Settlement reached on adult day health care

A lawsuit challenging the state’s elimination of adult day health care as a Medi-Cal benefit was settled Thursday, with the state agreeing to preserve those services for people at risk for being institutionalized. Under the agreement, thousands of low-income disabled and elderly adults in California will transition to a new program called Community-Based Adult Services. […]

Veterans served by Yolo Hospice

More than 40 years ago, Mike served as a U.S. Marine in the late 1960s, completing two tours of duty on the front line in the Vietnam War. The Department of Veterans Affairs has determined that Mike’s congestive heart failure may be a result of his exposure to the potent herbicide, Agent Orange. Yolo Hospice […]

Stocks end little changed as Europe worries ease

Stocks finished about where they started Friday as investors balanced positive signs for the U.S. economy with a looming deadline for a deficit-cutting committee in Congress. Steep declines earlier in the week left the market with its worst weekly loss since September. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 25.43 points, or 0.2 percent, to close […]

Shop the market before Thanksgiving

The Davis Farmers Market will be open from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday in Central Park, Third and C streets, to fill local shoppers’ Thanksgiving needs. More than 60 vendors will offer everything for your holiday table but the turkey, including organic produce; seasonal fruits and vegetables; cheeses; wines; apple juice; herbs and flowers; fresh-baked […]

Occupy UC Davis sets up encampment on Quad

Inside one of 30 or so tents set up along the Centennial Walkway dividing the UC Davis Quad, Soo Lee checked Facebook on her laptop. Elsewhere in the hours-old Occupy UC Davis encampment early Thursday evening, someone strummed a guitar and a handful of about 50 protesters sang along to The Beatles’ “Revolution” and Eurythmics’ […]

How much are we really riding our bikes?

By Robb Davis Just after Davis was named, for a second time, a “Platinum Bicycling City” by the League of American Bicyclists, results of the 2010 American Community Survey showed that 22 percent of Davisites commute to work by bicycle. The survey is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau and is based on a relatively […]

Men’s talk circle meets Dec. 6

The next Community Men’s Talk & Drum Circle meets from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at FamiliesFirst, 2100 Fifth St. (next door to the main post office). It is open to all men age 18 and older and is free. The Men’s Talk & Drum Circles are designed to create new safe ways […]

Korean journalists learn about Yolo tourism options

A group of 16 newspaper journalists from Korea recently made a visit to the Yolo County Visitors Bureau offices in downtown Davis. The stop was part of a tour of Northern California organized by Brain Pack, an education consulting firm in Seoul, Korea. The purpose of the visit was to educate the journalists about the […]

E Street Promenade is topic of DDBA lunch

What would be the benefits of creating an enhanced pedestrian and bicycle experience downtown by way of a promenade on E Street? Hear about this proposal for the downtown, and share your thoughts during a brown-bag lunch discussion exploring this idea, from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. The […]

New deficit deal proving elusive as deadline nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats on Congress’ deficit-reduction supercommittee have resumed face-to-face meetings after more than a week of backbiting and stalemate. But the 12-member panel is still limping toward a Thanksgiving deadline with no tangible evidence of a potential breakthrough on a debt plan, even after a handful of panel members met Thursday […]

School board holds steady on parcel tax amount

The Davis school board voted Thursday night to put a five-year, $320-per-year parcel tax before voters in a mail-only election next spring. Apartment dwellers would be charged $150 per year. Trustees took action after reviewing the results of a poll conducted last week that indicates continued support for extending the long-standing local school tax at […]

Coach Les needs wide bodies on the bench

HOOP DREAMS … the email arrived unexpectedly, seemingly out of the blue … it was an invitation from a representative of the UC Davis men’s basketball team for me to attend tonight’s Aggie showdown with Stanford at the Pavilion … fair enough … but it also requested my presence at the team’s morning “shoot-around,” the […]

UCD police: ‘noose’ vandalism not a hate crime

A student who confessed writing “Use me as a noose” on a yellow Veterans Day ribbon was making an “ironic statement as part of his artistic endeavors” — not committing a hate crime. That’s the result of a UC Davis police investigation into the vandalism, according to a news release from UCD on Thursday. The […]