Guests can tour water-wise garden this weekend

Landscape designer Tara Watt and metal artisan Roger Madison will open their Davis garden for public viewing on Saturday and Sunday, May 3-4, from noon to 5 p.m. Visitors are invited to wander the paths and explore the outdoor living spaces to see how this couple has utilized their tree canopy, plant knowledge and creativity […]

April 30, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Accident rates improving for older drivers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Safety researchers expressed concern a decade ago that traffic accidents would increase as the nation’s aging population swelled the number of older drivers on the road. Now, they say they’ve been proved wrong. Today’s drivers aged 70 and older are less likely to be involved in crashes than previous generations and are […]

May 02, 2014 | Posted in Seniors | Tagged ,

Get to know the Senior Center

By Maria Lucchesi The Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., hosts more than 80 ongoing programs and services, not including the many presentations and special events held throughout the year. More than 200 volunteers help us serve, on average, 300 persons a day. Some volunteers assist us weekly, while others help with a specific event […]

May 02, 2014 | Posted in Seniors | Tagged ,

DA sounds warning for Older Americans’ Month

WOODLAND — District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced that May is Older Americans’ Month. In 1963, when Older Americans Month was established, 17 million Americans were older than 65. Today that number is nearly 40 million and growing fast. Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig recognizes that older adults are vulnerable and attractive targets for all […]

May 02, 2014 | Posted in Seniors | Tagged ,

Tornadoes tear through South

LOUISVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A dangerous storm system that spawned a chain of deadly tornadoes over three days flattened homes and businesses, forced frightened residents in more than half a dozen states to take cover and left tens of thousands in the dark Tuesday. As the storm hopscotched across a large swath of the U.S., […]

April 29, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

‘Chicken Skool’ kicks off with ‘how-to’ coops

The fifth annual Tour de Cluck returns Saturday, May 24, with its signature bicycle tour coop crawl of local chicken coops. During May, Davis Farm to School provides opportunities to learn how to keep chickens in Davis through a series of informal talks and workshops, or “Chicken Skool,” which is free and open to everyone. […]

April 29, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Smoothie shop clerk robbed at gunpoint

Davis police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the Jamba Juice in The Marketplace shopping center over the weekend. Lt. Tom Waltz said the unidentified suspect entered the business at 1361 Covell Blvd. at about 8:15 p.m. Saturday, confronted the clerk with a handgun and demanded money. He fled westbound away from the […]

April 29, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Tour serves up nature at its finest

A SPLENDID SUNDAY … when an event reaches its 23rd anniversary in this town, the organizers must be doing something right … so it is with the 2014 Pence Gallery Garden Tour, which runs Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. and features six magnificent rural and semi-rural gardens in and around Davis … proceeds from […]

April 29, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Campus rapes addressed by White House task force

By Kimberly Hefling WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration admonished colleges and universities — “No more turning a blind eye” — as it released guidelines designed to stem sexual assaults on campuses and help the victims. A White House task force on sexual assault recommends in a report released today that schools identify trained, confidential […]

April 29, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Meyer steps down; vice chancellor helped transform campus

John Meyer, who oversaw the rise of UC Davis’ new Interstate 80 front door, West Village, and a slew of other building projects, resigned on Monday after 14 years as vice chancellor for administrative and resource management. Quick with a joke on most any occasion, Meyer noted that while stepping down at age 57, “I […]

April 29, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Vote for Harper STEM lab grant

Harper Junior High School has qualified as a finalist for a $15,000 grant from PG&E and The NEED project. This multi-step process has narrowed applicants down to three California schools, with the winner to be determined by public vote and announced on Friday. “The Davis community is called to support this opportunity and bring funds […]

April 29, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sheila Allen candidate box

Sheila Allen Occupation: Founder and executive director, Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance, 2010-present; assistant deputy supervisor, Yolo County, District 4, 2011-present; HIV Surveillance Public Health Nurse program coordinator: Yolo County 2001-2013, Solano County 2012-present; School of Nursing faculty, California State University, Sacramento, 2000-2004; home care nurse, Sutter Visiting Nurse Association, 1993-2000. Age: 51 Education: Bachelor’s nursing, […]

April 29, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Woodland police investigate suspected murder-suicide

WOODLAND — The man suspected of fatally shooting his girlfriend at her Woodland home while her three children were in another room had a history of domestic violence, child molestation and animal abuse convictions, Yolo Superior Court records show. Jose Pedro Hernandez’s last acts of violence occurred at about 5 p.m. Sunday, when authorities say […]

April 29, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Like father, like …

A Canada goose and one of its goslings enjoy a walk in the grass around Northstar pond. The family did not seem distrubed by the fire that destroyed the observation deck at the pond.

April 29, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,