County seeks volunteer advisers

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors is seeking candidates to fill vacancies on dozens of advisory bodies. For more information on the vacancies, and to submit an application, visit (go to Government > Board of Supervisors > Advisory Bodies), call the clerk of the board’s office at 530-666-8195 or contact your supervisor. Openings are […]

May 05, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Saylor kicks off county campaign

Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor invites community members to attend the kickoff for his bid for re-election next year to the Board of Supervisors on Sunday at the T.S. Glide Ranch between Davis and Winters. Saylor, a Davis resident who represents District 2, is seeking his second term on the board. “It has become clear to […]

May 16, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Forum explains benefits for veterans

Information about benefits for veterans, as well as their dependents and survivors, will be available at a community forum from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Yolo Adult Day Health Center, 20 N. Cottonwood St. in Woodland. Presenters will discuss caregiving services as well as disability, pensions, compensation and medical and other services and […]

May 03, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Making a chain for Mom’s eyeglasses is easy

By Amy Lorentzen Making a pretty chain for Mom’s eyeglasses can be a simple, personal and practical Mother’s Day gift. Depending on your skill level, you could make anything from a basic beaded lanyard to something more elaborate and embellished. Traditional chains connect to both arms of the glasses, while newer styles offer a center […]

May 05, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Recycle cans, bottles in South Davis

The city of Davis has approved Nexcycle’s application to open a new beverage container redemption center in South Davis. The center will be behind the Safeway store at 2121 Cowell Blvd. in the Oakshade Town Center. The center pays cash for CRV aluminum, plastic and glass containers and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 […]

May 03, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Need a new best friend?

Posey is a 1 to 1 1/2-year-old purebred spayed female German shepherd with a shiny black coat. She’s a happy, sweet girl who loves to play and would make a great jogging partner. Breezy is a 1-year-old spayed female Rottweiler/German shepherd cross. She’s a super-friendly girl who loves everyone and plays well with other dogs. Both […]

May 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Mother’s Day: Dark but funny turns in new derelict mom books

By Leanne Italie These moms curse a lot, drink to excess, reveal scary truths and draw twisted little stick figures of their kids pooping and whining relentlessly. And this Mother’s Day, they’re bringing their derelict parenting to you. The authors behind a fresh round of parenting books love their munchkins, to be sure, but there’s […]

May 05, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Petition drive pushes gun background checks

Local residents will have the opportunity to sign a petition Saturday asking Congress to pass legislation requiring background checks for gun ownership. Members of the group Organizing for Action will have a table at the Davis Farmers Market from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Central Park, Fourth and C streets.

May 03, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

SoCal wildfire 40-percent contained

BANNING (AP) — A fire that destroyed a home in rural Southern California is 40 percent contained but winds are kicking up and could make hard work for hundreds of firefighters battling it. Riverside County fire spokeswoman Jody Hagemann says winds at the fire site north of Banning are hitting 30 mph and could gust […]

May 02, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Wolk alternative to statewide plastic bag ban moves forward

Legislation to give consumers the choice of using their own shopping bags at grocery stores and other retail outlets, or paying a nickel-per-bag fee that would go toward local environmental and parks projects, was approved 6-3 Wednesday by the Senate Environmental Quality Committee. “This measure will reduce wasteful bag use in California while generating a […]

May 02, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Is $100 worth filling out this survey?

No, it’s not Powerball, but the city we all love is offering a chance to win serious money to anyone willing to fill out the intensive and extensive “City of Davis 2013 Residential Water Use Survey” that arrived in most of our mailboxes one day last month. Unfortunately, I didn’t get around to reading it […]

May 02, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Trial testimony highlights alleged confession

WOODLAND — James Elron Mings arrived at the Davis police station wearing dingy clothes and with long, disheveled blond hair, talking of love, charity and the virtue of putting others’ needs before one’s own. “Love conquers all, and there’s nothing more important than love,” Mings said during the Oct. 1, 2011, interview with Detective Ariel […]

May 02, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

TAs call for higher wages, smaller classes

UC Davis graduate students who say they are being squeezed as teachers and researchers drew a crowd of about 50 for a protest Wednesday at the Memorial Union. They placed a special emphasis on the impact of bigger class sizes. Caroline McKusick, a second-year Ph.D. student in anthropology, said that during the year she arrived, […]

May 02, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Residential burglary suspect wanted

Davis police are searching for Luis Miramontes, 24, in connection with several residential burglaries that occurred in Davis earlier this year. Miramontes is described as a Hispanic male with dark hair and brown eyes, 5 feet 11 inches tall and about 170 pounds. Police officers also have associated Miramontes with a vehicle of unknown make […]

May 02, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,