Sutter market is open on Thursdays

Local shoppers have one more chance each week to visit a farmers market, now that the Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market is open each Thursday. The market, at the hospital’s entrance at 2000 Sutter Place, is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays, through Aug. 29. It is filled with farm-fresh produce, local honey […]

May 28, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Not just lawn chairs: Simple steps prevent costly earthquake damage

You might have smiled at pictures of tipped lawn chairs or broken plates from a minor earthquake like the one that hit Northern California last week. But it’s less funny when it’s your best china that got smashed, or your hot water tank pulled loose — and your insurance won’t pay. Did you know that […]

May 28, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Egg-ceptional tour

Hundreds of Davis residents and out-of-town visitors participated Saturday in the fourth annual Tour de Cluck, a bicycle tour of backyard chicken coops throughout the community. Proceeds from the event benefited Yolo Farm to Fork’s farm-to-school programs for garden, recycling, farm visits and nutritional education in Davis schools.

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

Feds won’t prosecute wind farm for condor deaths

MOJAVE (AP) — A Southern California wind farm has been assured by federal authorities that they won’t prosecute if the company’s whirring turbine blades kill any endangered California condors. The wind farm operated by Alta Windpower Development in the Tehachapi Mountains has been granted a right of way by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management […]

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

Authorities rescue 200 after San Antonio floods

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Torrential rains swamped San Antonio with flash floods on Saturday, leaving at least one person dead as emergency workers in boats rushed to rescue more than 200 residents stranded in cars and homes. “It was pretty crazy,” said Gera Hinojosa, a valet parking cars downtown after the storm. “It was pretty […]

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

Traffic-weary L.A. synchronizes stoplights

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It seems that the impossible has occurred: The nation’s most congested city has become a model for traffic control. Yes, gridlock still prevails and drivers’ blood pressure still spikes as LA’s traffic arteries seize up during every morning and afternoon rush hour. Yet, with the flip of a switch earlier this […]

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

Police: ‘We’re not going to give up’ on homicide probe

Each week, a group of Davis police detectives sits down to chart their progress in the ongoing investigation into the unsolved April murders of local couple Oliver “Chip” Northup and Claudia Maupin. “We’re still working various leads,” Lt. Paul Doroshov said as four investigators pored over case files, binders and laptops holding digital evidence one […]

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

DHS students place well in national Cisco NetRider competition

Davis High School seniors Nolan Taeksang Yoo and Benjamin Smithers finished 13th in the nation — posting the highest score for a team from California — in the 2013 Cisco Networking Academy NetRiders Competition. The contest is designed to develop networking and information technology skills among students from around the nation and Canada, and promote future […]

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

A little elbow grease

Allan Telford, a member of the Rotary Club of Davis, foreground, and Adrian Gabriel, assistant director of volunteers for the Hattie Weber Museum, sand railings leading to the museum’s entrance during a work party Saturday morning. Rotarians joined museum volunteers in sprucing up the exterior of the facility at 445 C St., in the northeast […]

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

Woodland officers struck by parolee during arrest

A Woodland man was arrested after brawling with officers who were responding to a domestic disturbance Friday night, according to the Woodland Police Department. The incident began with officers being called to the scene of a domestic disturbance at 33 W. Elliot St. at 10:49 p.m. Friday. The suspect, 57-year-old Howard Wilbanks, allegedly assaulted his […]

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

Brothers Tased and arrested after altercation

A routine bar fight involving two men from Sacramento escalated as both were Tased and arrested by an officer in downtown Davis early Saturday morning. At 1:50 a.m., a Davis police officer was called to the scene of an alcohol-fueled fight at First and F streets between brothers Franklin Wesley, 22, and Engelbert Wesley, 19. […]

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

Give old soccer uniforms a new life

Kids who participate in youth sports accumulate a variety of benefits: self-confidence, discipline, a healthy body and team spirit. They also accumulate a pile of old uniforms and equipment. Michael Vernau, a Holmes Junior High eighth-grader and soccer player, wants to put those old uniforms to good use. “About a month ago, my coach (who […]

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

Davis schools continue to earn API scores over 800

The California Department of Education quietly released the 2012 Base Academic Performance Index statistics on Friday, and the Davis school district posted numbers that largely resemble the district’s ranking in recent years. All of Davis’ traditional campuses earned an API over 800 points, the threshold for state recognition as a “high performing school.” The Davis […]

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

Ag mechanics class offered this summer

Woodland Community College, in partnership with the Yolo County Regional Occupational Program, is offering a two-unit agriculture mechanics course this summer with an emphasis in welding. Students will develop skills in performing a variety of welds, including shielded metal arc welding, oxy-fuel welding and MIG welding. The course will take place in the ag facility […]

May 26, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,