Learn all about water-wise landscaping

A free “Water-Wise Landscaping” workshop will be offered from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the Woodland Community and Senior Center, 2001 East St. in Woodland. It is jointly presented by the Yolo County Resource Conservation District, the city of Woodland and the University of California Master Gardeners. Workshop participants will learn about […]

February 09, 2012 | Posted in Gardening | Tagged ,

Music and nonviolence at Center for Spiritual Living

The Center for Spiritual Living presents a program of music, inspirational readings and the spoken word by Karie Hillery at noon Sunday, Feb. 26. Hillery’s free “Season for Peace” program is inspired by Associate Global New Thought’s 64-day initiative honoring Martin Luther King, Mohandas Gandhi and César Chávez. Her original musical style blends the jazzy flavor […]

February 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Kids will hear ‘Tales From Around the World’

Vicki Crescitelli makes a triumphant return to International House, Davis, to perform “Tales From Around the World” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb.19. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, open at 1:45 p.m. Crescitelli’s performance is part of the Children’s International Storytelling Program. The 2011-12 season is made possible by a grant from Target. Previous performers have included Denise […]

February 10, 2012 | Posted in Children | Tagged ,

U.S. closer to moving Okinawa Marines

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and the United States agreed Wednesday to proceed with plans to transfer thousands of U.S. troops out of the southern Japanese island of Okinawa, leaving behind the stalled discussion about closing a major U.S. Marine base there. The transfer, a key to U.S. troop restructuring in the Pacific, has been in […]

February 08, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Congress tries to give president line-item veto

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House is trying Wednesday to give President Barack Obama the line-item veto, a constitutionally questionable power over the purse that has been sought by both Republican and Democratic presidents. The legislation, expected to pass, allows the president to pick out specific items in spending bills for elimination. Currently, the president […]

February 08, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Assembly speaker wants to cut college costs

By Wyatt Buchanan SACRAMENTO — California students from middle-income families would receive massive breaks on tuition and fees at the state’s colleges and universities under legislation Assembly Speaker John Pérez planned to introduce Wednesday at the state Capitol. Under the plan, undergraduate students from families with household income of less than $150,000 would have their tuition and […]

February 09, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

City Council OKs DACHA dissolution, decision falls to attorney general

The City Council allowed the Davis Area Cooperative Housing Association to take one step closer toward dissolution Tuesday night when it voted 4-1 to approve the co-op’s application to dissolve. Mayor Joe Krovoza dissented. DACHA filed for dissolution after Neighborhood Partners LLC, the affordable housing developer that created DACHA in 2002, cleaned out all of the […]

February 08, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Topete gets death sentence for deputy’s murder

WOODLAND — After three years, seven months and 23 days of silence, the family of slain Yolo County Sheriff’s Deputy Jose “Tony” Diaz unleashed their fury Tuesday at the man who ended his life. “You took what was not yours to take,” said Maria Guadalupe Diaz, the deputy’s sister, the first of four people to […]

February 08, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Dog owner sought in Davis bite incident

Yolo County Animal Services officials are seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating a dog that bit a man in Davis last week. The man reported being bitten by a fawn-colored boxer-type dog while walking in the area of Valdora Street in South Davis at about 2 p.m. Thursday, Animal Services Sgt. Wayne Buckley […]

February 08, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Our kids deserve these opportunities

I’m always a bit leery when an official of the government attempts to give me an unvarnished view of the issues of the day, but if you can’t trust the impartial analysis of the Yolo County counsel, what can you trust? Yes, I have in front of me not the “opinion” of county counsel Robyn […]

February 08, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

UCD student dies from injuries in car-pedestrian collision

The UC Davis student who was struck by a car in West Davis on Saturday night has died from her injuries, Davis police said Tuesday. Renne Lyra Morrow, 19, had been on life support at the UC Davis Medical Center since being hospitalized following the 11 p.m. collision at the intersection of Arlington Boulevard and […]

February 08, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Seniors and students form new friendships

The children had already begun singing when Bryant Wright wheeled into the room.

They were fourth-graders from Montgomery Elementary School, visiting University Retirement Community in West Davis, and singing the 1905 Thomas Allen song, “Fifteen Miles on the Erie Canal.”

There were already about a dozen URC residents in the room, smiling at the students, some singing along, when Wright entered in his wheelchair.

The faces of two little girls immediately lit up upon …

February 08, 2012 | Posted in Children | Tagged ,

Court: California gay marriage ban is unconstitutional

By Lisa Leff SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court on Tuesday declared California’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional but agreed to give sponsors of the bitterly contested, voter-approved law time to appeal the ruling before ordering the state to resume allowing gay couples to wed. The three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of […]

February 08, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Nominate environmental heroes

Nominations for the city of Davis’ 18th annual Environmental Recognition Awards are due Friday. These awards recognize outstanding efforts to improve the environmental quality of life in and around Davis. There are three categories: individual/group, business and nonprofit organization. Last year’s honorees were Judy Moores and Lynne Nittler in the individual/group category, Waste Busters in […]

February 08, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,