Firefighting equipment on display at Stroll Through History

The Woodland Fire Volunteer Support Branch will showcase Woodland’s fire history during the Stroll Through History from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Station No. 1 Fire Museum, 532 Court St. The support group developed the old fire station into a museum showcasing Woodland’s fire history back to 1874. When Woodland […]

A celebrity I saw in person honks his way into Heaven

* Editor’s note: Marion is on vacation. This column first ran in May 2006. Last week, reading an obituary, I felt sad about the death of a man I never knew and never saw — except when he wore a clown suit. I was 7 and Lew Anderson was 32 years old when he became the […]

CHP looks into fatal crash

California Highway Patrol officers are investigating a solo vehicle crash that killed a passenger Friday morning west of Woodland. Officer Ken Walter said emergency personnel responded at 5:40 a.m. to Highway 16 west of County Road 96, where a 1994 Nissan Sentra had struck a tree. Witnesses told the CHP that the westbound Sentra had […]

Food tips: Eight ways to start the day right

Mom was right when she said breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But what you choose for breakfast can make or break your day (sorry, bacon didn’t make the list). Here are our top eight foods that help make your morning meal a healthy one. * Nonfat Greek yogurt: With more hunger-fighting […]

Davis needs a sustainable water supply

By Joe Krovoza and Stephen Souza Davis’ water system is not sustainable. Not the supply. Not the quality. Not environmentally. Our system of groundwater aquifers for source water and wastewater treatment pond systems, built in 1972, have served us well. But, we must face the fact that our rural groundwater system was not designed to […]

Davis police arrest one of their ‘most wanted’ suspects

The Davis Police Department has crossed another of its “most wanted” suspects off its list, thanks to Google and a curious user of the Internet search engine. Olatunji Omari Amin Raheem, also known as Olatunji Omari Richards, 26, was wanted on an outstanding warrant stemming from a May 1, 2006, parking lot assault in Davis. […]

Water tank art is like rainbow sherbet

ART MEETS MEAT … I will say the $75,000 paint job on the Massive East Area Tank (MEAT) has improved somewhat since the last time I visited it earlier this summer … indeed, it no longer looks like a kindergarten project in progress … it now looks like a first-grade project in progress … it’s […]

Learn about drought-tolerant plants at Storer Garden tour

Local residents can learn how to create an abundant garden while conserving water on a free guided tour of the Storer Garden on Saturday, Sept. 3. The Storer Garden is the UC Davis Arboretum’s demonstration garden of drought-tolerant flowering shrubs and perennials, with an emphasis on sustainable, low-maintenance gardening. The tour will meet at 10 […]

Get expert advice at Arboretum Plant Faire and Sale

Anyone who grows plants in their yard, garden or home will want to attend the biggest and best plant sale in the Central Valley, on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the UC Davis Arboretum. This year’s Plant Faire and Sale is a celebration of the Arboretum’s 75th anniversary, and will feature hundreds of varieties of great […]

Woodland Chamber Singers start rehearsals

The Woodland Chamber Singers, under the artistic direction of Lenore Heinson, is accepting new singers for its 2011 fall season. Community members and young adults ages 17 and older are welcome to join this non-auditioned 50-member chorus that performs throughout Yolo County. Holiday and spring concerts are presented at the Woodland Opera House. Rehearsals begin […]

See migrating shorebirds at city of Davis wetlands tour

Migrating shorebirds will be the stars of a public tour of the city of Davis wetlands on Saturday, Sept. 3. Community members are invited to experience the first hints of fall in the wetlands with docents from the Yolo Basin Foundation. The free tour — the first afternoon tour of the season — runs from […]

Yamada throws hat into revamped ring

Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada declared Thursday she would run for re-election in a district jostled by redistricting. Yamada, D-Davis, will seek re-election in 2012, she announced Thursday morning. She was first elected to the Assembly in 2008 when she served as a Yolo County supervisor. Voters re-elected her in 2010. She now seeks a third two-year […]

Three indicted in mortgage fraud case

Three men, including one from Yolo County, have been indicted in a mortgage fraud case. United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced Thursday that a federal grand jury returned an 11-count indictment charging Sean McClendon, 45, of West Sacramento; Anthony Salcedo, 30, of El Dorado Hills; and Anthony Williams, 44, of Carmichael; in a mortgage […]

A bright idea

Work is nearly complete on the installation of 518 photovoltaic solar panels in an overhead carport-style project at Korematsu Elementary School, at Loyola and Alhambra drives in East Davis. Another 1,260 solar panels are going in at nearby Harper Junior High, in a ground installation. A third project, involving solar panels in a carport-style project, […]