It’s the kind of spine-chilling camping trip that would make Jason Voorhees proud.

Mental health professionals will work side-by-side with police officers in Yolo County starting in the fall, on the strength of nearly $1.9 million in state grants.

Davis-based Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., a provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products, says it has received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approval of a product to combat invasive mussels in lakes, rivers, recreation areas and other open bodies of water.

City has paired with Palladio 16 Cinemas operator in a plan to turn the dilapidated 1937 theater, vacant since 2010, into a gleaming multiplex

The Davis woman convicted of drowning her daughter in a bathtub last fall was sentenced Monday in Yolo Superior Court and could spend the rest of her life in prison for the girl’s killing.

West Yost Associates, a consulting civil/environmental engineering firm, has acquired a Sebastopol company that specializes in in supporting capital improvement, water resource and redevelopment projects in Northern California.

Firefighters will work under arduous conditions Monday to stop the advance of a wildland fire that so far has burned nearly 6,500 acres in rural Yolo County.

Evacuated Golden Bear Estate residents gathered at the Winters Community Center as the Monticello fire, which started late Friday night on the southeast shore of Lake Berryessa, grew to 7,000 acres.

As a major wildfire in western Yolo County continued to grow today, fire crews established control lines to protect homes.

The fire was 15 percent contained Saturday afternoon, officials said, down from 25 percent containment earlier in the day. Several hundred firefighters are taming the flames, and 50 rural homes in Yolo County have been evacuated.

It’s play time at Learning Ladders Preschool and Child Care Center at West Sacramento Community Center, but these 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds are learning, too, gaining the skills they will need to move on to kindergarten and beyond.

Davis took a step closer to becoming a mini-Silicon Valley this week, accepting preliminary proposals from three developers to build an “innovation center” for tech and research companies.

Like an urban tumbleweed caught by a coastal breeze, ordinances banning thin plastic shopping bags have reached the Sacramento region.

Calling his behavior “a crime and a sin,” local Catholic Church officials will ask the Vatican to defrock a disgraced Davis priest after he pleaded guilty to statutory rape of a teenage parishioner.

The crane involved in the deadly basket plunge that killed two workers on a Winters bridge construction site last month lacked certification and should not have been in use, state safety officials said.

A graduate student at the University of California, Davis, drowned Sunday afternoon in Provincetown, Mass., on Cape Cod.

Local health officers have a common recipe for keeping their counties’ children healthy: Make sure children and their parents have ready access to doctors. Provide prenatal care for young mothers. Educate families on healthy habits. Keep kids active and in school.

Steven Currall will step down as dean of the University of California, Davis, Graduate School of Management this fall to lead a group exploring a proposed “third UCD campus” in Sacramento.

Marshall McKay, tribal chairman of the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, applauded Wednesday’s finding by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that the name Redskins “is disparaging of Native Americans.”

A Yolo County jury has convicted two Sacramento men of poaching sturgeon.

A Davis man has been sentenced to more than 30 years in prison for the October 2012 murder of a developmentally disabled man for whom he served as caregiver.

Yolo County Sheriff Ed Prieto and the Board of Supervisors have created an “independent working group” to address concerns raised by the grand jury in a report released earlier this month.

After calling for further action to address claims of mismanagement by Yolo County Sheriff-Coroner Ed Prieto, the Yolo Board of Supervisors said Thursday in a joint announcement with the sheriff that it has agreed to launch an “independent working group” to investigate concerns.

A Woodland man convicted of a 1990 murder near Knights Landing has been denied parole.

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., the Davis biotech company, said Tuesday it obtained a $10 million loan to expand its Michigan factory.

A road-rage incident between a motorist and bicyclist lands a West Sacramento teacher in jail, accused of driving under the influence and assault with a deadly weapon.

Yolo County has been awarded much of the restitution it sought after it housed birds confiscated in a cockfighting case.

The Yolo County Supervisors asked the Grand Jury to investigate Sheriff Ed Prieto. They weren’t happy with him. Now they aren’t happy with the Grand Jury.

Clayton Garzon, facing assault and hate crime allegations connected to a beating of a gay Davis man, pleaded no contest Tuesday to battery with serious bodily injury with a hate crime enhancement.

GUINDA – From across Northern California, they came for links, ribs, jazz, gospel and a rare taste of Yolo County's secret African American past.

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