UCD to host Spanish-language health event

The UC Davis Health System will hold its sixth annual free public Spanish Mini-Medical School for middle-aged and older adults and caregivers from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the UC Davis MIND Institute. The event provides an opportunity for Spanish speakers to learn about health issues in their native language from […]

August 11, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Teen found safe in Idaho; alleged abductor killed

CASCADE, Idaho (AP) — A man suspected of killing a California woman and her young son before fleeing with her 16-year-old daughter was killed in the Idaho wilderness Saturday, and the teen was found safe, authorities said. James Lee DiMaggio, 40, was killed at the north end of Morehead Lake, San Diego County Sheriff William […]

August 11, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Crews searching for missing investigator find body

OAKLAND (AP) — Authorities made a grim discovery after finding a woman’s body near a Northern California park during an extensive search for a missing federal investigator. As crews searched for 50-year-old Sandra Coke, Oakland police spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson said the body has not been identified and was taken by the Alameda County coroner late […]

August 11, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Watch artists at work

Artist John Natsoulas surveys the prep table Saturday as members of his team bring a huge downtown Davis scene to life on the west-facing wall of the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. The mural, funded by a donation from Dave Rosenberg, will encompass four panels depicting a street scene in Davis, with a juxtaposition of […]

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

Cannery project enters home stretch

After almost a decade of visioning, public outreach, delay, withdrawal, revival, planning and fine-tuning, The Cannery project and the ConAgra team behind the proposal appear only months away from leaping over their final hurdle in developing the housing project.

If the final design receives the blessing from a majority of the City Council in October, it would allow the food corporation to build its long-pursued neighborhood in North Davis.

In the nine years since the residential neighborhood was first imagined …

Authors’ topics vary from nut bread to climate change

Here’s a look at a selection of new works by UC Davis authors — and one book about one of UCD’s best-known art professors: * “Tasting Home: Coming of Age in the Kitchen” by Judith Newton (Perfect Paperback, $16.95, 322 pages). Already an accomplished writer of fiction and nonfiction, Newton illustrates in this memoir how […]

August 11, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Three weeks left for Sutter market

Only three weeks remain for the Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market, brings farm-fresh food to West Davis every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Aug. 29. The market is held at the hospital’s main entrance, 2000 Sutter Place, and features produce, local honey, eggs and olive oil, baked goods, flowers, plants and garden starts. […]

August 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Hays Truck Museum is moving to Reno

The Hays Antique Truck Museum is leaving Woodland moving to Reno, says Rich Jenness, president of the board of the Heidrick Ag History Center, where the museum is co-located now, at 1962 Hays Lane. “The Heidrick Ag History Center will be sorry to see them go,” Jenness says, “but it is also an excellent opportunity […]

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

Davis police warn of local solicitor scam

Davis police are warning the public about a possible scam involving solicitors who claim to help underprivileged kids, but appear to be stealing from their donors instead. According to Lt. Glenn Glasgow, the Police Department received complaints in June and July from two residents who reported being the victims of fraud. Both said they were […]

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

Indecent-exposure suspects enter not-guilty pleas

WOODLAND — The two state employees accused of taking part in an indecent-exposure incident at Community Park last month paired up again Friday, this time to plead not guilty to criminal charges in Yolo Superior Court. Nicholas Robert Bowen, 61, and Wenyi Xu, 30, entered their pleas before Commissioner Janene Beronio, who assigned the case […]

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

Fire, ambulance crew revive Davis man

The Davis Fire Department says a man who collapsed in his home Thursday night is on the mend after being revived by fire and ambulance crews. Spokeswoman Evelyn George said the 60-year-old man had no pulse when crews arrived at his home in the 600 block of Flamenco Place at about 7:20 p.m. Emergency personnel […]

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

Recycle DHS graduation caps, gowns

Davis resident Joan Anton lends blue Davis High School graduation caps and gowns for free, recycling them and keeping them out of the Yolo County Landfill. She has received some caps and gowns from Class of 2013 graduates who enjoyed the use of these free items rather than purchasing them, but she’s looking for more. […]

October 31, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Meet new DHS principal on Monday

Newly hired Davis High School Principal Will Brown will be on the DHS quad, 315 W. 14th St., to meet students and their families from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday. All are welcome to take this opportunity to get to know Brown before the start of the 2013-14 school year on Wednesday, Aug. 28.

August 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Parolee questioned about missing federal investigator

OAKLAND (AP) — An extensive search was underway in Northern California on Thursday night for a missing federal criminal defense investigator after a parolee was identified as a person of interest in her disappearance, authorities said. More than 50 local, state and federal investigators combing an area around the Solano County Fairgrounds in Vallejo overnight […]

August 09, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,