Home Instead offers free Alzheimer’s training

The Home Instead Senior Care office serving Yolo and Solano counties is offering a unique approach to help area families manage the challenges of Alzheimer’s and other dementias, diseases that eventually rob seniors of their memories and independence. Free training for families caring for these older adults is now available through online e-learning modules, available […]

June 01, 2012 | Posted in Seniors | Tagged ,

See electric gliders fly Saturday

Community members are invited to attend two upcoming Sacramento Valley Soaring Society glider events. The first is Saturday and features electric gliders. They launch en masse using their electric motors, which automatically shut off at 200 meters, then hunt for thermals to stay aloft. Saturday, June 9, features a thermal duration event, in which gliders […]

June 01, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Dine out Wednesday for a good cause

The Davis High School field hockey team will host a pizza fundraiser from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Lamppost Pizza, 1260 Lake Blvd. in West Davis. Mention the team when you order a medium, large or extra-large pizza for dine-in or take-out, and the team will receive a percentage of your order to purchase […]

June 01, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Gibson House will be open Saturday

The Gibson House Museum, 512 Gibson Road in Woodland, will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. A docent will guide visitors through the mansion and explain what life was like in the Woodland area in the mid-1880s. The museum is open the first Saturday and last Sunday of the month. Call the office at (530) […]

June 01, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Rare meteorite fragment donated to UC Davis

UC Davis alumnus Gregory Jorgensen presented UC Davis geologist Qing-Zhu Yin with a donation Wednesday of a meteorite piece that fell beside his driveway. The meteorite, a rare carbonaceous chondrite, contains the dust and grains that helped form the Earth and other planets more than 4.5 billion years ago. Yin calls it “invaluable” to science […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged

Thousands expected for tsunami drill in Ore. town

By Jeff Barnard COOS BAY, Ore. — Thousands of people in three Oregon coastal communities planned to hold their first tsunami evacuation drill Thursday, stirred to action by the 2011 tsunami that devastated coastal towns in Japan. Coos Bay Fire Chief Stan Gibson said the vivid TV images of last year’s tsunami in Japan have […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Greenwald’s husband blocked other candidates’ signs

Vandalism of City Council campaign lawn signs hit the public eye this week when Councilwoman Sue Greenwald’s husband, Mike Syvanen, was discovered moving and blocking other candidates’ signs in East Davis on Sunday. Greenwald has confirmed that it was her husband who had blocked the signs along Covell Boulevard. “I asked him not to get […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Shootings leave 6 dead in Seattle

By Gene Johnson SEATTLE — A city already anxious about a recent spate of shootings was rattled further when a man walked into an arts cafe near a Seattle university and opened fire, fatally wounding four people. Police say he later killed a woman during a carjacking before shooting himself. As officers closed in during […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Hubby won’t be assigned to sign detail

STAND BY YOUR MAN … in a topsy-turvy campaign that has gone on much too long, we finally have our own half-blown scandal — call it Greengate — where one candidate’s operatives claim to have photographic evidence that Sue Greenwald’s husband, Mike, put up “Greenwald for Council” lawn signs that somehow blocked the lawn signs […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Bills in Legislature may bring tuition relief

By Wyatt Buchanan SACRAMENTO — Students in California’s public colleges and universities, who have seen their tuition and fees rise continuously, could see some relief as early as this fall under bills passed in each house of the Legislature on Wednesday. Lawmakers in the Assembly and Senate approved separate measures that would provide a generous tuition break for middle-class students […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Wolk plans one last meet-and-greet on Friday

Davis City Councilman Dan Wolk, who is seeking re-election, invites community members to join him for a final meet-and-greet before Election Day on Tuesday. The campaign event will take place Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at University Park Inn, 1111 Richards Blvd., in Davis. This is a free event. Drinks and appetizers will be […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

California Telehealth Network becomes independent nonprofit

By Charles Casey The California Telehealth Network, a groundbreaking initiative of broadband-connected health-care sites launched in large part by the University of California Office of the President and UC Davis Health System, formally has become an independent, not-for-profit organization. The transition took place this month after the network’s board of directors voted to approve the […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

PG&E to inspect Yolo and Solano electric lines from the air

As part of its continuing effort to ensure safety and reliability of its electric system, PG&E began conducting low-level helicopter patrols Tuesday to inspect electric distribution lines for maintenance in parts of Yolo and Solano counties, the utility said in a news release Wednesday. PG&E will continue the service through June 15. The patrol will […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Visiting a ‘sister’

A sister city delegation listens to Karen Block, industry relations manager in the UC Davis viticulture and enology department, describe the TJ fermentor’s innovative temperature controller during a tour of the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science’s Teaching and Research Winery at UCD on Wednesday. Six delegates were visiting this week from Huishan […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,