CalPERS, CalSTRS post double-digit annual gains

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The nation’s two largest public pension funds on Monday reported double-digit annual returns from rising stock and real estate prices, but cautioned against focusing too much on short-term performance. The California Public Employees’ Retirement System reported a 12.5 percent annual return while the California State Teachers’ Retirement System announced it gained 13.8 […]

July 16, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Man gets prison term for rigging college vote

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 22-year-old man has been sentenced to a year in prison for stealing the identities and passwords of more than 700 fellow students at his San Diego area university so he could rig a campus election. The U.S. attorney’s office said Monday that former Cal State San Marcos student Matthew Weaver […]

July 16, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Zimmerman protesters raid L.A. store, stop Bay Area traffic

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Protesters ran through Los Angeles streets Monday night, breaking windows, attacking people on sidewalks and at one point raiding a Walmart store, while others blocked a major freeway in the San Francisco Bay Area in the third night of demonstrations in California over George Zimmerman’s Florida acquittal in the shooting death […]

July 16, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

High-speed chase leads to DUI, evading arrest charges

A Dixon man was arrested on drunken-driving and drug charges Sunday after allegedly leading a California Highway Patrol officer on a high-speed chase from Davis to Woodland. Daniel Lopez, 18, was first spotted at about 10:20 p.m. driving his Chevy Malibu at speeds over 100 mph on Highway 113 at County Road 29, CHP Officer […]

July 16, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Three men arrested for two Davis assaults

Two Davis men were arrested early Saturday after allegedly assaulting and knocking unconscious a 22-year-old Davis resident outside of Our House restaurant, 808 Second St. The male victim was standing outside the restaurant about 1:30 a.m. when Steven Earl Reeves, 21, and Jacob Kilaloio Hernandez, 21, reportedly approached him and punched him in the face, […]

July 16, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Kids enjoy hands-on science at UCD summer camp

Local kids are learning about science this summer at UC Davis, in a youth-oriented program supported by the university’s School of Education and Campus Recreation program. Titled “Summer Fun with a Brain,” the program features classes that focus on building robots, as well as others devoted to learning how the human body works (and sometimes […]

July 16, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them are Marie (No. 116259) a 3-month-old spayed female domestic medium-haired gray and white kitten. Also hoping for a good home is Annabelle (No. 116694), a 2-year-old spayed female chocolate and white […]

July 16, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Parent support group meets every Tuesday

Local residents are invited to join other parents at a weekly support group in Davis to talk about everything from how to avoid arguments and power struggles with their children to why kids whine. The group meets every Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the conference room at 600 A St. in Davis. Victor Community […]

November 15, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged

Local architect leaves his colorful mark on Davis

There are those whose legacy is measured by the hearts and minds won over. For Richard Berteaux, local architect, it may be by another organ — the eye.

That’s because a Davis resident cannot go far without seeing the more than 15 new and old buildings he had a hand in shaping in downtown alone.

Aside from being an architect, Berteaux once was a professor in the UC Davis department of design, is a world-traveling linguist and almost was a CIA operative.

And his office, the Berteaux Architectural Collaborative, has since 1973 been a part of Davis history through the numerous projects it has undertaken.

Village Pizza reopens after fire cleanup

Village Pizza & Grill has reopened after more than a month’s closure following a kitchen fire June 11. The restaurant, at 403 G St. in downtown Davis, suffered smoke damage as a result of a fire in the subfloor underneath a cooking appliance. The restaurant was evacuated that day and has been closed since. No […]

July 16, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Paws for Thought: Make sure Fido’s not a hot dog

Keeping your pet cool and hydrated during hot weather is essential. Most of us know not to leave pets in a hot car — not even for a minute — but what about when they’re at home or out with you for some fun in the sun? When home, it’s best for pets to be […]

July 16, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Go buggy: What every fly fisher needs to know about entomology

Whether you’re a long-term fly fisher or new to the sport, the July program of the Fly Fishers of Davis promises to be of interest. The group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, in the multipurpose room at Harper Junior High School, 4000 E. Cowell Blvd. Michael Parrella, a member of the club, […]

July 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,