29 graduate from Yolo DA’s Citizens Academy

Twenty-nine Yolo County citizens have graduated from the second annual session of the Yolo County Law Enforcement Citizens Academy, District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced this week. The graduation ceremony was held June 13 at the Woodland Police Department. The District Attorney’s Office sponsored the academy in partnership with the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department, Yolo County […]

June 25, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Egg-citing adventure

Sam Wagner and his mother Jerri check out the Eye on Mrak (Fatal Laff) egghead on a recent outing on the UC Davis campus. Little sister Lily watches at a safe distance. There are seven eggheads designed by Robert Arneson on the campus.

June 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Livestrong and prosper

More than 800 riders rolled through Yolo County on Sunday as part of the Livestrong Challenge. Riders pedaled 20, 45, 65 or 100 miles from Central Park. The ride raises money for cancer research. Volunteers like Jeanna Blaustein, 9, and brother Brett Blaustein, 7, of Davis handed roses to cancer survivors, including Jorge Helmer of […]

June 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Farmbudsman to help locals navigate system

The red tape isn’t disappearing completely for the farmers of Solano and Yolo counties, but they’re hopeful it will become a whole lot more transparent with the help of Yolo County farmbudsman Michelle Stephens. Stephens is tasked with supporting farmers in the navigation of complex regulatory processes in Yolo and Solano counties in the role […]

June 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

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 Vikki (No. 116507), a 2-year-old spayed female short-haired black and tan chihuahua. Also hoping for a good home are Sabrina (No. 116759), Kelly (No. 116760) and Mindy (No. 116761) 2-month-old […]

June 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sperling to discuss sustainable transportation

Professor Daniel Sperling, director of the UC Davis Institute for Transportation Studies — who was honored earlier this month with the 2013 Blue Planet Prize — will give a talk at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 27, in Young Hall, Room 194 on the UCD campus. Sperling will talk about the need to transform vehicles, fuels […]

June 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Made in the USA’ shouldn’t be so hard to find

Something that is extremely important to me is buying things that are made in the United States. Without going down a rabbit hole of playing both sides of the issue — it’s good to have manufacturing in poorer countries as a way of helping them obtain economic stability, etc. — I will just say that, […]

June 26, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Save the date for Yolo Microbrew Festival

Save the date: The Yolo Microbrew Festival is planned for 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Rotary Park on the Yolo County Fairgrounds in Woodland. Local residents can enjoy microbrew tasting, food, live music and raffles at the event, which is a fundraiser for the Woodland Schools Foundation. ​​​Hosted by Luna Vista Rotary of […]

July 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Textbooks available for public review

The textbook for Biology AP: “Biology in Focus” (AP edition, 2014, Pearson/Prentice Hall) is available for public review, preceding formal district adoption. Members of textbook adoption committees, consisting of staff, community members, parents, and, at the high school level, students, have determined they will recommend this title to the Davis Board of Education for adoption […]

July 09, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Trio arrested for burglary, later discovered with stolen property worth thousands

Two Davis men and one juvenile male in possession of thousands of dollars worth of stolen property were arrested Saturday after being caught burglarizing a residence in South Davis. Around 3:45 a.m., police officers received a call from a resident at the 1800 block of Cowell Boulevard who had come home to discover that their […]

June 23, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Festival rocks downtown

Thousands took to the streets of Davis for the third annual Music festival to listen to 65 bands, including Bomba Fried Rice, above, at the Armadillo Stage at Second and H streets, and Camila Ortiz, left, at the Pence stage. Despite the rising temperatures Saturday afternoon, festival goers — including Tupua Gwarada, below — got […]

June 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Krovoza outlines his plan for Assembly

Mayor Joe Krovoza’s overture to his campaign for the 2014 state Assembly is two-fold: “It comes down to two things: leadership and expertise. I’ve spent 20 plus years with various projects in the community, whether it’s environmental, business development or educational. I want to carry that leadership and expertise to the state level.” And he’s trusting […]

June 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

A touch of history

Emmett Harden, right, a docent at the Allensworth State Historical Park talks to Daniel Kimmel-Terra and his mom Jennifer Terra about Buffalo Soldiers. Harden, who is dressed as a member of the Union’s 24th Infantry, was one of several volunteers at Saturday’s Juneteenth celebration at the Veterans’ Memorial Center. This year’s celebration highlighted the 150th anniversary […]

June 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Rivers receding in Calgary, 3 dead in floods

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The two rivers that converge on the western Canadian city of Calgary are receding Saturday after floods devastated much of southern Alberta province, causing at least three deaths and forcing thousands to evacuate. The flooding forced authorities to evacuate Calgary’s entire downtown and hit some of the city’s iconic structures hard. […]

June 23, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,