Islamic gunmen massacre Yazidi men in Iraq

By Diaa Hadid and Sameer N. Yacoub IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Islamic extremists shot scores of Yazidi men to death in Iraq, lining them up in small groups and opening fire with assault rifles before abducting their wives and children, according to an eyewitness, government officials and people who live in the area. A Yazidi […]

August 17, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Relations sour between berry growers, UCD

DAVIS (AP) — Things are souring between California’s strawberry growers and the UC Davis. The Sacramento Bee reports that growers worry a university breeding program they have long relied on for new varieties will shut down. Not so, say university officials. That assurance that hasn’t stopped an association representing growers from filing a lawsuit. Strawberry varieties developed by UC […]

August 17, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Think you can do better? Prove it

Although I issued a brief warning that the Contest to Replace the Above-Pictured Columnist was fast approaching, this will serve as the first – and last – full-scale explanation of this annual competition. I believe this is the 45th edition of the contest, matching the number of years I have toiled at this endless task, […]

August 17, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Rottweiler rescue founder dies in rural Davis home

The tragic case of dead and malnourished dogs found at a Rottweiler rescue operation in rural Davis took another sad turn Friday with the discovery that the organization’s onetime president, Elaine Greenberg, had died in her home. Greenberg’s body was found at about 1 p.m. inside her house in the 26000 block of County Road […]

August 17, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Bones, teeth found along Sacramento River

Yolo County sheriff’s officials reported the discovery of what are believed to be human bones and teeth Friday morning along the Sacramento River. A citizen walking in the area near County Road 127 north of West Sacramento discovered the remains at about 11 a.m. on a 2-foot-wide beach exposed by low water levels, sheriff’s Capt. […]

August 17, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Cruise on over

Car enthusiasts — and their pets — meander through classic automobiles during the April Cruise-In at the Marketplace Shopping Center. The next Cruise-In will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, at Cook’s Collision, 1665 Research Park Drive in South Davis.

August 17, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

G Street demolition draws a crowd

The building at 239 G St. was a source of interest for locals on their cell phone cameras Friday when crews used a demolition excavator to crush, chomp and wreck their way to a job well done.

Workers accompanied the wrecking with a water hose to aid the process.

The demolition of the 110-year-old, one-story building of no historical note — and no earthquake safety — will make way for a two-story, window-filled office and retail space. The office space will be on the second story and the retail on ground level.

Yolo Hospice: Volunteers are inspired by hospice patients

Many are drawn to become hospice volunteers because they experienced firsthand the care and compassion shown to their families by volunteers. A volunteer joined Yolo Hospice after seeing her father and cousin benefit from hospice services. Our patient care volunteers are valued members of the Yolo Hospice team, offering care and support to patients and […]

August 17, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

City needs your voice on streetlight tests

It’s time to shine a light on your opinion. Following recent criticism and, according to the city, some love for the city’s new, brighter LED streetlights, the city is looking to get community feedback on different streetlight configurations. Last week, the city installed five test lights on Oyster Bay Drive in west Davis set near […]

August 17, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Police call school supply drive a huge success

The Davis Police Department’s “Pack the Patrol Car” charity drive recently completed its most successful year, with nearly 200 backpacks filled with school supplies now ready for needy students. University Retirement Community residents partnered with the police and purchased 120 backpacks and filled them with school supplies. In addition, a group of Davis Target store employees, UC […]

August 19, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Monsters University’ to be screened in Central Park

All are invited to a free outdoor movie Saturday, Aug. 23, when Movies in the Park return to Davis’ Central Park. The first of the four-movie run will be “Monsters University.” The movie will begin at dusk on a big screen erected in the park and manned by members of the Sunset Rotary Club of […]

August 20, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis UMC to host affordable immigration law clinic

People with immigration challenges, who cannot afford an attorney, may find help at an affordable immigration law clinic being held from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at Davis United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road. The event, presented by the United Methodist Justice For Our Neighbors Bay Area Immigration Taskforce, includes a confidential meeting with […]

August 19, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles closer to market rollout

By Stephen Kulieke A convergence of factors is propelling a market rollout of the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, according to a new study from the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis. A key to hydrogen’s potential success is a new smart solution that clusters hydrogen fuel infrastructure in urban or regional networks, limiting initial […]

August 17, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Crash sparks grass fire on Davis highway

A single-vehicle crash on Highway 113 led to the driver’s hospitalization and a grass fire Thursday afternoon, the Davis Fire Department reported. The crash occurred shortly after 12:30 p.m. on the southbound side of the highway south of West Covell Boulevard, causing the vehicle to catch fire and spreading flames to a 20-by-200-foot area of […]

August 17, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,