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Drivers on Covell caught in a paper jam

Cars swerved in and out of their lanes when a large amount of paper fell from a delivery truck on East Covell Boulevard near Alhambra Drive at about 2:30 p.m. Friday, police reported. Reams of perforated printer paper lay unfolding on the road until the city’s public works employees cleared the mess. The cleanup took about 30 […]

Bob Dunning: We have to keep Davis beaches safe from bags

I remember back when the city of Davis was thinking of imposing a plastic bag ban on the citizens of this fine town, the argument that kept bubbling up was that Davis plastic bags were somehow ending up in the Pacific Ocean. The rumor was that the Pacific Garbage Patch had swelled to twice the […]

For the record

The layoff of 59 employees at Schilling Robotics represents just under 15 percent of the company’s 389-member global workforce. An incorrect percentage, based on just the employees at Schilling’s Davis headquarters, was published Friday. We regret the error.

Suspect in church bathroom recordings pleads not guilty

WOODLAND — A former Woodland church musician pleaded not guilty in Yolo Superior Court on Friday to allegations that he secretly filmed women and girls in the church’s bathroom. Stephen William Masalta, 23, is charged with eavesdropping, a felony, and misdemeanor count of developing obscene matter. He is due back in court June 19 for […]

Finding cause of California oil spill could take months

By Brian Melley GOLETA — The operator of an oil pipeline that broke and spilled thousands of gallons of crude across a scenic California shoreline says it could take weeks or even months before investigators find what caused the disaster. Bad weather slowed cleanup efforts early Friday at the spill site in Santa Barbara County, […]

Tribune Publishing completes purchase of San Diego paper

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tribune Publishing Co. said Thursday that it completed its purchase of San Diego’s dominant newspaper from real estate developer Douglas Manchester for $85 million. The San Diego newspaper immediately changed its name from U-T San Diego to The San Diego Union-Tribune, as it was known from 1992 until Manchester bought it […]

Meatless Monday? Let’s eat right every day of the week

MEATLESS MONDAY … my friend George, who happens to agree with my suggestion that we reverse farm-to-fork and instead eat only those food items that were produced out of state, writes to say that a weekly “Meatless Monday” would also be beneficial to our state’s drought-busting efforts … he is, of course, right, even if […]

Volunteers clean up thousands of gallons of oil

GOLETA (AP) — More than 6,000 gallons of oil has been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across 9 miles of California coast, just a fraction of the sticky, stinking goo that escaped from a broken pipeline, officials said. Up to 105,000 gallons may have leaked from the ruptured pipeline Tuesday, and […]

Water cuts move to senior rights-holders

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California farmers who hold rights to water that date as far back as the Gold Rush are bracing for their first state-ordered conservation in decades, as a record drought prompts some of the deepest cuts yet in the country’s most productive agricultural state. After telling cities and towns to slash use by […]

Bob Dunning: Pointless point-after gets an overhaul

Apparently not satisfied with a product millions of sports fans treasure, National Football League owners decided this week to change the rules of what has become the national pastime. Although there was no demand for this change from the NFL’s millions of dedicated fans, the owners nevertheless decided that a point after touchdown kick from […]

Monkey at UCD Primate Center suffers broken leg

The animal rights group Stop Animal Exploitation Now, a self-appointed monitor of U.S. research facilities, issued a news release on Wednesday complaining that UC Davis’ California National Primate Research Center caused “major injuries” to a macaque monkey and violated federal law. In a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture sent by SAEN, the organization said that […]

Efforts underway to scrub spilled oil from California coast

GOLETA (AP) — Cleanup crews are preparing to fan out along a stretch of California coastline stained by crude oil that spilled from broken pipe and flowed into the ocean. Crew members from an environmental cleanup company were briefed early Wednesday and given boots, gloves, shovels and rakes. An estimated 21,000 gallons of crude flowed […]

Bob Dunning: Some arguments don’t hold any water

The latest misguided movement in all the anger over who gets water and who doesn’t is directed at the several large companies in California that bottle water for a profit. Suddenly, using water as part of your business plan makes you some sort of evildoer. Which means just about every restaurant and grocery store in […]

Bill aims to crack down on community college sexual assaults

SACRAMENTO — The California Assembly has approved legislation that would allow community colleges to expel students for sexually assaulting classmates off campus. Democratic Assemblyman Das Williams of Carpinteria says some community colleges do not believe they can penalize students for off-campus sexual assaults. His bill also would require transfer students to disclose if they were suspended […]

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