Saturday, October 31, 2009

Attn: Vampires – Suck some chilling drinks at Tazzina Bistro's Halloween party

Tazzina Bistro presents "Halloween Party in the Vintage Lounge"
October 31, 9 pm to midnight

Halloween Treats and Chilling Drink Specials
No Cover. Prizes!
Best Vampire Costume, Male and Female Divisions
Best Non-Vampire Costume
Eddy Z, the deejay, will play old school faves and requests

Tazzina Bistro & Vintage Lounge
(530) 661-1700
614 Main Street
Historic Downtown Woodland
TazzinaBistro.com

Opera House hauntedness to be investigated tonight

Excerpt from "Ghosts are part of the scenery at Woodland Opera House" by Erin Tracy at the Daily Democrat:

The Woodland Opera House has long been viewed by some as haunted. The culprit -- the only Woodland firefighter to be killed in the line of duty. William W. Porter died during a massive fire in 1892 that destroyed the theater located in the space now occupied by the opera house. [Great story, Erin!]

Read more at DailyDemocrat.com.

Photo of the month from AP-Investigations.com:

Woodland Opera House: This picture was taken with two witnesses on each side. There is a series of three pictures in total. I took the picture because I felt there was a woman moving up the isle. This was taken at noon, with no flash, on a tripod. What is seen is normally what I "see" in my mind's eye, but never visible to anybody else. That is until this picture.

View the photos and story.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Costume party at Capital Saloon for "Retro Night!"

A Facebook announcement from Josh:

"I always feel like... someone is watchin me..."

Event: Costume Party @ Retro Night!
What: Night of Mayhem
Start Time: Friday, October 30 at 9 pm
End Time: Saturday, October 31 at 12 am
Where: Capital Saloon (First and Main, Woodland)

Tell Josh what he should dress up as. If enough people call for one outfit, he'll wear it!

Halloween costumes for women, men and... TEENS?


Here's the URL listed at the bottom of the ad that ran in today's Dilly Dallycrat:

www.naughtyorniceonline.com

By the way... the store is on Main Street in Vacaville, not Woodland. Here's some info from their Web site:

Naughty Or Nice Boutique, located at 548 Main Street in the historic downtown district of Vacaville, is a retail store in its 4th year of business which is dedicated to promoting romance and healthy sexuality. The store strives to provide a clean and friendly environment that is comfortable for women, couples and men.

The shop contains a large assortment of merchandise including lingerie, costumes, wigs, jewelry, shoes, bath and body products, bachelorette party supplies, adult toys and sensual and instructional books and adult videos.

ARCO robbery suspect arrested in Oklahoma

From City of Woodland, Police:

On October 26 suspect Matthew Brian Martin, 27 years of age from Woodland, was taken into custody without incident. Martin was located and arrested in Marshall County Oklahoma by U.S. Marshalls who were working with the Department of Corrections Fugitive Apprehension Team and the Woodland Police Department Gang Violence Suppression Unit.

Read more at the Woodland Record.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

County staff drafts flaccid response to Petrovich EIR, encourages auto mall


Urban Limit Line enables rezone application for 154 acres of retail use, including an automall – three times the size of the 55 acre Gateway I

If they follow a staff recommendation, the Yolo County Supervisors will approve a weak response to the "Notice of Preparation for the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) regarding the proposed Phase II Woodland Gateway Project" during Tuesday's scheduled board meeting.

Essentially, the draft is merely a laundry list of considerations that any EIR must include – plus a few limp suggestions that do nothing more than acquiesce to the Urban Limit Line's unspoken manifest destiny.

Read more at the Woodland Record.

End note: With the suggestions for complementary landscaping, buffers, reductions of glare, mitigation, focus on the auto mall, green buildings, and coordinated planning of more city growth... readers of the draft letter may get the impression that the proposed 154 acre strip mall (that is three times the size of the incomplete Gateway I) is a done deal.

Read the response for yourself.

Comments made here at the Woodland Journal will be submitted to the City of Woodland as part of the EIR process.

Zack, USA 14U team wins Pan Ams!

