Woman suspected in stabbing at Woodland motel

Woodland police arrested a 44-year-old woman Tuesday for allegedly stabbing a man during an argument at a local motel. Sgt. Jason Brooks said officers were summoned at about 2:40 p.m. to a gas station at West and Main streets, where they found the 41-year-old victim with a non-life-threatening knife wound to his arm. He was […]

June 26, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

WAC to make recommendation on fluoridation

After listening to two meetings worth of heated debate between community members about the pros and cons of adding fluoride to the city’s drinking water, the Water Advisory Committee finally will sit down Thursday and make its recommendation to the City Council on the matter. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. in the Community […]

June 26, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Carnitas dinner raises funds for scholarship

Folklorico Latino de Woodland will host a carnitas dinner fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 28, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles of Woodland, 37650 Hwy 16. The funds will help support The Marina Ramirez Scholarship Fund and the 27th annual showcase “Baile y Passion por el Norte,” which will take place Nov. 23 at the […]

June 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Restorative justice on ‘Davisville’

The Neighborhood Court, a new approach to resolving low-level crimes in Davis and on the UC Davis campus, focuses on “restorative justice.” It resolved its first 16 cases — including alcohol offenses from Picnic Day — in early June. On the current “Davisville,” host Bill Buchanan talks with Yolo County deputy district attorney Christopher Bulkeley about how […]

June 27, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Yolo Federal hosts credit workshop

Learn what factors contribute to your overall credit score and how this number can affect your financial future at Yolo Federal Credit Union’s free credit workshop. This workshop will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at 266 W. Main St. in Woodland. The guest speaker will be Sandy Knutson from Experian. For […]

June 27, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Supervisors OK Laura’s Law pilot program

Yolo County supervisors unanimously approved a pilot program Tuesday allowing for court-ordered involuntary outpatient treatment for certain individuals with serious mental illnesses. The one-year pilot program implements Laura’s Law, a measure passed by the state in 2003 in the wake of a killing spree by a Nevada County man with a long history of mental […]

June 26, 2013 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Raze the roof

A demolition crew began taking down the aging Davis High School Multipurpose Room (MPR) on Tuesday morning. Constructed in the 1960s, the building’s sawtooth-pattern roof had developed leaks repeatedly over the decades. The MPR was abruptly closed in October 2010 when toxic mold was found in the area beneath the roof. The Davis school board […]

June 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Full speed ahead for new discovery art exhibit

By Erie Vitiello This summer the Davis Art Center’s Tsao Gallery will once again be turned into a dynamic, hands-on discovery center and exhibit space, as the second annual Discovery Art program gets underway on July 13. “Momentum: Art in Action/Creativity in Motion” will investigate physical momentum and things that move — flying creatures, bikes, […]

June 26, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Enjoy a parents’ night out

Pole Line Road Baptist Church is hosting a Parents’ Night Out from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 28, at 770 Pole Line Road. Parents’ Night Out is an evening of games, crafts, Bible stories, movies and refreshments for children, while parents spend some time on their own. All children, infants through sixth grade may […]

June 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

All are invited to join the Fourth of July Kiddie Parade

The Davis Kiwanis Club is once again hosting the annual Fourth of July Kiddie Parade. This Davis tradition has been going on for more than 70 years. The Kiwanis Club invites all children and their families who wish to participate to decorate their bikes and come on down and join the parade. This year parade […]

June 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Meet the new DHS principal Monday

Staff, students, parents and community members are invited to meet the new Davis High School’s principal, Will Brown, at an informal gathering from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 1, at the DHS quad. Refreshments will be provided by The Hotdogger.

June 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

High court sends back Texas race-based plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Affirmative action in college admissions survived Supreme Court review Monday in a consensus decision that avoided the difficult constitutional issues surrounding a challenge to the University of Texas admission plan. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the court’s 7-1 ruling that said a court should approve the use of race as a factor in […]

June 25, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

High court voids key part of Voting Rights Act

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act cannot be enforced unless Congress comes up with a new way of determining which states and localities require federal monitoring of elections. The justices said in 5-4 vote that the law Congress most recently renewed in 2006 […]

June 25, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Sole water contract bidder admits to fraud

So, it turns out the sole remaining bidder for the Woodland-Davis water contract and our hard-earned dollars that come with it is a Colorado-based outfit named CH2M Hill that recently admitted to its role in defrauding the federal government at the former nuclear weapons complex in Hanford, Washington. Given the disturbing facts of CH2M Hill’s […]

June 25, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,