Cintia Lopez, The Daily Democrat

Cintia Lopez

The Daily Democrat

Sacramento, CA, United States

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Mindy Galloway seeks understanding of Yolo cannabis growers

The executive director of the Yolo Cannabis Coalition hopes to bring community to the cannabis industry while educating those who are unfamiliar with it. Although she is not a cannabis grower herse… → Read More

Upper Crust Baking Company looks to grow

Upper Crust Baking Company has been a Davis staple for over 30 years, and the owners said the company has somewhat of a dual identity after it rose to local fame thanks to inspiration from Julia Ch… → Read More

F Street Dispensary opens up in Davis

Business is business despite what neighbors of F Street Dispensary in Davis tell the owners. Rob Reed said he and his brother have been working on opening the dispensary — located ironically at 420… → Read More

Defense attorney questions mental competence of defendant in missing Yolo teens trial

The mental competency of a defendant in the missing teens murder case will be evaluated by a psychiatrist after his attorney submitted a declaration of doubt.Bob Spangler, defense attorney for Chandale Shannon, 21, also said in court Friday aft → Read More

Identity of woman found dead at Cottonwood Massage released

The Yolo County Coroner’s Office has identified the woman who was found murdered at Cottonwood Massage Tuesday evening.Sacramento resident Junying Lu’s, 51, death is being investigated by Woodland Police as a murder. Her body was → Read More

Fruit, vegetable breeders in Woodland look to increase disease resistance

Just a few miles away from downtown Woodland is a lab where many fruits and vegetables are bred, grown and the seeds are sold.Seminis is the largest developer, grower and marketer of fruit and vegetable seeds in the world. In Woodland, an array → Read More

Woodland: Police start new Spanish-speaking outreach program

The Woodland Police Department is adding to the many services already offered, catering to the city’s Spanish-speaking community.Unidos is a program that was created years ago in Garland, Texas by Steve Dye, Woodland Police Chief Luis So → Read More

Transfer hearing delayed in missing Yolo teens case

A defense attorney for the young man accused of killing two Yolo County teens wanted to reassure the prosecution and one of the victim’s family that the case is not moving slowly at all.Judge Janet Gaard agreed on Tuesday with defense at → Read More

Mina Alali is ‘over the rainbow’ after winning Yolo Idol competition

There were 21 contestants who sang their hearts out during the 15th annual Yolo Idol competition Thursday, but only one could be the winner.Just like last year, people arrived more than a half hour before the competition began at 6:30 p.m. to c → Read More

Yolo County Fair CEO retires after 31 years

With the Yolo County Fair less than 24 hours away, Fair CEO Rita Moore was driving around the fairgrounds in a golf cart along with staff and volunteers to make sure everything was in place Tuesday afternoon.This isn’t like the other yea → Read More

La Kora taco truck serves up fresh tortillas

Editor’s Note: A Spanish version of this story will be online Wednesday morning.Homemade tortillas are a staple at La Kora taco truck in Woodland, which has been serving up tacos for 10 years.Located in the Woodland Meadows Golf C → Read More

Smoking chef competition at Tomato Festival in Woodland

The Top Tomato Chef competition was smoking as five Woodland chefs took to the “kitchen” for chance to win bragging rights and have their name be on the winners plaque.Chefs included James Ward from Father Paddy’s Irish Pub → Read More

Historic Courthouse sees ongoing renovations

Renovations at the Historic Yolo County Courthouse were continuing with the removal of asbestos this past week.The work is underway on the first floor, which is known as the basement level, of the building.Signs on the north entrance of → Read More

Longtime board member appointed as Yolo County Fair CEO

On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the fair, a new Yolo County Fair CEO has been appointed to replace Rita Moore, who is retiring in October.The Yolo County Fair will welcome longtime board member Bart F. Vannucci as the new CEO in October, → Read More

Woodland restaurants moving away from plastic straws

While California has not yet banned single-use plastic straws, local restaurants are preparing for the possibility of the bill’s passing.Restaurant owners and employees in Woodland said they are either looking into swapping plastic straw → Read More

Yolo County Crop report release delayed

The Yolo County Crop Report — which is normally published in June — is late.In fact, there’s no set publication date for the document which provides information on the types of crops being grown countywide and their overall → Read More

Mina Alali to perform at Morgan’s Mill in Woodland

Pop singer Mina Alali will perform songs from her first two albums along with new music at Morgan’s Mill.The Saturday, Aug. 18 concert will begin at 8 p.m. for an intimate evening of music and conversation with the Davis artist.Tw → Read More

Plea deal reached in Winters human trafficking case

A plea deal had the execution of prison time suspended for a Contra Costa man who pleaded no contest to having sex with a minor, administering drugs to a minor and dissuading a witness.Jeremiah Bessolo-Marsh, 21, was also charged with human tra → Read More

Yolo: State of the County Address talks homelessness

Homelessness was a hot topic during the State of the County Address, as attendees focused their questions on the subject.County Administrator Patrick Blacklock addressed concerns during the annual address held this year in West Sacramento, talk → Read More

Old Sugar Mill once produced thousands of tons of sugar

While the Old Sugar Mill may be a destination for wine tastings, it was once a sugar beet processing plant that made granulated and bulk liquid sugar for nearly 60 years.A monthly celebration at the Sugar Mill started today with its “Far → Read More