Vietnam, World War II veterans receive honors

By Larry Schapiro Four veterans from Davis were honored for their military service on Wednesday by Rep. Wally Herger, who represents a portion of Yolo County, and Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis. Receiving the Special Congressional Recognition Awards and California Assembly Awards were Lt. Col. Avis Showers, Merchant Marine Robert Ulrich and Army Sgts. Frank Chacon […]

Literacy celebration honors adult learners, volunteers

Yolo Reads, the Yolo County Library’s literacy program, honored the efforts of adults in Yolo County to improve their reading and writing, and dedication of the volunteers who assist them, at the fourth annual Literacy Celebration on Sept. 13. “Literacy is such an important factor in today’s society,” said Yolo County Supervisor Jim Provenza, who […]

Annual giving to UC Davis tops $132 million

Donors committed $132.4 million to UC Davis during the 2011-12 fiscal year, surpassing the previous year’s total of $117.6 million and marking the sixth consecutive year that philanthropic gifts exceeded $100 million. The latest commitments bring the university more than 80 percent of the way toward the $1 billion goal set for its first comprehensive […]

Standing in: With Team Davis, we get far more than we give

By Tom Hall Two years ago, my wife Laura, a former college basketball coach, jumped at the opportunity to coach Special Olympics basketball. After a chance meeting with someone involved with Team Davis (the local nonprofit organization that helps to enrich the lives of children and adults with developmental, cognitive or physical disabilities) she went to […]

Cities challenge California’s redevelopment law

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California cities announced Monday that they are challenging a law that gives state finance officials the power to take local tax revenue as community redevelopment agencies are being dismantled. The League of California Cities filed a lawsuit in Sacramento County Superior Court against the state Department of Finance, the Board of Equalization […]

Brown signs bill for same-day voter registration

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a package of bills designed to modernize California’s election and campaign finance laws, including allowing voters to register as late as Election Day and making it easier for vote-by-mail voters to let others drop off their ballot. Brown announced Monday that he signed the same-day voter registration […]

Davis rape case moves forward

The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office has moved forward with its prosecution of a Davis man on suspicion of rape after asking Davis police for additional information about the case last month. Thaddeus Jay Sonne, 21, pleaded not guilty last week to a charge of rape by force or threat, Chief Deputy District Attorney Jonathan […]

Recent injuries, deaths spur ‘Pedestrian Safety Day’

Tuesday is “Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Day” in the city of Davis, with the Police Department dedicating additional patrols from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. to enforce pedestrian traffic laws and provide information to pedestrians on how to avoid vehicle and bicycle collisions. Over the past year, 16 vehicle collisions occurred in Davis where pedestrians were […]

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Nala (No. 109515), a 6-year-old spayed female tabby cat whose owner has been deployed by the military to Iraq; now, she needs a new home. Also hoping for a good […]

New Zipcar deal would generate revenue for city

When the city first contracted with Zipcar to bring a car sharing service to town two years ago, it inked a deal that put the private Boston-based company in the driver’s seat, financially speaking. The Davis City Council will be asked to approve a renewal of that contract at its meeting Tuesday, but the contract […]

Four hurt in East Davis crash

Davis police are investigating the cause of an East Davis collision that left three people hospitalized Sunday. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said a Chevrolet Suburban broadsided the passenger side of a Toyota Camry at about 5:20 p.m. at the intersection of East Eighth and L streets. Both drivers and two passengers in the Camry, females ages […]

Next up: art museum, music recital hall

UC Davis celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts during Monday’s Fall Convocation, and university leaders spoke with anticipation about two future facilities that will further enhance UCD’s arts programs: the Shrem Museum of Art and the new Music Recital Hall. Margrit Mondavi spoke briefly, recalling how she and her late […]

Katehi touts arts, worries over Prop. 30

Chancellor Linda Katehi said Monday that arts programs are “critical” to UC Davis’ future, but voters may dramatically alter what that future looks like on Nov. 6.

If Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax increase measure, Proposition 30, fails, UCD could face $50 million in cuts on top of an existing $45 million budget shortfall.

Speaking after her fourth Fall Convocation since coming to Davis, Katehi said a $50 million cut would …

Demolition time

A mechanical claw is ready to gobble up more of the former Phi Delta Theta fraternity house at Third and C streets, across from Central Park, on Monday morning. The existing building and outbuilding are being demolished and will be replaced with a two-story, 19-bed fraternity house with parking for seven cars and 26 bicycles. […]