Yolo Crisis Nursery: Two agencies, one mission

By Becky Heard, Heather Jeppeson and Lynnette Irlmeier Partnerships are essential to agencies assisting children and families in need. They make services like the Yolo Crisis Nursery stronger. This October (National Domestic Violence Awareness Month), we turn our attention to one of our strongest community links: the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center of Yolo […]

October 17, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Actors bring Yolo’s historical rogues and rebels to life

Gunfights in Davis! Bank holdups in Winters! Shootouts on Woodland’s Main Street! Bars closing! What is this county coming to? These questions probably were asked by residents of Yolo County in the early 1900s, and they’ll be the focus of the popular Woodland Cemetery Tour on Sunday, Oct. 28, from 1 to 3 p.m. This […]

October 21, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

College students say Biden won debate

Six in 10 college students say Joe Biden outperformed Paul Ryan in Thursday’s vice presidential debate, according to a nationwide poll conducted with a smartphone application co-developed at UC Davis. About 1,500 students at campuses across the country participated in the poll, which allows participants to click buttons that say “agree” or “disagree” as well […]

October 16, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

22 saved from sinking boat in San Francisco Bay

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nearly two dozen people who were enjoying a bachelor party on what’s billed as San Francisco Bay’s only “floating wine tasting room” are OK after their boat hit a shoal near Alcatraz Island and began sinking Friday night, officials said. The 45-foot Neptune hit the shoal around 8:42 p.m. and started […]

October 14, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Online voter registration proves popular

By Don Thompson SACRAMENTO (AP) — A new law allowing Californians to register to vote online appears to be having its intended effect, attracting more than 400,000 users in its first three weeks. That may not be good news for Republicans. Nearly a third of online registrants were younger than 26 and were 2 1/2 […]

October 16, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Agency warns of impact from burning wood this winter

Enjoying a cozy wintry evening in front of blazing fire is comforting, but the smoke that is carried up through the chimney is a hazard for more people than just Santa. The Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District is using its annual “Don’t Light Tonight” program to teach and warn residents of wood-burning’s dangerous pollution impact […]

October 14, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Concilio event to honor local leaders, young scholarship recipients

Details What: 28th annual Concilio Recognition Dinner/Dance and Scholarship Fundraiser When: 5:30 p.m. Saturday, featuring dinner, awards, raffle and dance Where: Waite Hall, Yolo County Fairgrounds Tickets: $30 each; call 530-758-2331 or purchase at the door Info: www.YoloConcilio.com The 28th annual Concilio Dinner/Dance and Scholarship Fundraiser — which draws 400-some participants each year — will […]

October 14, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Another candidates forum is Tuesday

The five candidates for the Davis Board of Education — Alan Fernandes, Jose Granda, Susan Lovenburg, Nancy Peterson and Claire Sherman — will answer questions at a forum Tuesday evening sponsored by the Montgomery Elementary School PTA. The event will begin at 7 p.m. in the Montgomery multipurpose room, 1441 Danbury St. in South Davis. It […]

October 14, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Man arrested for pill possession

Davis police arrested a 24-year-old Vacaville man for felony possession of the prescription painkiller hydromorphone early Saturday. According to police, at about 2:30 a.m., an officer pulled over a Chevy Cavalier with a broken taillight near J Street and Drexel Drive. An ignition that appeared to have been tampered with aroused suspicion that the car […]

October 14, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Elderly driver crashes onto railroad tracks

A 70-year-old Davis man drove his silver 1996 Lexus SUV through the fence near the Boy Scout cabin at First Street and Richards Boulevard on Saturday afternoon. According to the Davis Fire Department, just before 12:30 p.m., the man’s vehicle rolled over downed telephone poles and ended up on a service railroad track. A good […]

October 14, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Domino’s Pizza clerk robbed

A man robbed the Domino’s Pizza in Davis at knifepoint Saturday afternoon. According to police, at about 12:15 p.m. a man entered the store at 2038 Lyndell Terrace and asked an employee to break a $20 bill. Once the register was open, the man pulled out a knife and took an undisclosed amount of cash […]

October 14, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Police investigating fight at park

Davis police are investigating an alleged felony battery that took place Friday afternoon at Community Park. According to police, Sutter Davis Hospital staff phoned police after a 54-year-old Davis man turned up with a half-inch cut between his eyebrows. The man told police that a meeting between former roommates at the park had turned ugly […]

October 14, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Festival touts green changes of every size

Allen Doyle remembers seeing craters in Alaska left behind by vanished permafrost.

On Saturday at the Cool Davis Festival — the Central Park pep rally for all things green — Doyle did his bit to fight back against climate change with his green grenade.

Or maybe it’s a green egg.

Or maybe it’s just a so-far nameless organizer for all those plastic bags that, as Doyle put it, “You can’t stop from coming into your life.”

October 14, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged , ,

Shuttle inches toward retirement home

LOS ANGELES (AP) — At every turn of Endeavour’s stop-and-go commute through urban streets, a constellation of spectators trailed along as the space shuttle ploddingly nosed past stores, schools, churches and front yards. Having escaped out of Earth’s atmosphere two dozen times, Endeavour’s slow-speed trek Saturday to its retirement center took it through the working […]

October 14, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,