Miller's pinch-hit single gives U.S. 4-3 win, gold medal

Excerpts from "14U Team wins 2009 Pan Ams" at USABaseball.com:

PORTOVIEJO, Ecuador - Cameron Miller's two-out, pinch-hit single in the fifth inning scored Nate Mondou to complete a second straight come from behind victory for the 14U National Team. His hit gave the U.S. a 4-3 victory over Puerto Rico in the gold medal game of the Pan Am championships, Saturday afternoon at La California Stadium.
Miller kept the 14U Team undefeated in international play, as the squad now has a 26-0 record all-time.

Alex Martinez came on in relief of Zack Aukes to earn his second win. Chris Rivera pitched the last two innings, striking out four, to earn the first save of the tournament and of the 14U Team history.

The U.S. got out to an early lead in the second. Dempsey Grover drew a walk and moved to third on an Aukes single. The very next pitch was wild, scoring Grover to make it a 1-0 game.

Puerto Rico took the lead, scoring all three of its runs in the third. With one out, Javier Gonzalez singled and moved to second on an Aukes balk. After a single put runners on the corners, the U.S. could not turn a 1-6-3 double play, as a hurried Rivera throw was off the mark, allowing the first Puerto Rico run.

Read the entire article at USABaseball.com.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

EIR process begins for giant Petrovich strip mall in zoned reserve


ULL enables rezone application for 154 acres of retail use, including an automall – three times the size of the 55 acre Gateway I

Buried in the City of Woodland's Web site – from the home page, find "Departments," then stumble on "Community Development," and then look down the list to find "Public Notices" – is a link to a PDF for the "Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report for the Proposed Woodland Gateway Phase II Project (APN: 027-390-029, 027-390-031, 027-390-032)."

Unbeknownst to most Woodland residents, a scoping meeting was held Wednesday night (October 21) in the City Council Chambers. An account of that meeting will soon be published at YoloSun.wordpress.com. Written comments are due to the City of Woodland at 520 Court Street, Woodland CA 95695, by 5:00 pm on November 2, 2009. Address your comments to Cindy Norris, Community Development Department.

Read more at the Woodland Record.

Read the complete Public Notice.

Comments made here at the Woodland Journal will be submitted to the City of Woodland as part of this process.

Tazzina Bistro & Vintage Lounge asks...

...what do you know about Tito?

Murder on Thomas Street

Read about it at the Woodland Record.

Loads of cash found in Woodland

Tons of cash has been found in Woodland and some of it might be yours. The California Unclaimed funds says that Woodlanders have cash just waiting to be claimed. Some of those with cash waiting for them:

WJUSD
Woodland Aviation
Woodland Aquarium
Woodland Healthcare
Dave Flory
Magaret Gibson
Bobby Eoff
Dr. WOW

Even the Daily Democrat has a few bucks waiting for them!

Check to see if you have any free money just sitting around. Click here to find out!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Capital Saloon hosts "Bringin' Back the Old School" on Friday

An invitation from Facebook.com:

Josh invited you to "Retro Night at Capital Saloon" on Friday, October 23 at 9 pm.

Event: Retro Night at Capital Saloon – "Bringin' Back the Old School"
What: Night of Mayhem
Start Time: Friday, October 23 at 9 pm
End Time: Saturday, October 24 at 12 am
Where: Capital Saloon (Main at First, Woodland)

Two punks arrested for 3:52 am burglary on Purdue Dr.

From City of Woodland, Police:

WPD Case Number: 09-5913

On October 21 at approximately 3:52 am. Officers were dispatched to a burglary in progress in the 800 block of Purdue Drive. A homeowner had heard his garage door opening and when he investigated he found an intruder in his garage.

The suspect fled from the garage and another suspect met up with the first, both suspects used bicycles to make their escape. The homeowner gave chase in his pickup. The homeowner contacted the responding Officers and gave them the suspects descriptions.

Read more at the Woodland Record - Police Blotter.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Can't get your prescription filled in Woodland? Go to Sac.

Interactive map: Sacramento medical marijuana dispensaries

This list represents medical marijuana dispensaries registered by the City of Sacramento. It does not include any facilities operating in the city that have not received permits. A moratorium on new Sacramento dispensaries is in effect.

By Mitchell Brooks at SacBee.com.

UC Davis receives $1 million to enhance K-12 teaching

From UC Davis:

The UC Davis School of Education has been awarded a $1 million grant to help small teams of K-12 teachers develop projects that enhance teaching and learning in the classrooms.

