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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.

News10's Contributor of the Month: Mark Mazzaferro

News10's Contributor of the Month: Mark Mazzaferro

The self-proclaimed nut of Vacaville has a big job. Vacaville’s Public Information Officer Mark Mazzaferro manages the city’s website, Twitter account, Facebook page, creates YouTube videos, sends out press releases, manages the government TV station, overlooks Vacaville’s emergency radio and a lot more.

Mazzaferro has been with the city of Vacaville for five years, but has worked as a PIO for 12.

Yolo County Supervisor McGown recovers from surgery

Yolo County Supervisor McGown recovers from surgery

WOODLAND - In a statement released Friday, Yolo County Supervisor Mike McGowan announced he is resting comfortably following surgery for prostate cancer Friday morning.

McGowan was recently diagnosed with the cancer and post-operative testing showed no spread of cancer and no further treatment will be required.

The supervisor had a minor setback from his initial surgery and is recuperating from wound infection. The statement said his recovery is going very well.

The remainder of the statement read:

The McGowan family respectfully asks for privacy and is grateful for the good thoughts from colleagues, family, friends and neighorbors.

It was unclear when McGowan might be able to return to work.