Davis resident crashes into Senior Center

A Davis resident drove her car into the front of the Senior Center, 646 A St., Friday, partially smashing through the cement exterior and into a bathroom on the other side of the wall, springing a leak that flooded part of the building. Just after 10 a.m., Barbara Perkes arrived to the center to deliver […]

May 19, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Two fires persist north of LA after long fire week

SANTA CLARITA (AP) — A pair of persistent wildfires continued to burn in the hills and mountains around Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles on Saturday, although authorities were slowly getting the upper hand. A new fire that broke out Friday, the third major blaze in the area in a week, quickly surged to 712 […]

May 19, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Up to 60 injured after car drives into parade

DAMASCUS, Va. (AP) — An elderly driver plowed into dozens of hikers marching in a Saturday parade in a small Virginia mountain town and investigators were looking into whether he suffered a medical emergency before the accident. About 50 to 60 people suffered injuries ranging from critical to superficial, but no fatalities were reported. Three […]

May 19, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Council asked to approve front-loaded pavement maintenance funding strategy

The City Council will be asked Tuesday to approve a heavily front-loaded pavement maintenance funding strategy — totaling $25 million over the next two years — that would set the city on a better road to addressing its quickly deteriorating street and bike path network. In February, the council learned that the city had built […]

May 19, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Broken rail eyed in Conn. train crash

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The commuter train derailment and collision that left dozens injured outside New York City was not the result of foul play, officials said Saturday, but a fractured section of rail is being studied to determine if it is connected to the accident. National Transportation Safety Board member Earl Weener said Saturday […]

May 19, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Fight over parking at state beaches heats up

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sunbathers flocking to Southern California beaches are used to feeding the meter or paying a parking attendant. Not so along the less developed north coast where it’s customary to ditch cars on the shoulder of Highway 1 to surf, swim or picnic. That sandy line that long defined the state’s disparate […]

May 19, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Heart valve replacement process wins prize

A new approach to tissue preparation that makes heart valve replacements less likely to be rejected by the body’s immune system — potentially giving transplant patients longer, healthier lives swept top honors at UC Davis’ 13th annual Big Bang! Business Plan Competition. ViVita Technologies, a team comprising a UCD veterinarian and three biomedical engineering doctoral students, […]

May 19, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Psst, you didn’t hear it from us, but …

Yes, all you water lovers, that May 1 deadline for the beginning of our brave new water rates came and went faster than you can say “fluoride.” Indeed, the cactification of Davis has begun in earnest. Nurseries far and wide are hoping to cash in on the water conservation craze by pushing the buzz phrase […]

May 19, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Two-day strike looms at UC med centers

The California Public Employment Relations Board plans to seek a limited temporary injunction on Monday barring essential employees from striking at University of California medical centers. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3299 plans to strike on Tuesday and Wednesday. The union represents more than 12,500 UC patient care technical workers at UC ’s five medical […]

May 19, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Pelosi: Destiny, necessity call for leadership of UCD grads

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Friday urged King Hall graduates to “strengthen our democracy” in the courts, through public service and in the day-to-day practice of law. “That is what is needed now: the service and leadership of UC Davis law students prepared to lead our communities, our state and our country forward,” she […]

May 19, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Sculpture honors DeCamp’s impact on DHS art education

Davis High School art students said thank you to longtime art teacher Jerry DeCamp in their own special way last week — with a sculpture. Their creation was installed outside the art classrooms Thursday morning, then the students surprised DeCamp at an impromptu ceremony. The sculpture features a stack of ceramic books, each hand-built and […]

May 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Award honors ag leadership, integrity

Craig McNamara, a Winters organic farmer and president of the California State Board of Food and Agriculture, will be the featured speaker at an awards ceremony Wednesday at UC Davis. McNamara also is the founder and president of the Center for Land-Based Learning. The award — the Eric Bradford and Charlie Rominger Agricultural Sustainability Leadership […]

May 19, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Local authors to speak at writing conference

Six local authors will take part in a three-day creative writing conference at the University of the Pacific’s main campus in Stockton June 14-16. There is an optional weeklong class/workshop follow-up for writers from 6 to 9:30 p.m. June 17-20. The interactive workshops and presentations will cover all aspects and genres of creative writing, from […]

May 24, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bunco night benefits Yolo Hospice

A bunco fundraiser is planned at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 14, in Woodland, with proceeds benefiting Yolo Hospice patient services. Games begin at 7 p.m. at the Holy Rosary Parish Hall, 315 Walnut St. A raffle, prizes, snacks and a no-host bar are planned. Tickets are $20 for those who pre-register or $25 at the […]

May 29, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,