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Driver who hit cyclists denies attempted murder allegations

WOODLAND — The man accused of intentionally hitting three bicyclists with a stolen rental vehicle near Clarksburg earlier this week pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges including three counts of premeditated attempted murder — his latest case in a criminal history spanning 20 years and at least four counties. Alamar Cyril Houston also faces a […]

Davisite will fly high over the Alps

One of the world’s most demanding races — physically and mentally — will include a Davis resident once again.

Honza Rejmanek, a UC Davis graduate and an atmospheric scientist, is competing for the fifth time in the X-Alps race, which starts Sunday morning in Salzburg, Austria.

The race requires athletes to complete a 1,000-kilometer race course using only their own bodies — flying or hiking. The course covers the entire span of alpine mountains from Austria through Germany, Italy and France, ending on a raft in the Mediterranean Sea off Monaco.

UCD becomes even more selective

Fewer than four in 10 freshman applicants to UC Davis this year were accepted for admission, University of California officials reported Thursday. The 38.2 percent of applicants admitted represent a decrease from the 40.6 percent who were admitted in 2014. Compared to 2014 numbers, UCD admitted almost 11.2 percent fewer California freshmen, while increasing offers to […]

Capitol Corridor Ventures says it delivered on Davis Roots pledge

A pledge to fund startup enterprises in Davis in 2013 is still incomplete in 2015, with many aspects of the deal shrouded in secrecy. Last year, ConAgra Foods fulfilled a $2 million agreement — brokered in 2013 with Capitol Corridor Ventures — to fund entrepreneurship in Davis. Specifically, CCV pledged $250,000 of the money to […]

Trackside applicants apologize to neighbors

The Davis City Council is tentatively set to consider the 5 1/2-story Trackside Center mixed-use project in coming weeks following discussions between developers and neighbors in Old East Davis.

Mayor Dan Wolk requested the informational item after residents bitterly complained about the project for the second council meeting in a row.

Trackside Center’s top four floors would feature luxury apartments with a concierge in a building on a half-acre lot between Third and Fourth streets, the railroad tracks and the I Street alley. The first floor of the center will have retail and …

City water exceeds chromium levels under new standard

It’s in the water. Recent test results found that the city has excessive levels of hexavalent chromium (Cr6) in its water supply. Under the state maximum contaminant level for the compound, which was established in July 2014, no more than 10 parts per billion of the compound can be present in the water supply. Across Davis, […]

Making a splash

Lily Kahn, 5, in her second summer as a Mini-Dart, dives into Community Pool last Thursday to train with the SummerDarts. Megan Ewens/Enterprise photo

Creek project may be delayed as long as a year

WINTERS — The beavers will get to stay in Putah Creek a bit longer, thanks to a hold put on a restoration project this week. The Central Valley Flood Protection Board has stepped in after hearing from a Winters resident who is opposed to the next phase of construction on the Putah Creek Nature Park, […]

Council vows critical thinking on panhandling

The City Council will narrow its focus on the issue of panhandling, vowing to come back in the fall with more critical thinking discussed on Tuesday evening. One of the thorny questions the City Council dealt with was whether addressing panhandling necessarily meant dealing with homelessness and drug addiction. “I realize that in many ways it’s […]

Incendiary device planted outside Davis police station

Davis police are looking for the person who left an incendiary device outside the police station late Monday night. According to an alert message sent out by the Police Department on Tuesday, the device was discovered at about 10:15 p.m., when a sergeant headed out on patrol spotted a small fire burning outside the north […]

UCD’s new process: ‘A perfect use of recycled water’

Continued drought conditions in California have prompted many clever minds to think about how best to use one of our most precious resources: water. Thanks to some ingenuity and $20,000, UC Davis has just begun using clean wastewater to cool its buildings. UCD, with its own campus wastewater plant, has a steady supply of recycled […]

Governor signs mandatory vaccination bill

Two years after the state attempted to increase childhood vaccination rates by requiring parents to visit a health-care practitioner prior to claiming a personal belief exemption, the state has done away with the exemption altogether. On Tuesday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that will require all children to be vaccinated against a variety of diseases […]

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