Project Linus plans next meeting

Anyone who enjoys quilting, knitting or sewing is invited to come to the next gathering of Project Linus of Yolo County from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Volunteers make blankets for children in the community who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need. A record total of 1,368 […]

July 07, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Yolo County CASA seeks volunteer child advocates

Yolo County CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates) trains, screens and supports volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in the foster care system. After successfully completing our 30-hour training and rigorous background screening, volunteers are appointed by the juvenile dependency court judge to advocate for a child in the foster care system. CASAs spend time […]

July 30, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

72-year-old arrested in Woodland stabbing

Police arrested a 72-year-old Woodland man on Wednesday for assault with a deadly weapon following an altercation with another individual at the Hotel Woodland. Woodland police had been called to the hotel at 436 Main St., at about 7 p.m. Wednesday following report of a battery and found that a 49-year-old Woodland man had been […]

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

ID released in Woodland boy’s death

A 2-year-old Woodland boy who died after being struck by a vehicle Thursday morning has been identified by Sacramento County coroner’s officials as Elijah Lewis. The boy, who would have turned 3 on July 27, died of injuries he sustained in the parking lot of the Bel Air shopping center on Pioneer Avenue in Woodland, […]

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

Two men arrested in connection with series of thefts

Two Yolo County residents have been arrested in connection with at least 12 different thefts that have taken place in Davis, Woodland and other locations throughout the county. David McGuire, 29, of Woodland, and Calli Garcia, 30, of Yolo County, were booked at the Yolo County Jail on charges of possession of stolen property. Woodland […]

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

Davisite will ply the pedals for the trees

Julia Bartens, a Davis resident and urban forestry researcher, will cycle 585 miles from Niagara Falls to Toronto this summer with the Stihl Tour des Trees. The ride, now in its 22nd year, is the signature fundraising event for the Tree Research and Education Endowment (TREE) Fund, and America’s largest fundraiser for tree research and […]

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

Volunteers sought for county advisory boards

Volunteers are being sought to fill vacancies on dozens of Yolo County advisory bodies. To apply, visit (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 exist on the Area 4 Agency on Aging; Aviation Advisory Committee; Board of Directors […]

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

Local Mideast expert will speak in Davis

Sacramento resident Alison Weir, an internationally recognized writer and speaker, will speak from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis, on “Against Our Better Judgment: The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel.” Weir’s talk will include little-known information from her upcoming […]

July 07, 2013 | Posted in Press Release | Tagged ,

Workshops help with health care decisions

A series of workshops focused on advanced care planning — making decisions about future health care for oneself or a loved one — will begin this week. Each workshop runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at Woodland Christian Church, 509 College St. in Woodland, and features presenter Peggy Phelps, a caregiver resource consultant with the […]

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

Marchers promise a ‘human oil slick’

“Separation of Oil & State: Follow the Money,” a march that examines the connections between government and oil lobbyists, will take place at noon Thursday in downtown Sacramento. Organizers from 350 Sacramento and Stop Fooling CA will create a “human oil slick” to raise awareness about the impact of the oil lobby on government. Those […]

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

Wolk bill to help fund local projects moves to Assembly floor

The Assembly Appropriations Committee voted last week to approve Senate Bill 33 by state Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, to remove obstacles to financing public works using infrastructure financing districts. The bill will next be heard on the Assembly floor. “IFDs use growth in property taxes, not new taxes, to finance important projects like highways and […]

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

In Oregon, a plan to eliminate tuition and loans at state colleges

By Richard Pérez-Peña Going to college can seem like a choice between impossibly high payments while in school or a crushing debt load for years afterward, but one state is experimenting with a third way. Last week, the Oregon Legislature approved a plan that could allow students to attend state colleges without paying tuition or […]

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

Food given to needy local residents

The Food Bank of Yolo County will distribute food to eligible Davis residents on Wednesday, July 17, as follows: * From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Davisville Apartments on Kennedy Place; * From 11 a.m. to noon at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St.; and * From 6 to 7 p.m. at the […]

July 11, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Saylor meets constituents Tuesday at Peet’s

Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor will hold “office hours” from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Tuesday at Peet’s Coffee & Tea in The Marketplace, 1411 W. Covell Blvd. in Davis. The purpose of this session is to listen to community concerns and questions about county issues and operations. Saylor can be reached on Yolo County business […]

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