Book sales benefit Woodland library

The Friends of the Woodland Public Library will hold a book sale from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the library, 250 First St. Specially marked hard-back mysteries will sell for four for $1. Biographies will be buy one, get one free, and seasonal holiday selections will be available. In addition, a […]

Randall slated to question Republican candidates

Thomas Randall Jr., a longtime Davis resident and Yolo County Republican Party activist, will attend the Western States Republican Leadership Conference next week in Las Vegas. The event runs from Tuesday through Friday, Oct. 21. Thomas also will attend Tuesday’s debate among the Republican Party presidential candidates at the Venetian Hotel and Casino. He is […]

Suicide car bomb rattles Somali capital; 4 killed

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A suicide car bomb exploded near Somalia’s Foreign Ministry on Tuesday, killing at least four people, including the bomber, a police official said. Police official Ali Hassan confirmed the attack outside the ministry in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital. He said the bomber and at least three others were killed. Six people were […]

Freed hikers back Occupy protests

OAKLAND (AP) — Three Americans who were imprisoned in Iran and accused of spying voiced their support Monday for activists with the Occupy Wall Street movement and California prisoners protesting solitary confinement conditions. Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal and Sarah Shourd each spoke at the “Occupy Oakland” encampment in front of City Hall where dozens of activists have […]

Playing dodge ball with a councilman

Dedicated public servant that I am, I spent the better part of my weekend not watching college football as I wished to do, but seeking an answer to a very simple question posed to our elected City Council members. (Actually, Dan Wolk was appointed, but he got the question, too.) Given that Councilwoman-for-Life Sue Greenwald […]

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Gwynn (No. 99497), a 2-month-old spayed female domestic short-haired, black-and-white cat. Also hoping for a good home is Rags (No. 99573), a 1-year-old spayed female black-and-tan terrier mix dog. Fees […]

Fifth Street corridor project moving forward

Plans to slim down the Fifth Street corridor with a road diet appear to be moving forward. The Davis Planning Commission will recommend that the City Council make amendments to the Core Area Specific Plan at the council meeting on Tuesday, which would permit the new design and construction of the thoroughfare. The project would […]

Police search South Davis for Sacramento kidnapping suspect

Davis police found themselves wrapped up in a Sacramento kidnapping case Monday. It started at about 12:25 p.m. from a Burger King employee, who reported that a man was threatening a woman inside the Chiles Road restaurant. Officers went to the scene to investigate. The suspect was gone by the time police arrived. The woman, […]

Weekend crashes injure 2, close freeway offramp

Two major crashes Saturday in Yolo County left both drivers injured and a freeway offramp covered with condiments for much of the day, according to the California Highway Patrol. The first crash occurred at 10:45 a.m. as 55-year-old Steven Ellis of Oroville drove his Buick Century northbound on Highway 113 near the town of Yolo. […]

Water rate referendum proponents collect signatures

Proponents for the water rate increases referendum will be collecting signatures at most Davis markets and door to door this week. They also will be at the Davis Farmers Market on Saturday. “Please come to one of our tables and sign the petition,” a news release said. All signature gatherers are asked to turn in […]

Earth-friendly solutions are ‘cool’ ideas

The 2011 Cool Davis Festival — overflowing with Earth-friendly themed performances, exhibits, workshops and booths — took over the Veterans’ Memorial Center on Sunday.

Highlights included a bike rodeo and bike safety checks, the National Plug-In Electric Vehicle Day event, a solar cooker booth, a cooking demonstration and a vast array of exhibits in the multipurpose room.

“It’s a statewide campaign,” said Chris Jones, who works with Cool California. “We’re getting people to tell us what makes them a cool Californian.”

Natural Resource Conservation District plans meeting in Woodland

The Woodland Natural Resource Conservation District will host a meeting to discuss its priorities from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov. 22, at the Yolo County Farm Bureau, 69 W. Kentucky Ave., Woodland. The meeting is open to the public. The Yolo County Resource Conservation District is partnering with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, which […]

Kids: Draw a traffic safety poster

The 2011 Street Smarts Traffic Safety poster contest is under way. Students in grades K-6 have until Thursday, Nov. 10, to produce a poster about one of four themes: safe helmet use, safe bicycle riding, safe driving or safe street crossing. Grand prize winners in each category — grades K-3 and 4-6 — will win […]