Wolk still leads contribution race, Frerichs makes big move for second

Heading into the final months of campaigning for Davis City Council seats, incumbent Dan Wolk has not lost much of his substantial financial lead in contributions. Candidates again had to file on Thursday to show their campaign contributions from Jan. 1 to March 17 and Wolk now has amassed a $20,139 campaign war chest, over $8,000 […]

March 25, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Navazio named Woodland city manager

For the past eight years, Paul Navazio has kept the books for the city of Davis as its finance director, but his service will end next month when he takes a new job as Woodland’s city manager. Navazio, who also served as Davis’ interim city manager for several months before the City Council brought on […]

March 25, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Ohio State beats Syracuse 77-70 to reach Final 4

By Jimmy Golen BOSTON — Jared Sullinger recovered from first-half foul trouble to score 19 points and grab seven rebounds, helping Ohio State beat Syracuse 77-70 on Saturday to advance to the Final Four. It will be the Buckeyes’ first trip to the NCAA semifinals since 2007. Deshaun Thomas scored 14 with nine rebounds for […]

March 25, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Tiger Woods takes 1-shot lead at Bay Hill

By Doug Ferguson ORLANDO, Fla. — Even with a bizarre sequence of events that cost Tiger Woods a comfortable lead Saturday, he walked off the 18th green at the Arnold Palmer Invitational as close as he has ever been to ending 30 months without a PGA Tour victory. He had a one-shot lead, and no […]

March 25, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Chamber PAC to host first City Council debate

Upcoming council candidate forums * Forum hosted by the League of Women Voters, 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, in Community Chambers at Davis City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Several questions will be put forward for each candidate to respond, then written questions will be gathered from the floor, combined and presented to each candidate. […]

March 25, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

PG&E warns customers of suspicious phone calls

Davis Mayor Joe Krovoza received a phone call earlier this week that he wasn’t expecting. Someone posing as a representative of a nonprofit who claimed to offer natural gas at a low cost, fraudulently attempted to get his credit card information. Though, the mayor didn’t fall for it. “When they asked for the PG&E Service […]

March 25, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Cannery project moves forward with EIR scoping meeting

To continue moving The Cannery project forward, the city will host a scoping meeting on Tuesday for the public to come and provide input on the draft Environmental Impact Report that soon will be prepared for the project. The open house meeting will take place at 6 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Center Game Room, […]

March 25, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Police thwart attempted fuel theft

Davis police arrested a 27-year-old Roseville man early Thursday after interrupting his alleged attempt to steal gas from a South Davis service station. Lt. Paul Doroshov said officers responded at about 3:40 a.m. to the Valero station on Chiles Road near Mace Boulevard, where witnesses had reported seeing three men stealing gas from an underground […]

March 25, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Gators blow 11-point lead in 72-68 loss to Cards

By John Marshall PHOENIX — Florida coach Billy Donovan appeared to be on his way to finally beating his mentor. Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals sent him home with one of his most disappointing losses. The Gators blew an 11-point lead in the second half and took some questionable shots down the stretch, blowing […]

March 25, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Nine years later, Kansas still special to Williams

By Nancy Armour ST. LOUIS — It’s been nine years since Roy Williams left Kansas, and he knows the Jayhawks and their fans have gotten over him. No matter how much time passes, he’ll never be able to say the same. Williams would rather top-seeded North Carolina face almost anyone but his “second-favorite” team Sunday, […]

March 25, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

District attorney honors volunteers

Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig hosted a luncheon March 15 to honor his volunteers. Staff members donated money to provide a spread of Mexican food, pizza and cake to show appreciation for the hard work and dedication of volunteer staff. Volunteers provide needed assistance to a staff that has been reduced by nearly 30 […]

March 27, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Stem cell agency grant is good news for DHS biotech students

A $264,000 grant awarded to the UC Davis Health System by California’s stem cell agency could provide Davis High biotechnology students with some exciting opportunities over the next few years. The grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine will support summer internships for high school students over the next three years. The internships will be […]

March 27, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Happy 95th birthday, city of Davis

Davis Mayor Joe Krovoza will recognize the 95th anniversary of the founding of the city of Davis on Wednesday, March 28, at 6:15 p.m. in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. The historical presentation will take place on the raised berm where bands regularly play at Picnic in the Park. On March 20, 1917, 404 […]

March 25, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

April planting events scheduled along Putah Creek

The Putah Creek Council will host 10 events throughout April to help create wildlife habitat, stabilize stream banks and improve water quality in the Putah Creek Nature Park in Winters. Volunteers are needed to help plant native trees, shrubs, wildflowers, sedges and grasses along the newly reformed channel and floodplains. “It’s important to get the […]

March 28, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,