Sheriff’s STARS program gets two new volunteers

Yolo County Sheriff Ed Prieto announced last week the appointment of John Harryman and Alfred Rosales to the Sheriff’s Team of Active Retired Seniors (STARS). Harryman, a Woodland resident since 1975, is retired from the title and escrow business, has been married to his wife Kathy for 48 years, and has three children and six […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Courthouse plans get OK from State Public Works Board

The State Public Works Board has approved preliminary plans for the new Yolo County Courthouse in Woodland, officials with the Judicial Council of California announced Friday. The new facility, slated for the south side of Main Street between Fifth and Sixth streets, will consolidate Yolo Superior Court operations from seven facilities into one five-story building […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Local book preserves Yolo’s judicial past

The idea popped into Jim Stevens’ head in 2009, when the retired Yolo Superior Court judge came across a legal document signed by his onetime colleague, Judge James Roach, who had died seven years earlier.

“It came to me that there wasn’t any record of people who had served as judge in Yolo County,” Stevens said. “There was no record of their efforts.”

So Stevens paid a visit to Judge Dave Rosenberg, the Yolo court’s presiding judge, with a proposal to compile a history of their predecessors’ contributions.

They came to an agreement …

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Master Gardeners offer pruning, planting tips

Question: When should I prune my butterfly bush? Answer: Buddleja (butterfly bush) has many different selections. From evergreen, semi-evergreen and deciduous specimens, butterfly bush is a colorful, fragrant plant attracting beneficial insects to the garden, especially butterflies. The majority of plants grow from 5 to 10 or 12 feet tall, but some specialty versions are […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Chamber endorses Measure C

The Davis Chamber of Commerce board of directors has endorsed Measure C, the school parcel tax being decided in a mail-only election that ends March 6. “The Chamber is a membership organization whose mission is to promote, support and advocate the general economic vitality of its membership and the quality of life for the community,” interim executive […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Residents alerted to fundraising scam

UC Davis Athletics is alerting local residents that individuals are going door to door falsely claiming to be members of the Aggie football team while attempting to solicit money for an alleged overseas trip to play games next month. No Aggie athletes raise money via door-to-door solicitations, a UC Davis spokesman said, and there is […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis man pleads not guilty to molest charges

WOODLAND — A Davis man pleaded not guilty Friday in Yolo Superior Court to allegations that he molested two fellow church members. Justin Prentice Morejohn, 31, turned himself in to authorities last month on a warrant charging him with 10 counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under age 14. His case is […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Wolk event set Saturday at URC

Davis City Councilman Dan Wolk will meet with residents of the University Retirement Community, 1515 Shasta Drive, from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Community members are invited to drop by to meet Wolk and talk about issues affecting senior citizens. To attend, RSVP by Tuesday to Debbie Nichols Poulos at [email protected]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Nicotine Anonymous group meets Fridays

A Nicotine Anonymous group meets from 7 to 8 p.m. Fridays at the Davis Lutheran Church at Eighth and B streets in Davis. The only requirement for membership is a desire to quit smoking. For more information, call Sherry at (530) 756-8767.

March 08, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Cops seek men in surveillance video

Davis police are seeking the public’s help in identifying two men who stole thousands of dollars’ worth of property from a local robotics firm last fall — and may have committed more than a half-dozen other break-ins as well. Surveillance video captured images of the two suspects as they stole more than 30 laptop computers […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Two arrested for Woodland armed robbery

Woodland police have arrested two suspects in connection with the Jan. 30 robbery of two Wienerschnitzel employees. Oregon residents Jacob Adam Glenn, 28, and William Benjamin Bohnstehn, 25, were taken into custody Thursday on charges of robbery, false imprisonment, conspiracy, kidnapping and vehicle theft, Lt. Anthony Cucchi reported in a news release. Both men are […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Council hopefuls get finances in order

DANDY DAN IS DOLLARS AHEAD … in city of Davis politics there seems always to be excessive and sometimes obsessive concern about how much money a candidate for office has raised … this despite the fact individuals can contribute only $100 to the candidate of their choice in any given election, though they are free […]

February 10, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Water Advisory Committee to advise scope of work for rate study

When the City Council repealed the water rates it had passed in September, it also decided to pursue a new water rate study to help set a fair and appropriate rate structure to be implemented once a water plan is agreed upon. The council originally passed the higher water rates in September to fund the […]

February 10, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Greece caught between protests, austerity demands

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s future in the euro grew increasingly precarious Friday as violence erupted on the streets of Athens and politicians resigned from the government after European leaders demanded that they deliver even deeper austerity. A day after Greece claimed it had reached an agreement among its squabbling party leaders on new cutbacks, […]

February 10, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,