Woodland Healthcare offers flu clinics

Woodland Healthcare will offer seasonal flu-shot clinics from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 22, at its Woodland and Davis medical offices. The cost is $25, with the fee paid at the time of service if not covered by insurance. Appointments are recommended; wear a short-sleeved shirt. The Woodland Medical Office is at 632 W. […]

Driver hurt in rollover east of Davis

A gravel spill east of Davis led to a single-vehicle rollover crash Friday morning that injured the driver, authorities said. According to the California Highway Patrol traffic information website, the driver of a PT Cruiser hit the gravel spill on County Road 32B near the Webster interchange at about 7:40 a.m., causing the vehicle to […]

For sale: Davis’ reputation as an environmentally sustainable community; price: $30 per household per month

By Alan Pryor The surface water project forum conducted recently by the city of Davis held few surprises until near the end. Then a question was directed to a few Woodland City Council members in attendance about the financial reliability of Woodland as a partner in the surface water project. In response, Woodland City Councilwoman […]

U.S. retail sales data give world markets a boost

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Stocks pushed higher Friday as better than expected U.S. retail sales data and positive corporate news overshadowed fears from Europe’s debt crisis. U.S. retail sales for September rose 1.1 percent, ahead of 0.7 percent market expectations. That indicated to some that the world’s largest economy might not be in as much trouble as […]

Walmart grant boosts Elderly Nutrition Program

The Elderly Nutrition Program has been awarded $20,000 through a Walmart Foundation grant to the Meals on Wheels Association of America. The money has provided the program with a much-needed food delivery cargo van, which is critical to continue serving seniors nutritious, hot meals, agency officials said. This financial support is desperately needed as many […]

Park cleanup postponed, heartening N.Y. protesters

NEW YORK (AP) — The official cleanup of a New York plaza where protesters have camped out for a month was postponed early today, sending up cheers from demonstrators who feared the effort was merely a pretext to evict them and said the victory emboldened their movement. Protesters had already been scrambling to clean up […]

U.S. attorney targets marijuana advertising

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The chief federal prosecutor in San Diego is contemplating expanding a federal crackdown on the medical marijuana industry by going after newspapers, radio stations and other outlets that run advertisements for California’s pot dispensaries, her office told The Associated Press on Thursday. U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy made the comments initially to […]

Emotions run high as Diaz relatives testify in penalty phase

WOODLAND — Whenever the nine Diaz siblings got together, it was Tony who was the life of the party. “He’d open the door, and he’d be singing and dancing,” said Marta Diaz, the elder sister of Jose Antonio “Tony” Diaz. “Now, we get together, and there’s no more.” “It’s like an emptiness that’s going to […]

There’s no free speech violation here

FREE SPEECH SNAFU … will someone please tell Hank Williams Jr. to take his bellyaching elsewhere? … for those who are not fans of “Monday Night Football,” Williams’ “Are you ready for some football?” has been the opening act for the football game for several decades … but, after he gave a nationally televised interview […]

Used clothing sale benefits Patwin PTA

Patwin Elementary School is looking to turn unwanted clothes and Halloween costumes into extra dough. On Saturday, its PTA will host a used-clothing sale, open to the entire community. “We all tend to hand down our clothing anyway so this is a neat way to come together, disperse resources more broadly within our community, and […]

Da Vinci High students will collaborate with neighbors

Da Vinci High School will host a community meeting for residents surrounding the Valley Oak campus from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 9 at the school, 1400 E. Eighth St. The meeting will provide a forum for potential project collaboration between students and neighbors, including issues of environmental sustainability and “greening” the school, […]

Rash of wheel thefts leaves local drivers stranded

A local man left his East Davis apartment earlier this week to discover he was the latest victim in a crime trend that’s been ongoing since January, police said. The victim, a resident of the Cranbrook Apartments, 955 Cranbrook Court, discovered shortly before 10 a.m. Monday that the wheels of his Infiniti sedan had been […]

Band festival will bring booming brass to Mondavi

Get ready for a big, brassy sound in the Mondavi Center’s resonant Jackson Hall, as nearly 350 band musicians from local schools and universities take the stage for the Causeway Youth Band Festival. On Sunday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m., student musicians from more than 50 schools in the region — including the area’s two […]

Occupy Davis chooses Central Park as its focus

More than 150 members of the General Assembly of Occupy Davis voted unanimously Wednesday to occupy Central Park. The occupation, which is set to begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, is another link in the chain of Occupy Wall Street protests that began in New York City. “There is a gigantic and increasing wealth disparity in this […]