Learn more about Native American culture at forum Thursday

The second in a series of public forums designed to foster increased understanding and appreciation of local cultures will focus on Native American communities. The forum, sponsored by the Yolo County District Attorney’s Multi-Cultural Community Council, will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 800 at Woodland Community College, 2300 E. Gibson Road. Parking […]

Davis-based author returns with legal thriller

Meet the author Who: John Lescroart, discussing and signing copies of his newest novel, “The Ophelia Cut” When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 Where: The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. Approach the small downtown Davis abode in which local author John Lescroart writes with care, lest you discover what’s inside. It’s the scene of a […]

Moyle will speak about Putah Creek’s fish

The Putah Creek Council’s first CreekSpeak talk of 2013 will spotlight Putah Creek’s fish, and explain how the Putah Creek Accord’s mandated in-stream flows have affected fish populations over the past 13 years. Peter Moyle, who has been studying the ecology and conservation of freshwater and estuarine fishes in California for more than 40 years, […]

As Latinos make gains in education; gaps remain

By Richard Pérez-Peña After lagging behind other Americans in education for generations, Latinos have significantly narrowed the gap, and last year they passed a milestone, with new Hispanic high school graduates more likely than their white counterparts to go directly to college, according to a new study. In an era of rising high school completion […]

Stanford lecturer talks Turkey

The UC Davis department of Middle East/South Asia studies presents a talk by Ayça Alemdaroglu, “Guardians of the Republic: Youth, Social Inequality and Politics in Turkey,” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, in the IGA Conference Room at Shields Library on campus. Alemdaroglu is a lecturer in the introductory studies program at Stanford […]

Film looks at Iran’s election

The UC Davis department of Middle East/South Asia studies presents “Iran: Cry of an Indignant People,” a documentary about Iran’s presidential election. The film, directed by Jamshid Golmakani, will screen at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at 55 Roessler Hall on the UCD campus. Golmakani is a French-Iranian filmmaker, author and journalist. He began his […]

Veteran local educators honored for support of former foster youths

Longtime Yolo County educators and UC Davis alumni Sandi Redenbach and Ken Gelatt are the 2013 winners of the Charles J. Soderquist Award, an honor bestowed by the university in recognition of exceptional volunteer leadership and philanthropy benefiting the campus community. Created in 2005 by the UC Davis Foundation, the award honors the late Charles […]

Bills would prevent rise in student loan rates

By Tamar Lewin Congress now has an array of legislative options to prevent the interest rate on student loans from doubling to 6.8 percent on July 1, as scheduled. With student loans topping $1.1 trillion — and held by one in five American households — many families are questioning why students should pay so much […]

For the record

Anamarie Urrutia’s name was misspelled in a photo caption on Thursday’s front page. She’s the volunteer coordinator for the Yolo County SPCA, not Catherine McCullum. We regret the errors.

High school baseball team lifts car off girl

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Sixteen members of a Northern California high school baseball team ran from a practice to save a 16-year-old girl who was pinned under a car, working together to lift it off her while their coach pulled her to safety. The girl, a student visiting Valley High School in Elk Grove from another […]

Bob Dunning: Ding-ding! It actually was Julie’s idea

AND NOW, THE REST OF THE STORY … several weeks ago, in a hard-hitting exposé concerning bells on bicycles, I quoted David Takemoto-Weerts, the bicycle program coordinator at UC Davis, who said “When Lois Wolk served on the council, she suggested a mandatory bike bell ordinance.” … Lois, now a state senator, responded in her […]

Eliminate standing water to curtail mosquitoes

With recent rains and an increase in area temperatures, the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District reminds the public to “drain after the rain” to prevent mosquitoes. Wet weather followed by very warm temperatures creates an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes. “The latest rains have left stagnant water and it’s important for everyone to do […]

Six hurt, one arrested in alleged DUI crash

A Woodland teen faces felony drunken-driving charges following a crash Wednesday evening that injured six people north of Woodland, according to the California Highway Patrol. Tyler James Cearley, 18, was driving a Dodge Durango that rear-ended a Ford Windstar on southbound County Road 102 north of Road 17, causing the Ford to veer to the […]

Memorial pays tribute to fallen Yolo County officers

Law-enforcement dignitaries from Yolo County and beyond will gather in front of the historic Woodland courthouse Saturday for the unveiling and dedication of the Yolo County Fallen Officer Memorial. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. outside the main entrance of the courthouse, 725 Court St. Inspired by the Yolo County Retired Peace Officers Association, the […]