Chemists win Nobel for computer modeling

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three U.S.-based scientists won this year’s Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for developing powerful computer models that researchers use to understand complex chemical interactions and create new drugs. Research in the 1970s by Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel has led to programs that unveil chemical processes such as how […]

Council authorizes $30 million bond for surface water project

Full speed ahead. The City Council unanimously approved the first big piece of financing Tuesday for the surface water project, giving the go-ahead to city management to issue $30 million in bonds from Wells Fargo. About $12 million will be used to pay off debt the city already has accrued for the project, while $16 […]

Bob Dunning: Fluoridation decision was the right one

I should tell you that I spent part of my several days off earlier this month writing “Alan Pryor is right” 100 times on the blackboard the kids have set up in their bedroom. Yes, this would be the same Alan Pryor — the outspoken guru of the Natural Resources Commission — who has been […]

Yellen expected to be tapped as Fed chief

By James Temple President Obama is expected to nominate UC Berkeley Professor Emeritus Janet Yellen as head of the Federal Reserve today, a move that, if approved by the Senate, would make her the first woman to lead one of the world’s most powerful financial institutions. Yellen would replace Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, who had […]

Stroke survivors can learn to cook with one hand

The Stroke Support Group at the Woodland Senior Center will host a one-handed cooking demonstration at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, by Rosanna Radding, a stroke survivor. She developed her “One Hand Can Cook” workshops to help growth, independence and personal successes for other stroke survivors. Radding will share her thoughts about the challenges of […]

Journalist to discuss her new book on India at The Avid Reader

Journalist Cheryl Colopy will talk about her book “Dirty, Sacred Rivers: Confronting South Asia’s Water Crisis,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in Davis. “Dirty, Sacred Rivers” explores South Asia’s increasingly urgent water crisis, taking readers on a journey through North India, Nepal and Bangladesh, from the Himalaya […]

See sandhill cranes on Yolo Audubon field trip

Community members are invited to join the Yolo Audubon Society on a free field trip Sunday to see sandhill cranes and other wintering birds at the Cosumnes River Preserve and along Woodbridge Road north of Lodi. This trip builds on Yolo Audubon’s recent public meeting featuring a world expert on cranes. Sandhill cranes spend the winter […]

Homecoming features ‘Devils through the Decades’

“Devils through the Decades” is the theme of this year’s Davis High School Homecoming, which kicked off with a rally and dance last Friday and concludes with this Friday’s football game against Monterey Trail at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium.

In between, students have been busily designing class floats for Friday’s parade through downtown Davis and celebrating spirit days at school.

Student Madi Yule, chairwoman of this year’s parade committee, said sophomores, juniors and seniors have all been building their floats in separate locations “to keep it a secret and make it a little more fun the day of the event.”

In addition to class floats, the parade will feature …

County program lets ex-offenders ‘clean up’ prior records

Yolo County Public Defender Tracie Olson announced this week the launch of the Record Mitigation and Community Reintegration Clinic. The result of a collaboration between the Public Defender’s Office and UC Davis’ King Hall School of Law, the clinic will help rehabilitated offenders clean up their criminal records to remove barriers to economic stability and […]

Warm Remembrance family picnic postponed

A family picnic scheduled for Oct. 20 to celebrate the forthcoming Warm Remembrance Family Play Area project at Redwood Park has been postponed indefinitely, organizers say. The U.S. Air Force Band, which had been scheduled to provide entertainment at the event, is now unavailable on that date and is further affected by the federal government […]

Pair arrested on drug, stolen property charges

Yolo County sheriff’s deputies arrested two people Sunday on suspicion of possessing drugs and stolen property. Sheriff’s spokesman Mark Persons said a deputy was patrolling the Merritt’s Landing boat ramp on South River Road in Clarksburg at about 10:20 a.m. when he came upon two people sleeping in an illegally parked vehicle. “A search of […]

DSIS hosts elementary info night

The Davis School for Independent Study will host an information night for families interested in home schooling their kindergartners through sixth-graders. It will begin at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the school district administrative offices, 526 B St. The Davis home school program includes home-based, parent-guided education; weekly meetings with a supervising teacher; workshops […]

Team cares for rare, aging Sumatran tiger

As surgery wrapped up here on Tuesday, those in the operating room took turns posing for pictures and petting the broad head of their patient.

Patients don’t come much more unique than Castro.

At 15 years old, the Sacramento Zoo resident stands as the oldest breeding Sumatran tiger among the 120 critically endangered animals in captivity. Fewer than 700 of their kind remain in the wild.

““It’s incredible that the community is able to come together and really provide Castro with the best possible quality of care …”

County’s aging alliance identifies gaps in services

WOODLAND — Food insecurity, transportation issues, insufficient mental health care and elder abuse are among the most significant issues facing Yolo County’s senior citizens, according to a report presented to county supervisors on Tuesday. The report, commissioned by the Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance, found that gaps in services for seniors have opened as the county’s population of […]