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What: Davis City Council meeting When: 5:40 p.m. Tuesday (the earlier start time is to accommodate a City Council workshop to discuss debt financing of the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency surface water project Where: Community Chambers, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Watch it: Live on Comcast Channel 16 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99, and as […]

March 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

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 are Westley (No. 114691), a 4-month-old neutered male black and tan German shepherd mix. Also hoping for a good home is Aladdin (No. 114544), a 2-year-old neutered male black and white […]

March 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Council to consider reworking advisory commissions

The City Council will put its advisory committees and commissions under the microscope Tuesday to examine whether they’re best serving the community in their current configuration. After expressing an interest in reviewing the role of commissions during its goal-setting exercise late last year, the council will have the opportunity to make changes, potentially through consolidation […]

March 26, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Altercation leads to arrest

Davis police arrested a 51-year-old man on assault and other charges following an altercation Sunday afternoon. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said officers were summoned at 12:50 p.m. to reports of a fight in progress in the College Park neighborhood, where Davis resident Tyghe Adam Storm is alleged to have assaulted another person and threatened him with […]

March 26, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Park renovations almost done, more coming

The first of two phases of renovations for Central Park in Davis is nearing completion, and next on the agenda is the contentious issue surrounding an old building along with something less divisive — a new playground.

The first wave of construction included a new restroom, a handicapped ramp into the sycamore grove, installation of LED lights and upgraded electrical service to the park …

Trial date set in former Yolo prosecutor’s disciplinary case

A July trial has been scheduled for a former Yolo County prosecutor who faces disciplinary charges stemming from his failed bid for a judgeship last year. Clint Parish, 41, is accused by the State Bar of California of willfully violating rules of professional conduct by making false allegations against his opponent, incumbent Yolo Superior Court Judge Dan […]

March 26, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Non-GATE kids need a name of their own

DEFINITION OF TERMS … as the Great GATE Debate rages on in our town, it’s clear that one of the things that most rankles the program’s critics is the name itself: “Gifted and Talented” … any way you slice it, when you label one set of kids in a school as “Gifted and Talented,” it […]

March 26, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Nobel winner tops all-star lineup of physics speakers

Four leading physicists, including a Nobel Prize winner, will give public lectures on Saturday, April 6, at the UC Davis Conference Center. Frank Wilczek (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Maxwell Chertok (UCD), Michael Turner (University of Chicago) and Leonard Susskind (Stanford University) are scheduled to speak about their work on the frontiers of physics from 10 […]

March 31, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Garamendi urges more detailed look at hate crime

Rep. John Garamendi last week joined more than 100 members of Congress calling for federal tracking of hate crimes committed against Sikhs, Hindus and Arab-Americans. They urged the FBI’s advisory policy board, which soon will be reviewing hate crimes documentation, to add the categories to forms used by the bureau and the U.S. Department of […]

March 26, 2013 | Posted in U.S. Congress | Tagged ,

Suspect sought in cat shooting

The Animal Services Division of the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s help to identify the person who fatally shot a cat earlier this month in Woodland. Annie, an orange domestic shorthair tabby, was shot with a pellet gun on the evening of March 13 while her owners were away from home. They […]

March 26, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged , ,

Thief strikes Islamic Center for second time

The Islamic Center of Davis has been burglarized for the second time in as many months, according to the Davis Police Department. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the break-in was discovered by a member of the mosque who arrived at the property at 539 Russell Blvd. about 9:20 a.m. Sunday to discover one of the doors ajar. […]

March 26, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Collision injures teen cyclist

A Winters teen remained hospitalized at the UC Davis Medical Center on Monday after being struck by a vehicle while riding her bicycle last week. The California Highway Patrol reported that 18-year-old Haley Noelle Angel Neto was riding her bike in the dark and without a helmet when the vehicle struck her from behind at […]

March 26, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Garden tours offered to support vision program

Huei Young is once again offering tours of her Asian garden in North Davis this spring as a benefit for Yolo Vision Aid 2013, which provides free eye exams and eyeglasses to Yolo County senior citizens and children in need. Young’s garden is a blend of Chinese and Japanese styles and uses the placement of […]

March 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Digitally aided education, using students’ own electronic gear

By Matt Richtel Educators and policy makers continue to debate whether computers are a good teaching tool. But a growing number of schools are adopting a new, even more controversial approach: asking students to bring their own smartphones, tablets, laptops and even their video game players to class. Officials at the schools say the students’ […]

March 28, 2013 | Posted in Schools | Tagged