Still no parole in toddler case

A former Davis man convicted of fatally beating his 14-month-old son more than two decades ago was again denied parole last week, according to the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office. Manuel Bermudez, 45, is serving a life sentence at the California Health Care facility in Stockton in connection with the January 1994 death of his son, Emanuel, […]

Tuesday test set for Academic Talent Search

The Academic Talent Search at Sacramento State is beginning its annual outreach to find qualified and interested students. ATS is a nonresidential program that offers a selection of more than 200 classes lasting two, three, or five weeks during the summer for current fourth- through ninth-grade students. The program is geared for highly able students […]

Alcoholic liver disease strikes Hispanics years earlier

Hispanics develop alcoholic liver disease between four and 12 years earlier than other races, a new study shows. The findings suggest that something other than alcoholism may be at the root of alcoholic liver disease, a common cause of liver-disease death. While previous research has indicated that Hispanics tend to have more severe ALD than […]

UCD student with meningococcal disease is recovering

A UC Davis student who was recently diagnosed with meningococcal disease, a bacterial infection that can cause bloodstream infections and meningitis, is receiving medical care and is recovering. No other cases have been reported. While meningococcal disease is a serious illness, only those in very close contact are considered to be at increased risk. Close contact […]

Animal shelter sets new fees starting March 1

The Affordable Pet Act, also known as YoloCare, has been in place at the Yolo County Animal Shelter for more than a year. With adoption fees between $5 and $50, the county has been helping to underwrite the actual cost ($150 for dogs or $110 for cats) to prepare the animals for new homes. Saving homeless animals […]

Waldorf Fiddlers will play at St. Patrick’s Day luncheon

Wear your green and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Tuesday, March 10, at 12:30 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Atria Covell Gardens is sponsoring a traditional meal of corned beef and cabbage, and the Waldorf Fiddlers will be filling the room with Irish tunes. Guests also will be treated to a […]

Young patients bond with special stuffies

UC Davis Children’s Hospital patients received new cuddly friends when Build-A-Bear Workshop hosted an event in the pediatric playroom in February. It was the second year in a row that patients received a visit from Build-A-Bear Workshop in Roseville. The idea for the event was first born when Jason and Christina Love, parents of UCD […]

Join a fitness party at Zumba class

Zumba — which fuses Latin-inspired music with easy‐to‐follow, calorie‐burning moves — is being offered at the Davis Senior Center. The instructor is Rika Matsuda. No previous experience is necessary. The class meets from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Fridays at the center, 646 A St. The cost is $20 for March. Register online at or in person […]

Logos Books hosts conversation groups, poetry readings

Events coming up at Logos Books, 513 Second St. in downtown Davis, include: * Una Chiacchierata meets the first Thursday of every month, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The next meeting is Thursday, March 5. * La Table Française meets the second Wednesday of every month, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The next meeting is […]

Talk breast cancer with oncologic surgeon

Lisa Guirguis, M.D., will present “Breast Cancer: Myths, Risk and Survivorship” at the Breast Cancer Care and Research Fund educational program on Monday, March 9. The program begins at 7 p.m. at the University Covenant Church, 315 Mace Blvd. in Davis. Guirguis is an oncologic surgeon at the Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento. She will […]

Cycle de Mayo kicks off Bike Month

The Cycle de Mayo benefit bike ride will kick off National May is Bike Month at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 2. Several ride options are available, in distances of 10, 15 or 25 miles. The ride is limited to the first 500 registrants. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children, available online at […]

Klein’s book featured at Authors on the Move

Davis resident Meera Ekkanath Klein will be one of 40 California authors featured at this year’s Authors on the Move event on Saturday, March 14, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Sacramento Hyatt Regency, 1209 L St, Sacramento. Klein, author of “My Mother’s Kitchen: A Novel With Recipes,” will join other California authors and their […]

Spring-clean your kitchen in five easy steps

By Katherine Roth Even the tidiest kitchens might be harboring harmful bacteria, and often where they’re least expected. Paying more attention to a few often-overlooked places can help keep your household safer, experts say. For starters, home cooks should have four watchwords, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: clean, separate, cook and […]

Got sun? Indoor herbs can thrive on windowsills

By Katherine Roth Indoor herb gardening offers welcome greenery and fragrance, as well as adding zest to cold-weather stews and soups. “In the winter, even indoor plants won’t be doing much, but an already established herb plant can thrive quite happily in a sunny window,” said Sonia Uyterhoeven, who teaches herb gardening at the New […]