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 ,

Feds make good on $16.7 million promise to help fund water project intake facility

Reclamation District 2035 and the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency announced Wednesday that the U.S.  Bureau of Reclamation has allocated the $16.7 million it had promised earlier this year to help fund construction of the joint intake facility for the Woodland-Davis surface water project. The water agency had budgeted the money in the original estimated cost […]

September 27, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Cool Davis: Move more with your bike

By Dani Lee So you live in Davis, right? Mostly likely, you own a bike. If not, then stop reading and get yourself over to Bike Forth,, a community bike collective. Build that dream cruiser, then come back and read this article. You’re probably used to hauling yourself to and from destinations on that […]

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

Davis welcomes new poet laureate

Two years after fourth-graders at North Davis Elementary School nominated her for the position of Davis poet laureate, Eve West Bessier officially took office on Tuesday. She succeeds Allegra Silberstein, who was selected in 2010 as the city’s first-ever poet laureate. Bessier, who was the runner-up to Silberstein in that first selection process, said she […]

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

City squeezes lucrative deal out of cell tower company

The new gold, or the new oil, some might say, is mobile technology. And when the city of Davis bought a small ranch on the northeast side of the city a decade ago, it may have purchased a piece of that action. In 2002, the city was weighing a legal battle with the individual who […]

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

Every little bit helps

Last weekend’s fundraiser to support health care for Ben Davis was a big success, organizers announce. Davis is battling an auto-immune disease that is causing his nerves to degenerate. Donations are still being accepted at, through Davis’ Facebook page or directly to the Ben Davis Fund at Yolo Federal Credit Union, 501 G St. in Davis. […]

September 27, 2012 | Posted in Local News

School board forums coming up

Davis area voters will have three opportunities to meet the candidates in the Board of Education race during the next few weeks, as several local organizations have organized forums. Five candidates are running for two seats in the Nov. 6 election: incumbent Susan Lovenburg and challengers Alan Fernandes, Jose Granda, Nancy Peterson and Claire Sherman. […]

September 27, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,