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Arcadia Biosciences’ gluten research earns $2 million grant

A local company’s research that may improve the lives of millions of people around the world is being supported by a $2 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders. The research involves finding a natural reduction of gluten within cereal grain crops. Arcadia Biosciences Inc., one of the players in […]

October 13, 2013 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

EAL field hockey race heats up as Chico beats DHS

Even if you just had the alternating chants of the respective fans of the Davis High and Chico field hockey teams to judge by, you’d know it was a heated affair on Friday at Brown Stadium. And for the Blue Devils, losing 2-1 was difficult to accept, especially given that the Panthers are DHS’ primary […]

October 06, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Former U.S. Secretary of the Interior issues wake-up call in Davis speech

More than 200 academics, advocates and those interested in environmental law packed into UC Davis’ King Hall for an examination of the Fish and Wildlife Service’s Endangered Species Act on its 40th anniversary. Former U.S. Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt delivered the keynote address at Friday’s daylong event. He spoke of the Endangered Species Act’s […]

October 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Local business branching out after acquisition

Vitalea Science, a Davis company that’s now owned by Germany-based Eckert & Ziegler, is in the process of increasing its services and is considering expansion. The technology-driven business, which has a laboratory at 2121 Second St., has provided bio-analytical measurements for drug development and biological research since 2003. Stephen Dueker, the company’s chief scientific officer […]

October 06, 2013 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Large crowd cheers consistent Blue Devil volleyball team

It took the Davis High girls volleyball team only three games to claim victory over Franklin in both squads’ Delta Valley Conference opener on Thursday night. Thus, the record-setting 190 Blue Devil fans who packed into The Cage were collecting their belongings and heading to the door sooner than they’ve been accustomed to. “We went […]

October 04, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged , ,

Davisites reach out to Myanmar

You can help What: “From Yolo to Myanmar … With Love,” a fundraiser for the Myanmar Children’s Foundation When: 4:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday Where: 732 B St., the home of Davis City Councilman Lucas Frerichs Tickets: $25 per person ($15 for students), available online at fromyolotomyanmar.bpt.me; additional donations to help build a school dormitory or sponsor […]

October 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Research, policy are key in supporting ag, Chamber panelists say

There’s nothing new about how robust Yolo County’s agricultural economy is, yet there’s a certain buzz surrounding this “green Silicon Valley.” Speaking to Davis Chamber of Commerce members Tuesday about the future of regional agriculture were David Shabazian, senior planner for the Sacramento Area Council of Governments; Pam Marrone, founder and CEO of Marrone Bio […]

October 02, 2013 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Heartbreaking story accompanies search for missing dog

A grief-stricken Davis family hopes the community can help find the beloved pet of a young woman who died unexpectedly earlier this summer. A $1,000 reward is being offered for the safe return of Calliope, a 6-year-old female dog that’s a brindle pit bull and German shepherd mix. Calliope belonged to Samantha Young, who died […]

October 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Energy is lacking in DHS volleyball loss

As with photosynthesis, in which a plant collects energy from the sun, the Davis High girls volleyball team draws from a few shining moments and an invigorated crowd. But there was something amiss from that process as the Blue Devils were defeated by Roseville’s Tigers, 25-21, 11-25, 23-25, 26-28, at The Cage on Thursday night. […]

September 27, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

UCD students’ social media tool garners attention

Social media can be for more than just sharing cat pictures. A group of UC Davis students are using it as a new way of voicing concerns about one’s workplace. Their idea for an online application earned them an invitation from the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) to a quadrennial conference in […]

September 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Despite water polo win, DHS boys coach wants more

It may have looked like the Davis High boys water polo team aced its fourth test of the 2013 season in a 14-4 win over Oak Ridge on Tuesday at Arroyo Pool. But after the victory, which put the Blue Devils at 4-0 on the season, DHS head coach Tracy Stapleton’s report card read something […]

September 25, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Cresting Blue Devil girls splash into Trojans

The Davis High girls water polo team’s combined dexterity had Oak Ridge battling a swift current in the otherwise placid Arroyo Pool on Tuesday. And it resulted in the Blue Devils sweeping away the Trojans, 16-4. But in their pursuit of a fifth consecutive Sac-Joaquin Section title, DHS (6-1 overall, 2-0 in league) isn’t out of […]

September 25, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Davis educator works for change in Africa

Learn more Who: Don Lotter talking about his work in Tanzania When: 7 p.m. Thursday Where: International House, 10 College Park Info: 530-753-5007 The issues associated with Africa’s food security, environmental protection and educational system cannot be solved by any one person alone. Good thing Don Lotter, 61, has the ear of hundreds of students […]

September 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Longtime local religious leader returns to Davis

The call for service at a campus ministry is not one that the Rev. Jim Kitchens can let go unanswered. So when the Cal Aggie Christian Association, a nearly 100-year-old ministry at UC Davis, asked for an interim director, Kitchens responded. He shared his reasoning for feeling so indebted to ministries for students in particular: […]

September 24, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,
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