Garamendi: ‘Hands off’ Medicare, Social Security

Buoyed by an improved long-term prognosis for Medicare and one that looks no worse for Social Security, Rep. John Garamendi vowed to defend both from major changes. “It’s very simple: Keep your hands off Medicare, keep your hands off Social Security,” Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, told an audience of more than 100 people at the Davis […]

June 02, 2013 | Posted in U.S. Congress | Tagged ,

Whole Foods benefits Cal Aggie Camp

Local residents who shop Wednesday at Whole Foods Market in Davis will be supporting Cal Aggie Camp, which provides underprivileged and inner-city youths an opportunity to experience the outdoors and enjoy being a kid. The grocer in Davis Commons, 500 First St., will donate 5 percent of gross sales Wednesday to the camp, which was […]

June 04, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Senior Center roundtable session set Thursday

The Davis Senior Center will offer the public an opportunity to learn all about senior services at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Senior Center multipurpose room, 646 A St. Although the Friendship Rewards Card Program  has been postponed, staff will explain activities, services, fees and information on the Senior Scene newsletter. Senior Center supervisor Maria […]

June 02, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Tea Time backs crisis nursery

Local residents are invited to the fourth annual “Tea Time” fundraiser Sunday, where they will relax and enjoy flavored iced or hot teas and fresh baked treats prepared by five Davis High School student hostesses. Seatings will be at 2, 3 and 4 p.m. in the garden of 1229 Deodara in South Davis. RSVP to [email protected] or call 530-792-1297. Tickets […]

June 02, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged

For the record

The Davis High School Madrigal Singers will perform a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Monday, June 10, at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, 1017 11th St. in Sacramento. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted with gratitude. A portion of the proceeds collected will be donated to Autism Speaks and some will defray costs […]

June 02, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Get your hands busy at Waldorf’s summer camps

The Davis Waldorf School will offer four one-week sessions of handcrafts and woodworking in its Summergarden summer camp for children ages 7-11 (entering second through sixth grades). Each session will include a topic, from woodworking to natural dyeing and felting to spinning and weaving and more. The school is at 3100 Sycamore Lane in North […]

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

Davis Democrats raise glass at Champagne brunch

The Davis Democratic Club will host its 23rd annual Champagne Brunch on Sunday, June 9. “The Champagne Brunch is the Democratic Club’s liveliest and most well-attended event of the year,” said club president Arun Sen. “We are expecting a number of senior Democratic officeholders bringing news from the Capitol, the Yolo County supervisors’ chambers and […]

June 02, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Woodland man shot outside home

A 31-year-old Woodland man is expected to survive after being shot in the chest Friday night, according to police. Sgt. Steve Sexton said the victim was standing outside his home in the 100 block of Fourth Street at about 10:30 p.m. when he was approached by two suspects, one of whom reportedly pulled out a […]

June 02, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Rural crash critically injures driver, damages train warning system

A single-car crash east of Woodland left a man critically injured Thursday and a railroad crossing temporarily without a functioning warning system, according to the California Highway Patrol. The driver, 22-year-old Brandon Michael Burnett of Washington, was traveling southbound Old River Road near County Road 124 at a high rate of speed and lost control […]

June 02, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Woodland police investigate two armed robberies

Two people were robbed at gunpoint just minutes apart Thursday night in Woodland, police said. The first victim, a 46-year-old Woodland resident, called police at 9:45 p.m. to report being robbed by two Latino male juveniles as he walked home from a convenience store in the 1200 block of East Main Street. One of the […]

June 02, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Former Dixon coach accused of unlawful sexual conduct with girl, 17

A former youth sports coach from Dixon was jailed in lieu of $1 million bail Thursday on suspicion of having an intimate relationship with — and later threatening — an underage girl, Davis police announced Friday. Troy Anthony Hensley, 37, is alleged to have engaged in the relationship with the girl, a 17-year-old Dixon resident, […]

June 02, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Village Harvest: Reaping the suburban bounty

Yolo County farm fields bloom perennially with a diverse range of crops, part of California’s reputation as a provider for the world. However, the fruit grown in many of Davis’ own back yards often goes to waste.

The Davis branch of Village Harvest marked its fourth anniversary in May. The organization now boasts a contact list of 600 volunteers, more than 500 of whom have harvested at least once. However, the large-scale nature of the Davis Village Harvest is a far cry from its beginnings.

Retired couple Greg Gibbs and his wife Pam volunteered extensively for then-Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign in 2008 …

More heavy storms on tap for the Midwest

WALDRON, Ark. (AP) — Forecasters warned that large hail and more tornadoes could strafe parts of Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri on Friday, a day after powerful storms and floods killed at least three people in the storm-weary region. Up to a dozen tornadoes touched down in mostly rural parts of Arkansas on Thursday, as well […]

May 31, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

U.S. woman facing drug charge released in Mexico

NOGALES, Mexico (AP) — An Arizona woman held in a Mexico jail for a week on a drug-smuggling charge was freed and traveled back to the U.S. after a court reviewed her case, including key security footage, and dismissed the allegations. Yanira Maldonado, 42, walked out of the prison on the outskirts of Nogales, Mexico, […]

May 31, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,