‘Chicken Skool’ kicks off with ‘how-to’ coops

The fifth annual Tour de Cluck returns Saturday, May 24, with its signature bicycle tour coop crawl of local chicken coops. During May, Davis Farm to School provides opportunities to learn how to keep chickens in Davis through a series of informal talks and workshops, or “Chicken Skool,” which is free and open to everyone. […]

April 29, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Smoothie shop clerk robbed at gunpoint

Davis police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the Jamba Juice in The Marketplace shopping center over the weekend. Lt. Tom Waltz said the unidentified suspect entered the business at 1361 Covell Blvd. at about 8:15 p.m. Saturday, confronted the clerk with a handgun and demanded money. He fled westbound away from the […]

April 29, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Tour serves up nature at its finest

A SPLENDID SUNDAY … when an event reaches its 23rd anniversary in this town, the organizers must be doing something right … so it is with the 2014 Pence Gallery Garden Tour, which runs Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. and features six magnificent rural and semi-rural gardens in and around Davis … proceeds from […]

April 29, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Campus rapes addressed by White House task force

By Kimberly Hefling WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration admonished colleges and universities — “No more turning a blind eye” — as it released guidelines designed to stem sexual assaults on campuses and help the victims. A White House task force on sexual assault recommends in a report released today that schools identify trained, confidential […]

April 29, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Meyer steps down; vice chancellor helped transform campus

John Meyer, who oversaw the rise of UC Davis’ new Interstate 80 front door, West Village, and a slew of other building projects, resigned on Monday after 14 years as vice chancellor for administrative and resource management. Quick with a joke on most any occasion, Meyer noted that while stepping down at age 57, “I […]

April 29, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Vote for Harper STEM lab grant

Harper Junior High School has qualified as a finalist for a $15,000 grant from PG&E and The NEED project. This multi-step process has narrowed applicants down to three California schools, with the winner to be determined by public vote and announced on Friday. “The Davis community is called to support this opportunity and bring funds […]

April 29, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sheila Allen candidate box

Sheila Allen Occupation: Founder and executive director, Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance, 2010-present; assistant deputy supervisor, Yolo County, District 4, 2011-present; HIV Surveillance Public Health Nurse program coordinator: Yolo County 2001-2013, Solano County 2012-present; School of Nursing faculty, California State University, Sacramento, 2000-2004; home care nurse, Sutter Visiting Nurse Association, 1993-2000. Age: 51 Education: Bachelor’s nursing, […]

April 29, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Woodland police investigate suspected murder-suicide

WOODLAND — The man suspected of fatally shooting his girlfriend at her Woodland home while her three children were in another room had a history of domestic violence, child molestation and animal abuse convictions, Yolo Superior Court records show. Jose Pedro Hernandez’s last acts of violence occurred at about 5 p.m. Sunday, when authorities say […]

April 29, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Like father, like …

A Canada goose and one of its goslings enjoy a walk in the grass around Northstar pond. The family did not seem distrubed by the fire that destroyed the observation deck at the pond.

April 29, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pets of the week

Lots of animals are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Felix (No. 124531), a 4-year-old male long-haired Chihuahua-terrier mix. Also hoping for a good home is Minnie (No. 124234), a 1-year-old female domestic short-haired orange tabby. Fees are charged for licensing. The […]

April 29, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Drought summit examines California’s water crisis

SACRAMENTO — As the region soaked up much-needed rain Friday, academics and policymakers gathered in the state Capitol to discuss California’s looming water crisis at the UC Drought Summit. “The time to plan for drought is when it’s raining, and it seems fortuitous that it’s raining today,” said Ruth Langridge, a professor from UC Santa […]

April 29, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

From school board to the City Council? Sheila Allen says yes

* Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of five stories profiling City Council candidates. They will run in alphabetical order. Sheila Allen has never served on City Council, but the City Council candidate has a track record of public service as a nine-year trustee on the board of the Davis Joint Unified […]

April 29, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Charlie Schaupp

Name: Charlie Schaupp, R-Esparto Elected offices held: Director, Esparto Community Services District (2012-14); trustee, Esparto Unified School District (1993-2000); Yolo County Republican Party Central Committee (1994-2000, chair 1998-2000). Occupation: Farmer-business owner, Schaupp Family Joint Venture; retired U.S. Marine officer (1981-2009) Age: 59 Education: Associate’s degree in agricultural business, Yuba College (1976); bachelor’s degree, agriculture-soil and water science, California […]

April 30, 2014 | Posted in State government | Tagged ,

Dustin Call

Name: Dustin Call, R-Davis Elected offices held: Executive board member, Yolo County Republican Party Central Committee (elected in 2013) Occupation: District representative, Sen. Jim Nielsen, R-Gerber Age: 28 Education: Bachelor’s degree in political science-public service, UC Davis (expected 2014) Family: Wife, Stephanie Noteworthy: Legislative aide, Assemblyman Curt Hagman, R-Chino Hills (2013-14); campaign manager for Yolo County […]

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