Davis police make stolen-property arrest

Davis police arrested a 21-year-old man early Tuesday on suspicion of possessing stolen property. Nolan Bell of Davis was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped at about 12:45 a.m. in the 400 block of Mace Boulevard. According to Lt. Glenn Glasgow, the officer found a stolen laptop computer inside the vehicle. Glasgow said […]

August 07, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

UCD study finds invasive fruit flies have made themselves at home

Fruit flies have long plagued the state, but a UC Davis study published Tuesday finds a permanency to these pests that has serious implications for California’s $43.5 billion agricultural industry. The study finds that these once-foreign bugs are now residing in California, despite more than 30 years of state-sponsored programs aimed at eradicating the insects. […]

August 07, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo water association approves regional plan

The Water Resources Association of Yolo County is continuing its long stewardship of local water resources through its involvement with an extensive, regionally focused plan. The project, referred to as the Westside Integrated Regional Water Management Plan, intends to help manage water resources in the region over the next 20 years, including, among other things, […]

August 07, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sac City College’s Davis Center earns LEED silver certification

Sacramento City College announced Monday that its Davis Center has been awarded LEED silver certification, a designation established by the U.S. Green Building Council for buildings that are designed, built and operated to meet stringent energy-efficiency and sustainability standards. The Davis Center, which opened in spring 2011, is the first LEED-certified building in the Los […]

August 07, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo County has vacancies on advisory boards

Local residents are being sought to fill vacancies on Yolo County advisory boards and commissions. For more information or 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 supervisor. Vacancies are available on: Yolo County […]

August 08, 2013 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

UCD researchers receive grant to study depression and suicide in older men

Researchers at UC Davis have received a three-year, $725,000 grant from the National Institute on Mental Health to develop new, creative approaches to decreasing the burden of late-life depression and the risk of suicide among older men. The study will be led by Ladson Hinton, a geriatric psychiatrist and professor in the department of psychiatry […]

August 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Ukraine Scrapbook’ date rescheduled

“Ukraine Scrapbook: A Journey of 105 Years” has been rescheduled from Sept. 22 to Oct. 13 at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The program will begin at 2 p.m. Allan Dolgow’s talk is the story of how he began his family research that started years ago, by accident, when doing […]

September 12, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Free mental health education program offered by NAMI-Yolo

The Yolo County chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill brings back its Family-to-Family education program this fall. The 12-session program helps families and caregivers of people suffering from a brain disorder understand the causes and origins of the illness. Tips also are offered on how to cope with issues that arise in […]

August 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Food will be given to needy residents

The Food Bank of Yolo County will distribute food to eligible Davis residents on Wednesday, Aug. 21, as follows: * At the Davisville Apartments on Kennedy Place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; * At the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., from 11 a.m. to noon; and * At the Owendale Community, 3023 Albany Ave., […]

August 08, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: Courtyard gets a makeover

One of my great pleasures in working at an organization like the Pence Gallery (now in its 38th year), is listening to stories from members about “the old Pence.” Behind our original gallery building at 212 D St. in downtown Davis was a park with brick seating, where theatrical groups and various musical ensembles performed […]

August 07, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Images of Yolo County sought for contest

Are you snapping shots of what makes Yolo County special? If so, your photos could win a prize in a contest sponsored by the Yolo Federal Credit Union that continues through Saturday, Aug. 31. “We have received some really great entries so far, everything from agriculture land to historic downtown Woodland,” said Christina Blackman, the credit […]

August 29, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Grief group for young adults begins

As we get older, we come to expect losing parents, peers and other loved ones to death. But those types of losses can come as a shock to a young adult, leaving them unique among their peers. Yolo Hospice is offering your adults (18 to 25 years old) who have lost a loved one the […]

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

Help offered for women experiencing domestic or sexual violence

An free eight-week class begins Wednesday from 6 to 7:20 p.m. at the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center for the support of adult women who have experienced domestic violence as a child or adult. Open registration will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, or pre-register at 530-665-5332 or 530-661-6336. The group will explore […]

August 07, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Pet loss support group offered

The deep love and strong bonds we have with our pets can evoke profound grief and mourning when the animals die. A pet loss grief support group offered by Yolo Hospice will offer a place of support and understanding for those grieving the loss of their beloved friend and family member. The drop-in group meets […]

September 06, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,