Tuleyome takes teens rafting at Cache Creek

While some teenagers were busy last week shopping at the mall or playing video games, 50 teens from Tuleyome’s Youth Outdoor Exploration Program were making their way down the rapids of Cache Creek. The July 25 excursion was their first time in a raft for many of the youths, who unanimously said they’d do it […]

Basha, White elected to lead Yolo Superior Court

Yolo Superior Court officials announced this week the election of Judge Steven M. Basha as the court’s presiding judge, effective Sept. 15, following the completion of Judge David Rosenberg’s term. Judge Kathleen M. White was elected assistant presiding judge, also effective Sept. 15. Rosenberg has served for more than four years as presiding judge, with […]

Causeway crash snarls morning commute traffic

Two people were hospitalized Tuesday morning following a multiple-vehicle accident east of Davis that backed up traffic into Sacramento. California Highway Patrol Officer Bryan Konvalin said the driver of a Cadillac Allante caused the 7:30 a.m. crash when she failed to notice traffic slowing in front of her on westbound Interstate 80 east of the […]

August 01, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged , | 1 Reply

STAR test numbers running two weeks late

Due to a delay at the California Department of Education, students across the state and their parents will get their STAR test results about two weeks later than originally expected — in late August, rather than in mid-August. The results are based on the tests students took in the spring. The delay stems from multiple incidents […]

Surf’s up at photo exhibit

David Robertson shot this body surfing photo while celebrating his wedding anniversary in Maui, Hawaii. His photography will be exhibited — along with that of Anne Miller, Rob Floerke, Tim Messick, Rick York, Dennis McCoy and Joe Finkleman — throughout August at Gallery 1855 at the Davis Cemetery District office. Hours are 9 a.m. to […]

Electricity grids fail across India

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s energy crisis cascaded over half the country today when three of its regional grids collapsed, leaving 620 million people without government-supplied electricity for several hours in, by far, the world’s biggest blackout. Hundreds of trains stalled across the country and traffic lights went out, causing widespread traffic jams in New […]

Six hurt, one arrested following five-car crash

A 35-year-old Knights Landing man faces multiple felony charges for allegedly causing a five-vehicle wreck north of Woodland on Sunday night, the California Highway Patrol reported. Officers Bryan Konvalin said Luis Juarez Bartolo was driving under the influence and without a license when he allowed his northbound GMC Safari to drift into the southbound lane […]

Who knew coyotes would grab headlines?

UNINTENDED ISSUES … it happens every time we have an election … our esteemed candidates get together and discuss all sorts of issues, we cast our votes for our favorites, and then wham, out of nowhere comes an issue no one dreamed of during the campaign … such is the case in our fair city, […]

Man reports gunpoint robbery

Davis police are investigating an armed robbery reported Sunday night. A 21-year-old man told police he and a friend were robbed at gunpoint at about 8:30 p.m. at the friend’s home in the area of Denison Drive and Birch Lane, Lt. Tom Waltz said. He said the suspects stole a laptop computer and a cell […]

Teen arrested for alleged indecent exposure

A Saturday night encounter on a North Davis greenbelt led to a 16-year-old boy’s arrest on indecent exposure charges, police said. The arrest occurred at about 8:30 p.m. when a woman called to police to report that the teen was following her and exposing his genitals on the greenbelt near West Covell Boulevard and Catalina […]

Thomson takes reins of Davis Teachers Association

Frank Thomson, who is phasing in as this year’s president of the Davis Teachers Association, has been active with the DTA for many years. Gail Mitchell, last year’s president, will rotate into the DTA past president’s position. “I got involved with DTA as a site representative many years ago, and then three years ago I […]

Davis Downtown aims higher by setting bar lower

Those heading downtown to take in a Second Friday ArtAbout in the coming weeks may notice a different event sponsor on the signs posted in front of the participating businesses. Don’t be fooled, it’s still the Davis Downtown Business Association. They just have a new name. Last month, the association’s board members decided that “Davis […]

Fraternity goes the extra mile for troops

A cohort from the Sigma Nu fraternity at UC Davis is braving an extensive trail through the wilderness to spread the word about a group that confronts the daily struggles faced by returning veterans. The group of 11 will be hiking 100 miles on the Sierra Nevada’s John Muir Trail for 11 straight days, starting […]

Measure eliminating county office headed to ballot

Yolo County residents will decide in November whether the county should eliminate the elected office of auditor-controller/treasurer-tax collector in favor of a finance director appointed by the Board of Supervisors. The board voted unanimously last week to place the measure on the Nov. 6 ballot. It will mark the third time since 1986 that voters […]