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Quick Guide to Winter Squash

Quick Guide to Winter Squash

Elizabeth Leader Smith

The most delicious foods are waiting for you this season, and we’re here to help you discover them. Through mid-November we’re featuring must-have information on the season’s best ingredients and dishes — winter squash, potatoes, Brussels sprouts, stuffing and pies! — to help you plan the tastiest celebrations and everyday meals.

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Winter squash — also known as hard squash — are available in a variety of shapes, colors and sizes. Choose winter squash that are firm, heavy for their size, and that have hard, tough skin with no cuts, punctures, sunken spots or mold. A tender rind indicates immaturity, an undesirable in winter squash.

New to winter squash? Start with one of the most popular:... Read More

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Woodland police seek 3 in school vandalism spree


Police in Woodland are searching for three individuals suspected in at least one of three recent school vandalisms.

Woodland Police Lieutenant Anthony Cucchi said the first incident occurred Oct. 18 around 3:40 a.m. Officers were dispatched to Whitehead Elementary School in response to an activated alarm. Upon searching the school, officers found a person or persons had smashed a classroom window with a rock, entered and ransacked the room. Several desks and an unknown number of computers were damaged.

Arts center hosts acclaimed dance group's sole U.S. performance

Arts center hosts acclaimed dance group's sole U.S. performance

“iTMOi’ explores through movement and sound the creation of “The Rite of Spring.”

The Akram Khan Company performed its newest theatre/dance piece, “iTMOi,” in Moscow at the start of October. At the end of the month it will be on stage in Montreal. In between the company will give the only U.S. performance, and that will be at the University of California, Davis... Read More

Half Off Any Beverage at Peet's After 12 Noon in October

Half Off Any Beverage at Peet's After 12 Noon in October

Looking to save 50% off your afternoon hit of caffeine? Peet's Coffee & Tea is offering 50% off any beverage made in the store after 12 noon through Oct. 31... Read More

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Police: Man runs over 2 women, leads Vallejo cops on pursuit


A man suspected of running over two women before leading police on a pursuit through the streets of Vallejo was arrested Saturday.

A Vallejo police officer was flagged down at Laurel St. and Benicia Rd. around 1:33 p.m. by two women claiming to have been run over by the driver of a red pickup truck who fled the scene, according to a release from Vallejo Police Lieutenant K. Bartlett.

Medical and fire personnel were called to the scene to treat the women who sustained moderate injuries.

As officers were investigating the incident, the driver of the truck drove by the scene and was spotted by officers and witnesses. The officers attempted to perform a vehicle stop but the driver fled, Bartlett said.

Police followed the driver through central Vallejo before a pursuit immobilization technique (PIT) was used to end the pursuit at Tennessee St. and Oakwood St.

Police: Man arrested in Fairfield homicide had 8 priors


An arrest was made Friday in connection with a homicide in Fairfield Tuesday.

Fairfield Police Lieutenant Stephen Crane said 27-year-old Lamar Adams was arrested as a suspect in the murder of 26-year-old Marquice Carter. Officers responding to a report of a shooting on the 1500 block of Union Ave. at approximately 1:25 a.m. Tuesday found Carter fatally shot.

Adams was identified as a suspect in the ensuing investigation. He had been residing at the residence with, and had been an associate of Carter, Crane said.

At approximately 2 p.m. Friday, detectives from the Fairfield Police Department General Investigations Unit, Narcotics Investigations Unit and Special Operations Team located Adams on the 1200 block of Tanglewood Drive in Fairfield, He was arrested at the scene without incident, according to Crane.

October Gardening Class at the Community Garden

October Gardening Class at the Community Garden

Attention Yolo County gardeners and garden enthusiasts!  The Hanna and Herbert Bauer Community Garden in Woodland is hosting a class entitled, “Cover Cropping for Better Spring Soil” on Wednesday, October 22, 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.  The class is free and open to all.

This class, taught by David Linebarger, garden assistant and graduate from the UC Davis Sustainable Agriculture Department, will help participants understand what cover crops are, the types of plants that make ideal cover crops for fall and winter in our region, and how to use cover crops to improve your soil.  Cover cropping is a great low-maintenance technique for getting your soils ready for spring and summer plants.

The community garden program is committed to offering garden-based technique and nutrition classes to help the community grow fresh food and live healthier lives.