A sensational summer sky

OK, now Mother Nature’s just messing with us. After subjecting us to blast-furnace temperatures on Friday and Saturday, she gave us a break the next two days — with pleasant temperatures and a gorgeous sky Sunday, and overcast skies and even the threat of rain on Monday. Here, a brilliant sunset lights up the sky […]

June 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Motorcyclist injured in I-80 crash

A Vacaville man suffered broken bones and other injuries in a motorcycle crash near Davis early Sunday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol. Officer Cindy Leal said 56-year-old Douglas L. Tuttle was traveling westbound on Interstate 80 east of Chiles Road when, for unknown reasons, he made an unsafe turning movement and struck the […]

June 11, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

UCD’s West Sac Prep graduates its first class

When they arrived at West Sacramento Early College Prep Charter School as seventh-graders, the statistics said they had little promise of graduating from high school, much less moving on to higher education. But on Sunday at Freeborn Hall, 32 historically underserved high school seniors graduated and took their next step in education — advancing to […]

June 11, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Race to End Hunger returns to Davis High track

By Maggie McManis Textbooks have closed for the summer, backpacks are stored in closets to collect dust for the next couple of months and most students are willingly taking a break from all things school-related. But students in one high school club — the Freedom From Hunger Club — are hard at work organizing their […]

June 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Reward offered in Knights Landing animal cruelty case

RedRover, a Sacramento-based national nonprofit animal protection organization, is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest and arraignment in the case of two dogs found decapitated in Knights Landing. A resident reported finding the headless and disemboweled body of a Chihuahua in her vehicle on June 6, two weeks after discovering the […]

June 11, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Unconditional love

Mindy Huynh, a senior biology major at UC Davis, is bowled over by Flynn’s enthusiastic greeting on Monday. Flynn and several other dogs from Sutter Paws on Call and the Yolo County SPCA were at Shields Library to give students a chance to take a break from their studies and relieve stress during final exams […]

June 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Women in Second Adulthood support group forms

Local residents are invited to join a Women in Second Adulthood peer support group as they enter the “second act” in their lives. The group is led by a woman who is experiencing the same emotions, physical changes and ups and downs of this new phase of life and will help lead other women who […]

June 11, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Senior Center offers a guide to dementia

Yolo Hospice will present a video at 5;30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, for caregivers and loved ones dealing with dementia. “Your Guide to Supporting Family Members with Dementia,” featuring Teepa Snow, provides a family-centered overview of the impact of Alzheimer’s disease and techniques in working with seniors that make a difference. A question-and-answer period will follow. […]

June 13, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Cooking class offered at I-House

Paravaneh Keivanfar of Butterfly Home Cooking will teach a cooking class at 6 p.m. Friday, July 19, at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. She will show students how to cook peanut fudge babies (raw and gluten-free), pistachio cookies (with Persian raisins, orange blossom water and saffron) and carrot cake. All food is vegan, low-fat and healthy. The fee is […]

July 09, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sutter market set Thursday mornings

The Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays, through Aug. 29. The market — located at the hospital’s main entrance at 2000 Sutter Place, is filled with farm-fresh produce, local honey, eggs and olive oil, baked goods, flowers, plants and garden starts. Market shoppers will find cherries, apricots, […]

June 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

San Benito County man hired as Yolo’s new chief probation officer

Brent D. Cardall has been hired as Yolo County’s chief probation officer, County Administrator Patrick Blacklock announced Monday. Cardall will fill the position currently held by Interim Chief Probation Officer Marlon Yarber. Cardall has served as San Benito County’s chief probation officer for the past five years. “Brent Cardall brings 27 years of experience to […]

June 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sierra Club hosts twice-weekly walks

The Sierra Club organizes early-morning walks year-round in Davis, and all are welcome. The group meets at 7 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Peet’s Coffee & Tea at The Marketplace, at Covell Boulevard and Sycamore Lane. Rain cancels the walk. The group walks about 4.5 miles in 90 minutes and returns to Peet’s about 8:30 […]

June 14, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Farmer, chef team up for benefit dinner

A seasonal, farm-to-table dinner Friday in Sacramento will benefit a nonprofit organization that provides school supplies and backpacks to farmworkers’ children in addition to giving an annual agriculture scholarship. The dinner will run from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Mulvaney’s B&L, 1215 19th St. Sacramento has recently branded the city as America’s Farm-to-Form Capital. This […]

June 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Burning Man comes to Woodland

Davis photographer Laurie Friedman will show her images of the Burning Man Festival at next week’s meeting of the Woodland Camera Forum. The group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at 70 Cottonwood St. in Woodland. “You may have heard about the Burning Man Festival in the Nevada desert and may have wanted to […]

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