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Beginner’s Composting Class April 29

Beginner’s Composting Class April 29

Interested in learning more about how to hot compost?  The Hanna and Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden, located in Woodland and sponsored by the Yolo County Health Services Department, will host a free beginner’s composting class on Wednesday, April 29, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Composting can be a great way to utilize organic waste from your yard to enhance the success of your garden.  This class will provide the basic skills and techniques used in hot composting, an introduction to making compost tea, and instruction on how to use compost and compost tea to improve plant and soil nutrition. 

This is a hands-on class, taught by the garden assistant and expert, David Linebarger, so please be willing to roll up your sleeves and get some experience in the process.  Gloves and shoes that can get dirty are recommended.

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Davis police release 911 call of murder-suicide case

It's a chilling 911 phone call that lasts just 56 seconds.

Davis police said during the call 23-year-old Joseph Hein told the dispatcher exactly what officers and paramedics will find when they arrive at the duplex he shared with his roommate 27-year-old Whitney Engler.

The dispatcher was unaware that when Hein called, he had just shot Engler to death, and was about to turn the gun on himself.

Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament

Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament
Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament
04-11-2015 - 04-11-2015
Davis Musical Theatre Company
Admission: Advance (by 4/10) $50 Doors $60 Ages 21+
(530) 756-3682
Start Time(s): Sat 6pm-10pm
Davis Musical Theatre Company's (DMTC) 6th Annual Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament Fundraiser is set to deal out an exciting evening of Texas Hold 'em poker action 
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April 29 Literacy Symposium to Address Achievement Gap

April 29 Literacy Symposium to Address Achievement Gap

According to a 2013 Annie E. Casey Foundation report on why reading by the end of third grade matters, “children who do not read proficiently by the end of third grade are four times more likely to leave school without a diploma than proficient readers.”  How does this affect us in Yolo County?  This question will be addressed in a community “Call to Action” on April 29, 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the Yolo County Office of Education Conference Center, located at 1280 Anita Court, Suite 120 in Woodland. 

Yolo County Superintendent of Schools Jesse Ortiz and Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong are working together to bring attention to the issue of low literacy.  This symposium will be the first step in creating a county wide action plan.  Community and civic leaders from all backgrounds are invited to attend the symposium and learn what we can do in Yolo County to give our children the tools they need to succeed in school and in life.

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Vehicle crash creates slow morning commute on I-80 near Davis


Caltrans tweeted Monday morning that a vehicle crash blocked three westbound right lanes on I-80 Causeway. The crash happened on the westbound lane at Richards Boulevard causing morning backup.

According to California Highway Patrol, the accident involved a delivery truck. All lanes opened up by 8:05 a.m. according to Sacramento Traffic Management Center

Making the Most of Your Easter Leftovers

Making the Most of Your Easter Leftovers

Megan Myers

Ham and Asparagus Skillet Meal

While a table loaded with food is wonderful during your Easter celebration, it also means you could have plenty of leftovers to use. Don’t fret! Those leftovers can be used in creative ways to help you make the most of every dish.

Swapping in pre-cooked ingredients in recipes not only saves you time, but also reduces grocery costs and food waste. Plus, you’ll also be building upon the flavor profile, making for a one-of-a-kind dish. No more boring leftovers!

Here are my suggestions for using up the last of your holiday ham, lamb, eggs, and more... Read More

Friends, family hold memorial for UC Davis student

Friends, family and colleagues of Whitney Engler gathered at UC Davis Friday evening to pay their respects to the fourth-year veterinarian student.

Around 200 people packed the Gladys Valley Hall lobby at the UC Davis Vet School for the memorial.

"It makes us very humble and very comforted," Whitney Engler's mother Virginia Engler said. She called on everyone to remember the student for her love and devotion to animals.

The 27-year-old was killed March 26 inside a Davis home in an apparent murder-suicide. Whitney Engler's housemate Joseph Hein, 23, died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

"It's unfair and I think we're all still coming to terms with that," classmate Danielle Duran said.