Report of armed man puts Davis schools on lockdown

Hundreds of Davis students went into lockdown mode Thursday morning after Davis High School administrators received reports of a person armed with a gun near the West 14th Street campus. The weapon in question turned out to be a BB gun, and Davis police ultimately released two teens they had detained in Community Park after […]

Junior high parent meetings set

The Emerson, Harper, and Holmes Junior High Schools will be holding parent/guardian Information meetings for parents of incoming seventh-, eighth- and ninth-graders are planned in the coming weeks at Davis’ three junior high schools — Emerson, Harper and Holmes. * Emerson Junior High, 2121 Calaveras Ave., will host meetings in the library from 6:30 to […]

Search is on for California’s outstanding senior volunteer.

The Salute to Senior Service program, sponsored by Home Instead, Inc., the franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network, honors the contributions of adults 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service to their favorite causes. Nominations for outstanding senior volunteers will be accepted between Feb. 1 and […]

Two authors present books Saturday at Avid Reader

Local author Rachael Long will be at the The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis, at 3 p.m. Saturday to discuss her new book, “Gold Fever,” the first novel in the Black Rock Desert Adventure series. Then at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, author Susheel Bibbs will present her book on Mary Ellen Pleasant, “Heritage of Power.” “Gold […]

Plains storm gathers strength, cited in road death

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Parts of the nation’s heartland awoke Thursday to more than half a foot of snow, as a large storm made its way eastward out of the Rockies, snarling traffic for morning commuters and allowing an army of children to trade pen and paper for shovel and sled, at least for a […]

‘Floodplain fatties': Bypass eyed as salmon nursery

Rice fields have played a vital role in the revival of the Pacific Flyway, offering habitat for ducks, geese and shorebirds. Now, scientists believe the fields can play a role in bringing back the region’s beleaguered salmon population.

They envision the 59,000-acre Yolo Bypass — the main feature in the Sacramento flood control system — as a Chinook nursery.

On Tuesday, researchers deposited 50,000 two-inch-long, hatchery-raised salmon fry onto 20 harvested acres flooded about 14 inches deep here, between Interstate 5 and the Sacramento River.

Bob Dunning: Rancho Yolo homeowners cry foul

SENIOR MOMENT … we’ve been told over and over and over again that the city’s new and innovative rate structure has been designed to keep costs down for certain groups like fixed-income seniors … well, the folks in the senior-only Rancho Yolo Senior Community are wondering why all 262 homeowners there got left out of […]

Snyder posts bail; court documents shed light on UCD researcher’s conduct

David Scott Snyder started working the phone shortly after his arrival at Sutter Davis Hospital, where he sought treatment for hand injuries from an explosion in his Russell Park apartment. “Get rid of the pipettes, the syringes, and the ‘D,’ ” nurses and a police officer overheard the UC Davis researcher saying that Jan. 17 […]

Man drives car into Woodland business

Woodland police arrested a man they say intentionally drove his car through the front window of a business Wednesday morning. Cpl. Dave Krause said officers responded shortly after 7:30 a.m. to the business in the 1200 block of East Main Street, where 56-year-old Dennis Cortopassi of Woodland drove his car through the glass storefront, “then […]

Speaker showcases Cosumnes River Preserve

On Thursday, March 7, the Yolo Basin Foundation’s Flyway Nights lecture series will feature Harry McQuillen of Cosumnes River Preserve. McQuillen has worked for the Bureau of Land Management as the preserve manager for six years. Previously, he was chief of the Endangered Species Recovery Program for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He has […]

Linux Users Group learns about statistics using R

The Linux Users Group of Davis will host a presentation titled “Making Predictions Using Linux and R” at 7 p.m. Monday, March 18, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. R is an open-source programming language tailored to output statistics. R’s syntax is similar to C and […]

Volunteers go hog-wild for Pig Day

When Pig Day rolls around Saturday, March 2, at the Davis Farmers Market, local volunteers will provide nearly all the fun, with farmers and food vendors providing all the yum. Now in its 22nd year, Pig Day holds fast to its status as one of the more unique farmers market events in California, celebrating local […]

Davis Girl Scouts make ‘chemo caps’ for cancer patients

Several Girl Scouts — representing nearly 600 members in 76 troops in the Davis Girl Scout Service Unit — donated 200 hats to patients receiving care at Sutter Davis Hospital’s Infusion Center on Tuesday. These colorful and soft “chemo caps” keep patients warm while they receive their treatments, which can last up to eight hours. […]

Grand jury alumni organization to meet

The Yolo chapter of the California Grand Jurors’ Association will meet at 5 p.m.Tuesday at Mojo’s, 428 First St. in Woodland. All county residents who have served on a grand jury, whether in Yolo County or elsewhere, are invited to attend. The Yolo chapter is in the early stages of organization. The February meeting will […]