Supervisors will reconsider Dunnigan truck stop issue

At its final meeting of the year on Tuesday, the Yolo County Board of Supervisors will revisit one of the most contentious issues the board faced in 2012: a 19-acre truck stop proposed for the town of Dunnigan that would produce more than $400,000 in annual revenue for the county but is opposed by many […]

All welcome at menorah-lighting ceremony

Chabad of Davis invites local residents to celebrate Hanukkah at the lighting of an 8-foot-tall menorah on Wednesday, the fifth night of Hanukkah, on the oak tree deck in Davis’ Central Park. A community celebration will follow. The event runs from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Following the menorah-lighting at the Farmers Market Pavilion, Fourth and […]

Woodland man stabbed during domestic dispute

Woodland resident Linda Sierra, 37, was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon and domestic violence on Friday night following a dispute that left a Woodland man with a non-life-threatening injury. Woodland police were called to the 100 block of Park Avenue where they found a 38-year-old Woodland man had been stabbed in […]

Santa Claus is coming to town!

Santa Claus plans to cruise Davis neighborhoods several times this month, but his sleigh and reindeer will not be available. So members of Davis Professional Firefighters Local 3494 have stepped up and offered the department’s Fabco antique fire engine as his mode of transportation. Davis firefighters will guide Santa through the streets with care as […]

League of American Bicyclists to visit Davis

What’s better than platinum? Diamond, according to the League of American Bicyclists, which recently created the new designation for cities to achieve as part of its Bicycle Friendly Community program. The city of Davis was first named a platinum-level bicycle community in 2005, an honor that later was renewed in 2007 and 2011. To help […]

Let Them Eat Cake! serves up another year of the Community Giving Tree

For Let Them Eat Cake!, it just wouldn’t be the holiday season without displaying its annual Community Giving Tree in the front window of the downtown bakery. So for the third straight year, Paulette Coffman, who owns the cupcake bakery at 310 C St., and her family have put out and decorated with wish-filled ornaments […]

Garden Doctor: Gift ideas galore for the gardeners on your holiday list

Question: Dear Santa, What might I give all those gardeners on my holiday gift list?  Answer: First and foremost, the Master Gardeners’ Yolo County Gardeners’ Journal is a gem for both novice and experienced gardeners. Journals are always good to record all that happens throughout the year in the garden, a great reference as the […]

Gibson House Writers will meet

The Gibson House Writers will meet from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday at 512 Gibson Road in Woodland. Writers will read and receive feedback on fiction and nonfiction work in progress, discuss the San Francisco Writing Conference, and hold a book exchange. The group is sponsored by the Yolo County Historic Museum, and a […]

Art auction helps student pay restitution

The Davis Antirepression Crew is holding an art auction fundraiser to support legal expenses for a UC Davis student who says he is experiencing political repression on campus. The auction is from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the TCS Building (Art Annex) at UCD. Individuals also can view and bid on online at davisantirepressioncrew.org/auction. Artwork […]

East Davis collision sends pedestrian to hospital

A Davis resident was hospitalized Wednesday following a car-versus-pedestrian collision near the Davis Police Department, authorities said. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said Yanni Bi was crossing the intersection of Fifth Street and Cantrill Drive and was hit by a slow-moving vehicle maneuvering through the roundabout shortly before 5:30 p.m. Bi sustained minor injuries and was taken […]

Holiday movies 2012: The good, the bad and the unlikely

Hollywood apparently expects us to have quite an appetite for fractured family dynamics this holiday season, no doubt thanks to the success of previous December hits such as “Meet the Fockers” and “Little Fockers.”

Honestly, one such endurance test would be enough for the month, but no, we’re getting three: “The Guilt Trip” (Seth Rogen vs. mom Barbra Streisand), “This Is 40” (Paul Rudd and Leslie Bibb vs. their two daughters) and “Parental Guidance” (Billy Crystal and Bette Midler vs. their three grandchildren).

In fairness, the season leading up to Dec. 31 also offers the usual high-profile Oscar bait, with “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” and “Les Misérables” leading the charge, followed closely by “Zero Dark Thirty” and …

Harris bows out as school board trustee by recommending some changes

Retiring school board trustee Richard Harris — who led the campaign to pass the Measure E school parcel tax in November rather than run for re-election — took part in his final board meeting as a trustee on Thursday night. And as he bowed out, he cited some achievements, acknowledged a few disappointments and offered […]

Justice waits no longer

The swiftness of Thursday’s verdicts surprised nearly everyone, coming just 2 1/2 hours after jurors began deliberating whether to bestow the death penalty or life in prison without parole upon convicted killer Richard Joseph Hirschfield.

But after spending three months listening to evidence in the case — some of it graphic and all of it sad — the jury had heard all it needed to hear. And they decided that Hirschfield deserved no mercy for the brutal Dec. 20, 1980, kidnap-murders of …

Armed robbers strike three times in North Davis

Davis police are investigating a string of three armed robberies that occurred at North Davis park and greenbelt areas Thursday night. No one was injured in the incidents, which took place between 8:15 and 10 p.m., Lt. Paul Doroshov said. In the first crime, a man was robbed while riding his bike in the area […]