Property taxes due April 10, or suffer a penalty

Yolo County Tax Collector Howard Newens reminds taxpayers who own property in Yolo County that the second installment of 2013-14 secured property tax will be delinquent if not paid by Thursday, April 10. To avoid a penalty, property taxes must be paid by 5 p.m. April 10, after which a 10 percent penalty and $10 […]

April 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Community invited to join worldwide LDS conference

The community is invited to join millions of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world on Saturday and Sunday for the church’s 184th semi-annual general conference. The sessions will be broadcast locally by satellite at the LDS meetinghouses in Woodland, 850 Pioneer Ave., and in Dixon, 305 Lincoln Way. […]

April 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Putah Creek Council offers green jobs training, internships

Putah Creek Council has unpaid summer internships available for local residents ages 16 and older. Interns in the program will learn from, and work closely with, experts in the fields of habitat restoration, native plant landscaping, outdoor recreation management, native plant propagation and nursery management. Internships are a valuable way to gain job skills, learn […]

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

Cuddle up with Project Linus’ warm blankets

Happiness is a warm blanket, made with love! If you enjoy quilting, knitting or sewing, come to Project Linus’ next monthly gathering from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Volunteers make blankets for children in the community who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need. Come join the […]

April 04, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Nature’s changes are focus of storytelling program

Parents and children are invited to International House, Davis, at 2 p.m. Sunday for Cara Patton’s program on the natural world, titled “Everything Changes: A Story of the Life Cycle of a Butterfly.” Children will be invited to participate in the story through expressive movement. “Think about the natural world; doesn’t everything in it change […]

April 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo Republicans host endorsement convention

The Yolo County Unit of the California Republican Assembly will host an endorsement convention at 4 p.m. Sunday in Esparto, featuring presentations by candidates for regional and local elective offices in the June 3 election. The gathering will be at the Esparto VFW Hall, 16812 Orleans St., and is free and open to the public. […]

April 02, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Russia hikes gas price for Ukraine

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Tuesday sharply hiked the price for natural gas to Ukraine and threatened to reclaim billions previous discounts, raising the heat on its cash-strapped government, while Ukrainian police moved to disarm members of a radical nationalist group after a shooting spree in the capital. NATO foreign ministers were gathering for a […]

April 01, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

State’s utilities will give back with carbon credits

SACRAMENTO — The California Public Utilities Commission and California Air Resources Board today announced that millions of California households will see a credit averaging $35 on their April electricity bills thanks to a State program to fight climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The savings vary by utility; PG&E customers will see a credit of $29.81 […]

April 01, 2014 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: All the news that’s fit to print

I left our drought-stricken town over the weekend to see if I could learn how human beings have managed to survive on the Mojave Desert, where no measurable rainfall has been recorded for the past 984 years, but when I returned home I learned that all hell had broken loose in my old hometown. It’s […]

April 01, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Davis’ path to public power is not like others’

Last Tuesday, the Davis City Council was all set to move forward with pursuit of information crucial to eventually providing electric power to residents at what is thought to be a 20 percent discount from Pacific Gas & Electric Co. rates. The city also would have control over what energy sources it could use for […]

April 01, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Downtown crash leads to DUI arrest

A Davis man was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving Sunday night after crashing his truck into a tree, police said. Eric Garcia, 27, was taken into custody following the 10:50 p.m. collision at Fifth and D streets, Davis police Lt. Tom Waltz said. There were no passengers in the truck, and no injuries were […]

April 01, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Learn how to say, ‘Hello, muscles’

The Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group of Davis and Yolo County invites interested local residents to its meeting Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 624 A St. The meeting will feature some DVD-led muscle training and tips. Participants may bring two small soup-size cans and a water bottle to use for […]

April 06, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

April Fool’s Day is theme of radio show

This week’s edition of “Through the Looking Glass,” a KDRT radio show, will playfully revisit April Fool’s Day. Is is just a silly nuisance? A license for pranks and bad jokes? Or is it a valuable reminder of some sort? Dr. Gitane, a psychotherapist and life coach who hosts the program, offers a closer look at […]

April 02, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Pets of the week

Lots of animals are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them are Dooley (No. 122674), a 2-year-old neutered male Jack Russell terrier mix who could be good with cats if acclimated properly and supervised. Also hoping for a good home is Smoky (No. 123326), a 1-year-old […]

April 01, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,