Woodland teens busted for alleged auto theft

Two teenage boys from Woodland were arrested after allegedly stealing a vehicle from outside the owner’s West Davis home, police said. Shortly after receiving the 11:20 p.m. theft report, officers spotted the car on West Covell Boulevard and made a vehicle stop at County Roads 99 and 25A, Davis police Lt. Glenn Glasgow said. Two […]

February 11, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Nishi property back before City Council

Learn more Who: Davis City Council When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Where: Community Chambers, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Watch it: Live on Comcast Channel 16 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99; streamed at www.cityofdavis.org They’re calling it the Downtown University Gateway District. It’s a joint planning initiative involving the city, UC Davis, a county land-use agency […]

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Safer rail cars needed to carry crude, Garamendi says

Rep. John Garamendi said that the federal government should demand stronger rail cars “right now” to begin to address public fears after a series of explosions on trains hauling crude oil across the United States and Canada. Shipments of crude into California are set to increase by some 48 million barrels this year. Valero Energy […]

February 11, 2014 | Posted in U.S. Congress | Tagged ,

Yolo animal shelter offers $14 adoptions in February

Yolo County Animal Services is celebrating the month of February with pet adoptions starting at $14. The shelter, at 2540 E. Gibson Road in Woodland, has many dogs and cats eager to find a loving home. Can’t adopt right now? Consider sponsoring one of the adorable animals with a donation. Better yet donate in the […]

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Art show is a feather in the cap of area students

Check it out What: California Duck Days Where: Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, 45211 County Road 32B When: Saturday, Feb. 22 Tickets: $20-$25 per adult depending on trip; children 16 years and under are free Info: Register online at www.yolobasin.org. Pre-registration is recommended. For those who enjoy discovering the outdoors indoors, the California Duck Days Wildlife […]

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City monitoring oil-by-rail process in Benicia

In a small win for local opponents of more oil cars traveling through Davis by rail, a staff report released Friday evening said city staff are in contact with their Benicia counterparts and monitoring a development proposal. The issue is whether the city of Benicia will vote to approve a new rail terminal that would […]

February 11, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sign up for electronics camp for kids

Children interested in electronic crafts may now register for Davis Code Camp. Children will learn how to make clothing, cards and crafts that light up. The camp runs from 4 to 5:15 p.m. Tuesdays from Feb. 25 to April 1 at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Cost is $195. For more information, call […]

February 11, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Scruffy (No. 121666), a 7-year-old neutered male black and tan terrier mix. Also hoping for a good home is Patches (No. 085925), a 5-year-old spayed female calico short-haired domestic cat, […]

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Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center changes name to Empower Yolo

The Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center has become Empower Yolo. The name change is an effort to more effectively encompass the philosophy of service, comprehensive programs and geographical reach of services offered by the agency. Empower Yolo will kick off its Yolo Campaign for Change on Wednesday. The 10-day awareness-raising effort is intended to […]

February 11, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

NorCal Fibro Friends to meet

The monthly meeting of the Northern Cal Fibro Friends will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Valley Health Plaza, 1010 Nut Tree Road, Suite 240, in Vacaville. Meetings are free, but donations are appreciated. The program will be presented by the outreach representatives for the California AgrAbility Program at UC Davis. They will […]

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Fundraiser Wednesday to re-elect Swanson

The public is invited to a valentine-themed re-election fundraiser for City Councilwoman Rochelle Swanson from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Our House Restaurant, 808 Second St. in downtown Davis. There will be food, drinks and a valentine card craft station. For more information, contact Cary Arnold at 530-867-2524.

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Odd Fellows take steps toward change

Members of the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge, armed with pedometers, will record their steps for the next six months, and see if — collectively — they can take 50 million steps in that time. Longtime Odd Fellow and Past Noble Grand Dave Rosenberg issued the challenge to the lodge, and it was readily accepted. “One […]

February 12, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Take a look in a book

The Davis Korean Cultural Society opened its Korean language and culture school for pre-kindergartners through 12th-graders on Friday. From left, Katie Mun, Celline Han and Lucy Yunsealoh read a book with teacher Eunsun Kong on opening night. The school currently features one 15-week Korean language class followed by a Korean culture class on Friday evenings […]

February 09, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Council to mull fate of water initiative

Learn more Who: Davis City Council When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Where: Community Chambers, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Watch it: Live on Comcast Channel 16 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99; streamed at www.cityofdavis.org/media The City Council will consider a range of legal options Tuesday to decide what to do with an initiative on water rates […]

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