Explorit: Baking a rising masterpiece

Join in the fun of summer science camp right in your own kitchen and get a rise out of your next art project by making puff paint in the microwave! This fun recipe is a great way to learn about chemical reactions. You will need: 1 tablespoon of salt, 1 tablespoon of self-rising flour, 4 […]

August 15, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

North Bay Stand Down needs help, funds to assist homeless veterans

North Bay Operation Hand Up organizers are planning the 13th annual North Bay Stand Down, Oct. 14-16, at the Dixon Fairgrounds, 655 S. First St. The event help with local community, county, and Veterans Administration benefits, services, and resources for all homeless veterans who served their country honorably. At this year’s Stand Down, as in past […]

August 15, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Free electronic waste recycling service offered

The Tzu Chi Collegiate Association is hosting an electronic recycling fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, in the Save Mart parking lot, 1900 Anderson Road. Participants won’t even have to get out of their cars. Just pop the trunk or open the door and volunteers will unload the materials. The group will accept […]

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

UCD releases Lake Tahoe’s State of the Lake report

Lowering a white disk off a boat and into Lake Tahoe’s blue waters was once the most widely used indicator of the lake’s clarity and health. Today, the Secchi disk is still an important tool, but 46 years after UC Davis first began continuous monitoring of Lake Tahoe, an array of new technologies and computer […]

August 15, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Looking for a new best friend?

Come meet Cleopatra, Bubba and some of the other 60 dogs looking for homes during our adoption event from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. Cleopatra is an adorable 2-year-old, tan-and-white spayed female fox terrier cross with a great personality. Cleopatra is a real snuggler and loves to be around people! Unlike most fox terriers, […]

August 15, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

M235i revives classic BMW memories

2014 BMW M235i Coupe Base price: $32,100 for 228i; $33,900 for 228i xDrive; $43,100 for M235i. Price as tested: $48,900. Type: Front-engine, rear-wheel drive, four-passenger, subcompact, sport coupe. Engine: 3-liter, TwinPower Turbo, direct injection, inline six cylinder with Double-VANOS variable valve control. Mileage: 22 mpg (city), 32 mpg (highway). Top speed: 155 mph. Length: 175.9 […]

August 15, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Woodland rescue

Firefighters and a CalStar air ambulance crew transport an injured bicyclist to a waiting helicopter this morning in Woodland. Police said the cyclist, whose name was not immediately released, was struck by a vehicle at about 7:20 a.m. while riding in the area of Lincoln Avenue and First Street. The accident remained under investigation late […]

August 14, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Head over heels for Yolo County Fair

Across the street from the County Fair Mall in Woodland, the actual Yolo County Fair kicked off its five-day run Wednesday night. The fair, which first opened its gates in 1935, remains the only free gate fair in California.

Upon entering the 55-acre fairgrounds through the back gate, the unmistakable sounds and smells of livestock permeate the area. This is the Future Farmers of America section of the fair.

Bringing a total of 19 animals this year — including goats, pigs, chickens and turkeys — is the Davis High School FFA …

August 14, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

California wildfire burning out of control

ETNA (AP) — A lightning-sparked wildfire in a Northern California forest is continuing to burn out of control, though crews are expecting some help from the weather. The 38-square mile Whites fire was among at least three large fires burning in the Klamath National Forest on Wednesday. The fires are threatening more than 900 homes, […]

August 14, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Towns recover after floods

NORTH BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) — Communities across the U.S. are drying out after unusually heavy rains swamped highways, flooded basements and were blamed for at least four deaths. Long Island residents were urged to remain off the road Wednesday as a round-the-clock recovery continued after a record 13.26 inches of rain fell between midnight and […]

August 14, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Protests turn violent in St. Louis suburb

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police used tear gas and smoke bombs to repel crowds who threw Molotov cocktails during another violent night on the streets of a St. Louis suburb in the wake of the shooting of the unarmed 18-year old Michael Brown. Hours earlier, the police chief had said race relations were the top […]

August 14, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

State lawmakers approve new $7.5 billion water bond for November ballot

By Fenit Nirappil SACRAMENTO — Driven to action by the state’s historic drought, California lawmakers on Wednesday voted to place a $7.5 billion water plan before voters in November, with $2.7 billion allotted for storage projects and $137.5 million directed to the delta. The measure marks the largest investment in decades in the state’s water […]

August 14, 2014 | Posted in Water | Tagged ,

Yolo County Fair Schedule

All events for the following four-days of Yolo County Fair are free, except where prices are quoted as mentioned. The fair is a smoke-free event. For entertainment, check daily programs for updated and more specific details on times and performers. Thursday — Senior Day 9 a.m.FFA Swine Showmanship, followed by FFA Market Swine Junior Auction […]

August 14, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: We get saucy on the Oregon seafood scene

SEASIDE, Ore. — Several years ago I embarked with my family on the Tartar Sauce Tour of the Pacific Northwest, stopping at every restaurant that even hinted that seafood might be available inside its four walls. And yes, that includes McDonalds, which offers one of the best commercial tartar sauces available on its longstanding Lenten staple, […]

August 14, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,