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: […]

Supervisors to vote on commercial rafting ordinance

Yolo County supervisors will decide Tuesday whether to charge commercial rafting companies for their use of county facilities along Cache Creek and other local rivers and streams. For many years, the upper watershed of Cache Creek has been a popular place for whitewater rafting, with as many as 15,000 rafters traveling down the scenic creek […]

Morning tour set May 12 at Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area

The Yolo Basin Foundation docents will offer a free public tour of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area on Saturday, May 12, from 8 to 11 a.m. “May is a beautiful time to look for and listen to the birds of spring in the air and on the water,” a news release said. Soaring raptors, wading […]

Has local housing market finally stabilized?

Inquiring minds want to know: does this spring mark the turning point in the local real estate market? After five or six years of declining home prices — locally, regionally and nationally — has the market finally steadied, pointing toward an impending upturn?

That question is on the minds of many prospective buyers and sellers. Realtor Cary Arnold at Coldwell Banker-Doug Arnold Real Estate thinks that for Davis homes, the market may be stabilizing and starting to turn around.

“What we saw from 2010 to 2011 was the average sales price dropped,” Arnold said.

DA offers plea deal to bank protesters

WOODLAND —  The Yolo County District Attorney’s office will extend an offer for a plea deal to 12 protesters facing criminal charges for their role in the blockade of the U.S. Bank branch at UC Davis. Michael Cabral, Yolo County assistant chief deputy district attorney, said that the 11 students and one professor will be […]