Bob Dunning: We thought ‘dime bag’ meant something else

PAPER OR PLASTIC? … my friend Glen writes to say he “doesn’t get” the requirement that retailers must charge a dime for paper bags requested by their customers in the proposed plastic bag ban ordinance … that makes two of us, partner … The dime does not go into city coffers, because that would constitute […]

July 24, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Name Droppers: Gambatese receives Lifetime Rotary Service Award

The Rotary Club of Davis has awarded its Lifetime Rotary Service Award to Roger L. Gambatese, a longtime Davis attorney and former club president. The choice was announced at the annual installation dinner for incoming club President Greg Phister, who has an Allstate Insurance agency in Davis, and to celebrate outgoing President Ron Fisher, who is retired from the U.S. Air […]

July 24, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Cyclists dope because of pressure to perform: study

Cyclists who dope in the Tour de France do so for the same reason traders on Wall Street might cheat — because of extreme pressure to perform, according to a new UC Davis study. The study, co-authored by Professor Donald Palmer, an expert on organizational wrongdoing at the Graduate School of Management, looked at blood […]

July 24, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Researchers detail 20 more pathogens

The 100K Genome Project has announced that it has added 20 newly completed genome sequences of foodborne disease-causing microorganisms to its public database at the National Center for Biotechnology Information. The project is led UC Davis, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition and Agilent Technologies. The newly deposited sequences include several isolates […]

July 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Garamendi: Nix missile defense ‘boondoggle’

Rep. John Garamendi on Tuesday introduced an amendment to eliminate $70.2 million for an East Coast missile defense system he called a waste of money. Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, and his co-authors, Reps. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and Jared Polis, D-Colo., emphasized that military leaders have said that the untested system is unnecessary. “This boondoggle lavishes millions […]

July 24, 2013 | Posted in U.S. Congress | Tagged ,

Reps push Berryessa conservation bill

Rep. John Garamendi on Tuesday testified in favor of the proposed Berryessa Snow Mountain National Conservation Area Act, touting its potential to create jobs in addition to protecting habitat. “The Berryessa Snow Mountain NCA bill would open up a range of business opportunities for our region,” Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, told the Committee on Natural Resources’ […]

July 24, 2013 | Posted in U.S. Congress | Tagged ,

Davis molest case set for fall trial

A November trial date has been set in the case of a Davis man accused of molesting two fellow church members more than a decade ago. Justin Prentice Morejohn, who turns 32 this week, has pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under age 14. The case is […]

July 24, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Bicyclist hurt in collision with car

A bicyclist was injured Monday morning after being struck by a vehicle in South Davis, police said. Ridge Tolbert, 60, was biking through the intersection of Mace Boulevard and El Macero Drive at about 10:30 a.m. when he was hit by a southbound Toyota Corolla driven by 91-year-old Betty Garritson of Davis, who had just […]

July 24, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Summer fun mixed with a little environmental education

Children participating in Davis Kids Klub camps this year are receiving a little environmental education along with their summer fun. Mixed in with the art projects, outdoor play and daily trips to community pools, are lessons and activities provided through Breathe California, a century-old organization dedicated to reducing lung disease through prevention, education, advocacy and […]

July 24, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Learning math is fun to the nth degree

While some kids are whiling away the summer hours playing in Little League tournaments or going to summer camps, others are spending their summers in a completely different way: inside, doing math. Families were invited to participate in various math-related activities at the Yolo County Library on Sunday, including building marble pyramids and cube towers. […]

July 24, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Church hosts parent’s night out

Pole Line Road Baptist Church will host a Parent’s Night Out from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 26, at Pole Line Road Baptist Church, 770 Pole Line Road. Parent’s Night Out is a fun evening of games, crafts, Bible stories, movies and refreshments for children while parents spend some time on their own. All children, infants through sixth grade may […]

July 24, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Logos Books gets a reprieve

In a story that could have been ripped from one of the books on its own shelf, Logos Books was granted a last-minute reprieve and will not have to move from its current location, 513 Second St. An article published June 18, stated that the lease on the location was up and had not been […]

July 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

X-Alps racer finds competition with a view

The terms: 1) race 640 miles from Salzburg, Austria to Monaco against 30 other pre-selected top athletes; 2) race only by flying (paragliding — without an engine) or hiking.

Honza Rejmanek of Davis said, “Yes, I will.” In fact he has said it several times as just he completed his fourth Red Bull X-Alps biennial race.

Rejmanek, who has flown since he was 17, called with a post-race evaluation from the Czech Republic, where he is enjoying a well-earned rest with his family.

“Every moment is memorable,” he said. “This is a race of flying and mountaineering, constantly evaluating the best next move to make.”

Congress, Obama at odds over new Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is considering a new series of hard-hitting Iran sanctions on everything from mining and construction to the Islamic republic’s already besieged oil industry, despite concern from the Obama administration that the measures could interfere with nuclear negotiations. House and Senate bills are both advancing at a time President Barack Obama’s national […]

July 23, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,