‘Arty’ rummage sale raises funds for International Festival

On Saturday, an “arty” garage sale will run from 9 a.m. to noon at International House, 10 College Park. While all items for resale will be accepted, the emphasis is on artwork that you are tired of or supplies that you no longer use. Drop items off anytime at I-House. The Community Room also will […]

May 27, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: New streetlight goes over like a LED balloon

The urgent email came just before dark on Friday night, when average Davisites are snug in their beds, resting up for the many right and relevant civic activities that await them on a typical Saturday in this town. I put down my pizza so I wouldn’t stain the freshly minted email with orangish pepperoni grease […]

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

Climate change conference debates impact on agriculture

SACRAMENTO — Inside the California Museum, “home of the California dream,” scientists and policy-makers gathered Monday to discuss the impact of climate change on state agriculture — a dream that’s sorely imperiled by changing weather patterns. Hosted by the Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics, conference topics ranged from water use to adaptation to the tangible […]

May 20, 2014 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Talamantes case features conflicting testimony on defendant’s mental health

WOODLAND — A Yolo County Jail psychiatrist testified Monday that she thought Aquelin Talamantes might be embellishing her symptoms of mental illness after being charged in the drowning death of her 5-year-old daughter last September. Talamantes, 29, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to allegations that she drowned Tatiana Garcia in the bathtub […]

May 20, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Sheriff’s deputies bust alleged cockfighting ring

Yolo County sheriff’s deputies arrested five people after busting an alleged cockfight Saturday night at a rural property north of Winters. Acting on a tip, deputies, with assistance from Davis police officers, arrived at the residence at 23490 County Road 28 at about 11 p.m., sheriff’s Capt. Larry Cecchettini said. “On the property was a […]

May 20, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

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 Alfalfa (No. 125033), a 3-year-old neutered male orange tabby cat. Also hoping for a good home is Ladybug (No. 124162), a 2-year-old spayed female Chihuahua. Fees are charged for licensing. The shelter is […]

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

TAs to return to picket line during finals week

The union representing University of California teaching assistants, readers and graders plans to strike during finals week. The UC Student-Worker Union, United Auto Workers Local 2865, alleges that management has intimidated workers through threats to future employment, disciplinary action and arrests of students picketing lawfully. “Ever since we took on serious issues of quality of […]

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

Fiscal cliff looms for First 5 Yolo

The Yolo Crisis Nursery is not the only child safety-net program at risk locally. First 5 Yolo, which funds numerous programs aimed at improving life for children ages 0-5 and their families, is facing a fiscal cliff next year, when the agency’s annual budget may be cut in half, forcing some tough choices on which […]

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

Drought could cost state $1.7 billion, 14,500 jobs

California’s drought could cost the farm industry $1.7 billion and cause more than 14,500 workers to lose their jobs, according to preliminary results of a new study by the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences. Researchers estimated that Central Valley irrigators would receive only two-thirds of their normal river water deliveries this year because of […]

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

Rotary supports Yolo Crisis Nursery

From front, Kay Resler, Judy Wolf and Allan Telford plant flowers in Laura’s Garden at the Yolo Crisis Nursery. All three are leaders of the Rotary Club of Davis, which has provided ongoing support for the nursery since its inception as part of the club’s Child Abuse Prevention Program. The Yolo Crisis Nursery provides a […]

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

Nursing school dean has hand in report to president

Heather Young, the dean of UC Davis’ Moore School of Nursing, recently represented nurses on a work group tasked with making recommendations to President Obama on how to improve quality of care and lower costs. The 14-member Systems Engineering for Healthcare Working Group has presented its work to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. The […]

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

Yolo County Chamber Night set Thursday at River Cats game

Fans of the Sacramento River Cats are invited to Yolo County Chamber Night at Raley Field in West Sacramento on Thursday, May 22. Tickets are available for $25, which include 5:30 p.m. early entry to the ballpark for batting practice, Assembly level seating and a food voucher for a hot dog, chips and a drink. […]

May 20, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Cool Davis hosts discussion on bike plans

How bike-friendly is your organization? Join the discussion at the next Cool Davis Coalition meeting from 4:30 to 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Eleanor Roosevelt Circle Community Room at Fifth Street and Cantrill Drive. Those who arrive by vehicle are asked to park across the street at the Davis Police Department. Dave Kemp, the city […]

May 20, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Fundraiser set to help high school leaders

A fundraiser for Amigos de las Americas program will run from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 22, at Original Steve’s, 314 F St. A portion of the night’s proceeds will help Davis High students raise funds for their seven-week trip to Costa Rica. Amigos is a nonprofit organization that provides leadership opportunities for youths […]

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