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Teen's art recognized by Vacaville Arts Advisory Commission

Teen's art recognized by Vacaville Arts Advisory Commission

The second-floor bedroom of a modest south Vacaville home is one of many spaces where Bobby allows his creativity to run wild. It's also where he crafted several pieces of vibrantly-colored artwork that led to his recognition earlier this month as the ...

McGrew wins at Davis Golf Course event

McGrew wins at Davis Golf Course event

McGrew wins at Davis Golf Course event
Daily Democrat
By Democrat sports staff Yolo's Abbey McGrew easily topped the all comers at the Beat the Past Champion/Individual Medal in the final event of the summer on the Junior Tour at Davis Golf Course on Tuesday. McGrew, a 16-year-old, won the 16-18 year-olds ...
 

Vacaville man to get kidney donated by his friend

Vacaville man to get kidney donated by his friend

Vacaville man to get kidney donated by his friend
TheReporter.com
In the last six months, Arturo Hernandez of Vacaville has had just a handful of good days. But after Tuesday, the 46-year-old will trade the debilitating effects of a genetic kidney disorder for a lifetime of ...

Vacaville man killed in motorcycle accident ID'd

Vacaville man killed in motorcycle accident ID'd
TheReporter.com
Authorities identified the Vacaville man killed Tuesday afternoon when his motorcycle collided with a truck carrying a load of hay. Johnnie Hall, 51, was killed after his 2006 Harley-Davidson motorcycle struck the side ...

UC Davis geologist advises on Mars landing site

DAVIS - Based partly on the advice of a UC Davis geologist, the next Mars rover, Curiousity, will land in Gale crater near the Martian equator. The landing site was announced Friday at a press conference at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

The site was selected based on the "reachable science" nearby, said Dawn Sumner, professor of geology at UC Davis and co-chair of the landing site working group for the Mars Science Laboratory mission.

The goal of the Mars Science Laboratory is to evaluate whether the Martian environment could have (or could now) support life, Sumner said.

"We will learn a huge amount about the Martian environment," Sumner said.

Gale crater was selected based on data from probes in orbit around Mars.

Woodland man sentenced for receiving child porn

Woodland man sentenced for receiving child porn

WOODLAND - United Ststes Attorney Benjamin Wagner announced that U.S. District Judge Frank Damrell, Jr. sentenced Christopher Tomsett, 44, of Woodland, to five years in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release, for receiving child pornography. After his release from prison, Tomsett will be required to register as a sex offender.

According to court documents, Tomsett came to the attention of law enforcement officials in March of 2010 when agents conducting peer-to-peer file sharing investigations noticed his computer as one that had a large number of child pornography files. When agents executed a search warrant on Tomsett’s house in May 2010, Tomsett admitted that he had downloaded images of child pornography and had been doing so for approximately one year.

This case was the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Carolyn Delaney prosecuted the case.