Fantastic Fowl Food Finale concludes Tour de Cluck events

A month of activities celebrating the Tour de Cluck, a bicycle tour of backyard chicken coops in Davis, will wrap up with the Fantastic Fowl Food Finale from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Sutter Davis Hospital. The event is a benefit for the Yolo Farm to Fork Foundation, one of the two […]

May 17, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Lake Berryessa cleanup, picnic celebrate World Environment Day

On Sunday, June 2, Lake Berryessa will host its third annual celebration of World Environment Day with a cleanup of the lakeshore followed by a picnic lunch. The event begins at 9:30 a.m., with cleanup activities running from 10 a.m. to noon. Post-cleanup festivities will take place at Markley Cove Resort. The event is sponsored […]

May 17, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

All invited to celebrate Tobin’s ministry

After 24 years of service to the community through Davis Community Church, the Rev. Mary Lynn Tobin has announced she will be leaving as pastor on Sunday, May 26. Davis Community Church, founded in 1869, is Davis’ oldest Protestant congregation and is a consistently progress voice in the community. DCC is at 412 C St. […]

May 17, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Only a few Tour de Cluck tickets remain

Only 40 tickets remain for the 2013 Tour de Cluck, a bicycle tour of  backyard chicken coops in Davis, which runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 25. The tour starts at the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, 303 Third St. Tickets are $15 general, $10 for students and seniors and free for […]

May 17, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

UCD team finds elephant seals infected by flu virus

UC Davis researchers found the H1N1 virus in free-ranging northern elephant seals off the Central California coast — the first report of that flu strain in any marine mammal — a year after the 2009 human pandemic. “We thought we might find influenza viruses, which have been found before in marine mammals, but we did not expect to […]

May 17, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

A round up of very useful car trip information

Motorists are being hit hard by high gas prices and are finding it harder to save money at the pump. By taking the time to gauge the condition of your vehicle and make the necessary repairs, costly breakdowns can be avoided. Here are some car care tips you should not skip: * Tire pressure: Under-inflated […]

May 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Need a new best friend?

Sierra is a super-friendly 3- to 4-year-old purebred spayed female Rottweiler. Sierra is called a pocket Rottie because of her smaller stature. She loves to play, take long walks and curl up with her friends. Hank, an 8-year-old neutered male blue merle Australian shepherd, is a very calm and gentle boy who loves everyone and has an extremely […]

May 17, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Enjoy a little Cruise-In

The Davis Cruise-In, a classic car show, returns to The Marketplace shopping center at 5 p.m. Tuesday. The center is at Sycamore Lane and Covell Boulevard in West Davis. The April Cruise-In featured classic cars such as Steve Garcia’s ’56 Mercury Montclair and Joe Denson’s ’56 Chevy Apache 3500 pickup truck. Bring your classic car, truck, […]

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

Garamendi lobby time has changed

The local Organizing for Action group plans to meet with staff members of Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 30, to discuss comprehensive immigration reform. The office is at 412 G St.; all interested residents are invited to join the group. The time earlier had been reported as 4 p.m. but […]

May 24, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Brown budget includes major infusion for education

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown’s latest budget proposes a $17 billion infusion for California’s K-12 schools over the next four years, a dramatic turn-around after years of teacher layoffs and program cuts that were common during the recession. He also wants to reshape the financial decision-making process by giving local districts more authority to […]

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

At least six confirmed dead in Texas tornadoes

GRANBURY, Texas (AP) — A rash of tornadoes slammed into several small communities in North Texas overnight, leaving at least six people dead, dozens more injured and hundreds homeless. The violent spring storm scattered bodies, flattened homes and threw trailers onto cars. In Granbury, the worst-hit city, a tornado tore through two neighborhoods around 8 […]

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

Remembering the fallen

UC Davis Chief Matt Carmichael addresses friends, family and co-workers at a memorial gathering Wednesday at the UCD Police Department. The UCD ROTC Color Guard presented the colors and raised them to half-staff in memory of 120 police officers who died in the line of duty across the United States, including two from California: Deputy […]

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

Brown asks UC officials to review graduation rates

By Laura Olson SACRAMENTO — In his pursuit to hold down the cost of a college education in California, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday asked the University of California to identify which factors have the greatest effect on campus graduation rates. The Democratic governor, acting in his official capacity as president of the Board of […]

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

Mings convicted of attempted murder; jury hangs on premeditation issue

WOODLAND — The man who agreed to help an ailing Davis resident end his life is guilty of attempted murder, a Yolo County jury ruled Wednesday during its fourth day of deliberations. But the same panel that convicted James Elron Mings declared itself hopelessly deadlocked on a special finding alleging that the crime was performed […]

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