Oktoberfest benefits Putah Creek Council’s student education program

The Luna Vista Rotary Club of Woodland selected Putah Creek Council’s “Adopt-a-Flat” student education program as the beneficiary of its 2012 Oktoberfest. This German-themed festival will take place from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Gibson House Museum, 512 Gibson Road in Woodland. The evening will feature guided tours of the Gibson House, wine […]

Paws for Thought: Sacramento shelter can be a model for Yolo

Remember when you could walk into a shelter and take a pet home with no questions asked? Animal sheltering has come a long way since then, but there’s more work to be done. So what makes a truly good animal shelter — one that is a humane, caring place where all adoptable animals can find […]

Woodland teen faces kidnapping charges

Woodland police arrested a 16-year-old boy Sunday on suspicion of kidnapping his baby from the child’s mother. Sgt. Steve Sexton said officers were summoned at about 10:30 p.m. to a home in the 1200 block of Alice Street. Family members said the suspect argued with the baby’s mother, also 16, and forcibly took the 5-week-old […]

Busy week for Davis FD: Firefighters rescue unconscious man, put out commercial structure fire

Davis firefighters pulled a man from his apartment late Thursday night after neighbors had reported smoke coming from his unit. According to Paul Swanson, Davis Fire Department division chief, the Davis resident had passed out while cooking in his apartment on the 1100 block of J Street. After forcing their way into the man’s home, […]

Unidentified man approaches juveniles in Woodland school parking lot

The Woodland Police Department responded to a suspicious circumstance Friday when a man in a silver pickup truck approached three juveniles in the front parking lot of Lee Middle School. After being asked to approach the truck, the three boys, ages 11 to 12, walked away from the vehicle and the man drove away southbound […]

Upcoming programs at the Senior Center

The Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., offers a variety of free programs for September. Sign up for one or all of these by calling the Davis Senior Center at 530-757-5696. Find more information at www.cityofdavis.org. Open Book Review Some books can put you to sleep, others just have to be shared. Have you read a […]

Teen charged with trying to blow up Chicago bar

CHICAGO (AP) — Undercover FBI agents arrested an 18-year-old American man who tried to detonate what he believed was a car bomb outside a downtown Chicago bar, federal prosecutors said Saturday. Adel Daoud, a U.S. citizen from the Chicago suburb of Hillside, was arrested Friday night in an undercover operation in which agents pretending to […]

Anti-tax group says Cal State letter is illegal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A letter being sent to California State University applicants that details the effect on university finances if an upcoming ballot measure fails is illegal, an anti-tax group said. The Los Angeles Times reported Saturday that the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association charges that the letter, which warns that enrollment capacity will drop […]

Recycled creations

Erie Vitiello, event coordinator, and guest judge Dan Wolk look at Team Morse during Friday night’s judging of the Junk 2 Genius competition — a team sculpting competition using recycled and reclaimed materials at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Morse earned the Best Craftmanship award for their efforts. Additional awards went to Davis […]

I leave this spot in capable hands

Beginning Tuesday, this space will be taken over by talented writers of various sizes, shades and stripes while I take time to recharge my batteries for the stretch run leading into various battles, including elections in both November and March. I’m fully aware that the Davis City Council plans its agenda around my annual absence, […]

University Farm Circle welcomes newcomers

University Farm Circle invites new and prospective members to a Newcomers Coffee from 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday at 1347 Cassel Lane in Davis. This informal coffee will help women meet new friends and learn more about both the UFC programs and activities that are held throughout the year and the Davis community. In addition, […]

How Davis can become one cool city

Cool Davis is a citizens group working to support the city’s Climate Action and Adaptation Plan’s goals to lower our collective carbon footprint. The organization is focused on solutions to help us reduce our greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in three main areas: transportation, home energy and consumption (food, goods and services). Cool Davis is poised […]

More charges possible in Esparto molest case

WOODLAND — An Esparto foster parent and youth soccer coach already facing 90 child-molestation charges could get hit with more counts following the recent discovery of new evidence, a Yolo County prosecutor said Friday. Deputy District Attorney Rob Gorman said during a court hearing that a high-tech crimes investigator working on the Cristan Rooms case […]