Officer firing bean bags stops man cutting neck

A California Highway Patrol officer firing bean bags from a shotgun stopped a man from continuing to cut his own neck on Thursday in Brooks. According to the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department, at about 8:15 p.m. a deputy approached a man at the Brooks Mini Mart. The man took from his truck a three-inch folding […]

It’s red, white and blue time for Davis!

With so many activities packed into the city of Davis’ Fourth of July celebration, residents will look forward to sitting back and watching the fireworks Wednesday evening.

“This is going to be a very exciting year,” said Carrie Dyer, a city of Davis community services supervisor. “The city is working with the Davis Live Music Collective to arrange a great lineup of music and entertainment, including a 90-minute set by Dave Alvin and the Guilty Ones, who will kick-start the fireworks show by singing his famous ‘Fourth of July’ song.

“I always look forward to seeing the Davis community come together in celebration,” she added.

Festivities kick off bright and early …

Davis Schools Foundation drive enters home stretch

The Davis Schools Foundation spring campaign is just days away from culmination as organizers hope to reach their $500,000 goal. More than $200,000 has been raised so far. Families, business supporters, relatives and friends of the Davis schools are invited to visit the foundation’s booth in Community Park on the Fourth of July and donate […]

Donate blood at St. James drive

St. James Catholic Church will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, July 8, in the church’s memorial center, 1275 B St. Donors can earn reward points that can be redeemed for Baskin-Robbins ice cream or other treats. Donors also may be entered into a drawing for a chance to win […]

Y-ME features talk on lymphedema

The Y-ME open door educational meeting for breast cancer patients and survivors will feature a talk on “Lymphedema: Treatment and Risk Reduction” on Monday, July 9. The speaker will be John Vanderbilt Jr. of Vanderbilt Physical Therapy and Lymphedema in Sacramento and Roseville. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the University Covenant Church, […]

Free museum access honors military service

Active-duty military personnel and their families are invited to tour the Gibson House Yolo County Historical Museum for free on the first Saturday and the last Sunday of each month. The museum once again is participating in the Blue Star Museums Program, which offers free admission to more than 1,500 museums across America to active-duty […]

Puntillo honored as Veteran of the Year

Ted Puntillo, a Davis resident and Solano County’s veterans services officer, was recognized as the 2012 Veteran of the Year for the 8th Assembly District on June 28. Puntillo was honored by Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, and other members of the Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee during the fifth annual veterans recognition celebration at the Sacramento […]

Congress approves $127B student loan, transportation package

By Jonathan Weisman Congress gave final approval Friday to legislation that combines a two-year transportation measure with bills to extend subsidized student loans and revamp federal flood insurance, wrapping up a bruising session with measures that will be popular on the campaign trail. The final $127 billion package angered fiscal conservatives and liberal environmentalists alike, […]

Mystery man identified as UC Davis grad

By Vivian Ho For almost a month, he was a mystery. A man in tattered clothing arrested for stealing frozen pizzas and candy bars at a Daly City grocery store. A man who didn’t utter a single word as he was bounced from jail to mental wards while investigators struggled to identify him. On Friday, he […]

Charter school sets enrollment meeting

Heritage Peak Charter School, a Vacaville school that serves home-school and independent study students in Yolo and Solano counties, is enrolling students for the 2012-13 school year. Heritage Peak enrolls students in grades kindergarten through 12. An information/enrollment meeting is set for 1 p.m. Monday, July 16, at the school’s Vacaville Learning Center, 630 Orange Drive, […]

Cat, kitten adoptions are a bargain

The Yolo County Animal Shelter has reached its capacity for housing cats and kittens. Of the 80 cats and kittens at the shelter, 25 are available for immediate adoption. In order to make room at the shelter for the constant stream of incoming cats, Animal Services is reducing the adoption price for cats and kittens […]

Gibson House writers group will meet

The Gibson House Writers will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at the Gibson House Museum, 512 Gibson Road in Woodland. Fiction and nonfiction writers who wish to share and get feedback on their writing are welcome to attend. This writing group is sponsored by the Yolo County Historical Museum. A $10 donation is […]

Learn the art of origami

The Davis Origami Group will meet from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 14, in the Blanchard room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. First-time folders and more advanced folders are welcome. The first hour will be geared for beginners. For more information, email or call (530) 753-6093.

Bingo games benefit suicide prevention services

Looking for a way to have fun and support a great cause? Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services of Yolo County and the Davis Odd Fellows are holding a bingo fundraiser Sunday, July 8, at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Doors will open at noon and the games will run […]