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 ,

‘From Age-in to Sage-ing’ group meets Thursday

Newcomers are welcome at the ongoing Active Older Adult Discussion Group, which will meet from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Admission is free. The group meets on the second Thursday of each month to explore aspects of the conscious […]

August 07, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

White featured on ‘Davisville’

The next two editions of the local radio talk show “Davisville” feature an interview with Rob White, hired by Davis in March to be the city’s first chief innovation officer. The topics in part 1, which debuted Monday, include the reason for his job, how he works, the techDavis group that originally paid half his […]

August 07, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

U.S. evacuates Yemen embassy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military evacuated non-essential U.S. government personnel from Yemen on Tuesday due to the high risk of attack by al-Qaida that has triggered temporary shutdowns of 19 American diplomatic posts across the Middle East and Africa. The State Department said in a travel warning that it ordered the evacuation “due to […]

August 06, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Cardboard cop cuts crime

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The burly officer watching over the bike racks at a Boston-area transportation hub is a real stiff. As part of an effort to cut crime at the Alewife MBTA subway and bus station in Cambridge, transit police placed a cardboard cutout of a police officer in the bicycle cage. Hundreds of […]

August 06, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Woodland man is city’s third hit-and-run fatality this summer

A 53-year-old man became Woodland’s third hit-and-run fatality in just over a month when he was struck by a vehicle early Monday morning. Douglas William Gatie of Woodland died at the scene of the collision, which occurred at about 1:15 a.m. at Main and Walnut streets, Woodland police Sgt. Steve Guthrie said. Emergency personnel arrived […]

August 06, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Downtown crash leads to DUI arrest

A two-car collision in downtown Davis early Monday led to the arrest of a 21-year-old man on suspicion of drunken driving, police said. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said Allen Mao of Davis was at the wheel of a vehicle that failed to stop at the intersection of Third and F streets and struck another vehicle shortly […]

August 06, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Police: Man pulled gun on process server

Davis police arrested a local man who allegedly pulled a gun on a process server Saturday. Tony Villanueva, 65, was taken into custody following the incident, which Lt. Glenn Glasgow said was reported at about 5:30 p.m. after the alleged victim tried to serve court papers at Villanueva’s home in the 900 block of Plum […]

August 06, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Wolk bill to prevent cigarette sales tax evasion moves to governor

On a bipartisan 68-0 vote Monday, the California Assembly approved legislation by Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, to close a loophole in state law that enables some tobacco manufacturers to avoid paying millions of dollars in state excise tax for the cigarettes they sell in California. The bill, SB 680, now moves to the governor for his […]

August 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,