Read more from the source, UC Davis News & Information.

Davis hockey team fans come to blows

From the Chico Enterprise Record:

According to most witnesses, it was a one-sided fight Monday when the father of a Davis Senior High School field hockey player allegedly delivered three quick blows to a man identified as the father of the school's junior varsity coach.

Read the rest at the source, ChicoER.com.

Robbery, burglary

Double robbery by gun point at Frenchy's

Elks Lodge is burglarized and vandalized

Find both WPD press releases at the Woodland Record.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Zack part of NorCal/SoCal no-no over PR

From "14U Team handles Puerto Rico, 10-0" at USABaseball.com:

Crawford's slam, combined no-hitter lift the U.S.

PORTOVIEJO, Ecuador - A grand slam by J.P. Crawford and a combined no-hitter from Zack Aukes [of Woodland] and Chris Rivera [of Fullerton] gave the 14U National Team a 3-0 record in pool play, as the U.S. topped Puerto Rico, 10-0, Tuesday afternoon at La California Stadium.

Aukes (1-0) went four innings on the mound and struck out eight Puerto Rican batters. His four hitless innings tie him for least amount allowed in a game (minimum three innings pitched), and his eight strikeouts are tied for sixth in 14U Team history.

Read more at USABaseball.com.

Architects selected for New Woodland Courthouse

From Dreyfuss & Blackford Architects:

The State’s Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) announced winning architectural firms for thirteen new courthouse projects this week. Dreyfuss & Blackford Architects, in association with Fentress Architects, was selected for the Yolo County Courthouse. The project will result in a significant new civic building in downtown Woodland. The program calls for 14 courtrooms plus related support facilities, housed in approximately 141,000 gross square feet.

Read more at the Woodland Record.

See Dreyfuss & Blackford Architects' projects.

See the Fentress Architects' portfolio.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Plainfield car wash at Nugget

Plainfield Elementary School is holding a fundraiser on Halloween day at Nugget Market between 10 am until 1 pm. The school kids are raising money for the fourth graders overnight trip to Sutter's Fort and the sixth grade Point Reyes trip.

they are asking for a $5 donation. Stop by if you get a chance.

Tazzina Bistro & Vintage Lounge asks...

...what do you know about Pliny the Elder?

Opening Justin's personal effects

Excerpt from Hello Happy Pitbulls:

It was another dose of reality that this was real. In particular, seeing the items that were actually on Justin at the time of the attack was really moving. Left us with a lot of questions.

Read the entire story.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Bee writer questions 24 year sentence for teen gangster

From the SacBee.com article "Yolo prosecutor explains teen's 24-year prison sentence:"

It might have been an unremarkable sentencing, but for the age and gang affiliation of the perpetrator.

Last Friday, Yolo Superior Court Judge David Rosenberg sentenced 16-year-old Andrew Aradoz, a gang member with the moniker "Savage," to consecutive sentences totaling 24 years and eight months to life in state prison for crimes he committed two years earlier.

Read the entire article.

Alas, Woodland news again crosses the river

From the SacBee.com article "Off-the-field adversity forces Woodland team to play defense:"

If sports are supposed to teach life lessons, then this year's football season at Pioneer High School in Woodland has been a crash course in overcoming adversity.

Read the entire article.

PHS frosh Zack Aukes joins USA Baseball 14U team

14U National Team roster announced
18 players to represent country in Ecuador
October 13, 2009

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - USA Baseball has announced its final selections for the 2009 14U National Team after a three-day trials period at St. Thomas University. An 18-man roster was selected from a pool of 24 players to represent the country at this year's 2009 COPABE Pan Am 'A' Championships in Portoviejo, Ecuador starting on Saturday.

Click here to view the roster.

Lefty Zack Aukes, a freshman at Pioneer High School, was selected last week to the USA Under 14 baseball team. Zack is one of nine Californians on the national roster.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Yamada bats .714... is this a good thing?

From "Governor Signs Five Assemblymember Yamada Bills, Vetoes Only Two," a press release from Davisite Mariko Yamada:

Worker's comp reform and the extension of funding for Alzheimer's among Yamada bills signed

Of the seven bills that freshman Assemblymember Mariko Yamada (D-Davis) sent to the Governor’s desk, five will become law in the state of California with the Governor’s signature on Sunday. Another two were vetoed by the Governor.

