Top U.S. officials meet to discuss embassy threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. officials met Saturday to review the threat of a terrorist attack that led to the weekend closure of 21 U.S. embassies and consulates in the Muslim world and a global travel warning to Americans. President Barack Obama was briefed following the session, the White House said. Obama’s national security adviser, […]

August 04, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Man arrested for raping teenager

A Chicago man has been arrested for the alleged rape of a teenage girl early Friday morning in West Davis, police said. Najee Ave, 23, is facing multiple felony charges, Davis police Sgt. Dan Powell said. The assault occurred at about 3 a.m. in a residence in the 2000 block of Glacier Drive, Powell said. […]

August 04, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Duo allegedly went on rampage at Davis party

Two suspects allegedly assaulted a Davis man Friday night during a party. One was arrested, and the other is still at large, police said. The incident took place in a residence on the 200 block of Russell Boulevard at approximately 10:48 p.m. Davis police Sgt. Dan Powell said two men were asked to leave the […]

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Relay for Life

Blanche Shannon, Nancy Anderson and Ann Arneson, members of a 12-person American Cancer Society Relay For Life team, walk for their coach’s mother, Silvana Castro, who has colon cancer that has spread. Arneson used to own Curves in West Davis, where many clients were cancer survivors. The 24-hour continuous relay, which began at 10 a.m. […]

August 04, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Plastic bag discussion picking up

After years of debate over whether to outlaw single-use carry-out plastic bags in Davis, the City Council finally appears eager to stuff away an ordinance into the municipal code. But while the council soon could sign off on some type of regulation, its last discussion on the matter in June seemed to hint at a […]

August 04, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Idyllic countryside

A pastoral Capay Valley scene greets visitors to Capay Organic as a tram takes them on a free farm tour last year. The event — a thank-you to the farm’s Community Supported Agriculture subscribers but open to the public as well — is scheduled again Saturday, Aug. 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Courtesy […]

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Marrone Bio Innovations IPO raises $57 million

The Nasdaq Stock Market announced Friday that trading of Davis-based Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., a leading provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products, commenced on the market under the ticker symbol “MBII.” “Marrone Bio Innovations has been dedicated to developing environmentally safe bio-based products,” Nelson Griggs, a senior Nasdaq vice president, said in […]

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Some answers found in Yolo County inmate’s death

A 29-year-old West Sacramento man who died while in custody at the Yolo County Jail in May succumbed to a cerebral edema brought on by water intoxication, the Yolo County Coroner’s Office announced Friday. Todd Alexander Phillips was discovered in his cell on May 18, the day of his death, struggling to breathe, in an […]

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Watch scale planes on Sunday

Scale aircraft will execute complex aerobatic maneuvers at the Woodland Davis Aeromodelers’ annual Radio Control Aerobatic Competition next weekend. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the club’s new flying site on County Road 29, 1.3 miles east of Road 102 northeast of Davis. The planes, which are 40 percent the […]

August 04, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Help me manage? Don’t bill me

Unfortunately, my petition for Canadian asylum for political, economic and culinary reasons was recently denied and I was unceremoniously deported back across the border at Anacortes, Wash., despite intentionally losing my passport in an attempt to extend my stay in beautiful British Columbia a few more days. As predicted, all hell broke loose in Davis […]

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UC faculty endorse open access to research

The Academic Senate of the University of California has approved an open access policy, ensuring that future research articles authored by faculty at all 10 campuses of UC will be made available to the public at no charge. “The Academic Council’s adoption of this policy on July 24, came after a six-year process culminating in […]

August 04, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Tuleyome Tales: Hang around water to spot dragonflies

By Mary K. Hanson You see them all over the region this time of year, wherever there’s a slow-moving or still body of water nearby, flitting around on specialized wings sometimes in excess of 30 miles per hour. They’re sometimes called “water witches” or “fairies spinning needles,” but most of us just call them dragonflies […]

August 04, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Davis Waldorf School offers two tours

Parents are invited to take a tour of the Davis Waldorf School at 9 a.m. Wednesday and again Wednesday, Aug. 21. The campus is at 3100 Sycamore Lane in North Davis. Each tour will begin at 9 a.m. and last about an hour. Visitors will hear a general overview of Waldorf programs, methodology and curriculum […]

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Supervisors to look at revisions to county zoning code

Yolo County supervisors on Tuesday will take a look at proposed revisions to the county’s zoning code that would impact agritourism in the county, the wind energy ordinance, creation of planned development zones for Willowbank and El Macero and more. The 350-page draft zoning code update has been in the works for three years and […]

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