Judge tosses lawsuit seeking fatal drugs for terminally ill

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit against the state on behalf of three terminally ill Californians seeking doctor-prescribed fatal medication. San Diego Superior Court Judge Gregory Pollack said his court is not unsympathetic to their plight but lawmakers — not a judge — would need to change the law barring […]

Covered California announces 4% hike

By Judy Lin SACRAMENTO (AP) — The cost of private individual health plans on California’s state-run market will increase about 4 percent for the second straight year, evidence that the strategy of forcing insurers to compete is controlling costs, program officials said Monday. The average premium will rise 4 percent in 2016, a slight decrease […]

Mayor’s soon-to-be open seat draws little interest, for now

Davis resident Matt Williams found himself the odd man out many times in recent years when it comes to the political status quo, most notably his original stand on water rates and a special financing district for The Cannery. Now, history is repeating itself. Williams is the only person in Davis who has declared his candidacy […]

Boy Scout board votes to allow gay adult leaders

NEW YORK (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America has ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders but will allow church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons. The new policy, aimed at easing a controversy that has embroiled the Boy Scouts for years, takes effect immediately. It was approved Monday by […]

State panel gathers input on water storage projects

The doors will open to public inquiry and input when the California Water Commission comes to Davis this week. The commission is developing the criteria for allocating $2.7 billion in funding for water storage projects across the state. The public hearing will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 30, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center […]

Bob Dunning: Silva, Pappa touched so many lives

THE PASSING OF TWO DAVIS LEGENDS … I was saddened to open last Thursday’s paper to read of the deaths of two Davis legends, Milt Silva and John Pappa, but thankful that my life has been made so much better through the lives of these two great men … Pappa was the offensive line coach […]

Pets of the week

Lots of animals are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Ditto (No. 135804), a 7-year-old male Chihuahua/terrier mix. Also hoping for a good home is Toby (No. 136278), a 3-month-old male gray tabby cat. Fees are charged for licensing. The shelter is […]

Food given to needy local residents

The Yolo Food Bank will distribute food to eligible Davis residents on Wednesday, Aug. 19, as follows: * At the Davisville Apartments, 1221 Kennedy Place, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; * At the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and * At the Owendale Community, 3023 Albany Ave., from […]

Unitrans expands service during coming year

Unitrans announced that it will expand its weekend service and add weekday service to the Target store, starting Monday, Aug. 3, along with other service changes for 2015-16. New, printed schedules for the bus system serving UC Davis and city of Davis will be available soon on buses and at terminals, and will be mailed […]

Texas poet will read her work Thursday evening

The Avid Reader welcomes poet Laura Van Prooyen for a reading from her latest poetry collection, “Our House Was on Fire,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 30. The bookstore is at 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. Understand, this is a story. You are gone and I am home. The viburnum is in bloom. A […]

Yamada, McCloud to be featured at Medicare celebration

Health Care for All — Yolo invites the public to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of Medicare and Medicaid into law with an event from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 30, at the Woodland Community and Senior Center, 2001 East St. in Woodland. Former Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada of Davis, a longtime senior advocate, and […]

Bright prospects for summer tomato harvest

Little red mountains piled high in open-air trucks just began traveling along local freeways. It’s summer, and that means tomato season in Yolo County. As tomatoes by the tons are making their exodus out of Yolo County and into the market, experts say the county’s No. 1 crop is looking good … for now. “There’s a […]

Yolo Land Trust fundraiser set at Scheuring farm

Tickets for the Yolo Land Trust’s annual fundraiser, “A Day in the Country,” are on sale now and going fast. The event will run from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, at the Gold Oak Ranch in Guinda. “A Day in the Country” features tastings from top chefs representing more than 20 restaurants. Each chef […]

Celebrate Yolo’s bounty at fair gala

Details What: Yolo County Fair Opening Night Gala When: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19 Where: Ag Building, 1250 E. Gum Ave., Woodland Tickets: $20 in advance, at the fair office (1125 East St.) or $25 at the door Info: yolocountyfair.net; 530-402-2222 For nine years and counting, the Yolo County Fair’s Opening Night Gala has provided […]