Sand, asphalt spill after big rigs collide

A rural Yolo County intersection was shut down for several hours Wednesday after two big rigs collided, spilling loads of sand and hot asphalt onto the roadway. California Highway Patrol Officer Bryan Konvalin said the spills occurred shortly before 11:30 a.m. as the two rigs veered to avoid colliding at the T-intersection of County Roads […]

May 17, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Woodland police shut down gambling operations

Woodland police reported busting two gambling facilities Thursday during a joint operation with the California Department of Justice and the Yolo County High-Tech Task Force. Sgt. Brett Hancock said search warrants were served at 3 p.m. at 1810 E. Main St. and 825 East St. in Woodland, with officers seizing computers and cash at both […]

May 17, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

UC Davis Student Center meets green standard

The new Student Community Center at UC Davis has been certified LEED platinum by the U.S. Green Building Council, the university announced Thursday. That gives UCD five facilities that have attained the top Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating — the most in the 10-campus UC system. “The project met the high standards of […]

May 19, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Two PGE transformers go up in flames in Old East Davis

Elsa Ruiz-Duran was startled awake early Tuesday morning by a loud explosion just outside her Old East Davis home. Jumping quickly out of bed, she slipped on some flip-flops, grabbed her keys and headed for the door to see what had caused the noise, only to be greeted by yet a second loud and “terrifying” […]

May 17, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

District grappling with big increase in student suicide risk assessments

It seems to come out of the blue. Davis High School head counselor Courtenay Tessler will be in her office with a student who needs a transcript, or help deciding which class to take or what college to apply to. Together they’ll take care of whatever it is the student needs, Tessler will sign a […]

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

Zumbathon raises funds for Explorit

Join Explorit Science Center at The Klubhouse 2 in West Sacramento from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 1, for a special Zumbathon to support local science education. This will be a great opportunity to enjoy some high-energy cardio fitness dance fun and help provide hands-on science activities and interactive learning for our community. Zumba […]

May 17, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Most UCD students satisfied with education; more worry about finances

Eighty-two percent of UC Davis undergraduates are satisfied with the education they’re receiving, but students also are increasingly concerned about its value and its costs. That’s according to the biennial UC Undergraduate Experience Survey, which found that 82 percent of students systemwide said they were satisfied with their education — a percentage UC says has […]

May 17, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

6 things to ask before booking a summer vacation

By Scott Mayerowitz It’s May. Memorial Day and the end of the school year are in sight. Suddenly, you’re thinking about a summer vacation. A little advance planning — and some insider tips — can save you a lot of money. Whether you’re booking airfare, a car rental or a hotel room, there are questions […]

May 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Davis actor lands role in new ABC comedy

Child actor and rising television star JJ Totah has landed a new show in prime time beginning in the fall. Totah will be a regular on the ABC show, “Back in the Game,” airing Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. — right before the hit comedy, “Modern Family.” “Back in the Game” is about a single mom […]

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

Reduced summer hours set for Winters Library

Summer hours at the Winters Community Library, a branch of the Yolo County Library system, will begin Monday, June 3. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The library will be closed on Fridays and Sundays. The reduced summer […]

May 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yee-haw! Street Food Rodeo set for June 7

A Street Food Rodeo is rolling back into Davis on Friday, June 7. Sixteen street food vendors from Davis, Sacramento, Sonoma and San Francisco will line Sixth Street at G Street from 4 to 9 p.m. that day. The rodeo also will feature contra dancing with music by the Faulkner Family Band and caller Talib […]

May 26, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Contra dance, cakewalk benefit YCCC

A contra dance and cakewalk to benefit the Yolo Community Care Continuum are planned Thursday, May 30, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Music will be provided by Blackbird and dances will be called by Erik Hoffman. Doors open at 7 p.m. and dancing begins at 7:15 p.m. A cakewalk […]

May 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fantastic Fowl Food Finale concludes Tour de Cluck events

A month of activities celebrating the Tour de Cluck, a bicycle tour of backyard chicken coops in Davis, will wrap up with the Fantastic Fowl Food Finale from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Sutter Davis Hospital. The event is a benefit for the Yolo Farm to Fork Foundation, one of the two […]

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

Lake Berryessa cleanup, picnic celebrate World Environment Day

On Sunday, June 2, Lake Berryessa will host its third annual celebration of World Environment Day with a cleanup of the lakeshore followed by a picnic lunch. The event begins at 9:30 a.m., with cleanup activities running from 10 a.m. to noon. Post-cleanup festivities will take place at Markley Cove Resort. The event is sponsored […]

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