Woodland Camera Forum sees scenes from Highway 395

The Woodland Camera Forum will present a free photography program at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Norton Hall, 70 N. Cottonwood St., Woodland. Photographer O. Truman Holtzclaw will share scenes of Highway 395 along the eastern edge of California, from “Fossil Falls” in the south up to the ghost town of Bodie in the […]

August 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Duck Pluck 2013: Same $10,000 grand prize, new event location

There’s not much time left before a duck is plucked in support of the Woodland Healthcare Foundation. Someone will be $10,000 richer at the Duck Pluck on Tuesday, Sept. 17. The Duck Pluck is Woodland Healthcare Foundation’s largest fundraising event of the year. A maximum of 550 “ducks” are sold for $100 each. A duck […]

August 14, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sierra Club plans morning walks

The Sierra Club hosts morning walks in Davis on Tuesdays and Thursdays year-round. The group meets at 7 a.m. at Peet’s Coffee & Tea at The Marketplace at Covell Boulevard and Sycamore Lane. The walking distance is about 4.5 miles in 90 minutes’ time, with return to Peet’s at about 8:30 a.m. All are welcome. […]

August 14, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Across the pond, a true second home

Every summer, for 37 years, Gráinne Wilson has been traveling from her home in Ireland to Davis so she can celebrate her July 20 birthday with some of her favorite people. She just celebrated her 60th with 80 friends and family members who gathered at the home of Kathy Ware and John Erke. This year, […]

August 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Feds sign off on temporary Bay Bridge fix

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Plans to open the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge as scheduled on Labor Day are getting a boost. Federal officials have signed off on a temporary fix for cracked seismic safety bolts on the span that could allow for the Labor Day opening. In an Aug. 9 […]

August 13, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Defense attorney seeks to bar public from homicide-case hearing

The attorney for a Davis teen accused of killing an elderly couple has filed a motion to exclude the public — including the media — from his client’s preliminary hearing, arguing that the ensuing publicity could jeopardize the youth’s right to a fair trial. Coverage of 16-year-old Daniel William Marsh’s arrest and prosecution already has […]

August 13, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: United, SOBs can accomplish anything

COUNCIL SEEING ORANGE … my proposal to require all plastic bags distributed in the city of Davis to be colored bright orange is gathering momentum like a dust storm on the Mojave … the proposal is designed to determine if the plastic bags that are supposedly being chased by slow-footed workers all over Yolo County […]

August 13, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Musk’s Hyperloop idea: High-speed L.A.-S.F. tube

By David R. Baker It’s either the future of high-speed travel or Elon Musk’s craziest idea yet. Or both. Musk, the billionaire serial entrepreneur behind Tesla Motors and SpaceX, on Monday revealed plans for a transportation system that could whisk passengers from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 35 minutes through a set of tubes. […]

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

Arboretum tour highlights plants from Down Under

Delights from Down Under will be showcased during a leisurely stroll Saturday through the Australian and New Zealand collections of the UC Davis Arboretum. Participants will meet at 9:30 a.m. on the Wyatt Deck in the Arboretum. “See plants from Down Under that thrive in our Mediterranean climate and discover some of their fascinating adaptations,” […]

August 14, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Ready for school

Marilyn Selby, left, and Barbara Hobbins stuff school supplies into backpacks at a work party Monday morning at the University Retirement Community. The URC residents were joined by several other residents and staff members in packing 117 backpacks full of school supplies for students in need. Within a two-week period, residents raised more than $3,500 […]

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

City closes gym to clean for scabies

The city’s Gymnastics and Dance Center, 23 Russell Blvd., was closed for cleaning Monday after city personnel learned that a youth participating in a summer gymnastics camp was diagnosed last week with scabies. City staff alerted the parents of all camp participants of the exposure and encouraged them to have their children checked for the […]

August 13, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Two hurt in I-80 crash

Two people were hospitalized early Saturday as a result of a three-car collision on Interstate 80 in Davis, according to the California Highway Patrol. The series of events began at about 1 a.m. when the driver of an Acura Integra made an unsafe turning movement and struck a guard rail, Officer Cindy Leal said. That […]

August 13, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Study: Climate change affects young, old sparrows differently

What’s good for adults is not always best for the young, and vice versa. At least that is the case with song sparrows and how they experience the effects of climate change, according to two recent studies by scientists at UC Davis and Point Blue Conservation Science. Both studies show the importance of considering the […]

August 13, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

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 Sunflower (No. 116928), a 3-month-old spayed female domestic short-haired tabby cat. Also hoping for a good home is Bill (No. 117801), a 1-year-old neutered male Anatol shepherd mix. Fees are charged […]

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