Gibson House Writers will meet Monday

The Gibson House Writers, the writing critique group sponsored by the Yolo County Historical Museum, will meet at 4 p.m. Monday at 512 Gibson Road in Woodland. New writers are welcome to visit and consider joining the group. Regular meetings take place on the second Monday of each month. Writers share and get feedback on […]

‘Davisville’ looks at live-music scene

Kyle Monhollen of the Davis Live Music Collective discusses live music in Davis, including the possibility of a new permanent venue for concerts, on the latest edition of the KDRT program “Davisville.” “Davisville,” hosted by Bill Buchanan, airs at 5:30 p.m. Monday, 8:30 a.m. Wednesday and 7:30 a.m. Saturday. The interview with Monhollen will air […]

Harper students stage Civil War play written by classmates

That’s the ticket What: “A Nation Divided,” a play set in the Civil War, written and performed by students When: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday Where: Harper Junior High School, 4000 E. Covell Blvd. Tickets: $7 general, $5 with ASB card Students at Harper Junior High will present a play set in the Civil War on […]

Yolo sheriff seeks input on off-highway vehicle grant

The Yolo County Sheriff’s Department has applied for grant funding to purchase equipment and provide training and resources to maintain an off-highway vehicle patrol team to better serve OHV enthusiasts and landowners who are affected by illegal activity. “OHV users have trespassed and caused extensive damage to property,” a Sheriff’s Department news release said. “Many of […]

Tour vernal pools at Jepson Prairie Preserve

Wildflower season is just around the corner, and Jepson Prairie docents with the Solano Land Trust are ready to share the first wave of vernal pool flowers with weekend tours beginning Saturday, March 16.  Weather permitting, there will be two-hour guided walks starting at 10 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday through Mother’s Day, Sunday, May […]

Dow Jones industrial average surges to record

NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow has never been higher. The Dow Jones industrial average jumped more than 100 points early Tuesday, climbing to an all-time high, powered by China’s strong economic growth targets and a jump in European retail sales. The Dow gained 103 points, or 0.8 percent, to 14,239 as of 7 a.m. […]

Charge refiled in Davis murder case

WOODLAND — As promised, the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office has refiled a murder charge against James Elron Mings, whose case was abruptly dismissed last week during the jury selection phase of his trial. Mings, 37, pleaded not guilty to the single felony count Monday in Yolo Superior Court. He also waived his right to […]

Support offered to family caregivers

Family caregivers can get plenty of support through monthly meetings of local groups and occasional special presentations. Coming up are: * Women Spouses Caregiver Support Group, 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave. For more information, call Peggy Phelps at 530-666-8828. * Triple S Family Caregiver Support Group, noon Thursday, March 14, at […]

Students rally for education

Ulises Cayetano, 23, a student from Santa Monica College, joins with other students from around the state Monday in a march and demonstration for more funding for higher education at the Capitol in Sacramento. Students and supporters from the University of California, California State University and community college system called on lawmakers to provide more […]

Coroner IDs man hit by train in West Sacramento

A train-versus-pedestrian collision Sunday in West Sacramento has been ruled accidental by the Yolo County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office. Mitchell Lee Yarrington, 52, of West Sacramento, was walking on the railroad tracks near Harbor Boulevard when he was struck from behind by the westbound Amtrak passenger train shortly before 2 p.m. Yarrington’s cause of death was listed […]

Women, girls talk about international experiences

Five speakers will discuss how international experiences influence one’s world view at a free program celebrating International Women’s Day on Sunday afternoon at International House Davis. The event runs from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at 10 College Park. Speakers are: * Ewen Wang, a Stanford physician who has recently worked in Borneo with the organization […]

Argentine tango showcased at library performances

The Yolo County Library will host two events in April celebrating the rich history of Argentine tango. Visitors will experience the magic and passion of the dance that influenced art, fashion and music worldwide. Jurek Mazur will give a multimedia presentation on the roots, history and culture of Argentine tango with music and a special […]

Keeping an eye on online test-takers

By Anne Eisenberg Millions of students worldwide have signed up in the last year for MOOCs, short for massive open online courses — those free, Web-based classes available to one and all and taught by professors at Harvard, Duke, MIT and other universities. But when those students take the final exam in calculus or genetics, […]