One-day fundraiser at Barajas Deli benefits I-House

International House, Davis, and Barajas Deli are partnering for a one-day-only fundraiser on Thursday. On that date, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., all are invited to come to the Mexican deli at 825 East St. in Woodland (at East Street and Gum Avenue near the Department of Motor Vehicles office) and enjoy $1 off any meal. […]

July 22, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

First NATO truck crosses Pakistan border

CHAMAN, Pakistan — The first truck carrying supplies to American and NATO troops in Afghanistan has crossed the Pakistani border after a seven-month closure of the supply routes by Pakistan ended earlier this week. The reopening is a rare bright spot in relations between the U.S. and Pakistan, which had closed the routes in retaliation […]

July 05, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Body of missing Woodland man found

SAN FRANCISCO — The body of a Dodgers fan who disappeared after a Giants ball game on June 25 was found Wednesday morning floating in the bay just off San Francisco’s Embarcadero, authorities said. The medical examiner confirmed the body was Victor Murillo, 27, who lives in Woodland and works as a prison guard in […]

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

Car-accident scam in Davis? Police, DMV offer tips to protect yourself

A local man believes he was the victim of a car-accident scam last weekend in South Davis. Jim Leonard said he parked his Geo Prizm along Cowell Boulevard on Saturday night while visiting a friend on Greene Terrace. He recalls parking close to the vehicle in front of him “so I wasn’t too far into […]

July 05, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Twitter helps find dog that took train to Dublin

By Shawn Pogatchnik DUBLIN — When Patch hopped aboard the train to Dublin, it took the power of Twitter to reunite the dog with his owner. Irish Rail sent a “Lost dog!” tweet with a photo attachment after the Jack Russell terrier arrived with Wednesday morning commuters on a train from rural Kilcock, County Kildare, […]

July 05, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

A fabulous Fourth

Maisy Martin waves her flag as she is pushed by her neighbor, Raul Zamora, in the annual Fourth of July Kiwanis Kiddie Parade in downtown Davis on Wednesday. The 
parade kicked off festivities for the day, which also included the Davis Little League pancake breakfast, Criterium bike 
races and exhibition youth 
baseball games. The day was […]

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

Teens: Skip the app and enjoy the Vault

Perhaps the only thing better than playing Angry Birds on your iPhone is playing it for real. Davis teens gave the life-sized version of the popular app a whirl at the Vault on Tuesday, flinging birds at pigs in an activity that exercised a lot more than their fingers. It’s just one of the fun activities […]

July 05, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Back to base: Aggienaut accepts professorship

Astronaut Stephen Robinson, a veteran of four space shuttle missions, is hanging up his spacesuit and returning to UC Davis this fall as a professor in the College of Engineering’s department of mechanical and aerospace engineering.

Robinson, who earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical and aeronautical engineering from UCD, will lead a new center conducting research on human-vehicle interaction.

“Dr. Robinson brings a wealth of experience as he returns to UC Davis,” said College of Engineering Dean Enrique Lavernia. “We’re honored to have him join us, and not merely because of his high profile as an astronaut. He was winning awards as an outstanding engineer long before he ever went into space.

“Steve will be a great addition …

July 05, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Per Capita Davis: Yocha Dehe tribe has a commitment to stewardship

I recently had the opportunity (two, in fact) to learn what the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation has done on its Cache Creek lands to increase energy efficiency, develop renewable energy and generally promote sustainability. Representatives from the tribe made a presentation to the Climate Change Compact of Yolo County on April 13. The compact is […]

July 05, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

City gets funds to renovate Rainbow City

Rainbow City, the beloved playground in Community Park built by local residents in the spring of 1992, will be getting a face lift, thanks to state grant funds awarded to the city of Davis.

“This large grant award should cover the majority of costs related to the renovation,,” a city news release said, “allowing the city to reallocate city parks replacement funds for other needs within the park system.

Pence Gallery: Come hang up your work!

In the midst of a summer cleanup project, I came across a treasure of a letter dated 1976 from a member to then-board president Peggy Epstein. “I wonder about opening the (Pence) gallery with a free-for-all show,” it read. Could this be the genesis of the Community Hang-Up, a non-juried exhibit of art by community members, […]

July 05, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Needy residents can pick up food

The Food Bank of Yolo County will distribute food to eligible Davis residents on Wednesday, July 18, as follows: * At the Davisville Apartments on Kennedy Place, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; * At the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and * At the Owendale Community, 3023 Albany […]

July 08, 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 Stache (No. 106102), a 2-year-old neutered male domestic short-haired cat with a black-and-white coat. Also hoping for a good home is Cookie (No. 105682), a 2-year-old spayed female short-haired Chihuahua-mix […]

July 03, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Threshold choir sings for the sick and dying

“I will shelter you my friend. I will shelter you. With a love that has no end, Know that I will shelter you. I will sing for you my friend. I will sing for you. With a song that has no end, Know that I will sing for you.” — From the Davis Threshold Choir […]

July 08, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,