Consult the experts at Fly Fishers of Davis meeting

The Fly Fishers of Davis will hold their annual “Home-Grown” program on Tuesday, when members of the club will illustrate various aspects of fly fishing. The evening will start with a short presentation by Kevin Mathers of Trout Unlimited, who will describe conservation efforts being undertaken by the group and how to get involved. The […]

Stocks edge higher on hope for China stimulus

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks edged higher on Wall Street Wednesday after the Chinese government pledged to maintain policies intended to strengthen the world’s second-largest economy. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 42 points to 12,994 as of 6:55 a.m. PST. The Standard and Poor’s 500 was up half a point to 1,408. The Nasdaq […]

Celebrate local musician Friday at Delta of Venus

A birthday celebration and musical tribute to Peter Brown will take place from 2 p.m. until late evening Friday at the Delta of Venus, 122 B St. in downtown Davis. The event is free and open to the public. Featured musicians include Robert Brown, Diane Patterson, John Burton, Jeremy Jackson, David Carey, Ken Kemmerling, Donna […]

Students take aim at college portfolios to stop climate change

By Justin Gillis SWARTHMORE, Pa. — A group of Swarthmore College students is asking the school administration to take a seemingly simple step to combat pollution and climate change: sell off the endowment’s holdings in large fossil fuel companies. For months, they have been getting a simple answer: no. As they consider how to ratchet […]

Bob Dunning: A magical night aboard Polar Express

HIT OF THE SEASON … while Christmas is one of those holidays where tradition seems to rule the day for many of us, it never hurts to try something new … who knows, you might discover something so wonderful, it’ll become a tradition all its own … for our family, trying something new involved heading […]

California Democrats begin reign with supermajority

By Don Thompson SACRAMENTO (AP) — Democratic legislative leaders began laying out an ambitious agenda for their nearly unprecedented power as California’s new Legislature was sworn into office on Monday, promising caution on new taxes but willingness to bypass Republicans as they seek to borrow billions of dollars and ask voters to make sweeping changes […]

Supervisors approve locally run EMS agency

WOODLAND — Yolo County will withdraw from the 10-county emergency medical services agency it has been a part of for 37 years and create its own local EMS agency within the next six months. County supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to make the change following the recommendation of Yolo County fire chiefs and city managers, several […]

Alleged shoplifting leads to robbery arrest

A 19-year-old Davis man was arrested on robbery charges over the weekend, Davis police reported. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said officers were summoned at 6:10 p.m. Saturday to the Rite Aid store at 2135 Cowell Blvd., where Yousef Jamal Buzayan had been detained on suspicion of shoplifting. “During the course of the investigation, it was determined […]

45 shopping carts go missing from Co-op

Someone stole 45 shopping carts from the Davis Food Co-op parking lot last month, according to Davis police reports. The theft occurred sometime between 10:30 p.m. Nov. 16 and 4 a.m. Nov. 17 in the parking lot of the 620 G St. store, which posted a loss of $5,625 as a result of the crime. […]

New DA grant will target county’s DUI cases

Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced Tuesday that the California Office of Traffic Safety has awarded the District Attorney’s Office $248,000 for prosecution of drunken driving cases. The grant will fund a highly specialized vertical prosecution team that will work cases from arrest through sentencing. The purpose of the grant is to prevent impaired […]

A rail adventure for any season

The Sacramento RiverTrain offers rail adventures year-round. Along with the traditional excursion train, and brunch and sunset dinner trains, there are themes ranging from a murder mystery dinner train to the Great Train Robbery, where the train is held up by a bunch of bandits from the Old West. Seasonal events include the Thanksgiving dinner train, the […]

UC Davis Medical Center ranked as a top hospital

When it comes to securing the health of oneself and one’s family, some local hospitals are excelling, according to a recent study from The Leapfrog Group. The Leapfrog Group, founded in 2000, is an independent, nonprofit organization run by some of the nation’s largest employers and health-care purchasers. Since 2006, the coalition has been conducting […]

Budget Masters help you master your finances

Budget Masters, a new local organization, will help Davis residents learn how to manage their monthly budget and achieve their financial goals. Meetings will run from 6 to 6:45 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at 200 B St., Suite G, in downtown Davis. The next meeting will be Tuesday, Dec. 11. The […]

Supervisors OK Davis water project election

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors approved Davis’ all-mail special election next spring on the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency project. The vote was taken at its meeting Tuesday. Registered voters will receive their ballots from the Yolo County Elections Office in the mail on Monday, Feb. 4. They must be returned by 8 p.m. Tuesday, […]