Briefly: Woodland death ruled a suicide

The Woodland man whose body was found under an Interstate 5 bridge in northern Woodland on Wednesday took his own life, Yolo County coroner’s officials ruled today. Eddie Dean Duncan, 59, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, Chief Deputy Coroner Robert LaBrash said. A gun was recovered from the scene. Yolo County […]

Woodland police arrest man after alleged kidnapping

Woodland police arrested a 23-year-old man Wednesday on suspicion of kidnapping his estranged wife from her home with the couple’s toddler child in tow. Reports of a young woman being pulled from her home and forced into a car sent officers to the 100 block of Stone Way at about 11:20 a.m., Sgt. Dan Letamendi […]

‘Diary of a Part-Time Indian’ selected for Campus Community Book Project

UC Davis’ Campus Community Book Project has announced its 2011-12 selection, “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,” Sherman Alexie’s award-winning, semi-autobiographical novel. The organizer also announced a change in the book project’s timeline. In a break from tradition, the author’s visit will not be in December. Instead, Alexie is scheduled to visit and […]

Woodland police seek pushy robber

Woodland police are seeking a robber who shoved an elderly woman in order to achieve his payday. Sgt. Victoria Danzl said the woman and her husband were in line at the CVS store on West Main Street at about 4 p.m. Monday when the suspect, who was standing behind the couple, pushed the woman out […]

Mayors for meals

Davis City Councilman Stephen Souza and Mack Walker, a member of the Davis Sunrise Rotary Club, deliver lunch to Kathleen Golden as part of Mayors for Meals Day on Wednesday. Mayors and City Council members throughout Yolo County joined other community volunteers in the event to raise awareness of seniors facing hunger across the country. […]

If you build it …

Davis High School sophomore Vaughan Chadderton, 15, fastens a bird box — designed to attract western bluebirds or tree swallows — onto a pole with the help of Cari Koopman of Audubon California during a habitat restoration project Tuesday in the Winters area. The Student and Landowner Education and Watershed Stewardship program partnered with Audubon […]

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The compassion corner

For nearly two years, David Breaux, also know as the “Compassion Guy,” has been standing on the corner of Third and C streets in downtown Davis with a pen and paper, asking passersby to write down their definition of compassion. Breaux, a Stanford graduate, was inspired to do the project after hearing Karen Armstrong, a […]

CSU to enroll fewer students amid budget cuts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California State University system plans to enroll about 10,000 fewer students as part of its response to anticipated cuts in state funding, school officials said Tuesday. At the CSU Board of Trustees meeting in Long Beach, administrators outlined strategies for the 23-campus system to cope with the $500 million, or […]

Perfectionism author on KDRT radio

“How She Really Does It,” a radio talk show with Koren Motekaitis, airs live from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays on KDRT, 95.7 FM, or by live webstreaming at www.howshereallydoesit.com Brené Brown, a professor at the University of Houston, has studied shame, perfection and loving oneself for more than a decade. She is the author […]

Free yoga classes offered as fundraiser for Japan

Two free yoga classes will be offered Sunday as a fundraiser to benefit relief efforts in Japan. The Davis Holistic Health Center and The ACI-Davis Buddhist Group are sponsoring a morning class in Bhakti Flow from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and an afternoon class in Tibetan Heart Yoga from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the […]

Davis Dynamos plan 5K, 10K walk this weekend

The Davis Dynamos will host a spring walk, with both 5K and 10K routes, on Saturday and Sunday. Walkers should start between 8 a.m. and noon at Lamppost Pizza, 1260 Lake Blvd., Davis. Maps and directions will be available at the starting point. Walks are free to all who want to participate. However, if walkers want […]

For the record

Nancy Jungerman’s name was mistakenly omitted from the list of residents of Glacier Circle in Tuesday’s story. We regret the omission.

Tickets on sale soon for Tour de Cluck

The Tour de Cluck: A Bicycle Chicken Coop Crawl — the paean to poultry that took Davis chicken-keepers, the chicken curious and bicycle enthusiasts by storm last year — returns to Davis on May 14. Visitors will enjoy a Bicycle Chicken Coop Crawl featuring 19 backyard chicken coops, all open to visitors in a self-guided […]

Career Israeli diplomat to speak at UCD

Shahar Azani, a career Israeli diplomat with an insider’s view of Israeli foreign affairs, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in Wellman Hall Room 6 at UC Davis. Admission is free. StandWithUs, the international Israel education organization, is sponsoring the national tour of this charismatic and intelligent speaker, along with the campus club […]