Free tax assistance workshop slated

Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada and the Yolo County Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Coalition are hosting a free tax assistance workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the New Harmony Mutual Housing Community Center, 3030 Cowell Blvd. in South Davis. Appointments are required. To RSVP or for more information, call 530-746-8042. Families earning […]

March 29, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis Art Center: Artists, apply for spring auction, Holiday Sale

Calling all artists: The Davis Art Center is accepting applications from artists and artisans for not one, but two, special events: the Tour de Cluck Art Auction and the 2013 Annual Holiday Sale. For the uninitiated, Tour de Cluck is a fabulous monthlong community event that includes educational workshops, a Fowl Food Fair at the […]

March 27, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

With help, Aggies can moo-ve into first place

With a little help from the public, a student group from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine can win a new ultrasound machine and training course. The Food Animal and Reproductive Medicine Club is one of six finalists nationally — and the only California finalist — in a competition from the machine’s maker, BCF […]

March 27, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Historical meeting set at Park Winters

One of the earliest settlements in the region will be the subject of discussion by descendants of early pioneer families of the Buckeye Township in southwestern Yolo County at a Winters History Project event at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11. John Martin and Rafael Galiano, owners of Park Winters, 27850 County Road 26, will host […]

March 29, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

N. Korea puts artillery forces at top combat posture

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s military warned Tuesday that its artillery and rocket forces are at their highest-level combat posture in the latest in a string of bellicose threats aimed at South Korea and the United States. The announcement came South Koreans marked the third anniversary of the sinking of a warship in […]

March 26, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Trial under way in Stockton bankruptcy case

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Lawyers for the California city of Stockton said Monday it has cut its budget and services to the bone and has no choice about trying to become the most populous U.S. city to enter bankruptcy. Creditors countered that the city has failed to cut enough spending or even seek a tax increase […]

March 26, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Peregrine School founder on radio

Lorie Hammond, academic director of Peregrine School in Davis, was interviewed Monday on Capital Public Radio’s “Insight” program about how educators, like those at Peregrine School, approach Reggio Emilia-inspired learning with their students. To listen to the conversation, visit Hammond, a professor emeritus of teacher education at Sacramento State, founded Peregrine School, a nonprofit, private […]

March 27, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Discussion to untangle knot of party ties

In “Art of War,” Sun Tzu wrote that constant distraction of the enemy provides opportunity. These may be the same tactics driving the left-vs.-right political paradigm — and Mark Meckler hopes to circumvent that. “Most of (the divide in politics) is fake,” said the American activist and attorney. “It’s used to make people hate each […]

March 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Learn more

What: Davis City Council meeting When: 5:40 p.m. Tuesday (the earlier start time is to accommodate a City Council workshop to discuss debt financing of the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency surface water project Where: Community Chambers, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Watch it: Live on Comcast Channel 16 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99, and as […]

March 26, 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 Westley (No. 114691), a 4-month-old neutered male black and tan German shepherd mix. Also hoping for a good home is Aladdin (No. 114544), a 2-year-old neutered male black and white […]

March 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Council to consider reworking advisory commissions

The City Council will put its advisory committees and commissions under the microscope Tuesday to examine whether they’re best serving the community in their current configuration. After expressing an interest in reviewing the role of commissions during its goal-setting exercise late last year, the council will have the opportunity to make changes, potentially through consolidation […]

March 26, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Altercation leads to arrest

Davis police arrested a 51-year-old man on assault and other charges following an altercation Sunday afternoon. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said officers were summoned at 12:50 p.m. to reports of a fight in progress in the College Park neighborhood, where Davis resident Tyghe Adam Storm is alleged to have assaulted another person and threatened him with […]

March 26, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Park renovations almost done, more coming

The first of two phases of renovations for Central Park in Davis is nearing completion, and next on the agenda is the contentious issue surrounding an old building along with something less divisive — a new playground.

The first wave of construction included a new restroom, a handicapped ramp into the sycamore grove, installation of LED lights and upgraded electrical service to the park …

Trial date set in former Yolo prosecutor’s disciplinary case

A July trial has been scheduled for a former Yolo County prosecutor who faces disciplinary charges stemming from his failed bid for a judgeship last year. Clint Parish, 41, is accused by the State Bar of California of willfully violating rules of professional conduct by making false allegations against his opponent, incumbent Yolo Superior Court Judge Dan […]

March 26, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,