Older adult discussion group meets Feb. 13

New readers are invited to join the ongoing Active Older Adult Discussion Group on Thursday, Feb. 13, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The group meets in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The discussion group meets on the second Thursday to explore aspects of the conscious […]

February 07, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Food will be given to needy residents

The Yolo Food Bank will distribute food to eligible Davis residents on Wednesday, Feb. 19, as follows: * From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Davisville Apartments on Kennedy Place; * From 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St.; and * From 5 to 6 p.m. at the Owendale […]

February 09, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Not-guilty plea for driver accused of causing fatal Davis crash

WOODLAND — A Woodland man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to felony vehicular manslaughter and hit-and-run charges stemming from a pair of weekend collisions in Davis, one of which killed an elderly woman. Armando Arias Gonzalez Jr., 39, confirmed his name to Yolo Superior Court Commissioner Janene Beronio through a Spanish language interpreter. His attorney, Clemente […]

February 06, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

New judge assigned to Davis homicide case

A new judge has been assigned to hear the trial of a Davis woman accused of causing her young daughter’s death last fall. Because of the anticipated length of Aquelin Crystal Talamantes’ trial, the case was reassigned from Yolo Superior Court Judge David Reed to Judge Stephen Mock, who typically presides over the court’s lengthier […]

February 06, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Website: Davis is one of the top 10 best places to raise a family

Top NerdWallet-ranked cities in California: 1. Clovis 2. Folsom 3. Yuba City 4. Murrieta 5. Irvine 6. Lake Forest 7. Redlands 8. Roseville 9. Davis 10. Walnut Creek They are the kind of things people think about when moving to their dream city as they make plans to start a family. How good are the […]

February 06, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Take me home?

Pixie Stix is a 4- to 5-year-old spayed female miniature pinscher. She’s tiny, sweet and has a gentle nature. Josy is a friendly spayed female mastiff/American bulldog cross. She’s gentle, easy to be around and loves people of all ages. Meet them and many other dogs available for adoption through Rotts of Friends Animal Rescue on […]

February 07, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Woodland health care facility to open soon

The Hansen Family Health Center will open this spring in Woodland to expand CommuniCare Health Centers’ services in the county, providing new facilities for medical, dental and perinatal care as well as behavioral health services and substance abuse treatment.

With small beginnings 42 years ago when it was known as the Davis Free Clinic, CommuniCare Health Centers is now a federally qualified health center and offers five sites throughout Yolo County — the Davis Community Clinic, the Esparto Dental Clinic, Salud Clinic in West Sacramento, the Peterson Clinic in Woodland and the John H. Jones Clinic in Woodland.

Chemists turn plant waste into ‘biogasoline’

Gasoline-like fuels can be made from cellulosic materials such as farm and forestry waste using a new process invented by UC Davis chemists. The process could open up new markets for plant-based fuels, beyond existing diesel substitutes. “What’s exciting is that there are lots of processes to make linear hydrocarbons, but until now nobody has […]

February 11, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Study: Countries could slow obesity by controlling fast food

Governments could slow — and even reverse — the growing epidemic of obesity by taking measures to counter fast-food consumption, according to a new study led by a UC Davis researcher.  The study showed that fast-food purchases were independent predictors of increases in the average body mass index (BMI) in the United States and 24 […]

February 06, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Legal experts to discuss gay marriage issues

The UC Davis Law Review will host “Not Equal Yet: Building Upon Foundations of Relationship Equality” from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at King Hall. The event will feature panel discussions by legal scholars in constitutional law, family law and religion addressing the legal framework surrounding same-sex marriage. Topics will include constitutional rights, religious […]

February 06, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Yolo County CASA trains volunteer advocates

Yolo County CASA will hold orientations every Thursday at noon and the last Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. in its offices at 724 Main St., Suite 102 in Woodland. The agency trains, screens and supports volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in the foster care system. After successfully completing a 30-hour […]

February 25, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Animal Services seeks owner of biting dog in Davis

Yolo County Animal Services is seeking the public’s help in locating a dog that bit a woman Saturday near Central Park in Davis. Officials say the woman was bitten sometime between 3 and 4 p.m. when she bent down to pet the dog, described as a small brown Chihuahua mix. The apparent owner, a white […]

February 06, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Give the county your advice, expertise

Local residents are being sought to fill vacancies on two dozen Yolo County advisory bodies. For more information on the commissions and specific vacancies, and to submit an application, visit www.yolocounty.org (go to Government > Board of Supervisors > Advisory Bodies), call the clerk of the board’s office at 530-666-8195 or contact your Yolo County […]

February 06, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Woodlanders may apply for community garden plots

This past fall, Yolo County dedicated the Hannah and Herbert Bauer Community Garden adjacent to the Herbert Bauer Health and Alcohol, Drug & Mental Health Building at 137 N. Cottonwood St. in Woodland. The county is now accepting applications for garden plot rentals. The community garden is a quarter-acre plot of land that has multiple […]

February 13, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,