walking to the North Pond and had already been involved in several fights to keep the pond much as it is now. I thought that if […]