Survival skills to be taught at preserve

Outdoor adventurers can tune up their survival skills at a workshop Saturday morning at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve west of Woodland. Participants will learn how to start a fire by friction using a modified bow drill technique and also how to start a fire with a sparker. Students will have the opportunity to make a […]

Turning a mess into olive oil success

Picnic Day sale For the 10th anniversary, there’s a good deal: $10 for the Silo, Gunrock and Roasted Garlic blends. That’s a discount of almost 17 percent off the regular price. (The Estate blend is sold out.) Buy it at: * Main bookstore (east wing of the Memorial Union) * Welcome Center * Robert Mondavi […]

Where man and nature collide: Roadkill hot spots in California

An interactive map shows how California’s state highway system is strewn with roadkill “hot spots,” which are identified in a newly released report by the Road Ecology Center at UC Davis. The data could help state highway planners take measures to protect both drivers and wildlife. The report describes data logged into the California Roadkill […]

UCD expands emergency notification service

Safety officials at UC Davis announced this week an expansion of the campus’ WarnMe and Aggie Alert system, with registration no longer limited to students, staff and faculty. WarnMe and Aggie Alert messages will now go to parents, employees’ family members, campus neighbors and others who sign up via the community registration page: “Safety is a top […]

Emerson featured at photography program

The Woodland Camera Forum will present a photography program on Tuesday, April 21, by photographer Eric Emerson. The show is his “Best of the Best” images taken over the years, and will begin at 7 p.m. at Norton Hall, 70 Cottonwood St. in Woodland. The show is open and free to the public. Until last […]

Portuguese influence in Yolo County detailed

On Sunday, April 26, the Yolo County Historical Society, in concert with the Portuguese Historical Societies in Yolo County, will present a lecture on the Portuguese in Yolo County. The talk will begin at 2 p.m. at San Pedro Park, 708 Hobson Ave. in West Sacramento. Representatives from the Woodland Holy Ghost Festa, Freeport Clarksburg […]

Davis poet will read his work at library

Davis author Richard Alan Bunch will read from his latest book of poetry, “California Dreaming: Poems of the Golden State,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 28. The free reading will take place in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Bunch has been thrice-nominated for a Pushcart Prize […]

‘Coffee with a Cop’ seeks to build police, community ties

Members of the Woodland community are invited to “Coffee with a Cop” — an opportunity for residents and police officers to meet in an informal, neutral space to drink coffee, discuss community issues and build relationships. The event begins at 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, at the McDonald’s at 1500 E. Main St. For more […]

Understanding risks can help women prevent leading health threats

Many of the leading threats to women’s health can be prevented — if you know how. The top causes of death among adult women in the U.S. include heart disease, stroke and cancer, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Take the first step to protect yourself by talking with your doctor about your […]

Injury-proof yourself for effective exercise

Everybody knows that exercise is good for you. That knowledge keeps you going to the gym, briskly walking the neighborhood or cycling in the park when you could be on the sofa with a bowl of popcorn and a favorite movie. Physical activity has positive effects on mood and good health throughout our lives. Yet, […]

Small aircraft lands on Capitol lawn

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police arrested a Florida Postal Service worker who steered his tiny aircraft onto the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol after flying through restricted airspace around the National Mall on Wednesday. The pilot was Douglas Mark Hughes of Ruskin, Fla., who remained in custody Wednesday evening, Capitol Police said in a statement. […]

Bob Dunning: Our latest push toward perfection …

I think it may finally be time for the city of Davis to hire a full-time ombudsman to deal with the great number and wide variety of citizen concerns over the way our town is governed. “Concerns,” is, of course, a Davis word for “complaints.” Other Davis variations of the word include “input,” “feedback” and […]

Winters man sentenced in child pornography case

A Winters man was sentenced Tuesday to 13 years in prison for receiving child pornography, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced. Michael Rea, 26, a registered sex offender with a history of failing to update his mandated registration information, was arrested in September 2013. U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner said Rea was on probation for a […]

Two jailed after burglary, police chase

An alleged daytime home burglary led to a high-speed chase, a crash and the arrest of two people on multiple felony charges, Davis police said. The drama unfolded at about 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, when a resident of Oakenshield Road in West Davis arrived home to find an unfamiliar vehicle in front of the house and […]