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Vehicle crushed by freight train near Davis


A vehicle was crushed by a freight train near I-80 and Mace Boulevard according to California Highway Patrol.

The accident happened on County Road 32-A at County Road 105 at the railroad crossing. No details were given on the type of car or the number of people involved in the accident.

Yolo County Sheriff's office, Union Pacific Police, California Highway Patrol, Yolo Coroner and Davis Fire Department were all on scene to investigate.


UC Davis students get crash course on LinkedIn


Students at UC Davis got some job seeking tips from professional networking giant LinkedIn.

The world's largest professional network helps connects users with potential recruiters. During Tuesday's pilot event, participating students got a chance to spruce up their profiles.

In this day in age of social media, profile head shots are everything – and for professional networking sites, a killer head shot could be the difference between standing out or being passed up for that dream job.

"Having a profile photo makes you 14 times more likely to be viewed on LinkedIn," LinkedIn corporate communications manager Crystal Braswell said. "Over 80 percent of opportunities are actually found through networking, online networking and in person networking, so if you don't have a LinkedIn profile, you're missing out on opportunities for new jobs."

Women found guilty of Woodland carjacking and theft


The Yolo County District Attorney's Office announced Monday that a Woodland woman charged with stealing a local man's car while he left the engine running in the driveway was convicted of carjacking, robbery and auto theft. And Marissa Price's accomplice, Vanessa McKee-Salazar, also of Woodland, was found guilty of auto theft and grand theft.

The district attorney said witnesses testified at trial that Price, 19, and McKee-Salazar, 23, were riding their bikes about 6 o'clock the morning of Nov. 8, 2014, when they saw the victim's car unattended. As the pair moved to drive off with the car, the victim, hearing voices, ran out because he thought his 9-year-old daughter was in the car. The victim and his daughter had been getting ready to hang flags in downtown Woodland for Veterans Day, according to the D.A.'s office.

Teen arrested in connection to Dixon homicide; vigil held for victim


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A small town community is in shock after a teenager was gunned down at a Dixon park. Police said the suspect was also a teen.

The incident marks Dixon's first homicide since 2008.

The family identified the victim as 17-year-old Charlie Moore, Jr.

Grief-stricken relatives embraced one another at Dixon's Northwest Park. A memorial now sits there where the teen was fatally shot.

"He's just a sweet kid. We love him. He'll be missed but he's still with us," said Katrina Partida, the victim's grandmother.

UC Davis vet called to rescue wildlife around the world


He didn't get to celebrate Christmas with his family last year -- UC Davis Veterinarian Dr. Mike Ziccardi was called away on Dec. 22 to the Mongla region of Bangladesh to help more than 800 species of animals threatened by an oil spill.

The world's largest mangrove forest was at the heart of a 92,000-gallon oil spill caused by a tanker-freighter crash. The mangrove forest is home to 20 species of globally protected animals.

Ziccardi, head of the school's "Oiled Wildlife Network," joined other scientists from around the world to come up with a plan to save the region's oil-drenched wildlife. He is the man to call when wildlife needs help.

"Anywhere in the world if assistance is needed, we're one of 10 international organizations that are leaders in this field," Ziccardi said. "So we may get a call at times depending on what the needs are."

Woman riding bike runs red light, struck by car in Vacaville


A woman riding a bike ran a red light Wednesday morning and was struck by a car, according Vacaville's public information officer Mark Mazzaferro.

The incident closed down the eastbound lanes of Elmira Road at Shasta Drive. The lanes are expected to be closed for the next several hours due to the investigation, according to police.

Roasting coffee ... by bike!


Davis is one of America's best bike cities. Bikes are everywhere. That may be why Alex Roth rides an old Schwinn for a living. He's the "Pepper Peddler."

Roth used to roast peppers and never changed the company name. On his rickety stationary bike, with the assist of propane, Roth pedal-powers a giant steel drum. Inside, coffee beans roast. A low cost, environmentally friendly way to run a coffee business.

How Davis is this?

Roth described his roasting drum as a "glorified dryer. Clothes dryer, basically. Tumbling the coffee in there."

Roth has been peddling coffee behind an industrial warehouse for eight years. He sublets a small space from a bakery to save money.