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Tech Trekkers boldly go into STEM fields

Four Davis junior high students — Rebecca Wittman, Sue Bin Park, Sithmi Jayasundara and Maya Parker — who participated in the UC Davis Tech Trek earlier this month say the program has broadened their knowledge of careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). “I’ve learned that despite there being a gender gap in the STEM fields, there are […]

Plans for fourth International Festival are taking shape

The fourth annual International Festival is coming to Davis’ Central Park on Sunday, Oct. 5. This is a free-admission party hosted by International House, Davis, celebrates “unity in diversity” with music, food, song, dance, culture tables, arts and crafts sales and activities for children. More than 3,000 people are expected to attend the event, which […]

Wetlands visitors will see migrating shorebirds

Local residents are invited to join docents for a free guided tour of the city of Davis wetlands from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2. Tours are offered the first Saturday of the month, year-round. Migrating shorebirds have begun to return to the Davis wetlands. The visiting species include greater and lesser yellowlegs, least […]

Recycle old paint cans for free

Do you have old paint cans piling up in your garage? Bring them to Brooks Painting between Aug. 4 and 29 and the local painting company will safely recycle them, for free. Paint cans may be brought to 2860 W. Covell Blvd., Suite 5, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The office […]

Artists, photographers invited to support Yolo Basin Foundation

The Yolo Basin Foundation is celebrating its 24th anniversary with a show titled “Art and Photography of the Bypass and Beyond: A Celebration of Central Valley Nature and Agriculture” at Bucks for Ducks on Oct. 17. Bucks for Ducks is the foundation’s annual fundraiser, and this year it will be held at The Pavilion on […]

Decoding breast milk secrets reveals clues to lasting health

By Diane Nelson Evidence shows that breast-feeding is good for babies, boosting immunity and protecting them from a wide range of health issues such as obesity, diabetes, liver problems and cardiovascular disease. How does it provide those benefits? What makes mother’s milk so good? “Mother’s milk is the Rosetta Stone for all food,” said professor […]

Can you give them a home?

Loy is as cute as can be even when he’s having a bad hair day! Loy is a 1-year-old neutered male Yorkshire terrier cross. He loves people of all ages and is happiest when he’s with his human buddies. Loy will be a dog park favorite as he plays very well with other dogs. Bailey is a 10-month-old spayed female purebred […]

California climate change policies to hit our pocketbooks

By David R. Baker In California’s fight against global warming, consumers may soon suffer their first hit. Come January, gasoline and other fuels will for the first time fall under the state’s cap-and-trade system for reining in greenhouse gas emissions. Prices at the pump could rise as a result. Until now, the state’s efforts to […]

New-home sales plummet in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes plunged in June, a sign that real estate continues to be a weak spot in the economy. New home sales fell 8.1 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 406,000, the Commerce Department said Thursday. The report also revised down the May sales rate […]

Official: Air Algerie flight ‘probably crashed’

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria’s capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali, officials said. France’s foreign minister said no wreckage had been found, but that the plane “probably crashed.” Air navigation services lost track of the MD-83 about 50 minutes after takeoff […]

Victim of fatal crash identified

The motorist who died in a fiery solo-vehicle crash Monday near Woodland has been identified as Joseph Paul Guerra, 46, of Sacramento, according to the Yolo County coroner’s office. California Highway Patrol officers say Guerra was at the wheel of a 2010 Ford Flex that, for unknown reasons, ran off the road at County Road […]

Trust fund established for young crash victims’ family

A trust fund has been established for the family of two Clarksburg children who were killed in a vehicle crash earlier this month. Alexander Guzman, 5, and Angel Guzman, 2, died July 11 after the car driven by their mother Imelda Guzman ran off the road and struck a tree on rural Jefferson Boulevard. Imelda […]

Bob Dunning: The new guy must be able to live in style

My mother told me long ago that when someone takes the time to write you a letter, you should always respond. She did not, however, say anything about answering emails, tweets or phone calls in the middle of the night. The mailman cometh. I shall respond. Writes Stephen in El Macero: “I read The Enterprise […]

CSU pumps brakes on enrollment growth

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Enrollment growth at California State University will be cut by half this fall — from 20,000 to about 10,000 additional students — after state funding fell short of expectations, according to a report. California’s final budget agreement assumes a lower level of revenue and puts the system’s funding increase at $142 […]

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