Congressman to host job skills boot camp

Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, will co-host a job skills boot camp on Thursday. The event is set for 4 to 6 p.m. in the Sierra Nevada Room of the Caltrans Building, 703 B St. in Marysville. Job seekers can get a review of their résumé, practice their interview skills, learn about what to wear […]

May 13, 2014 | Posted in U.S. Congress | Tagged ,

Affrime to be honored as Safety Net Hero at Spring Surge fundraiser

Serotonin Surge Charities will host Spring Surge 2014, its 10th annual food, wine and fashion show fundraiser for safety-net medical clinics, on Friday, May 16, at The Pavilion at Haggin Oaks. To date, this event has raised a total of $2.2 million for a network of more than 20 clinics in the greater Sacramento region […]

May 11, 2014 | Posted in Press Release | Tagged ,

California water law, policy class slated

Davis resident David Sandino will teach a one-day overview class on California water law and policy for the UC Davis Extension on Friday, May 16, at the Sutter Square Galleria in Sacramento. The class will cover the regulatory framework for allocating water, including a discussion of surface water and groundwater rights, environmental laws regulating water, […]

May 13, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Students present social justice research

Students in eight sections of Race and Social Justice in U.S. History, an 11th-grade history course, will present their yearlong research at the fifth annual RSJ Research Symposium on Wednesday evening. The event runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the library at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Students were asked to identify […]

May 13, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Our Sunday best: Courthouse of appeal — New county building to open next year

WOODLAND — “Welcome to the tallest building in Woodland.” So said Dave Phelps, project manager for the Yolo County Courthouse construction site, during a recent tour of the downtown Woodland construction zone — including an elevator ride to the building’s rooftop. With views of historic Main Street at its feet and both the Sutter Buttes […]

May 18, 2014 | Posted in Our Sunday Best | Tagged ,

Exercise as the fountain of youth?

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The fitness instructor is about to start pushups, but first she has to move her walker out of the way. The exercisers at this suburban apartment complex are all over 75 and their leader, Hildegard Gigl, will turn 99 in June. “I’m getting older but I’m not getting old,” said Gigl, whose […]

June 06, 2014 | Posted in Seniors | Tagged ,

Fire engine collides with vehicle, causing injuries

A city of Davis fire engine collided with a gray Ford Focus at Fifth and L streets about 8:45 a.m. today, police reported. One firefighter and one person from the passenger vehicle were taken to Sutter Davis Hospital with mild to moderate injuries, according to police Sgt. Rod Rifredi. Police were unable to say how […]

May 09, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pre-apprenticeship program comes to Woodland

Northern California Construction Training has opened its doors in Woodland, thanks to recent funding from the Yolo County Board of Supervisors. Citing the correlation between lack of employment and a high risk for re-offense within the criminal justice population, the Board of Supervisors voted to support bringing NCCT to Woodland to enhance local efforts to […]

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

Obama at Wal-Mart to tout efficiency; angers labor

SAN JOSE (AP) — President Barack Obama is showcasing Wal-Mart, often a target of labor groups and other Democratic constituencies, to promote advances in energy efficiency in his broader campaign to confront climate change. Obama on Friday was to announce commitments from more than 300 companies and local and state governments to use solar energy […]

May 09, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Districts told not to deny students over immigration

By Julia Preston Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and Education Secretary Arne Duncan issued a strong warning on Thursday to public school districts nationwide not to deny enrollment to immigrant students in the country illegally. The Justice and Education Departments jointly issued an update of guidelines they published three years ago, reminding districts that […]

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

For the record

Wednesday’s story about the East Covell Corridor Plan should have said the city made a commitment to evaluating a bicycle/pedestrian undercrossing of Covell Boulevard east of The Cannery project.

May 09, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Yolo bench needs a few good women

HERE COMES THE JUDGE … looking at the number of male faces on the glossy mailer that arrived in my East Davis mailbox promoting Janene Beronio for Yolo Superior Court Judge, I was struck with the thought that this court needs a little affirmative action when it comes to the battle of the sexes … […]

May 09, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Police use Taser to subdue man downtown

A crowd formed around handcuffed Dennis Lee Galbreath on Thursday morning as he yelled “My heart!” and was pinned to the ground by police officers in busy downtown Davis. Galbreath was apprehended by police, who used a Taser, about 11 a.m. in the city parking lot in front of Davis Ace Hardware’s garden center. He […]

May 09, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Auburn Symphony to give Mother’s Day concert at Mondavi

The Auburn Symphony will present a special Mother’s Day concert at the Mondavi Center at 3 p.m. Sunday. Featured will be young Russian-born pianist Konstantin Soukhovetski, who will be the soloist in the Piano Concerto No. 2 by Sergei Rachmaninoff. Soukhovetski began his studies in Moscow and then came to the United States to study […]

May 09, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,