Sheriff: Inmate work crew saves money, learns skills

Yolo County Sheriff Ed Prieto announced Friday the implementation of the sheriff’s road crew, a program in which a crew of county jail inmates assists the community by doing road work. This program, which began in May, involves crews of one to two inmates who fix potholes on county roads under the supervision of a […]

GOP blocks Brown’s tax reform plan

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Republicans in the state Senate blocked Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to promote job creation through tax reform early Saturday, as the Legislature adjourned its regular session for the year. SB116 required Republican votes, but Republicans objected that Brown tried to rush through his bill on the last day of the legislative session. […]

Center provides one-stop-shopping for domestic violence victims

In Sacramento on Tuesday, Cindy Hammond died of infection and pneumonia brought on by the paralysis she suffered two years ago when her boyfriend beat her so severely she was left quadriplegic. During Joe McCoy’s trial on assault charges, Hammond testified that he had beaten her a number of times before that attack, but that […]

Man gets life without parole for murder of his estranged wife

WOODLAND — A Yuba City man has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2007 fatal shooting of his estranged wife as she worked in an almond orchard. Ignacio Favela Mendoza, 41, was convicted last month of first-degree murder with enhancements for personal discharge of a firearm causing great bodily injury and murder in […]

Meet the winners, you won’t be disappointed

This will not be a column about water rates in the city of Davis. I’ve had my say, you’ve had yours and the council has played its hand. There will certainly be more to say about this in the days and weeks and months ahead as the city plunges headfirst into the unknown while a […]

Sierra Club plans fall potluck

The Sierra Club Yolano Group will host its fall potluck and a presentation on great local fall hikes by Andrew Fulks, president of Tuleyome and creator of Tuleyome’s YoloHiker.org, on Thursday, Sept. 22. Fulks will introduce attendees to his favorite fall hikes in the Yolo County foothills. He has been breaking trails and heading group […]

Garden Doctor: How can I save my persimmons?

Question: My Fuyu persimmon has a decent crop of fruit on it, but they are dropping prematurely. Is there anything I can do to prevent this? Persimmons are good shade trees and your Fuyu persimmon is a good choice for our Sacramento Valley. Persimmons prefer full sun and tolerate many soil types but require good […]

In their memory

This June 16 photo shows construction as it continues at the site of the visitors center at the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pa. The first phase of the construction was completed Saturday, one day before the 10th anniversary of the crash of United Flight 93 into a field during the attacks of Sept. 11, […]

Let your fingers do the talking

Lena Contreras will be at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., at 1 p.m. Tuesday to give a presentation on VoiceOver for the Apple iPhone. VoiceOver is a screen reader built into iPhones so the user can access the device based on spoken descriptions. The feature was designed to increase accessibility for blind and […]

Puppet show tells a Gold Rush tale

Join Davis author Ruth Chambers on an adventure back to the California Gold Rush Days through a puppet show at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Using photos and drawings of the time period, Chambers’ presentation covers the Gold Rush of 1849 through the completion of the transcontinental […]

Memoir writing workshop offered at Gibson House

Kristine Mietzner returns to the Gibson House Yolo County Historical Museum for a second memoir writing workshop. The class will take place Thursday at the Gibson House Museum, 512 Gibson Road in Woodland, with a brown-bag lunch at noon and the workshop running from 1 to 4 p.m. Mietzner, a well-known writer in the Bay Area, […]

Outa Sight! Group offers support services for the blind

The Outa Sight! Group, of visually impaired and blind volunteers, has been meeting in Woodland for more than 27 years to provide mutual support. The group’s goals are to identify and share resources, learn independent living skills that enhance members’ lives, perform community service projects and advocate for disability rights. Two self-help meetings are planned […]

Stocks plunge as worries about Europe intensify

NEW YORK — The problems that weighed down stocks all summer show no sign of letting up. U.S. stocks plunged Friday, erasing the week’s gains, amid rising fears about fallout from Europe’s debt crisis. Seeking safer investments, investors sent the yield on the 10-year Treasury note to the lowest level in five decades. The resignation […]

A list of the Sept. 11, 2001, attack victims

Gregory Kamal Bruno Wachtler, 25, New York City, Fred Alger Management, Inc., World Trade Center. Karen J. Wagner, 40, Richmond, Va., United States Army, Pentagon. Mary Alice Wahlstrom, 78, Kaysville, Utah, Passenger, United 11, World Trade Center. Honor Elizabeth Wainio, 27, Watchung, N.J., Passenger, United 93, Shanksville, Pa. Enterprise 9/11 coverage News: Finally, World Trade […]