School board to hear enrollment update, discuss cash reserve

The Davis school board is scheduled to hear updates on fall enrollment, last-minute hires and summer school programs, as well as a proposal to increase the school district’s cash reserves, at its meeting Thursday night. The board will convene at 7 p.m. in the Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. The meeting will […]

September 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bingo Bike-a-thon features Radio Disney show in Central Park

Taylor Swift, Cody Simpson, Maroon 5, Zendaya, Selena Gomez … The music of Radio Disney icons will be at full blast on Sunday as the station’s Green Team comes to town for a 90-minute show at the Bingo Bike-a-thon in Central Park. Showtime is noon to 1:30 p.m. as members of the popular Radio Disney […]

September 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pet food pantry gets a boost from Davis spiritual group

The Center for Spiritual Living in Davis donated proceeds from a raffle to the Woodland Pet Food Pantry as its contribution to the inaugural World Day of Service on Saturday. Members of the center joined thousands of people across the world in service to their local communities. Since May 2010, the Woodland Pet Food Pantry has […]

September 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Johns Hopkins’ chief surgeon to head UCD Health System

UC Davis on Tuesday named a new vice chancellor for human health sciences and medical school dean: Julie Freischlag, a professor, department director and surgeon-in-chief at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Said UCD Chancellor Linda Katehi in a news release, “When Dr. Freischlag became surgeon-in-chief at Johns Hopkins, she became the first woman to hold this […]

September 18, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Try two different Zumba sessions in West Davis

Here’s your chance to give Zumba fitness classes a try: Two options are available to West Davis residents. The fitness classes combine upbeat international and popular music with fun dance moves. Stonegate Country Club’s fall session begins Monday and continues through Nov. 21. Classes will be offered from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays […]

September 22, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Local youths work through the summer to benefit Putah Creek

By Martha Rocha As school starts up again, Putah Creek Council says goodbye to a group of hard-working summer interns from high school, college and the community — Haley Wooning from Davis; Adrian Korcyl, Madeira Alba and Levi Dietrich from Winters; Ben Russell from Dixon; and Tristan Noriter-Tilly and Caitrin Vadnais from Vacaville. Interns worked […]

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

Davis tech startup competes for Super Bowl ad

A Davis technology startup company nurtured by Davis Roots, a local business incubator, is competing for the chance to air a commercial during Super Bowl XLVIII. Aimee Hasson’s company, The Gift of Education — an online gift registry for education savings accounts — is among tens of thousands of small businesses across the country that […]

September 18, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Fall garden workshops, plant sale set Saturday

Yolo County Master Gardeners and Woodland Community College will hold their annual Fall Garden Open House and Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the WCC campus, 2300 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Master Gardeners will present free workshops all day. From 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., the subject is “How to Grow […]

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

Equinox service to remember black walnut trees

All who love trees are invited to a special memorial service on Sunday, the first day of fall. “It is appropriate to gather on the autumnal equinox to honor the black walnut trees that once flourished along Russell Boulevard, just west of the city line,” said Judy Moores, who organized the service. “Just as the […]

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

Yolo Crisis Nursery: Could it happen to me?

By Becky Heard Daily securities like family, friends, shelter, income and transportation are easily taken for granted. Time and again, however, clients of the Yolo Crisis Nursery remind us how fragile the appearance of such guarantees can be. A recent story captures a family who never imagined needing our services, but in the blink of […]

September 18, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Vanguard Court Watch Council meets in West Sac

The next meeting of the Vanguard Court Watch Council of Yolo County will run from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Turner Branch Library, 1212 Merkley Ave. in West Sacramento. Community members are invited to attend and express their concerns about the judicial system. Newly hired West Sacramento Police Chief Tom McDonald will be […]

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

Local bike mural fully funded through artist’s campaign

Individual donors gave more than $2,700 to fully fund the downtown Bike Fun mural, completed in August at Third and F streets in downtown Davis by artist Danielle Fodor and dozens of community volunteers. More than 40 people contributed to the fundraising effort, including a surprise donation of $1,305 from an anonymous donor through Indiegogo.com […]

September 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Garzon will serve 5 years for hate-crime beating

In exchange for the plea, the District Attorney’s Office dismissed the remaining counts in the case, which included felony assault and criminal-threats charges.

Garzon will have a strike on his record, meaning any future felony conviction could result in a doubled sentence, Raven said.

The plea agreement also takes into account an assault case pending against Garzon in Solano County, where he was accused of taking part in a stabbing incident at a Dixon house party in September 2012. That case will be dismissed on a Harvey waiver, meaning it can still be considered in the restitution calculations.

Sutter qigong classes start Monday

Qigong classes sponsored by Sutter Health begin Monday, Sept. 23, and run for 10 weeks at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. Both offerings are new classes. “Chinese Yoga” runs from 5 to 6 p.m. and “Qigong for Balance and Harmony” from 6 to 7 p.m. The session fee is $140. Drop-in, if […]

September 22, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,