Police nab indecent-exposure suspect

Davis police arrested a 19-year-old man early this morning in connection with an ongoing series of indecent exposure incidents on North Davis-area greenbelts. Andres Navarro of Davis “was caught in the act” during the undercover operation that took place shortly before 1 a.m. today on the greenbelt east of Catalina Drive, Sgt. Ariel Pineda said. […]

Driver who hit cyclists denies attempted murder allegations

WOODLAND — The man accused of intentionally hitting three bicyclists with a stolen rental vehicle near Clarksburg earlier this week pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges including three counts of premeditated attempted murder — his latest case in a criminal history spanning 20 years and at least four counties. Alamar Cyril Houston also faces a […]

Bob Dunning: It’s water under the virtual bridge

MIXED MESSAGE … like a number of other Davisites, I recently received a “Thank you for saving water” email from the Public Works Department … But, as I puffed up with East Davis pride, this brief note added “Home water reports for the 2015 WaterSmart program are only being sent to the highest 35 percent […]

DBC Elite riders take on the Fourth of July Criterium

Davis residents, and cycling fans from all over Northern California, are accustomed to seeing several hundred riders speed around the downtown Davis course each Independence Day as the Davis Bike Club’s Fourth of July Criterium is now in its 39th year. But beyond just marveling at the prowess of all of the competitors — races run […]

Safe Fourth: Take precautions with fireworks

Fireworks and food are a central part of Americans’ celebration of the Fourth of July holiday, but they also can be health hazards without proper precautions. Note: All fireworks are prohibited in Davis. Experts from UC Davis Health System provide some tips on how to enjoy these traditional holiday pastimes while safeguarding against illness and […]

Davisite will fly high over the Alps

One of the world’s most demanding races — physically and mentally — will include a Davis resident once again.

Honza Rejmanek, a UC Davis graduate and an atmospheric scientist, is competing for the fifth time in the X-Alps race, which starts Sunday morning in Salzburg, Austria.

The race requires athletes to complete a 1,000-kilometer race course using only their own bodies — flying or hiking. The course covers the entire span of alpine mountains from Austria through Germany, Italy and France, ending on a raft in the Mediterranean Sea off Monaco.

UCD becomes even more selective

Fewer than four in 10 freshman applicants to UC Davis this year were accepted for admission, University of California officials reported Thursday. The 38.2 percent of applicants admitted represent a decrease from the 40.6 percent who were admitted in 2014. Compared to 2014 numbers, UCD admitted almost 11.2 percent fewer California freshmen, while increasing offers to […]

Capitol Corridor Ventures says it delivered on Davis Roots pledge

A pledge to fund startup enterprises in Davis in 2013 is still incomplete in 2015, with many aspects of the deal shrouded in secrecy. Last year, ConAgra Foods fulfilled a $2 million agreement — brokered in 2013 with Capitol Corridor Ventures — to fund entrepreneurship in Davis. Specifically, CCV pledged $250,000 of the money to […]

Cannery announces base prices for homes in two neighborhoods

The New Home Company has announced the base-level pricing for new homes in two neighborhoods at The Cannery, where model homes are expected to open in August. The Cannery is a 547-unit mixed-use development on the site of the former Hunt-Wesson cannery at Covell Boulevard and J Street in East Davis. The New Home Company, […]

Cloth and fiber contest set at crafts fair

The Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair will roll into Davis’ Central Park on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a magic show, jazz and dancing, crafts and a cloth and fiber contest. John Fredericks of Jackrabbit Magic has returned to the fair. He will perform free magic shows from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. All […]

Have a blast with a new dog

Quinn is an 18-month-old black-and-white, spayed female German shorthaired pointer. She’s good-natured, smart and willing to please. She’d make a great jogging partner. Defty is an 18-month-old neutered male Burmese mountain dog mix. He has the coloring of a Burmese but his coat is short. He’s calm and friendly and has a fun-loving side as well. Meet Defty, Quinn […]

Explorit: Fizz your fruit with chemistry

Summer is certainly heating up in Davis, but you can join Explorit Science Center’s Summer Science Campers in harnessing the power of chemistry to cool off with a tasty treat. Fresh fruit can be a refreshing snack on a hot day, but it would be even more fun with a little fizz. You can fizz […]

Taizé service planned Friday at DCC

Taizé services take place on the first and third Fridays of the month at 7 p.m. in Classroom 1 at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. All are welcome Friday, July 3, for an hourlong service of music, silence, candles and prayers. For more information, contact [email protected]

Attack on UN convoy in north Mali kills 6 workers, wounds 5

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Six United Nations peacekeepers were killed and five wounded in an attack on their convoy in north Mali near Timbuktu, the U.N. Mali mission said Thursday. The convoy was attacked in the morning about 45 kilometers (27 miles) south of Timbuktu while patrolling on the road between Goundam and Timbuktu, the […]