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Accident on CR98 south of Woodland claims Williams resident

A resident of Williams is dead following a two-car collision on County Road 98 near Harlan Lane last Saturday night. The information wasn’t released by the California Highway Patrol until Monday morning, due to the lateness of the accident, occurring around 8:20 p.m.


Teenagers from Esparto, Woodland injured in Yolo County crash

Five teenagers from Woodland and Esparto were injured in a multi-vehicle collision on Saturday that claimed the life of one individual, the California Highway Patrol said in a news release on Monday.


FCC chairman Ajit Pai visits Woodland farms, AgStart

Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Ajit Pai visited Woodland and the Sacramento region on Sunday and Monday, stopping at AgStart in downtown and the Muller Ranch west of town.


It will cost a lot of green to help Woodland stay cool

The amount of green needed to keep Woodland’s trees growing could be considerable. But that isn’t stopping officials from proceeding with a long-term program to maintain the city’s “urban forest” that includes offering free shade trees, planting those trees and perhaps in the future monitoring which


Driver killed, 17-year-old suffers major injuries in head-on crash near Davis

A driver from Williams was killed and the 17-year-old driver of another vehicle was seriously injured in a collision Saturday night on county roads between Woodland and Davis, California Highway Patrol said Monday in a news release.


Alleged leader of huge California drug ring sentenced to federal prison

OAKLAND — A man described by federal authorities as a shrewd, well-organized drug kingpin has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison, court records show. Prosecutors say Carlos “Green Eyes” Hernandez, 52, ran a large-scale “drug trafficking operation with supply and distribution channels exten


Southern California man sentenced to 19 years after bombs found

SANTA ANA (AP) - Authorities say a California man has been sentenced to more than 19 years in prison for transporting and possessing explosives. Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer said Monday the case against 48-year-old Saleh Ali shows how potential attacks can be thwarted by law enforcem


Monday Morning Thoughts: Does Davis Believe in Science?

As we move toward a decision on paid parking – it is disconcerting the extent to which Davis, home of a world class university, ignores science and scientific methods when it serves their purpose. We may fully embrace climate science, but in the past we have ignored things like the science on water


California lawmakers will consider banning cosmetic genital surgery on intersex children

River Gallo has prosthetic testes he says he never asked for and never wanted. Alice Alvarez says she should have been able to decide for herself before a doctor removed her testicles, which one did when she was an infant.


Avocado recall: California stores included in listeria warning

(CNN) — California-grown avocados sold in bulk to retail stores in six states by the Henry Avocado Corporation are being recalled because of potential contamination with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, the company announced on Saturday.


Woodland’s Cesar Chavez celebration relocated due to rain

A 70 percent chance of rain Wednesday has prompted a change of venue for Wednesday’s César Chávez event. Originally scheduled to happen at the Heritage Center, the city’s celebration will instead take place in the Community Center’s banquet room between 5 and 6 p.m.


Weekend of violence leaves five dead

STOCKTON — Five people were killed as the result of gun violence in Stockton in the span of less than 52 hours while a young woman clings to life in an area hospital, leaving families devastated, homicide detectives working overtime and the public demanding answers.


Coroner Identifies 2 Men Killed In RV Fire At Dixon May Fair

DIXON, CA — The Solano County coroner's office has identified two men who died in a recreational vehicle fire in Dixon last Tuesday as Timothy Holt, 50, of Suisun City, and Kyle Lovell, 24, of Sacramento.


Michael Avenatti to Face Extortion Charges in New York and Embezzlement Charges in California

Attorney and prominent Trump opponent Michael Avenatti will be charged for attempting to extract more than $20 million in payments from Nike by threatening to use his ability to garner publicity to inflict substantial financial and reputational harm on the company if his demands were not met, accord


Greyhound Driver Arrested For DUI After Crash In California

FRESNO (AP) — Authorities say a Greyhound bus driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI after crashing into a guardrail with 35 passengers on board. The California Highway Patrol says the crash happened Sunday morning when the driver lost control on a highway transition road in Fresno.


Anderson man sentenced to 40 years in prison for child pornography offenses

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — James Jay Hitt, 51, from Anderson, was sentenced to 40 years in prison Friday for distribution and receipt of child pornography, according to the U.S. District Attorney's Office.


Kidney donation, prayer saves Sacramento woman's life

SACRAMENTO, Calif — The power of prayer. Kiara Harris had been on dialysis for 8 years and suffered other medical complications. She kept the faith and says the power of prayer, and the generosity from a complete stranger saved her life.


Millennials have turned into cereal killers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Millennials are killing cereal. It’s because apparently they’re too lazy to eat it. But isn’t cereal one of the laziest foods? It’s just a bowl, cereal and milk. How hard is that? That's besides the point.


Woodland’s women get their day for Women’s History Month

In a novel event originated by Woodland Mayor Xochitl Rodriguez, all the women attending a City Council meeting this past week were invited to be recognized for their contributions to society.


There’s another push to keep bars open until 4 a.m. Here’s why this one could work.

Could this be the year Sacramento bars get state approval to stay open until 4 a.m.?. State Sen. Scott Wiener’s bill to push bar closing times two hours later passed out of the Senate Governmental Organization Committee by a 10-4 vote last week and could soon be up for a Senate vote.