Large pot stash leads to arrest

Yolo County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Vallejo man Monday after allegedly discovering 59 pounds of marijuana in his car. John Harrison Bedenfield, 35, was taken into custody following a 1:30 p.m. traffic stop on Interstate 5 and County Road 6 in Dunnigan, where a deputy made the find after smelling the odor of marijuana coming […]

October 16, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Suicidal man saved from freeway overpass

Traffic was diverted from a portion of Interstate 5 in Woodland for about an hour Monday night as law-enforcement officers responded to a suicidal male on a freeway overpass, according to the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department and California Highway Patrol. Sheriff’s spokesman Mark Persons said deputies were notified shortly after 6:30 p.m. of a man […]

October 16, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Attempted beer theft ends with robbery charge

A beer run gone bad led to the arrest of a 50-year-old man on robbery charges Monday, Davis police said. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said officers were summoned at about 3:25 p.m. to the Fast & Easy Mart, 1601 Research Park Drive, where an employee reported that a man had attempted to steal a 30-pack of […]

October 16, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Washington man faces assault charge

A confrontation involving a suspected burglar led to a scuffle, then an arrest on assault charges, Davis police said. It began at about 5:20 a.m. Monday in the 900 block of Cranbrook Court, where a resident spotted a man trying to gain access to parked cars, Lt. Glenn Glasgow said. The witness and another person […]

October 16, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

County health clinics offer flu vaccinations

The Yolo County Health Department will offer free influenza vaccination clinics this fall: * Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at University Covenant Church, 315 Mace Blvd. in Davis; and * Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave. in Winters. Separate from the free clinics, […]

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

Public Safety Fair planned this weekend

The County Fair Mall in Woodland will host a Community Resource & Public Safety Fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The mall is on East Street at Gibson Road. Participants will include Healthy Yolo, Woodland Police Department, Woodland Fire Prevention, Yolo County Environmental Services, Child Health & Prevention Program, Children & […]

October 16, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Wine-tasting fundraiser benefits Advanced Treble Choir

The Davis High School Advanced Treble Choir will host its sixth annual “Uncork for Music” wine-tasting benefit from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. The ATC Parent Support Group will host the afternoon of wine-tasting, epicurean delights, […]

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

Learn the basics of meditation

Alka Khurana, a certified holistic health practitioner in alternative medicine, will offer An Introduction to Meditation Practice from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at International House, 10 College Park in Davis. At the free introductory class, participants will learn the basics of meditation, seated in chairs, not on the floor. Comfortable clothes are […]

October 27, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sacred Circle Dance series set at I-House

A free Sacred Circle Dance series will take place Sunday evenings in November at International House, 10 College Park in Davis. The first class — from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3 — will celebrate El Dia de los Muertos. Instructor Joan Rawles has been teaching this type of simple dance since 1998. Guests […]

October 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UFC awards scholarships at Annual Tea

By Lydia Baskin The University Farm Circle awarded scholarships to five outstanding UC Davis women at its Annual Tea on Oct. 10 at the Buehler Alumni & Visitors Center. The scholarships are presented annually to junior, senior and re-entry students who demonstrate high scholastic achievement, leadership, community service, high goals and volunteerism. University Farm Circle […]

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

Genentech launches major Vacaville expansion

By Brad Stanhope VACAVILLE — Genentech is expanding in Vacaville. The company will spend more than $285 million over the next four years to expand two manufacturing facilities, including the one in Vacaville. It will make the Vacaville plant the largest biotech manufacturing facility in the world. The company announced the expansion in a news […]

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

‘Dogtoberfest’ helps fund a new K-9

“Dogtoberfest,” a fundraiser to support acquisition of a new dog for the Davis Police Department’s K-9 unit, is planned for 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. The event will be a traditional Oktoberfest featuring food, beer and live music. General admission tickets are $20 each […]

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

Fonda to narrate documentary films on California’s changing environment

Academy Award-winning actress Jane Fonda has joined a California team of scientists, educators and media producers working to create inspirational stories about the state’s changing natural environment. Fonda will narrate a two-hour PBS documentary and a companion set of short films that will reach millions of television viewers and visitors at state and national parks […]

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