Lawyer: Couple confessed to kidnapping Dugard

By Lisa Leff PLACERVILLE — A Northern California couple charged with kidnapping Jaycee Dugard and holding her captive for 18 years have given full confessions to authorities, a defense lawyer said Monday. The revelation came as prosecutors and defense lawyers opened negotiations on possible plea bargains that could avert a trial and testimony by the […]

Made with love

The Thursday Morning Women’s Group at the Lutheran Church of the Incarnation has made quilts that will be donated to several organizations in Yolo County and to Lutheran World Relief. The quilts are made with donated materials, and supplies purchased by the group. Front row, from left, are Louise Wilson, Betty Weber and Judy Berry; […]

Custom homes fill out Patwin neighborhood

Custom home lots went up for sale this month at Patwin Terrace, a new subdivision nestled in an existing decades-old neighborhood just west of Davis. Investors Eric Roe and Tim Ruff bought the 10-acre Yolo County parcel last year from William and Barbara Knox, who have held on to the property since the 1970s. The […]

Lawyer: Couple confessed to Dugard kidnapping

PLACERVILLE (AP) — A defense lawyer says the Northern California couple charged with kidnapping Jaycee Dugard and holding her captive for 18 years have given full confessions to police. Attorney Stephen Tapson, who represents Nancy Garrido, told reporters Monday outside court that his client and her husband, Phillip Garrido, were re-interviewed by detectives during the […]

Crash kills wrong-way driver

A 64-year-old Davis woman was the wrong-way driver who caused a three-car collision Monday morning on a Woodland highway, according to Yolo County coroner’s officials. Teresa Sedillo suffered fatal injuries in the crash, which occurred at about 11:45 a.m. on northbound Highway 113 just south of Gibson Road. She was pronounced dead at the scene, […]

Bledsoe Pork is the star at Pig Day

Yummy pork, pig-themed activities for kids and, of course, a petting zoo featuring piglets are highlights of Saturday’s 20th annual Pig Day celebration at the Davis Farmers Market. Visitors to the market between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday in Central Park will find pork ribs, pulled pork sandwiches, pork on pizzas and pork stir-fry […]

‘Amazing Grace’ screens at I-House

“Amazing Grace,” a 2006 film directed by Michael Apted, will be screened Friday night at International House, Davis, as part of the International Film Series. There is no charge, but donations are gratefully accepted to help cover the cost of the DVD rental, facilities use, supplies and refreshments that are served at 7:30 p.m. The […]

Montessori program scheduled

Learn more about the Montessori method of education at a free lecture Monday sponsored by Birch Lane Elementary School’s Montessori program. Tracy Nishida of the UC Davis department of human development will discuss “Montessori and Your Child” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Birch Lane multipurpose room, 1600 Birch Lane. Nishida will give an […]

Improve balance at class

The Davis Senior Center offers workshops designed to improve stability and alignment, including specific movement strategies to regain balance when challenged. A Level 2 Balance Class will be offered from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday. This class is designed for individuals who have attended the Level 1 workshop or its equivalent (check with instructor), and […]

Support Davis Little League at Uncle Vito’s

Community support is what allows Davis Little League to succeed, so community members are invited to visit Uncle Vito’s Slice of New York for pizza, salads and cold brew while supporting DLL on Wednesday, March 9, from 5 to 9 p.m. The restaurant is at Second and E streets in downtown Davis. Guests should print […]

Dixon school hosts open house

Parents of school-age children entering preschool through elementary grades are invited to attend Neighborhood Christian School’s open house at 7 p.m. Thursday at the campus on the Dixon May Fairgrounds, 655 S. First St. in Dixon. All classrooms will be open for parents to visit. Teachers will have curriculum and class projects on exhibit. “Neighborhood […]

BRIEFLY: Girl Scouts sponsor clothing drive

It’s spring cleaning time again, and this year you can make a difference by simply cleaning out your kids’ closets. Through Friday, Girl Scout Troop 1765 is hosting a children’s clothing drive for the Davis community. They are collecting any type of new or gently used infant or children’s clothing for the Davis Community Clinic, […]

BRIEFLY: Elementary strings workshop Saturday

The Davis Junior High School Orchestras will host an elementary strings workshop from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Emerson Junior High School, 2121 Calaveras Ave. Sign-in and late registration begin at 12:45 p.m. All pre-registered students will receive a T-shirt at the workshop. Interested parents can register their musicians by e-mail at orchestra.workshop@gmail.com. Provide […]

Elementary strings workshop Saturday

The Davis Junior High Orchestras will host an elementary strings workshop from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Emerson Junior High School, 2121 Calaveras Ave. Sign-in and late registration begin at 12:45 p.m. All pre-registered students will receive a T-shirt at the workshop. Interested parents can register their musicians by e-mail at orchestra.workshop@gmail.com. Provide your […]