Harper Junior High holds e-waste fundraiser March 15

Clear out your garage, benefit the environment and help students at Harper Junior High — just by dropping off electronic gear you no longer need. Harper will hold a free electronic waste drop-off fundraiser — with a drive-through lane for busy donors — on Saturday, March 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the […]

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

Man robbed at gunpoint in South Davis

Davis police are seeking two suspects in an armed robbery that occurred early this morning in South Davis. Lt. Tom Waltz said the victim was robbed of his backpack and its contents at about 1:30 a.m. in a stairwell at the Tanglewood Apartments , 1880 Cowell Blvd. One of the two suspects was armed with […]

March 06, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Small plane crashes near Dunnigan

Two people escaped unharmed Wednesday night after their small aircraft crashed into a field near Dunnigan in northern Yolo County, officials said. The Dunnigan Fire Protection District reported that several of its crews were dispatched at 8:42 p.m. to the area of County Roads 7 and 91A, where they arrived to find two people walking […]

March 06, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Offenders can clean up criminal records at local workshop

The Yolo County Public Defender’s Record Mitigation and Community Reintegration Clinic will host a half-day event to help rehabilitated offenders clean up their criminal records and to provide information about available community and government resources. The event will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 14, in the atrium of the County Administration […]

March 07, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Beronio marshals support to raise campaign funds

Yolo Superior Court Commissioner Janene Beronio, a candidate for judge, has announced the members of her campaign finance committee. “A number of supporters — under the leadership of retired Yolo Superior Court Judge Doris Shockley from West Sacramento and longtime Woodland attorney Jim Nolan, have agreed to form a finance committee to help me raise […]

March 09, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis Bike Club meets Monday

The Davis Bike Club’s regular membership meeting takes place at 7 p.m. Monday at the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, 303 Third St. in downtown Davis. There will be the usual refreshments, new member greetings and a raffle. This month, the featured speaker is Dave Coleman, the service manager at Wheelworks. In 2010, he survived a horrific […]

March 09, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Allen meets voters at two coffees this weekend

Davis City Council candidate Sheila Allen will meet with Davis voters twice this weekend to talk about issues that face the city. Steve Barrow and Alexis Esparza of 4204 Vista Way in South Davis will host an informal coffee from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. On Sunday, Greg Barrow and Carol Fusaro will host another coffee […]

March 07, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Lawsuit seeks to reinstate canceled health plans

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A state lawmaker who is running for state insurance commissioner said Wednesday that he is suing California’s health benefits exchange for wrongly cutting off more than 1 million insurance policies and for what he called wasting taxpayer money on useless marketing campaigns. Covered California violated federal and state laws by telling insurers […]

March 06, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Demolition of Third and G paused by commission

The Davis Planning Commission voted Wednesday night to delay demolition of a building at the corner of Third and G streets downtown. Commissioners voted nearly unanimously to ask the property owner to prepare a better plan for the two-story structure that would replace it, with an emphasis on aesthetic improvements and the color of the […]

March 06, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Local author goes on radio show

“How She Really Does It,” a radio talk show with Koren Motekaitis, airs live from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays on KDRT 95.7 FM or by live webstreaming www.howshereallydoesit.com Beth McMullen is a fiction author. She wrote her book, “Happily Ever After” under the pen name Elizabeth Maxwell. In this interview she discusses life as […]

March 06, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Under new SAT, 1,600 is perfect again

WASHINGTON (AP) — The perfect score will again be 1,600. What’s more, the essay will be optional, students will no longer be penalized for wrong answers and the vocabulary is shifting to do away with some high-sounding words such as “prevaricator” and “sagacious.” The SAT college entrance exam is undergoing a sweeping revision. College Board […]

March 06, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Nothing but the truth on V-gate

THE TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH … my friend Ann writes to say she is “a little frustrated” about my $22,041 cost for the V-Gate investigation … I think we’re all a little frustrated with it, Ann … “I am told that there is a process in place to handle complaints […]

March 06, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Yolo Hospice offers lots of grief support

Yolo Hospice offers free, drop-in, support groups that are continuously available. These groups, led by a qualified facilitator, are available to anyone experiencing grief and provide support through mutual understanding and education. “Take part at a level of participation that is comfortable for you, attending as often as you would like,” a news release said. […]

March 09, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Elementary students put on play Saturday

Birch Lane Elementary School students invite the community to the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “The Secret Garden” at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at Korematsu Elementary School, 3100 Loyola Drive. More than 50 Birch Lane students have been hard at work practicing to present this free performance, sponsored by the Birch Lane PTA. […]

March 07, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,