Described as the “eighth wonder of the world” by President Theodore Roosevelt, Burney Falls is one of California’s hidden treasures.
Tucked within the Cascade mountain range — 64 miles northeast of Redding — McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park is one of 279 areas set aside for preservation in the Golden State. The 129-foot falls is not nearly the tallest in California (Yosemite Falls drops a staggering 2,425 feet), but it’s possibly one of the most stunning.
“It starts small in natural springs and then becomes this giant waterfall,” said Ruth Coleman, director of California’s State Parks system. “It has this huge meadow. My kids used to call it Neverland.”
The Yolo County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Section is seeking the public’s help in locating a dog that bit a child at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Woodland. The incident occurred near Slaven Park at the crosswalk of Ortiz Avenue and Camacho Way. The victim, a 3-year-old child, was walking with his mother and brother toward […]
The wonderful — and sometimes wacky — world of cycling will be celebrated with music and food at the second annual Bike Commute Festival on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot at Seventh and G streets. This free event brings together community organizations, regional agencies and local businesses for fun, […]
Organizers of Davis Dollars, a community currency, are planning a craft fair with a strawberries theme from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 6. It will be at the G Street Shopping Center at Seventh and G streets, just north of the Davis Food Co-op. The event is free and open to the public. […]
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar WASHINGTON — Insurance companies will have to return more than $1 billion this year to consumers and businesses, thanks to a new requirement in President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, a report released Thursday concludes. That’s real money, says Larry Levitt of the Kaiser Family Foundation, which analyzed industry filings with state […]
Woodland police are looking for two suspects — one of them identified — in connection with separate assaults Tuesday night. Jerry Donald Kennedy Jr., 25, is suspected of assaulting a man with a broken piece of glass and vandalizing his property at about 8 p.m. in the 2600 block of Nicholson Circle. Sgt. Frank Ritter […]
The public is invited to attend the Woodland Davis Aeromodelers annual 49er Regional Scale Masters Qualifier from May 4 to 6. Scale-model reproductions of full-size aircraft ranging from World War I and World War II to sport and contemporary aircraft will be flown and judged on how close they fly to the full-size aircraft. Static […]
Athletic Director wanted. Major public university with visions of grandeur located in scenic Northern California. Compensation to be determined. Must be able to define “Aggie” and bleed Blue and Gold. Apply ASAP. Yes, the folks on campus are on the prowl for a new athletic director, but before doing so they felt it necessary to […]
BERKELEY — Each of the 10 campuses that make up the University of California system would have the autonomy to set their own tuition, determine how many out-of-state students to enroll and make other key decisions under a proposal floated by top officials at UC Berkeley. The officials, including UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, say […]
Hardwater, a Davis-based band, brings its unique blend of pop, rock, folk and blues to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday. They’ll play from 5 to 8 p.m. alongside the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park, Fourth and C streets in downtown Davis. The local band features Kat Bowden (vocals and mandolin), Johnny Flores (drums), […]
They are “survivors of the system,” Russ Kusama says of the six boys living at the Progress Ranch group home in East Davis. All between the ages of 6 and 11, the boys have come here primarily because they were unable to make it in foster care. One comes from a failed adoption. All are emotionally troubled. “Every […]
Noah Schmid, Karen Meng and Mia Sanchez take a turn feeding and petting one of the 13 newly hatched chicks in Linda McClain’s first-grade classroom at Korematsu Elementary School on Wednesday.
McClain hatches chicks in her classroom every year, getting the eggs from a local farm, which is where the chicks eventually return to live. She’ll be taking all but four of the chicks back to the farm this weekend, with the remaining four staying at school until summer.