Two BART workers killed after being struck by train

WALNUT CREEK (AP) — A Bay Area commuter train struck and killed two maintenance workers Saturday afternoon, police said. The accident took place on a track in Walnut Creek and comes amid a strike by Bay Area Rapid Transit workers that has shut the system down since Thursday. Some trains were being moved by non-union […]

October 20, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Seniors give alternative modes of transportation a try

It’s a simple fact of life: Pretty much everyone lucky to live long enough will eventually have to stop driving. But for seniors living in Davis, that doesn’t have to mean being trapped at home, city officials say. Between mass transit like Unitrans, paratransit like Davis Community Transit, and even plain old bicycles, there are […]

October 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Black a finalist for Chandler, Ariz., top cop

The city of Chandler, Ariz., announced last week it has whittled its search for a police chief down to six finalists. And Davis Police Chief Landy Black is one of them. Black said Friday his reasons for applying for the job are twofold: to be closer to his aging parents, who live in nearby Mesa, […]

October 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

City Council to receive update on farmland conservation easement process

The Cannery public workshop When: Tuesday, 8 p.m. (The City Council meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.) Where: Community Chambers of City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. What: A presentation of The Cannery project to the community The Project:  A 547-unit multigenerational residential neighborhood proposed for a 100-acre parcel of land in North Davis at 1111 E. […]

October 20, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Napolitano vows to keep UC tuition affordable

SANTA CRUZ — New University of California President Janet Napolitano said Friday that she will work to keep tuition costs from rising beyond the reach of families. The former Homeland Security chief spoke to students and university officials at the school’s Founders Celebration. It was part of her system-wide tour of campuses. The Santa Cruz […]

October 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Must-see TV drawn from Davis

Because I have friends in high places throughout the entertainment industry, I am now able to release details of the many new television series that soon will be announced by the major networks for our viewing pleasure this fall. WOLK DYNASTY … the latest HBO mini-series features the only mother-son team ever to serve together […]

October 20, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Woodland Roadrunners plan annual Toy Run

The Woodland Roadrunners’ 24th annual Toy Run is planned for Sunday, Nov. 3, beginning at 9 a.m. at Les Schwab Tires, 65 W. Main St. in Woodland. The day will start with doughnuts, bagels, coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Motorcyclists and others are asked to bring an unwrapped toy for the group’s 2013 Christmas giving […]

October 25, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Clothing drive benefits Safe Harbor Crisis House

Safe Harbor Crisis House, a program of the Yolo Community Care Continuum, needs help restocking its clothing closet before the winter weather blows in. “Clients often check into Safe Harbor with just the clothing on their backs,” a news release said. “It’s important to help them get a good start in their recovery process with […]

October 29, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UNICEF showcased at U.N. Day celebration

The public is invited to a free United Nations Day celebration hosted by the Davis chapter of the United Nations Association from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at International House, 10 College Park. Rosie Breen, second-year global citizenship fellow for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, is coming from San Francisco to speak on “UNICEF’s Critical […]

October 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Brown-bag lunch looks at downtown entertainment

Davis Downtown invites local businesses and community members to Wednesday’s Davis Downtown brown-bag luncheon to discuss the past, present and future of concerts and music events in downtown Davis. “From the Davis Music Fest to the Davis Downtown Fall Welcome Street Concert, music plays a major role in the excitement and energy that takes place […]

October 20, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Health care forum set at Senior Center

The Davis Senior Center will offer a presentation on the Affordable Care Act at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 646 A St. Many adults under age 65 are not eligible for Medicare and have trouble finding private health insurance. The Affordable Care Act might help individuals who have been priced out of the health […]

October 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

DHS Ski & Snowboard Swap coming up

Looking for great bargains on new and used ski and snowboard equipment and clothing? Come to the annual Ski & Snowboard Swap on Sunday, Nov. 10, sponsored by the Davis High School ski team. The event is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the DHS gym on Oak Avenue just north of 14th Street. […]

November 07, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Haunted house benefits Yolo animal shelter

Have a howling good time for a great cause at “The Big Haunted House of Fear,” benefiting the Yolo County Animal Services Shelter. Bring the whole family to experience a spectacularly creepy, haunted house at Canyon Creek Resort in Winters, Highway 128 just before the dam, on Oct. 25-26 and 31 from 7:30 to 10:30 […]

October 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Women in Leadership seminar series set at UCD

Inspired to address pressing issues of gender equity, UC Davis graduate students Nicole Chaffee and Jeni Lee, in conjunction with Judy Kjelstrom, director of the UC Davis Biotechnology Program, have organized a Women in Leadership seminar series this fall. It focuses on global and national issues of girls’ and women’s rights, and how these issues […]

October 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,