Learn about wreath project at Mary’s Chapel open house

Mary’s Cemetery and Chapel Support Group will host an open house at Mary’s Chapel at 1 p.m. Saturday. The cemetery and chapel are at County Roads 98 and 15, just north of the town of Yolo. The event will feature Curtis Stocking speaking about the annual wreath project at the Sacramento Valley Veterans National Cemetery, […]

May 17, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

New location for All Things Right & Relevant

All Things Right and Relevant, a nonprofit consignment shop that benefits local mental health agencies, has moved to a new location at 2801 Spafford St., at the intersection of Spafford Street and Peña Drive. Main store hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; R&R Thrift hours are 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Both can be […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Bill seeks protection of 319,000 acres

A bill introduced by Democratic lawmakers seeks to designate 319,000 acres of the Berryessa Snow Mountain region, including portions of western Yolo County, as a national conservation area. House Resolution 5545 seeks to improved coordination between federal agencies, protect migratory corridors for wildlife, keep water clean and boost the chances for federal funding of projects […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

More charges filed in Esparto molest case

WOODLAND — Yolo County prosecutors have filed nearly 40 new criminal charges against Esparto foster parent and youth soccer coach Cristan Rooms, bringing the number of molest-related counts to 90. A 51-page amended complaint filed Tuesday in Yolo Superior Court identifies five alleged victims in all — three more than in the initial charges brought […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Writers discuss challenging future trends at Whole Earth Festival

Two of this country’s most forward-looking writers — whose carefully researched books describing life in the future have won multiple awards — will speak Saturday at the Whole Earth Festival about where current trends might take us in coming centuries. Kim Stanley Robinson, a longtime Davis resident, and Paolo Bacigalupi, a Colorado author, will speak, take […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Parish: Yolo court needs criminal law experience

WOODLAND — Early in his legal career, Clint Parish took an executive fellowship with the California Attorney General’s Office in Sacramento. While there, he assisted in the prosecution of a Colusa County murder case. It was during that trial that Parish first saw how violent crimes affect their victims and survivors — in this case, […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Honor Klisiewicz on her retirement

Mary Klisiewicz is retiring after more than 40 years of teaching music and directing choir at St. James School. A retirement party in her honor will run from 5:40 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 19, in the St. James Memorial Center, 1375 B St. in Davis. Dinner will be catered by The Buckhorn and there […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Renters can get energy-saving ideas

Lisa Baker, executive director of Yolo County Housing, will share tips for low carbon solutions and energy savings for landords and tenants at the Cool Davis Initiative table at Wednesday’s Picnic in the Park. She’ll be at the table from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Cool Davis will have […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Reward offered in West Sacramento cat burning

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case of a stray cat that was fatally burned last week in West Sacramento. Yolo County Animal Services spokeswoman Vicky Fletcher said the Yolo County SPCA and RedRover, a national animal-protection organization based in Sacramento, each have offered $2,500 […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Museum brick ceremony delayed

Due to a problem with the production of the bricks for the Hattie Weber Rose Garden, the dedication ceremony and reception scheduled for Saturday will be delayed for at least two weeks, a museum spokeswoman said. Brick donors will be notified of the new date as soon as the finished bricks are in hand at […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UC considers 6 percent tuition hike

By Terence Chea SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California students could face significantly higher tuition if the state doesn’t increase funding and voters don’t approve the governor’s tax initiative, school administrators said Tuesday. University officials are considering a plan to raise tuition by 6 percent this fall if the state doesn’t increase funding by […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Dixon May Fair celebrates ‘This is My Country’

From concerts by Snoop Dogg and Kellie Pickler to a livestock auction, racing pigs and carnival rides, the schedule is jam-packed at the 137th annual Dixon May Fair, which runs Thursday through Sunday. Although the fair officially opens Thursday, gates open at 4 p.m. Wednesday for the Snoop Dogg concert as well as carnival rides […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,

USA Today ranks Davis No. 2 on list of top farmers markets

The Davis Farmers Market is No. 2 on USA Today’s recent list of the top 10 farmers markets in the country. The list, published Friday, has the market in Lewes, Del., as No. 1. “We loved being the only California market on the USA Today list,” market manager Randii MacNear said in a news release. […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,

Butterfly talk postponed

Due to an illness, Wednesday’s talk at UC Davis by monarch butterfly expert Sonia Altizer, has been postponed. Altizer, of the University of Georgia, Athens, was initially scheduled to give at talk from 12:10 to 1 p.m. in 122 Briggs Hall. She is hoping to reschedule her UCD visit for June 6, an entomology department spokesman […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,