Support offered to family caregivers

Three caregiver support groups will meet in February in Woodland. Call 530-666-8828 for more information: * Saturday: Women who care for their spouses will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Palm Gardens, 240 Palm Ave. This group is designed to support, encourage and empower women to take care of themselves as well. * Tuesday, […]

Mexican-American history book authors will speak in Woodland

Rose Borunda and Melissa Moreno will talk about their textbook that highlights the historical contexts and cultural narratives of the four eras of Mexican-American history at a free lecture at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in Woodland. The event, sponsored by the Friends of the Woodland Public Library, is in the Leake Center at the […]

Free digital literacy training offered in Woodland

The Woodland Senior Center is hosting a free digital literacy training covering basic computer and smart phone questions. This one-on-one tutoring is provided by Woodland Community College, led by WCC students. Seniors will learn how to use a smartphone, the Internet, email and Microsoft Word. Classes are offered from 10 a.m. to noon Fridays, Feb. […]

Care planning workshop to be repeated

An advanced care planning workshop that will help family members deal with future decision-making, especially emotional and financial issues, is planned for Saturday, Feb. 23, in Woodland. The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Woodland Christian Church, 509 College St. Sponsoring organizations are the Yolo Adult Day Health Center, Woodland Healthcare […]

Bus hits overpass in Boston, injuring more than 30

BOSTON (AP) — A charter bus carrying high school students from Pennsylvania crashed when it attempted to pass under a bridge in Boston on Saturday night, injuring more than 30 people, several seriously, and leaving some trapped inside for hours, authorities said. The bus carrying 42 students and adult chaperones was coming from Harvard University […]

Domestic violence situation creates drama in Woodland

Complications surrounding a domestic violence situation in Woodland prompted local police set up a perimeter Wednesday evening around 425 Third St. Woodland police said the incident began at approximately 5 p.m. with a domestic disturbance call. The suspect, 22-year-old Woodland resident Miguel Licea, was accused of physically attacking a victim and brandishing a firearm. The […]

De Luna manager: Recent crimes showed ‘huge lack of moral compass’

Adrian Blanco is no stranger to acts of vandalism at his downtown Davis workplace. But even this left the manager of de Luna Jewelers appalled. Over a 40-minute period early Thursday morning, vandals and thieves smashed in a window at the 521 Second St. store, then helped themselves to pieces from a Native American pottery […]

Measure I ballots in mailboxes this week

The Measure I election to determine the fate of the Woodland-Davis surface water project goes live Monday, when Yolo County Elections Office staffers drop 37,159 ballots in the mail for Davis’ registered voters. Ballots asking voters whether they approve of the $113 million surface water project that will pump water from the Sacramento River, treat […]

Rotary launches membership drive

Climbing ladders, ringing bells and digging in the dirt may sound like a strange job description, but it’s just part of what Rotarians do. The Rotary Club of Davis, which is looking for more people to join in the fun, has launched a spring membership drive. Club membership is open to anyone who can attend […]

Bob Dunning: Super Bowl craziness is a sure bet

Remembering back to the first time they called the game we’ll all watch today the “Super Bowl,” I can’t tell you how silly it sounded at the time. Many of us grew up with the Rose Bowl, the Sugar Bowl, the Orange Bowl and the Cotton Bowl. Heck, Sacramento even used to have the Camellia […]

Two injured by unidentified suspects in Davis beating

A group of suspects caused minor injuries to an intoxicated couple when an altercation in downtown Davis broke out early Saturday morning, according to officials. Davis police dispatched to the scene at 1:17 a.m., on the corner of Second and G streets. The responding officers reported arriving at the aftermath of an assault on a pair of victims — […]

Jury acquits Davis man of rape charges

It took a Yolo County jury less than a day of deliberations to acquit a 21-year-old Davis man of rape charges Friday following a two-week trial in Yolo Superior Court. Thaddeus Jay Sonne, who had been in Yolo County Jail custody since September, was freed immediately after the seven-man, five-woman jury delivered its not-guilty verdict […]

Molest suspect ordered to stand trial

A Yolo Superior Court judge has found sufficient evidence for a former Esparto foster parent and youth soccer coach to stand trial on 90 count of child molestation. Judge Timothy Fall ordered 31-year-old Cristan James Rooms back to court for arraignment on March 28 following the conclusion of the defendant’s preliminary hearing Friday. Rooms is […]

Woodland Library Rose Club hosts vintage tea, rose talk

The Woodland Library Rose Club will dress elegant tables with silver and china place settings and rose bouquets during its fourth annual vintage-style Valentine Tea. The three-course tea will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10 (doors open at 1:30 p.m.), at the Woodland Public Library, 250 First St. in downtown Woodland. The first course […]