Cell phone blamed for highway crash

A Woodland motorist collided with a vehicle protecting a construction crew Monday on Highway 113, a crash that California Highway Patrol officers are blaming on cell phone distraction. John P. Bledsoe, 64, was driving a Hyundai northbound near County Road 27 at about 1:30 p.m. and failed to notice he was approaching a crew that […]

Resolution in support of Berryessa conservation area narrowly passes

WOODLAND — Yolo County supervisors narrowly passed a resolution Tuesday in support of the proposed Berryessa Snow Mountain National Conservation Area, which would encompass 319,300 acres of federal land within Yolo, Napa, Lake and Mendocino counties. Supervisors Don Saylor and Jim Provenza of Davis and Mike McGowan of West Sacramento voted in favor of the […]

British luxury cars stop in Davis

Luxury came to Davis on Tuesday morning, in the form of several brand-new Bentley convertibles on their way from San Francisco to a car show in Las Vegas. The drivers stopped at Common Grounds coffee shop in South Davis for a break on their trip, which is designed to create buzz about the new cars […]

More than 3,000 Measure I votes returned, so far

The Yolo County Elections Office had received 3,224 votes as of Tuesday in the Measure I election on the Woodland-Davis surface water project. There are 37,584 registered voters in Davis. Measure I asks registered voters whether they approve of the City Council moving forward with the $113 surface water project that will pump water from […]

Downtown Verizon store robbed

Davis police are investigating the Monday night robbery of the Verizon store at Davis Commons. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said a clerk was robbed at about 7 p.m. by a man who entered the 500 First St. business and asked to look at some merchandise. “While the clerk was assisting with the request, the suspect began […]

Logos hosts poets and French, Spanish groups

Logos Books, 513 Second St. in downtown Davis, will host several events in March that are free and open to the public: * La Table Française meets Wednesday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Check logosbooks.wordpress.com for topic information this month; * El Círculo Español meets Monday, March 18, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Check logosbooks.wordpress.com for topic […]

Conference examines faith groups’ response to climate crisis

Several Davis faith groups will present a free conference from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 3, titled “Climate Crisis: Putting Faith into Action.” Highlights include: * Isabel Montanez, a UC Davis geology professor, speaking on “Climate Change Close to Home”; * Susan Stephenson, executive director of the Interfaith Power and Light Campaign, on “Facing the Climate […]

Author, faculty discuss Muir’s legacy

Noted local science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson will talk about the life and work of John Muir at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday at the Alumni & Visitors Center on the UC Davis campus. Robinson will analyze Muir’s work as a writer and how he translated that career into such astonishing feats of public policy. A […]

Electric mower exchange program returns

The Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District’s mower exchange program launched Monday. Under the program, residents who trade in a gas-powered lawn mower and purchase an eligible electric mower will receive $120 rebates. Residents can choose from 29 eligible models made by 10 different brands. Participants can purchase their new mowers in local stores or online. […]

Almond Festival offers family-friendly fun

For nearly 100 years, the annual Capay Valley Almond Festival has showcased the Capay Valley and its communities — Rumsey, Guinda, Brooks, Capay and Esparto. The regional festival, which takes place this year on Sunday, Feb. 24, traverses a 21-mile route along Highway 16, with each site offering different activities and unique atmosphere. Early spring […]

UC Davis astronaut will speak in Folsom

In his tiny office at UC Davis, professor Steve Robinson holds up two letters. One is a letter rejecting his application to come to UC Davis as an undergraduate. The other, dated nearly 40 years later, is an invitation from UCD for Robinson to join the engineering faculty as a tenured professor. “A career in […]

Woodland Healthcare grants help hundreds in need

Woodland Healthcare, an affiliate hospital of Dignity Health, has awarded $60,000 in grant funding to six nonprofit organizations in Yolo County. The grants will build capacity in the community to offer much-needed services ranging from primary care to mental illness to chronic disease management, shelter and various social support programs for underserved and vulnerable populations. […]

Two local agencies will benefit from book drive

Local residents can help 145 Yolo County kids reach for the stars by participating in United Way California Capital Region’s second annual STAR Readers Book Drive Feb. 18-March 8. The drive benefits more than 650 children across five counties in United Way’s STAR Readers project, which is working to increase graduation rates by improving early […]

Genealogy speaker highlights newspapers as treasure troves of information

” ‘Read All About It!’ Genealogy Newspaper Research Online” is the topic of the Davis Genealogy Club’s free program on Tuesday, Feb. 19. It will be presented by researcher Kathryn Moore at 1 p.m. in the Valente Room at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Birth announcements, marriage announcements, obituaries, court proceedings, town news […]