Assembly candidates square off at League of Women Voters forum

Candidates for the newly redrawn 4th Assembly District squared off in a forum sponsored by the Davis League of Women Voters Friday evening. Incumbent Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, who currently serves in the 8th Assembly District, and Republican challenger John Munn, a longtime Davis resident and former school board member, addressed topics ranging from decreased funding […]

One dead after storm blows down St. Louis beer tent

ST. LOUIS (AP) — High winds swept through a beer tent where 200 people gathered after a Cardinals game Saturday, killing one and critically injuring at least five others, authorities said. But the owner of the bar said it was lightning — not wind — that killed the patron. At least 17 were hospitalized and […]

James scores 32, Heat roll by Knicks 100-67

By Tim Reynolds MIAMI — LeBron James dropped to the floor holding the back of his head, grimacing and then staggering a bit when he reached his feet. A few moments later, he was fine. And a few moments after that, the Miami Heat had complete control of Game 1 against the New York Knicks. […]

Rescuers hope dolphin finds way back to sea

HUNTINGTON BEACH (AP) — A wayward dolphin that has spent two days in a narrow wetlands channel along the southern California coast was on its way out to the ocean Saturday when it suddenly turned tail and swam back to shallow waters. Wildlife experts on paddleboards managed to coax the animal towards the open sea […]

Bulls lose Rose to torn ACL in win over 76ers

By Andrew Seligman CHICAGO — Derrick Rose crumbled to the floor, clutching his left knee. His season is over and the Bulls’ title hopes just might be finished, too. Rose will miss the rest of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee late in Chicago’s 103-91 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers […]

A real garden party in the old town

When a local event has been running for 21 years, it must be doing something right. Such is the case with the annual Pence Gallery Garden Tour, which turns 21 on Sunday, May 6, and has become one of the top attractions on this town’s spring calendar. The tour features eight local gardens, all within […]

Jason Dufner take 2-shot lead in Zurich Classic

AVONDALE, La. — Jason Dufner got past Saturday without any of the troubles that have marked his weekend struggles. He knows Sunday will be a much bigger challenge. Winless in 163 starts on the PGA Tour, Dufner shot a 5-under 67 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead over Graham DeLaet after the third round […]

Woodland trio convicted of gang, weapon charges

A Yolo County jury convicted three Woodland Norteno gang members Thursday of weapon and gang activity charges, according to the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office. Angel Palacios, Carlos Hernandez and German Martinez, all 20, were found guilty of possessing and transporting an assault pistol in their car and engaging in criminal street-gang activity, Chief Deputy […]

Woodland police arrest two for 2011 bar shooting

An eight-month investigation yielded two arrests this week in connection with a Woodland bar shooting that injured two people last summer, police announced Friday. Marcus Blackmon, 34, of Elk Grove; and 25-year-old Jason Broadbent of Sacramento were arrested early Thursday on warrants stemming from the Aug. 28 shooting at Tony’s Bar, 607 East St., Sgt. […]

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Arrest follows stand-off, fire in Woodland

A Woodland man was arrested Friday evening on suspicion of battery, elder abuse and arson following a standoff in the 200 block of Abele Street in Woodland. James Woodall, 47, had barricaded himself inside the residence when Woodland police officers arrived to arrest him on suspicion of elder abuse, according to Sgt. Victoria Danzl. Contact […]

Author of Toole biography to talk on KDVS show

There is a book which, at the time of its writing, defied description. Twelve years after the death of its author, it entertained millions of readers and earned a Pulitzer Prize. Little is known about John Kennedy Toole, the author of “A Confederacy of Dunces.” France Kassing returns to the airwaves to interview author Cory […]

Davis High flutist featured on NPR’s ‘From The Top’

Flutist Margaux Filet — a senior at Davis High School — will be heard on NPR’s nationally broadcast showcase of rising young musical talent, “From the Top,” in early June. For the past five years or so, Filet has been listening to “From the Top” on Capital Public Radio, this region’s National Public Radio affiliate, […]

Yocha Dehe gives grant to support design of zero-net community in Woodland

The Yocha Dehe Community Fund has given a $30,000 grant to the Sacramento/Yolo Mutual Housing Association to help with the design of the first zero-net energy community in Woodland targeted to agricultural workers and other low-income families. Nearly 5,000 agricultural workers in Yolo County need housing, a news release said. “California is making rapid progress […]

League of Women Voters hosts City Council Candidates Night

The League of Women Voters will host a “Meet the City Council Candidates Night” at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Community Chambers at Davis City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. All candidates — Lucas Frerichs, Sue Greenwald, Brett Lee, Stephen Souza and Dan Wolk — plan to attend the league’s debate and will address the following questions: […]