Security gaps in Android apps exposed

Popular texting, messaging and microblog apps developed for the Android smartphone have security flaws that could expose private information or allow forged fraudulent messages to be posted, according to UC Davis researchers. Zhendong Su, professor of computer science, said his team has notified the app developers of the problems, although it has not yet had […]

Garamendi touts green tech bill

Rep. John Garamendi has reintroduced a bill that would require that federal agencies purchase only green technologies made with at least 85 percent American materials. If passed, House Resolution 1524 also would require that state purchases made with federal funds meet the same standard. The law would be phased in over three years, with 50 percent […]

Unique Davis mural finds a permanent home

“Off the Grid,” one of the murals created last summer in the Davis Art Center’s Discovery Art program, has found a permanent home at the California Energy Commission’s offices in Sacramento. Designed by Rachel Hartsough and based on a photograph by Kathy Keatley Garvey of the UC Davis entomology department, this collaborative artwork is made […]

Free shredding services set April 27

Davis residents can clean out their home offices on Saturday, April 27, at a free shredding event, courtesy of Davis Waste Removal, which contracts with the city for all of Davis’ garbage, recycling and green waste removal. DWR is partnering with Absolute Secured Shredding of Sacramento to offer the service to residential customers from 9 […]

Yolo Crisis Nursery: Time heals all wounds

By Becky Heard Playtime: Warmer temperatures mean our little ones will spend more of their time outside. “Laura’s Garden” (aptly named for the nursery’s founder) is a welcoming backyard space to dig in the dirt, motor on wheels and even splash in water. Like many well-loved toys, however, ours are weathered and tired. We need […]

Try qigong for arthritis on Sunday

Sutter Health will present a workshop, “Qigong for Arthritis,” from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. Research has shown that the gentle movements of Chinese exercise can improve joint health and ease discomfort. Beginning and experienced participants are welcome. Space is limited and the fee is $60. […]

Local backpacker’s diagnosis became inspiration

“When I met my wife, I told her she was one in million, and I was right — unfortunately,” said Davis resident Marc Lancet, husband of Annette De Bow, who has a blood cancer occurring in that proportion of the population. De Bow, 47, was diagnosed with polycythemia in 2008. She discovered she was afflicted […]

Fibro Friends will try chair yoga

Saturday will be an opportunity for those suffering from fibromyalgia to partake in a class of chair yoga, led by an experienced yoga teacher. The chair yoga program will be presented during the regular meeting of the Northern Cal Fibro Friends, from 1 to 3 p.m. at 1010 Nut Tree Road, Suite 240, in Vacaville. […]

Grocers back latest bag-ban bill

SACRAMENTO — Business groups are supporting a bill that would ban California grocery stores, convenience stores and pharmacies from handing out single-use plastic bags. Dozens of California cities have adopted similar laws, but proposals for a statewide ban have previously failed in the Legislature. Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Los Angeles, said Monday that the latest effort, […]

Quake kills at least 46 in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A major earthquake described as the strongest to hit Iran in more than half a century flattened homes and offices Tuesday on both sides of the Iran-Pakistan border, killing at least 46 people in the sparsely populated region and swaying skyscrapers and buildings as far away as New Delhi. Iran’s Red […]

Picnic Day: Student planners target family fun

There will still be cow milking and a parade, but the UC Davis students behind the 99th Picnic Day have added a high-tech wrinkle most of their forerunners surely never imagined. They call it the “Snapshot” challenge, so named for the theme they’ve chosen for Saturday’s campus open house. Here’s how it works: Visit the Picnic […]

Family mourns couple slain in South Davis

A longtime Yolo County attorney and his wife were the victims of a brutal double homicide over the weekend in their South Davis home, relatives confirmed Monday.

Police discovered the bodies of Oliver “Chip” Northup Jr., 87 — also well known as the lead singer and guitarist for the local folk band Putah Creek Crawdads — and Claudia Maupin, 76, at about 9:20 p.m. Sunday in their Cowell Boulevard condominium …

Farmers Market Cookbook wins third national book award

“The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook” is the winner in the regional cookbooks category of The Beverly Hills Book Awards, announced Monday. This is the third national award for the cookbook, the other two being first place from Writers Digest for nonfiction and the Indie Award for Excellence in the regional cookbook category. “ ‘The Davis […]

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them are Pancake (No. 114918), a 10-month-old neutered male domestic short-haired orange-and-white tabby cat. Also hoping for a good home is Bingo (No. 114737), a 10-month-old neutered male black-and-tan terrier mix. Fees […]