Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Butterscotch (No. 107651), a 3-month-old spayed female domestic medium-haired calico cat. Also hoping for a good home is Wallace (No. 107374), a 3-year-old neutered male black-and-white shih tzu dog. Fees […]

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

City Council to address slain coyotes

In response to the USDA Wildlife Services’ decision to kill five coyotes near the Wildhorse Golf Club last month without consulting the city of Davis, the City Council will host a public discussion on the matter during its meeting Tuesday. The item is scheduled at 9:30 p.m. The council meets in the Community Chambers at […]

July 17, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Body of missing Davis woman found in West Sacramento

The search for a 78-year-old Davis woman missing since Friday morning reached a tragic end Sunday night. “We sadly report that missing person Patricia Morgenthal was found deceased in West Sacramento on the evening of July 15,” Davis police Lt. Paul Doroshov said in a news release issued Monday evening. No foul play is suspected […]

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

Cops may have nabbed serial peeper

Davis police have arrested a 28-year-old man who may be responsible for a series of peeping and prowling incidents at West Davis apartment complexes. Roberto Molina Jr., a rural Yolo County resident, was taken into custody at about 10 p.m. Sunday after an assistant manager of the Sycamore Lane Garden Apartments noticed a man peering […]

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

City Council to decide on timing of water project vote

There’s one thing, it appears, everyone can agree on: November is too soon for a vote on the surface water project.

The Davis Water Advisory Committee thinks so — it voted Thursday for a delay on a ballot measure until sometime next year. And City Manager Steve Pinkerton thinks so — he will recommend at the City Council meeting tonight that the vote be pushed to March 5.

Inevitably, it’s up to the council to decide the fate of the ballot measure, which is on the agenda at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd.

The decision has been a long time coming.

In January, responding to …

First Yolo citizens academy called a success

Twenty-three Yolo County citizens graduated from the inaugural session of the Yolo County Law Enforcement Citizens Academy, an eight-week course sponsored by the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office in partnership with the Yolo County Sheriff’s and Probation departments, as well as the Davis, Woodland, Winters and West Sacramento police departments. The Citizens Academy is designed […]

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

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 […]