Planning Commission postpones decision on Target pad changes

The Davis Planning Commission was scheduled to weigh in on proposed changes to the Second Street Crossing building pads near Target on Wednesday. However, city staff decided before the meeting to continue the hearing to a later date. Commission chair Rob Hofman said Wednesday he thinks a decision could be made at the commission’s Oct. […]

Report: Syrian plane carried communications gear

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish state-run television TRT reported Thursday that a Syrian passenger plane intercepted by Turkey’s air force was carrying military communications equipment, as Damascus branded the incident piracy amid growing tensions between the two countries. Yeni Safak, a newspaper close to the Turkish government, reported there were 10 containers aboard the plane, some […]

Third victim of garage collapse dies

MIAMI (AP) — A man who was pulled early Thursday from the rubble of a collapsed parking garage at Miami Dade College has died, police said, bringing the death toll to three. One person was still missing, Miami-Dade police said. The man who died Thursday morning at a Miami trauma center had been trapped for […]

City Council learns of changes to Cannery Park project proposal

The City Council received an update at its meeting Tuesday on the progress of The Cannery Park project, a proposal by ConAgra to mold the last large piece of undeveloped land in Davis into a planned community. Since the council last leafed through the project blueprints in February when it approved advancement of the draft […]

Pathologist details fatal injuries in UCD ‘sweethearts’ case

SACRAMENTO — Sabrina Gonsalves suffered six gashes to her throat on the night she died, including two that pierced her larynx and jugular vein, according to the pathologist who conducted the UC Davis freshman’s autopsy nearly 32 years ago. Dr. Anthony Cunha was participating in a fellowship program at the Sacramento County coroner’s office when […]

The show will go on for Emerson students

I guess all’s well that ends well, but there’s still something about Humbuggate that just doesn’t sit perfectly. Yes, I know that Superintendent Winfred Roberson reversed course after first canceling the Emerson production of “A Christmas Carol,” and the show will now go on. But one has to wonder how the decision to cancel came […]

Students restore garden after more vandalism

Third-grade students at Merryhill School worked to restore their garden and wildlife area on Wednesday, after arriving for class and finding that vandals had uprooted plants and done other damage overnight.

“The students are very saddened that (someone) in the Davis community would destroy animal habitat and can’t understand the motivation,” said Claudette Landry, principal of the private elementary school on Lillard Drive in South Davis.

In September, the third-grade students in Sarah Roche’s class planted seeds — lettuce, chives, carrots and cauliflower — in a raised bed. They considered planting broccoli — all six of the third-graders helping with the garden indicated they enjoy nibbling on that green …

City needs special-interest class instructors

The city of Davis’ Community Services Department seeks qualified, part-time instructors to teach a variety of adult special interest classes beginning next summer. Class hours are flexible, allowing instructors to earn some extra money while sharing their hobbies and interests. The department seeks instructors who specialize in areas such as crafts, art, photography, pre/post-natal fitness, […]

Play ball!

Davis became Hollywood for a day on Saturday as Davis High School graduates Alex Michael Harris and Brent Pella shot scenes for Harris’ junior thesis film project at the DHS baseball diamond. The film, which stars four lead actors and has a 25-person crew, is a big undertaking for the young men, who got an […]

Spend Sunday afternoon with Peterson

Nancy Peterson, a candidate for Davis school board, will be the guest of West Davis residents Sean and Robin Murray at a coffee from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Those who wish to meet Peterson and discuss her candidacy may call Heidy Kellison at 530-386-2647 for the address. For more information about Peterson’s campaign, visit […]

Assembly incumbent hoping to best Republican challenger for third term

Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada and her Republican rival, John Munn, are in the final stretch after nearly a year of hiking the campaign trail. Election Day is Nov. 6. Two-term Democratic incumbent Yamada and challenger Munn, both Davis residents, seek to represent the newly drawn 4th Assembly District, which spans six Northern California counties: Yolo, Solano, […]

Covell, Brinley Award nominations due Oct. 25

Details What: Nominations for Davis’ top citizen honors When: Due by 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 How: Submit to Judy Wydick at or 2620 Corona Drive, Davis, CA 95616 Info: Call Wydick at 530-756-1171 Nominations are still being sought for Davis’ top citizen honors — the C.A. Covell Award (Citizen of the Year) and the A.G. Brinley Award (for outstanding […]

Warming the community, one coat at a time

Lyon Real Estate is sponsoring its second annual coat drive during October. Gently used or new coats of all sizes may be dropped off at Lyon’s office, 401 Second St., between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sundays. All 17 Lyon […]

Make whey through some of Nugget’s favorite curds

Nugget Markets will host local cheese makers and many from around the world this weekend in celebration of “Cheese the Day.” Guests will enjoy close to 100 different cheese tastings over the three-day event, which runs from 12:30 to 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday at all Nugget Market locations. In addition, guests will receive a 25 percent […]