Scanning the election results, my friend Rich thinks I may be in for a rough couple of years with five City Council members who actually might get along with one another. While it is true that conflict and column writing tend to go hand in hand, I have full confidence that the new council, helped […]
Local residents are invited to join Rotts of Friends Animal Rescue on Saturday, June 23, at 6 p.m. for the second annual Mutts & Martinis gala dinner and auction. The evening will feature dinner catered by Merchant & Main of Vacaville, California wines and, of course, martinis. Guests will be entertained by a rescue dog […]
What Davis is best known for — education and bicycles — come together Thursday as a UC Davis student pedals through downtown Davis on the way to his Graduate Studies commencement ceremony on campus. The university’s ceremonies wrap up with the two College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences graduations on Sunday, at 9 a.m. and […]
The University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program has just published trapping guidelines for the detection of the walnut twig beetle. This tiny beetle, only several millimeters long, is the carrier of the fungus that causes thousand cankers disease. “The disease has killed thousands of black walnut trees in California’s landscape and is threatening […]
The United Methodist Church of Davis invites children ages 4-12 to Vacation Bible School this summer to learn “Why We Tell the Story.” Vacation Bible School will take place 8:45 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. June 25-29. The cost is $45. To register, download the registration form at www.davisumc.org/VBSregistration.pdf. At Vacation Bible School, children will learn […]
The NAMI-Yolo Family Support Group is for friends and caregivers of those suffering from severe mental illness. It meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month and offers a caring and confidential environment in which to share coping strategies and insights when faced with the challenges of mental illness in a family member. A trained […]
NAMI-Yolo, the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, has selected “Wall Flower,” by Marjan Kluepfel, for the 2012 “Seeds of Hope” sunflower seed card. Kluepfel is a professional textile artist, whose winning piece is a bold, multilayered sunflower on a quilted blue background. The seed cards are available to purchase at the […]
An eight-week class supporting victims of sexual abuse will be offered at 6 p.m. Wednesdays beginning June 27 at the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center in Woodland. Adult women who experienced sexual violence as a child or adult are the target group. Pre-registration is required by calling the SADVC therapy line at (530) 665-5332. […]
Kim “Bossy” McHaffie, the Feather River chapter’s child liaison, addresses Bikers Against Child Abuse members during a meeting in Woodland. While BACA members must own or have regular access to a motorcycle, McHaffie states: “We are an organization. We are not a motorcycle club.” BACA members “empower” children by standing by them during abuse trials, […]
Few people were in the audience for Jason Sigur’s trial. The Dunnigan man, whose October 2010 arrest on child-molest charges garnered high-profile headlines, had since flown under the radar.
But not for the members of Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA), whose members were present at each day of Sigur’s two-week trial in Yolo Superior Court — including the nearly two full days the 14-year-old victim spent on the witness stand.
“We’re here to empower the children,” said Lee “Radar” Popejoy, president of BACA’s Feather River chapter, which includes Yolo County.
By Julia Ann Easley A Yuba County resident destined for medical school will join yet another class Friday when she graduates from UC Davis. As this year’s top graduating senior, Larissa Miyachi will become the 2012 University Medalist ― the latest in a select group of graduates who have further distinguished themselves for their achievements […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will stop deporting and begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have since led law-abiding lives. The election-year initiative addresses a top priority of an influential Latino electorate that has been vocal in its opposition to administration deportation policies. The […]
A San Francisco man was hospitalized Thursday after allegedly leading California Highway Patrol officers on a high-speed chase in two counties, authorities said. The CHP reported that officers from the Williams area of Colusa County attempted to pull over a motorcyclist for speeding shortly after noon Thursday on southbound Interstate 5. The rider allegedly fled, […]
A motorcycle-versus-bike collision Thursday morning landed one of the riders in the hospital, Davis police said. Lt. Paul Doroshov said 23-year-old Andrew Jackura of Davis was driving his motorcycle southbound on Anderson Road near Amherst Drive shortly before 8 a.m. when a bicyclist merged from the bike lane into the traffic lane to make a […]