Ground broken on long-awaited courthouse project

WOODLAND — The grand scale of the project is evident in the numbers: 14 courtrooms. Six stories. More than 163,000 square feet. A $161.4 million construction budget. But the real crowd-pleaser at Friday’s groundbreaking ceremony for the new Yolo County Courthouse was the promise of abundant parking, for court employees and the public alike. “You […]

April 07, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

City hopes program will help residents conserve water

The city announced the launch of a new program last week that it hopes can help residents better track and cut down on their water use. The tool may pique the interest of Davisites who face higher bills to pay for the city’s $113 million share of the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency surface water project. […]

April 07, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Best part about Little League? The snacks

Mick, our second-grader, decided this would be the year he would test his skills at that great American pastime, Little League baseball. Saturday mornings, when kids should be watching cartoons while mom and dad are still asleep, will never be the same. I think Mick has entered this sport at the lowest level, though I’m […]

April 07, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

UC to host world food forum

Mary Robinson, the former president of Ireland, will be among the speakers Tuesday during the Global Food Systems Forum, an event hosted in Ontario by the University of California’s Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Experts from around the world will discuss how to feed an estimated 8 billion people worldwide by 2025. Following Robinson’s keynote […]

April 07, 2013 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Walk the Arboretum Wednesday with Zagory

Explore the west end gardens with the UC Davis Arboretum’s director of horticulture, Ellen Zagory, at noon Wednesday. The group will meet at the gazebo in the Arboretum. Zagory is sought after by garden clubs and Master Gardener groups across California for her extensive knowledge of Arboretum All-Stars, sustainable horticulture and gardening for pollinators and […]

April 07, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Odd Fellows will celebrate 143 years in Davis

On Friday, the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge No. 169 will celebrate its 143rd anniversary, making it the oldest continuously operating entity in Davis. Chartered April 12, 1870, the lodge originally was known as Yolo Lodge No. 169 because there was no “Davis” in those days. The lodge is a fraternal organization founded on the principles […]

April 07, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Settlement reached in hazardous waste lawsuit

Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced Thursday that his office, along with 34 other district attorney’s offices in California, has reached a settlement of more than $2.5 million in a civil law enforcement action against Save Mart Supermarkets. Prosecutors filed the court action in San Joaquin County Superior Court for violations of hazardous waste […]

April 07, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Man arrested for possessing shotgun in public

Davis police arrested a Sacramento man early Friday morning for allegedly possessing a loaded firearm in public. Demonte Marquez Kelly, 21, was taken into custody at about 1:20 a.m. in the 200 block of G Street, where someone had called 911 to report an armed man in front of Wunderbar, Lt. Glenn Glasgow said. Glasgow […]

April 07, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Economy adds 88,000 jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added just 88,000 jobs in March, the fewest in nine months and a sharp retreat after a period of strong hiring. The slowdown may signal that the economy is heading into a weak spring. The Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate dipped to 7.6 percent, the lowest in […]

April 05, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Obama proposes cuts to Social Security

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s proposed budget will call for reductions in the growth of Social Security and other benefit programs while still insisting on more taxes from the wealthy in a renewed attempt to strike a broad deficit-cutting deal with Republicans, a senior administration official says. The proposal aims for a compromise on […]

April 05, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Hikers rescued after days in wilderness

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA (AP) — At first, the rescuers couldn’t believe their ears: After four days of grueling searching, they suddenly heard a faint female voice calling for help. Over the next 90 agonizing minutes, the cries for help — and first faint, and then louder — led the search and rescue crew across a […]

April 05, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Farm Fresh To You invites public to harvest asparagus

Farm Fresh To You — the local, organic Community Supported Agriculture produce delivery program — invites the public to its farm, Capay Organic, to harvest asparagus at its April farm tour. The tour will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at the farm, 23800 State Highway 16 in Capay. The […]

April 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Art Center offers writing class to teen girls

The Davis Art Center is offering a six-week creative writing class for girls ages 13-18, meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. Mondays starting April 22. The class will offer a positive, supportive space for girls who love reading and writing and are interested in discovering and developing their individual voices. Participants will use short stories […]

April 11, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Police seek suspect in bar fight

Davis police are seeking a man who punched a fellow bar patron early Thursday morning, leaving the victim hospitalized. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said officers responded at about 1:40 a.m. to reports of a verbal argument in progress in the 200 block of G Street. The confrontation was between one man and a group of four […]

April 05, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,