Psychologist finds Davis mother competent for trial

WOODLAND — Court proceedings for a Davis woman accused of drowning her daughter resumed Monday in light of a psychologist’s report that found Aquelin Crystal Talamantes mentally competent to stand trial. “Based on the psychological evaluation … the court finds that Ms. Talamantes is competent at this time,” Yolo Superior Court Judge David Reed said […]

December 10, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

‘Project Runway’ designer featured at The Wardrobe

Local fashion enthusiasts will have two chances to learn how to “make it work” from Project Runway season 11 competitor Richard Hallmarq at The Wardrobe. The Sacramento designer will hold his “From Runway to Real” Holiday Trunk Show from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, and noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, […]

December 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | 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 is Scruffles (No. 119738), a 3-year-old neutered male brown tabby cat, who will cost only $5 to adopt. Also hoping for a good home is Simba (No. 117035), a 9-month-old neutered […]

December 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Language and poetry at Logos Books

Local residents who would like to converse in French are invited to La Table Française, which meets Wednesday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Logos Books, 513 Second St. in downtown Davis. The next meeting is Jan. 8. Check for topic information. Spanish speakers get their turn at El Círculo Español, which meets Monday, […]

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

Used books on sale at Chávez Elementary

More than 9,000 gently used books, CDs, DVDs and videos for children and adults will be for sale through Friday in the multipurpose room at César Chávez Elementary School, 1221 Anderson Road in Davis. There also is a limited selection of Spanish books. Hours are from 3:30 to 5 p.m. today, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. […]

December 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Square Tomatoes Fair on Sunday

The Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in Davis’ Central Park, Fourth and C streets. There will be more than 30 vendors selling a wide variety of crafts at every budget level. Fair visitors can beat the December chill by dancing to the nine-player New Harmony Jazz Band, drinking […]

December 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

VFW Post 6949 meeting on Wednesday

VFW Post 6949 will have its monthly meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center Club Room, 203 E. 14th St. The meetings take place on the second Wednesday of each month. Veterans can pick up information about resources available in the community at a table from 6 to […]

December 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Local author publishes first book

Woodland native Patricia R. Wheeler is a cancer survivor with a recovery story similar to many people — prolonged complications due to chemotherapy — but when she went looking for books on the subject, she found none. So she wrote one:  “Cancer: How to Make Survival Worth Living — Coping With Long Term Effects of Cancer […]

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

State health exchange shares data without consent

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California health exchange says it’s been giving the names of tens of thousands of consumers to insurance agents without their permission or knowledge in an effort to hit deadlines for coverage. The consumers in question had gone online to research insurance options but didn’t ask to be contacted, the Los […]

December 08, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Scooter boy victim of hit-and-run

A 12-year-old Davis boy was the victim of a hit-and-run Friday, when he was clipped by a black car while crossing the street on his scooter. Around 6 p.m., the juvenile was crossing E. Eighth Street on his Razor scooter heading south on H Street. As he crossed, a black four-door sedan came over the […]

December 08, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Woman charged with felony battery

A Davis woman was arrested Friday for attacking her husband with a wooden spoon. Police were called to the 900 block of Cranbrook Court late Friday night after neighbors reported hearing screaming from a nearby apartment. When officers arrived, they found that the Davis woman, 27, had beaten her husband with a wooden spoon, allegedly […]

December 08, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Seasonal reflections

Visitors can get into the holiday spirit by taking in the life-size nativity scene at the Community Crèche and Musical Festival. The nativity — built by people from Davis, Woodland, Winters and Dixon — is the centerpiece of the festival that traditionally kicks off the Christmas season for many. It runs from 3 to 8 […]

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

Deep freeze hits large swath of U.S.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A late fall cold snap that has gripped much of the country is being blamed for a handful of deaths and has forced people to deal with frigid temperatures, power outages by the thousands and treacherous roads. Weather forecasters say the powerful weather system has Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic in its […]

December 08, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Aggie memories from one who’s been there

I’ve never considered myself a historian, but since I started watching Aggie football as a 5-year-old in the Ted Forbes era and later earned my living covering Aggie football for this very newspaper, I sometimes get asked for my thoughts on the most memorable games in Aggie history. It’s a tough question, given that there […]

December 08, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,