Volunteers needed for Livestrong Challenge

Local residents who want to be part of a huge fundraiser are invited to sign up as volunteers for the Livestrong Challenge, a series of bicycle rides leaving from Davis on Sunday, June 23. Approximately 800 cyclists from throughout the Western states will ride through Yolo and Solano counties to raise money for the Livestrong […]

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

State employees get raises in proposed deal

SACRAMENTO (AP) — About 95,000 state employees could be in line for a 4.5 percent pay raise as part of a tentative three-year agreement reached Tuesday between Gov. Jerry Brown and California’s largest public employee union. In an email to members, Service Employees Union International Local 1000 President Yvonne Walker said the pay hike would […]

June 12, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Council opts for farmland preservation over potential economic benefits

Rather than pulling the plug on the city’s plan to preserve 391 acres of farmland east of Davis, the City Council on Tuesday instead stood by long-standing community values of open space preservation and, on a 3-2 vote, moved forward with its original intention of permanently saving the land. Purchased in 2010 for $3.8 million […]

June 12, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Contra dancing slated on Friday

All are welcome at a contra dance at 8 p.m. Friday at the Davis Athletic Club, 1809 Picasso Ave. The free beginners’ lesson starts at 7:30 p.m. Erik Hoffman will be the caller, and the music is provided by Star Thistle (Cheryl McKinney, David Wright and Dave Kistler). Suggested donations are $10 for adults, $8 […]

June 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Troubled facility doesn’t serve a local need

A SAD AND SORRY SITUATION … many of us have driven by or walked past the seemingly beautiful FamiliesFirst facility just east of the post office on Fifth Street … few of us had any idea of the ongoing disaster taking place within that complex … it’s billed as a very large group home, but […]

June 12, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Two crashes in Davis injure five

Two vehicle accidents sent five people to Sutter Davis Hospital with minor injuries Monday, according to the Davis police and fire departments. The first crash occurred at about 1:45 p.m. at the intersection of Villanova Drive and Anderson Road, where a northbound Honda broadsided a westbound Audi, sending the Honda into the southbound lane where […]

June 12, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Police nab suspect in Woodland murder attempt

After nearly a daylong search, Woodland police arrested an attempted murder suspect not far from the scene of the alleged crime. Salvador Fierro Jr., 30, was taken into custody at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 1400 block of Edwards Circle, where police were summoned the night before to investigate allegations that Fierro had stabbed […]

June 12, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Kitchen fire damages downtown eatery

A kitchen fire at Village Pizza & Grill resulted in the evacuation and temporary shutdown of the downtown Davis restaurant Tuesday. Davis fire crews were summoned to reports of smoke in the kitchen area of the 403 G St. restaurant shortly after 1 p.m., said Bruce Fry, division chief for the Davis Fire Department. Employees […]

June 12, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

ArtAbout artistry

The Second Friday ArtAbout, a self-guided artwalk, features a multitude of works by leading artists. Kanna Aoki’s “Suburbia” is among those on exhibit at Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St.

June 12, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Supervisors OK spending plan, await impact of state budget

WOODLAND — Yolo County supervisors on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to a $316 million budget for fiscal year 2013-14, but will have to see how a number of uncertainties play out in the next couple of months before a final budget is approved in September. The unanimous vote came after nearly three hours of presentations […]

June 12, 2013 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

New DHS Principal Will Brown meets staff

Newly-hired Davis High School Principal Will Brown was introduced to DHS faculty and staff at a meet-and-greet session Monday afternoon at the school district’s administrative offices. Brown chatted with teachers, vice principals, counselors and others. Brown officially takes the reins at Davis High on Monday, July 1. He replaces Jacqui Moore, who has led DHS since August […]

June 12, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Meet the new Aggie football coach

The Cal Aggie Alumni Association’s Davis Alumni Network and UC Davis Athletics will host a reception with new football coach Ron Gould from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, in the Bruce Edwards Club Room at Aggie Stadium. The cost is $15 for Alumni Network members, and $20 for nonmembers and walk-ins. Parking is free […]

June 23, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Remote-controlled gliders face off at soaring challenge

The Sacramento Valley Soaring Society will host its 22nd annual Summer Soaring Challenge this weekend at Grasslands Park, at Mace Boulevard and Tremont Road southeast of Davis. Pilots from throughout California and other states will be competing in five classes. Radio-controlled gliders, some with 14-foot wingspans, will hunt for thermals to stay aloft for a specified […]

June 18, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

MADD honors local officers, prosecutor for anti-DUI efforts

A Davis police officer and a Yolo County prosecutor were among those honored recently by Mothers Against Drunk Driving for their work to eliminate drunken driving. Pheng Ly, a Davis police corporal, and Chief Deputy District Attorney Jonathan Raven received their awards June 1 at MADD California’s 2013 Law Enforcement and Community Recognition ceremony in […]

June 12, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,