Sunday, September 21, 2014

Driver arrested for DUI after Saturday morning crash

Davis police arrested a drunken driver after he crashed his car into a utility pole at Covell Boulevard and Oak Avenue on Saturday morning. Police Cpl. Eric Labbe said witnesses reported hearing a “crunching sound” about 9 a.m., after John Elms, 62, of Davis lost control of his car. When police arrived at the scene, they […]

Fall classes at Davis Adult School begin this week

The Davis Adult and Community Education School begins its fall quarter classes this week, and the lineup includes a mix of familiar favorites and new courses. The courses in the area of arts and crafts include classes in Basic Sewing Skills, Creating with Polymer Clay, Creative Mosaic and Drawing. In the area of computers and […]

Teams assess damage as wildfire burns

POLLOCK PINES (AP) — Assessment teams hope to get an idea Saturday of just how many structures have been damaged or destroyed by a massive wildfire that threatens thousands of homes in Northern California. While officials confirmed that several structures have been lost in what is being called the King Fire, dangerous conditions have prevented […]

Bob Dunning: A plague of commissions rules our lives

Because the Davis City Council gives considerable credence to the recommendations its various commissions come up with, it’s worth taking a look at what these commissions actually do. I remember during our recent and contentious water debate, various council members taking the recommendations of the Water Advisory Committee as gospel instead of what it was […]

DUI suspected in crash

A 49-year-old Winters woman was arrested on suspicion of felony drunken-driving Thursday afternoon following a two-vehicle collision at Covell Boulevard and John Jones Road. One person was injured in the 3:10 p.m. crash that involved a Toyota Tacoma and a Garda armored truck. The driver of the Tacoma, Janine Marie Hernandez, was arrested at the […]

Scots vote to stay in UK

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — The United Kingdom will stay united. Voters in Scotland resoundingly rejected independence in a historic referendum that shook the country to its core. But No to a break-up doesn’t mean a return to the status quo. The referendum led to promises of further powers for each of the four nations in […]

France strikes Islamic State group’s depot in Iraq

PARIS (AP) — Joining U.S. forces acting in Iraqi skies, French fighter jets struck Friday against the militant Islamic State group, destroying a logistics depot, Iraqi and French officials said. A pair of Rafale fighter jets accompanied by support planes struck in northern Iraq on Friday morning, and the target was “entirely destroyed,” President Francois […]

Man faces arson charge in huge California wildfire

PLACERVILLE (AP) — Thousands of firefighters kept a huge and still-growing wildfire from burning homes in Northern California while a man with a long criminal history faced charges of deliberately starting the blaze that drove some 2,800 people from their homes, authorities said. The wind-whipped wildfire had burned through 119 square miles of timber and […]

Bob Dunning: … Or how I learned to relax and love the MRAP

TIME FOR A SECOND OPINION … I come not to bury the tank-that’s-not-a-tank but to praise it … OK, maybe not exactly “praise” it, but to at least give it a second chance … after touring our $685,000 gift from the federal government at its secret hiding place earlier this week, I am no longer […]

Master Gardeners share their wisdom at free workshops

It’s fall — gardening season! The Yolo County Master Gardeners have a series of free workshops planned in Davis, covering winter vegetables, water-wise gardening, preserving trees and cover crops. * Saturday, Sept. 20: Master Gardener Peg Smith will demonstrate how to grow cool-season vegetables that thrive in Yolo County at a free workshop at the Central Park Gardens, […]

Wildfire shows explosive growth

POLLOCK PINES (AP) — An out-of-control wildfire that was threatening more than 2,000 homes in Northern California showed explosive growth, consuming tens of thousands of additional acres, fire officials said Thursday. The fire east of Sacramento had burned through 111 square miles, up from 44 square miles on Wednesday when it forced additional evacuations, according […]

Bob Dunning: If only we were as ‘livable’ as Berkeley …

Hot on the heels of the embarrassment caused by The New York Times describing our fair city as a “modest college town,” we now have the further shame of being entirely left off’s list of the 10 “Most Livable” small to mid-sized cities in the United States. It’s actually worse than that — much, much […]

For the record

KVIE mistakenly omitted Davis artist Sara Post and her work, “Suspension,” from a list of local art pieces that will be featured in KVIE’s Art Auction this weekend. Post’s piece will featured Sunday at approximately 4 p.m. on Channel 6.

Bike sale on Friday will benefit King High

King High School will hold a bicycle sale Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., or earlier if all bikes are sold. The sale will feature 10 to 15 bikes that have been reconditioned and restored by King High’s bike shop class. They’ll be priced in the $100 to $200 range and will include a year’s worth of […]