Woodland crash leads to DUI, child abuse charges

A Woodland woman faces child abuse, drunken-driving and hit-and-run charges in connection with a crash earlier this week. Robey Sue Carboni-Pearson, was taken into custody on Wednesday after being released from the UC Davis Medical Center, where she and her young son had been taken for treatment of injuries stemming from the wreck, Woodland police […]

Da Vinci plans its own version of ‘Shark Tank’

Local residents are invited to vote for their favorite potential new business as the Da Vinci High School senior class presents “The Dragon’s Den” business venture ideas on Tuesday evening. The event will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Da Vinci campus, 1400 E. Eighth St. Students have worked in teams to create […]

Donate food for STEAC at Original Steve’s

Original Steve’s, 314 F St. in downtown Davis, is a drop-off for donations to the Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee’s holiday food drive. Nonperishable food may be brought to the restaurant through Sunday, and donors will receive 10 percent off their dine-in and take-out orders. The holiday drive helps fill the shelves of the STEAC food […]

Peer navigator leads prostate cancer discussion

Jack Sanders, a “peer navigator” with the regional WeCARE! Cancer Program, will lead a Yolo Prostate Cancer Support Group roundtable discussion about “How Family and Friends Can Support Prostate Cancer Patients and Survivors.” Sanders has reassured numerous men and helped them evaluate their options following prostate cancer diagnosis. Men with prostate cancer, family members and friends […]

Practical gifts sought for the needy

The Mission Alliance Networking Nonprofit Agencies, MANNA , is asking community members to help fill its “wish list” for the holiday season, supplying needy clients with something useful as their holiday gift. Needed items include socks. sweatshirts, pants, knit hats, warm jackets, rain gear, gloves, robes, slippers, hygiene supplies, mugs and tea, small alarm clocks, DVDs (PG-13, PG or G), Christmas […]

Tree Davis: Trees have a place in a water-conserving landscape

By Ellen Zagory Experts estimate that up to 50 to 60 percent of annual water use by homeowners goes to landscaping. Large green carpets of lawn contribute significantly to these figures, a landscape ideal that comes to us from lusher, summer-rain climates. As you ride your bike around Davis, you may notice some people are […]

House votes to offer advanced-degree visas

By Jim Abrams WASHINGTON (AP) — Testing the waters of what is expected to be a turbulent battle over immigration policy next year, the House voted Friday to make green cards accessible to foreign students graduating with advanced science and math degrees from U.S. universities. But even this limited step, strongly backed by the high-tech […]

Conaway rice growers partner with Food Bank, county to help the needy

WOODLAND — Conaway Ranch rice growers, Yolo County and the Food Bank of Yolo County announced a collaborative effort to provide 160,000 pounds of California-grown rice to those in need. The rice will be distributed through the Food Bank’s programs, including its upcoming Christmas program. “This represents the single largest donation in the history of […]

Olympian visits radio program

“How She Really Does It,” a radio talk show with Koren Motekaitis, will feature Olympic swimmer Scott Weltz. Unlike his Olympic teammates, Weltz did not have an international pedigree going into the games. He will be in studio to talk about his career, the Olympics, why he did not give up and how he was […]

For the record

Autumn Labbé-Renault’s Davis Media Access column on Thursday incorrectly spelled the name of Mitchel Adler, one of the Parent University presenters.

Rain doesn’t dampen holiday spirits

Mother Nature made her presence known Thursday night at the Downtown Davis Holiday Open House, raining on the Children’s Parade but failing to dampen the attendees’ holiday spirits. Here, Sydney Sargent says hello to the Snowman next to the just-lighted community Christmas tree on the E Street Plaza. The evening also included music, “Grinch” screenings, horse-drawn carriage rides […]

German Parliament approves Greek debt deal

BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers overwhelmingly backed a deal aimed at trimming Greece’s debt load and keeping the country financially afloat but the country’s finance minister insisted it would be irresponsible to raise hopes of more radical debt forgiveness soon. Parliament voted 473-100 Friday to back the complex deal reached by European finance ministers on […]

Bob Dunning: Ah, but I correctly predicted a loss

THE ODDITY OF ODDS … in Jeff Hudson’s excellent front-page recap of our local school board election, I was stunned to see the name of the Above-Pictured Columnist pop out of the mouth of candidate Jose Granda, who ran a respectable fourth in the race for two seats … said Granda, as reported by Hudson, […]

Junior Wildcats clinic is Sunday

The Davis Hoops Basketball Club — a local nonprofit AAU basketball club that attracts players from Davis, Dixon, Woodland and surrounding areas —  will host a free skills clinic Sunday for players ages 5-9. The Junior Wildcats event will run from 4 to 5 p.m. at the old Dixon High School gym, 455 E. A […]