DUI task force plans St. Patrick’s Day weekend patrols

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, Yolo County’s “Avoid the 8″ DUI task force urges motorists to plan a safe ride home and never get behind the wheel drunk or drugged. During the holiday weekend, police, sheriff’s deputies and California Highway Patrol officers throughout Yolo County will be on high alert, cracking down on drunken drivers as […]

Chávez Elementary plans Bike Swap on April 14

César Chávez Elementary School is putting a new twist on a popular annual event as it debuts a Bike Swap from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at the school, 1221 Anderson Road. Organizers are modeling the Bike Swap on the successful Davis High School Ski Swap, at which gently used ski/snow equipment […]

Mark your calendars for Celebrate Davis

Mark your calendars: Celebrate Davis 2013, sponsored by Comstock Mortgage, is planned for 4:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 16, in Community Park. The annual festival is sponsored by the Davis Chamber of Commerce and celebrates living, working, playing and shopping in Davis. Fireworks cap off the evening, starting at about 9 p.m. Registration for […]

Preschoolers to be screened for hearing loss

As part of its mission to provide support to the hearing-impaired of Yolo County, Hear! Here!, the Woodland Chapter of Hearing Loss Association of America, will screen more than 475 children this month for possible hearing loss. Testing will be done during the last two weeks of March by trained personnel from the Center for Hearing […]

Public Health Wellness Fair set April 3

Seven out of 10 deaths in the United States are due to preventable chronic diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease, statistics show. In fact, chronic disease accounts for 75 percent of national health care spending, yet only 3 percent of health care dollars go toward prevention, according to the Yolo County Health Department. “The […]

Tickets go on sale for farm-to-table dinner

Farm Fresh To You, the CSA that delivers fresh, organic produce to your doorstep, and Grange Restaurant & Bar are teaming up for the second year in a row to present a farm-to-table dinner called Outstanding in the Field. Last year’s event at Capay Organic Farm in Capay sold out in 72 hours. Tickets are […]

Veterans, internees may receive diplomas

The Yolo County Office of Education will award honorary high school diplomas this spring to veterans of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, along with former pupils who were interned in the United States. A high school diploma is and always has been a symbol of accomplishment. Because of war, or […]

First 5K Stride for Aggie Pride supports scholarships

UC Davis will host its first 5K Stride for Aggie Pride, on Sunday, April 7, to raise money for scholarships and emergency funding for students in need. All proceeds from the 3.1-mile run/walk event, which is being led by UCD students, will go toward scholarships offered through the Associated Students of UCD and awards provided […]

A very hairy situation

Davis Downtown director Stewart Savage and his daughter Victoria, a first-grader at North Davis Elementary School, pledged to shave their heads if they received $1,000 in donations for cancer research. They collected more than $2,000. And on Wednesday evening, alongside more than 40 other brave souls at de Vere’s Irish Pub in Davis, they did […]

Teachers weigh in on moving ninth-graders

Davis school district administrators met with junior high and high school teachers for two hours Wednesday to discuss the possible reconfiguration of grades in Davis schools — and more specifically, the pros and cons of moving ninth-graders to the high school.

The topic generated plenty of lively, sometimes heated, discussion.

The session began in the high school’s theater, with Superintendent Winfred Roberson stressing …

Wholesale prices rise 0.7% on gas spike

WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure of U.S. wholesale prices rose in February by the most in five months, pushed higher by more expensive gas and pharmaceuticals. But outside those increases, inflation was mild. The producer price index grew a seasonally adjusted 0.7 percent in February from January, the Labor Department said Thursday. That’s up from […]

Bob Dunning: Wasn’t it a no-burn day in Rome?

HABEMUS PAPAM … my friend Rich asks if there’s “any truth to the rumor that Alan Pryor of the Natural Resources Commission was present at the Vatican, outside the Sistine Chapel, protesting emissions of black smoke?” … hard to tell in a crowd that size, Rich, but I did see a fellow in the crowd […]

Woman dies after car plunges into Sacramento River

A West Sacramento woman who managed to call 911 before her car sank into the Sacramento River on Wednesday morning was found dead in the vehicle after it was pulled from the murky water off Old River Road. Family members and Yolo County coroner’s officials identified the woman as Mussarat Parveen Chaudhary, 58, whose body […]

Alleged threat against Yee comes from UCD grad

By Henry K. Lee An engineer who graduated from UC Davis threatened in an email to use his purported military sniper training to kill state Sen. Leland Yee, authorities said in newly released court documents. “I can wait hidden for you to walk past my mil dot scope,” Everett Basham, 45, wrote in an email […]