CreekSpeak talk examines ground water

Thomas Harter will present a talk on “Connecting the Invisible: Ground Water and Life” as the third speaker in the Putah Creek Council’s CreekSpeak series. Harter will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Winters Library, 708 Railroad Ave. When you think of fresh water, you likely think of water you can easily see — […]

July 17, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

CHP: Head-on collision claims third victim

A third person has died as a result of last Wednesday’s head-on collision involving a United Cerebral Palsy transportation bus, the California Highway Patrol announced Monday. Laura Sue Weiderholt, 48, of Woodland, died at Mercy San Juan Hospital shortly before 8 a.m. Friday from her injuries, which included head trauma and multiple broken bones, Officer […]

July 17, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Paws for thought: Consider adopting a ‘senior’ pet

Are you thinking about adopting a pet? Think “senior.” You’ll be glad you did. Pets as young as 7 years old are considered seniors but they still have plenty of good years ahead. Here are a few reasons to adopt a senior pet: * A calm temperament: Many seniors are active, but they’re also content to […]

July 17, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Tour city wetlands on Aug. 4 with a guide

Members of the public are invited to join docents from Yolo Basin Foundation on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 9 to 11 a.m. for a free guided tour of the city of Davis wetlands. The creation of the city wetlands in 1993 established reliable year-round habitat for many wetland species. Water levels are drawn down in […]

July 17, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Ancient sequence of yoga offered

“The Yoga of Lady Nyguma” will be offered three consecutive Thursday evenings — July 19, July 26 and Aug. 2 — from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. in Davis. This ancient sequence is designed to gently free the inner energy channels. All classes, which are presented by […]

July 17, 2012 | Posted in Briefly

Buddhist teachings offered on Tuesdays

A series of three Buddhist teachings will be offered by the ACI Sacramento/Davis Buddhist Group on Tuesdays in July. This week, the topic is “Messages and Teachings,” on July 24 it’s “Devotion” and on July 31 it’s “Paths to Happiness.” All classes are from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 […]

July 17, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Home winemaker entries sought for 2012 Yolo County Fair

The organizers of the 11th annual Yolo County Fair amateur winemaker competition are seeking entries for the Aug. 17-21 event. Entry forms are due to the fair offices at 1125 East St. in Woodland by Friday. Entry forms can be found on the fair’s website,, or by calling the fair office at (530) 402-2222. […]

July 31, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Intramural studies

Tiva Lasiter points out some of the details on the farm mural that she and 
Katie Fitzmahan, right, painted at the Hutchison Child Development Center at UC Davis. A party to 
celebrate the mural’s 
completion took place Thursday. Lasiter and Fitzmahan, both in the 
community development graduate program at UCD, put hundreds of hours into […]

Brushing up: UCD student provides dental outreach in Peru

In 2010, UC Davis pre-med student Joseph Lapid and some friends began discussing how they could use what they learned to make a significant impact — not only in their community, but in the world. “We just wanted to find a place that needed what we had to offer and … where we could also […]

July 15, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Police seek missing Davis woman, 78

UPDATE: Patricia Morgenthal’s last known cell phone location was in the area of Interstate 80 and Jefferson Boulevard in West Sacramento, Davis police Lt. Paul Doroshov said Sunday. Officers searched the area and canvassed homes in the vicinity on Saturday but were unable to find the 78-year-old Davis woman who has been missing since Friday […]

July 15, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Bad Hair Bandit’ to be prosecuted in Sacramento

The woman dubbed the “Bad Hair Bandit” for the unusual wigs she wore during an alleged four-state bank robbery spree — including one holdup in Davis — pleaded not guilty to 21 robbery counts Friday in federal court, authorities said. Cynthia Lynn Van Holland, 48, a transient from the states of Idaho and Washington, has […]

July 15, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Two hurt, one arrested in Woodland stabbing

Two Woodland teens were hospitalized and another arrested Friday following an afternoon assault, police said. Officers were dispatched to reports of a stabbing at about 2 p.m. to the first block of West Woodland Avenue, Sgt. Jason Brooks said. The suspect, 16, had fled but was detained nearby. Police also discovered two victims — a […]

July 15, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UN team investigates reported Syria massacre

BEIRUT (AP) — U.N. observers investigating a reported mass killing in a Syrian village on Saturday found pools of blood in homes and spent bullets, mortars and artillery shells, adding details to the emerging picture of what anti-regime activists have called one of the deadliest events of Syria’s uprising. Dozens of people have already been […]

July 15, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Placer County fire threatens 170 homes

FORESTHILL (AP) — Fire officials say about 170 homes outside the Placer County community of Colfax remain under evacuation orders as a wildfire burns for the fourth day. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Daniel Berlant says the flames are bumping right up to homes in the Yankee Jim and Iowa Hill area […]

July 15, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,