Horsemanship expert will give local clinics

Local equestrians are invited to learn from Daniel Stewart when his U.S. Summer Clinic Tour comes to Davis on June 20-21. Stewart, a former U.S. coach, author and international horsemanship expert, will present workshops on show jumping, rider sport psychology, rider fitness and pressure-proofing your riding. Workshops are planned from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. […]

June 13, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Feds will offer updates on Lake Berryessa issues

Public input on recreation opportunities and services at Lake Berryessa will be solicited by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation at a community forum from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, at the Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave. Bureau representatives will give status updates on recreation services, trail maintenance, eastside management planning and the […]

June 17, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Job fair, success camp offered Monday

High school and college-age students are invited to a job fair and youth success camp, sponsored by Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove. The event is open to anyone and is free of charge. It will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, June 16, at the Yolo County One-Stop Career Center, 25 N. Cottonwood St. in […]

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

Support offered for families of the mentally ill

NAMI-Yolo, the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, announces a new Family Support Group meeting in Woodland. The next meeting will be from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 22, in the Cafeteria Conference Room at Woodland Memorial Hospital, 1207 Fairchild Court. Meetings will continue there at that time on the second […]

June 19, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Evaluate family treasures at Saturday event

Details What: Antique Evaluation Day When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday Where: St. James Memorial Center, 1275 B St. How much: $10 per item or five items for $40 St. James Parish will host Yolo’s own version of “Antiques Roadshow” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the St. James Memorial Center, 1275 B St. in Davis. […]

June 12, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Speaker talks about forensic genealogy

The Davis Genealogy Club invites the public to attend a free presentation, “Introduction to Family History and Forensic Genealogy,” at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Speaker Lisa Foster is a forensic nurse and a genealogy instructor at Yuba College. This presentation is geared for beginners and all those […]

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

Telehealth improves sex abuse examinations, UCD finds

By Jenny Carrick Researchers at UC Davis and other facilities have shown that telehealth consultations for clinicians at rural hospitals improve their ability to provide forensic examinations for sexual abuse. Published in the journal Child Abuse & Neglect, the study showed that clinicians with access to expert UCD nurses provided more thorough and nuanced exams, improving […]

June 18, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Study: Violent crimes could be prevented if felony charges were reduced less often

A UC Davis study comparing violent misdemeanor convictions with their original criminal charges has found that subsequent violent crimes could be prevented if criminal charges were reduced less often during plea bargaining. The small, preliminary study, posted online June 9 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, re-analyzed data on 787 individuals under age 35 […]

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

Terminal makeover changes bus routes

UC Davis commencements end Sunday. So what comes next? Summer construction, of course!

In one of the biggest projects, the university will rebuild Howard Way and the Memorial Union bus terminal. Work is scheduled to start Monday and continue through Sept. 28, just before the start of the fall quarter.

The MU terminal will be out of service all this time; Unitrans will run its buses to either the Silo Terminal or other stops on Hutchison Drive, and other transit agencies will use stops on Hutchison and Russell Boulevard.

Howard Way will be closed for two weeks, tentatively scheduled for the second half of August.

June 12, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

State ranks Yolo a high-priority groundwater basin

The state groundwater monitoring program ranked the Yolo sub-basin one of the highest-priority basins in the state. Covering about a third of the county, the Yolo basin supports a growing population of about 200,000 people, and more than half of its acreage per square mile is farmland. Other factors in its priority ranking included the number […]

June 12, 2014 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Man struck by train near Davis

A man died early this morning after being struck by a train east of Davis, authorities said. Few details were available this morning. The Davis Fire Department reported that the incident occurred shortly after midnight at the tracks along County Road 32A near the Webster interchange. The fatality is under investigation by the Yolo County […]

June 11, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis City Council weighs its tax options

The Davis City Council is poised to follow through with its plan made earlier this year to place a second tax measure before the voters, but the question remains what form it might take and what projects and programs it may fund. Tuesday night’s City Council meeting offered no decisions ahead of a June 17 […]

June 11, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

County supervisors vote to fully implement Laura’s Law

WOODLAND — Yolo County became just the third county in California to fully implement Laura’s Law when supervisors voted Tuesday to turn what was a yearlong pilot project into a regular program. Named after a Nevada County woman who was murdered by a man with a long history of mental illness, the law allows courts to […]

June 11, 2014 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Grand jury report slams sheriff for ‘wild West’ management

The Yolo County grand jury issued a report Tuesday critical of Sheriff Ed Prieto’s leadership style, accusing the county’s top cop of engaging in nepotism, favoritism and intimidation practices reminiscent of the “wild, wild West.” As a result, the 260-employee Sheriff’s Department has become “burdened by poor morale,” though the grand jury’s investigation did not […]

June 11, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,