Audubon’s ‘I’m for the River’ campaign discussed

Meghan Hertel, Audubon California’s San Joaquin River Project manager, will bring Yolo Audubon Society members up to date on the San Joaquin River Restoration Program that Congress approved in 2009. The largest river restoration on the West Coast needs support, an Audubon news release said, and Audubon California and its partners have instituted the “I’m […]

Country pauses to mark tragedy’s anniversary

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans paused again Tuesday to mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks with familiar ceremony, but also a sense that it’s time to move forward after a decade of remembrance. As in past years, thousands gathered at the World Trade Center site in New York, the Pentagon […]

Crews make progress against fast-moving wildfire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A red-flag warning was lifted Monday and improved weather conditions helped crews slow a fast-moving wildfire in Northern California, a fire official said. More than 1,600 firefighters used the break in the weather to enforce containment lines around the Scotts Fire, which was threatening about 300 homes and 40 other structures […]

Witnesses recall Riggins van sightings

SACRAMENTO — Unusual sightings and a distinctive license plate helped authorities track the potential movements of a van connected to the 1980 kidnap-slayings of a UC Davis couple. John Riggins and Sabrina Gonsalves were last seen at about 8:30 on Dec. 20, leaving the Veterans’ Memorial Center after ushering a “Davis Children’s Nutcracker” performance. About […]

Is it safe to burn wood this winter?

SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES … my friend Glen at netscape.net wants to know if he should “go out on the limb and buy firewood this year.” … a tough question, Glen … “Would you mind checking your (recycled) crystal ball and rendering an opinion?” …my best guess is that the Natural Resources Commission is […]

There’s one last move to make

Dear Annie: My wife’s sister and her husband moved in with my mother-in-law 30 years ago. Mom was the sole caregiver until age limited her ability, and then government aid allowed for home assistance. Mom supported them while my brother-in-law spent every dime on alcohol and toys. When Mom died two years ago, my sister-in-law […]

Booze, high-speed chase land Sacramento woman in jail

California Highway Patrol officers say a Sacramento woman led authorities on a high-speed pursuit on eastbound Interstate 80 early Sunday. According to Officer Bryan Konvalin, 25-year-old Chanzie Kristina Cox had been drinking and had a suspended license when she sped by a CHP car near Old Davis Road at about 12:40 a.m. The officer estimated […]

Active older adults meet Thursday for discussion

The Active Older Adult Discussion Group, which shares resources on healthy aging, meets from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Participants are invited to bring materials they find helpful related to aging with good health and a positive attitude, including having a healthy […]

Back to your regularly scheduled council meetings: Fifth Street diet, waste removal rates on docket

After a five-week-long recess — and a few scattered meetings thereafter — the new Davis City Council has its calendar set and will begin its regular meeting schedule Tuesday. On the agenda are a discussion about changes to the Fifth Street traffic redesign project and a public hearing to raise waste removal rates. The meeting […]

School budgeting 101: our Q&A on Davis’ funding crisis

Davis schools Superintendent Winfred Roberson announced earlier this fall that the school district is putting budget-cutting contingencies in place in case Proposition 30 fails at the polls on Tuesday. The district has sought the assistance of a mediator in talks with its teachers union over requested furlough days and commensurate pay cuts. School funding is […]

CommuniCare celebrates 40 years of health care

Join the fun What: CommuniCare Health Centers’ 40th anniversary celebration, featuring free refreshments, live music and more for the entire community When: 3-6 p.m. Saturday Where: Davis Community Clinic, 2051 John Jones Road Robin Affrime began her career with CommuniCare Health Centers 28 years ago, when she began volunteering at what was then the Davis […]

Witnesses testify to seeing Riggins’ van

SACRAMENTO — Unusual sightings and a distinctive license plate helped authorities track the potential movements of a van connected to the 1980 kidnap-slayings of a UC Davis couple. John Riggins and Sabrina Gonsalves were last seen between 8:30 and 9 p.m. on Dec. 20, leaving the Veterans’ Memorial Center after ushering a “Davis Children’s Nutcracker” […]

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is MacKenzie (No. 108334), an 18-month-old spayed female domestic short-haired tabby cat, who’s described as “a complete love bug who melts in your lap.” Also hoping for a good home is Oden […]

Free DCN classes bring you up to speed on computer skills

Cut the cable, learn about style sheets and create videos for your organization in free classes offered this fall by the Davis Community Network. The public is welcome. Some classes are more technical than others, but all should offer useful information regardless of the participant’s existing knowledge of the subject. The classes will meet from […]