Yolo GOP hosts debate-watching party

The Yolo County Republican Central Committee invites local residents to watch the televised Republican candidates debate on Thursday, Aug. 6, at Vince’s Mexican Restaurant, 140 W. Main St. in Woodland. The debate begins at 6 p.m. but attendees are encouraged to arrive early for the no-host food and drink party. Those who attend will have the […]

Wragg fire flare-up triggers new evacuations

A flare-up in the week-old Wragg fire near Lake Berryessa prompted another round of home evacuations Tuesday as firefighting crews added triple-digit temperatures and windy conditions to their challenges. The flare-up in Wildhorse Canyon, on the blaze’s south side, brought the fire’s total acreage to roughly 7,100 acres as of this morning, though the California Department […]

Bob Dunning: Creative campaigning, Assembly-style

When I announced my candidacy last week for a variety of elected positions, especially Bill Dodd’s barely warm California Assembly seat, I was completely unprepared for the outpouring of support that would come my way. As I understand it, campaign advisers to both Dan Wolk and Don Saylor are in serious discussions over whether to […]

Man cited for assault on motorcyclist

The random assault of a motorcyclist led to the arrest of a Davis man early Tuesday morning, police said. Lt. Ton Phan said the incident occurred shortly after 1:30 a.m. at Fifth and L streets as the victim sat on his motorcycle. The suspect then fled, but drove by the area later as the victim […]

Old North Davis joins parking lawsuit against city

A lawsuit against the city about allowing a single disabled parking space got a whole lot more interesting Monday. Local attorney Michael Harrington is fighting the city over a decision he says in court documents could set a precedent for commercialization of his residential neighborhood, and the Old North Davis Neighborhood Association has just joined […]

Supervisors express doubts over need for medical marijuana ordinance

WOODLAND — Yolo County doesn’t appear likely to limit outdoor medical marijuana cultivation any time soon. A majority of county supervisors on Tuesday showed little inclination to follow the lead of other California jurisdictions — including Sacramento County and the city of West Sacramento — which have passed outright bans on outdoor cultivation or placed limits on […]

FFA pig beaten on Davis High campus

Davis police are investigating the apparent weekend abuse of a Future Farmers of America pig on the Davis High School campus. Lt. Ton Phan said a Davis High teacher arrived at the campus on Sunday morning to discover the pig had been beaten sometime during the night, suffering several open-wound abrasions to its backside. No […]

Aggie athletes on screen: How many do you know?

While UC Davis sports fans can recall seeing Aggie alums playing in the Olympic Games, the World Series and the Super Bowl, many may not realize how often UCD athletes have shown up on their screens for other reasons.

Check out this list of 11 former UC Davis student-athletes who have appeared in television and movies. They once walked the same halls and pedaled along the same bike paths we all have. How many have you seen — whether you knew they were from Davis or not?

Blue Devils celebrate 50 years

Members of the Davis High School Class of 1965 gather under a tribute to their 50th reunion on the marquee at the Varsity Theatre last weekend as part of their three-day celebration. The festivities began with an informal gathering Friday evening at The Graduate. On Saturday, many classmates toured downtown to visit old haunts like the Varsity, […]

Documentary play will benefit Empower Yolo

Learn more What: “SEVEN: the Play,” a documentary about seven female human rights advocates, to benefit Empower Yolo and the International Rescue Committee When: 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18 Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Tickets: On sale starting Saturday at http://empoweryolo.org/seven Tickets go on sale Saturday for “SEVEN: the Play,” the story of […]

First 5 Yolo’s new focus supports key programs for kids

The First 5 Yolo Children and Families Commission announced its 2015-18 strategic plan funding priorities and allocations supporting initiatives in the areas of improved child health, child development and family functioning. “We are very excited to work with our partners to bring two new evidence-based programs to Yolo County that will improve children’s health and […]

Almonds contribute little to carbon emissions, UCD study finds

Almonds, vilified during the current drought for being one of California’s thirstier crops, have a surprisingly small carbon footprint compared to other nutrient-rich crops, reports a team of researchers at UC Davis and UC Agriculture and Natural Resources. The findings are important for evaluating the environmental impact of California-grown almonds, which make up 80 percent […]

Brew Fest will benefit U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame

The third annual Davis Bike & Brew Fest is set for Saturday, Aug. 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. in Davis’ Central Park. Building on the success of two previous years, the Bike & Brew Fest showcases more than 60 breweries with unlimited sampling, live music from headliner The Stone Foxes and food trucks. “We are thrilled […]

Bargain books on sale in West Sac

The West Sacramento Friends of the Library will hold a summer book sale at the Arthur F. Turner Community Library, 1212 Merkley Ave. in West Sacramento. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16. On Saturday, each book will cost 50 cents to $1 or […]