Public input sought on North Davis greenbelt project

The North Davis Riparian Greenbelt Project team will soon begin planning environmental education areas along the North Davis channel between Senda Nueva Park and F Street. The project team invites interested community members to join them for a planning meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, in the Club Room at the Veterans’ […]

July 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

PG&E plans high-tech training facility in rural Winters

For decades, planners and staff at Winters City Hall have been dreaming of economic development that would plump up city coffers to fund things like police officers, parks, new sidewalks and after-school programs. Several proposed housing developments have materialized and then evaporated into the mist, as have commercial projects. But this time, it looks real. […]

July 24, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Quilter, fiber artist will show her work

The Valley Oak Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, in the Blanchard Room of the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Quilter and fiber artist Marjan Kluepfel of Davis will show and discuss her recent work. People who own some of her work […]

July 23, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Backpacks, school supplies collected for Yolo kids

The Yolo County Backpacks for Kids organization is collecting donations as part of its seventh annual fundraising drive. Since 2007, Backpacks for Kids has provided more than 7,000 quality backpacks and school supplies for children in need. Donations to Backpacks for Kids are used solely for Yolo County children and are distributed to various agencies, […]

July 31, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Thunderstorm threat is a wild card for wildfire

IDYLLWILD (AP) — Firefighters got little help from Mother Nature on Saturday as much-needed rainfall from expected thunderstorms didn’t materialize for a huge wildfire burning in the Southern California mountains near Palm Springs. Fire officials were hopeful the storms, which also can bring wind, lightning and other volatile conditions, would douse some of the flames, […]

July 21, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Woodland man guilty of armed robbery

A Yolo County jury on Friday found 34-year-old Joey Alfredo Lopez guilty of committing armed robbery. Alfredo, a Woodland resident, has a past strike for robbery on his record. On Aug. 16, he’ll face up to 31 years in prison when Judge Paul Richardson sentences him. On June 20, 2012, Lopez, a Woodland resident, burst into […]

July 21, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

County’s child-abuse prevention program receives national recognition

Yolo County’s child abuse prevention program, which focuses on intensive home visits to families at risk for abuse or neglect, may be in line for federal funding. The Step by Step/Paso a Paso program, a component of the Yolo County Children’s Alliance, recently received accreditation from the Healthy Families America program, a certification that Katy […]

July 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Livestock Nursery offers a peek at nature’s miracles

SACRAMENTO — City folk and country folk alike are checking out the animals at the California State Fair’s Livestock Nursery.
In coordination with the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, the Livestock Nursery features a variety of goats, sheep, pigs and cows, along with their newborns. Students from the veterinary school are present in every corner of the nursery to provide information and answer questions.

“They could give birth at any time,” Haley Collins told a group of guests. Collins, a first-year veterinary student at UCD, is working with the Holstein cows at the fair this year. The …

Yolo County exhibit wins gold and blue

SACRAMENTO — Yolo County Ex”Seeds” the Rest, especially at the California State Fair. This year, Yolo County won a gold medal for the county’s exhibit presentation and a blue ribbon for Best Agricultural Presentation. The theme this year is “Yolo County Ex’Seeds’  the Rest.” The exhibit features a variety of landmarks across Yolo County, many of which […]

July 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Activists sue over sows in UCD’s fair exhibit

The Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital’s director on Saturday defended the use of farrowing crates for sows in a California State Fair exhibit. A Bay Area animal-rights group last week sued Cal Expo and the University of California, contending the crates are illegal and cruel. David Wilson of UC Davis said that university lawyers are reviewing […]

July 21, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Who, besides Herbert, will enter?

Every year, come late July, I am duty-bound to announce the annual Contest to Replace the Above-Pictured Columnist, which is really the original version of “America’s Got Talent,” from back in the day when newspapers were cherished items to be held in the hand and read on the front porch with a tall, cold beverage. […]

July 21, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

San Diego County clerk seeks end to gay marriages

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Diego County clerk has asked the state Supreme Court to stop gay marriages. Ernest Dronenburg Jr. urged the state high court to immediately halt same-sex weddings while it considers his legal arguments that gay marriages remain illegal in California despite a U.S. Supreme Court’s decision widely regarded as authorizing […]

July 21, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Winters pot grow busted; two arrested

A pair of alleged Putah Creek pot growers briefly eluded capture by law enforcement last week before being cornered by a California Department of Fish and Wildlife K9. Agents arrested Ivan Cortez Perez, 19, and Jose Medina, 20, west of Winters on Wednesday on suspicion of felony crimes that include unlawful cultivation of marijuana, possession of […]

July 21, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Home winemaker entries sought for Yolo County Fair

The organizers of the 12th annual Yolo County Fair Amateur Winemaker competition are seeking entries for the Aug. 14-18 event. Entry forms and wine entries are due to the fair offices at 1125 East St. in Woodland by 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9. Entry forms can be found on the fair’s website,, or by calling […]

August 04, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,