Watch scale planes perform aerobatic maneuvers at local show

Scale aircraft will execute complex aerobatic maneuvers at the Woodland Davis Aeromodelers’ annual Radio Control Aerobatic Competition next weekend. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at the club’s new flying site on County Road 29, 1.3 miles east of Road […]

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

Tired of mowing your lawn?

Experts at the UC Davis Arboretum will talk about water-wise landscape options that also have great curb appeal at a free workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Arboretum Gazebo. Participants also will get tips on how to approach the process of replacing or reducing their thirsty, high-maintenance lawn. The event is free, […]

July 30, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Winters Chamber plans last agritour of the season

The Winters Chamber of Commerce will offer the last agritour of the year on Wednesday, Sept. 18. Participants will visit Henry’s Bullfrog Bees farm and the Inn at Park Winters on County Road 26. Participants will meet at 9 a.m. at Steady Eddy’s, 5 E. Main St. in downtown Winters, for a beverage and pastry, […]

August 02, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Outgrowing Davis: Bayer CropScience to leave for West Sac

After blossoming in Davis for almost two decades, Bayer CropScience — formerly AgraQuest Inc. — will leave town next year for West Sacramento where it can consolidate and expand its efforts in vegetable seed and biological crop protection. Founded in Davis in 1995 to develop environmentally friendly pest control products, AgraQuest was bought last year […]

July 28, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Man narrowly escapes serious injury in I-80 rollover

A matter of inches may have saved one man’s life Saturday in Davis. While driving in the fast lane heading westbound on Interstate 80 at about 1:15 p.m., Thomas Baird, 73, fell asleep at the wheel and drifted toward the center divider near Mace Boulevard, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said. Baird, a Lafayette resident […]

July 28, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Local man seriously injured in solo bicycle crash

A Davis man was seriously injured early Saturday after riding his bike into a metal gate that leads into the city’s wastewater treatment plant off of County Road 28H in northeast Davis. Plant workers discovered Thomas Burton, 56, unconscious in a driveway leading into the facility about 6 a.m. Saturday, after he apparently had crashed […]

July 28, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Teen arrested for assaulting father

A 16-year-old Davis girl was arrested early Saturday for hitting her father over the head with a wine bottle. The two had gotten into an argument at about 6:30 a.m. in their home on the 1000 block of Mesquite Drive when the teenager punched and then struck her 55-year-old father with the bottle, according to […]

July 28, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: What’s the worst job in America?

In the last few years in California, and indeed most of the nation, many of those who remained gainfully employed considered themselves lucky just to have a job. People were afraid to complain about working conditions or low pay or any other job-related dissatisfaction, because they knew they could be gone in the blink of […]

July 28, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Nonprofit helps match up farmers, landowners

Farmland isn’t like most real estate; sticking a “for sale” sign on it is much less effective. And with much of the state’s once arable land converted to urban uses, good property is hard enough to find.

But there’s a way to remedy that visibility problem, and it’s by means of FarmLink, a nonprofit organization that features an online listing of agricultural land opportunities throughout the state.

FarmLink was formed 13 years ago, and is headquartered in Santa Cruz. The program operates through three divisions of California: the North Coast, Central Coast and the Central Valley.

Yolo County’s aspiring farmers are directed to …

True bromance

Fabio sweeps Ian Finch of West Sacramento, a UC Davis employee, into his arms during an appearance Friday afternoon at Davis’ Whole Foods Market. The grocer at First and E streets had a “meet and greet” with Fabio Lanzoni, the world-famous Italian fashion model, spokesperson, author and actor, who has appeared on the covers of countless […]

July 28, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

College enrollment falls as economy recovers

By Richard Pérez-Peña The long enrollment boom that swelled American colleges — and helped drive up their prices — is over, with grim implications for many schools. College enrollment fell 2 percent in 2012-13, the first significant decline since the 1990s, but nearly all of that drop hit for-profit and community colleges; now, signs point […]

July 28, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Talented Da Vinci students earn trip to New Orleans

When four students from Da Vinci Charter Academy submitted a video to the national New Tech Video Challenge Contest earlier this year, they almost didn’t win. Not because there was a better video, but because the judges doubted a group of mere high school students could produce something so professional. But after their teachers at […]

July 28, 2013 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Second-alarm blaze damages two West Davis homes

The Davis Fire Department is investigating the cause of a Friday morning blaze that heavily damaged a West Davis home and spread to a neighboring structure. Capt. Bobby Weist said the fire broke out shortly before 2 a.m. at the single-story home in the 1300 block of Marina Circle, damaging roughly a third of the […]

July 28, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

2 nabbed for Davis, Soda Springs burglaries

Yolo County sheriff’s investigators say they solved the recent burglaries of a Davis family’s primary and vacation homes with the arrests of two men Thursday following a monthlong investigation. Matthew Lee Boyle of Sacramento and Ronald Steven McNair of Placerville were taken into custody following the execution of a search warrant in the 4900 block […]

July 28, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,