Can you give them a home?

Donnie is a 3-year-old neutered male yellow Labrador retriever who loves to play with female dogs and is exceptionally calm and friendly. He’s great with people of all ages. Boogie is a 1-year-old neutered male black-and-white dachshund/pug mix. He is a good-natured little guy who loves nothing better than to hang out and play with his people friends or […]

April 25, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Beronio gets backing of county’s attorneys

The Yolo County Bar Association, whose members are attorneys and judges who work in this county, has endorsed Yolo Superior Court Commissioner Janene Beronio for election as judge. Beronio  received the support of more than 75 percent of the membership of the bar, president Allison Zuvela announced. The Bar Association held a public forum at […]

April 25, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sierra Club backs Swanson, Davis

The Sierra Club Yolano Group announces its endorsement of Rochelle Swanson and Robb Davis for Davis City Council in the June 3 election. The endorsement process followed a review of the responses of all five candidates to a series of questions about their positions on environmental matters in Davis. “I appreciate Rochelle’s strong environmental core values […]

April 25, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yes on Measure P at market

Citizens for Clean Reliable Affordable Water, Yes on Measure P, will be tabling at the Davis Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Voters are invited to stop by the booth to discuss Measure P and why its supporters want to repeal the city’s water rates. […]

April 25, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Smithsonian animal exhibit rolling into UCD

The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine will host “Animal Connections: Our Journey Together” a free traveling truck exhibition that introduces visitors of all ages to the complex bond between humans and animals. Presented by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service to mark the 150th anniversary of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the project is […]

April 25, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

2 pursuits, 2 arrests keep Woodland officers busy

Authorities in Woodland had their hands full during the night, responding to two separate vehicle pursuits in the city. The first occurred at about 8:25 p.m. as Woodland police officers responded to reports of a gun brandishing in the 1100 block of Matmor Road, Sgt. Brett Hancock said. While en route to the scene, officers […]

April 24, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Suspicious fire destroys pond viewing platform

A suspected arson fire this morning destroyed a North Davis Pond viewing platform named in honor of a late Davis mayor and citizen-activist. Davis Fire Department Division Chief Paul Swanson said the fire was reported at 5:37 a.m. at the Julie Partansky Wildlife Area. It was under control within a half-hour, but crews still remained […]

April 24, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Fix-a-leak workshop set Tuesday

Do you have a leaky faucet, shower head or hose bib? The city of Davis is hosting a Fix-A-Leak workshop at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, in the Activity Room at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Participants will learn about the most common types of indoor and outdoor water leaks, simple do-it-yourself methods […]

April 25, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Obama to Russia: More sanctions are ‘teed up’

TOKYO (AP) — Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions “teed up” — even as he acknowledged those penalties may do little to influence Vladimir Putin’s handling of the crisis in Ukraine. Obama’s frank pessimism […]

April 24, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Will city move forward on public power review?

One step forward, one step back. Repeat. The city’s effort to get information necessary to forge ahead with a plan to provide electricity to Davis residents through a public utility instead of Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has been beset by bouts of caution. Now, the attempt is in limbo — at least for now […]

April 24, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Drought summit aims to quench thirst for water crisis information

Thirsty for information on California’s water crisis? The UC Davis Institute for Watershed Sciences is hosting a summit on the drought Friday at the state Capitol. The all-day event is free and open to the public, though pre-registration is encouraged. Speakers include professors and scientists from across the state, as well as the state climatologist […]

April 24, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Attorneys at odds over Woodland infant’s death

WOODLAND — What happened to baby Samuel Stone? The Woodland infant, one of a set of twins, was just 3 months old when he died on Oct. 9, 2012, with injuries that included bleeding to his brain and rib fractures in the process of healing. Yolo County prosecutors say the wounds were the result of […]

April 24, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Our writing style reaches a state of confusion

When you work for a daily newspaper of general circulation in the Most Relevant City in North America, consistency and uniformity are a must. You can’t call it “UC Davis” on the front page, “Cal-Davis” on the editorial page and “Aggie State” on the sports page. The Holy Bible for this sort of thing is […]

April 24, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Brennan campaign event set in West Sac

Meet Yolo County judicial candidate John P. Brennan at an event from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at The Rivers Clubhouse, 808 Lighthouse Drive in West Sacramento. Food and refreshments will be provided for adults and children. There will be a bounce house for kids. For information about Brennan’s candidacy, visit    

April 25, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,