New charges for Woodland kidnap suspect

Woodland police say a man in custody for an alleged kidnapping attempt in November is now facing a new set of charges. Kyle Michael Hall, 23, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of possessing child pornography, Sgt. Brett Hancock said. He remains in custody at the Yolo County Jail. Hancock said the images of children involved […]

2012 a success for Yolo DA’s check prosecution unit

The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office Check Prosecution Unit collected $368,620 for Yolo County merchants and residents in 2012, making it a successful year, District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced last week. “The goal is to encourage payment prior to filing criminal charges. The vast majority of the money was paid to the victims by check […]

Measure I lawn signs available

Yes on Measure I lawn signs are now available. Measure I is the Woodland-Davis surface water project that is the subject of the mail-only election that ends Tuesday, March 5. To request a lawn sign, visit and complete the online form. Signs are also available at a booth at the Saturday Farmers Market in […]

Mayor Joe Krovoza meets with street smart kids

Mayor Joe Krovoza talked with children at the Davis Art Center during the Street Smarts award ceremony on Dec. 7. He told the story about the first bike lane, which was invented in Davis. Krovoza went on to quiz the young kids on the various facts about bikes in Davis and assisted in handing out the awards […]

A day in the life of Mayor Joe Krovoza

It’s former Mayor Ruth Asmundson’s fault, Joe Krovoza might say. At least partly.

For four years, spread over two separate terms as mayor, Asmundson hustled around Davis attending as many community events as she could. She set the bar pretty high for subsequent mayors.

Krovoza, who was elected to the City Council in 2010 and soon was promoted to mayor after Don Saylor hopped over to the Yolo County Board of Supervisors, hurdles that high bar seemingly every day.

Berlin elephants feast on tasty Christmas trees

BERLIN (AP) — Elephants at the Berlin Zoo finally got a chance to tuck into their Christmas dinner: A feast of donated pine trees. The zoo treated its elephants and some of its other animals to the trees for lunch Friday. Before gobbling the greenery, elephants young and old played with the trees, whose strong […]

Economy adds 155K jobs; rate remains 7.8 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs in December, a steady gain that shows hiring held up during the tense negotiations to resolve the fiscal cliff. The solid job growth wasn’t enough to push down the unemployment rate, which remained 7.8 percent last month, the Labor Department said Friday. The rate for November was […]

Separate ‘need’ and ‘want’ to get a handle on portion control

By Lavinia Rodriguez Tampa Bay Times Everyone knows that portion control is key to managing weight. The problem is that the mind deals better when things are added than when they’re subtracted. Intellectually, you know that it is more healthful to eat reasonable portions. But emotionally, you still want the entire carton of ice cream, […]

Hikers usher in new year with brisk walk in park

By Lisa Trigg Terre Haute Tribune-Star MARSHALL, Ind. (AP) — Trekking across snow-covered trails along the banks of Sugar Creek, a group of hikers bundled in boots and warm coats looked to the skies above Turkey Run State Park, hoping to catch sight of the eagles that nest nearby. “Several bald eagles stay along our river […]

Exercises that will strengthen your core

By Sally Anderson Tampa Bay Times Many people mistakenly believe that core training is just another name for abdominals and continue to perform ab crunch after ab crunch in the fervent hope they’ll lose flab over their abs. Wrong on two counts: Exercising the abs remains important for increasing strength and endurance, but you cannot […]

City invites proposals for social services projects

Learn more What: Grant applicants workshop When: 10 a.m. Friday Where: Game Room, Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. Applications: Online at; click on the “CDBG/HOME RFP” at the bottom right corner of the home page The city of Davis invites proposals for $800,000 in grant money to help local groups provide affordable housing […]

Tuleyome Tales: Think outside the cage on National Bird Day

By Charlotte Orr Saturday marked National Bird Day, a day to reflect on the survival and well-being of the world’s birds. National Bird Day was established by bird activists to bring awareness to issues affecting captive and wild birds, but it is also a wonderful opportunity to be thankful for the native wild birds we […]

‘Ball Gowns to Blue Jeans II’ inaugural ball set in Winters

It’s time to set aside fiscal-cliff doom, debt ceiling drama, global warming worries and even unpaid personal bills to celebrate the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Yolo County residents don’t have to fly to Washington, D.C., and pay up to $10,000 per ticket to attend the ball. Everyone is invited to a free inaugural ball […]