March trial slated for Davis double-homicide suspect

A March trial date has been set for a 16-year-old Davis boy accused of fatally stabbing an elderly couple last spring. Yolo Superior Court Stephen Mock set the date during a hearing Thursday morning where Marsh’s attorney, Deputy Public Defender Ron Johnson, sought additional time to prepare his case beyond the 60-day time period requested […]

October 18, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Governor signs four of Yamada’s bills

Four measures authored by Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, recently were signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. “I appreciate Governor Brown’s signature on bills that we sent to his desk in support of California’s vulnerable adults and at-risk youth,” Yamada said. The following bills have been signed into law: * AB 394, Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders […]

October 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD seeks transparency with police oversight board

UC Davis unveiled this week its vision of an independent civilian oversight board for the campus police department, its creation just one dozens of recommendations to emerge from the pepper-spraying controversy of Nov. 18, 2011. The board’s mission: to strengthen the relationship between the campus community and police by establishing an open, transparent process “that […]

October 18, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Sketchy artists

As part of Davis Downtown’s monthlong celebration of art known as ARTober, the two-day F St. Screever Fest continues from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday in front of Armadillo Music, 205 F St.; nestware, 207 F St.; and Paulina’s Boutique, 207 F St. Suite A. On Thursday, Kelly Edward took time to draw in […]

October 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Farm-to-school programs yield nutritious (and tasty) results

By Pam Kan-Rice If kids are introduced to fruits and vegetables at school, will they be more likely to choose to eat produce on an ongoing basis? That’s the hope of University of California researchers who studied schools that served meals prepared with local produce. The dramatic rise of obesity and diabetes in children has […]

October 18, 2013 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Birding trip planned Sunday to Lake Solano

The public is invited to a free bird-watching trip Sunday with the Yolo Audubon Society to Lake Solano along Putah Creek west of Winters. Those interested should meet near Big 5 Sporting Goods at The Marketplace shopping center, Covell Boulevard and Sycamore Lane in West Davis, at 7:30 a.m. Birders of all skill levels are […]

October 18, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Explorit: Spooky science fundraiser at museum

When darkness falls, the Explorit lab will come alive for a hair-raising fundraiser for the whole family, Spooky Science Nights, on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25-26, and Halloween night. Discover what lurks beneath the surface by testing different slimes in the Goo Room. Experience the thrills and chills of chemistry as you experiment with states […]

October 18, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Yolo Hospice: Making connections and raising awareness

By Cynthia Wolff Yolo Hospice participated in the Senior Fair on Tuesday at the Davis Senior Center, which offered an opportunity for flu shots, blood pressure checks and general wellness information. A number of people stopped by our table to say thank you and related stories of their experience of hospice, some from other states […]

October 20, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Local troops celebrate Scouting milestone

The community is invited to “Scouting, A Century of Honor,” a program commemorating the 100th anniversary of the partnership between The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Boy Scouts of America. The tribute will be broadcast locally at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the LDS Stake Center, 850 Pioneer Ave. in Woodland, and […]

October 25, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Mud Run on Saturday will benefit Woodland Christian School

Organizers have been working hard preparing for Woodland’s third annual Mud Run, to be held Saturday at Woodland Christian High School, 1787 Matmor Road. More than 450 runners are already signed up to participate and at least 600 people are expected. “The Woodland Mud Run is not just a 5K run; it involves a muddy, […]

October 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Scientist-turned-novelist will present his new book

Author Thomas A. Cahill of Davis will present a talk about his newest novel “Ark: Diaspora,” the second installment in his science fiction adventure “Ark Asteroid” trilogy, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. It is the sequel to “Ark: Asteroid Impact,” published last December. Picking up where […]

October 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Crafters sought for Gibson House Christmas Gala

Local decorators and crafters are being recruited to participate in the seventh Gibson House Christmas Gala (formerly the Festival of Trees) on Thursday, Dec. 5. This year’s gala will be held at the historic Lowe-Hohenwarter home, 458 First St. in Woodland. The Queen Anne home was built in 1890 and has a 48-foot tower with […]

October 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Local farm’s story resonates near and far

Kids sent off to college, weddings, funerals, worry, hope; there’s a vast array of things one may witness in five years’ worth of a family’s life.

And in the creation of “The Last Crop,” a film that focuses on a local family farm’s uncertain future, documentarian Chuck Schultz has seen all the above.

For the past five years, Schultz has been a fly on the wall, so to say, watching Jeff and Annie Main of Good Humus Produce in Yolo County experience plenty of milestones.

October 18, 2013 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged , ,

Record recycling for move-in weekend

The final numbers are in: UC Davis diverted a record 14,604 pounds of cardboard and 309 pounds of foam packaging from the landfill on move-in weekend. In all, UCD diverted 55 percent of the waste generated as about 4,800 new students moved into campus housing Sept. 21-22, according to Kim Ericksen, spokesperson for Dart Container, […]

October 18, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,