Two decades later, city opens Drummond bike tunnel

After 23 years of entombment, the Drummond Avenue bike tunnel has been carved out and was opened Tuesday, forging the final link in the now-complete greenbelt bike path network in South Davis.

More than 50 residents, former and current city staff members and developers were in attendance to witness the ribbon-cutting ceremony dedicating the site.

The ceremony took place in front of the west end of the tunnel, behind recently built New Harmony, 3030 Cowell Blvd. …

Gallery foreclosure sale canceled

A foreclosure sale of the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St., has been canceled after the lending company that set the foreclosure process in motion last month and the gallery owner, John Natsoulas, resolved the situation. Natsoulas referred all questions regarding the notice, and the status of gallery’s financial situation, to his attorney Jim Moewe. […]

Cell phone blamed for highway crash

A Woodland motorist collided with a vehicle protecting a construction crew Monday on Highway 113, a crash that California Highway Patrol officers are blaming on cell phone distraction. John P. Bledsoe, 64, was driving a Hyundai northbound near County Road 27 at about 1:30 p.m. and failed to notice he was approaching a crew that […]

Resolution in support of Berryessa conservation area narrowly passes

WOODLAND — Yolo County supervisors narrowly passed a resolution Tuesday in support of the proposed Berryessa Snow Mountain National Conservation Area, which would encompass 319,300 acres of federal land within Yolo, Napa, Lake and Mendocino counties. Supervisors Don Saylor and Jim Provenza of Davis and Mike McGowan of West Sacramento voted in favor of the […]

British luxury cars stop in Davis

Luxury came to Davis on Tuesday morning, in the form of several brand-new Bentley convertibles on their way from San Francisco to a car show in Las Vegas. The drivers stopped at Common Grounds coffee shop in South Davis for a break on their trip, which is designed to create buzz about the new cars […]

More than 3,000 Measure I votes returned, so far

The Yolo County Elections Office had received 3,224 votes as of Tuesday in the Measure I election on the Woodland-Davis surface water project. There are 37,584 registered voters in Davis. Measure I asks registered voters whether they approve of the City Council moving forward with the $113 surface water project that will pump water from […]

Downtown Verizon store robbed

Davis police are investigating the Monday night robbery of the Verizon store at Davis Commons. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said a clerk was robbed at about 7 p.m. by a man who entered the 500 First St. business and asked to look at some merchandise. “While the clerk was assisting with the request, the suspect began […]

Logos hosts poets and French, Spanish groups

Logos Books, 513 Second St. in downtown Davis, will host several events in March that are free and open to the public: * La Table Française meets Wednesday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Check logosbooks.wordpress.com for topic information this month; * El Círculo Español meets Monday, March 18, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Check logosbooks.wordpress.com for topic […]

Conference examines faith groups’ response to climate crisis

Several Davis faith groups will present a free conference from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 3, titled “Climate Crisis: Putting Faith into Action.” Highlights include: * Isabel Montanez, a UC Davis geology professor, speaking on “Climate Change Close to Home”; * Susan Stephenson, executive director of the Interfaith Power and Light Campaign, on “Facing the Climate […]

Author, faculty discuss Muir’s legacy

Noted local science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson will talk about the life and work of John Muir at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday at the Alumni & Visitors Center on the UC Davis campus. Robinson will analyze Muir’s work as a writer and how he translated that career into such astonishing feats of public policy. A […]

Electric mower exchange program returns

The Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District’s mower exchange program launched Monday. Under the program, residents who trade in a gas-powered lawn mower and purchase an eligible electric mower will receive $120 rebates. Residents can choose from 29 eligible models made by 10 different brands. Participants can purchase their new mowers in local stores or online. […]

Almond Festival offers family-friendly fun

For nearly 100 years, the annual Capay Valley Almond Festival has showcased the Capay Valley and its communities — Rumsey, Guinda, Brooks, Capay and Esparto. The regional festival, which takes place this year on Sunday, Feb. 24, traverses a 21-mile route along Highway 16, with each site offering different activities and unique atmosphere. Early spring […]

UC Davis astronaut will speak in Folsom

In his tiny office at UC Davis, professor Steve Robinson holds up two letters. One is a letter rejecting his application to come to UC Davis as an undergraduate. The other, dated nearly 40 years later, is an invitation from UCD for Robinson to join the engineering faculty as a tenured professor. “A career in […]