Sheriff’s training program curbs risky driving behavior

The woman’s story was too much for Yolo County Sheriff’s Capt. Larry Cecchettini to bear. It was the day after Thanksgiving 2007, and Kim Schlau’s daughters Jessica and Kelli Uhl, ages 18 and 13, were on their way home from visiting relatives when their car was hit head-on by an Illinois state trooper who had […]

April 03, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Woodland murder suspect enters not-guilty plea

WOODLAND — The suspect in a fatal Woodland stabbing pleaded not guilty to a felony murder charge during his arraignment hearing Wednesday in Yolo Superior Court. Julio Demetrio Gayton, 26, requested the assistance of a public defender, who entered the plea on Gayton’s behalf and also denied enhancements alleging the use of a deadly weapon […]

April 03, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Yolo DA receives $807,000 in Lowe’s civil settlement

Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig, along with 31 other California district attorneys and two city attorneys, announced Wednesday that Lowe’s Home Centers have been ordered to pay $18.1 million as part of a settlement of a civil environmental prosecution. There is one Lowe’s store in Yolo County, in West Sacramento, which unlawfully disposed of […]

April 03, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Race comes down to dollars and syllables

In case you forgot, 40 percent of the current Davis City Council is running for the California Assembly seat being vacated by Mariko Yamada, and what a race it’s shaping up to be. While Davisites tend to think of this as a race between just Mayor Joe Krovoza and Mayor Pro Tem Dan Wolk, the […]

April 03, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

City Council candidates debate

Davis Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kemble Pope addresses the audience prior to Wednesday’s City Council candidates debate. Five candidates — Sheila Allen, Robb Davis, Daniel Parrella, John Munn and Rochelle Swanson — are seeking two seats in the June 3 election. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo

April 03, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo’s healthy, but seeks an Rx for improvement

Yolo County maintained its fifth-place spot in California county health rankings released this week by the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin. For the second year in a row, Yolo was ranked fifth out of California’s 58 counties, trailing only Marin, Placer, Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. But the county won’t […]

April 03, 2014 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

All about the difference on radio program

“How She Really Does It,” a radio talk show with Koren Motekaitis airs live from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays on KDRT 95.7 FM or by live webstreaming www.howshereallydoesit.com Bernadette Jiwa is the author of three No. 1 Amazon bestsellers on marketing, “Make Your Idea Matter” and “The Fortune Cookie Principle,” and her latest book, […]

April 03, 2014 | Posted in Briefly

Color your world at Indian celebration

“Rang Barsey,” A Celebration of Colors, is planned from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the UC Davis Arboretum Gazebo. The program is presented by the Indian Graduate Student Association in collaboration with the Indian Student Association, the UCD Arboretum Ambassadors and the Hindi-Urdu Program. Visitors will have a fun-filled time in this free celebration […]

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Davis Arts Center launches new name, new website at Saturday’s celebration

A party Saturday will celebrate the name change of the Davis Arts Center, which is being rebranded to reflect the fact that the center has always been a place for multi-disciplinary arts education. An “arts love”-themed event will run from 1 to 5 p.m. at the center, 1919 F St. All are invited to the […]

April 03, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo County CASA seeks volunteer child advocates

Yolo County CASA will hold orientations every Thursday at noon and the last Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. in its offices at 724 Main St., Suite 102 in Woodland. The agency trains, screens and supports volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in the foster care system. After successfully completing a 30-hour […]

June 13, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Free waterless carwash set at Davis church

A group of eight area churches will join together for a waterless carwash from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Pole Line Road Baptist Church, 770 Pole Line Road in East Davis. The wash is part of a service project and is completely free — no donations will be accepted.

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Per Capita Davis: More bad news on climate change

I had several ideas that I wanted to write about for this column, and I just got back from a really relaxing vacation. I didn’t think about climate change for a whole week. I was looking forward to writing a positive, hopeful article. But everything went kablooie when I read an article in Monday’s New […]

April 03, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Spring book sale starts Friday at library

The Friends of the Davis Public Library will have its next bimonthly book sale starting Friday at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Friends members only will be admitted between noon and 2 p.m. Friday, but shoppers may join at the door. Public hours continue from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, […]

April 03, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Public input sought on prison realignment progress

A series of public planning sessions focusing on the impacts of moving inmates from state prisons to county jails are scheduled next week in Davis, Woodland, Winters and West Sacramento. The meetings also are designed to identify public priorities for the local criminal justice system. Members of the Yolo County Board of Supervisors will open and […]

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