Lack of awareness leads to low recovery rate for local bike thefts

The number of bike thefts in Davis has remained at a consistent high, officials said, and a majority of those bicycles are never again seen by the owner. In the 2011-12 fiscal year, which runs from June to July, 358 bikes were reported stolen to the Davis Police Department. The department recovered only 19 of […]

Materials burn at ag company near I-80

Smoke filled the air near the Yolo Causeway early Saturday morning as piles of agricultural materials caught fire outside a local sustainable processing plant. Fire trucks from South Davis responded to a call at 4:37 a.m. of smoldering rice hull by-products at Frontier Ag on Chiles Road near Interstate 80. About a quarter-acre was burned. […]

Foster youths will benefit

A fundraising dinner Sunday, Oct. 21, in Davis will support the Yolo County Chapter of California Youth Connection, a nonprofit advocacy organization led by current and former foster youths. The event will run from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. A raffle, silent auction and […]

Meet Fernandes at Wildhorse reception

Local residents are invited to meet Davis Board of Education candidate Alan Fernandes at a meet-and-greet reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at the home of Tricia and Sean Neal, 2726 Rockwell Drive in Wildhorse. Local voters will hear Fernandes’ ideas for the school district, and have an opportunity to ask questions […]

Zumba exercise class begins Tuesday

A zumba exercise class is now being offered in West Davis. Instructor Meera Klein will teach a 10-week session from 5:15 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, starting this week, in the gym at Emerson Junior High School, 2121 Calaveras Ave. The class is designed for students who want lighter workout program, meeting once a week for […]

South Davis meet-and-greet set for Lovenburg

Louise Walker and Shannah Whithaus will host a meet-and-greet event for school board candidate Susan Lovenburg from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday at 1229 Deodara Place. Lovenburg, a current school board trustee and candidate for re-election, will answer questions from community members about Davis schools and public education. For more information about Lovenburg’s campaign platform, […]

Fernandes launches website, discussion forum

Alan Fernandes, a candidate for the Davis Board of Education, has announced the launch of two websites. To learn more about Fernandes and his campaign, visit where you may link to and “like” the Alan Fernandes for Davis School Board Facebook page. In addition, to share your ideas about how to improve Davis schools, […]

Picture this: Tons of foam, cardboard from move-in to be recycled

You don’t get named tops in the nation for sustainability on reputation alone. UC Davis — the freshly minted No. 1 in Sierra Magazine’s annual “Cool School” ratings — collected tons of cardboard and foam packaging on Saturday as new students moved into campus residence halls. “This is a great opportunity for students to reduce […]

Farm preservation project wins $5,000 grant from credit union

One Farm at a Time is the winner of the Yolo Federal Credit Union’s $5,000 community challenge grant. “It was through tremendous support from our friends, volunteers and the community that we were able to achieve the majority of the (online) votes,” said Eric Stromberg, general manager of the Davis Food Co-op and nominator of […]

For the record

Friday’s coverage of the Davis Board of Education meeting should have said a letter from the Yolo County Office of Education referenced by Superintendent Winfred Roberson arrived a few days ago. Also, Associate Superintendent Bruce Colby was quoted as saying, “Even if Prop. 30 passes, we aren’t going to see a dime of it until […]

Davis man assaulted, robbed in bike tunnel

A Davis man was assaulted and robbed of his bicycle and wallet Thursday night in the H Street bike tunnel, according to Davis police. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the victim, 45, was biking through the tunnel at about 8 p.m. when three men surrounded him, pushed him off his bike and struck him on the […]

Fernandes, Lovenburg, Measure E pick up endorsements

Davis Board of Education candidate Alan Fernandes picked up endorsements from both the Davis Teachers Association and the California School Employees Association, which represents secretaries, maintenance and operations staff, and food and nutrition staff members. Fernandes, the father of two young children, is a policy advocate in Sacramento. CSEA also has endorsed incumbent Susan Lovenburg. The […]

Davis Adult School’s fall classes start this week

There’s still time to sign up for fall classes at the Davis Adult School. Classes for the new quarter start this week. Fall offerings include a return of the popular “Growing a Kitchen Garden” class, with an emphasis on vegetables, herbs and other plants that can be started in the fall and harvested during the […]

Learn about water issues in the delta

Davis resident David Sandino will teach a one-day overview class Friday on Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta governance and regulation for UC Davis Extension. The class will meet at the Sutter Square Galleria in Sacramento. Sandino says this class will be of equal interest to water professionals and members of the public who are interested in delta. […]