Council due to decide fluoride issue on Tuesday

After months of community debate on water fluoridation, the City Council has the task Tuesday of determining whether the cavity-fighting compound should be added to the city’s drinking water supplies. The special council meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. It can be watched live on […]

September 29, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Witnesses to Woodland hit-and-run sought

The Woodland Police Department continues to seek additional witnesses to a Sept. 14 hit-and-run accident in which a driver was hurt. Police were called to a collision at about 9:30 p.m. that night at California Street and West Southwood Drive. Both cars suffered major damage, but one driver fled on foot. The second driver was […]

September 29, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Teens arrested in Woodland burglary

Three teenagers were arrested last week after allegedly breaking into a Woodland home. On Thursday morning, police received a call of a burglary in progress on the 1000 block of Bourn Avenue. A responding officer spotted a two-door red Honda Accord with black rims, matching a description witnesses had given a dispatcher, driving away from […]

September 29, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

An alcohol-free Buzz

Baotuan Nguyen does battle with Evan Widjaja on Friday evening at The Buzz on the UC Davis Quad. The event, presented by RADD, the entertainment industry’s voice for road safety to promote the importance of designated drivers, also featured music by the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh, games and food and competitions. Students received a RADD card that […]

September 29, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Marsh trial-setting hearing delayed

WOODLAND — Trial setting in a Davis double-homicide case was delayed two weeks Friday while attorneys debate the timing of the trial. The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office wants to try the Daniel Marsh case within 60 days, while Marsh’s public defender Ron Johnson says he needs more time. Yolo Superior Court Judge Stephen Mock […]

September 29, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Casino employee, her mother arrested

A Cache Creek Casino employee and her mother were arrested last week on suspicion of committing credit card fraud. Regina Reshell Payne, 44, allegedly completed nine credit card transactions totaling more than $34,000 with fraudulent credit cards, a fake Illinois driver’s license and the help of her casino cashier daughter, Keitisha Lashell Tucker, 26, of […]

September 29, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Creative writing faculty will read their work

Local residents can hear award-winning fiction writers and poets from the UC Davis Creative Writing Program read from their work on Wednesday at 7 p.m. on the Wyatt Deck in the UCD Arboretum. Participants will include Joshua Clover, Lucy Corin, Pam Houston, Yiyun Li, Joe Wenderoth and Alan Williamson. The free event is co-sponsored by […]

September 29, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Longtime UCLA chief to speak about UC’s past, future

Charles Young , UCLA’s chancellor for almost three decades, will speak about “The University of California: Past, Present and Future” on Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the Mondavi Center’s Vanderhoef Studio Theatre. Young’s talk will kick off this school year’s Chancellor’s Colloquium Distinguished Speaker Series. A graduate of UC Riverside and UCLA, Young served as a member of […]

September 29, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Puroast celebrates with coffee coupons

Puroast Coffee Company is celebrating National Coffee Day on Sunday by giving away VIP coupons from 1 to 3 p.m. outside the Safeway store in The Marketplace, 1451 W. Covell Blvd. in Davis. VIP coupons may be used inside the store to receive a free bag of Puroast Coffee. Shoppers also can receive a buy […]

September 29, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Standing In: Tales from the Village of All Things Right & Relevant

“Sorry,” the young mother murmured. “I didn’t want to tell your son what to do, but I was worried about him whacking on the snake.” We were gathered around a docent at a Florida zoo and I had been crowded out of the front row where my son Teddy, barely 2, had squeezed in next […]

September 29, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Accused Davis mom had ‘anger problem,’ girl’s father claimed

The Davis woman accused of killing her 5-year-old daughter and driving her to Sacramento in the trunk of her car was embroiled in a custody battle last year with the child’s father, with each parent accusing the other of abusing the girl and her younger brother, according to documents on file in Yolo Superior Court. […]

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Four-alarm hay fire still burning; air quality watch in effect

An air quality watch remains in effect for Yolo County as a massive, four-alarm hay fire north of Winters burns on. Smoke from the fire stayed aloft through Saturday afternoon. The Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District kept the watch in place because of concerns that as the fire cools and weather changes, smoke from the 10-acre […]

September 29, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Raider truck draws a crowd

Alex Belmonte shows off some of the detail in his truck’s tailgate. “We welcome everybody to come and join us in the tailgating and partake of our food, anything we have to share. (The truck) just draws more friends,” Alex says.

September 29, 2013 | Posted in Our Sunday Best | Tagged ,

Yolo farm receives USDA grant

Full Belly Farm of Yolo County was one of 29 agricultural producers to receive a grant to reduce energy consumption. The farm will install a solar energy system with the $19,979 in funding, provided through USDA Rural Development’s Rural Energy for America Program, which is authorized by the 2008 Farm Bill.

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