Read the entire press release.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Hellbound Glory plays free show at G Street Pub


From Gearhead Records:

You're Invited! Hellbound Glory will play a free show at the G Street Pub (228 G St. Davis CA 95616 ) on Sunday, October 18. The show starts at 10 pm and is free and open to the public (21+). The band will be the only band on the bill and will play until closing, about 2 am. They'll be playing a mixture of classic country songs by Hank Williams, Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings as well as original songs from their album "Scumbag Country" and from their upcoming new album "Old Highs and New Lows".

Check out the Hellbound Glory Web page.

Another WJUSD "situation"

Excerpts from "Coach's canning upsets parents" at the Daily Netflix:

"After reviewing our policies and checking with our legal advisors, it was determined that the district had no jurisdiction in the matter," he said. "Therefore, no disciplinary action by the District or School could be administered."

View the entire article while you can at NetFlixDaily.com.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Three Woodland gangsters sent up the river for 2007 drive-by

From Yolo County, District Attorney:

On October 9, Yolo Superior Court Judge David Rosenberg sentenced three Woodland men for their participation in the June 20, 2007, drive by shooting of a 15 year-old male on Pioneer Avenue in Woodland.

Read more at the Woodland Record.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Dustin's double not enough to prevent Angel sweep

Excerpts from "Ninth-inning rally ends Sox's season" by Ian Brown of MLB.com:

"We're all shocked," said Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia. "It's a tough way to lose. We fought the whole day, but they put some good at-bats together at the right time."

With some pep back in their offense, Boston rode a two-run double by Pedroia and a two-run homer by J.D. Drew to a 5-1 lead through four innings against Angels starter Scott Kazmir.

Read the entire article at Boston.RedSox.MLB.com.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Full contact alumni football

Full Gear, Full Contact Alumni Football!

Make Calls to build your team! Only One Big Event Yearly!

Right now we are building rosters for many schools. To build your team call your buddies and invite them to play! Think about who you know and call them. Who do you know over the last 15 years that was a great QB lineman, center, LB, DB, or punter? AlumniAthleticsUSA has done hundreds of games and calling fellow players is how the teams are built.

Contact Beau: (530) 888-8620, Kim: (707) 743-1226 kim@piranch.com

No one gets on the roster until they contact Beau or Kim. Once your team has 25+ guys on the Roster & your opponents have 25+ guys on their roster we call you back and set up the team meeting. At the meeting we will talk about everything from… captains to coaches to practice times, insurance, presale tickets, when you get the equipment, game time, and all that good stuff. There is a $75 fee which covers all costs: field, lights, announcer, officials, etc. We hope you are ready to play in another full gear/full contact football game!

Most Players Do Not Even Know???

Call your old coach or athletic director to get names of players that are still local.

Call the fire or police department to see if they have anyone who wants to Get Back In the Game.

Check out the softball fields or adult basketball leagues for players. Get Email addresses.

Young football coaches are often eager to play. Talk to fans at High School Games…

Sammie has taken her place with angels


Excerpt from "Thoughts on Sammie," a letter to Woodland from Matt Rexroad:

Who in our community has touched more people than Sammie Hartsfield? Seriously. Who has been the reason for more kids to be hugged or held, prayers to be offered, spouses to be appreciated, and serious self-reflection than that little girl? I can't name them. I hope that when my days on this earth are done I can touch just 1% of the people that this little girl did in a positive way.

Read the entire letter.

Our thoughts are with Sammie's family and friends.

Sammie's page at CaringBridge.org.

The By Hell Chronicles: Water

Here is a Water Protest Letter you can use.

WATER BILL POLICY BILL HOLDS UP CONSIDERATION OF 700 OTHER BILLS

AB 2572-THE SMOKING GUN DRIVING WATER METER INSTALLATION

WOODLAND RECEIVING $14.8 MILLION DOLLARS FOR WATER METERS +

WATER RATE UPDATE

Since We are going to be billed per 100 Cubic Feet, How many gallons is that?

