Woodland woman, 81, robbed of wallet

An 81-year-old woman was robbed of her wallet Sunday morning while walking home from a shopping trip, Woodland police said. Sgt. Victoria Danzl said the woman, who uses a walker, was in the 400 block of Ashley Avenue when the suspect pushed up against her and took the wallet from a compartment on the walker. […]

Other local reality show stars

2011: Natalie Smith, Brittany Smith, and Christina Chin, “Expedition Impossible: Morocco” 2010: Kevin Wu, “The Amazing Race” 2009: Russell Kairouz, “Big Brother 11″ 2008: Dallas Imbimbo, “The Amazing Race ” 2007: Greg Kaysen, aka John Brown, “Ego Trip’s (White) Rapper Show ” 2007: Antoinette “Butterscotch” Clinton, “America’s Got Talent” 2006: Michelle Landry, “How to Get […]

Woman’s screams foil attempted kidnapping in Woodland

A man attempted to kidnap a woman Sunday in the parking lot of the Westgate Shopping Center, 367 W. Main St. in Woodland, police report. The 31-year-old victim was walking between cars when the door of a pickup truck parked in the row of vehicles shot open and the man inside attempted to apprehend her, […]

UCD grad exits ‘Amazing Race’ in fifth place

In the end, it was all beyond their control. UC Davis graduate Ryan Danz’s “Amazing Race” journey with his partner Abbie Ginsberg ended in fifth place on Sunday’s episode when they missed a connecting flight in Frankfurt, Germany; sat on the tarmac waiting for a de-icer on another plane to be fixed; and had to […]

City Council to rule on proposed changes to Target site pads

The Davis City Council will be asked Tuesday at its meeting to rework the Second Street Crossing site plan to accommodate smaller businesses in the four ancillary pad sites that voters approved along with Target in the Measure K vote of 2006. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Chambers of City […]

Rotarians honor student role models

The Sunrise Rotary Club of Davis recently recognized 10 students at Davis and Da Vinci high schools as October’s Students of the Month. They are: * Graham Blanco, nominated by Da Vinci teacher Scott Stephen Bell, who wrote, “Aside from being kind, courteous, industrious, creative, artistic and intelligent, Graham Blanco is one of the wittiest people […]

Fundraiser benefits disabled athletes nonprofit

The UC Davis water ski and wakeboard team will host its annual charity fundraiser at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, which includes a raffle and free screening of “The Art of Flight” in Rock Hall/Chem 194. The screening is free, but cash donations of any and all amounts are welcome at the door. This year’s event will benefit […]

Workshop examines how to raise teenagers

TJ Vidales, an educational consultant, life coach and community volunteer/advocate who specializes in working with teens and their families, will host a free, hands-on workshop Sunday for parents and educators. The focus will be on how to better understand your teenager and how best to parent/educate them through the teenager’s eyes. The workshop will run […]

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them are Oscar (No. 111971), a 5-year-old neutered male chocolate Labrador retriever. Also hoping for a good home is Moe (No. 111507), a 9-month-old neutered male domestic medium-haired cat. Fees are charged […]

‘Progressive’ vision sought at meeting

Members of MoveOn.org will gather in Davis for a “world café” style conversation at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. “The election is history. We made a difference in its outcome. We have taken a breath,” a news release said. “Now is the time to […]

The Rigginses testify in first day of penalty phase

SACRAMENTO — Several audience members and at least one juror broke down in tears this morning as relatives of murder victim John Riggins described the impact of his death nearly 32 years ago. “Visualizing the way he died — wrapped in (duct) tape, throat cut, thrown in a ditch, trying to breathe — I wasn’t […]

Ho-ho-holidays start at downtown open house

Local residents of all ages are invited to take part in one of Davis’ oldest community traditions Thursday — the 31st annual Downtown Davis Holiday Open House. The event includes the Children’s Parade, illumination of the holiday tree on the E Street Plaza, visits by Santa and Mrs. Claus, performances by local musical groups, horse-drawn […]

Flower arrangers will make holiday decor

The Davis Flower Arrangers will meet Wednesday, Dec. 5, for a holiday decoration workshop, coordinated by past president Elaine Ginosar. Members and guests are invited to make a wreath, centerpiece, door swag or other holiday decoration with the materials being provided. Ginosar will bring a variety of greens, berries and pine cones and participants are […]

Learn about coyotes at Flyway Nights lecture

Camilla Fox, executive director of Project Coyote, will discuss “Coyotes in Our Midst — Learning to Live with North America’s Native ‘Song Dog,’ ” at Thursday’s Flyway Nights lecture sponsored by the Yolo Basin Foundation. Her talk begins at 7 p.m. at the state Department of Fish and Game’s Yolo Wildlife Area Headquarters, 45211 Chiles […]