Faculty recognized for contributions to science

The following scientific societies have named UC Davis professors as fellows in recognition of their outstanding contributions to science and society: * Seven professors have been named fellows in the American Chemical Society: Distinguished professor Alan Balch, professor emeritus William Jackson and professors Sheila David, Susan Kauzlarich, Gang-yu Liu and Claude Meares, all of the department of chemistry; along with James […]

The other student loan problem: too little debt

By Justin Pope LONG BEACH (AP) — Jesse Yeh uses the UC Berkeley library instead of buying textbooks. He scrounges for free food at campus events and occasionally skips meals. He’s stopped exercising and sleeps five to six hours per night so he can take 21 credits — a course load so heavy he had […]

City ups its goal for recycling

Thanks to action taken last week by the Davis City Council, Davis is the first city in the Sacramento region and Central Valley to adopt a zero-waste resolution. This resolution sets a new goal for Davis to achieve 75 percent recycling by 2020 by implementing zero-waste strategies. According to Dean Newberry, chairman of the Natural […]

Bergman film to be screened Friday

“The Inn of the Sixth Happiness,” a 1958 U.S. film directed by Mark Robson, will be screened Friday as part of the International Film series, now in its 15th year. The series is co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and International House. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, open at 7:30 p.m. and the […]

Mental health support offered in Spanish

NAMI-Yolo, a chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, sponsors an ongoing support group in Spanish for those who care for a family member or friend living with a psychiatric disorder. The group provides Yolo County families with a secure and friendly environment for sharing experiences, problem-solving strategies and information about mental illness, including […]

Bohart open house features insects in winter

Where do insects go in the winter? UC Davis’ Bohart Museum of Entomology will answer this question at an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, themed “Insects in the Winter Wonderland.” The event, free and open to the public, is the last of the 2011 weekend open houses at the Bohart Museum, in […]

Protein helps bacteria ‘talk,’ triggers plants’ defenses

Special to The Enterprise Scientists have discovered a new signal that helps invading bacteria communicate but also helps targeted rice plants coordinate defensive attacks on the disease-causing invaders, a finding that could lead to new methods of combating infection not just in plants, but in humans. Findings from the study, conducted by a team of […]

Courthouse parking site purchase gets state approval

Planning for a new Yolo County Courthouse reached another milestone Friday with the State Public Works Board’s approval of a land purchase for off-site parking, court officials announced Monday. The land purchased from Union Pacific Railroad will be used to construct an estimated 226 parking spaces southeast of the courthouse, which is slated for the […]

UC inks deal with clerical workers

The University of California on Monday announced a new five-year agreement with clerical workers. The pact with the Coalition of University Employees calls for a 3 percent wage increase for 2011-12, retroactive to July, 3 percent annual raises for the next three years and then a 2 percent raise in 2015-16. The average salary for […]

Fibromyalgia support group will meet

The Northern Cal Fibro Friends will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday in the conference room of the VacaValley Hospital, at 1000 Nut Tree Road in Vacaville. All who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia or have a member of their family or a friend with fibromyalgia are welcome at these meetings. There is no […]

SoCal storm leaves behind heavy rain, 1 death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A winter storm is heading out of Southern California after dumping an inch or more of rain in some areas and contributing to at least one traffic death. The National Weather Service says showers and thunderstorms will linger through part of Tuesday. The mountains in Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego […]

New data narrows hunt for elusive particle

GENEVA (AP) — Scientists hunting for an elusive subatomic particle say they’ve found “intriguing hints” that it exists, narrowing down the search for what is believed to be a basic building block of the universe. The Higgs boson — popularly referred to as the “God particle” — is more likely to be found in the […]

Retail sales rise for sixth straight month

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans spent more on autos, furniture and clothing at the start of the crucial holiday shopping season, boosting retail sales for a sixth straight month. Retail sales rose 0.2 percent in November, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. That’s lower than October’s gain, which was revised higher to show a 0.6 percent increase. […]

Two dead after Belgian grenade attack

LIEGE, Belgium (AP) — Belgian media are reporting that 64 people have been injured, and two killed, in a hand grenade and gunfire attack in the eastern city of Liege. The attack took place at midday Tuesday near a courthouse in a busy central square. The scene in the city center is chaotic, and news […]