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Saturday, May 18, 2024

City News Highlights

Residents anticipating Whole Foods opening
Oct. 18 — Whole Foods Market opened in Davis Commons on Oct. 24 and was well-received by community members.
— Originally reported by Matt Costello

Organic community in Davis fights for Prop. 37
Oct. 24 — A panel discussion hosted by UC Davis Slow Food advocated for Proposition 37 and increased awareness of genetically modified foods (GMOs). Panelists discussed reasons for labeling and the adverse effects of GMOs on the environment.
— Originally reported by Julie Webb

Wild turkeys rampant across town
Nov. 13 — The City of Davis took efforts to educate residents about how to approach wild turkeys and the hazardous effects of feeding the local wild turkey population.
— Originally reported by Meredith Sturmer

University of Beer hosts grand opening
Jan. 15 — University of Beer opened in January at 615 Third St. and became the newest addition to the downtown Davis bar scene. The new venue offers a selection of 60 beers.
— Originally reported by Joe Steptoe

New Harmony Mutual Housing opens in East Davis
Feb. 26 — New Harmony Mutual Housing Association at 3030 Cowell Blvd. opened in February and is a green living community that uses solar power to generate 75 percent of its energy needs.
— Originally reported by Melissa Gaherty

Ratepayers sue City of Davis over water rates
March 6 — Ratepayers filed a class-action lawsuit against the City of Davis claiming the city does not pay for water used at city-owned facilities. Ratepayers also expressed concern over Measure I, which increased water rates for the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency surface water project.
— Originally reported by Paayal Zaveri

Beating suspect charged with hate crime
April 4 — Davis resident Lawrence “Mikey” Partida was attacked in an alleged hate crime by Clayton Garzon on March 13. Garzon’s bail was increased at the urging of prosecutors and the local Sikh community. After the preliminary hearing, the judge ruled that Garzon will stand trial for assault and hate crime allegations.
— Originally reported by Meredith Sturmer

Double homicide in South Davis incurs shock, sadness
April 18 — Police were investigating the deaths of two elderly South Davis residents. The case was labeled as a double homicide and it is still under investigation.
— Originally reported by Paayal Zaveri

Drug Initiative in Davis targets unused prescription pills
May 9 — The Davis Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration held events to encourage the public to get rid of expired and unused prescription pills. This was an effort to avoid abuse of unused prescribed medicines, which is a major public safety issue.
— Originally reported by Sydney Cohen

Sequester impacts California, nation
May 16 — The sequester initiated by President Barack Obama will affect California with budget cuts to areas like primary and secondary education, environmental funding and public health programs in the California State Department of Health Services.
— Originally reported by Meredith Sturmer

CITY NEWS HIGHLIGHTS 2012-13 was compiled by PAAYAL ZAVERI. She can be reached at city@theaggie.org.


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