Rec Report: Every child is a champion

By Celeste Torres Remember the time you celebrated your tiny champion when he or she learned to roll over on their tummy, when they learned to crawl and then to walk? Moments like this, great or small, are moments we share and celebrate at the city of Davis Gymnastics and Dance Center. Our gymnastics and […]

September 03, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Signatures gathered for water rates initiative

Proponents of the an initiative to repeal the current water rates will be at the Davis Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday to gather signatures on their petition. The market takes place in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. “Come down to the market to sign the petition and talk to us about […]

September 03, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Name droppers: Lee appointed director of operations

Julie Lee, of Davis, has been appointed director of operations in the Office of the Governor. Lee has been a reorganizational specialist in the Office of the Governor since 2012 and served as a project manager for the Governor’s reorganization plan at the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency from 2011 to 2012. She was […]

September 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

New sheriff’s department program combats ag equipment thefts

The Yolo County Sheriff’s Department is implementing a crime-prevention program for Yolo County farmers and ranchers. The initiative, known as the Owner Applied Number (OAN) program, operates as part of the statewide Agricultural Crime Technology Information and Operations Network. Under the OAN program, farmers and ranchers are issued a unique number that can be stamped, […]

September 01, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Yolo animal shelter offers barn cats for adoption

Every month, cats come to the Yolo County Animal Services shelter that, for various reasons, are not adoptable as house pets. However, these cats can find a happy second life on a farm, ranch or other suitable outdoor home. The Yolo County Animal Shelter has a barn cat program that offers cats to those who […]

September 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Egypt arrests top Sinai militant

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces said they arrested a top wanted militant Saturday in the Sinai Peninsula, while authorities reported a failed attempt to disrupt traffic on the strategic Suez Canal but gave scant detail. Canal authority chairman Mohab Mamish said a “terrorist element” had tried to disrupt navigation in the waterway by targeting […]

September 01, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Smoke from Sierra fire reaches Yosemite Valley

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) — Dense smoke from a wildfire burning in and around Yosemite National Park on Saturday hampered both suppression efforts and the prized views sought by holiday weekend tourists. For the first time since the blaze broke out in a neighboring forest two weeks ago, smoke obscured Yosemite Valley, home to the […]

September 01, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Obama to seek congressional OK for Syria action

WASHINGTON (AP) — Short on support at home and allies abroad, President Barack Obama unexpectedly stepped back from a missile attack against Syria on Saturday and instead asked Congress to support a strike punishing Bashar Assad’s regime for the alleged use of chemical weapons. With Navy ships on standby in the Mediterranean Sea ready to […]

September 01, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Women rescued from car

Two women were hospitalized Thursday morning when their car struck a pole on Pole Line Road north of East Covell Boulevard, according to the Davis Fire Department. The occupants became trapped in the vehicle following the 10:15 a.m. collision and had to be extricated by firefighters, according to Division Chief Bruce Fry. Both women were […]

September 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Historical handiwork

Longtime Davis Odd Fellow Dave Rosenberg, center, speaks Friday at the unveiling of a multi-panel mural by artists, from left, Myron Stephens, Kerry Rowland-Avrech, Bill Maul and John Natsoulas on the west-facing wall of the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. The mural, funded by a donation from Rosenberg, depicts a street scene in […]

September 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sutter gives $100K to fire-relief effort

Sutter Health announced Friday a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross Capital Region Chapter to support fire-relief efforts across Northern California  the Central Valley. The donation will help provide food and shelter or those affected by the Rim Fire in the Yosemite National Park area, according to a press release. “Part of being a […]

September 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Plea deal discussed for Davis hate-crime suspect

WOODLAND — A Davis hate-crime case set for trial later this month may be resolved with a plea agreement. Clayton Daniel Garzon, 20, is scheduled to go to trial Sept. 23 for the March 10 beating of Lawrence “Mikey” Partida outside his cousin’s I Street home. Prosecutors allege Garzon targeted Partida because he is gay. […]

September 01, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

A sustainability feature on The Cannery

Davis has earned itself quite the reputation as a sustainable place to live.

The state’s Air Resources Board named Davis the “Coolest California City” during the CoolCalifornia Challenge earlier this year for “its longtime commitment to environmental sustainability.”

David Gershon, former White House and United Nations adviser, recently picked Davis to participate in the Cool City Challenge, an international competition focused on bolstering home energy-saving practices through community engagement. Gershon says the program could serve as a model to demonstrate how the rest of the world could become carbon neutral.

Chemists discover, dub ‘Davis-Beirut reaction’

Davis and Beirut have good chemistry — and a pair of scientists, UC Davis and the Davis City Council could not be more pleased. This week they celebrated the “Davis-Beirut Reaction,” discovered by Professors Mark Kurth and Makhluf Haddadin, the former of UCD, the latter of the American University of Beirut, who — instead of […]

September 01, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,