Sign of the season

Fans gather to enjoy a free holiday concert by the award-winning Davis High School Madrigal Singers on Sunday at the Boy Scouts’ Christmas tree lot at Mace and Cowell boulevards in South Davis. The Scouts have an inventory of 1,800 trees — primarily Douglas, Noble and Nordman firs — from which to choose at the […]

December 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

D.C. area, Northeast see another round of snow

SPRINGFIELD, Va. (AP) — Residents along the East Coast and in the Appalachians woke up to snow Tuesday and government workers and students in the DC area were told to stay home as the region saw a round of snow that came just a few days after some parts already got several inches. In Washington, […]

December 10, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Nonprofit helps low-income families connect to solar energy

Ben Kavoussi always has been energy-conscious, but at the moment, the Persian-born Davis resident cannot afford to install the solar panels that would match his house to his values. Living off his student loans while he studies to become a physician’s assistant at UC Davis, Kavoussi doesn’t have the discretionary income needed to fund that type […]

December 11, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Psychologist finds Davis mother competent for trial

WOODLAND — Court proceedings for a Davis woman accused of drowning her daughter resumed Monday in light of a psychologist’s report that found Aquelin Crystal Talamantes mentally competent to stand trial. “Based on the psychological evaluation … the court finds that Ms. Talamantes is competent at this time,” Yolo Superior Court Judge David Reed said […]

December 10, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

‘Project Runway’ designer featured at The Wardrobe

Local fashion enthusiasts will have two chances to learn how to “make it work” from Project Runway season 11 competitor Richard Hallmarq at The Wardrobe. The Sacramento designer will hold his “From Runway to Real” Holiday Trunk Show from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, and noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, […]

December 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Scruffles (No. 119738), a 3-year-old neutered male brown tabby cat, who will cost only $5 to adopt. Also hoping for a good home is Simba (No. 117035), a 9-month-old neutered […]

December 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Language and poetry at Logos Books

Local residents who would like to converse in French are invited to La Table Française, which meets Wednesday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Logos Books, 513 Second St. in downtown Davis. The next meeting is Jan. 8. Check logosbooks.wordpress.com for topic information. Spanish speakers get their turn at El Círculo Español, which meets Monday, […]

December 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Used books on sale at Chávez Elementary

More than 9,000 gently used books, CDs, DVDs and videos for children and adults will be for sale through Friday in the multipurpose room at César Chávez Elementary School, 1221 Anderson Road in Davis. There also is a limited selection of Spanish books. Hours are from 3:30 to 5 p.m. today, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. […]

December 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Square Tomatoes Fair on Sunday

The Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in Davis’ Central Park, Fourth and C streets. There will be more than 30 vendors selling a wide variety of crafts at every budget level. Fair visitors can beat the December chill by dancing to the nine-player New Harmony Jazz Band, drinking […]

December 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

VFW Post 6949 meeting on Wednesday

VFW Post 6949 will have its monthly meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center Club Room, 203 E. 14th St. The meetings take place on the second Wednesday of each month. Veterans can pick up information about resources available in the community at a table from 6 to […]

December 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Local author publishes first book

Woodland native Patricia R. Wheeler is a cancer survivor with a recovery story similar to many people — prolonged complications due to chemotherapy — but when she went looking for books on the subject, she found none. So she wrote one:  “Cancer: How to Make Survival Worth Living — Coping With Long Term Effects of Cancer […]

December 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

State health exchange shares data without consent

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California health exchange says it’s been giving the names of tens of thousands of consumers to insurance agents without their permission or knowledge in an effort to hit deadlines for coverage. The consumers in question had gone online to research insurance options but didn’t ask to be contacted, the Los […]

December 08, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Scooter boy victim of hit-and-run

A 12-year-old Davis boy was the victim of a hit-and-run Friday, when he was clipped by a black car while crossing the street on his scooter. Around 6 p.m., the juvenile was crossing E. Eighth Street on his Razor scooter heading south on H Street. As he crossed, a black four-door sedan came over the […]

December 08, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Woman charged with felony battery

A Davis woman was arrested Friday for attacking her husband with a wooden spoon. Police were called to the 900 block of Cranbrook Court late Friday night after neighbors reported hearing screaming from a nearby apartment. When officers arrived, they found that the Davis woman, 27, had beaten her husband with a wooden spoon, allegedly […]

December 08, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,