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City Beat

Big changes in store for West Sacramento’s waterfront Barn

Drake’s Brewing Co., which will operate the venue, has plans to add an outdoor bar, fire pits and seating. Drake’s plans to open the venue at 8 a.m. for bike commuters and remain open late.

Weather

Flooded Yolo Bypass is simply striking at sunset

Where does all the water go that's diverted from the Sacramento River at the Sacramento Weir? The California Office of Emergency Services took this video of the Yolo Bypass between West Sacramento and Davis to explain. The water releases fill the Yolo floodplain under Interstate 80's Yolo Causeway on January 12, 2017. Before a causeway was built, drivers between Davis and Sacramento had to detour through Tracy and Stockton when seasonal flooding left the basin under water.

Local

City of Davis struggles to rein in panhandling – gently

A city survey found that panhandling was a top concern for downtown business owners and residents in the college town. Respondents said the practice posed a public safety hazard. Some business owners complained that it was hurting their business and costing them money. Davis City Council members looked at different options last Tuesday to address business owners’ concerns, while taking pains to say they wanted to avoid criminalizing homelessness.

Education

UC Davis embroiled in another free-speech controversy

Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos returned to the UC Davis campus Saturday for a rally, after a heated protest prompted organizers to cancel his speaking engagement Friday night. The decision to shut down the event put the university at the center of another national controversy, five years after the pepper-spraying of peaceful protesters on the campus quad.

Education

UC president Napolitano says she wants UC Davis to expand into Sacramento

UC President Janet Napolitano said Wednesday that she’d like to find a new chancellor for UC Davis who could expand the campus into Sacramento. The previous chancellor, Linda P.B. Katehi, who resigned under pressure in August, had laid out an aggressive expansion plan that included a new food center in Sacramento. Eight or nine candidates are being interviewed for the chancellor’s job, Napolitano said.

College Sports

UC Davis men downplay winning nonconference record

UC Davis was the only Big West men’s basketball team to finish the nonconference schedule with a winning record. The Aggies host struggling UC Santa Barbara in a conference opener Wednesday. The UCD women also entered Big West play with the league’s best nonconference record.

Videos

Flooded Yolo Bypass is simply striking at sunset

Where does all the water go that's diverted from the Sacramento River at the Sacramento Weir? The California Office of Emergency Services took this video of the Yolo Bypass between West Sacramento and Davis to explain. The water releases fill the Yolo floodplain under Interstate 80's Yolo Causeway on January 12, 2017. Before a causeway was built, drivers between Davis and Sacramento had to detour through Tracy and Stockton when seasonal flooding left the basin under water.
California OES
Flooded Yolo Bypass is simply striking at sunset 1:04

Flooded Yolo Bypass is simply striking at sunset

Controversial Breitbart editor talks to UC Davis crowd and 'recreates' pepper-spraying 3:09

Controversial Breitbart editor talks to UC Davis crowd and 'recreates' pepper-spraying

Crowds gather in anticipation of Breitbart editor's return to UC Davis 1:47

Crowds gather in anticipation of Breitbart editor's return to UC Davis

Milo Yiannopoulos, shut down the previous night, returns to UC Davis 0:11

Milo Yiannopoulos, shut down the previous night, returns to UC Davis