CA House hosts fundraising Indian dinner

CA House invites the community to its annual Indian dinner and silent auction. All proceeds will benefit the student programs and activities of CA House and its newly established Multifaith Living Community. CA House is a nonprofit, inclusive, progressive campus ministry supported, in part, by the United Methodist Church of Davis and Davis Community Church. The Multifaith Living […]

Two men jailed after downtown scuffle

Davis police arrested two Fairfield men early Friday following a scuffle that left one officer injured. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said officers who were dispatched at 1:15 a.m. to reports of a bar fight arrived to find several employees attempting to restrain 23-year-old Shawn Scharr, who allegedly resisted as the officers detained him. One officer reported […]

Videographers can have some fun with Measure E contest

School finance is a serious issue, but that doesn’t mean supporters of Measure E, Davis’ school parcel tax, can’t have some fun. Campaign organizers announced Friday they’re holding an online contest to find the best Yes on Measure E videos. “Dan Wolk became the city’s official unofficial troubador with his video of the ‘Davis Song’ […]

CSU system picks new chancellor, from UC

By Terence Chea SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California State University system named a new chancellor Thursday to head the nation’s largest collection of four-year colleges as it faces significant financial and academic headwinds. CSU officials said Timothy P. White, currently the chancellor of UC Riverside, will take charge of the Cal State system, which […]

Bicyclist injured in collision with car

Davis police say a car-versus-bike crash in West Davis early Friday underscores the importance of using proper bike safety equipment. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the bicyclist was turning from northbound Sycamore Lane onto Wake Forest Drive and traveled into the path of a southbound vehicle at about 12:45 a.m. The cyclist, 18-year-old Cody Kubat of […]

Yolo landfill turning trash into cash

“The days of the dump are long past,” John Bencomo says.

And the director of planning and public works for Yolo County isn’t kidding.

Because long gone are the days of small landfills and burn dumps scattered around Yolo County, where garbage did little more than accumulate. Since 1975, the Yolo County Central Landfill is where all the action happens, and these days that action is about far more than accepting the garbage produced throughout the county.

Yes, huge garbage trucks still rumble into the landfill all week long, making their way up to the top of an ever-growing garbage heap to dump their loads of food scraps, diapers, packaging and broken and discarded items.

Writers group open to new members

Newcomers are welcome to join the Gibson House Writers, a read-and-critique writing group sponsored by the Yolo County Historical Museum in Woodland. This month’s meeting will run from 10 a.m. to noon Monday in the catering kitchen of the historic Gibson House, 512 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. A $10 donation is suggested, but no […]

Warm up Wednesday with Peterson

With mornings forecast to be on the cooler side this week, Nancy Peterson’s campaign for Davis school board will feature Warm-up Wednesday with two coffees. The first will be convenient to West Davis voters. Peterson will meet folks between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. at Stonegate Cafe and Bakery, 1260 Lake Blvd., Suite 121. The restaurant […]

Photographer shares Burning Man images, stories

Burning Man is an alternative, artistic festival that takes place in the Nevada desert north of Reno every year around Labor Day. Laurie Friedman, a Davis photographer, had always been curious about Burning Man, and finally summoned up her nerve — as well as two friends for moral support, and a used RV for protection […]

British court clears way for Abu Hamza extradition

LONDON (AP) — Radical preacher Abu Hamza al-Masri and four other terror suspects can be extradited immediately to the U.S. to face charges there, Britain’s High Court ruled Friday. Judges John Thomas and Duncan Ousely rejected last-ditch applications by al-Masri, Khaled al-Fawwaz, Babar Ahmad, Adel Abdul Bary and Syed Ahsan. Thomas said these are the […]

School closures, shorter year eyed if measures fail

The Davis school board — while hoping that California voters will approve Proposition 30 in the Nov. 6 election, and Davis-area voters will support school parcel tax Measure E — began preparing for the possible alternative outcome at Thursday night’s meeting. The trustees instructed staff to bring back financial scenarios for how the school district […]

Jobless rate falls to 7.8%

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years and giving President Barack Obama a potential boost with the election a month away. The rate declined from 8.1 percent because the number of people who said they were employed […]

Analysts: Spike in gas prices may linger

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Californians woke up to sticker shock Friday as overnight gasoline prices jumped by up to 20 cents a gallon in some areas, prompting some stations to close and others to charge more than $5 a gallon. The AAA Daily Fuel Gauge report says the average price of gas across the state was […]

Dog dials owner, and then …

OREM, Utah (AP) — Police in Orem, Utah, say a man who thought he was getting a call from a burglar had actually gotten a call from his dog. Authorities in the community south of Salt Lake City say the man alerted police Wednesday after he received a phone call from his home phone on […]