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Davis City Council selects Yolo official as new city manager

Oct 14, 2014
Davis City Council selects Yolo official as new city manager

The Davis City Council chose an assistant Yolo County administrator as new city manager Monday. Dirk Brazil was selected Monday, Oct. 13, as the new Davis city manager.

Cabaldon faces West Sacramento mayoral challenge from political newcomer

Oct 10, 2014
Cabaldon faces West Sacramento mayoral challenge from political newcomer

The race for West Sacramento mayor appears, at first glance, a study in contrasts: A veteran leader in Christopher Cabaldon, West Sacramento’s longest-serving elected mayor, vs. a political newcomer in challenger Narinderpal Singh Hundal. But the issues for both candidates are much alike: attracting new business and investment, supporting education and public safety and...

Elk Grove moves ahead with outlet plan; landowner threatens lawsuit

Oct 9, 2014
Elk Grove moves ahead with outlet plan; landowner threatens lawsuit

The Elk Grove City Council this week approved a development agreement with Howard Hughes Corp. to replace the half-built Elk Grove Promenade shopping mall – a failed project that has dogged the city for years – with an outlet mall similar to those found in Vacaville and Folsom.



Pollock Pines family recounts how the King fire started as small blaze in their backyard

Oct 7, 2014
Pollock Pines family recounts how the King fire started as small blaze in their backyard

The King fire has raged for nearly two weeks, consumed more than 95,000 acres of timber across two counties and a national forest, chased more than 2,800 people from their homes and threatened the lives and livelihoods of thousands of others. Home...

TBD Fest seen as showcase for West Sacramento waterfront

Oct 7, 2014
TBD Fest seen as showcase for West Sacramento waterfront

West Sacramento’s TBD Fest on the city’s riverfront was largely incident-free with a smattering of noise complaints from both sides of the Sacramento River, according to the music festival’s promoters and the city’s mayor.


Music lovers attend TBD Fest on Saturday on the West Sacramento riverfront. The 3-day music event...

Elk Grove explores animal shelter options

Oct 4, 2014

Animal advocates in Elk Grove are calling for the city to build its own shelter and believe the city has done too little to address public health and safety concerns that come with stray animals.

Elk Grove explores animal shelter options

Oct 4, 2014

Animal advocates in Elk Grove are calling for the city to build its own shelter and believe the city has done too little to address public health and safety concerns that come with stray animals.

Yolo jury: Davis teen sane at time of double murder

Sep 30, 2014
Yolo jury: Davis teen sane at time of double murder

The killings were unfathomable, the crimes unspeakable, and Daniel William Marsh was sane when he committed them, a Yolo Superior Court jury found Tuesday. Deputy District Attorney Amanda Zambor gives opening statements in the Daniel Marsh trial t...

Yolo prosecutor: Davis teen’s ‘bloodlust’ led to double murder

Sep 26, 2014
Yolo prosecutor: Davis teen’s ‘bloodlust’ led to double murder

A Yolo County jury on Thursday began deliberating the fate of Daniel William Marsh, the teenager held in the April 2013 stabbing deaths of an elderly Davis couple, after weeks of often-graphic testimony in the grisly case. Daniel Marsh, a defendan...

Yolo prosecutor: Davis teen’s rage led to double murder

Sep 25, 2014
Yolo prosecutor: Davis teen’s rage led to double murder

Predatory rage, not doctors’ mistakes or the side effects of medication, led teenager Daniel Marsh to kill a couple in their south Davis bedroom, the lead prosecutor in the murder case told jurors in his closing argument Thursday.


Daniel Marsh, a defendant in the 2013 slayings of an elderly Davis...

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