Bail hearing set in Canadian terror plot

TORONTO (AP) — Two men face bail hearings Tuesday after their arrest on charges of plotting a terrorist attack against a Canadian passenger train with support from al-Qaida elements in Iran, authorities said. The case has raised questions about Shiite-led Iran’s murky relationship with the predominantly Sunni Arab terrorist network. Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, and Raed […]

April 23, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bill would let states tax online sales

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tax-free shopping on the Internet could be in jeopardy under a bill making its way through the Senate. The bill would empower states to require online retailers to collect state and local sales taxes for purchases made over the Internet. The sales taxes would be sent to the states where a shopper […]

April 23, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

More rain expected for already swollen rivers

CLARKSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Communities along the Mississippi River and other Midwestern waterways eyed and in some cases fortified makeshift levees holding back floodwaters that meteorologists said could worsen or be prolonged by looming storms. Overnight rain from Oklahoma to Michigan led the National Weather Service to heighten the forecast crest of some stretches of […]

April 23, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Saying farewell to old friends

A LIFE WELL LIVED … Jay Gerber, who passed away on Picnic Day, was many things to many people in this town, but to former mayor Ruth Asmundson, he was mostly the best neighbor and friend anyone could hope for … “They moved in right across the street six months after we moved here,” Asmundson […]

April 23, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them are Sebastian (No. 114520), a 2-year-old neutered male black and white pit bull mix. Also hoping for a good home is Sunshine (No. 115284), a 2-year-old spayed female orange and white […]

April 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis murder investigation continues ‘with a vengeance’

Davis police continue to sift through numerous leads — some more promising than others — as their search for the killer of an elderly couple enters its second week. “We’re pursuing with a vengeance those ones that have a high potential,” Police Chief Landy Black said in an interview Monday following the Yolo County District […]

April 23, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Peregrine to host information session

Peregrine School will host information sessions for those wishing to learn more about its elementary program. Sessions will take place on Tuesday, April 23, and Tuesday, May 21, at 7 p.m. at the school, 1909 Galileo Court, Suite C, in South Davis (off Drew Avenue and behind the Yolo Hospice). Attendees will learn more about the […]

April 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Goodwill ready to open first Davis retail store

“Good” will sound redundant, though probably accurate, when used as a word to describe the opening of the most recent nonprofit agency to take roots in Davis. That’s because when Goodwill Industries officially launches its first fully fledged operation within city limits on Thursday, it is bringing along all of its community-based programs and services. […]

April 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

CHP: Alcohol to blame for rural crash

A Dixon man faces felony drunk driving charges following a Sunday-morning crash that injured both him and his passenger, according to the California Highway Patrol. Cyle W. Harris, 20, was driving a Toyota Camry southbound on County Road 106 west of Road 36 when “when due to his level of intoxication he made an unsafe […]

April 23, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

DSF grants $100,000 to Davis schools

The Davis Schools Foundation, the non-profit Davis educational foundation dedicated to funding equitable programs in Davis K-12 public schools, announced today that it is granting $100,000 to preserve instructional aides at elementary schools in Davis for the upcoming 2013-14 school year. “For the 2012-13 school year, the Davis Schools Foundation made a grant of $330,330 […]

April 24, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

KDVS starts annual fund drive, with goal of raising $60,000

Expect some spirited on-air exhortations — and perhaps a few novel pitches from program hosts — as campus/community radio station KDVS holds its annual on-air fundraising drive this week. The fund drive started Monday, and will continue through the end of the day on Sunday, April 28, wrapping up as the clock strikes midnight. KDVS […]

April 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

An optimistic Davis police collects data on Picnic Day crime

Davis police officials are not yet certain how incident-free Saturday’s Picnic Day was in contrast with its recent history, but the signs are so far good. The daily arrest log on the Davis Police Department website indicated that at least 30 individuals were taken into custody between Saturday and Sunday. A release from the California […]

April 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Missing Davis man found safe in Lake County

A Davis man missing since April 13 has been found safe, just over a week after getting lost in the Lake County wilderness following a car accident, his family said Monday. Daniel Brian Thompson, 25, embarked on a solo camping trip in a rented Zipcar, which apparently became disabled in a rural area northwest of […]

April 23, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Council to rule on STEAC building

Several issues are entangled within the appeal hearing that the City Council will host Tuesday regarding the Short Term Emergency Aid Committee proposal to build a new modular building on Fifth and D streets.

STEAC has applied to the city to build a larger modular building in place of the food closet structure and garage at 504 Fifth St. to accommodate more food storage capabilities, refrigerators, additional space for clothes storage, a washer and dryer and a bathroom for volunteers. The site is owned by the city.