UCD study: Consider climate change in hydropower relicensing

Climate change must receive serious consideration as officials contemplate whether to relicense hydroelectric projects throughout California, advises a watershed scientist at UC Davis. “Given the rapidity of climate warming, and its anticipated impacts to natural and human communities, future long-term (typically 30-50 years) fixed licenses of hydropower operation will be ill prepared to adapt if possible hydrologic changes are […]

WestEd graduates 20 mental health professionals

WOODLAND — Rebecca Brunette, mental health clinician at the Yolo Family Services Agency, couldn’t believe how fast the two years went by as a student in the WestEd Center for Prevention and Early Intervention’s First 5 Yolo Early Childhood Mental Health Training Series. “I learned so much in two years. There is new information coming […]

July 4 run benefits Woodland schools

This year, families and athletes have a new reason to kick off their Independence Day festivities with Woodland’s annual fun run. The 2011 Woodland Schools Foundation July 4th Run will raise funds for Woodland public schools. WSF is hosting this year’s event, which features both a one-mile fun run and a five-mile timed run. Both […]

Woodland sex offender headed to prison

SACRAMENTO — A Woodland man is headed to prison for 10 months for failing to register as a sex offender, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. U.S. district judge John Mendez sentenced Travis Grey, 27, of Woodland, to 10 months in prison along with 10 years of supervision after his release, according to a […]

Radio show wraps up Quinn series

This week’s edition of the radio show, “How She Really Does It,” will feature the fourth installment in a series with author Mick Quinn. The show, hosted by Koren Motekaitis, airs live from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays on KDRT 95.7 FM and streams live online at http://www.howshereallydoesit.com. Born in Ireland, Quinn came to the […]

Spend a night at the Sacramento Zoo

Explore the Sacramento Zoo in a whole new light — moonlight. The Overnight Safari offers families the chance to experience this unique side of the zoo without the rush of the daytime crowds. Meet some of the animals up close and personal. Then, as night falls, camp out under the stars just yards away from […]

N Street Cohousing hosts open house

N Street Cohousing, the oldest and most well-known “retrofit” cohousing community in the country, plans its first official open house on Saturday. The event, from 1 to 3 p.m., will allow those interested in living at N Street Cohousing to tour this unique community of 18 homes in East Davis. The community center is at 716 […]

Celebration set to raise money for documentary

A celebration and fundraiser — to help a Davis resident fund the making of a documentary to help children in a Nepalese orphanage — is planned from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Central Park in Davis. All are invited to attend, and it’s free to enjoy live music by local musicians Laura Sandage, David Tralle […]

Council: ConAgra can apply to develop old cannery site

ConAgra can begin the formal application process for developing the former Hunt-Wesson tomato cannery site, the Davis City Council decided at its meeting Tuesday night. ConAgra, which owns the 100-acre property on East Covell Boulevard, wants to build a 20-acre business park and a progressively high- to low-density community of 610 homes. A greenbelt, urban-farm buffer and […]

Wiener war shakes Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — This is a dog fight Chicago will relish. Vienna Beef, one of the world’s most famous hot dog makers, is suing the owner of a rival hot dog company, accusing him of either stealing Vienna’s 118-year-old recipe or lying to customers by claiming that he’s using it. The rival is none other […]

Botched budget means no pay for lawmakers

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The man who cuts California’s paychecks has a costly message for lawmakers who tried to meet a voter-imposed deadline with the budget they passed last week: Not good enough. Controller John Chiang took the rare step Tuesday of halting paychecks for all 120 state lawmakers after he reviewed the budget Democrats approved […]

A reasoned argument just won’t fly here

One of the joys of living in this town is the engagement most citizens have with the issues of the day. Especially local issues. Be it the tripling of water rates, firing a high school basketball coach or giving away the store to Zipcar, folks have an opinion. And, unlike other towns where folks might […]

Online registration opens soon for bicycle parade

Local residents who like to be first in line may begin registering July 1 for the second annual Davis Parade of Bicycles, an effort to break the Guinness world record set last year in Davis for the longest single line of moving bicycles. Online registration for the parade on Sunday, Oct. 2, will be available […]

Author will talk about food’s link with mood

Trudy Scott, a food mood expert, nutrition, speaker and author will present her new book at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. Her book is “The Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood & End Cravings,” published […]