Seniors more at risk for anemia: Know the signs and symptoms

It is estimated that one in 10 people over the age of 65 is anemic. Anemia is the most common blood disorder and a serious medical condition, although many patients may mistake its symptoms for daily fatigue and stress. In fact, many patients do not realize that they are anemic until they take a blood […]

Peregrine Elementary hosts fun evening at Art Beast

Local residents are invited to visit Art Beast in Sacramento on Monday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and learn about Davis’ Peregrine Elementary School while kids enjoy free art, music and science activities. Peregrine teachers will be there to host activities and talk with prospective families about the program. Art Beast is at 2226 K St. […]

Electric bike? Don’t call it ‘cheating’

In 2008, my husband, John, and I bought an electric bicycle, a BionX-equipped pedal-assist bike. Before I go further, let me disclose that we are now e-bike dealers. After riding it, we thought, “This is something people should know about!” An e-bike is to our transportation what a cell phone is to most people’s communication […]

UCD’s Biggs to step down after 2012 football season

Bob Biggs, who has given 38 years to the UC Davis football program as a player, assistant and head coach, will give the Aggies one more season.

The UCD head coach will retire from coaching after the 2012 season, according to a Thursday announcement from Nona Richardson, the university’s interim director of athletics.

Biggs, who will retire from the university in June 2013, was a first-team Little All-American quarterback by the Associated Press before later returning as an assistant coach in 1978. Next season marks Biggs’ 35th on the football coaching staff and his 20th as head coach, a position from which he has posted the second-most wins in program history (140-78-1).

“UC Davis is a very special place where a student-athlete can truly strive for success both on and off the field,” Biggs said in a news release. “I’ve been very fortunate…

Folk music jam session planned Dec. 9

Folk musicians are invited to bring their acoustic instruments — fiddles, guitars, banjos, mandolins, squeeze boxes, you name it — and play together informally over the lunch hour from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, in the UC Davis Arboretum. The free jam session will take place at the Wyatt Deck, on Old Davis […]

Explorit: Physics take flight with this experiment

By Lisa Justice Investigate the laws of physics with a Magnus Flyer. You will need: two Styrofoam cups, some masking tape, three or four rubber bands and lots of space. Try this activity outdoors so you have plenty of room to throw and make your Magnus Flyer fly. First, hold your cups together bottom to […]

Orchestra students are taking the stage

Beginning Monday, orchestra students in the Davis schools will be busy with their winter concert season. This is the culmination of many hours of rehearsals — including some outside of the regularly scheduled classroom rehearsals — and study by the students in the orchestras, led by Angelo Moreno and Greg Brucker at the junior high […]

Natural-gas Civic available to more consumers

Thirteen years after launching its natural gas-powered Civic as a low-emission, low-fuel-price vehicle for public utilities and other business fleets, Honda is expanding availability to more consumers than ever. For the first time, car shoppers in 30-plus states should find natural gas-powered Civics sitting on lots at select Honda dealerships. Key benefits for buyers: Natural […]

Madrigals perform at Capitol, St. Paul’s, Covell Gardens

The award-winning Davis High School Madrigals will perform three holiday-season concerts that are free and open to the public. On Monday at 12:30 p.m., the choir will perform in the rotunda of the California state Capitol in Sacramento. It has become an annual tradition of the choir to sing at the special holiday music program put […]

Young composers perform recital

The Yolo County Branch of the Music Teachers’ Association of California presents a Composers Today recital, a concert featuring piano students performing their own compositions, at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Our Faith Lutheran Church, 1801 Oak Ave. in Davis. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call (530) 574-1658.

Strong winds down trees and power lines in West

LOS ANGELES (AP) — High winds flipped over trees and trucks and knocked out power to more than 300,000 California customers before moving inland early Thursday, where schools in a Utah town closed because of 100 mph wind gusts. Some of the worst Santa Ana winds in years blasted through California Wednesday and Thursday, sweeping […]

Collision injures Davis bicyclist

A Davis woman was hospitalized Wednesday after being struck by a car in South Davis, according to the California Highway Patrol. Yamin Liu, 35, was riding her bicycle on westbound Research Park Drive near Erma Lane when she was struck by a vehicle driven by 26-year-old Emanuel Delgadillo-Flores of Davis, CHP Officer Cindy Leal said. […]

Police move in on Occupy Santa Cruz

SANTA CRUZ (AP) — Police in riot gear have moved in to clear a vacant building taken over by members of Occupy Santa Cruz. The Santa Cruz Sentinel says about 30 officers attempted to gain entry into the former Coast Commercial Bank building just after 6 p.m. Wednesday. A brief scuffle broke out between police […]

Oakland allows symbolic Occupy teepee

OAKLAND (AP) — The city of Oakland issued a permit Tuesday that allows Occupy Oakland members to erect a symbolic teepee on the plaza in front of City Hall, but told the demonstrators that they could not resurrect their encampment. Police removed tents from the site on Oct. 25 and again on Nov. 14, and […]