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Community Business Bank Ranked Sixth in Nation

 Community Business Bank Ranked Sixth in Nation

Community Business Bank announces that it now ranks even higher on the list of Top 200 Healthiest Banks in America developed by DepositAccounts, an online publication focused on banking and savings information for consumers.

The 2015 list ranks Community Business Bank sixth in the nation - up two spots from 2014. The bank is one of only 49 out of nearly 7,000 federally insured banks to be listed in the top ten percent for the second straight year.

“We are very pleased to again be nationally recognized as one of the top 10 healthiest institutions across the U.S.,” said John DiMichele, CEO, Community Business Bank. “The fact that we have been ranked even higher on the list this year speaks to the dedication of our staff and directors, as well as to our commitment to the communities we serve.” 

Low-income Woodland farming families go solar

Like many Americans, Alex Hernandez lost his home and his job in the aftermath of the recession. The former contractor, now truck driver, has four kids, and his paycheck goes to them.

Hernandez lives in a four-bedroom apartment with his family in a Woodland complex, but it's not like the other apartment buildings -- this one is 100 percent solar powered.

That means big savings for Hernandez and everyone else who lives here.

"I went from 257 bucks a month to $7," Hernandez said. "And, I have my A/C on all day!"

Sounds too good to be true, but it's not. It's called Mutual Housing at Spring Lake. It's a community built specifically for low-income farm workers and their families. Their rent is reduced, and so is the utility bill thanks to solar panels built on the rooftops.

Food engineer named World Agriculture Prize laureate

Food engineer named World Agriculture Prize laureate

R. Paul Singh, a distinguished professor emeritus who has held dual appointments in the departments of Biological and Agricultural Engineering and of Food Science and Technology at the University of California, Davis, has been named as the 2015 Global Confederation for Higher Education Associations for Agriculture and Life Sciences World Agriculture Prize laureate... Read More

Davis police: Teens abusing popular cold medication to hallucinate

Davis police sent an alert Tuesday afternoon warning parents that teenagers were abusing a popular cold remedy that didn't require a prescription to buy. Several Davis middle school students were already contacted after using the drug.

One student required medical attention, according to police.

Police said that teens call the drug combination, which involves over-the-counter medication Coricidin HBP Cough & Cold, "Triple C."

"Triple C" contains dextromethorphan (DXM) that, when taken in large doses, produces hallucinations and a sense of dissociation similar to those experienced with PCP or ketamine, according to police.

"They take pills by the handful, sometimes three to six, sometimes more," Davis Police School Resource Officer Keirith Briesenick said. "It's like being drunk; it's a dissociate hallucinogenic state where they kind of stop feeling."

Davis Beer Week is not canceled

Davis Beer Week was canceled Monday afternoon, but by Monday evening it was back on schedule.

Henry de Vere White, owner of de Vere's Irish Pub and founder of Davis Beer Fest said initially he decided to cancel the event until he and other vendors had the appropriate clarification of the Alcohol Beverage Control rules.

"It's definitely not about ABC not wanting these events. That's not it at all," de Vere White said. "I want to have a good relationship with them, and I do have a good relationship with them. I just could not do it with the same level of involvement with the way the current laws are understood."

So, organizers updated the event's Facebook and website to say the event would be canceled.

Body found at auto dealer leads to suspicious death investigation

Police are investigating the suspicious death of a person whose body was found Thursday in the lot of a Woodland auto dealership.

The body was found at Woodland Auto Sales on Main Street. Woodland police would not discuss additional details.

News10 will update this post when more information is available.

Woodland drug store break-in caught on camera

It was early Saturday morning when surveillance video recorded four men in hooded sweaters break into the Corner Drug Company store in Woodland.

"They came in, they were here for about a minute and a half, maybe two minutes," store owner and pharmacist Lisa Shelley said.

In that short time, the thieves were able to do major damage to the inside of the drug store. Aside from smashing a computer and cash register, the crooks were able to make off with some drugs.

"They split up and they went through the shelves and when they got through the liquid bottles, they all seemed to gather around and they put cough syrup bottles and some bottles of stool softener," Shelley said.

She believes the suspects were out for promethazine with codeine – a narcotic that can be abused to produce euphoric side effects.