Old I-80 truck scales are soon to be replaced

Truck scales Purposes of CHP weigh stations include: * Weighing trucks to ensure they are not overloaded * Inspecting trucks to ensure they are in safe driving condition * Ensuring that drivers are not fatigued and are in good condition to drive * Watching for signs of terrorist intent * Ensuring that hazardous materials are hauled safely FAIRFIELD — […]

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

Coalition presents awards on Sunday

The Davis Action Coalition is sponsoring the seventh annual Malcolm X Remembered program from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday in the Blanchard Room of the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The program will include a documentary and the bestowing of Malcolm X Tenet awards to Dino Clark and Leanne Friedman and, […]

June 14, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Innovative educator urges grads: ‘Keep it simple’

Educator Larry Rosenstock — whose multi-faceted background includes stints as a carpenter, a high school principal, an attorney, a director of documentary films and a lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education — has some advice for the 2013 graduates of the UC Davis School of Education: Don’t reach too many hasty conclusions about […]

June 14, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Can you give them a home?

Poppy is a 1 1/2-year-old spayed female McNab border collie/German shepherd cross. She is obedience-trained and housebroken. Poppy plays well with other dogs and is a true joy to have around! Daphne, a 10-month-old spayed female Dalmatian cross, is a very fun-loving, good-natured girl who loves to play with other dogs. Daphne is very people-friendly, super-sweet and gentle. Although […]

June 14, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Persecuted in Iran, Baha’is start over in U.S.

By Sandra Schickele “I can’t tell you to stay or go,” Jamaloddin Khanjani told Parviz Sobhani. “But if you want to go, go. I bless you.” Davis resident Sobhani, his wife Nahid and their two daughters, Negin and Sadaf, have lived in the United States since 1999. Khanjani has spent the past five years in […]

June 14, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Couple turn book sales into a way to help the world

Downtown Davis’ beloved used bookstore, Logos Books, is not your typical book seller. Unless a typical store donates $35,000 to Save the Children and Doctors Without Borders. Susan and Peter Linz opened Logos Books, 513 Second St., in February 2010, specializing in used and out-of-print books. But they’re not in business to make money; instead, they […]

June 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Explorit: Loomis artist shows her skills

Explorit is pleased to announce a two-weekend event with realist painter and textile artist Linda Merchant. Linda is an artist and educator with the High Hand Gallery in Loomis who will be here Saturdays, June 22 and 29, from 1 to 4 p.m. to share her skills with the Davis community. On June 22, Linda […]

June 14, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Learn about beneficial insects Saturday

Beneficial insect activity and good pollination by bees are an essential part of a healthy sustainable garden. Encouraging beneficial insects to the garden reduces the need for pest control while a healthy community of bees ensures good pollination and better crop yields. Central Park Gardens, at the corner of Third and B streets, will present […]

June 14, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

$14.5 million awarded for farm worker housing in Woodland

By Dell Richards Mutual Housing California announced Thursday that it has been allocated more than $14.5 million in aggregate federal and state tax credits, which it can use to raise more than $12 million for the development of housing in Woodland for agricultural workers. Without redevelopment funding, developing affordable housing communities have to rely even […]

June 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Open house introduces new ‘farmbudsman’ to local ag community

The new Yolo County “farmbudsman” will get to know local farmers and ranchers at the “Meet the Farmbudsman” open house from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Turkovich Winery, 30471 Buckeye Road in Winters. Light appetizers will be provided as well as wines from Turkovich Family Winery. Michelle Stephens was recently hired to […]

June 14, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Senate votes down GOP border amendment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has voted to kill a GOP measure preventing immigrants here illegally from taking the first steps toward citizenship until the U.S.-Mexico border has been under control for six months. The vote was 57 to 43 to defeat the measure offered by Sen. Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican. It was the […]

June 13, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Turkish PM gives ‘final warning’ to park protesters

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s prime minister issued a “final warning” to protesters on Thursday, demanding that they end their occupation of a park next to Istanbul’s landmark Taksim Square. Sticking to his trademark defiant tone, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan also rejected condemnation by the European Parliament over the excessive use of force by […]

June 13, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

S.F., N.Y. prosecutors push for anti-phone-theft moves

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The top prosecutors in San Francisco and New York planned Thursday to announce the formation of a nationwide initiative and coalition of police, prosecutors and other officials in an attempt to thwart a surge in smartphone thefts. Officials said San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon and New York Attorney General Eric […]

June 13, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Data reveal a rise in college degrees among Americans

By Catherine Rampell WASHINGTON — The number of Americans graduating from college has surged in recent years, sending the share with a college degree to a new high, federal data shows. The surge follows more than two decades of slow growth in college completion, which caused the United States to fall behind other countries and […]

June 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,