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Drought, water shortages on voters’ minds

Drought, water shortages on voters’ minds

Californians believe the water shortage is serious by a whopping 94 percent in the latest Field Poll, released Thursday... Read More

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Baby Justice's family waits for answers, stands by his mom


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WOODLAND - The Yolo County Sheriff's Department has not named suspect nor a person of interest in the investigation into the death of 20-day-old Justice Rees.

However, people on social media -- who are not connected to the case or the family in anyway -- are pointing fingers at the Justice's mother, 23-year-old Samatha Green. Justice's family is standing by Green and calling the speculation spiteful.

Sheriff: Justice died from drowning or hypothermia


An autopsy has been performed on the body of an infant found in a Yolo County slough Wednesday morning.

Yolo County Sheriff Ed Prieto said Thursday the baby, confirmed to be 20-day-old Justice Rees, drowned or succumbed to hypothermia due to exposure to cold water and air, according to the county coroner's preliminary examination.

There were no obvious signs of trauma on the baby's body, except small scratches received while in the brush. Justice had been dead for several hours when his body was found by the Yolo County sheriff's marine patrol unit, authorities said. The sheriff's office said Justice was apparently in good health before his death, the autopsy showed.

Several other tests are still pending, the sheriff's office said.

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Calistoga Hosts Mudder of All Weekends Girlfriend Getaway Event

Calistoga Hosts Mudder of All Weekends Girlfriend Getaway Event

The Calistoga Chamber of Commerce today announces a brand new event to the area, “Mudder of All Weekends,” taking place Friday, March 27 through Sunday, March 29, 2015. The weekend-long experience includes a scavenger hunt, Pretty Muddy 5K fun run, restaurant and bar crawl, lodging and spa specials, yoga and dining offerings. The event is open to women, ages 14 and older.

A variety of lodging and spa properties in Calistoga are getting in on the action by offering Mudder of All Weekends packages featuring special room rates and spa deals, respectively. In addition, throughout the weekend participants will have access to Pretty Muddy menu specials and the chance to judge “dirtiest drink in town”.

The fun kicks off on Friday, March 27 with the “Scavenge Mud City” scavenger hunt. Calistoga businesses are extending their hours as guests hunt through the city, and race to see their name top the real-time leaderboard.

Body of infant found in Yolo County


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The body of an infant was found in Yolo County Wednesday morning by investigators searching for a missing 20-day-old boy.

The body was found at about 9:50 a.m. in a thicket on the south bank of Ridge Cut Slough west of Knights Landing by deputies with the Yolo County Sheriff's Office marine patrol search and rescue unit. Investigators have not identified the body as that of Justice Rees, who had been reported missing Monday along with his mother, 23-year-old Samantha Green.

Yolo County Library Hosts Community Safety Forum March 12

Yolo County Library Hosts Community Safety Forum March 12

The Mary L. Stephens Davis branch of the Yolo County Library will host a Community Safety Forum on March 12, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., in the Blanchard Room.  The forum’s topic is, Community Policing, Incarceration and the Judicial System: How are we Ensuring Equitable Law Enforcement Practices in the Community to Promote Mutual Trust and Community Safety?