Two companies that are international powerhouses in the bioagricultural field — both of which have long-standing research-and-development operations in Davis, employing dozens of Ph.D.s — announced a $300 million cooperative agreement Tuesday. Novozymes and Monsanto will enter into “a long-term strategic alliance to transform research and commercialization of sustainable microbial products that will provide a new […]
A free parenting education workshop will run from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, in the Conference Room at the Yolo County Office Building, 600 A St. in Davis. This workshop looks at the holidays and the mixed feelings that come with this time that is supposed to be happy for everyone. It will […]
Employees from the U.S. Department of Agriculture celebrated the holidays again this year by giving. Thirty needy Yolo County children and five adults will find a few more treasures under their Christmas trees this year, thanks to these USDA Secret Santas. Donated toys, clothing and other holiday treats were collected Tuesday in the lobby of […]
The ninth annual Historic Area Luminaria Display will take place Sunday evening in Woodland. Many residents of First and College streets (between Lincoln and Marshall streets) will be participating, along with others on the 500 blocks of Second and Third streets and Pendegast Street off of College. The best viewing times are between 5:30 and […]
In the holiday spirit, the Second Friday ArtAbout is allowing patrons the opportunity to put the adage “It’s better to give than receive” into practice. Aside from enjoying the traditional artists’ receptions and art viewings, individuals have the opportunity to purchase various items with proceeds going to help typhoon victims in the Philippines. Various artists […]
WINTERS — A tip, followed by “good old-fashioned detective work” helped authorities track down the man wanted on suspicion of slaying his ex-girlfriend in Winters, law-enforcement officials said at a news conference held Tuesday to discuss that morning’s arrest. But it will be at least several days before William Carl Gardner III is brought from […]
This Woodland Veterinary Hospital will offer its veterinary science investigation class from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Jan. 7, at the hospital, 445 Matmor Road in Woodland. The class is free and open to boys and girls ages 10 and older. It will include hands-on activities, a tour of the hospital and pet hotel, and […]
Several city offices will be closed or have shorter hours during the winter holidays. The following offices will be closed starting Friday, Dec. 20, through Friday, Jan. 3: * City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. (city manager’s office, finance, community development and sustainability, public works administration) * Community services corporation yard, 1818 Fifth St. * Fire […]
The TANA Community Art Center will host its 2013 fall open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at 1224 Lemen Ave. in Woodland. TANA is a program of the UC Davis department of Chicano studies and is supported by ASSETS, the Yolo Family Resource Center’s after-school program for high school students in Woodland. All […]
The Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter is seeking volunteers to help from now through March 15. Volunteers must be 18 or older or supervised by an adult. Positions available include: * Intake: A 5 to 6:30 p.m. shift to screen guests at 345 L St.; * Drivers: Transporting guests between 6 to 7 p.m. from the […]
Why is it that certain people need to learn the same lesson over and over again? Hint: This story is about my inability to learn from experience. To be fair, I did learn one lesson that I regularly heed: Many years ago, I read a travel article about whether it was better to drive or […]
So what if you need to lose a few pounds? If you’re overweight but your metabolic readings are normal, you might think there’s no compelling health reason to get in shape. But new research, published last week in the Annals of Internal Medicine, suggests you need to think again. There is no such thing as […]
In 2009, David Breaux began standing at Third and C streets to ask passers-by to define compassion, and to write their definition in his notebook. As 2013 ends, he’s still at it, having collected 10,000 definitions, about a third of which have been gathered into a book. A bench — built with donations of money, […]
The three-week hunt for an alleged killer led authorities Monday to Las Vegas, where the man suspected of killing his former girlfriend in Winters was apprehended early this morning following a standoff involving two hostages, police said.
William Carl Gardner III was taken into custody after more than six hours of negotiations with local and federal officers at the Camden Pointe Apartments on Tropicana Avenue, about six miles east of the city’s famous casino strip, where Gardner had holed up with a woman and a small child, according to Winters Police Chief Sergio Gutierrez.