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Who's Hiring: UC Davis

DAVIS, CA - The UC Davis College Campus is now looking for an Assistant Director of Costudial Services.

The Position is full-time and responsible for an annual budget of approximately $2.87 million, and serves a population of 5000 residents and approximately 15,000 conference guests.

For more information and to apply, click here.

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Dog still missing from Monday's fatal crash

Dog still missing from Monday's fatal crash

DAVIS - Yolo County Animal Services officials are looking for a dog who went missing during a three-car fatal accident in Woodland on Highway 113 and County Road 25A on Monday, Feb. 28.

Vicky Fletcher with Yolo County Sheriff's Department Animal Services, said a male Chow Chow dog was found in one of the vehicles and removed at the scene, but a second dog also found on scene has since gone missing.

The dog is described as a spayed female Chow Chow, tan and reddish brown in color and answers to the name of "Suzy." Fletcher said she was seen after the accident in the area of North Pionner, Gibson Road and East Main Streets. "Suzy" was most recently seen Wednesday around 8 a.m. near Home Depot in Woodland.

The dog owner, who is from Fremont, is still in a local hospital recovering from his injuries sustained in the car accident.

If you have any information regarding "Suzy's" whereabouts, please call the Animal Services Section at (530) 668-5287 ext. 0.

Be alert! Police say recent spike in auto theft hits Davis

Be alert! Police say recent spike in auto theft hits Davis

DAVIS - Police are warning residents of a recent spike in auto theft in the last seven days. Between Feb. 26 and March 2, 10 vehicles have been stolen in the Davis area.

Davis Police Lt. Paul Doroshov said the thieves appear to be targeting Honda Civics and Acura Integras. The thefts are taking place between 9 p.m. - 9 a.m. Doroshov said five of the stolen cars have been recovered in Davis, while one was found by the California Highway Patrol in Sacramento.

Police arrested three men early Wednesday morning in connection to at least one stolen car. Jose Garcia, 25, Delbert Winters, 24, and a 17 year old boy, all from Rancho Cordova, were taken into custody after Davis police officers pulled them over at 500 Pole Line road just before 3 a.m. Doroshov said the men were in a white 2000 Honda that was reported stolen out of Davis on March 1.

Learn to sew your own prom dress

Learn to sew your own prom dress

VACAVILLE - Never worry about somebody showing up with the same gown! Save money and get exactly what you want with a new class offered by the Vacaville Community Services Department, "Sew Your Own Prom Dress."

Learn to customize a pattern for fit and design, and how to select and sew glam fabrics. Work at your own speed and become a Prom Fashionista!

The four-week courses will be held Saturday, March 5 - 26 and April 2 - 23, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the McBride Senior Center, located at 91 Town Square. The registration fee is $65.

If you're not going to the prom, but still want to learn how to sew, then "Beginning Sewing" is for you. Learn the basics of your machine, how to use a pattern and how to pick fabrics. Work at your own speed and learn the fun art of sewing.

These four-week courses will be held Wednesday, March 9 - 30 and April 7 - 28, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the McBride Senior Center.

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Man gets 13 years in prison for Jo-Ann's Fabrics robbery

WOODLAND - Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced Monday that on Feb. 25, 2011 Yolo Count Superior Court Judge David Rosenberg sentenced 33-year-old Sacramento man Anthony David Urbano to 13 years in state prison.

On December 19, 2008, Urbano went to Jo-Ann’s Fabrics in Woodland. He entered the store to ask for directions and had a short conversation with two of the store employees. Urbano left only to return a short time later, but this time he said he wanted to buy some wrapping paper. During the sale Urbano told the employee that this was a hold up and demanded all the money in the register and then showed store employees a revolver. Urbano fled the store but left behind his fingerprints on the wrapping paper.

A jury convicted Urbano of second degree robbery with a firearm on Sept. 23, 2010.


Off-duty officer shoots family pet in Vacaville

VACAVILLE, CA - A Vacaville woman said an off-duty police officer was too quick to act when he shot her pit bull.

The officer, from Vallejo, was walking three dogs, including a Rottweiler, with his wife, when Leticia Clark's pit bull ran out of the garage towards the police officer.

Clark's 15-year-old daughter Sienna was chasing after their dog Carley when the officer shot and killed the 2-year-old dog.

"There is no doubt in my mind he made a mistake," Clark said. "My dog is not aggressive. She shouldn't have been shot. As a professional (police officer) and a dog owner, it was absolutely excessive. It was uncalled for."

The officer said the pit bull tried to attack his dogs.

A Vacaville police report of the incident on Tuesday, Feb. 22 said the pit bull charged at a smaller dog then bit the Rottweiler's neck.

"It had one animal by the throat and wouldn't let go," said Vacaville police Lt. John Carli.

Free Davis Wetlands tour March 5

Free Davis Wetlands tour March 5

DAVIS - The City of Davis Wetlands is open to the public for a monthly guided tour on Saturday March 5 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. These specially created wetlands use treated waste and storm water to create habitat for year round residents and migrating birds wintering in the Davis area.

Killdeer abound at the entrance to the Davis Wetlands, running in spurts under the solar panels. Their distinct call, kill-deer, can be heard repeatedly as they circle above on slender, rapidly-beating wings. These tawny shorebirds, slender members of the plover family, have two distinct, black breast bands and a red eye-ring.

Although many species of waterfowl are starting to return to their nesting areas in the north, a wide variety of ducks can still be seen at the Wetlands. Ruddy Ducks, Northern Shovelers, Canvasbacks, American Widgeons, Northern Pintails and Buffleheads were recently sighted.

Pig Out at Pig Day!! - March 5

Saturday, March 5th is Davis Farmers Market's 20th annual Pig Day, celebrating pigs, food and local agriculture.  

You'll find baby pigs, people in pig costumes, pig crafts for kids, and pig-out eats at the Davis Farmers Market from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm in Central Park at 4th and C Streets in Davis. Market manager, Randii MacNear, calls Pig Day the shining star of the Markets events. "There is no other event like Pig Day in all of California. Our big pig gig celebrates the pigs rightful place as one of man's most intelligent and useful domesticated animals, and it's great fun for the whole family.

Think your pet is cuter than this?

Think your pet is cuter than this?

Local resident Connie Gonzalez sent in this photo of her pooch "Cereena Quiles Villarreal" and says she is the cutest dog by far!

Think your pet is cuter? Send us a photo and the name of your community to writer@news10.net and we'll feature your furry friend.

Need to learn how to fix your car?

Need to learn how to fix your car?

VACAVILLE - Get your wrenches out and get ready to gain confidence in auto mechanics by enrolling in a new Basic Automotive Maintenance class offered by the City of Vacaville Community Service Department.

The two 4-week courses for adults 18 years and older, will be held March 2-29 and Apr. 4-25 at the Ulatis and Three Oaks community centers from 6 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

The course is an introductory study in the basic care of your car, and how to perform service maintenance and minor repairs that can save you money. Participants will acquire hands-on laboratory experience performing basic auto maintenance.

The registration fee is $41 and pre-registration is required due to limited space.