City plans open house for East Covell roadwork

You talked. They listened. Now the talking starts again. And yes, they’ll be listening again. The city is hosting its second open house in several months for the East Covell Corridor project, a comprehensive plan to ease traffic congestion, provide safety for bicyclists and pedestrians and allow people to make an honest left turn out […]

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

Bob Dunning: Finally, the carnage on our streets will end

Despite our City Council’s determination to have us put our so-called “yard waste” into large plastic containers instead of piling it in the street, a number of folks aren’t convinced this is the right way to go. As my friend Curt points out, when you’re pruning branches from your favorite tree, that sort of waste […]

January 19, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

UCD applicant pool a more global melting pot

UC Davis has more than doubled the size of its pool of international applicants in less than two years. A record 9,413 foreign students have applied for freshman status — up 130 percent from two years ago — as the campus ramps up its 2020 Initiative: a plan to grow the campus by 5,000 undergraduate […]

January 19, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Davis Downtown hosts annual meeting

Davis Downtown will hold its annual meeting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at City Hall Tavern, 226 F St. in downtown Davis. The annual meeting offers an opportunity for downtown business owners to mix and mingle, learn more about downtown’s past achievements and help guide the future of downtown Davis. Complimentary hors […]

January 21, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Allen will announce her bid for council

Sheila Allen will formally announce her campaign for Davis City Council at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, near the Flying Carousel of the Delta Breeze in Central Park. Supporters are invited to celebrate with her. She will be the fourth candidate to announce their bids for two open seats on the council. Joining her in […]

January 19, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Yolo Hospice recognized for work with veterans

By Colleen Brock It may surprise many people that 25 percent of those who die every year in the United States are veterans. The nation is seeing many veterans who served in World War II and Korea pass away and the number of Vietnam veteran deaths also is on the rise. In partnership with We […]

January 21, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Women in agriculture to speak Tuesday at UC Davis

Women with roles in global and local agriculture, food and nutrition will share their experiences Tuesday at a free public event on the UC Davis campus. The event — “Women Feeding the World: Farmers, Mothers and CEOs” — will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom east of the Vanderhoef Quad. […]

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

Nugget makes Fortune 100 list for ninth year

For the ninth year in a row, local, family-owned Nugget Markets has made Fortune Magazine’s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For,” coming in at No. 36 for 2013. Ninety percent of Nugget employees this year said there is a “team” and “family” feeling at Nugget, and 83 percent said they were “encouraged […]

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

River water diversions threaten sturgeon, study shows

UC Davis researchers have used laboratory studies to estimate the risk to young green sturgeon, which may be killed by unscreened pipes that divert water from the Sacramento River into adjacent farm fields. The study confirms that this ancient protected fish species may be jeopardized by the current system of water diversion pipes. The findings […]

January 19, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Davis Odd Fellows Lodge installs 2014 officers

Conducting the 144th installation since its charter was issued in 1870, the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge recently installed its officers for 2014. Sixty-five Odd Fellows and guests attended the ceremony, which was led by two state officers of the Odd Fellows: Grand Master Rick Boyles and Grand Warden Dave Rosenberg, the latter also a member […]

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

City offers youth leadership and public speaking classes

The city of Davis Community Services Department offers classes that will help youths with their self-confidence and speech. A speech and communication class will begin Feb. 3 for kids ages 7-9. The confidence-building class also will begin Feb. 3 for youths ages 10-14. Both classes run for six weeks on Monday evenings, and offer hands-on activities […]

January 29, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Hear African folktales at library

The public is invited to hear African and African-American folktales from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. This special event for the whole family will include a performance by Kirk Waller, a storyteller who utilizes his musicality, physicality, emotion and spoken word to […]

January 28, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

New plea deal in Davis hate-crime case

WOODLAND — Doubts over the validity of a plea deal in a Davis hate-crime case were eased Friday when the parties reached a new resolution in the matter. Clayton Daniel Garzon, 20, had pleaded no contest last fall to a felony battery charge with a hate-crime enhancement, with the understanding that he would serve a […]

January 19, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Bus, truck collide at Davis intersection

A motorist was hospitalized Friday morning after colliding head-on with a Unitrans bus at a Davis intersection, police and fire officials said. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the female driver of a Ford Ranger, which was traveling north on F Street, may have suffered a medical emergency prior to the 10:15 a.m. crash, causing her to […]

January 19, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,