Yellow fever mosquito detected in California

By Tracie Cone SACRAMENTO (AP) — A mosquito capable of carrying deadly yellow fever, dengue and other diseases has been detected in California as vector control agents scramble to control its spread. The bugs first were detected in the Central Valley communities of Madera and Clovis in June, and were detected again this week in […]

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Six-year sentence for Woodland hit-and-run death

A Woodland man pleaded no contest to felony vehicular manslaughter and hit-and-run charges Wednesday in connection with the August death of a pedestrian on Woodland’s Main Street. Ivan Martinez, 19, is expected to receive a six-year prison sentence at his Nov. 13 sentencing, according to the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office, which revealed that Martinez’s […]

October 17, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Truck veers toward sheriff’s vehicle in bizarre Capay Valley incident

Two as-yet-unidentified men face charges of assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly driving their vehicle at a Yolo County sheriff deputy’s cruiser — twice — on Wednesday in the Capay Valley. Sheriff’s spokesman Mark Persons said the incident occurred at about 12:15 p.m. as the deputy was patrolling the Guinda area. As he traveled […]

October 17, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

‘Co-op’ plan can help students enter the workforce

By Sandra Kirschenmann One of the most cherished ideals in California is our belief that “anybody can become somebody.” And one of the most successful vehicles for becoming that “somebody” and achieving the American dream is through higher education. The state’s Master Plan for Higher Education, focused on creating access to higher education, has resulted […]

October 17, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis community rides for mental health on Nov. 2

Cyclists from throughout the region will call on pedal power Saturday, Nov. 2, to help individuals and families affected by mental illness. NAMI California, the state organization of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is organizing a bike event to raise awareness about mental illness, treatment and recovery, as well as the need for important […]

October 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

DCC will lean on new interim pastor

A parish faces acclivity after the departure of a longtime religious leader — namely, the journey for a new one. But the Rev. Stephen Brewer joined Davis Community Church in mid-July to provide help on the climb forward. He will serve as interim pastor while the congregation conducts a search for a new pastor to […]

October 17, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

March on Washington was born at NYC housing co-op

Civil rights movement and cooperative development are linked through history * Editor’s note: On Aug. 28, David J. Thompson of Davis was in Washington, D.C., to interview key people about their Penn South Co-op experiences during the organizing of the 1963 March on Washington. He went to the Lincoln Memorial for the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the march. […]

October 17, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

DHS grad now flies Black Hawks

From an early age, Bryan Tauzer was interested in all things military — playing with toy soldiers, papering his bedroom walls with military posters and reading books like “Patton.” When it came time to decide about college, he chose the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), because after 9/11 the Army was where “the action is,” […]

October 17, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

So what is a co-op?

We all have childhood memories of parents, teachers and others encouraging us to work together. A co-op is what “working together” looks like all grown up. From the outside, many co-ops look like any other business, since a co-op provides products and services like conventional businesses do. But it’s what goes on behind the scenes […]

October 17, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Two hurt in chain-reaction crash on I-80

Two people were hospitalized Tuesday following a six-car collision on eastbound Interstate 80 in Davis. California Highway Patrol Officer Cindy Leal said the 3:45 p.m. crash occurred when the driver of a Cadillac Deville rear-ended a Toyota Camry west of Mace Boulevard, triggering a chain-reaction collision involving four more vehicles. All six vehicles sustained moderate […]

October 17, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Help send ‘Hugs From Home’

You can help What: Supplies, cards and cash donations collected for “Hugs From Home” care packages for deployed military personnel When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, and at select drop-off locations through Nov. 1 Where: SaveMart in the Anderson Plaza, Anderson Road and Covell Boulevard Yolo Military Families is mobilizing once again to collect donations for […]

October 24, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

A very unusual vine

Artist Chris Fennell is transforming more than 400 used shovels into a work of art at the new gateway between campus and community behind the Davis Commons shopping center at First and E streets.

The vine-inspired sculpture will welcome pedestrians and bicyclists traveling from the city to the UCD Arboretum as part of the Downtown Davis Parkway Greening Project and the UCD City Arts GATEway.

Depending on which way a pedestrian is headed, the gateway will open to the growing Arboretum or into downtown, as part of the ongoing effort to make it an arts destination.

VFW welcomes entries in student essay contests

Students in grades 6-12 are invited to enter the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ annual essay contest, weighing in on two topics: “Why I’m Optimistic About Our Nation’s Future” (grades 9-12) and “What Patriotism Means to Me” (grades 6-8). Last year more than 160,000 students nationwide participated and more than $3.4 million in scholarships, savings bonds […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Fire Department to share chief with UC Davis

The Davis City Council voted 3-1 Tuesday to approve shared management of fire services with UC Davis, essentially agreeing to appoint UCD Fire Chief Nate Trauernicht as the head of the city’s Fire Department, as well as the university’s. Terms of the joint powers agreement are for only one year, after which the city and […]

October 16, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,