Workshop discusses ‘Healing Shame’

The Woodland Community College Foster and Kinship Care Education Program will host a workshop on “Healing Shame” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The free workshop will be facilitated by therapists Bret Lyon and his wife Sheila Rubin, and will take place in the Community Room at 25 N. Cottonwood St. in Woodland. Older […]

Injured UCD researcher arrested on explosives, firearms charges

A UC Davis junior researcher who earned two chemistry degrees from the university was arrested Saturday evening on felony charges of possessing explosives materials and firearms inside his Russell Park apartment. David Scott Snyder, 32, was booked at the Yolo County Jail at 2:30 p.m. Sunday after being medically cleared from an undisclosed hospital. He […]

Tickets on sale for UCD Alumni Awards Gala

UC Davis will honor seven alumni and one friend — including Janice Eberly of the U.S. Treasury and celebrity chef Martin Yan — at its Alumni Awards Gala on Friday, Feb. 1, in San Jose. The Cal Aggie Alumni Association invites the public to attend the gala at the San Jose City Hall Rotunda, 200 […]

Holy Rosary School offers kindergarten information

Holy Rosary School will host a Kindergarten Information Night at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the school’s community center, 575 California St. in Woodland. The school was founded in 1886 as an all-girls academy. Now a coeducational school for preschoolers through eighth-graders, Holy Rosary prides itself on small class size, science, music and art […]

Jerry Kaneko, professor-turned-councilman, dies at 88

Jori “Jerry” Kaneko, who served the country that interned his family during World War II, then secured a place in veterinary medicine and later earned a seat on the Davis City Council, died last week. He was 88. Kaneko suffered a massive stroke while in Berkeley on Jan. 12. He died Friday at the California […]

‘Don’t light’ warning issued for Sunday

A Don’t Light Tonight advisory has been declared in Davis for Sunday, Jan. 20, and residents are asked to refrain from burning wood. Wood smoke has serious health impacts, especially for children, the elderly and those with lung ailments, an air district spokesman said. Certain meteorological conditions that typically lead to increased air pollution from wood […]

Bob Dunning: Tune in to the special as I peddle my shame

I have a deep, dark secret that has been burdening my soul for a number of years now and it’s time to come clean and let the chips fall where they may. It is behavior I am clearly not proud of and I plan to spend the rest of my waking hours trying to make […]

Davis campus, UC system top application records

More students applied for admission to UC Davis for fall 2013 than the city has residents — a record 69,642. That’s an increase of 11.4 percent from a year ago. The UC system also topped an all-time high with 174,767 applications, an 8.6 percent increase, according to numbers released Friday. UCD received applications from 55,877 […]

Algeria: 7 more hostages killed in final rescue

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — In a bloody finale, Algerian special forces stormed a natural gas complex in the Sahara desert on Saturday to end a standoff with Islamist extremists that left at least 23 hostages dead and killed all 32 militants involved, the Algerian government said. With few details emerging from the remote site in […]

Yes on Measure I conducts poll, trumpets favorable results

Just two weeks before residents are set to receive Measure I ballots, the local committee campaigning in favor of the surface water project claims to have snatched the early lead in the election, based on a poll it conducted in late December. After surveying 300 “likely voters” in Davis, campaign supporters predict the project will […]

Eight busted in two-day auto theft sting in Woodland

A recent rash of car thefts prompted Woodland police to conduct a two-day sting that resulted in eight arrests last week. Sgt. Tom Davis said 52 cars — most of them 1990s-model Honda Accords and Civics — were reported stolen during the six-week period between Dec. 1 and Jan. 15. By comparison, a total of […]

Couple convicted in Davis embezzlement case

A Bay Area couple have been convicted of embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from a Davis company that employed them, the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office announced last week. Benjamin Joseph Chaney, 32, of Brentwood, admitted on Jan. 11 to embezzling between $100,000 and $500,000 from Harper Model Home Maintenance, where he had been […]

Coroner: Alcohol caused homeless man’s death

Alcoholism, and not the cold, caused the death of a homeless man whose body was found underneath a Woodland freeway overpass last week, Yolo County coroner’s officials said. James Michael Izarelli, 61, died of liver failure brought on by alcohol abuse, Chief Deputy Coroner Robert LaBrash said following an autopsy conducted last week. His body […]

Yudof resigns, cites health reasons

SAN FRANCISCO — University of California President Mark Yudof said Friday he plans to step down as head of one of the nation’s leading systems of higher education, citing a “spate of taxing health issues.” Yudof, 68, said he will end his tenure on Aug. 31, about five years after he became the 19th president […]