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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.

Brewer donates $1 million to UC Davis beer science program


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The University of California Davis is using $1 million donated by a Texas-based brewer to buy new equipment for its beer science program.

The Sacramento bee reports (http://bit.ly/1SkjLMQ) Mexican immigrant Carlos Alvarez says in a university news release that opportunities in America have enabled him to donate to the education of future craft brewers.

A biochemical engineering graduate from Mexico's Monterrey Institute of Technology, Alvarez is a former Modelo export manager who led the launch of Corona in the United States.

Gambrinus Co. has a brewery each in Berkeley, Calif., Portland, Ore., and Shiner, Texas.

UC Davis started offering beer education in 1959. Since 2011, the program has been housed at the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science.

Alvarez's donation funds the purchase of brewing and lab equipment.

Good Samaritans help stop wrong-way driver on I-5


Two good Samaritans helped stop a wrong-way driver on Interstate 5 Thursday afternoon, the California Highway Patrol said.

Two men -- Stephen L. Riddick, of Fair Oaks, and Jose G. Garcia, of Woodland – used their cars to get in front of a wrong-way driver, who was going southbound in the northbound lanes of I-5 just north of the Yolo Bypass and south of Woodland. CHP said two men helped move the car into the center divider and removed the keys from the ignition.

The driver was identified at 74-year-old Barbara Fields, who was reported missing from Manteca. When CHP arrived at the scene, Fields was somewhat disoriented. She was taken to UC Davis Medical Center for treatment. CHP said Fields was not under the influence of alcohol.

Bee topples big rig in Yolo County


A big rig overturned Thursday morning in Yolo County because of an unwanted guest – a bee.

The driver spotted the bee on his dashboard, when he tried swatting it out of his cab he ended up hitting a ditch along Country Road 98 near Davis. That caused him to swerve and his load of gravel to tip over, taking the two-trailer truck with it.

County Road 98 is closed between Hutchison Drive and Russell Boulevard. Highway patrol estimates it will take an hour to an hour and a half to clean up the area.


Baby Justice's mother's health records sealed by judge


Health records for a woman accused of killing her son were sealed by a judge Tuesday.

The judge ruled the district attorney gained access to Samantha Green's mental health records without permission. When her lawyers complained, the judge sealed the records until the court can review the issue and make a final decision.

Green is accused of killing her newborn son Justice Rees, who was found dead in a Yolo County slough in February.

Green is expected in court later this month.