1 2 3 2,011

Wolk drought bill goes to governor

Bill improves water management, conserves valuable water supplies SACRAMENTO — On a bipartisan, 38-0 vote Friday, the state Senate sent the Governor legislation by Senator Lois Wolk, D-Davis, requiring urban water suppliers to conduct annual inspections to detect leaks and breaks in their water distribution systems. The bill, Senate Bill 555, is part of a package of […]

September 05, 2015 | Posted in State government | Leave a reply

Libraries find their summer rhythm

The Yolo County Library’s summer reading program, “Read to the Rhythm,” was a huge success this year, enrolling 5,319 people collectively from all eight library branches. Compared to last year’s total of 2,794 sign-ups, participation increased by 90 percent, nearly doubling last year’s totals.  This drastic increase was the result of library staff efforts and […]

Library hosts pajama time

Put on your favorite PJs, grab your slippers and head over to the Stephens Branch Library at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday nights for Pajama Storytime. Pajama Storytime will be held in the Children’s Activity Room of the library, at 315 E. 14th Street in Davis, which is accessible to people with disabilities.  This program is free to attend and geared […]

Bingo back Meals on Wheels

Support the Elderly Nutrition Program/Meals on Wheels by coming to play Bingo on Sunday, Sept. 13, at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. The Davis Odd Fellows will host their Second Sunday Bingo fundraiser to benefit the Elderly Nutrition Program/Meals on Wheels, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary delivering noon-time meals. Meals […]

Knitters meet on Sept. 17

The next regular meeting of the Yolo Knitters Guild is Thursday, Sept. 17. The Guild meets at the Davis Lutheran Church at Eighth and B streets, from 1 to 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, except November and December. All people with interests in textile arts are welcome. For information, contact Willa […]

Fired regulator: Brown pushed to waive oil safeguards.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California’s top oil and gas regulators repeatedly warned Gov. Jerry Brown’s senior aides in 2011 that the governor’s orders to override key safeguards in granting oil industry permits would violate state and federal laws protecting the state’s groundwater from contamination, one of the former officials has testified. Brown fired the regulators […]

Gunman sought after deadly shooting at Sacramento City College

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Law officers searched for a gunman after one man was shot to death and two others wounded in a parking lot at the edge of a Sacramento community college campus, officials said. The suspect ran from the scene after the shooting near a campus baseball field on Thursday afternoon, and was not […]

Bob Dunning: Aggie fans, beware of the hungry Sandwich Snatchers

FOODIE ALERT … my friend Tom, commenting on the official Sandwich Snatchers who protect Aggie Stadium from fans trying to sneak in their own stuff, tells an interesting story about how such pettiness can seriously hurt the franchise … writes Tom: “30 odd years ago, the Texas Rangers’ owner instituted a ban on outside food […]

School board grapples with questions about interdistrict transfer students

The Davis school board heard a staff report about interdistrict transfer students during Thursday evening’s meeting. The start of the new school year saw 650 transfer students from outside the school district. This includes 474 students whose parents work in Davis, 365 of whom are continuing and 109 who are new interdistrict transfers. Among those 109 new […]

Accident or negligence? Jury to decide in case of tow-truck driver fatality

WOODLAND — Christopher Gladden’s death was a horrendous tragedy — that, no one disputes. The 24-year-old tow-truck driver from Elk Grove died on Aug. 15, 2013, 18 days after the Nissan Maxima he was hitching to his rig was rear-ended by another car on Highway 16, pinning Gladden between the Nissan and the tow truck and […]

Fourth and Hope plans volunteer orientation

Fourth & Hope needs volunteers for the emergency shelter it operates in Woodland. Volunteers are needed to cook and serve evening meals and to provide shelter support (handing out toiletries and towels, answering the phone, etc.) during the evenings and early mornings. A volunteer orientation will begin at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at the […]

Driver in fatal crash near Woodland ID’d

The driver who died in a fiery wreck south of Woodland on Sunday has been identified as an Esparto teenager. Francisco Gutierrez, 17, died at the scene of the crash, which occurred shortly after midnight on County Road 25A west of County Road 99. The Yolo County Coroner’s Office is still investigating his cause and manner […]

Animal Services seeks biting dog in Davis

Yolo County Animal Services officers are seeking the public’s help in finding a dog that bit a man in West Davis last week. Reported by a medical provider on Thursday, the incident occurred at about noon Friday, Aug. 28, on Lake Boulevard, where the victim had been walking when he came across the loose dog, […]

1 2 3 2,011