Celebrate ‘Oaktober’ at the Arboretum

It’s acorn time in the oak grove at the UC Davis Arboretum. Guests are invited to explore the Shields Oak Grove to see signs of how these massive trees prepare for winter. A free guided tour is planned at 11 a.m. Saturday. Parking is free along Garrod Drive near the gazebo or in nearby Visitor […]

October 08, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Learn the ins and outs of contracting

Staff members from the California Contractors State License Board will give a free presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis, on how to avoid contractor scams. “Learn how to select a licensed and qualified contractor, check a contractor license, negotiate a clear contract, prevent disputes and […]

October 08, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Tuleyome expands its outdoors program

Tuleyome’s Home Place Adventures program is offering hikes and outings for all ages and fitness levels. The hikes are free to the public, but donations are accepted with gratitude. The national award-winning Home Place Adventures program provides children, teens and their families with fun and educational outdoor experiences. The program is made possible by the […]

October 09, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fraud Awareness Fair offers safety information

The sixth annual Yolo-Sacramento County Fraud Awareness Fair will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the West Sacramento City Hall Galleria, 1110 West Capitol Ave. Lunch will be available for purchase from Wicked West Pizza & BBQ. The free fair offers an opportunity to learn to recognize, report and avoid […]

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

Learn the secrets of heraldry at local talk

Coats of arms are not just for the nobility. Many people have one and don’t even know it. Individuals, families and more are represented by coats of arms that are rich in meaning. Learning about them can help shed new light on the family history, but doing so requires delving into the mysteries of heraldry […]

October 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Dogtoberfest’ proceeds will help purchase a new K-9

“Dogtoberfest,” a fundraiser to support acquisition of a new dog for the Davis Police Department’s K-9 unit, is planned for 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. The event will be a traditional Oktoberfest featuring food, beer and live music. General admission tickets are $20 each […]

October 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bill reinforces senior ombudsman’s oversight power

Legislation by state Sen. Lois Wolk designed to better protect senior citizens and other residents of long-term care facilities has been signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. SB 609 would increase penalties for long-term care providers who hinder investigations by California’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman program. “Penalties haven’t changed for 30 years, and they’re not deterring bad […]

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

US forces nab al-Qaida leader in Tripoli

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — U.S. forces on Saturday captured an al-Qaida leader in Libya linked to the 1998 American embassy bombings in east Africa and wanted by the U.S. for more than a decade, a U.S. official said. The official identified the al-Qaida leader as Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, known by his alias Anas al-Libi. His […]

October 06, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Former U.S. Secretary of the Interior issues wake-up call in Davis speech

More than 200 academics, advocates and those interested in environmental law packed into UC Davis’ King Hall for an examination of the Fish and Wildlife Service’s Endangered Species Act on its 40th anniversary. Former U.S. Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt delivered the keynote address at Friday’s daylong event. He spoke of the Endangered Species Act’s […]

October 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Trial ordered in UCD explosives case

WOODLAND — A Yolo Superior Court judge ruled Friday there is sufficient evidence for a former UC Davis chemistry researcher to stand trial on charges stemming from the discovery of explosives-making materials and guns inside his campus apartment. David Scott Snyder, 33, is due back in Judge David Reed’s courtroom Nov. 1 for arraignment and […]

October 06, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

State Bar judge admonishes former Yolo judicial candidate

Former Yolo County prosecutor Clint Parish should be admonished — but not disciplined — for making false allegations in campaign mailers during his 2012 judicial campaign, a State Bar Court judge concluded in a ruling announced Friday. Judge Pat McElroy wrote in the ruling, filed Sept. 13, that Parish’s misconduct “came as the result of […]

October 06, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Learn about the city’s new bicycle markings

As road construction projects in Davis finish up this fall, the city will take advantage of the freshly paved roads to beef up bicycle infrastructure with new road markings and routes in an effort to continue encouraging residents to bike throughout town. With UC Davis back in session, ushering thousands of bike riders back into […]

October 06, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Autumn storms dump snow on plains

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Breaking nearly century-old early autumn snowfall records, a storm system smothered South Dakota’s scenic Black Hills in South Dakota with up to three and a half feet of wet, heavy snow, leaving residents the challenge of digging out. But wintry weather wasn’t the only thing delivered by the powerful cold front […]

October 06, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Search on for dog that bit woman

A woman was bitten by a dog last week in Davis, sparking a citywide search for the offending animal and its owner. The Yolo County Sheriff’s Animal Services Section is looking for a Corgi-type mixed-breed dog, brown and red in color, who reportedly bit a female victim while walking along Sycamore Lane at 2 a.m. […]

October 06, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,