Death toll hits 10 in European flooding

BERLIN (AP) — Germany dispatched thousands of soldiers Tuesday to help cities and towns cope with flooding from the rain-soaked Danube and other southern rivers — reinforcements that came a day after the Bavarian city of Passau saw its worst flooding since 1501. The death toll rose to at least 10, including seven in the […]

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

Davis Permaculture Guild meets Thursday

The Davis Permaculture Guild will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Conference Room at the Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. This is a group for people interested in organic gardening, sustainable living and giving surplus back to community. Dominic Allamano, a certified permaculture designer from Sacramento, will present an overview of the permaculture […]

June 05, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

State’s universities are still seen as a bargain

By Kevin Fagan A college education in California is still a good bargain compared with the rest of the nation, but that advantage is rapidly eroding as tuition costs spiral upward and students have to take out more loans, according to a study released Monday. In 2000, one-third of the state’s freshmen at both private […]

June 05, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Gas leak forces apartment evacuations

Residents of four buildings at an F Street apartment complex were displaced overnight Saturday as PG&E crews repaired an underground gas leak. Paul Swanson, division chief for the Davis Fire Department, said residents of the Parkside Apartments, 1521 F St., reported a natural gas smell at about 11 p.m. Fire crews summoned PG&E workers to […]

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

Bob Dunning: This is a battle for our hearts and wallets

LET THE CAMPAIGN BEGIN … got my first solicitation for a campaign in which the general election is still nearly a year a half away … the email came from the newly named campaign treasurer of the Joe Krovoza for Assembly 2014 operation who allows that he is “excited” about serving in that capacity … […]

June 04, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

‘Underdog’-turned-hero Kabang heads home

The little mutt called a hero after saving two children from being run down, but losing her upper jaw when she flung herself at an oncoming motorcycle, has been cleared by UC Davis veterinarians for a return home to the Philippines after eight months of care.

Most recently, surgeons removed two upper teeth, reconstructed an eyelid and closed Kabang’s open facial wound with flaps of skin from the top and sides of her head. They then reconstructed her nasal openings and inserted stents allowing new nostrils to form.

Kabang, now about 2 years old and weighing 30 pounds (about five more than …

Former Dixon coach enters not-guilty plea

A former Dixon youth sports coach accused of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl pleaded not guilty to the criminal charges against him Monday in Yolo Superior Court. Troy Anthony Hensley, 37, is due back in court Friday, when his attorney Richard Lansburgh will make a bid to reduce Hensley’s $1 million […]

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

Equipment failure causes further power outages

The electricity woes that plagued North and West Davis on Saturday continued into Sunday, with some neighborhoods waiting nearly 24 hours for power to be restored on one of the first hot weekends of the year. Blown electrical transformers on Alvarado Avenue and Marina Circle were to blame for Saturday’s power failures, affecting more than […]

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

Overnight concrete work starts on I-80

Caltrans will begin cracking sections of concrete on eastbound and westbound Interstate 80 between Vacaville and Dixon starting Wednesday. The work will allow crews to repave the old I-80 roadway, allowing for a safer and smoother drive. A mechanical hammer will crack the pavement near rural areas overnight, but the project may affect some residents […]

June 04, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Supervisors take first look at next year’s county budget

Yolo County supervisors will take a look next week at a recommended county budget for 2013-14 that features $316 million in total expenditures and a slight increase in the number of county employees due to Medi-Cal expansion. The only positions scheduled for layoff would be in the area of public safety and those would be […]

June 04, 2013 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Adoption costs slashed as Yolo animal shelter strives to save lives

WOODLAND — It was just two months ago that the Hunter family of Woodland bid farewell to their pet cat, who passed away at the ripe old age of 20. Searching for a new family companion, Jack Hunter recently surfed the Yolo County animal shelter’s website and came across a picture of Theodore, an 8-week-old orange […]

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

Yamada takes hunger challenge this week

For the fifth year, Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, will partner with local Food Banks in her district to highlight the problem of food insecurity as she takes the “Hunger Challenge” this week. June is National Hunger Awareness Month and Yamada takes up her annual challenge to live for one week on the nation’s average Supplemental […]

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

Six hurt in alleged DUI crash

Authorities say alcohol was the cause of a three-car collision west of Woodland that sent six people — including the alleged drunken driver — to area hospitals on Sunday. Bremner Agustine Lopez Sanchez, 22, of Woodland, faces felony DUI charges as a result of the 10:40 p.m. collision on Highway 16 near County Road 94B, […]

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

Bomb squad training may get noisy

A training exercise by the Yolo County Bomb Squad may send sounds of explosions into the northern city limits of Davis on Wednesday afternoon. The explosives demonstrations, held at the police range along Pole Line Road north of Davis, will be part of a post-blast investigation class being hosted by the Davis Police Department, according […]

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