Snyder faces additional felony counts

WOODLAND — A bail hearing Friday for UC Davis chemistry researcher David Scott Snyder offered a glimpse of some of the explosive-making materials authorities allegedly seized from his campus apartment and various dump sites around Davis last month. Reading from a declaration prepared by police and signed by a fellow judge to boost Snyder’s bail […]

Dept. of public health investigates water project treatment facility

The Department of Public Health recently investigated the new site for the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency surface water project treatment facility and its close proximity to the city of Woodland’s existing wastewater treatment plant, but has so far discovered no apparent danger to the future drinking water supply. However, while the water agency has met […]

Where to put ninth-graders? Jr. high? High school?

Should the Davis school district reconfigure its schools, moving ninth-graders from their current assignment at the district’s junior high schools to a four-year high school program?

And if that change is made, should there be other changes as well, at the elementary and junior high levels?

On Jan. 9, the Davis school board asked Superintendent Winfred Roberson and his staff to look into the possibilities for reconfiguration, and three trustees indicated a particular interest in learning more about the pros and cons of a 9-12 high school.

Yolo County advisory boards have vacancies

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors is seeking candidates to fill vacancies on the following county advisory bodies: Area 4 Agency on Aging; Yolo County Historical Museum board; Capay Valley General Plan Citizens’ Advisory Board; Child Care and Development Planning Council; Children’s Alliance; Commission on Aging and Adult Services; Community Services Action Board; Dunnigan General Plan Citizens’ Advisory Board; Emergency Medical Care Committee; Esparto […]

Take a walk with Warren on Wednesday

Local residents are invited to join Warren Roberts, superintendent emeritus of the UC Davis Arboretum, famous storyteller and punster, for an always-engaging noontime exploration of West End Gardens. Walks with Warren take place on the second Wednesday each month in various collections of the Arboretum. This month, the group will meet at noon Wednesday at […]

Help plan Stroll Through History 2013

Planning has begun for Woodland’s annual “Stroll Through History” on Sept. 7. This popular local event features free guided bike and walking tours of historic neighborhoods filled with Victorian, Craftsman, Spanish Revival and Tudor-style homes. The ticketed events include tours of a selection of open homes, and two bus tours through different historic neighborhoods. “The […]

Drop off ballots at Davis library

Vote-by-mail ballots in the Measure I election may be deposited in a secure drop box at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The ballot may be dropped off during normal business hours. Ballots were mailed last week to all registered voters in Davis and must be returned by 8 p.m. Tuesday, March […]

Join the Great Backyard Bird Count at Cache Creek Nature Preserve

The Cache Creek Conservancy announced it will be participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count this year. The public is invited to meet at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve, 34199 County Road 20 in Woodland, at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, to help with the count. Group leaders will help with identification and the tally […]

‘A Primate’s Memoir’ community book read discussions begin Feb. 26

The Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis, will host a discussion on “A Primate’s Memoir,” authored by Stanford University neurobiologist Robert Sapolsky, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26. The discussion is part of the 2012-13 Open Access Science community book read, a project of the Yolo County Library and the Center for […]

West Sac educators find K-8 configuration brought ‘calmer’ campus, higher test scores

About five years ago, the Washington Unified School District in West Sacramento shifted its grade configuration in a big way. The district transitioned from a traditional model — several elementary schools feeding into a single middle school, which fed into a comprehensive high school — to a new model in which most students attend a […]

Judge won’t reduce bail for UCD chemistry researcher

WOODLAND — The UC Davis chemistry researcher accused of keeping explosives-making materials in his campus apartment had been reprimanded in the past about making explosives in a campus lab, a Yolo County prosecutor revealed Friday in Yolo Superior Court. Deputy District Attorney Martha Holzapfel also said 32-year-old David Scott Snyder asked a friend to remove […]

February 09, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Leave a reply

Winters Friends of the Library host tree sale

The Winters Friends of the Library will host the annual fruit tree sale on Saturday, March 2 (rain or shine), in the parking lot on Railroad Avenue between Baker and Edwards streets. The sale starts at 9 a.m. and will end when the last tree is sold. Featured this year are bare-root fruit and nut […]

Free goodies available at Spanish Language Book Fair

Representatives of First 5 Yolo will be at the Yolo County Library Spanish Language Book Fair on Tuesday to distribute free bilingual “Potter the Otter” books, coloring sheets and carrying bags for the kids. The book fair will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in […]

Raising awareness

Khalid Saeed, national president of the American Muslim Voice Foundation, speaks to 25 Yolo County deputy district attorneys during the lunch hour on Thursday. The goal of the discussion, Saeed says, “was to educate the attorneys about Muslims and Islam. Not the Islam they watch on TV, but the true Islam from the Quran.” Saeed […]