WASHINGTON (AP) — The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage fell back down to 3.94 percent, the record low set earlier in the fall. Low rates offer a historic opportunity for those who can afford to buy or refinance. Still, few people are able to take advantage of the record-low rates or have already done so. […]
BAGHDAD (AP) — After nearly nine years, 4,500 American dead and 100,000 Iraqi dead, U.S. officials formally shut down the war in Iraq — a conflict that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said was worth the American sacrifice because it set Iraq on a path to democracy. Panetta stepped off his military plane in Baghdad today […]
LET CIVILITY RULE … the “mature” folks in Yolo County say this Woodland-Davis rivalry business is silly … maybe so, but it’s not silly to natives of these two towns … trust me on this … For those of us who grew up in Davis, Woodland was the place you went to face the dreaded […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — School districts throughout California are scrambling to cover the elimination of $248 million in funding for school buses starting next month, with the state’s largest district filing a lawsuit to block the cuts and others saying they’ll have to use reserves in order to keep transportation service. “It’s an incredibly unfair […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday agreed to delay the closing of 252 mail processing centers and 3,700 local post offices until mid-May. In a statement, the cash-strapped agency said it would hold off on closings by several weeks to give Congress more time to pass legislation that would give it more […]
State lawmakers on Wednesday grilled UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi on chain of command and urged university leaders to rewrite rules for policing protests and use of force.
Last month, officers jabbed protesters with batons at UC Berkeley, struck and pepper-sprayed protesters outside a California State University trustees meeting and doused seated UCD protesters with pepper spray.
“Something is wrong with the system when our children, our students, struggling peacefully to have their voices heard, are answered by the spray of chemical weapons and the sting of a baton,” said Sen. Alan Lowenthal, D-Long Beach.
Rita Hosking will play country/folk Americana songs, including some holiday tunes, with Bill Dakin on upright bass and Sean Feder on dobro at the “Home for the Holidays” concert Wednesday evening at the Veterans’ Memorial Center. Tickets are $20 general, $8 for children under 18, available at Watermelon Music, 207 E St., and Armadillo Music, […]
A taste of the 19th century is waiting for kids at the Hattie Weber Museum, where docents are remembering an 1898 Davisville Christmas celebration. Community members gathered around a Christmas tree decorated with candles and presents for the town’s 200 children. Each child received a goodie bag filled with an orange, an apple, some nuts […]
The state Attorney General’s Office has declined to take charge of Yolo County’s investigation of the Nov. 18 pepper-spraying incident at UC Davis. District Attorney Jeff Reisig and Sheriff Ed Prieto made the joint request on Nov. 29, explaining that the probe could have statewide ramifications for the 10-campus UC system. A state-led investigation also […]
A local man charged with murder in what has been described as a case of assisted suicide is scheduled to go to trial in May. James Elron Mings, 36, is accused of fatally choking and gagging Kevin Seery, 42, in Seery’s J Street apartment on the morning of Oct. 1. The case is scheduled to […]
“Go, tell it on the mountain that Jesus Christ is born!” Grace Valley Christian Center Sunday school children and the Grace Valley Christian Academy girls choir will present an evening of Christmas music at 6 p.m. Sunday at Grace Valley Christian Center, 27173 County Road 98, Davis. All are welcome. For more information, call (530) […]
A licensed foster parent and youth soccer coach from Esparto will appear in a Yolo County courtroom Thursday to answer charges that he molested a young boy over a four-year period. Cristan James Rooms, 29, was arrested at about 6 p.m. Monday on a warrant charging him with five counts of continuous sexual assault of […]
Students from the Merryhill School in Davis got into the giving spirit last week, donating some of life’s necessities to the Mustard Seed School, a private school for homeless children in Sacramento. Merryhill students, teachers and parents collected school supplies, clothing and toiletries for several weeks, and the school also collected items in lieu of […]
WOODLAND — A Yolo Superior Court judge has upheld criminal charges against two Sacramento men linked to a Halloween day vehicle chase and shooting on a Woodland freeway. Brady Dee Douglas, 27, and Clifton Damarcus Sharpe, 25, were scheduled to be arraigned Thursday on charges including attempted second-degree robbery, pimping and various weapon-related counts, according […]