Libraries showcase Women’s History Month

Local residents are invited to learn more about Women’s History Month by visiting branches of the Yolo County Library this month: * Each branch will feature photographs highlighting notable Yolo County women. Books on the theme “Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics” also will be on display. * Davis […]

A university steak to go with that sweatshirt?

By Kirk Johnson PULLMAN, Wash. — Tongs in hand, you lean over to take in the smoky sizzle of a steak on the grill, and your thoughts naturally turn to … your alma mater? That is the plan. Food stopped being a punch line at most colleges years ago, as salad and burrito bars supplanted […]

Radio-control planes featured at mall show

The Woodland-Davis Aeromodelers will host their annual static display of radio-control and control line airplanes at the County Fair Mall on Saturday and Sunday. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The mall is at Gibson Road and East Street in Woodland. There will be ongoing demonstrations […]

10 new Odd Fellows initiated

On Feb. 27, the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge No. 169 initiated 10 new members. Front row, from left, are Amy Hodam, Raquel Silva, Cindy Passmore, Noble Grand Bob Schelen, Cindy Garcia and Eric Davis; back row, from left, are Jean-Paul Montreuil, Scott Schiller, Bill Pride, Dharmaveer Shetty and Matt De Moura. The 190 members of […]

Davis business to be featured on Sacramento TV show

Local business owner Paulina Sanders of Paulina’s Boutique will appear on “Good Day Sacramento” on Friday during the 7 to 8 a.m. live segment. The three-minute segment airing on Channel 31 will feature Sanders fitting bathing suits on several models. The bathing suit lines she’s featuring have a band and cup option ranging in bra […]

California, on brink of recovery, braces for setback on federal aid

By Norimitsu Onishi SAN FRANCISCO — After years of ballooning budget deficits, California finally seemed on firmer footing. Unemployment remained high, but revenues and housing prices were up. Taxpayers even voted themselves a tax increase to bring deficits down. And then came the automatic federal budget cuts known as sequestration. As the $85 billion in […]

Learn to compost at Woodland workshop

Yolo County Master Gardeners will lead a backyard and worm composting workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 23, at Woodland Community College, 2300 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. “Come and learn how to turn your garden and lawn waste into a valuable soil amendment, and discover how red wiggler worms can compost all […]

Rabbi returns to Davis to talk about Israel

Rabbi Arik Ascherman, one-time director of Hillel at UC Davis and currently director of external relations of Rabbis for Human Rights in Israel, will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. Rabbis for Human Rights describes itself as “the only rabbinic voice of conscience in Israel, […]

Court suspends Egypt’s parliament election

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian administrative court has ordered the suspension of parliamentary elections scheduled to begin next month, throwing the country’s politics deeper into confusion. The court says in its Wednesday ruling that the law organizing the elections must be reviewed by the Supreme Constitutional Court to determine its conformity to the constitution. The […]

Pocket knives, golf clubs can fly again

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Flyers reacted with shrugs but largely agreed with a new policy announced by the Transportation Security Administration that airline passengers will be able to carry small knives and previously forbidden sports equipment on planes. “It’s common sense,” said Pat O’Brien, who stood at Los Angeles International Airport after arriving from Durango, […]

Winter storm bears down on D.C.

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — After pummeling the nation’s midsection with heavy snow, a late-winter storm made its way Wednesday to the nation’s capital, where residents braced for the possibility of power outages. As the storm closed in, the federal government said its offices in the Washington, D.C., area would be closed Wednesday. Many major school […]

Fire staffing vote delayed until spring budget talks

Whether Davis retains its current model of 12 firefighters per shift, or reduces that force to 11, should be part of the budget talks slated for this spring, the Davis City Council concluded late Tuesday night. Council members said that is the appropriate time to decide whether staffing its fire engines with three firefighters instead […]

Bob Dunning: Sacramento River joins the mighty Putah

A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT … surveillance photos from a NASA satellite designed specifically to keep an eye on Yolo County show that the Sacramento River dramatically and unexpectedly changed course last night just as the Measure I results were being announced in Woodland … starting in Knights Landing, the southbound river raced out of […]

Davis voters approve surface water project

By almost 8 full points, Measure I and the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency surface water project were approved by Davis voters Tuesday, allowing the City Council to proceed with its plan to deliver a new source of drinking water to town by 2016.

When the final tally for the all-mail election flashed up on the Yolo County Elections Office website just before midnight, Measure I had received 8,014 “yes” votes, or 54.1 percent of the 14,832 total votes cast, while 6,802 residents, or 45.9 percent, had voted no.