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 ,

Kerry’s speech to American Jews to be screened

Secretary of State John Kerry recently spoke to the American Jewish Committee Global Affairs Forum about his efforts to negotiate a two-state resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and called on American Jews to be “part of the great constituency for peace.” A 35-minute video of his speech will be screened at 7 p.m. Monday, July […]

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

Yolo courts retain judicial leadership

The judges of Yolo County voted unanimously to extend the terms of Presiding Judge Steven M. Basha and Assistant Presiding Judge Kathleen M. White. The pair will serve another year in their respective offices. Appointed in September 2012, their terms were due to end on Dec. 31, 2013. They now will end on Dec. 31, […]

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

Two die in rural Yolo County crash

Two Yolo County men in their 20s were killed early Sunday morning when their vehicle struck a tree in the rural town of Yolo, according to the California Highway Patrol. Officers said 25-year-old Joseph Steven Mendoza of Woodland was driving a 1997 Buick Century northbound on County Road 99W near Second Street when he lost […]

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

Car lovers show off at the Cruise-In

Classic car lovers are invited to attend the Davis Cruise-In from 5 p.m. to dusk Tuesday at The Marketplace shopping center, at Sycamore Lane and Covell Boulevard in North Davis. Admission is free for all participants, and all forms of vehicles are welcome. Bring a vehicle or just come to admire the assembled vehicles and […]

September 15, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

For the record

A photo caption on Sunday’s front page contained a couple of errors. Kate and Adam Rich are the parents of Norah.

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

Zimmerman cleared in shooting of Trayvon Martin

By Kyle Hightower and Mike Schneider SANFORD, Fla. — Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was cleared of all charges Saturday in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager whose killing unleashed furious debate across the U.S. over racial profiling, self-defense and equal justice. Zimmerman, 29, blinked and barely smiled when the verdict was […]

July 14, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Arraignment delayed in Davis indecent-exposure case

WOODLAND — Arraignment proceedings for the man suspected of participating in a Davis indecent-exposure incident were postponed until this week so that the defendant could hire an attorney to represent him. Nicholas Robert Bowen has since been bailed out from the Yolo County Jail, but was still in custody when he appeared in Yolo Superior […]

July 14, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Art that moves you

Dozens of Davisites turned out for the Discovery Art Program’s opening celebration of “Momentum: Art in Action/Creativity in Motion” Saturday at the Davis Art Center. The open house featured interactive art work and stations where visitors could learn about physics and all things that move us. There was a giant display of bicycle wheels on the wall — the kinetic playground — where visitors attached markers to the wheels and spun them to draw circles. Other guests made a bell ring by turning a crank, which turned a wheel, which rang the bell. In addition, the Art Center is organizing two community-participation murals.

School board to meet in closed session to discuss coaches

The Davis school board will hold a special meeting on Tuesday in closed session to discuss three items relating to athletics at Davis High School: * “Public Employee Appointment: Volleyball Coach” * “Public Employment: Football Coach” * “Public Employee Performance Evaluation: (Davis High School) Athletic Director” The meeting will begin at 2 p.m. in Conference […]

July 14, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Crews battle grass fire

Davis fire crews spent several hours battling a grass fire Thursday southeast of the city limits. Fire Department spokeswoman Evelyn George said the first-alarm fire was reported at 1:55 p.m. along a levee near County Roads 107 and 155, measuring about 10 feet wide by 100 feet long. Crews discovered a dead cow while en […]

July 14, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,