29 reasons not to ban plastic bags

Those of us who have been following the water debate for months now realize it is all one giant diversion to keep us from dealing with the city’s plan to ban plastic bags at the grocery store. Yep, once they wear out the loyal opposition with plain, old-fashioned water torture, the City Council will have […]

Man exposes himself in coffee shop

Davis police are investigating a case of indecent exposure at a South Davis coffee shop. Lt. Paul Doroshov said a female customer of Common Grounds on Cowell Boulevard called police at about 2:15 p.m. Monday to report that a man inside the shop had been masturbating for the past 45 minutes. He was gone by […]

Water rate increases will hurt, no matter what

Learn more What: Davis Water Advisory Committee When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday Where: Davis Senior Center multipurpose room, 646 A St. As discussions about the proposed surface water project continue, it’s clear that what matters most to Davis residents — regardless of which path the city takes to supplement its deteriorating ground water supply — is […]

Help police gather school supplies

The Davis Police Department has launched its sixth annual “Pack the Patrol Car” school-supply drive, in which local residents are asked to donate backpacks filled with basic school gear for children in need. Donations may be dropped off until Friday in the red collection container in the lobby of the Davis Police Department, 2600 Fifth […]

Lovenburg campaign on the Internet

Susan Lovenburg, a candidate for re-election to the Davis Board of Education, announced today the launch of her campaign website and Facebook page. Lovenburg has served on the board since November 2007; her goal is to provide an equal opportunity for an excellent public education to all Davis students. Voters can learn more at her […]

Justice Department: UT affirmative action policy legal

By Jesse J. Holland WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Monday threw its support behind the University of Texas’ use of race as a standard in its admissions policies, asking the Supreme Court not to interfere with the consideration of racial preferences in college admissions. The Justice Department, in a court brief co-signed by […]

A summer sky

An eastbound Capitol Corridor Amtrak train leaves the Davis train depot, silhouetted against wisps of summer clouds. Train commuters will appreciate the continued air-conditioned comfort of their coaches, as weather forecasters predict temperatures hovering at or near 100 degrees for the remainder of the week. TrainSkyW Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo

Crash leads to search for nonexistent passenger

An early-morning car crash along the Sacramento River triggered a search for a man who turned out to be miles away from the scene, according to the California Highway Patrol. It all began at about 1:20 a.m. Monday when 46-year-old Gerardo Estrada Moreno of San Jose fell asleep at the wheel of his 1994 BMW, […]

August 14, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Leave a reply

UC argues in favor of race-conscious admissions

By Terence Chea SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California leaders weighed in on the U.S. Supreme Court case over the use of affirmative action in college admissions Monday, arguing that it’s necessary to consider race to ensure student diversity on selective campuses. UC President Mark Yudof and 10 campus chancellors filed a “friend of […]

Study raises concerns about chemical in antibacterial products

A chemical common in antibacterial soap and other household items hinders heart and skeletal muscle contraction, reduces muscular strength in laboratory mice and slows swimming in fish, UC Davis researchers have found. The chemical, triclosan, is also found in deodorants, mouthwash and toothpaste, as well as in toys, bedding, clothes, carpeting and trash bags. “Triclosan […]

TALK kicks off another year of language lessons

Teach Another Language to Kids will celebrate its 20th anniversary of offering foreign language classes for youths with a kickoff party for past, current and prospective students on Tuesday, Aug. 28. TALK began in 1992 when a group of forward-thinking Davis parents created a grassroots nonprofit collective to pool their resources and create group language […]

Spare the air for Tuesday

The Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District declared a Spare The Air advisory for Tuesday. Motorists in the region are urged to reduce driving. Car-pool to sports and recreation activities, bike or walk when possible, and postpone driving errands that can wait. Residents should avoid the use of gas-powered yard tools like lawn mowers and leaf […]

Two hurt in Woodland beating

Woodland police are seeking the suspects in a battery that occurred early Sunday morning. Sgt. Victoria Danzl said an officer was flagged down at about 3:20 a.m. by a man suffering from a head injury. He reported that he and a friend had been beaten by multiple suspects in the 1200 block of Alice Street […]

Caltrans works nights on I-80

Caltrans’ nighttime construction work to repair and resurface Interstate 80 from west of Mace Boulevard to east of Richards Boulevard in Davis will continue until late 2012. Construction work is scheduled from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. on weeknights along westbound I-80 and 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for the eastbound lanes. Weekend construction work […]