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Davis city leaders talk safety for downtown

DAVIS, Calif. -- Davis city leaders are set to discuss making downtown as safe as possible in a meeting Tuesday morning. That may include a pause on approving any new locations until more security talks can occur.

Davis Police said both the city managers office and community development are involved in the thought process. This will not have an impact on existing establishments. It is ultimately in the hands of the council.

This proposal is following the fatal stabbing of 23-year-old Peter Gonzales of Hacienda Heights. He was murdered following a bar fight in downtown Davis. His accused killers are gang members according to officers.

4 Norteños arrested in fatal Davis bar stabbing, 1 still on the loose

Davis police have arrested a fourth suspect in a fatal bar stabbing that happened on September 18 in the college town.

Assistant Police Chief Darren Pytel said 24-year-old Carlos Biviescas, of Vacaville, was arrested on Saturday for a stabbing at KetMoRee Thai Restaurant and Bar in Davis.

The bar fight lead to the stabbing death of Peter Alexander Gonzales, a 23-year-old from Southern California.

Biviescas is the fourth person to be arrested for the crime. Pytel said all suspects arrested so far are tied to the Norteños street gang.

A fifth suspect,Joseph Gregory Sandeno, remains at large and police are investigating whether he is also a gang member.

Two arrested, one wanted in connection to Davis stabbing

A man was arrested in connection to the murder of Peter Gonzalez, 22 of Hacienda Heights, who was killed in a bar fight on Friday in Davis.

A second suspect, Zackary Sandeno was taken into custody after police said he turned himself in. Authorities are still looking for a third suspect, Joseph Sandeno.

Police said they responded to a fight inside KetMoRee Thai Restaurant and Bar at 238 G Street at 1:30 where they found a 23-year-old victim with serious injuries.

UC Davis treats dozens of pets badly burned in 2 wildfires

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) - University of California, Davis veterinarians are treating dozens of pets badly burned in two Northern California wildfires and they say the animals will be placed for adoption once they recover.
The Sacramento Bee reports Saturday the teaching hospital has received more than 40 cats, along with four horses, two pigs, two chickens, a dog and a goat.
Officials say that the animals that recover and are unclaimed by their families will be placed for adoption by shelters in their home counties.
In a few cases, firefighters who rescued cats from the charred rubble and brush have requested permission to adopt them if the owners cannot be found.

Ronald W. Chapman MD, MPH Appointed Health Officer

Ronald W. Chapman MD, MPH Appointed Health Officer

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors is pleased to announce the appointment of Ronald W. Chapman, MD, MPH as Yolo County’s health officer.  This appointment is being made following the retirement of Yolo County Health Officer Constance Caldwell, MD.

In the public sector, Dr. Chapman was appointed as director & state health officer of the California Department of Public Health and has served as chief medical officer for Partnership HealthPlan, deputy director/county health officer for the Solano County Department of Health & Social Services, chief of Medicine & Public Health Section for the California Department of Health Services and chief, Integrating Medicine & Public Health Program for the California Department of Health Services and Institute for Health & Aging at the University of California, San Francisco.  Dr. Chapman has also served on the faculty of the UC Davis Department of Family and Community Medicine.

UC Davis building evacuated after chemical spill

A building on UC Davis' campus was evacuated due to a chemical spill, according to the UC Davis Fire Department.

Andy Fell, the department's spokesperson, said that some flooring epoxy was spilled during construction work in the Academic Surge building around 3 p.m.

The spill caused a caustic smell, and prompted evacuations while firefighters worked on ventilation and cleanup.

There were no reports of illness and occupants were told to go home for the day according to Fell.

Cancer-sniffing puppies join the team at UC Davis Cancer Center

At four-months-old, Alfie and Charlie are the youngest team members at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. They're also the furriest.