Libraries will close for Thanksgiving

All branches of the Yolo County Library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28-29. Libraries will reopen on the next day they are typically open. The Yolo County Library’s administration and Archives & Records Center also will be closed on these days. Delivery of books and media on a “holds […]

November 27, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Water Resources Association announces 2014 board leadership

The Water Resources Association of Yolo County has announced the re-election of Woodland City Councilman Bill Marble as chairman of the board of directors for 2014. The elections were held at the regular board meeting on Nov. 18. Other elected officers include Vice Chair Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, mayor of Winters, and Treasurer Tim O’Halloran, general manager […]

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

Help feed the hungry

Getting ready for their annual Can Tree drive — done in conjunction with Davis postal carriers — are Davis Realtors, from left, Cory Gold, Laura Murray, Bob Bockwinkel and Julie Leonard. All food collected Saturday will go to the Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee’s food closet in Davis. Bockwinkel and Will Benware, who are co-chairing the […]

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

Stegner Fellow reads poetry with UCD prof

The Poetry Night Reading Series welcomes Austin Smith back to Davis for a special evening of poetry beginning at 8 p.m. Thursday at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. Opening for Smith will be Greg Glazner of the Creative Writing Program at UC Davis. Smith is a Wallace Stegner Fellow in […]

November 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Tune in to KDRT for a ‘BLT’

“BLT” could be much more than the name of a sandwich. It could provide a three-sided frame for making every day a good day. If you’re curious, tune in to “Through the Looking Glass” at 4 p.m. Thursday on KDRT, 95.7 FM, with Dr. Gitane, a psychotherapist and life coach. Dr. G offers practical and […]

November 20, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Pancake breakfast Saturday benefits Alzheimer’s research

Atria Covell Gardens, a senior living community at 1111 Alvarado Ave. in North Davis, will host a Purple Pancake Breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday in honor of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. The public is invited to attend. Donations will go to the Alzheimer’s Association. For more information, call 530-419-1884.

November 20, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Margrit Mondavi speaks in San Francisco

Margrit Mondavi will lead a discussion about her recently published sketchbook, “Reflections on Wine, Food, Art, Family, Romance and Life,” on Tuesday, Nov. 26, in San Francisco. The event runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St. Mondavi delights in the telling of her European childhood, then swiftly changing her […]

November 22, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Farm bill takes aim at state animal welfare laws

WASHINGTON (AP) — The future of state laws that regulate everything from the size of a hen’s cage to the safe consumption of Gulf oysters may be at stake as farm bill negotiators work to resolve a long-simmering fight between agriculture and animal welfare interests. The House Agriculture Committee added language to its version of […]

November 19, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Making the call on the Big Game

Every year, for as many years as I can remember, I open my Big Game column with the words “I can’t believe it’s that time of year again. The one week of the year I dread more than any other. The week when I feel as if the weight of the world is upon my […]

November 19, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Manufacturing company shows off productive Davis plant

Mori Seiki, now known as DMG Mori, opened its doors to students, as well as political and business leaders, on Friday for a tour of its large Davis factory and its ramped-up production. The Community Day at DMG Mori offered locals a peek into its 200,000-square-foot manufacturing plant, which utilizes advanced machinery for the creation […]

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

UC’s largest union prepares to strike

The state Public Employment Relations Board was set to seek a temporary restraining order on Tuesday morning that would limit the number of University of California medical center employees who can take part in a planned strike on Wednesday. The board’s request will focus on employees working in critical health and safety roles. The American […]

November 19, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Woman shot to death in Winters; manhunt on

A manhunt was underway Monday night for the suspect in a shooting in downtown Winters that left a 32-year-old woman dead and stunned a community not used to such violent displays.

While the victim’s name was not yet released by coroner’s officials, friends and colleagues identified the slain woman as Leslie Pinkston, a 1999 graduate of Winters High School and the mother of a young daughter.

Twelve hours after the shooting, Winters police announced they had obtained an arrest warrant for Pinkston’s ex-boyfriend, 30-year-old William Carl Gardner III of Sacramento, in connection with the fatal shooting. Chief Sergio Gutierrez said Gardner should be considered “armed and dangerous.”

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 Daphne (No. 120046), a 8-month-old spayed female tan and white pit bull mix. Also hoping for a good home is Gary (No. 119219), a 2-year-old neutered male domestic short-haired orange […]

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

Capitol Corridor Ventures forwards on part of ConAgra’s $2 million commitment

After receiving the promise of $2 million from ConAgra Foods Inc. — pending approval of The Cannery project — Capitol Corridor Ventures has decided to forward $600,000 on to other segments of the Davis technology community. CCV announced this week it would pledge $250,000 to Davis Roots, a local tech-startup accelerator; $100,000 to Hacker Lab, […]

November 19, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,