WATER BILLS TO INCREASE-NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT

Friday, October 09, 2009

OpEd: We must work together to conserve water


By Bill Marble
Woodland City Councilman

A number of years ago my wife and I visited Israel and Egypt. The land seemed arid and dry. Near the ancient city of Caesarea we were intrigued with well-preserved portions of a large Roman aqueduct. 2,000 years ago it had carried water from Mount Carmel for over 10 miles to a thirsty populace. No longer usable, it seemed to symbolize the struggles of a once powerful civilization to provide water to its people.

The picture of that aqueduct remains with me as I think about the three-year drought that threatens California’s future. Some of the driest water years on record, aging infrastructure and complex regulations have combined with our increasing population to bring about a water crisis. Its dimensions extend to people and plants, farms and fish, towns and trees.

Water conservation and efficiency must involve us all as we work together to preserve and use this very precious resource.

Read more at the Woodland Record.

Roman aquaduct near Caesarea, Israel. Photo by Bill Marble.

Pedroia 1 for 4 in playoff loss to Angels

Angels turn tide on Red Sox in Game 1
By Lyle Spencer, MLB.com

Excerpt: Lackey, 0-3 in six postseason starts since that '02 Fall Classic finale, ran into trouble with two out in the sixth on Dustin Pedroia's single and a walk to Victor Martinez. But Figgins, with the runners moving on a full count, handled Kevin Youkilis' chopper for a force at third.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

School district continues excess spending, gets trustee's goat


From the Woodland Record:

What might have been a romantic notion or a learning opportunity of goats grazing in a pasture has ended up costing the Woodland Joint Unified School District twice as much money to eliminate the weeds on one of its properties.

After receiving warnings from the Woodland Fire Department about the fire danger of the overgrown brush in the 20-acre field just south of Pioneer High School and Woodland Community College, the school district decided to act. Just before the school year began in early August, the school district rented a herd of goats from Ecosystem Concepts of Dixon – at the cost of $10,000 – to eat the weeds and get rid of the fire danger.

Read more at the Woodland Record.

Goats cleared the school district's 20-acre property for $10,000. Photo by Brian Trainer.

Woodland gangsters arrested for Arco assault, parolee and unidentified female still at large


From the City of Woodland - Police Department:

On Thursday October 1, Woodland Police gang detectives arrested Jose Rivas, 22 years of age, Arturo Vega, 23, of age, and Michael Santiago, 25, all from Woodland in connection to the robbery/assault that occurred on September 20th at the Arco Gas Station located at 450 County Road 102 in Woodland. All three subjects have been booked into the Yolo County Jail on charges of robbery, mayhem and the gang enhancement with a one million dollar bail.

Read more at the Woodland Record.

WANTED: Matthew Martin is also a parolee wanted by the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Larry King Live Caught on tape

This is pretty incredible. Did anyone catch this on Larry King Live? It seems real to me?

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Y.E.S. fundraiser offers one-of-a-kind art work and jewelry


Are you looking for one of a kind art work or jewelry?

Please join Yolo Employment Services (Y.E.S.) on Saturday, October 10, from 4 to 7 pm, at 660 Sixth Street in Woodland for its Oktoberfest Open House & Art Auction.

There will be delicious German foods and desserts, beer and wine tasting, and a raffle for gift baskets, potted plants and works of art. Tickets can be purchased for $25 at the Y.E.S. main office at 660 Sixth Street, or at the event. Attendees will get unlimited wine, beer and german food. All proceeds will go to Y.E.S. to keep the doors open for the mentally challenged in our community.

This is an event of the Yolo Employment Services Art Project: "Y.E.S., we can do art for you!" Art work was created by Y.E.S. clients and job coach/art project originator Pat Lucero

A free preview of art to be auctioned will be available on Friday, October 9, from 2 to 4 pm at the site of the Octoberfest: Y.E.S. facilities located at 660 Sixth Street in Woodland. Auction items include paintings, gift baskets and handmade jewelry.

Hurry... still time to catch last Trivia Night at Morrison's

Josh Hilliard sent a Facebook message to the members of Trivia Night at Morrison's:

Tonight is the last scheduled Trivia Night at Morrison's Downstairs! Come and see who walks away with what could be eternal bragging rights. Get there early to enjoy tonight's Ten Spot – one of Morrison's famous burgers, fries, and an ice cold domestic beer all for TEN BUCKS! You can't go wrong there.

