Luminarias will be lighted Sunday in Woodland

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 […]

December 11, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

ArtAbout purchases benefit typhoon relief

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 […]

December 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Police, prosecutors await alleged killer’s extradition

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 […]

December 11, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Students can tour veterinary hospital

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 […]

December 19, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

City offices alter hours during winter holidays

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 […]

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

Community art center hosts open house

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 […]

December 12, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Volunteers sought for winter shelter

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 […]

January 24, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Are We There Yet?: Maybe this is the time I finally learn from my mistakes

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 […]

December 11, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

America, we have a weight problem

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 […]

December 11, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Third & C vigil, four years later, on ‘Davisville’

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, […]

December 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Winters murder suspect caught in Las Vegas

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.

Weather postpones hearing on airliner crash

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wintry weather has forced postponement of a National Transportation Safety Board hearing into the crash-landing of an Asiana jet at San Francisco International Airport in July. The agency said it hopes to reschedule the hearing to later in the week. The crash of the Boeing 777 jet left three teenagers dead. The […]

December 10, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Z Specialty Food to host fourth annual open house event

Z Specialty Food will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at its warehouse, 1250-A Harter Ave. in Woodland. The open house will celebrate the company’s warehouse expansion and 35th year in business. Family co-owners Josh Zeldner, Ishai Zeldner and Amina Harris will play host during the free event, which will […]

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

Charity event to help local and international children

The AJD Angels of Hope, who are hosting their third annual Charitable Giving Back, added an international relief effort to the event, which will run from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the St. James Church Memorial Hall, 1275 B St. Tickets were distributed to all elementary schools to benefit children in the Davis schools […]

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