Lebanese on edge after car bomb linked to Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese protesters erected flaming roadblocks and gunmen roamed the streets Saturday in a city on edge after the assassination of a top security official in a powerful car bomb the prime minister linked to the civil war in neighboring Syria. The crisis raised a terrifying specter for Lebanese who fear their country […]

Woodland man killed by car while crossing Highway 113

A 49-year-old Woodland man was killed Friday afternoon when crossing Highway 113 on foot, and allegedly under the influence of alcohol, according to the California Highway Patrol. The Woodland resident was collecting aluminum cans with another man along the highway at 7:30 p.m. when they attempted to walk across the roadway near Gibson Road, CHP […]

Private colleges boom as California universities falter

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s public higher education crisis has a flip side: swelling enrollment, expanding faculty, and state-of-the-art construction at the state’s private colleges and universities. With five years of funding cuts causing stumbles in the state’s public higher education systems, California students are increasingly turning to private institutions, as well as out-of-state schools, […]

Summit addresses food insecurity in Yolo County

Food is something Yolo County does very well. From tomatoes to olive oil, rice to walnuts, the county’s land is known far and wide for its bounty. Nearly 1,000 farms cover 540,000 acres of county land, and last year, the gross value of all that agricultural production was nearly $550 million — an all-time high. […]

Police chief, employees honored at annual ceremony

Typically, it’s the Davis police chief who decides who receives the city’s Bill D. Bartholomew Community Policing Ribbon. This time, however, Chief Landy Black found himself on the receiving end of the award. The award is named for Davis’ police chief from 1961 to 1980, best known for his commitment to community-oriented policing. At a […]

A magical Homecoming

The Davis High band marches in the Homecoming Parade through the streets of Davis on Friday. The theme of this year’s Homecoming was a “A Hogwarts Homecoming.” The DHS senior float took on Gryffindor, with Molly Parsons, Gretchen Huston and Natalie Ho as wizards in training. The parade also included fire trucks, various cyclists and […]

Bob Dunning: Where there’s smoke, there’s ‘education’

In its never-ending quest to rid this town of its many evildoers, the Davis City Council on Tuesday will once again consider an ordinance to restrict wood burning inside the city limits. Yes, this is another one of those solutions-in-search-of-a-problem deals we’ve all become accustomed to. Worse yet, the council is being asked to support […]

Waldorf School offers tour Thursday

Parents are invited to tour the Davis Waldorf School campus at 8:30 a.m. Thursday. Visitors will hear an overview of the Waldorf programs, methodology and curriculum; visit classrooms in session; and engage in a question-and-answer session with the school’s enrollment coordinator. The tour, which is for adults only, will last about 90 minutes and conclude […]

Yolo County jail escapee back behind bars

One of the Yolo County Jail’s minimum-security inmates has likely been reclassified following a brief escape Friday morning. Yolo County sheriff’s Sgt. Lance Faille said 18-year-old Gabriel Eugene Weston climbed a chain-link fence topped with barbed wire at the Walter J. Leinberger Center minimum-security facility shortly after 6:30 a.m. Weston was caught a short while […]

Police investigating sexual assault downtown

Davis police are continuing their investigation into a sexual assault that occurred late Thursday night east of the downtown area. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the female victim was walking in the area of Fourth and J streets at about 11:50 p.m. “when she was grabbed from behind by a male subject and sexually assaulted.” The […]

Artober: It’s time to get ready for Halloween!

A creative workshop with artist Heidi Bekebrede, two Halloween family shows with Voice of the Wood and the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble’s presentation of “Macbeth: The Radio Play” highlight this week of Artober, a monthlong arts celebration in Davis.

This week’s schedule includes:

* Sunday, 1-3 p.m.: Author SF Chapman presents “I’m Here to Help” at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St.

Tuleyome Tales: Enjoy the outdoors, but hike safely

By Bob Schneider Fall is here; temperatures are cooling; and the hiking season begins! I am really looking forward to revisiting favorite trails and hiking new trails throughout the region. It is also time to do a bit of trail maintenance. As we pack our packs and tighten our laces it is important to also […]

Meetings offer introduction to foster care

Have you thought about becoming a foster parent or adopting a local child who needs a permanent home? Did you know each year loving families within the communities of Yolo County are needed for more than 100 abused and neglected children? All are welcome to attend a free introduction to foster care and adoption from […]