Arriving early also affords you the ability to pick your favorite table. Don't be late, game starts at 6:30 sharp. See you all tonight!

Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation to discontinue resort project

From Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation:

The Tribal Council of the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation has decided not to proceed with the currently proposed version of its Destination Resort Project (DRP).

While Cache Creek Casino Resort patronage remains strong, the Tribal Council has conducted a thorough re-examination of the plans for expansion envisioned in its DRP, and has concluded that it is prudent to focus its efforts, investing in existing core business operations.

The Tribe, which has been engaged in prolonged and contentious negotiations and arbitration with Yolo County since completing its Tribal Environmental Impact Report last year, has informed Yolo County of its decision.

The Tribe continues to pay more than $5 million a year to the county under an intergovernmental agreement for its last expansion, and is the largest private employer in Yolo County.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Downtown Garage Project officially dead

From the Woodland Record:


During tomorrow evening's Woodland City Council meeting, staff will present its report on the "Parking Needs Study" (a.k.a. the Fehr and Peers "Downtown Parking Analysis") and will recommend that council, acting as the Redevelopment Agency Board, direct staff to "cease further actions regarding the development of a parking structure in association with the courthouse project."

Fehr and Peers, the consultants hired by council to conduct the study, recently finalized their study after needing more time to consider a change in the city's assumptions about courthouse parking. Their plan did leave the door open for a future garage or garages – in accord with a scheme that surfaced in a 2004 Council/Redevelopment Agency communication, when then city manager Richard Kirkwood began to firm up a plan for a cinema complex at the corner of Third and Main Streets. That scheme was already at least three years old at that time since the 2001 Downtown Parking Management Plan and the 2003 Downtown Specific Plan each set the groundwork for an unusual fixation on a downtown garage.

Read more at the Woodland Record.

Read the staff report.

Diagram: According to the consultant's study, peak parking in downtown Woodland occurs at 2 pm, Monday through Friday. The lots shown in dark brown (above) are used at the desired 85% occupancy during the peak time, while the light brown lots are "never more than 50% full."

National 4-H Week is underway, now is the time to join


From Yolo County 4-H:

This week (October 5-10) is National 4-H Week. 4-H has a long history in Yolo County, and is the nation’s largest Youth Development Program. In Yolo County, more than 439 4-H members and 209 volunteers are involved in 4‑H through traditional clubs, and hundreds more participate in group and outreach activities.

The fundamental 4-H ideal of practical, “learn by doing” experiences encourage youth to experiment, innovate and think independently. Youth are encouraged to find their true passions, gain confidence and give back to the community. The 4 “H’s” stand for Head, Heart, Hands, and Health and represent the four core areas of successful youth development. The research based program is administered by the University of California and is also jointly funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and the County of Yolo.

Read more at the Woodland Record.

At the 4-H Spring Show this this year, Ally Peart pledged all the proceeds of the sale of her market goat to the Samantha Hartsfield's Ride for Life Fund. Ally raised nearly $17,000 for her best friend Sami's fund. Courtesy photo.

About the photo: See "Ally pledges the four "H"s for best friend Sami" at the Woodland Record.

Woodland Outdoor Wanderers to hike in Bidwell Park on Oct. 17


From Woodland Outdoor Wanderers:

Big Chico Creek, pictured above, flows through the upper reaches of Bidwell Park, Chico, California. The Woodland Outdoor Wanderers will be holding their October 16t hike at Bidwell Park. WOW's hikes are open to all community members without cost. Courtesy photo.

On Saturday, October 17, the Woodland Outdoor Wanderers will be taking trip to Chico to visit and hike in Bidwell Park.

Bidwell Park, is the legacy of its founders General John and Annie Bidwell, contemporaries and partners of Sacramento's John Sutter. In 1905 the pioneer couple deeded 1,900 acres to Chico for public use. Over the years, the park has grown to 3,670 acres, making it one of the largest municipal parks in the U.S. The Park traverses Big Chico Creek 11 miles from Bidwell mansion to Upper Bidwell Park.

Read more at the Woodland Record - What's Happening.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

DA supporters listed after fundraising event

Excerpt from DD/NetflixPopUnder.com:

The event also served as a fundraiser for Reisig's next campaign; he raised at least $35,000. Primary sponsors of the event of were:

Patriot Sponsors-$3,500: Kirby Wells.

