Trick roper will perform in Woodland

Cowboy showman James Barrera will be one of the feature performers at midtown Woodland’s First Friday event on Friday, Sept. 7. He will perform three half-hour shows at the Burger Saloon, 601 Main St., at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. For more than two decades, Barrera, a native of Woodland, has been spinning his lassos […]

Peterson kicks off campaign with red-carpet premiere

Nancy Peterson’s campaign for the Davis Board of Education will kick off in style with a red-carpet premiere from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, at the home of Holly and Matt Bishop. Guests will take their turn in the spotlight while enjoying local cuisine by Monticello Bistro, Our House and Caffé Italia. Local […]

Foster care class series begins Tuesday

Each year, more than 100 abused and neglected children require a stable and nurturing home in Yolo County. Caring local foster families are needed. “We wonder if you might be someone willing to open your heart and home to a hurt and vulnerable child?” asks Cherie Schroeder, foster and kinship care education instructional specialist. “A […]

Peterson launches campaign website

Davis Board of Education candidate Nancy Peterson launched her campaign website this week, at She is one of five candidates for two seats up for grabs in the Nov. 6 election. The site was designed by local businessman Mike Wyman, who donated much of his work. The two previously collaborated on the Davis High […]

Plan a block party with your neighbors

The seventh Davis Neighbors’ Night Out celebration is planned for Sunday, Oct. 7, in neighborhoods throughout Davis. The event — jointly sponsored by the city of Davis, UC Davis and Associated Students of UC Davis — aims to bring neighbors together to increase familiarity and communication as the new academic year starts. “It’s a fun […]

Rescues as Isaac floods outside New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Isaac’s whistling winds lashed this city and the storm dumped nearly a foot of rain on its desolate streets, but the system of levee pumps, walls and gates appeared to withstand one of the stiffest challenges yet. To the north and south, though, people had to be evacuated or rescued as […]

Tribe donates $36,000 to insure children

Thirty Capay Valley children will receive comprehensive medical, dental, vision and mental health insurance for a full year thanks to a $36,000 grant from the Yocha Dehe Community Fund to the Yolo County Children’s Alliance. For these 30 children, the money will cover the insurance premium assistance component for the Yolo Community Health Initiative called […]

Onward to Romney’s big night, a speech to millions

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney is stepping up for the most important speech of his life, to an audience of millions, after a rousing warm-up from a running mate who vowed the days of dodging painful budget choices will end if voters toss President Barack Obama from office. Having grasped the nomination on […]

Rich, single and livin’ it up in Davis

MOVING ON UP … in case you missed the encouraging news this week out of Forbes Magazine, our humble burg is now listed as the 14th best place in the United States to be “rich and single” … according to Forbes, 49.7 percent of the Davis population is single, and the median family income is […]

Law restricts pension cuts for existing workers

By Judy Lin SACRAMENTO (AP) — The bulk of the projected savings in the public pension reform deal announced by Gov. Jerry Brown won’t be felt for decades because most of the proposed changes will affect government workers who have yet to be hired. While Brown touted his deal as a way to shore up […]

Coroner: Man died from accidental fall

A Sacramento man found fatally injured in the Sudwerk parking lot earlier this year apparently suffered a fall from the Pole Line Road overpass, according to Yolo County coroner’s officials. Thomas Anthony Conrad, 26, was discovered at about 10:15 p.m. April 24, lying under the overpass on the west end of the Sudwerk parking lot. […]

For the record

Sunday’s Comings & Goings column mentioned a new store, Bubble Belly maternity, opening soon at 340 G St. Zehnder & Associates payroll service, which last held that space, moved to 340 G St., Suite A.

Plea deal reached in UCD vandalism case

WOODLAND — An Occupy UC Davis protester facing charges in two separate Yolo Superior Court cases made a plea agreement Wednesday that will bring one of them to a resolution. Thomas Matzat, 22, pleaded no contest to a felony vandalism charge, said Michael Cabral, Yolo County assistant chief deputy district attorney. In exchange for the […]

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Budding research tool used to uncover local species

Tracking down the indigenous red fox took a collaboration between contrasts — citizens and scientists. One UC Davis alumna’s research may substantiate the capability of this unusual cooperative effort. The endeavor involved an online reporting system, which was used to distinguish the range extent of the Sacramento Valley’s red foxes. Little is known of the […]