Davis man jailed on vehicle-tampering charges

Davis police arrested a 22-year-old man Monday morning after a resident reported finding him tampering with vehicles. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the call came at 8 a.m. from a resident of Guava Lane who reported seeing a man looking into cars. Officers arrived to find a man matching the suspect’s description who fled when police […]

For the record

A photo caption on Sunday’s business page incorrectly identified Raphael Moore as taking notes during last summer’s city-sponsored Business Walk.

Supervisors side with proponents of radio tower

WOODLAND — Yolo County supervisors have sided once again with proponents of a radio tower intended for the Yolo County Central Landfill northeast of Davis. The board voted 5-0 on Tuesday to adopt the county counsel’s findings that no supplemental environmental review is required before the 365-foot tower is erected. Supervisors originally approved the project […]

Secretary: Students needed for ag careers

California Secretary of Agriculture Karen Ross made her pitch to UC Davis students on Tuesday about the need for fresh ideas in farming and ranching — and how vital communication skills are for the industry. “To grow enough food to feed 9 billion people by the year 2050, we need every one of you to […]

For the record

A story last week regarding a Nov. 6 crash at the intersection of B Street and Russell Boulevard indicated that one car broadsided the other. While the two cars indeed collided, the Davis Police Department continues to investigate who was at fault in the crash, which injured drivers Rosa Baca and Laeya Kaufman as well […]

Regents delay action on professional fees

The University of California Board of Regents has postponed its planned discussion of graduate professional program fees at the request of Gov. Jerry Brown. The board was set to take up the subject on Wednesday during the second day of its three-day meeting at UC San Francisco’s Mission Bay campus, but Brown asked for more […]

California paved the way

Supporters of Referendum 74, which would uphold the state of Washington’s new same-sex marriage law, cheer at a news conference last week in Seattle at which they declared victory in the campaign for marriage equality.

Caregivers experience virtual dementia tour

The five tasks seemed pretty simple: Find and put on the white sweater; fold the towels on the bed; fill a glass halfway with water and drink it; set the table for two; and write a three-sentence letter to a loved one and put it in an envelope.

But finding the sweater in a dark closet with vision already muddied by macular degeneration is difficult. Folding towels with hands made stiff and clumsy by arthritis is surprisingly hard. Setting a table when it’s hard to see what’s in the cupboards and even harder to grasp utensils with stiff fingers is slow …

Trustees to hear school climate progress report

Details What: Davis Board of Education meeting When: 7 p.m. Thursday Where: Community Chambers, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Watch it: On Education Channel 17 and as streaming video at www.djusd.tv The Davis Board of Education will hear a school climate progress report from coordinators Mel Lewis and Kate Snow when the trustees meet on […]

DHS students making music on new computers

The Davis High School Blue & White Foundation has donated nine computers, keyboards, monitors and interface controllers to the DHS music department. Karen Gardias, music department chairwoman, approached the foundation board for assistance, noting that the department’s current computers were old and basically nonfunctional. In addition to procuring the hardware, the Blue & White Foundation […]

California left behind on pot, gay marriage

By Joe Garofoli Everybody knows California is where cutting-edge change begins. Waves form here, and then the rest of America jumps aboard and rides them across the country. Still, why was it Washington state that on Tuesday legalized same-sex marriage and recreational marijuana use rather than the home of Harvey Milk and Oaksterdam? Maine and […]

Town hall meeting offers Medicare/Medi-Cal info

The Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance invites people enrolled in Medicare and Medi-Cal, caregivers and providers of senior services in Yolo County to a town hall meeting Monday, Nov. 26. The meeting will run from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The state […]

Volunteers needed for sister-city mailing project

Volunteers are needed to help with the annual Davis Friends of Rutilio Grande holiday fundraiser. Funds pay for scholarships for young people in Rutilio Grande, El Salvador, one of Davis’ sister cities. Volunteers will help prepare a mailing from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Terry Turner, chair, 1224 Beech Lane in […]

Indians celebrate Diwali at Sunday’s gala

The India Association of Davis will celebrate the Festival of Lights with a Diwali gala event at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. A cultural program will showcase dance and music from throughout India, followed by a catered multi-course dinner. Diwali is also known as Deepavali, which in Sanskrit […]