Platinum Sponsors-$2,000: Rumsey Rancheria, Wilkinson International, and Dave Roberts.

Gold Sponsors-$1,500: Wilson Farms, and the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association.

Silver Sponsors-$750: Yolo County Sheriff Ed Prieto; Richard Hamilton; the Law Offices of Steve Sabbadini; Dr. Scott Vinson, DMD; Allaye Chan Law Corporation; Law Offices of Hansen, Kohls, Jones, Sommer & Jacobs; and Topo Padilla of Greg Padilla Bail Bonds.

Bronze Sponsors-$350: Cross Courts Athletic Club; Tom Osborne of Osborne consulting; Assemblyman Jim Nielsen; Former Yolo County Chief Probation Officer Don Meyer; Vic Bucher, CPA; Paradise Pools; John Morgan of Alex Padilla Bail Bonds; Cathy Kennedy; David Reade of DSR Enterprise; and Marlin Wineberger.

VIP Sponsors-$175: Jeff and Adrienne Monroe; Nick Warner; Dr. Jeff Phillips of Phillips Chiropractic; Assistant District Attorney Garrett Hamilton; Jim and Ramona Hectle; Woodland Residential Services; Sacramento International Jet Center; Yolo County Supervisor Duane Chamberlain; Park Buris Queens; Tam Kam; Kurt and Shelly Hunt of Coldwell Banker Real Estate; Friedberg and Parker Law Office; Will Davis; Glen Holderreed of Quacera Capital Management LLC; and Doug and Diane Young.

Read the entire endorsement while it's up.

Woodland teen convicted of kidnapping, raping and assaulting Jr. High classmate

From Yolo County – District Attorney:

On September 30 a Yolo County jury convicted 16 year-old Woodlander Alejandro Alfonso Sanchez of Woodland, of forcible rape, kidnapping and assault.

On January 24, 2009, in the city of Woodland, Sanchez brutally kidnapped, raped and assaulted his 14 year-old victim, with whom he was acquainted from junior high school. Sanchez told the victim that he was going to rape her and when she did not cooperate, he choked her. The next thing the victim remembered was waking up naked in the backseat of Sanchez’s car while he was driving somewhere in the country. The victim put her clothes back on and then jumped out of the moving car in a desperate attempt to save her life. A good samaritan picked up the victim and took her home where her parents immediately took her to the hospital.

Read more at the Woodland Record.

Friday, October 02, 2009

First Friday event: Weaving demo at Main Street Antiques (Dead Cat Alley sale on Saturday)

Main Street Antiques is a cooperative made up of 12 dealers. Each dealer brings a unique perspective into the world of antiques and collectibles. Some dealers specialize in depression glass, vintage clothing and baby items, others may offer a large collection of books, records or tools. In our store you will find military items, vintage fishing lures, a large selection of jewelry and furniture and much more.

Upcoming Main Street Antiques events:

Oct. 2 - First Friday Downtown, 6 to 9 pm. Art galleries, restaurants and retail shops will be open late. Main Street Antiques will be having a weaving demonstration on a vintage loom that came from a local estate.

Read more at the Woodland Record.

First Friday event: Extraordinary selections at Blue Wing Gallery


By Clare L. Bailey for Blue Wing Gallery:

Who’s Who in America? Who’s Who in the World? Who’s coming to The Blue Wing Gallery… Kenneth Potter that’s who!

Meet Kenneth Potter and view an extraordinary exhibit from this diversified artist. Opening reception Friday, October 2, from 6 to 9 pm. Mr. Potter will be on hand to greet the guests and to sign books and prints.

Read more at the Woodland Record.

Gearhead Records hosts free release party for Trevor Childs & The Beholders tonight


From GearheadRecords.com:

Gearhead Records is throwing a free in-store performance/pizza party here at the Gearhead Records store and you're invited!

The bass player and guitar player from Red Planet, Gordon and Chris have a brand new band, Trevor Childs & The Beholders. They've just released a new record, and will be making a stop to play an in store at Gearhead Records (and Stuff), our retail boutique this Friday, October 2!

Gearhead Records Headqaurters is located at 39 Fifth Street Suite C, Woodland.

Read more at the Woodland Record.