SIGN OF THE TIMES … Joe Krovoza seems to have won the Battle of East Eighth Street as well as the Battle of Pole Line Road when it comes to lawn signs … then again, Dan Wolk is starting later in this department and soon may flood the town as well … candidates seem to […]
Legislation to make good on outstanding debts the state owes to counties earned a 9-0 vote Tuesday in the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife owes 36 counties more than $17 million in past-due payment in lieu of taxes payments, intended to mitigate for losses in property […]
A smelly pile of rotting fruits and veggies welcomed Earth Day to UC Davis.
West of campus, between Interstate 80 and the California National Primate Research Center, the four stocky white cylinders of the UC Davis Renewable Energy Anaerobic Digester hunger for leftovers, ready to munch through 50 tons of them daily.
Combining food waste, agriculture byproducts and food processing scraps, the digester will turn about 18,250 tons of organic trash into electricity and fertilizer each year. That’s all of UCD’s organic waste plus more than 7,000 tons trucked in from local businesses.
A ratepayer assistance program to help low-income Californians pay their water bills was approved Monday by the Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce. AB 1434, authored by Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, is intended to ensure water affordability, especially in communities served by smaller utility companies that cannot or choose not to provide assistance to low-income […]
Davis Community Church will host a community values forum for candidates for the Davis City Council at 6 p.m. Monday, May 12, in the church sanctuary, 412 C St. Questions will focus on the candidates’ understanding of the values held by the greater Davis community as well as personal characteristics the candidates possess for leading […]
By Richard Pérez-Peña For students who borrow on the private market to pay for school, the death of a parent can come with an unexpected, added blow, a federal watchdog warns. Even borrowers who have good payment records can face sudden demands for full, early repayment of those loans, and can be forced into default. […]
The city of Davis and the Yolo Basin Foundation invite community members to join docents at the city of Davis wetlands on Saturday, May 3, for a free guided tour from 9 to 11 a.m. Tours are offered year-round on the first Saturday of the month. The warmer weather brings a new group of seasonal […]
A new mosaic mural in downtown Davis — depicting the long history of the Peña family in this region, and located at a site where the late Narcissa Peña lived for decades — was dedicated recently. The mural by artist Mark Rivera is the latest addition to the Davis Transmedia Art Walk, which features nearly […]
Crews from the Davis and UC Davis fire departments work together to reload hose on City Engine 31 following a multi-company drill Monday at Cranbrook Apartments in East Davis. The three-day training exercise will involve all three shifts and all fire companies from both agencies practicing responding to fires at multi-family residences. The drills provide an […]
Team Blend — a group of high school students from Da Vinci Charter Academy who are designing bike trailers and a public service announcement system for use in the rural village of Sabana Grande in Nicaragua — will co-host an Indian fundraising dinner Sunday. The event will be in the Fellowship Hall at Davis Community […]
Help is available At UC Davis, Counseling Services offers confidential and free assessment, intervention and referral services for students, and consultation and crisis response for faculty, staff, students and parents. Student Health and Counseling Services provides urgent care for medical and mental health needs. After-hours, students can receive counseling consultations by phone at 530-752-0871 or talk to an advice nurse at […]
WOODLAND — The case of a Winters homicide suspect was delayed several weeks while Yolo County prosecutors determine whether to seek the death penalty against the defendant. William Carl Gardner III, 30, was indicted by the Yolo County grand jury last month on charges including first-degree murder with the special circumstances of murder of a […]
A woman was killed this morning after being struck by an Amtrak passenger train west of Davis, officials at the scene said. Officers with the Union Pacific Police Department and Amtrak said the adult female was walking in the middle of the westbound tracks when she was hit by the train, which was headed from […]
The City Council could vote on a path tonight that might lower Davis’ water rates by 8 percent at the same time an initiative to throw out the rates is on the June 3 ballot. City staff is recommending that the council authorize consultants and the newly formed Utility Rate Advisory Committee to review the […]