Hiker outlined trails, now forging new ones

Spring-fed waterfalls cascading over shadowy caverns, pockets of wetlands with turtles floating undisturbed and the fur of black bears shimmering in the sunlight as they move swiftly along river banks.

Few would think of these wondrous wildlife sights as being less than an hour and a half’s drive away from the city of Davis. But these local adventures were actually recounted by Andrew Fulks, who manages UC Davis’ Putah Creek Riparian Reserve. He also created the website Yolohiker.org.

Fulks, a true proponent of staying close to home for outdoor fun, has worked solely to inform, protect and …

Woodland man jailed after car, foot chase

A 30-year-old man led Woodland police on a high-speed chase Thursday morning before crashing his car into a curb, officers said. Sgt. Steve Sexton said the chase began when police attempted to stop Silverio Delgado Jr. in the area of Pioneer and Farnham avenues shortly before 11 a.m. Delgado allegedly failed to yield, instead heading […]

Elderly woman watches surgery to relive past

Margaret Henryson, 101, may have one of the most unique bucket lists ever imagined. Thanks to Midtown Animal Clinic veterinarian Cliff Gravem, now she can check one more item off her list: watching a surgical procedure on an animal. Gravem, who has been a vet for more than 30 years, invited Henryson into his surgical […]

September 27, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged , ,

At the Pond: Biking along the ‘big pond’

I am at the pond, our big pond — our Pacific Ocean, for the next 45 days. I say “our pond” because it is part of our watershed, the final destination for each toilet flush. Along with 14 strangers, soon to be new friends, I will be cycling 2,000 miles along the Pacific Coast from […]

Israeli forces repulse attack on border

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says a soldier was killed in a shootout with militants along the Israel-Egypt border. Israeli troops shot and killed three militants who attempted to infiltrate the country on Friday, thwarting an attack. Military spokeswoman Lt. Col. Avital Leibovich says the militants were also wearing explosive belts when they opened […]

Ethics committee will not charge Waters

WASHINGTON (AP) — California Democratic congresswoman Maxine Waters will not be charged with ethics violations. At a meeting Friday, House Ethics Committee members said they found no violations in their investigation of allegations she steered a $12 million federal bailout to a bank where her husband owns stock. Waters is a senior Democrat on the […]

September 21, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged , | 1 Reply

School board ponders big budget cuts if state proposition, local parcel tax fail

The possibility of deep, immediate mid-year budget cuts to the Davis school district if Gov. Jerry Brown’s Proposition 30 fails in the Nov. 6 election colored the discussion at several points during Thursday night’s school board meeting. Associate Superintendent Bruce Colby gave a report on the Davis school district’s preliminary general fund actuals for the […]

Standing In: Just yesterday, high schoolers were tots

By Karen Levy It was yesterday. The blink of an eye ago. At least that’s the way it feels as I stand here on the Davis High School campus, waiting in line with my children to pick up their high school schedules. High school. The place past which we drove when they were small, and […]

Yolo Military Families will meet Monday

Yolo Military Families will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Black Bear Diner, 255 Second St. in downtown Davis. “If you have a loved one in the military, please join our family for an evening of friendship,” a news release said. For more information, email yolomilitaryfamilies@gmail.com.

Fly fishers will take a seat in ‘stillwater classroom’

Bill Forward, a California native with more than 60 years of fishing experience in the Sierra Nevada, will speak Tuesday to the Fly Fishers of Davis. The group meets at 7:30 p.m. at Harper Junior High School, 4000 E. Covell Blvd. His talk, “Lake Davis: A Stillwater Classroom,” is a presentation that covers the tactics […]

Family fun planned at Holy Rosary Fall Festival

The annual Holy Rosary Fall Festival will take place from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the school grounds, 505 California St. in Woodland. Lots of family fun is planned, including games, food, prizes, a raffle, a dessert booth and a beer garden for adults. Smokey D’s BBQ restaurant is cooking dinner, which […]

Meeting examines why youths of color are in the justice system

The Yolo County Probation Department will host a community gathering on Wednesday to share and discuss work that has been conducted on the disproportionate number of youths of color who come into contact with the juvenile justice system in Yolo County. The meeting will run from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Woodland Community Center, […]

Founders’ Day dinner honors WCC supporters

The Woodland Community College Foundation has announced the names of campus founders and contributors who will be honored at its first Founders’ Day dinner. The honorees will be joined by some original faculty and staff members, special guests and others who were instrumental in lobbying for the Woodland campus. The event on Thursday, Oct. 4, […]

Second teen makes plea agreement in Woodland pig-killing case

WOODLAND — A second teen has admitted to charges stemming from the theft and slaughter of a Woodland High School student’s Future Farmers of America pig, according to the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office. The 17-year-old Woodland boy pleaded no contest last week to felony charges of grand theft and conspiracy to destroy property, as […]