Animal Services issues warning about rabid bats

Yolo County Animal Services officials are issuing a warning to the public about handling downed bats following an incident last week in Davis. At about 12:30 p.m. Aug. 13, a bat was found inside a tire swing at Community Park, in the children’s playground behind the Davis Arts Center. The bat then fell out of […]

August 21, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Actors, crew needed for touring eco-play

Nature Play productions will be casting on Friday in Davis for its upcoming play, “The Kids from Planet Earth.” There are five adult roles and four for youths ages 12 to 22. The play, which is supported by the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District, will be performed this fall at 12 elementary schools in Yolo and Solano […]

August 21, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

The show must go on: DMTC celebrates 30 years

Things are busy at the Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center as the Davis Musical Theatre Company prepares for its 30th Anniversary Gala, to be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23.

DMTC is the longest-running, year-round, nonprofessional musical theater company in California.

“Last night we had a Young Performers Theater committee meeting in the women’s dressing room, the cast of ‘Shrek’ was rehearsing the big tap number on stage, and in the lobby, singers were rehearsing for the gala,” says Jan Isaacson, who added that set building and painting for the upcoming production of “Shrek” also was taking place on the dock in the afternoon.

Try these nutrition tips to lose that weight

By Michael Goodman, M.D. “You are what you eat” applies here! Would you like to be walking around at menopause (or any time, for that matter!) 40 pounds overweight, developing ambulation difficulties due to the extra strain on your joints, with atherosclerotic plaque narrowing your blood vessels and elevated glucose levels slowly souring your kidneys, […]

August 24, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

California has given away rights to far more water than it has

California has allocated five times more surface water than the state actually has, making it hard for regulators to tell whose supplies should be cut during a drought, University of California researchers reported. The scientists said California’s water-rights regulator, the State Water Resources Control Board, needs a systematic overhaul of policies and procedures to bridge […]

August 21, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

More details emerge in Woodland officer shootings

Authorities on Tuesday released the identities of two men who were struck — one of them fatally — by police gunfire in Woodland on Monday, as well as the name of one of the officers who discharged his weapon.

Jeffrey Allen Towe, 53, of Woodland, died of multiple gunshot wounds to his chest that were fired by Officer Darryl Moore, a 13-year veteran of the Woodland Police Department who remains on paid administrative leave pending an investigation into whether his actions were justified. Officials said Towe had charged at Moore while wielding a knife.

Heath Austin Nunes, 38, of Lincoln, was identified as the …

Event will unveil mural celebrating food justice

The unveiling of a mural celebrating food access and pre-colonial agriculture will take place Tuesday, Aug. 26, at Woodland Community College. The free event, running from noon to 1 p.m. in the college’s Three Sisters Garden, is free and open to the public. Professor Melissa Moreno, former Chicano studies student Horacio Segundo Gonzalez, and artists […]

August 22, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Village Feast offers a taste of Yolo County with a hint of Europe

Guests at the Provencal-style Village Feast on Saturday in Davis’ Central Park will enjoy food, friends and fun at the long, white linen-covered tables under the sycamore trees at Fourth and C streets. Yolo Farm to Fork and Davis Farm to School host the 10th annual Village Feast, which is modeled after “Le Grand Aioli” […]

August 21, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

NAMI support group meets Sunday

NAMI-Yolo, the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will hold the next meeting of the Family Support Group from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, in the Cafeteria Conference Room at Woodland Memorial Hospital, 1207 Fairchild Court in Woodland. Meetings will continue there at that time on the second and fourth Sundays. […]

August 21, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Summer jobs aren’t always in the bag

How did you spend your summer? In Davis, plenty of teenagers spent theirs earning their first paychecks.

The sheer number of students in Davis looking for jobs as the final school bell approaches can make finding, and securing, such a job very difficult. Fortunately, however, there are a lot of job opportunities for high schoolers looking to bankroll his or her summer exploits.

The No. 1 employer of teens? The city of Davis.

August 20, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Coroner: Bones, teeth were prehistoric Native American

Several human bone fragments and teeth discovered along the Sacramento River near West Sacramento last week were determined to be prehistoric Native American, Yolo County coroner’s officials announced Tuesday. Chief Deputy Coroner Gina Moya said the remains were analyzed by the Human Identification Laboratory at Cal State Chico, which made the determination. The remains were discovered […]

August 21, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Taking on a Specktacular challenge

When one of Davis’ Truly Great People makes a difficult request of you, there are really only two choices. You can jump into Putah Creek, hold your breath and hope no one finds you. Or, you can comply. Given that the person doing the asking was Cathy Speck, Davis High School Hall of Famer and […]

August 20, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Report details the face of hunger in Yolo County

More than one in five Yolo County residents relies on the local food bank and other food assistance programs in order to stave off hunger, with Hispanics and seniors among those most in need, according to a report released this week.

The study, Hunger in America 2014, is a comprehensive examination of hunger in the United States conducted every four years by food banks nationwide. Locally, the study provides a snapshot of clients served by the Woodland-based Yolo Food Bank and its partner agencies.

That snapshot reveals 44,400 Yolo County residents receive assistance from the Yolo Food Bank and local emergency food …

UCD drops to No. 55 in Sierra’s ‘coolest schools’ rankings

Seeing UC Davis drop to No. 55 in Sierra magazine’s eighth annual ranking of the “coolest schools” in the country is, at first look, a bit disconcerting. In fact, The Enterprise splashed UCD’s No. 1 position on the front page in 2012, and last year favorably reported that UCD was No. 4 in the country. […]

August 20, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,