Yolo County residents saved money in first year of prescription program

Yolo County has reached the end of its first year of partnership with Financial Marketing Concepts Inc., whose officials say the community has collectively saved $157,097 on prescriptions since the collaboration’s beginning. Yolo County has 905 card holders. The county’s yearlong partners are a parent company of Coast2Coast Rx, a free pharmaceutical drug discount card. […]

Biberstein Social Action Fund grants available

Nonprofit organizations are invited to submit applications to the Biberstein Social Action Fund for grants in support of projects addressing poverty, discrimination, abuse and neglect issues in Yolo County. The fund was established in 2002 by the board of directors of Congregation Bet Haverim, the Jewish Fellowship of Davis, to honor Ernie and Hannah Biberstein, […]

Swim coach talks about Olympics on radio

“How She Really Does It,” a radio talk show with Koren Motekaitis, airs live from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays on KDRT, 95.7 FM, or by live webstreaming at www.howshereallydoesit.com. Peter Motekaitis, coach of Olympians Scott Weltz and Haley Cope and Paralympian Mark Barr, is this week’s guest. Motekaitis has been coaching swimming in Davis since […]

Slain ambassador to Libya grew up in Davis

Long-ago classmates of Chris Stevens on Wednesday found themselves trying to put together the face of the 52-year-old slain U.S. ambassador to Libya with the blond boy they knew at Emerson Junior High School. On Tuesday, an armed mob angered by a film mocking Islam’s Prophet Muhammad killed Stevens and three other Americans who had […]

U.S. News: UCD is eighth-best public university

UC Davis climbed to a best-ever eighth among public universities in the latest edition of U.S . News and World Report’s much-watched college rankings, released Wednesday. “UC Davis’ reputation continues to grow as one of the nation’s elite public universities, where innovative research is addressing the world’s most critical issues and students are equipped for productive, meaningful lives,” Chancellor […]

Salton Sea blamed for big stink

SANTA ANA (AP) — After a day of “odor surveillance” and other scent-based sleuthing, Southern California air quality investigators confirmed Tuesday what they had already expected — that a pungent, rotten-egg aroma that stretched across the region came from the Salton Sea. Investigators from the South Coast Air Quality Management District collected air samples, modeled […]

U.S. ambassador killed in consulate attack in Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were killed in an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi by protesters angry over a film that ridiculed Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. Ambassador Chris Stevens, 52, died as he and a group of embassy employees went to the consulate to try to […]

September 12, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged , | 1 Reply

City’s fight with Union Pacific over at-grade crossing through fence resumes

The legal dispute between the city of Davis and Union Pacific over a downtown crossing begins today. The city wants to build at an at-grade crossing in the 3,800-foot fence that the railroad company erected along Olive Drive last September. City Attorney Harriet Steiner announced at the City Council meeting Tuesday that she will travel to […]

Summer’s sameness bores a weather nut

As long as I can remember, I’ve been what is commonly known as a weather nut. When other kids were out in the street playing baseball, I was in the back yard measuring wind speed. My all-time favorite present was the elegant circular barometer with the bright red needle that my dad gave me on […]

Boy reports suspicious encounter outside Woodland school

Woodland police are seeking a man who tried to lure a 12-year-old boy into his truck Tuesday evening. Cpl. Dave Krause said the boy was standing outside Lee Middle School, 520 West St., at about 5:20 p.m. when the man pulled up next to him in a gray late-model pickup with a white sheet covering […]

Bees, bees and more bees featured at UCD open houses Saturday

The Bohart Museum of Entomology at UC Davis will celebrate honey bees, native bees in California and bees found worldwide at two concurrent open houses set from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The theme is “Flower Lovers: The Bees.” One open house will be at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, 1124 Academic Surge on Crocker […]

Cache Creek Nature Preserve celebration slated

Local residents are invited to join the UC Davis Art of Regional Change and the Cache Creek Conservancy for a multimedia arts festival and celebration of the Cache Creek Nature Preserve from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. The preserve is at 34199 County Road 20 west of Woodland. “Restore/Restory: A People’s History Project” showcases […]

Supervisors show support for privatizing animal services

WOODLAND — Yolo County supervisors expressed support Tuesday for a recommendation to privatize the county’s animal services program through formation of a joint powers authority. The proposal comes from a report by the Animal Protection League, which was commissioned by Yolo County’s Local Agency Formation Commission to see if animal services — including adoptions, rescues […]

September 12, 2012 | Posted in County Government | Tagged , | 1 Reply

Plea deal reached in Davis sexual-assault case

A Davis restaurant owner facing trial on sexual assault charges later this month made a plea agreement last week that resolved the case. Ashot Manukyan, 59, pleaded no contest Thursday to a misdemeanor false-imprisonment charge, Yolo County Chief Deputy District Attorney Jonathan Raven said. Yolo Superior Court Judge David Rosenberg sentenced the Cafe Mediterranee owner […]