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Funds for research roll in from Walk to Defeat ALS

Nearly 3,000 people, the largest turnout ever, participated in the Walk to Defeat ALS, held Oct. 4 at Raley Field in West Sacramento. Among the walking teams were 16 based in Yolo County, and they raised $34,184 to date, according to Shawn Joost, executive director of the ALS Greater Sacramento Chapter. The total amount raised […]

Price is the key to solving water issues

By Eduardo Porter This summer, California’s water authority declared that wasting water — hosing a sidewalk, for example — was a crime. Next door, in Nevada, Las Vegas has paid out $200 million over the past decade for homes and businesses to pull out their lawns. It will get worse. As climate change and population […]

Whole Foods’ Oktoberfest benefits Arboretum

On Saturday, Whole Foods Market Davis will convert the UC Davis Arboretum’s Terrace Garden and Lois Crowe Patio at the Davis Commons shopping center, 500 First St., into a biergarten for the store’s inaugural “Celebrate Oktoberfest” event. The fun runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $18 and include beers from Sudwerk and Track […]

One dead in Woodland crash

One person was killed this morning in a vehicle collision north of Woodland, according to the California Highway Patrol. Information posted on the CHP’s traffic information website indicated the crash occurred just before 5 a.m. at Highway 113 and County Road 18C and involved a big-rig and a sedan. A person inside the sedan was […]

Jobless aid applications fall to 14-year low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid dropped to the lowest level in 14 years last week, the latest sign of a strengthening labor market that could help blunt worries about the impact of weak global growth. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications for unemployment aid fell 23,000 to […]

State court clears way for bullet train

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California will forge ahead with plans to build the nation’s first bullet train by buying land in the Central Valley and demolishing buildings in the path of the $68 billion rail line after the state Supreme Court decided not to hear an appeal from opponents of the project. The California Supreme Court’s […]

Truck with portable toilets crashes in South Bay

SAN JOSE (AP) — A major San Francisco Bay Area highway was shut down after a truck carrying portable toilets crashed and spilled blue deodorizer onto the roadway. California Highway Patrol Officer Matt Rasmussen tells KNTV that the crash on southbound Interstate 280 in San Jose was reported around 5:15 a.m. Wednesday. The toilets on […]

Bob Dunning: New city manager is locally sourced

A DUCK AMONG US … in a city that’s apparently so devoid of talent that we can’t even hire local artists to design and execute a creative $75,000 paint job on the East Area Water Tank, the good news is the Davis City Council finally decided to hire locally when it named Davisite Dirk Brazil […]

Money surge boosts GOP Senate push

By Nicholas Confessore Republican candidates for the Senate have overcome the sizable fundraising edge held by their Democratic opponents for most of the 2014 election cycle, according to new disclosures filed with the Federal Election Commission, outraising or matching Democrats in races that will decide control of the Senate and entering the final weeks of […]

Trial ordered in CHP officer’s domestic violence case

A California Highway Patrol officer accused of domestic violence has been ordered to stand trial on the charges following a preliminary hearing earlier this week. Armando Ortega, 43, remains free on bail. He is due back in Yolo Superior Court on Oct. 29 for arraignment before Judge David Reed. Woodland police arrested Ortega, an officer […]

Garamendi touts experience in bid for re-election

SACRAMENTO — Congressman John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, is hoping once again to represent District 3 in Washington, D.C., after the Nov. 4 election. A diverse area, the 3rd District covers all or part of Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties, including the cities of Davis, Woodland, Vacaville, Fairfield, Marysville and Yuba […]

Explorit: Festive and fun family workshops set

By Michele Eigenman and Lisa Justice Want to join your kids in a festive and creative activity without the hassle of set-up or cleanup? Looking for an activity that will teach your children (and maybe even you) something about how the world around them works? The holiday season can be a hectic and messy time […]

Crab feed will benefit Yolo County Sheriff’s Posse

The Yolo County Sheriff’s Posse will host a crab feed Saturday evening, Nov. 8, in Waite Hall at the Yolo County Fairgrounds, 1250 E. Gum Ave. in Woodland. Doors open at 6 p.m. with no-host cocktails and games, and dinner is served at 7 p.m. The Jim Hunter Band will perform country-western dance music and […]

Cartoonist will liven up Winters library meeting

It’s not easy to smile while discussing the news lately. But Winters Friends of the Library is out to change that by presenting “An Evening with Sacramento Bee Cartoonist Jack Ohman.” It will take place at 6:30 Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the Winters Community Library, 708 Railroad Ave., during the Winters Friends of the Library’s […]

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