Former U.S. Secretary of the Interior issues wake-up call in Davis speech

More than 200 academics, advocates and those interested in environmental law packed into UC Davis’ King Hall for an examination of the Fish and Wildlife Service’s Endangered Species Act on its 40th anniversary. Former U.S. Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt delivered the keynote address at Friday’s daylong event. He spoke of the Endangered Species Act’s […]

October 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Trial ordered in UCD explosives case

WOODLAND — A Yolo Superior Court judge ruled Friday there is sufficient evidence for a former UC Davis chemistry researcher to stand trial on charges stemming from the discovery of explosives-making materials and guns inside his campus apartment. David Scott Snyder, 33, is due back in Judge David Reed’s courtroom Nov. 1 for arraignment and […]

October 06, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

State Bar judge admonishes former Yolo judicial candidate

Former Yolo County prosecutor Clint Parish should be admonished — but not disciplined — for making false allegations in campaign mailers during his 2012 judicial campaign, a State Bar Court judge concluded in a ruling announced Friday. Judge Pat McElroy wrote in the ruling, filed Sept. 13, that Parish’s misconduct “came as the result of […]

October 06, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Learn about the city’s new bicycle markings

As road construction projects in Davis finish up this fall, the city will take advantage of the freshly paved roads to beef up bicycle infrastructure with new road markings and routes in an effort to continue encouraging residents to bike throughout town. With UC Davis back in session, ushering thousands of bike riders back into […]

October 06, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Autumn storms dump snow on plains

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Breaking nearly century-old early autumn snowfall records, a storm system smothered South Dakota’s scenic Black Hills in South Dakota with up to three and a half feet of wet, heavy snow, leaving residents the challenge of digging out. But wintry weather wasn’t the only thing delivered by the powerful cold front […]

October 06, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Search on for dog that bit woman

A woman was bitten by a dog last week in Davis, sparking a citywide search for the offending animal and its owner. The Yolo County Sheriff’s Animal Services Section is looking for a Corgi-type mixed-breed dog, brown and red in color, who reportedly bit a female victim while walking along Sycamore Lane at 2 a.m. […]

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Navy SEALs raid Somali town

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — U.S. Navy SEALs carried out a pre-dawn raid Saturday on a coastal town in southern Somalia looking for a specific al-Qaida suspect linked to the Nairobi shopping mall attack, but did not get their target, a U.S. military official told The Associated Press. A former U.S. military official also confirmed the […]

October 06, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Standing In: Can we fix the foolishness of Davis?

I love Davis, living here, the people, community, greenbelts and all the rest. While many of my friends are buying homes in the foothills or on the coast or even in other states as they plan for retirement, my wife and I are remodeling our Davis home and plan to retire and stay right here. […]

October 06, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Woodland man dies in four-car crash

A 31-year-old Woodland man lost his life Thursday night, the result of a four-car collision on Highway 16 near the town of Madison, according to the California Highway Patrol. Kenneth Richard Castillo was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which occurred at about 11:35 p.m. near County Road 90, CHP Officer Bryan Konvalin […]

October 06, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Classes offer insights into Judaism, prayer book, Torah

Congregation Bet Haverim of Davis, the only Jewish synagogue in Yolo County, announces three adult education classes beginning this month. * Introduction to Judaism: This class provides a broad perspective on the rich teachings and traditions of the Jewish heritage. The spiritual essence of Judaism, its history, texts and celebrations is the focus of the class, as […]

October 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Co-op reps visit Farmers Market

The Davis Food Co-op invites the public to meet representatives of area co-ops at the Davis Farmers Market Picnic in the Park on Wednesday in Central Park. The event — which will include Davis Parent Nursery School, Yolo Federal Credit Union, the California Center for Cooperative Development, Third Space Art Collective, Mutual Housing of California, […]

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No cash prize, but Yolo animal shelter wins big with saved lives

The Yolo County Animal Services Shelter finished fifth out of 10 shelters in its division, and 19th out of 50 competitors nationwide, following this summer’s 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. The challenge tested animal shelters across the country to boost pet adoptions and reduce euthanasia rates during June, July and August. Although the Yolo County Animal […]

October 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Wisdom Circle will gather Thursday

The Active Older Adult Wisdom Circle is an ongoing discussion group that meets regularly on the second Thursday of each month to explore aspects of the conscious aging movement, seeking to mine the wisdom of long lives and find effective ways to share and pass on legacies. Rabbi Zalman Schacter-Shalomi and Ronald Miller’s book, “From […]

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Sierra Club leaders will meet Thursday

The Management Committee of the Sierra Club Yolano Group will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the home of Ida Bryan, 1414 Clara Lane in East Davis. The agenda will include updates and discussions of the proposed Berryessa-Snow Mountain National Conservation Area, the proposed new regional composting facility at the Yolo County Landfill […]

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