Plastic bag discussion picking up

After years of debate over whether to outlaw single-use carry-out plastic bags in Davis, the City Council finally appears eager to stuff away an ordinance into the municipal code. But while the council soon could sign off on some type of regulation, its last discussion on the matter in June seemed to hint at a […]

August 04, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Idyllic countryside

A pastoral Capay Valley scene greets visitors to Capay Organic as a tram takes them on a free farm tour last year. The event — a thank-you to the farm’s Community Supported Agriculture subscribers but open to the public as well — is scheduled again Saturday, Aug. 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Courtesy […]

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Marrone Bio Innovations IPO raises $57 million

The Nasdaq Stock Market announced Friday that trading of Davis-based Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., a leading provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products, commenced on the market under the ticker symbol “MBII.” “Marrone Bio Innovations has been dedicated to developing environmentally safe bio-based products,” Nelson Griggs, a senior Nasdaq vice president, said in […]

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Some answers found in Yolo County inmate’s death

A 29-year-old West Sacramento man who died while in custody at the Yolo County Jail in May succumbed to a cerebral edema brought on by water intoxication, the Yolo County Coroner’s Office announced Friday. Todd Alexander Phillips was discovered in his cell on May 18, the day of his death, struggling to breathe, in an […]

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Watch scale planes on Sunday

Scale aircraft will execute complex aerobatic maneuvers at the Woodland Davis Aeromodelers’ annual Radio Control Aerobatic Competition next weekend. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the club’s new flying site on County Road 29, 1.3 miles east of Road 102 northeast of Davis. The planes, which are 40 percent the […]

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Bob Dunning: Help me manage? Don’t bill me

Unfortunately, my petition for Canadian asylum for political, economic and culinary reasons was recently denied and I was unceremoniously deported back across the border at Anacortes, Wash., despite intentionally losing my passport in an attempt to extend my stay in beautiful British Columbia a few more days. As predicted, all hell broke loose in Davis […]

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UC faculty endorse open access to research

The Academic Senate of the University of California has approved an open access policy, ensuring that future research articles authored by faculty at all 10 campuses of UC will be made available to the public at no charge. “The Academic Council’s adoption of this policy on July 24, came after a six-year process culminating in […]

August 04, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Tuleyome Tales: Hang around water to spot dragonflies

By Mary K. Hanson You see them all over the region this time of year, wherever there’s a slow-moving or still body of water nearby, flitting around on specialized wings sometimes in excess of 30 miles per hour. They’re sometimes called “water witches” or “fairies spinning needles,” but most of us just call them dragonflies […]

August 04, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Davis Waldorf School offers two tours

Parents are invited to take a tour of the Davis Waldorf School at 9 a.m. Wednesday and again Wednesday, Aug. 21. The campus is at 3100 Sycamore Lane in North Davis. Each tour will begin at 9 a.m. and last about an hour. Visitors will hear a general overview of Waldorf programs, methodology and curriculum […]

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Supervisors to look at revisions to county zoning code

Yolo County supervisors on Tuesday will take a look at proposed revisions to the county’s zoning code that would impact agritourism in the county, the wind energy ordinance, creation of planned development zones for Willowbank and El Macero and more. The 350-page draft zoning code update has been in the works for three years and […]

August 04, 2013 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Yolo DA seeks warrant in UCD explosives case

Yolo County prosecutors announced Friday they have requested an arrest warrant for a former UC Davis researcher’s friend, who allegedly cleared volatile chemicals and other evidence from a campus apartment before authorities arrived on the scene. Tashari El-Sheikh, 32, faces a single count of being an accessory to a felony for his reported actions, which, […]

August 04, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Driver gets 23 years to life in prison for fatal DUI crash

A Davis High School graduate received a state prison sentence of 23 years to life Friday for his role in a Jan. 6, 2012, drunken-driving crash that killed a Woodland man and seriously injured two others. Ryan Scott Baird, 23, already had two DUI convictions on his record when he got behind the wheel of […]

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Northstar Park neighborhood gets a bus stop

By Dell Richards After two years of organizing by residents at Twin Pines Mutual Housing, the Northstar Park neighborhood will have a new bus stop Monday. The revised Unitrans F-line will serve North Anderson Road and F Street. Unitrans updates routes every year to fit the changing needs of Davis residents, but does longer-range planning […]

August 04, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Visitors invited on a free Capay farm tour

Local residents are invited to a free farm tour Saturday, Aug. 10, at Capay Organic in the Capay Valley. The tour, which runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., is being held in appreciation of Farm Fresh To You Community-Supported Agriculture customers, but all are welcome to attend. Visitors can harvest cherry tomatoes fresh from […]

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