Fabian Garcia, The Daily Democrat

Fabian Garcia

The Daily Democrat

Woodland, CA, United States

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Past articles by Fabian:

Craftsman comes out of the woodwork

As easily as Woodland mechanic Martin Jensen could fix up your car, he could just as well cut you a new kitchen table if you asked him.Sitting on the corner of California Street and Lincoln Avenue next to The Car Wash, the unpaved parking lot a → Read More

Witness again refuses to testify

The domestic violence case against a former Woodland-area California Highway Patrol officer may need to proceed without its primary witness: his spouse.Deputy District Attorney Deanna Hays expressed Monday in Yolo Superior Court that Armando Or → Read More

Woodland celebrates the Dream

For the second year in a row, the city of Woodland came together to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his vision of equality, unity and fellowship among all people.Held within the confines of downtown’s Heritage Plaza, the normally w → Read More

Ride along with Woodland PD

Officer John Riley looked perhaps more austere and straight-faced than any other cop who could have walked through the lobby doors coming to pick up their ride along passenger for the day.As a 12-year vet going on his thirteenth, he immediately → Read More

Woodland hit-and-run suspects arraigned

Three suspects alleged to be involved in a hit-and-run that left a Woodland man dead this past November were arraigned together this week, all of whom entered not guilty pleas in Yolo Superior Court. Raymond Contreras, 34, along with his girlfriend Norma Gentry, 23, and her father, 50-year-old Roberto Sanchez, each had their own private attorneys tell Commissioner Kent O’Mara their pleas Friday,… → Read More

Attempted rape suspect giggles in court

Facing charges such as kidnapping to commit rape, among other felonies, defendant Michael Hernandez blurted out a cartoonish laugh in court this week as a judge listened to the results of his mental competency evaluation.Hernandez, 18, was orde → Read More

Reward offered for info on tortured pit bull

Responding to a gruesome discovery of a dead pit bull found bound and gagged in Woodland last week, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is offering a reward for information on those responsible.PETA released a statement Thursday say → Read More

Samantha Green psychiatric records to be withheld

Any psychiatric records that might exist under Samantha Green’s name will be withheld for now from a District Attorney’s Office that is pursuing her for the murder of her infant son.In Yolo County Superior Court Tuesday, Judge Dav → Read More

Trial set for Madison suspect

A trial date for Madison stabbing suspect Daniel Portugal was set this week in Yolo County Superior Court after an incident last year that left multiple witnesses hospitalized.Portugal was scheduled Monday to face a jury late next month for all → Read More

Child assault case gets new trial date

With time running out and pressure from an impatient court on his back, Public Defender Joseph Gocke was finally able to catch a break this week on behalf of his client, child assault suspect Darnell Dorsey.After strong objections in Yolo Count → Read More

County takes in trees, holiday recyclables

As residents wind down from December’s bonanza that is Christmas, Yolo County has opened up three weeks to drop off leftover holiday junk at no cost, including any lingering evergreens in the house.Two waste facilities will be open for r → Read More

Woodland’s CrossFit offers general fitness for all

As the international sensation that is CrossFit has seemed to have grown into the quintessential benchmark of competitive fitness sports, Woodland’s CrossFit EPOC owner Paul Jasch says his facility has never been geared toward vying for medals. → Read More

Woodland night scene gears up for New Year’s

With a handful of new venues having set up shop in downtown Woodland this past year, each one is approaching New Year’s Eve and all of its implied fun, and potential danger, with slightly different philosophies.While a few of these newer → Read More

California mattress recycling open for business

Yolo County residents, and all others up and down the state, can finally sleep easy at night knowing the mattress they lay upon will be recycled responsibly heading into the new year and beyond.California became the second state in the country → Read More

Woodland’s landscaping industry sees varying effects of drought

As California finishes its fourth consecutive year of drought and awaits the onset of El Niño, different players in Woodland’s landscaping sector are noticing varying effects on business.One thing seems ceratin, though: more and mor → Read More

County primed for medical pot regulations

In conjunction with a three-bill legislative package signed by the governor this past October, Yolo County is likely to see its own local regulations on medical marijuana going forward in 2018.During a recent Board of Supervisors meeting, a lob → Read More

CHiPs for Kids brings toy giveaway to locals

Christmas came early for several hundred impoverished children this year as the California Highway Patrol’s annual CHiPs for Kids Toy Drive wrapped up in Yolo County this week.Partnering with Yolo County Housing — which offers aff → Read More

Sidetracked salmon rescued, released into Sacramento River

Operation Salmon Rescue is in full swing in Yolo County, where hundreds of the endangered fish are getting a second shot at life.Since as early as this past September, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife has teamed up with both local and → Read More

‘Star Wars’ opening in Woodland draws calm, steady crowds

In a galaxy far, far away from the hysteria in nearby cities, Woodland moviegoers enjoyed their own premiere of the latest “Star Wars” film with room to breathe and seats to spare.Compared to theaters in Davis and Sacramento → Read More

County Road 96 accident causes concern over speeding

On a wet, foggy December morning last week, members of the Pannell woke up to a shattered fence, nine uprooted redwood trees and a smoldering car that had missed a daughter’s bedroom by about 10 feet.After inspecting the scene, the Panne → Read More