Wristbands remember Scott Heinig

Amelia Needham, a Davis Athletic Club staff member, takes orders Tuesday at the club for rubber wristbands bearing Scott Heinig’s famous saying, “How great is life today?” Heinig, 22, a 2006 Davis High School graduate, died Sunday from a head injury suffered in a fall. The local baseball standout was a longtime member of the […]

Woodland police make torture, elder abuse arrests

Woodland police reported Wednesday a pair of unrelated arrests stemming from incidents that occurred earlier this month. Robert Talley, 58, described by investigators as a “homeless parolee,” was arrested in connection with the April 8 torture and attempted sexual assault of another homeless man, Sgt. Steve Guthrie said. Guthrie said the alleged victim recalled being […]

Tip-A-Cop event to raise money for Special Olympics

Woodland police will be serving up food instead of tickets and warrants Thursday at a “Tip-A-Cop” fund-raiser for Special Olympics of Northern California. Officers and other Woodland Police Department representatives will volunteer their time to assist restaurant staff at Applebee’s, 1790 E. Main St., from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and again from 5 to […]

Thompson lauds new airline passenger protections

By David Koenig Rep. Mike Thompson on Wednesday applauded the U.S. government’s new protections for travelers when airlines lose their bags, bump them off flights or hold them on the runway for hours, while continuing to call for more permanent protections. The airlines also will have to more clearly disclose the fees they charge, under […]

Helping Hands Day is a commitment to community

You can help What: Mormon Helping Hands Day of service, with projects throughout Davis When: Beginning at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 30, with a picnic to follow at noon Where: Meet at Montgomery Elementary School, 1441 Danbury St., for work party assignments Not long after Travis Lybbert arrived in Davis to join the university as […]

Olive Center to host two new classes May 10-11

The UC Davis Olive Center will offer two new olive-oil production courses May 10 and 11. The first course will focus on the business of production. It will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at the UCD Conference Center. The second, titled “Quality Olive Oil Production,” will run from 8:30 a.m. to […]

Hearing group offers preschool screenings

Hear! Here!, the Woodland chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America, has increased the number of preschools to receive hearing screening in 2011. Testing will be done by trained personnel of the Center for Hearing Health, a nonprofit organization based in Auburn, which visits schools in specially equipped vans to identify hearing problems in […]

Author goes on KDRT

“How She Really Does It,” a radio show with Koren Motekaitis, airs live from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays on KDRT 95.7 FM or by live webstreaming at http://www.howshereallydoesit.com. The featured guest this week is local author Virna DePaul, a former criminal prosecutor whose debut mass-market paranormal romantic suspense novel, “Chosen By Blood” (book one […]

Cache Creek Discovery Day celebrates watershed stewardship

May is California’s Watershed Awareness Month, a program designed to promote watershed education and stewardship activities at the local community level. To promote watershed awareness on a local level, the public is invited to attend Cache Creek Discovery Day, a free, family-friendly outdoor event on Saturday, May 7, at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve, west […]

Dixon May Fair is less than two weeks away

The 136th annual Dixon May Fair is just around the corner, and planning is well under way for the five-day event that officials promise will offer fun and good memories for people of all ages. The May Fair will open Wednesday, May 4, and entertain thousands of visitors through Mother’s Day on May 8. While […]

Cutting off the booze is the only solution

The mail, as they say, has been both anguished and angry. Everyone, it seems, has a different take on our once-beloved celebration known as Picnic Day. One impassioned email said simply: “Please help save Picnic Day.” Another said it’s finally time to call it quits. And yet another staked out a middle ground of a […]

Briefly: Chicken coop demo planned Saturday

A chicken coop design and construction demonstration presented by MAK Design+Build, in collaboration with Hibbert Lumber, kicks off the Tour de Cluck Chicken Skool. This informative coop event is open to all and will take place at Hibbert Lumber, Fifth and G streets, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. “If you are considering the leap […]

Rummage sale benefits preschool

The Davis Community Church Nursery School will host its annual rummage sale from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30. While not inclusive, some items to be found are children’s clothing, infant clothing, infant care items, infant activity toys, toys, furniture, towels, kitchen items, CDs, DVDs, videos, knick-knacks, bedding, books, computer software and household items. […]