Yolo sheriff faces second sexual harassment lawsuit

Yolo County Sheriff Ed Prieto is facing a second federal sexual-harassment case involving one of his longtime female employees, the latest allegations filed in a lawsuit earlier this week in U.S. District Court in Sacramento. Deputy Robin Gonzalez, 42, claims she has been subjected to “unwanted hugging, kissing, sexual touching and sexual comments” from Prieto […]

July 12, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Kaiser grants provide access to health care, offer nutrition and prevent youth violence

Kaiser Permanente has announced $1.4 million in grants to nonprofit organizations that serve the community by improving access to health services, promoting healthy eating and active living, and preventing community and family violence. The Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit grants are awarded annually. This year there are 56 grants ranging from $7,500 to almost $100,000. They […]

July 16, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sutter doctors promote literacy among youngest patients

By Stephanie Breitbart Sutter Medical Foundation pediatricians in Yolo County are committed to helping the county’s youngest children succeed in school by giving new, developmentally appropriate books to pre-kindergarten-age children during their regular pediatric checkups through the Reach Out and Read Program. Reach Out and Read is a national nonprofit organization that partners with doctors […]

July 16, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Arraignments set in Davis indecent-exposure case

The man arrested in connection with an indecent-exposure incident at a Davis park this week is employed as a branch manager for the California Department of Public Health, police and state officials confirmed Thursday. A spokeswoman for the state agency said Nicholas Robert Bowen, 61, was not scheduled to work on Wednesday, when he allegedly […]

July 12, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Workshop tells stroke vicitims, ‘Yes you can!’

Have you ever found yourself in the situation of having to do everything using only one hand? An injured hand, a really sore arm, holding a baby — all are usually temporary conditions. But when Rosanna Radding had a stroke 19 years ago, she suddenly found herself to be one-handed in a two-handed world, challenged […]

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

Yolo Federal Credit Union kicks off photo contest

Yolo Federal Credit Union announced Thursday the launching of a photo contest titled “Snap, Enter, Win.” Interested participants are asked to submit a photo of what they think makes Yolo County special. The contest will run through Aug. 31. “Yolo County is full of very interesting landscapes, historical buildings and unique landmarks,” said Christina Blackman, […]

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

Farmers Market comes to West Davis

Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market brings farm-fresh food to West Davis from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 29. The market — at the hospital’s main entrance, 2000 Sutter Place — is filled with farm-fresh produce, local honey, eggs and olive oil, baked goods, flowers, plants and garden starts. The hospital’s market accepts […]

July 17, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

It takes a village …

Platters of heirloom tomatoes like these colorful fruits will be served family-style at the ninth annual Village Feast, which begins at noon Saturday, Aug. 24, in Davis’ Central Park. Tickets are $75 per person in advance, and are available at the Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St.; online at www.brownpapertickets.org and at the Davis Farmers […]

July 12, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

House OKs farm bill, minus food stamps

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed Thursday a scaled-down version of a massive farm bill, putting off a fight over food stamp spending and giving Republican leaders a victory after a decisive defeat on the larger bill last month. The GOP leaders scrambled to get the bill to the floor and gather enough votes after […]

July 12, 2013 | Posted in U.S. Congress | Tagged ,

Garamendi levee measure voted down

Rep. John Garamendi failed to collect enough votes for an amendment to the fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Development Bill that would have sunk more money into strengthening the region’s levees. Garamendi’s amendment would have increased Army Corps of Engineers funding for levee projects by $100 million. The House rejected the measure by a vote of 253-170. It approved […]

July 12, 2013 | Posted in U.S. Congress | Tagged ,

Duck drawing workshop lands at Explorit

Aspiring wildlife artists will have a chance to participate in special duck-drawing workshops with Sabreena Britt of the California Waterfowl Association at Explorit Science Center on Saturday, July 20. Britt will host four 30-minute workshops at 1, 1:45, 2:30 and 3:15 p.m. The California Waterfowl Association is a statewide nonprofit dedicated to conserving California’s wetlands […]

July 12, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Financial advisers collect school supplies for Davis kids

The six Edward Jones financial advisers in Davis are supporting the Davis Bridge Educational Foundation and local students by using their branch offices as drop-off locations for a school supplies drive. Local residents and businesses may help by bringing items to the Edward Jones branch offices during regular business hours between July 15 and Aug. […]

July 12, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Help needed for project to remember John and Sabrina

Local residents who wish to remember John Riggins and Sabrina Gonsalves in a tangible way are invited to contribute to a Warm Remembrance Family Play Area to be built in Redwood Park on Anderson Road. Riggins used to play in the park as a young child and Gonsalves worked there as a summer playground leader. […]

August 04, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis author tells the tales of K-9 and partner

One might say Adam Russ traveled a good distance to get back to where he was always supposed to be.

Russ was a writer in his early days — in high school and college — but his education and career trajectory took him in other directions: a master’s degree in economics, several years serving in the Peace Corps in Guatemala, working as an economist in Washington, D.C., and teaching math, first at a middle school in West Baltimore, and later at Esparto High School.

There was much he loved along that journey — particularly his time teaching in hardscrabble West Baltimore — but a move to Davis, and its welcoming …