How much are we really riding our bikes?

By Robb Davis Just after Davis was named, for a second time, a “Platinum Bicycling City” by the League of American Bicyclists, results of the 2010 American Community Survey showed that 22 percent of Davisites commute to work by bicycle. The survey is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau and is based on a relatively […]

November 20, 2011 | Posted in Bicycling | Tagged ,

Men’s talk circle meets Dec. 6

The next Community Men’s Talk & Drum Circle meets from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at FamiliesFirst, 2100 Fifth St. (next door to the main post office). It is open to all men age 18 and older and is free. The Men’s Talk & Drum Circles are designed to create new safe ways […]

November 23, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Korean journalists learn about Yolo tourism options

A group of 16 newspaper journalists from Korea recently made a visit to the Yolo County Visitors Bureau offices in downtown Davis. The stop was part of a tour of Northern California organized by Brain Pack, an education consulting firm in Seoul, Korea. The purpose of the visit was to educate the journalists about the […]

November 20, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

E Street Promenade is topic of DDBA lunch

What would be the benefits of creating an enhanced pedestrian and bicycle experience downtown by way of a promenade on E Street? Hear about this proposal for the downtown, and share your thoughts during a brown-bag lunch discussion exploring this idea, from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. The […]

November 27, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

New deficit deal proving elusive as deadline nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats on Congress’ deficit-reduction supercommittee have resumed face-to-face meetings after more than a week of backbiting and stalemate. But the 12-member panel is still limping toward a Thanksgiving deadline with no tangible evidence of a potential breakthrough on a debt plan, even after a handful of panel members met Thursday […]

November 18, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

School board holds steady on parcel tax amount

The Davis school board voted Thursday night to put a five-year, $320-per-year parcel tax before voters in a mail-only election next spring. Apartment dwellers would be charged $150 per year. Trustees took action after reviewing the results of a poll conducted last week that indicates continued support for extending the long-standing local school tax at […]

November 18, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Coach Les needs wide bodies on the bench

HOOP DREAMS … the email arrived unexpectedly, seemingly out of the blue … it was an invitation from a representative of the UC Davis men’s basketball team for me to attend tonight’s Aggie showdown with Stanford at the Pavilion … fair enough … but it also requested my presence at the team’s morning “shoot-around,” the […]

November 18, 2011 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

UCD police: ‘noose’ vandalism not a hate crime

A student who confessed writing “Use me as a noose” on a yellow Veterans Day ribbon was making an “ironic statement as part of his artistic endeavors” — not committing a hate crime. That’s the result of a UC Davis police investigation into the vandalism, according to a news release from UCD on Thursday. The […]

November 18, 2011 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

PG&E answers questions about natural gas leaks

About 75 to 100 Stonegate residents turned out Wednesday for the second of two “open house” events hosted by PG&E to answer questions about a spate of natural gas leaks in the West Davis neighborhood. Another 75 to 100 residents attended the first event last Thursday, at which PG&E representatives announced they had discovered 42 natural […]

November 18, 2011 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

City halts plan to slash DDBA funding

The City Council unanimously decided Tuesday to pull back on recouping $16,000 in administrative costs that would have chopped off 4o percent of the Davis Downtown Business Association’s budget. Council members previously directed staff to pursue ways to recover costs that stem from billing and noticing members of the Downtown Business Improvement District, an amount […]

November 18, 2011 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Rural Yolo County collision injures two

Two women were hospitalized Wednesday after their cars collided at a rural Yolo County intersection, the California Highway Patrol reported. Officer Cindy Leal said the crash occurred shortly after 7 a.m. when 37-year-old Katherine Rodger, who was traveling eastbound on County Road 27, pulled into the path of southbound vehicle on County Road 98 whose […]

November 18, 2011 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Coroner: Farm worker died of natural causes

A farm worker whose body was found in a Northeast Davis alfalfa field last summer died of natural causes, Yolo County coroner’s officials said Thursday. Jose Arroyo-Rodriguez’s cause of death was determined to be sudden cardiac death due to hypertensive cardiovascular disease, according to Chief Deputy Coroner Robert LaBrash. There were no signs of foul […]

November 18, 2011 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Explorit: A new twist on wishbone tradition

By Lisa Justice If you’re tired of the same old post-Thanksgiving ritual of breaking apart the turkey’s wishbone to get your wish, Explorit Science Center invites you to put that wishbone to use in a science experiment this year. A turkey’s wishbone, or furcula bone, is located where a turkey’s neck and chest meet. It’s […]

November 18, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Can you give them a home?

Judd is a big, calm, extremely sweet 4-year-old neutered male German shepherd/Rottweiler cross who loves water, people and female dogs. Spanky is a super-friendly, 6-month-old, black-and-white neutered male Spuds McKenzie look-alike bull terrier mix who loves kids and other dogs and would make a great family pet. They are two of more than 50 dogs available […]

November 18, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,