Business groups seek to partner with city on improvements

For the first time, the city was able to wrangle together a joint 2×2 meeting between the City Council, Davis Downtown, the Davis Chamber of Commerce and the Yolo County Visitors Bureau to talk business as a group on Thursday. Two representatives from each entity pulled up chairs in the board room on the second […]

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

Gunman kills 1, wounds 8 at Empire State Building

NEW YORK (AP) — A recently fired store worker shot a former colleague to death and then randomly started shooting others near the Empire State Building before he was shot by police officers, law enforcement officials said. Eight other people were hit by gunfire when the shooting started at about 9 a.m. on the Fifth […]

August 24, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Coyote ugly? Workshop will give us plenty to gnaw on

THE CITY THAT CARES … yes, it does provide comedic fodder for those who live in other towns, but I must say I’m happy the city of Davis has decided to sponsor a coyote workshop next Wednesday … While I’ve heard from dozens and dozens of folks who call the farm or the ranch home, […]

August 24, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Mom is the only one protecting her

Dear Annie: Our 21-year-old daughter has had weight issues for years. “Barbara” weighs 80 pounds more than she should. I cannot remember a time when Barbara’s weight wasn’t a big deal to my husband. His mother also puts in her two cents with regular comments to Barbara concerning her diet. So do other family members. […]

Esparto family hurt in rural crash

An Esparto family survived a crash that left their truck overturned in a water-filled irrigation ditch Wednesday afternoon, the California Highway Patrol reported. Officers said the Ford truck and a Toyota sport-utility vehicle collided at about 1:50 p.m. at County Roads 89 and 27 between Winters and Madison. The impact caused the Ford to careen […]

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

Plea deal made in 2009 crash that killed Woodland girl

A Woodland man whose impaired driving resulted in a pre-Thanksgiving Day crash that killed a 10-year-old girl in 2009 has made a plea agreement that’s expected to result in a 10-year prison sentence. Arnoldo Barraza Sr., 28, pleaded no contest last week to a charge of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and with gross negligence, […]

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

Community mosaic

“Off The Grid,” nearly complete, is one of three projects in the Davis Art Center’s summer Discovery Art program. For this installation, the center acquired a 
“secret” photo that was blown up and then broken down into 132 sections. Each of those sections was put into a kit — which included a photo section and […]

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

Calif. environmental reforms quashed for the year

By Hannah Dreier SACRAMENTO — Legislative leaders said Thursday they have dropped plans to overhaul California’s environmental regulations in a way that would have made it easier for developers and local governments to build new projects. California’s business community made a highly visible push this month to loosen the state’s landmark law, known as the […]

August 24, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

True-blue Blue Devil Hicks to enter Davis High Hall of Fame

In the early 1980s, the Tri-City Cowboys — a forerunner of the Davis Junior Blue Devil youth football program — had a runner who came to the fore. This fellow could move. He’d make would-be tacklers miss, but if you insisted, he’d take you with him. Didn’t matter how you wanted to play it, he […]

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

Name droppers: Feldman, Pedersen honored by veterinary foundation

Edward Feldman, doctor of veterinary medicine and an alumnus of UC Davis, has received the 2012 Achievement Award in Canine Research from the American Veterinary Medical Foundation and American Kennel Club Career. The award, presented at the American Veterinary Medical Association’s annual convention, recognizes a candidate’s long-term contribution to the field of canine research. Following […]

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

Men’s Talk, Drum Circle planned

The Davis Community Men’s Talk and Drum Circle will gather from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at EMQ-FamiliesFirst, 2100 Fifth St. (next door to the main U.S. post office). All men 18 years and older are welcome; there is no charge for these events. “We know the benefit, as men, from talking aloud, […]

August 29, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Garamendi launches Woodland office

Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, will be joined by supporters Saturday for the official launch of his Garamendi for Congress satellite office in Woodland. The office will be at 721 Main St. in Woodland. Among those attending are representatives of Latinos for Garamendi, Peace Action West and the Democratic Central Committees of Yolo, Sacramento and Solano […]

August 24, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

City hosts info booth at Farmers Market

The once-a-month city of Davis booth will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. City staff and newly elected Council members Lucas Frerichs and Brett Lee will be available to answer questions about city services, programs and facilities. The booth will be at […]

August 24, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

CHP seeks source of headstone found along I-505

The California Highway Patrol is seeking to return a partial graveyard headstone, found north of Winters earlier this week, to its proper resting place. A construction crew discovered the broken headstone Tuesday evening along the County Road 29A onramp to southbound Interstate 505, Officer Cindy Leal said. It bears the last name — possibly a […]

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