Two from Petaluma killed in I-80 crash

Two elderly Petaluma residents were killed in a fiery crash on Thursday when a semi tractor-trailer tore through an Interstate 80 guard rail near the UC Davis campus, smashing head-on into the sedan in which they were traveling.

The Solano County Coroner’s Office on Friday identified the driver of the BMW as 76-year-old Phang Phetsomphou and his passenger as 74-year-old Bouaket Phetsomphou.

Consumer spending, income jump in February

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers stepped up spending in February after their income jumped, aided by a stronger job market that offset some of the drag from higher taxes. The gains led economists to predict stronger economic growth at the start of the year. Consumer spending rose 0.7 percent in February from January, the Commerce […]

March 29, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Pope washes women’s feet in break with church law

ROME (AP) — In his most significant break with tradition yet, Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of two young women at a juvenile detention center — a surprising departure from church rules that restrict the Holy Thursday ritual to men. No pope has ever washed the feet of a woman before, and Francis’ […]

March 29, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Utility pole work set tonight

PG&E crews will replace a power pole tonight in the area of Second and B streets in downtown Davis. The work will start at 11 p.m. and last through 7 a.m. Saturday, a PG&E spokeswoman said. During this time, Second Street will be blocked off, with traffic controls in place. Some customers will experience an […]

March 29, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Perkes inspires hundreds of young artists

SPEAKING OF GIFTED AND TALENTED … although she’s no longer a teacher, having retired from the Davis school system several years ago, Barbara Perkes still contributes mightily to the education of Davis schoolchildren … yes, Barbara instructs local second- and-third graders in the finer points of art three afternoons a week and no kid wants […]

March 29, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Travel Training program to educate seniors about public transportation

What: Travel Training program event When: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 27 Where: Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. When seniors or those with disabilities are forced to hang up the car keys for good, the ability to get from Point A to Point B — especially alone — begins to wane. To help folks hurdle this […]

March 29, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Bail posted in Davis beating case

The suspect in a Davis hate-crime assault is no longer in Yolo County Jail custody, less than a day after a Yolo Superior Court official increased his bail to $520,000. Clayton Daniel Garzon, 20, is due back in court April 12 for a pre-hearing conference. He has pleaded not guilty to battery, assault and criminal […]

March 29, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged , ,

Forums will gather input on services for low-income residents

Three forums have been scheduled in April to hear input from local residents on what programs are needed to help low-income Yolo County residents attain the skills, knowledge and motivation necessary to achieve self-sufficiency. The information will be used by the county’s Community Services Action Board and Department of Employment and Social Services to set […]

March 29, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Saturday is Doogie Day

Come join the fun at Doogie Day at Pet Extreme in Woodland on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and meet Doogie, the rescue dog featured in area newspapers and on TV when he was found barely alive. Now, Doogie is a happy and healthy 10-month-old neutered male mastiff mix. Doogie is an obedience […]

March 29, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Cell response to electrical fields may open doors to treatments

Like tiny, crawling compass needles, whole living cells and cell fragments orient and move in response to electric fields — but in opposite directions, UC Davis scientists have found. Their results, published April 8 in the journal Current Biology, ultimately could lead to new ways to heal wounds and deliver stem cell therapies. When cells […]

April 07, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Davis Bicycles!: Excellent bike path still under the radar after 10 years

By Russell Reagan Ten years ago this week, the city of Davis dedicated the Putah Creek Bicycle Undercrossing, connecting South Davis to downtown and the UC Davis campus. The $4.5 million project took four years to construct. In 2000, the longest segment was opened from West Chiles Road near Research Park Drive, crossing under Chiles […]

March 29, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Peregrine offers summer filmmaking workshops

Peregrine School is offering intensive, one-week filmmaking workshops this summer for children in grades 4-8, and there are still a few spots left. The workshops will include lessons in visual literacy, screenwriting,
 cinematography and editing. Each student will write an original screenplay of their own, while collaborating to produce the screenplay of their choice into a […]

April 02, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

All are welcome at Science Café

UC Davis entomologist Bruce Hammock will speak on “From Butterflies to Blood Pressure and Beyond: Is It Possible to Get a Drug to the Clinic with a University’s Help?” at a Science Café session Wednesday. His free talk begins at 5:30 p.m. at Crepeville, 330 Third St. in downtown Davis. It is hosted by professor […]

March 29, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sacto Chamber leader will speak in Davis

Roger Niello, president and CEO of the Sacramento Metro Chamber, will brief Davis Chamber members about the Next Economy Capital Region Prosperity Plan at Tuesday’s Chamber luncheon. The lunch is open to members and nonmembers and runs from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Tickets […]

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