Council offers discounted water rates to mobile home park

It may not have been exactly what the Rancho Yolo mobile home community was looking for, but the City Council found a way Tuesday to help the park and its residents begin to handle their escalating water costs. Rather than granting the request to carve out a special water rate class for mobile home parks, […]

August 28, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Syria focus shifts to UN

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — U.N. chemical weapons experts headed to a Damascus suburb on Wednesday for a new tour of areas struck by a purported poison gas attack, activists said, as Western powers laid the groundwork for a possible punitive strike and the U.N. chief pleaded for more time for diplomacy. U.S. leaders, including Vice […]

August 28, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: They’ve come a long way to go a long way

When I began my journalistic career as a sportswriter 44 seasons ago, one of my primary assignments was Aggie football. Jim Sochor, now a legendary figure whose very name causes Aggie faithful to instinctively genuflect, had yet to put on a headset as head coach on the Toomey Field sideline. Turns out I ended up […]

August 28, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Fairfield fire wrecks five homes

By Jess Sullivan FAIRFIELD — Minutes. That was as long as it took for the lives of five families to be forever changed and the lives of several of their neighbors to be grateful that, while hurt, they were saved from disaster. The first calls to 911 started at 3:49 p.m. A grass fire alongside […]

August 28, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bay Bridge closed for weekend; new span opens Tuesday

This Labor Day weekend, the Bay Bridge will be closed to take the original east span out of service and to open the new east span to traffic. Work will be done at the Oakland Touchdown and the Yerba Buena Island Transition Structure to connect the new bridge to the existing Toll Plaza and Yerba […]

August 28, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Vehicle rollover on I-5

A West Sacramento woman driving Northbound on Interstate 5 early Tuesday rolled her vehicle after crashing it into the side of the highway. At approximately 8:25 a.m., Nichole Valencia, 27, was driving her 2005 Chevy Trailblazer north on I-5 from CR-22 when for unknown reasons, according to a California Highway Patrol press release, she made […]

August 28, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

UC Davis police investigate hate crime, vandalism

UC Davis police are investigating an overnight spate of vandalism on campus as a hate crime after an unknown suspect wrote a racial slur on a chalk board in Dutton Hall in the midst of breaking dozens of windows in several buildings and cars early Sunday morning. The suspect, or suspects, also gained entrance into […]

August 28, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

UCs top Washington Monthly rankings; UCD 23rd

University of California campuses again dominate Washington Monthly’s 2013 rankings of national universities, which are based on research, promoting economic mobility and public service. UC Davis, though, continued falling from a lofty perch. It rests 23rd this year, down from 17th last year. The Davis campus was sixth in 2010, eighth in 2011. UC San Diego retained […]

August 28, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

For Hayes, DHS was a launching pad for a career in musical theater

Join the fun What: Davis High School Hall of Fame 2013 induction ceremony When: 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 Where: Freeborn Hall, UC Davis Tickets: $65 each; visit www.dhsblueandwhite.org * Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of stories profiling the 2013 inductees to the Davis High School Hall of Fame. Theresa Hayes — a […]

August 28, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis man caught with meth, stun gun

A Davis man was arrested Monday after police found him in possession of methamphetamine, hydrocodone and several illegal weapons. At about 2:15 p.m. at the 1800 block of E. Eighth Street an officer observed Gary Rayshel Jr., 35, attempt to conceal property he was carrying after he spotted the officer. After contacting Rayshel, the officer […]

August 28, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Davis man arrested for possession of metal knuckles

A Davis man was arrested for possession of metal knuckles Monday after Davis police officers discovered the weapon during an investigation of a family disturbance. Just after 5:30 p.m., officers arrived to the 5000 block of Veranda Terrace in South Davis to respond to the disturbance and during the investigation, officers found Davis resident Uriel […]

August 28, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Davis High launches orientation program

Davis High School is inaugurating a sophomore orientation and transition program that is intended to improve student involvement and academic performance, and at the same time cut down on truancy and discipline cases that lead to suspension or expulsion.

The program is called Link Crew, and it more or less parallels the WEB (Where Everyone Belongs) program that has been in place at Holmes Junior High for a number of years. Upwards of 3,000 schools around the country use either the Link Crew or WEB programs.

Are we there yet? Every party needs a pooper, and it’s this girl

* Editor’s note: Tanya is taking the day off. This column, which has been slightly edited, first ran in 2010. I have finally come to terms with something unpleasant: parties will happen. It might seem strange that I dread parties because I’m a pretty social person. I particularly like hosting parties, but that might be […]

August 28, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Breast cancer open door meeting set

Alexander “Sandy” Borowsky, M.D., will speak on “The Doctor You Never See” at the Breast Cancer Open Door educational meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9. Dr. Borowsky, associate professor of pathology at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, will discuss what happens to the breast tissue after it is removed. He will also present […]

August 28, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,