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Search on in Knights Landing for missing infant boy

Law-enforcement officers from Sutter County to the Bay Area have gathered in Knights Landing today in a desperate search for a 3-week old baby boy who vanished two days ago. Justice Rees was reported missing Monday along with his mother, 22-year-old Samantha Green of Woodland, who surfaced Tuesday evening amid heavy brush along Ridge Cut Slough, […]

Pressure centers on House GOP on Homeland Security bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans reacted tepidly at best Wednesday to calls from the upper reaches of both political parties for legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security without immigration-related add-ons opposed by the White House. Three days before a threatened partial shutdown at the agency, House Speaker John Boehner declined repeatedly to say what […]

Berkeley hosts national conference on college sex assaults

BERKELEY (AP) — More than 500 university administrators, staff members and researchers from across the nation are convening in Berkeley for a professional conference on preventing and addressing sexual assaults on college campuses. The two-day conference that started Tuesday is being hosted by UC Berkeley. Campus spokeswoman Janet Gilmore says it’s designed to give college counselors, […]

Bob Dunning: Maybe they could sleep on the team bus

SPORTS REALIGNMENT … I’ve heard from more than a few folks that if our local school board adopts a later start to the day for our high school students that it could play havoc with scheduling extracurricular activities, most especially sports … I have always felt that sports and music and drama and student government […]

State’s plastic-bag ban suspended by ballot referendum

By Judy Lin SACRAMENTO (AP) — California’s first-in-the-nation statewide ban on plastic shopping bags was put on hold Tuesday when state election officials confirmed a trade group had turned in enough signatures to place the issue before voters in 2016. The American Progressive Bag Alliance, which represents bag manufacturers, had about 50,000 more valid signatures […]

Supervisors focus on county’s broadband issues

WOODLAND — Yolo County is on the wrong side of the digital divide, according to a report presented to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. With its diverse mix of rural and urban areas, the county has communities where little or no broadband service is available. And even in urban areas with greater access to service and […]

California agency votes to reduce gas tax by 6 cents

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California’s tax board on Tuesday approved a 6-cent cut in the state gas tax because of lower gas prices, but it isn’t likely to affect drivers’ wallets. The five-member State Board of Equalization voted unanimously to cut the state gasoline tax from 36 cents to 30 cents a gallon. The decrease takes effect […]

CHP: Fatal hit-and-run probe could be ‘uphill battle’

You can help A memorial fund has been established at First Northern Bank for Mike Bower’s family. Contributions to the Mike Bower Memorial Fund may be made at any First Northern Bank branch, including the Davis branch at 434 Second St. Mike Bower worked two jobs to support his young family, and he was nearing […]

Man gets prison time for downtown Davis beating

A Sacramento man was sentenced to three years, eight months in prison last week for his role in a beating outside a downtown Davis restaurant, the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday. Franklin Sone Wesley, 23, was convicted at trial of assault, battery and resisting arrest in connection with the May 25, 2013, incident […]

Davis Bike Club members tackle massive jigsaw puzzle

There is a method to the madness of assembling a 24,000-piece jigsaw puzzle.

On tables spread through the Davis home of Larry and Dee Burdick, pieces that eventually will form a 6,000-piece section are being sorted by color and moved to separate areas while all of the edges are being collected and connected in one place.

At a Friday evening puzzle party, about a dozen people were focused on the task at hand, most of them members of the Davis Bike Club and their assorted family members. They lean in over well-lit tables, turning pieces over, sorting colors and fitting them together here and there.

This was the second such gathering for this puzzle, the first having taken place last month, and it was a smaller group than usual, said participant Pat Gonzalez.

Defying GOP, Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency. Obama offered no indication of whether he’ll eventually issue a permit for the pipeline, whose construction has become a flashpoint […]

For the record

A closing reception to celebrate the work of several artists on the legacy of The Blue Mango cooperative restaurant and coffee house is from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28., at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St. in Davis. Friday’s story on the Blue Mango exhibit had an incorrect date. ——— A photo caption on Monday’s sports […]

UCD aims at cancer among Asian-American women

A lot of Asian-American women don’t think about getting tested for cervical cancer and don’t think that they need it. But the statistics show that they couldn’t be more wrong. According to the American Cancer Society, Asian-American women have the lowest rate of cervical cancer screening and a higher rate of death from cancer than any […]

Davis wine taster uses blindness to advantage

DAVIS (AP) — Hoby Wedler was born blind and curious 27 years ago. He’s used those two traits — and a refined sense of smell and taste — to develop an expert palette that is garnering rave reviews in California’s wine region. The Sacramento Bee reported Sunday that Wedler’s monthly “Tasting in the Dark” series at […]

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