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Greener local energy touted at forum

With a curious electricity in the air, more than 50 locals filled the Veterans’ Memorial Center on Thursday evening, eager to hear about the potential of bringing locally sourced, renewable energy to Davis. Community Choice Energy — part of statewide trend in localizing utilities — would use the city’s purchasing power to buy and build renewable energy sources. […]

Police stumble upon suspected drug lab

Davis police arrested six people Thursday after finding a suspected drug manufacturing lab while investigating an unrelated crime. The discovery occurred that morning, when officers armed with a search warrant related to suspected financial and elder-abuse crimes arrived at the duplex at 4917 and 4919 El Cemonte Ave., according to Lt. Tom Waltz. “In the […]

Yolo County resident diagnosed with Zika

The Zika virus has arrived in Yolo County, diagnosed in a resident who recently returned from a country where the mosquito-borne virus is widespread. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the diagnosis on Wednesday, according to county officials. The individual — whose age, gender and city of residence were not revealed — was […]

Nature lovers will flock to California Duck Days

California Duck Days, Northern California’s annual wetlands and wildlife festival, is celebrating its 21st year. Bird lovers from throughout the region will flock to the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Headquarters, 45211 County Road 32B in Davis, on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This family-oriented event is organized by Yolo Basin Foundation, the city of Davis, California Waterfowl and Yolo Audubon, and is hosted by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. More than 700 people came to Duck Days last year, according to event coordinator Martha Ozonoff.

Forum will examine a new energy future for Davis

Learn more What: Community Choice Energy public forum When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday Where: Veterans’ Memorial Center Club Room, 203 E. 14th St. The prospect of giving Davis residents and businesses a choice about how their electricity is produced will be discussed at a city-sponsored public forum at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th […]

Davisite wants her berger Picard to be top dog

For Davis resident Jackie Lundy, showing her French berger Picard dog, Meggie, at the 140th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show means more than just competing at the highest level nationally. It’s a chance to increase the popularity of this rare breed so that it may continue for future generations.

“Part of the point of getting these dogs is to get them out, so other people can see them and realize what a wonderful breed they are,” Lundy said. “That way, more people are interested in having them, so hopefully more puppies will be born. And the breed has more of a chance of surviving.”

Man who died in custody had troubled past

The man who died shortly after being detained by Davis police last week had a lengthy criminal history but was trying to turn his life around, his family said. “He wanted to do something with his life, and now he can’t,” Yvonne Lee of Grass Valley said of her brother, James Kenneth Dugger, whose death […]

Second Friday ArtAbout: It’s all about love this month

Because February of the month of love, the monthly artwalk on Friday, Feb. 12, is dubbed the Second Friday HeArtAbout and will feature venues hosting heart- and love-inspired art along with Valentine’s treats like chocolate and champagne. Additionally, Davis Downtown will host an open house that evening, with 24 downtown retailers keeping their doors open […]

Davis duo #FeeltheBern in Iowa

Two 20-something guys from Davis flew to Iowa to volunteer with the Bernie Sanders for President campaign, where they enjoyed a hectic week that likely will linger in their memory for the rest of their lives. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won the Democratic caucus, but the vote for delegates was deemed “historically close,” […]

Police probe second in-custody death

Friday’s death of a 56-year-old man while in Davis police custody marked the law-enforcement agency’s second such incident to occur in less than four months.

“To have two in such a close amount of time, it’s very disturbing,” said Davis Police Chief Darren Pytel, whose agency’s only prior in-custody death was a burglar that an officer shot and killed after being fired upon first back in the 1980s.

While officers frequently train to prevent such situations, “we just hadn’t experienced it first-hand,” Pytel said.

Only four candidates in the queue for three council seats

Last week, Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor described Davis as “a city with 65,000 mayors.” Yet as the candidacy filing period draws near, only four locals have announced their intent to run for the Davis City Council — the lowest number of candidates in 26 years. The filing period opens Monday, Feb. 15 and continue through March 11. If […]

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