Crash landing at San Francisco airport kills 2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An Asiana Airlines flight packed with more than 300 people slammed into the runway while landing at San Francisco airport Saturday and caught fire, forcing many to escape by sliding down the emergency inflatable slides as flames tore through the plane. At least two people died in the crash, while another […]

July 07, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Touch creatures of the past

Juan Sanchez and his daughter Renata, 3, reach out and touch a fossil art bas-relief painting hanging in the Davis Chamber of Commerce office at 604 Third St. in downtown Davis during last month’s Second Friday ArtAbout reception. In background are Grant Nejedlo and his daughter Lily, 3. A series of 17 sculptured acrylic paintings […]

July 07, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Woodland teen killed in hit-and-run on I-5

A 17-year-old Woodland girl was killed early Friday morning when she was struck by a vehicle on Interstate 5 by a driver who then fled the scene. The girl was riding in a vehicle with another person around 12:34 a.m. on Friday when the two got into an altercation and the driver pulled onto the […]

July 07, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: On bags, tickets and oblivious cyclists

My friend Peter, apparently reacting to that recent front-page headline in this very newspaper declaring that the “Council looks at broader bag ban,” has just about had enough. But before we get to Peter and his concerns, a little background is in order. Obviously, judging from the headline above, it seems our hyper-active council wishes […]

July 07, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

A self-proclaimed ‘passionate’ leader steps forward in Assembly contest

Napa County Supervisor Bill Dodd has made official his candidacy for next year’s race in the 4th Assembly District. It’s an answer to the public’s call for a reliable civil servant, Dodd said. And with his decision, the 57-year-old Napa County resident becomes the fifth member of a growing field of candidates to replace termed-out […]

July 07, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

DHS Madrigals perform in Vatican City

Looming over Vatican City lies the Sistine Chapel, a holy architectural masterpiece that no choir has been given permission to perform in for more than a decade. The Davis Madrigal Choir has broken that record. “As soon as we stepped into the Sistine Chapel, we could tell the whole atmosphere was just very serene and […]

July 07, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Reinventing the wheel for those with special needs

Bicycles are synonymous with Davis. It’s almost as if just living inside the city limits would give a person the ability to ride a bike.

However, for some Davis residents, riding a bike requires a bit of a helping hand. Lending their hands are Mike Inchausti, a special education instructor at Holmes Junior High, and Willie Hawkins, who’s made the endeavor his Eagle Scout project.

“I learned of a special project program that Mike Inchausti was wanting to develop,” said Hawkins, who has been tinkering with bicycles, unicycles, skateboards and off-road boards since a young age.

STD rates rise in Yolo County

Rates of the two most common sexually transmitted diseases have increased significantly in Yolo County, according to new numbers from the state Department of Public Health. The chlamydia rate increased 15 percent from 2011 to 2012 in Yolo County while the gonorrhea rate jumped 90 percent during the same period. The county’s upward trend mirrors […]

July 07, 2013 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Project Linus plans next meeting

Anyone who enjoys quilting, knitting or sewing is invited to come to the next gathering of Project Linus of Yolo County from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Volunteers make blankets for children in the community who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need. A record total of 1,368 […]

July 07, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Yolo County CASA seeks volunteer child advocates

Yolo County CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates) trains, screens and supports volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in the foster care system. After successfully completing our 30-hour training and rigorous background screening, volunteers are appointed by the juvenile dependency court judge to advocate for a child in the foster care system. CASAs spend time […]

July 30, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

72-year-old arrested in Woodland stabbing

Police arrested a 72-year-old Woodland man on Wednesday for assault with a deadly weapon following an altercation with another individual at the Hotel Woodland. Woodland police had been called to the hotel at 436 Main St., at about 7 p.m. Wednesday following report of a battery and found that a 49-year-old Woodland man had been […]

July 07, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

ID released in Woodland boy’s death

A 2-year-old Woodland boy who died after being struck by a vehicle Thursday morning has been identified by Sacramento County coroner’s officials as Elijah Lewis. The boy, who would have turned 3 on July 27, died of injuries he sustained in the parking lot of the Bel Air shopping center on Pioneer Avenue in Woodland, […]

July 07, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Two men arrested in connection with series of thefts

Two Yolo County residents have been arrested in connection with at least 12 different thefts that have taken place in Davis, Woodland and other locations throughout the county. David McGuire, 29, of Woodland, and Calli Garcia, 30, of Yolo County, were booked at the Yolo County Jail on charges of possession of stolen property. Woodland […]

July 07, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Davisite will ply the pedals for the trees

Julia Bartens, a Davis resident and urban forestry researcher, will cycle 585 miles from Niagara Falls to Toronto this summer with the Stihl Tour des Trees. The ride, now in its 22nd year, is the signature fundraising event for the Tree Research and Education Endowment (TREE) Fund, and America’s largest fundraiser for tree research and […]

July 07, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,