Water rates to go to the ballot, but when?

Government officials verified enough signatures to place a bid to repeal the city’s newest water rates on the ballot, but it could be 2016 before voters have their say. When that say happens all depends on the Davis City Council and when it decides to place the initiative on the ballot pursuant to state election […]

February 07, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Get a rundown of e-readers at library

The Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis, welcomes readers to try out electronic books from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, in the Children’s Activity Room. Come to the library and try out downloadable eAudiobooks and eBooks using OverDrive, the library’s digital lending library. Compare electronic devices and e-readers including Amazon’s […]

February 11, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Low on natural gas, California told to power down

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Water isn’t the only resource running short in California. The drought-stricken state is also low on natural gas. With a move that usually comes in the height of summer when temperatures are soaring and air conditioners blasting, Californians were urged to voluntarily cut their electricity use after frigid weather across the […]

February 07, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Ice storm’s wake leaves power customers in dark

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Utility crews aren’t getting much relief from the weather as they work to restore electricity to hundreds of thousands of people in Pennsylvania and Maryland, two days after an ice storm downed power lines and trees. Forecasters said the cold weather gripping the mid-Atlantic on Friday should remain in place through […]

February 07, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Davis teachers ask for a pay raise

After being battered for years by deep cuts in state funding, the Davis school district’s financial picture is finally starting to look up. Davis expects to receive a $4.3 million boost from the state next year. And at Thursday’s school board meeting, several teachers urged the trustees to make a salary increase for teachers a […]

February 07, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Marsh hearing will remain open to public

WOODLAND — When attorneys in the Daniel Marsh double-homicide case debate whether the teen’s alleged confession to police should be excluded from his upcoming trial, those arguments will be held in an open courtroom, a Yolo Superior Court judge ruled Thursday. With that decision, Judge David Reed rejected a bid by Marsh public defender Ron […]

February 07, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Growing number of seniors caring for other seniors

By Matt Sedensky NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Paul Gregoline lies in bed, awaiting the helper who will get him up, bathed and groomed. He is 92 years old, has Alzheimer’s disease and needs a hand with nearly every task the day brings. When the aide arrives, though, he doesn’t look so different from the client himself […]

February 07, 2014 | Posted in Seniors | Tagged ,

Assembly candidates to discuss senior issues

All three candidates for the 4th Assembly District will discuss senior issues at a free public forum Saturday, Feb. 22, sponsored by the Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance. The forum runs from 10 a.m. to noon at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., and is designed to present information on the status of senior citizens […]

February 18, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Science Fair help offered to elementary students

Elementary-age students may participate in Science Fair Help Day from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, in the Children’s Activity Room of the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Graduate students, from UC Davis’ department of evolutionary biology, will guide students through the science fair path. From explaining the scientific method, […]

February 12, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: One little word can make a big difference

IS THERE A PROOFREADER IN THE HOUSE? … you know, it’s worth reading every line of your city services bill because there’s always a surprise or two in there if you’re willing to take the time to really digest everything … for instance, in the bill that arrived this week, I learned that “New indoor […]

February 07, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Vet med hospital fire kills dog

One dog was killed Thursday and three staff members suffered minor injuries when a small fire broke out inside an oxygen kennel at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. The campus fire marshal is investigating the cause of the blaze, which was limited to one single-patient enclosure. “We are heartsick over the loss of […]

February 07, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Good things come to those who wait

Seven guys sitting in the rain on G Street in front of Ground Zero Clothing & Board Shop attracted some attention Thursday. They were waiting for a pair shoes. Not just any pair of shoes. They were waiting for the Nike SB Diamond Dunk High Tiffany collector’s shoe. After being kicked out by police for […]

February 07, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

D Street House becomes newest family resource center in Davis

Details What: Grand opening of D Street House Where: 441 D St., Davis When: 3-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13; a reception will follow in the Davis Community Church Fellowship Hall, 421 D St., beginning at 6 p.m. Info: Call 530-406-7221 The house at 441 D St. has served many purposes over the years, from a caretaker’s […]

February 07, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Harter announces run against Garamendi for Congress

By Ryan McCarthy Ryan Harter, a U.S. Air Force veteran who says the bureaucracy in Washington, D.C., has contorted and disregarded constitutional rights, is running as an independent for the congressional seat now held by Democrat John Garamendi. “I’m the huge underdog,” Harter said. California Assemblyman Dan Logue, R-Loma Rica, is also running in the […]

February 07, 2014 | Posted in U.S. Congress | Tagged ,