Davis Waldorf offers school tour

The Davis Waldorf School will offer a tour at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the campus at 3100 Sycamore Lane in North Davis. Visitors will peek into several classrooms and observe sample lessons from preschool through eighth grade. A question-and-answer session will follow the walking tour, and refreshments will be served. The event is […]

November 27, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Yolo animal shelter offers ‘Homes for the Holidays’ adoption promotion

The Yolo County Animal Services shelter is offering reduced adoption fees for cats and dogs through Dec. 31, just in time for the holidays. Adult cats over 2 years old will be adoptable for $5, while young cats age 6 months to 2 years will be available for $50. Kittens under 6 months are $75. […]

November 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pedro party benefits Yolo Hospice

An All Sports for Cancer Christmas Pedro Party is planned for Saturday, Dec. 7, by the Yolo Cabrillo Civic Club No. 26. The party will take place at the Holy Rosary Community Center, 575 California St. in Woodland. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., for a sandwich lunch with beverages, and the tournament will start promptly […]

November 29, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Family Christmas Carnival set at Holy Rosary

On Saturday, Dec. 14, the Yolo Cabrillo Civic Club No. 26 will host a Family Christmas Carnival at the Holy Rosary Community Center, 575 California St. in Woodland. Doors will open after the conclusion of the Woodland Christmas Parade. Children will receive the first 10 game tickets free to play carnival games. There will be […]

November 29, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Typhoon relief goal: $33,000, a dollar per student

You can help * Bomba Fried Rice Concert, 8 p.m.-midnight Friday, Nov. 22, at The Domes on Orchard Park Drive * Filipino-American Thanksgiving Dinner, 7-10 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, Davis Community Church Fellowship Hall, 421 D St. Tickets are $5 * Woodstock’s Pizza fundraiser, 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 219 G St.; must present a […]

November 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Patenting their discoveries does not pay off for most universities, study says

By Richard Pérez-Peña Universities try to cash in on discoveries — gene splicing, brain chemistry, computer-chip design — but the great majority of them fail to turn their research into a source of income, according to a new study from the Brookings Institution. Research universities have “technology transfer” offices that make thousands of business deals […]

November 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Frequent tests can enhance college learning, study finds

By Benedict Carey Grading college students on quizzes given at the beginning of every class, rather than on midterms or a final exam, increases both attendance and overall performance, scientists reported Wednesday. The findings — from an experiment in which 901 students in a popular introduction to psychology course at the University of Texas took […]

November 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Resident sees dangers of rat poison to urban wildlife first-hand

Davis resident Cayce Wallace has transformed her back yard into a wildlife sanctuary. Thickets line the sides of her home. Squirrels nibble at ears of corn carefully laid about the ground. Even a small pond dug into the earth offers the urban animals who come and go a water source. It’s easy to imagine, then, […]

November 21, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: A Catholic’s early taste of politics

“Where were you when JFK was shot?” is one of those questions many of us have heard repeated over the last five decades and will most surely hear again tomorrow, though I’m not sure why it’s even remotely important where I was when I heard the news. I guess it’s just to prove that it […]

November 21, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Woodland man indicted on child-pornography charges

A federal grand jury returned an indictment Wednesday against Raul Gonzalez, 40, of Woodland, charging him with production of child pornography, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. According to court documents, Gonzalez had a minor engage in sexually explicit conduct and produced a visual depiction of such conduct on Oct. 13 in an unidentified […]

November 22, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Davis police seek suspect in assault attempt

Davis police are searching for the suspect in a sexual-assault attempt Tuesday night in South Davis. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the attack occurred at about 9:40 p.m. near the intersection of Mace Boulevard and El Macero Drive, where the male suspect grabbed a woman around the waist with one arm, covered her mouth with his […]

November 21, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Memorial service planned

Say goodbye What: Memorial service for Leslie Renne Pinkston When: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26 Where: St. Anthony Church parish hall, 511 Main St., Winters Memorial fund: Has been established in her name at First Northern Bank in Winters

November 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

U.S. Marshals join hunt for slaying suspect

The search for a suspected killer gained national status Wednesday with the addition of the U.S. Marshals Service to the hunt for William Carl Gardner III, Winters Police Chief Sergio Gutierrez announced.

Gardner, a 30-year-old Sacramento resident, is wanted on a murder warrant stemming from Monday’s brazen daylight shooting of his former girlfriend, Leslie Pinkston, outside her downtown Winters workplace. She was due to testify against Gardner in a stalking and criminal threats trial next month.

Council imposes last, best and final offer on DCEA

The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to impose the city’s last, best and final offer for a labor contract on the Davis City Employees Association, dramatically slashing the 80-member employee group’s benefits and pay starting Nov. 25. The city’s negotiating team, which has been working since March 2012 to reach a deal with the labor […]

November 21, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,