Science grad wins fellowship, will embark on teaching career

Jessica Scheimer, a UC Davis graduate, is one of five prospective teachers in the state and 36 in the nation to win a $150,000 Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship this year. Scheimer, who graduated in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in physics, plans to teach science at Jesuit High School in Carmichael this fall. She’s finishing […]

DCTV presents three new shows

DCTV Channel 15 will present three shows — “Cool Davis Initiative,” “Sick Spits Poetry Collective” and “Goodbye Old Studio” — in July. Martha Teeter hosts episode No. 106 “Cool Davis Initiative” with guests Lynne Nittler, festival co-chair; Chris Granger, of the LiteHouse Project and festival co-chair; and Asha Byrd, Davis High School student representative for […]

CHP urges safe driving during Fourth of July weekend

As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, the California Highway Patrol wants the three-day weekend to be a safe one for all motorists on the road. “Celebrating our great country’s birthday with friends and family is a holiday tradition for many people,” CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow said. “Many Californians will be taking to the roadway, […]

Fraud fair offers tips on avoiding latest scams

Plans are underway for the fourth annual Yolo/Sacramento County Fraud Awareness Fair, planned from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, in West Sacramento. The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office is partnering with major corporations, banks, professional organizations and the West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce to present this free educational event. All members of […]

Keep pets safe and sane during holiday

Local SPCAs remind pet owners that while they may enjoy the flashes of color and booming explosions of the Fourth of July, most pets are frightened and confused. The animal experts recommend keeping pets inside, especially during the evening hours. Dogs and cats may panic if fireworks are set off too close to their homes. […]

Radio show features all-star swimmer

Davis all-star swimmer Ryan Jones will be the featured guest Friday on Koren Motekaitis’ radio talk show, “How She Really Does It,” at 10 a.m. on KDRT 95.7 FM. Jones, 30, set and still holds many swimming records at Davis High School before attending UC Berkeley. He also was a member of many successful high […]

Council seeks to cut $2.5 million from employee costs

Passing a balanced budget was easy, but Davis City Council members butted heads Tuesday night over the decision to find another $2.5 million in savings by Sept. 30. The council was split with members Sue Greenwald and Stephen Souza saying the timing was not right for pushing ahead with additional cost-savings. City Hall’s Community Chambers […]

France arms Libyan civilians

PARIS (AP) — France sent weapons this month to Libyan civilians under siege by Moammar Gadhafi’s forces, a military spokesman said Wednesday, making it the first NATO country to announce it has armed rebel fighters. The deliveries of guns, rocket-propelled grenades and munitions took place in early June in the western Nafusa mountains, when Gadhafi […]

Budget disliked by Democrats, Republicans

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Democrats and Republicans both found something to dislike in California’s newest spending plan, which passed with only Democratic votes after months of budget negotiations proved fruitless. Democratic lawmakers said they were forced to use their newfound majority-vote authority to fill in California’s remaining $9.6 billion budget deficit without the tax renewals they […]

City helps us understand plain water

CITY’S WEIRD WATER WISDOM … to help those of us in the unwashed masses understand just how lucky we are to live in Davis, the city sent out a chart comparing the cost of bottled water with the good old-fashioned, cavity-clearing, artery-hardening Davis water that flows fresh from the tap all year long … According […]

Mother-in-law is divorced, too

Dear Annie: In no uncertain terms, my son and his second wife have told me that it is wrong to be in contact with my son’s ex-wife. They’ve said my ex-daughter-in-law should not be invited to my home or to family functions, and that including her shows a total lack of support for my son. […]

Training for prospective foster parents starts

Comprehensive training to prepare prospective Yolo County-licensed foster parents starts at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the County One-Stop Building, 25 N. Cottonwood St. in Woodland. The pre-service classes will run from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through July 28. There will be two additional Saturday classes on July 23 and July 30. All […]

KDRT showcases Pastors for Peace Caravan

Susan Bassein, who will leave in July on another Pastors for Peace Cuba Caravan, will be interviewed Friday on “Two Broadscasting,” a radio show on KDRT, 95.7 FM. The host is Judith Plank. More than 100 volunteers from the United States, Canada and Europe will bring humanitarian aid to Cuba in the caravan. Bassein will give a […]

Downtown is the place to be

Through July 10: Action photos from this spring’s Amgen Tour of California as well as pictures from other cycling races will be exhibited at the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, 303 Third St. in downtown Davis. The photos were taken by Davis resident Mark Adkison. The Hall of Fame is open from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays […]