Mori Seiki breaks ground on high-tech manufacturing plant

City and county officials, as well as business leaders from the Sacramento area and Japan, were on hand Wednesday as machine tool maker Mori Seiki broke ground on a new, 195,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Davisthat will employ up to 150 people — most of them in highly skilled positions. It will be the first manufacturing facility […]

Officials say city followed law on water rate notice

Davis public works staff have printed up the Proposition 218 notices of proposed water rate hikes and will mail them out to ratepayers this week, city officials said. The notices, which are required by state law before cities can make fee adjustments, informs ratepayers of the suggested changes and sets a public hearing date — Sept. 6. […]

UCD sets forum on stem-cell therapies

UC Davis experts will discuss the potential lifesaving attributes of umbilical cord blood at a free, public forum from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the UC Davis Education Building, 4610 X St., in Sacramento. Three scientists from the UCD Institute for Regenerative Cures will talk about their own stem cell research and a new […]

UCD center lands $20 million for health research, training programs

The UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center has received $20 million in renewed federal funding. The CTSC is part of a 60-member national consortium focused on speeding the translation of laboratory findings into treatments, engaging communities in clinical research and educating new clinical and translational scientists. The renewed funding comes from the National Center […]

Hundreds lose power in South Davis

Nearly 600 South Davis residents lost power Tuesday night after hearing a “loud explosion,” according the Davis Fire Department. A transformer blew at about 7:39 p.m. near Drummond Avenue and Lillard Drive, knocking out power for 596 residents, said Denny Boyles, spokesman for the utility company Pacific Gas & Electric. Most residents had power returned […]

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 […]