Winter storm takes aim at Mid-Atlantic, Northeast

WASHINGTON (AP) — After pummeling wide swaths of the South, a winter storm dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of the Mid-Atlantic region as it marched Northeast and threatened more power outages, traffic headaches and widespread closures for millions of residents. Baltimore awoke to 15 inches of snow, measured in Pimlico, the […]

February 13, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

L.A.’s I-5 is state’s most congested freeway

LOS ANGELES (AP) — On traffic maps, Interstate 5 in and around Los Angeles is a very angry road. It’s red. For mile upon mile, hour after hour. That hardly makes “the 5″ (as locals call it) unique in a region where the expansive freeway grid is notoriously traffic locked. But one route has to […]

February 13, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

UC Davis Stores hits textbook rental milestone

UC Davis Stores hit a milestone this quarter: renting its 150,000th textbook since the rental program started in fall 2010. The option to rent instead of buy required course materials has saved students more than $3.5 million over that period, a news release said. Students can save up to 71 percent by renting instead of […]

February 14, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fruit tree sale to benefit Winters Community Library

The Winters Friends of the Library annual fruit tree sale begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 1 — regardless of weather — and continues in the parking lot on Railroad Avenue between Baker and Edwards streets until the last tree is sold. Featured this year are bare-root fruit and nut trees and potted dwarf citrus […]

February 20, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD duo to present their new books

Lucy Corin and Yiyun Li, both in the English department at UC Davis, will present their new books from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at The Lounge in the Memorial Union Store on the UCD campus. This free presentation is open to the public will be followed by a question-and-answer period and a […]

February 21, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Hear about recent advances in clinical trials research for Alzheimer’s

UC Davis neurology professor John Olichney will provide an update on recent advances in clinical trials research for Alzheimer’s disease from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at the UCD Alzheimer’s Disease Center Community Discovery Lecture Series presentation. The event will be held in the auditorium of the UCD MIND Institute, 2825 50th St., […]

February 25, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

State, national campaign forum set in Winters

The West Yolo Democratic Club will host a forum for state and national legislative candidates from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the Winters Opera House, 13 Main St. The candidates will be given time to share their views on a range of issues such as water use, health care and education, directed […]

February 14, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

New workshops set at Davis Media Access

Davis Media Access announces two new workshops this spring. Introduction to FinalCut Pro X: Basic Editing and Media Management will run from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20. This short demonstration workshop is intended to familiarize participants with Final Cut Pro X (FCPX), as well show them options for interfacing with the FCPX edit […]

February 14, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD professor to talk about new book

Charles F. Walker, a professor of history and the director of the Hemispheric Institute on the Americas at UC Davis, will discuss his new book, “The Tupac Amaru Rebellion,” from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, at The Lounge in the Memorial Union Store. The event is free and open to the public. The […]

April 23, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Dementia presentation slated Saturday

Nationally renowned dementia expert Teepa Snow will speak from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Ulatis Community Center Theatre, 1010 Ulatis Drive in Vacaville. Snow is a dementia care and education specialist with 30-plus years of experience in geriatrics. She works service providers throughout the country to improve programs and services to people with […]

February 14, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Audition applications due Monday for DHS Madrigals

Audition applications are due Monday for the Davis High School Madrigal Singers. Application forms are available at the front offices at all Davis junior and senior high schools and on all the choir websites. A single application will suffice for the Advanced Treble Choir or Madrigal Singers, with a separate paper-only application for the Jazz […]

February 14, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Water rates are now in the people’s hands

You may want to take note of this date, for I come not to bury the Davis City Council but to praise it. Yes, at the end of a long and arduous Tuesday night meeting, with the fate of the free world hanging in the balance, the Davis City Council did the right thing by […]

February 13, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Motorcyclist injured in crash

A motorist was hospitalized Monday evening following a collision with a car on West Covell Boulevard, according to the Davis Fire Department. The crash occurred at about 6:20 p.m. on Covell near Oak Avenue, causing both eastbound lanes to become blocked. The motorcyclist, whose name was not available, was transported to an area hospital for […]

February 13, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Plant your crop, don’t waste a drop

Learn from University of California Master Gardeners in Yolo County how to make the most of scarce water while growing tasty vegetables at a workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Davis Community Garden, 1825 Fifth St. This workshop is the second in a series in which community gardeners learn from […]

February 21, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,