City manager, police target graffiti in Davis

Nobody in Davis likes to see graffiti splattered all over public buildings and walls around town.

Especially not Arek Firman, who stumbled upon lots of graffiti last week in Mace Ranch, with spray-painted names and slogans covering restroom buildings in John Barovetto and Mace Ranch parks, on the side of utility boxes near Fifth Street and Alhambra Drive and in a drainage ditch along Arroyo Avenue.

Construction projects may disrupt traffic flow downtown

Traffic patterns downtown may change slightly over the next few weeks as two construction projects could disrupt normal flow through the Core Area. PG&E began a project on Thursday to replace a six-inch gas main line with an eight-inch gas main line along A Street between Third and First streets. A total of 940 feet […]

July 24, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Jury selection in 1980 ‘sweetheart’ murders gets under way this week

SACRAMENTO — On Wednesday, the first of nearly 300 potential jurors will file into a Sacramento courtroom, where attorneys will begin the monthlong process of selecting a panel to hear the UC Davis “sweethearts” double-murder trial. At the end of what is expected to be a three- to five-month trial, jurors must decide whether 63-year-old […]

July 24, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Health System names new fundraiser

Chong Porter has joined UC Davis Health System as the institution’s first associate vice chancellor for health sciences development and alumni relations. She is responsible for enhancing the culture of philanthropy at the academic health system and expanding its base of donor support through alumni relations and community engagement. “Chong Porter joins us at a […]

July 25, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Cabrillo Club card party benefits Yolo Hospice

The Yolo County Cabrillo Civic Club No. 26 will host a Pedro card party Saturday, Aug. 4, as a fundraiser for Yolo Hospice. The event will take place at the Holy Rosary Community Center, 575 California St. in Woodland. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon. The cost per player is […]

August 02, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged

Pets of the Week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Leo (No. 106392), a 2-month-old neutered male domestic black and white cat. Also hoping for a good home is Mercedes (No. 107969), a 1-year-old spayed female blue and white pit […]

July 25, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo County exhibit at State Fair earns silver ribbon

It’s hard to imagine a more marketable acronym for Yolo County. YOLO, as in, “You only live once,” has turned up everywhere, from clothing to surfboards to hashtags on Twitter. It’s about following your dreams and doing the things you’ve always wanted to do. And it’s this year’s theme of the Yolo County exhibit at […]

July 24, 2012 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Donors invited to ‘pack the patrol car’

The Davis Police Department has launched its sixth annual “Pack the Patrol Car” school-supply drive, in which local residents are asked to donate backpacks filled with basic school gear for children in need. Donations may be dropped off until Friday, Aug. 17, in the red collection container in the lobby of the Davis Police Department, […]

August 10, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UC Davis dermatologist among scientists honored with presidential award

Emanual Maverakis, an assistant professor of dermatology at UC Davis School of Medicine, will join a highly select group later this month in a White House ceremony honoring recipients of this year’s Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers in the […]

July 24, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Thompson holds telephone town hall meeting

Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena, invites constituents to participate in a telephone town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday. To join the meeting, call toll-free (888) 886-6603, ext. 19416#. Thompson represents California’s 1st Congressional District, which includes most of Yolo County. Next year, our region moves into the 3rd District; running in November to represent that […]

July 24, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

1,000 miles by bike begin with one quick trip

Hear about Susan Ashdown, and you might expect Wonder Woman. She biked more than 1,000 miles during May is Bike Month, with just a portion of those miles handily winning her the regional program’s 2012 record for most errand miles biked by an individual. May is Bike Month is the result of a collective effort among […]

July 26, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Retailer teams with nonprofit to help feed Davis’ poor

You can help What: Hot dog and soda sales to benefit STEAC, the Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday Where: Grocery Outlet, 1800 E. Eighth St., Davis The Davis Grocery Outlet store’s continued commitment to a local nonprofit organization is keeping the community’s less fortunate afloat during tough economic times. The Short-Term […]

July 24, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Blood drive Friday helps meet emergency needs

A local blood drive to help fill emergency needs for the American Red Cross will run from noon to 6 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meetinghouse, 1405 Cottonwood St. in Woodland. The local event is part of the massive Interfaith Community Blood Drive under way during July throughout Northern […]

July 24, 2012 | Posted in Local News

Midsummer play date slated at DPNS

The Davis Parent Nursery School is offering a midsummer outdoor play date at its campus at 426 W. Eighth St. in Davis. All currently enrolled students are invited, as well as families who are interested in DPNS’ pre-kindergarten program for the 2012-13 school year. The play date is from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Aug. […]

August 05, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,