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UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine ranks No. 1

UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine ranks No. 1

U.S. News & World Report has recognized the School of Veterinary Medicine at University of California, Davis, as the nation’s best veterinary school. The 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings, scheduled for release online March 10, also recognized many of UC Davis’ professional schools and graduate programs as among the nation’s best, reflecting the campus’s excellence across a broad range of fields... Read More

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Plant a tree in honor of City of Trees Arbor Day, March 14

Plant a tree in honor of City of Trees Arbor Day, March 14

..2014 Arbor Day tree planting participants. Courtesy photo... Gertrude Freeman explained how our City of Trees got its ...... Read More

Fatal train accident involving pedestrian shuts down Amtrak service between Sacramento/Davis


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UPDATE 7:30 A.M: Officials said the tracks and service reopened but there is still a speed restriction.


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Yolo County officials confirmed Tuesday morning that they received a call from Amtrak saying a train had hit a pedestrian and that the pedestrian had died. The incident caused a partial shutdown of the Amtrak service in Davis.

Gardening 101 Course March 25

Gardening 101 Course March 25

Interested in learning more about how to start a garden?  The Hanna and Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden, located in Woodland and sponsored by the Yolo County Health Services Department, will be host to a free “Gardening 101” class on Wednesday, March 25, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

This class will cover gardening basics, such as how to prepare your soil for planting a summer/fall garden, strategies and techniques for deciding what to plant and were to plant it, and an introduction to a pesticide-free approach to gardening.  No gardening experience is required; only an interest in gardening.  Gloves and shoes for working in the dirt are recommended.

The class is free to all, and is taught by a Master Gardener of Yolo County.  Pre-registration is required.  To register, contact Robin Rocksvold at (530) 666-8528 or robin.rocksvold@yolocounty.org.

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4 children removed from baby Justice's home


Four children in the Woodland home where baby Justice briefly lived were removed by child protection on Saturday, three sources close to the family confirmed.

The children are those of Frank T. Rees, the father of Justice, the infant found dead in a slough near Knight's Landing Feb. 25.

Yolo County Child Welfare Services removed the children one day after Rees was arrested on drug and other charges. As of Saturday morning, Rees was no longer in custody, according to Yolo County detention center records.

Rees and Justice's mother, Samantha Green, live with the parents of Rees. Green is not the mother of the four children taken Saturday.

Advice to Grow By on March 15 at the Library

Advice to Grow By on March 15 at the Library

The Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 East 14th Street in Davis, welcomes the Yolo County Master Gardeners on Sunday, March 15, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Blanchard Room to answer your questions about keeping your garden alive during this exceptional drought.

“Master Gardeners provide research-based information and assistance to home gardeners,” said Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong.  “Come and ask a question!”

No reservations are required.  The Blanchard Room of the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library is accessible for persons with disabilities.  Presented by the Yolo County Library, all programs are free.

For more information about this program, contact Joan Tuss at joan.tuss@yolocounty.org.  For more information about the Yolo County Library, visit: www.yolocountylibrary.org, or connect with the Yolo County Library on Facebook at www.facebook.com/yolocountylibrary.org.

Father of baby Justice arrested again


The father of an infant found dead in a Yolo County slough Feb. 25 was arrested Friday for the second time in a week -- this time for methamphetamine-related allegations.

Frank T. Rees, 29, was taken into custody following the serving of a search warrant at his West El Dorado Drive home in Woodland, Yolo County sheriff's Capt. Larry Cecchettini said.

Ceccehettini said Rees was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, ex-felon in possession of ammunition and violation of probation. He was booked into Yolo County Sheriff's Monroe Detention Center with bail set at $45,000.

On Wednesday, Rees reached a plea deal for outstanding warrants in Yolo County that are not related to his son Justice's death. Rees is to serve 10 days in jail and serve one year of probation on those allegations. He still has warrants outstanding in Lake County.