Yolo animal shelter to compete in life-saving challenge

Yolo County Animal Services will host an open house at its animal shelter, 140-C Tony Diaz Drive in Woodland, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday to celebrate the beginning of the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. The challenge is a national contest in which only 50 shelters throughout the country were chosen to compete […]

May 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Split council vote again saves stone pines

For the second time in as many opportunities, the City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday to save several Italian stone pine trees on Lake Boulevard in West Davis, beloved to many residents in the neighborhood. Roots from the trees have damaged segments of the off-street asphalt bike path, endangering bicyclists and pedestrians. The path on the […]

May 30, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Davis High campus vandalized

Davis police are investigating graffiti vandalism that occurred during the Memorial Day weekend at Davis High School. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the suspect or suspects caused an estimated $500 damage with the spray-painted vandalism, which occurred sometime between 3 p.m. Monday and 6:30 a.m. Tuesday at the campus, 315 W. 14th St. No suspects have […]

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Three injured in rollover crash

Two young girls suffered broken bones and other injuries after being thrown from a vehicle that crashed Sunday on Interstate 80 in Davis, the California Highway Patrol reported Wednesday. Officer Bryan Konvalin said both girls, whose ages were not disclosed, were passengers in a 2002 Chevy Tahoe whose driver, 17-year-old Cristofer Arce of Richmond, fell […]

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Drivers crash while braking for turkeys

An impromptu turkey crossing on Highway 113 caused a chain-reaction collision Wednesday morning, the Davis Fire Department reported. Three vehicles were involved in the crash, which occurred at about 7:15 a.m. at northbound Highway 113 at westbound Interstate 80. No injuries were reported, but two vehicles had to be towed from the scene, Fire Department […]

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Man injured in cooking fire

A West Davis man suffered major burns to his foot Tuesday while trying to extinguish a cooking fire, according to the Davis Fire Department. Department spokeswoman Evelyn George said firefighters were summoned at 6:13 p.m. to the 1600 block of Colusa Avenue, where the resident splattered hot oil onto himself and the kitchen floor while […]

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UC Davis selects design team for new music recital hall

The new $15 million Music Recital Hall at UC Davis will be designed by LPAS Architects of Sacramento, the same firm that designed the much-praised Three Stages performing arts complex that opened at Folsom Lake College in 2011. Kitchell Construction, headquartered in Phoenix, will be the builder. The selection of LPAS and Kitchell was announced […]

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Food reporter due Friday on local radio

“How She Really Does It,” a radio program with Koren Motekaitis, airs live from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays on KDRT, 95.7 FM, or by live webstreaming at www.howshereallydoesit.com. Do you know what is really in your food and where it comes from? Or do you not want to know because it seems too overwhelming? […]

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UCD: Mutts don’t always trump purebred dogs in health

If you think your mixed-breed pup is naturally hardier than the neighbor’s purebred, you may want to think again. A new study by UC Davis researchers indicates that mixed breeds don’t necessarily have an advantage when it comes to inherited canine disorders. Findings of the new study, available online in the June issue of the […]

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Students plan Haiti project fundraiser

UC Davis students will host a fundraising event Sunday at The Davis Graduate as part of their continuing effort to build a library in the city of Anse-à-Pitres, Haiti. The Graduate, 805 Russell Blvd., plans to donate 15 percent of all food sales from 5 to 8 p.m. that day to the project. According to […]

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Wild Family Day is Sunday at Arboretum

The UC Davis Arboretum will host its second annual Wild Family Day from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Arboretum Gazebo. Wild Campus is a UCD student organization dedicated to the conservation of wildlife in Davis. Visitors will enjoy games and activities for all ages, as well as educational displays and appearances by live […]

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Australia adventures set Saturday at Arboretum

Visitors to the UC Davis Arboretum on Saturday will explore the natural and cultural world of Australia in “Storytime Through the Seasons: Down Under the Eucalyptus,” a program for children and families. It will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. at the south end of Parking Lot 10 near First and A streets on […]

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Census Bureau estimates city of Davis population at 65,993

The U.S. Census Bureau released its annually updated list of population estimates for communities larger than 50,000 people last week, and the 2013 population estimate for Davis is 65,993, a minuscule uptick compared to the 2010 census figure of 65,622 residents. This estimate reflects the city’s population within city limits, so it doesn’t include El […]

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