Lyon collects winter coats for those in need

Lyon Real Estate kicked off its third annual Coat Drive earlier this month, part of the company’s Lyon Cares program. Warm winter coats will be collected through Thursday, Oct. 31, for distribution to local residents in need. “Last year, we collected more than 5,500 coats and distributed them to 30 local organizations,” said Pat Shea, […]

October 24, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Volunteers will diagnose plant diseases

Local residents who are baffled by problems in their garden are invited to bring a plant or soil sample to the Friends of the Arboretum Plant Sale on Saturday and Sunday for a free diagnostic session with volunteers from the UC Davis Plant Disease Clinic. The community service is provided by graduate students, professors and […]

October 02, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Spooky theme for monthly crafts fair

More than 40 artists, artisans, musicians and creative spirits will haunt Central Park on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair, themed “Spooks, Spirits & Students.” In addition to crafts, music and refreshments, the fair features spooky stories and a table to make Day of the Dead skull pendants, […]

October 02, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Putah Creek Council seeks new members for Stewardship Team

Putah Creek Council, a local nonprofit dedicated to the protection and enhancement of Putah Creek and its tributaries, announces its annual Stewardship Team training, which runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, in Davis. Putah Creek Council facilitates more than 70 events per year, including creek cleanup, native plant propagation and habitat […]

October 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: New exhibits grace the walls this fall

The Pence Gallery is launching its fall season with three new exhibits, representing a diverse array of artistic talent. In our Main Gallery, art critic DeWitt Cheng selected paintings and drawings by artists Arthur Bell, Mark Bryan, William Harsh, Chris Leib, Pierre Merkl and Michael Kerbow that feature varying levels of pictorial realism. Titled “Reality2,” […]

October 02, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Crisis line training sessions start soon

Community members can play a role in saving the lives of their friends and neighbors by volunteering to answer Suicide Prevention of Yolo County’s crisis line. Volunteers undergo a 36-hour training program in which they develop the skills needed to manage issues of depression, suicide, family relationship conflicts and mental illness. The fall 2013 training […]

October 04, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Support offered for peripheral neuropathy

If you believe you might have neuropathy in your hands, feet or legs because they’re burning, tingling or feel numb, you might want to attend the Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group meeting from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A S. Share your symptoms with others and then learn […]

October 03, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Health insurance markets open

CHICAGO (AP) — Online insurance marketplaces at the heart of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul struggled to handle the volume of consumers on Tuesday, the first day of a six-month open enrollment period. Federal officials said they were working to address the website problems as quickly as possible. Callers to the federal call center […]

October 01, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged

On KDRT: Muslims fighting extremism

A school play held despite the real fear that an extremist will bomb the performance; women arrested in the Sudan for protesting a court sentence ordering a woman to be flogged for wearing trousers. These are two of the many stories in “Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight Against Muslim […]

October 02, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

No deal: Impasse shuts down government

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a protracted dispute over President Barack Obama’s signature health care law reached a boiling point, forcing some 800,000 federal workers off the job. Obama readied a midday statement to the nation as Democrats and Republicans maintained a blame-each-other duel on Capitol […]

October 01, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Mother pleads not guilty to murder, assault charges

As her relatives wept in the courtroom audience, a Davis woman pleaded not guilty Monday to murder and assault charges stemming from last week’s death of her 5-year-old daughter.

Aquelin Crystal Talamantes, 29, spoke softly as she confirmed her name to Yolo Superior Court Commissioner Janene Beronio and said she could not afford to hire her own attorney. Beronio appointed a public defender, who entered the not-guilty plea on Talamantes’ behalf.

Beronio set an Oct. 15 preliminary hearing date in the case and ordered that Talamantes continue to be held without bail at the Yolo County Jail.

“We still love you,” one tearful relative said to Talamantes as family members filed out of the courtroom.

October 01, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged , ,

Power restored at UC Berkeley after explosion

BERKELEY (AP) — Power was restored to most of UC Berkeley this morning, after an explosion left one person hospitalized for minor burns, campus officials said. The school’s Twitter feed announced early today that most classes would meet as scheduled. Eleven buildings remained without power and classes in those buildings were canceled. The explosion occurred […]

October 01, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

New law gives millions of consumers access to solar, wind power

Renters, small businesses and millions of other utility customers throughout California soon will be able to utilize wind, solar and other forms of clean and affordable renewable energy through their utility provider. Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law over the weekend legislation enabling Californians who cannot install their own renewable power generation system to obtain […]

October 02, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Right-size can for the job

Jennifer Gilbert, the city of Davis’ conservation coordinator, designed this flier that helps Davis customers determine what size trash can will meet their household’s needs. Davisites who want to swap out their 95-gallon can for something smaller can call Gilbert or Richard Tsai at the city’s Public Works Department, 530-757-5686. Or, staffers at the city’s […]

October 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,