Shred your documents, donate cereal, coats

Kim Eichorn of Lyon Real Estate will offer free shredding services from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot behind Lyon’s office in downtown Davis. Motorists may access the drop-off location by entering the driveway on the 200 block of D Street between Hunan Restaurant and the Econo Lodge Motel. Eichorn will […]

October 25, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

For fish and rice to thrive in Yolo Bypass, ‘just add water’

From a fish-eye view, rice fields in California’s Yolo Bypass provide an all-you-can-eat bug buffet for juvenile salmon seeking nourishment on their journey to the sea. That’s according to a new report detailing the scientific findings of an experiment that planted fish in harvested rice fields earlier this year, resulting in the fattest, fastest-growing salmon […]

October 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pink Party has something for adults, kids

The second annual Pink Party Trick-or-Treat from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday in Woodland will raise money for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The event, which features booths staffed by home-based business owners, will be at the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall, 345 W. Kentucky Ave. Organizer RoseMary O’Malley walked in the Making Strides event […]

October 25, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Alzheimer’s talk slated Tuesday

An internationally known expert in Alzheimer’s disease and memory care will speak at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave. The public is invited to this free presentation. David Troxel has worked for more than 25 years in the Alzheimer’s care field developing and teaching care techniques as a consultant, writer and speaker. […]

October 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo Audubon trip visits wildlife refuges

The public is invited to join the Yolo Audubon Society to experience one of the great concentrations of wildlife in North America on Saturday. The marshes at Sacramento and Colusa National Wildlife Refuges will be full of waterfowl — geese, swans, ducks and grebes and shorebirds. Depending on conditions, the group will drive the Sacramento […]

October 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

SAT preparation workshop starts Nov. 6

Once again this fall, the Davis school district is offering a fee-based SAT preparation workshop, which will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 6, 13 and 20 and Dec. 4 in Room N-9 at Davis High School. The campus is at 315 W. 14th St. The workshop is designed to prepare high school students […]

November 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Flea Market set this weekend

The Davis Flea Market will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Third Space, a new multipurpose community venue at 946 Olive Drive. The market will feature vintage goods as well as handmade and “upcycled” crafts from local vendors. Sacramento band SunMonks will serenade shoppers with brass-flourished world rhythms and […]

October 25, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Water rate foes want your signature

Proponents of the water rate initiative to repeal the current water rates will be at the Davis Farmers Market on Saturday, collecting signatures on the initiative petition. Opponents of the rates will be on hand to answer questions and hear concerns. For more information or to volunteer to help, call 530-756-6856.

October 25, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Mixed bag when U.S. exam scores compared globally

By Kimberly Hefling WASHINGTON (AP) — So how do U.S. eighth-graders do in math and science when compared to their peers around the globe? Turns out it matters which state they live in, according to a study released Thursday. Massachusetts was the top performing state, but it still lagged behind some Asian countries in terms […]

October 25, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press

Schoolkids hurt as gun goes off during Red Ribbon Week event

CHINO (AP) — Three children were injured by shrapnel after a fellow elementary school student pulled the trigger of an assault rifle mounted on a police motorcycle during a school assembly, authorities said. The AR-15 was locked to the side of the motorcycle that was on display at Newman Elementary School on Wednesday during an […]

October 24, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Dawdling robber nabbed easily at San Diego bank

SAN DIEGO (AP) — You never count your money when you’re sitting at the table. Or when you’re sitting at the scene of a bank robbery, apparently. The FBI says a 60-year-old man sat down in the lobby of a Chase bank branch he’d just robbed and looked through the bag of money he had […]

October 24, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: What if our water is TOO smart?

Public-minded citizen that I am, I received an unsolicited email from the city I love that contained all kinds of personal information, some of it troubling and some of it encouraging. I think this is the city’s version of “tough love,” but who can be sure anymore? Strangely, it was addressed to “Robert,” which is […]

October 24, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

California prisons to change pepper-spray rules

By Don Thompson SACRAMENTO — California prison officials said Wednesday that they will change the rules for using pepper spray on mentally ill inmates, as a federal judge considers whether current practices violate inmates’ civil rights. The corrections department will limit how much pepper spray can be used and how quickly, said spokeswoman Deborah Hoffman. […]

October 24, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Hate-crime defendant jailed following alleged GPS violations

A week before his scheduled sentencing in a Davis hate-crime case, Clayton Daniel Garzon was back in Yolo County Jail custody Wednesday for an alleged pretrial violation that could have an impact on his plea agreement. Dan Fruchtenicht, a supervisor with the Yolo County Probation Department’s pretrial supervision program, said his office, which has supervised […]

October 24, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,