High school football coach faces molestation charges

For the second time in a month, authorities in Yolo County have arrested an athletic coach on suspicion of inappropriate conduct with children. Arturo Bustamante, a 42-year-old social science teacher and varsity football coach at West Sacramento’s River City High School, surrendered Friday on a warrant charging him with three felony counts of lewd and […]

Folk concert benefits drama students’ trip to Scotland

The Davis High School drama program will host an Americana and folk concert on Friday, Jan. 27, with all proceeds benefiting the program’s trip to the Edinburgh, Scotland, Fringe Festival. The concert is a double-bill featuring Northern California’s own Rita Hosking and Cousin Jack followed by Misner & Smith. The concert begins at 8 p.m. […]

Yolo Audubon Junior Bird Count set Jan. 22

The Yolo Audubon Junior Bird Count is planned on Sunday, Jan. 22. Local children ages 8 to 15 with an interest in birding are invited to participate. No knowledge of birding is required. Parents and volunteer drivers as well as leaders (of any age) with good local birding knowledge also are needed for the event. […]

Students can test for Academic Talent Search

Exams start soon for area students interested in taking classes through the Academic Talent Search Program at Sacramento State University. The program provides academically challenging, fast-paced courses to highly able and motivated fourth- through ninth-grade students in the greater Sacramento area. Participating students enjoy the chance to take classes with like-minded students and to move through […]

A big day of birding planned with local expert

Expert birder Terry Colborn will lead an all-day trip on Saturday, Jan. 28, to multiple birding spots in the greater Sacramento Valley region. Colborn will take participants on a search for wintering shorebirds, ducks, geese, swans, hawks, owls and sandhill cranes. The trip will include a drive through the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area where the […]

Hospice offers grief support groups

Sharing and listening to others’ bereavement stories is a meaningful way to receive support and learn to cope with grief. Yolo Hospice’s eight-week grief groups are guided by a bereavement specialist. In these groups, grief is explored through discussion and education. The grief groups meet weekly for eight weeks. There are groups starting in three […]

Logos hosts three events in February

Logos Books, 513 Second St. in downtown Davis, offers a trio of meetings for February. La Table Française meets the second Wednesday of every month from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. for French conversation. Its next meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 8. On Feb. 10, Logos celebrates its second anniversary in Davis with mystical beasts and calendar whimsy […]

Habitat for Humanity launches home repair project

Habitat for Humanity Yolo County has started on the first of many exterior home repair projects as part of its program called A Brush With Kindness. The program will benefit low-income families, veterans and seniors living in the communities of Bryte and Broderick in West Sacramento. On Thursday, Habitat began helping Boris and Benjamin Shipunoff […]

Funny ha-ha: Davisite hits it big with SF Sketchfest

The talent credits for the 2012 San Francisco Sketchfest read like a who’s who of modern comedy. Eddie Izzard, Drew Carey, Amy Poehler — the list of performers for the 17-day comedy festival (Jan. 19-Feb. 4) seems endless.

“We’ve over-programmed this thing like crazy. There’s so much going on at once,” Sketchfest co-founder Cole Stratton says with a pleased laugh when reached by telephone.

Woodland fire leaves metal shop damaged

Woodland Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire that heavily damaged a metal-shop building early this morning in a rural part of the city. Acting Battalion Chief Ernie Fatta said the fire was reported at about 3:30 a.m. today in the 16600 block of County Road 98B. Crews arrived to find the large […]

Sloppy commute as Midwest gets first big snowstorm

CHICAGO (AP) — It’s finally looking like winter in the Midwest as the season’s first big snowstorm crawls across the region, leaving skiers and snow-reliant businesses giddy but greeting commuters today with a sloppy, slippery drive. After starting as one of the warmest and brownest winters in recent history, parts of Wisconsin, Iowa and Missouri […]

Maybe some sort of doggy diaper … ?

BAN THIS … the city, which one day will no doubt ban plastic bags whether we like it or not, has a tough decision to make when it comes to the plastic bags that dog owners use to clean up after their pets … Clearly, nothing but plastic will do, and just as clearly, these […]

Pickers are welcome at Winters garage sale

Tools, furniture and other items — many that could be considered antique or collectible — from the Winters Fire and Police departments will be for sale at an unusual garage sale Saturday. The two departments moved into the city’s new Public Safety Facility earlier this year, leaving much of their former equipment behind. The sale […]

2-1-1 Yolo service available this week

A telephone information and referral line, called 2-1-1 Yolo, will take effect Tuesday, giving local residents access to information about food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more. Any Yolo County resident will be able to dial 2-1-1 for free, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from any land line or cell phone, […]