Trial ordered in Woodland hit-and-run death

A Woodland man has been ordered to stand trial in connection with the hit-and-run death of a pedestrian last month. Ivan Martinez, 19, is scheduled to be arraigned on gross vehicular manslaughter and other charges Sept. 18 after a Yolo Superior Court judge ruled at a preliminary hearing Tuesday there was sufficient evidence for the […]

September 05, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Sunrise Rotary’s Oktoberfest benefits STEAC, Yolo Hospice

Raise a stein and celebrate Oktoberfest on Saturday with members of the Davis Sunrise Rotary Club. This year’s event is dedicated to the memory of longtime Rotarian Jay Gerber. Proceeds will benefit the Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee and Yolo Hospice. The Oktoberfest will run from 5 to 9 p.m. under the Central Park Pavilion. The event […]

September 24, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Environmental update: Our goal is to recycle even more

It’s likely that when you are moving, more than 20 percent of your waste may be cardboard. Please do not throw cardboard in the trash; it can be recycled easily! Flatten and stack cardboard boxes next to your recycling cart and Davis Waste Removal will pick it up for recycling. You can also bring your […]

September 06, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Neuropathy support group meets in Davis

Did you know that there are more than 100 causes for peripheral neuropathy? Diabetes accounts for about one-third, but other causes include heredity, alcoholism, radiation, toxic chemical exposure, HIV, too much vitamin B6, gluten intolerance, some medications and unknown origin (idiopathic). About 2 million Californians have peripheral neuropathy. Common symptoms affecting feet and hands are […]

September 06, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Learn more about Panama Canal cruise

Local residents are invited to an informational presentation on a 15-night Panama Canal cruise. The session, which begins at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., is sponsored by Davis Travelaires, a nonprofit organization whose aim is to provide travel opportunities for seniors. The cruise departs March 17 from Los Angeles […]

September 06, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Great Decisions class returns to I-House

After a one-year absence, International House, Davis, is bringing back its foreign affairs class, Great Decisions, in January. Retired U.S. Foreign Service Officer Rick Becker will lead eight weekly two-hour sessions on challenging foreign affairs problems. The group will be limited to 25, so early enrollment is advised. Call 530-753-5007 to save a space. The […]

January 02, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Dinner to benefit Outa Sight Group

The Woodland Host Lions Club and Elk Lodge No. 1299 will host the annual White Cane Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Woodland Elks Lodge, 500 Bush St. Dinner, which is followed by a short program at 7:30 p.m., is $15 per person with proceeds benefiting Outa Sight Group of Woodland, a […]

September 20, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Law professor details fights against extremism

UC Davis law professor Karima Bennoune will discuss her new book, “Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism,” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at King Hall. Bennoune’s book tells the story of people from Afghanistan to Mali who have resisted rising fundamentalism in their countries. “The vast majority […]

September 17, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

A lifetime of experience at Capitol art exhibit

When the Assembly Aging and Longterm Care Committee invited residents of assisted living communities throughout the state to submit artwork for an exhibit at the state Capitol, the response from Atria Covell Gardens may have come as a surprise.

Turns out there are many accomplished artists at the Davis assisted living community.

So many, in fact, that nearly 10 percent of the 91 works of art selected for the exhibit were created by Atria residents.

“They have a whole wall at the exhibit,” noted Michele Macmartin of Atria …

Community yard sale set at Pole Line Baptist Church

Pole Line Road Baptist Church will host a communitywide yard sale for a second year from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 28, at 770 Pole Line Road. There is no charge for a space to sell items. The church will provide a place to set up, advertisement for the event, and coffee and snacks. […]

September 27, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Safety campaign focuses on train tracks

Amtrak, Caltrans and the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority will use Rail Safety Month in September as a kickoff to their yearlong “Be Track Smart” rail safety campaign, which offers facts and safety tips to reduce injuries and fatalities near railroad crossings and tracks. “Our goal is to educate Californians to the potential dangers and […]

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

Community forum examines immigration reform

A discussion about what’s in store for federal comprehensive immigration reform is planned from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at Woodland Community College. The discussion, which is free and open to the public, will take place in Room 800 at the college, 2300 E. Gibson Road. Invited speakers are Kevin Johnson, dean of the […]

September 12, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Federal workers, retirees gather in Woodland

The Golden Harvest Chapter 2139 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association invites federal workers and retirees to its next meeting at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Woodland Community & Senior Center, 2001 East St. Distinguished member certificates will be presented to 25 members for 20 or more years of membership. Virginia Joyce, […]

September 05, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Obama appeals for support on Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an impassioned appeal for support both at home and abroad, President Barack Obama said Wednesday the credibility of the international community and Congress is on the line in the debate over how to respond to the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria. As Obama made his case overseas during a […]

September 04, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,