Banned Books Week celebrates our access to information

The Yolo County Library will join the American Library Association — along with libraries, schools and bookstores coast to coast — in celebration of the freedom to read during Banned Books Week, an annual event highlighting the importance of the First Amendment and the freedom of access to information. Every year, hundreds of books get […]

September 28, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Start planning for a winter garden

The first of the free fall workshops in Davis’ Central Park Gardens will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at the garden near Third and B streets downtown. Although there is still some summer heat in the afternoon sun, it is time to plant and plan for the winter garden. Peg Smith, Master Gardener, will cover […]

September 28, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Behind the cockpit door: a woman at the controls

By Romain Nelsen Capt. Karen Kahn, a distinguished senior airline pilot, will present the 2012 Kangas Lecture, a free talk at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Her talk will focus on the progress of female pilots in a realm that once was exclusive to men. She also […]

September 30, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Biberstein Social Action Fund grants available

Nonprofit organizations are invited to submit applications to the Biberstein Social Action Fund for grants in support of projects addressing poverty, discrimination, abuse and neglect issues in Yolo County. The fund was established in 2002 by the board of directors of Congregation Bet Haverim, the Jewish Fellowship of Davis, to honor Ernie and Hannah Biberstein, […]

September 28, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bikes, volunteers needed in Woodland

Do you like working on bikes? Do you want to learn? The Woodland Bike Campaign invites you to join in a morning of fun every Wednesday from 8 a.m. to noon at the group’s workshop at the Woodland Adult School, 575 Hays St. (at First Street). A work party also is planned from 8 a.m. […]

September 30, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

New law to change Calif school-performance reports

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown announced Wednesday that he has signed legislation that could reduce the use of standardized tests in calculating the annual rankings of California schools. Under the bill, the Academic Performance Index rankings will be calculated using a combination of test scores, attendance and graduation rates, as well as other as […]

September 27, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Pa. woman charged with throwing beers at cops

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania woman has been jailed on charges she bonked two police officers with beer thrown from an upstairs window when they answered a domestic dispute call at her home. Online court records don’t list an attorney for 48-year-old Diane Pusateri, of Butler Township. Police say Pusateri was arguing with […]

September 27, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

County looks at disproportionate detention rates among youths of color

WOODLAND — About 35 representatives of various Yolo County agencies turned out Wednesday to hear about local efforts to determine why youths of color are disproportionately involved in the juvenile justice system and what Yolo County can do about it. The Disproportionate Minority Contact collaborative has spent the past two years collecting and analyzing data […]

September 27, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Standing in: Why I won’t say ‘good riddance’ to Davis

By Isabelle Chen The first time I heard anyone say anything negative about Davis was in fifth grade. I was sitting in my Montessori classroom at a table with some friends, writing in my journal. “Ugh,” said one of my friends. “I can’t wait to get outta here.” “Recess is in 10 minutes,” I replied, […]

September 27, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Downtown fall investigated as suicide

A Davis man’s fall from a downtown parking structure is being investigated as a suicide, according to Yolo County coroner’s officials. “There doesn’t appear to be any foul play or suspicious circumstances surrounding the death,” which occurred following a fall from the fifth level of the parking structure at Fourth and G streets at about […]

September 27, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Reward offered for Davis High student’s stolen ride

A Davis man is offering a $10,000 reward for the return of his son’s prized 1966 Mustang. The ivy-green coupe was stolen about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday from outside the Davis High School campus, where Chris Snow’s son Jeremy is a junior. The father and son had spent the past six months restoring the classic car, […]

September 27, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Cabrillo Civic Club meets Monday

The Yolo County Cabrillo Civic Club No. 26 will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Holy Rosary Pastoral Center, 503 California St. in Woodland. The agenda will include a report on the Heritage Dinner, plans for the Oct. 20 All Sports Pedro Party fundraiser for Yolo Hospice, an update on the […]

September 30, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Explorit Science Center: Community helps ag exhibit blossom

By Lisa Justice New seeds of wonder are germinating at Explorit Science Center as we prepare to unveil our new exhibition “Beyond the Table: A Look at Agriculture and You” opening Saturday, Oct. 6, at 3141 Fifth St. Visitors to “Beyond the Table” will get to explore where our food comes from, how it gets […]

September 28, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

For the record

Woodland-Davis Aeromodelers’ scale helicopter event takes place Oct. 5-7, not this weekend, at the group’s field on County Road 29, 1.3 miles east of County Road 102. We regret the error.

September 27, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,