Free Senior Resource Fair set in Woodland

The city of Woodland will present a free Senior Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, focusing on programs and services are available to adults ages 55-plus in Woodland and Yolo County. The event will be at the Woodland Community & Senior Center, 2001 East St. in Woodland. More than 60 […]

May 23, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Gardening classes offered in Woodland

Want to expand your knowledge of gardening? The Hanna and Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden, sponsored by the Yolo County Health Department, is holding four free gardening classes in May and June. Hosted by the Yolo County Master Gardeners and Tuleyome’s Home Place Adventures Program, these events will take place at the community garden adjacent […]

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

Lake Solano tour offered Saturday

All are welcome to join a free, guided nature walk at Lake Solano Park on Saturday, May 24, from 10 a.m. to noon. Volunteer docents Cricket Kanouff and Kitty Van Newkoop will lead this two-hour, easy-paced tour, which blends history of the region with information about native trees, plants and wildlife. Visitors may see great blue herons, […]

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

Beronio receives more endorsements

Yolo Superior Court Commissioner Janene Beronio, a candidate for election as Yolo Superior Court judge, has received three more endorsements, her campaign committee has announced. One comes from the Yolo County Probation Association, whose president, Jennifer Ellasces, said, “Probation officers play an important role in the criminal justice system. We favor neither the prosecution nor […]

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

Student debt grows faster at universities with highest-paid leaders, study finds

By Tamar Lewin At the 25 public universities with the highest-paid presidents, both student debt and the use of part-time adjunct faculty grew far faster than at the average state university from 2005 to 2012, according to a new study by the Institute for Policy Studies, a left-leaning Washington research group. The study, “The One […]

May 29, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Commencement speaker brouhaha involves former UC Berkeley chancellor

HAVERFORD, Pa. (AP) — A commencement speaker on Sunday blasted college students as “immature” and “arrogant” for protesting another speaker who then decided to withdraw. William Bowen, former president of Princeton University, used his commencement speech at Haverford College outside Philadelphia to criticize students who campaigned against Robert Birgeneau, former chancellor of UC Berkeley. Birgeneau […]

May 20, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Weary crews prepare for long wildfire season

ESCONDIDO (AP) — Firefighters scoured charred hillsides north of San Diego on Saturday to guard against a resurgence of flames that ripped through the region, while the last of tens of thousands of evacuees prepared to return home. For those battling a series of blazes for days, the relief was mixed with a sense of […]

May 18, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Witness: CPS alerted before girl’s drowning death

WOODLAND — About a month before she allegedly drowned her daughter, Aquelin Talamantes walked into a Sacramento hospital seeking treatment for mental-health issues. Accompanied by her two young children, Talamantes’ demeanor raised red flags among hospital staff, who in turn issued a referral to Child Protective Services. “There was concern about her detachment from her […]

May 18, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Davis strike teams assigned to SoCal wildfires

Both the Davis and UC Davis fire departments have deployed strike teams to assist with the wildfires burning in Southern California, Chief Nathan Trauernicht said. The UCD unit, assigned to an Office of Emergency Services engine, includes a captain and three firefighters, as well as strike team leader Capt. Kim Jester, has been assigned to […]

May 18, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Ballot guide offers some light reading

I realize some folks are voting already, but I am still trying to soldier through the Yolo County “Combined Sample Ballot” I received from Freddie Oakley, not to mention the “California Statewide Direct Primary Election” guide sent my way by Debra Bowen. I don’t generally read novels, but there’s enough fiction in these two publications […]

May 18, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Name Droppers: Woodland mom garners Women’s Opportunity Award

Soroptimist International of Davis presented Alicia Ramos its Women’s Opportunity Award on April 23. The Woodland mom received a $2,000 grant at a luncheon at Odd Fellows Hall. The award goes to women who are primary wage earners for their families, to help them obtain training or education to return to the workforce or upgrade […]

May 18, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo County educators honored by for special education work

The Yolo County Community Advisory Committee and SELPA honored 16 educators for their outstanding service and dedication to individuals with disabilities at an annual awards ceremony on Monday, May 12. The awardees each received a ceramic plaque designed and created by students and teachers at the Einstein Education Center. Two of the students, Sal Mendoza […]

May 18, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

5 folks important to Davis High named to shrine

A disciple of Mikhail Baryshnikov, a selfless community volunteer, a longtime supporter of area schools, a beloved counselor/coach and an Olympic medal winner will be enshrined in the Davis High Hall of Fame this fall. Rachel Moore, Wanda Winton, Doug Arnold, Paul Ochs and Marcella “Marcy” Place Sheehan will be the seventh class of inductees. […]

May 18, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Tour de Cluck promises fowl frivolity for all

Looking for an “eggs-cellent” way to spend a Saturday?

Join the fifth annual Tour de Cluck, a bicycle tour of backyard chicken coops, on Saturday, May 24. The event is a fundraiser to benefit the programs of Davis Farm to School and Yolo Farm to Fork, nonprofit organizations supporting farm-fresh and local produce in school lunches, school gardens, elementary school farm visits, and recycling and composting programs.

The self-guided coop crawl begins at 10 a.m. Participants will follow a route map provided with their ticket purchase, and will be able to visit any of the coops in order of their preference. Volunteers will help keep cyclists on track and also provide chicken and coop advice along the route.