Extra patrols, DUI checkpoint planned for holiday weekend

The Yolo County “Avoid the 8″ DUI task force plans to conduct a sobriety checkpoint and saturation patrols during the Fourth of July celebration period. Multiple agencies are slated to participate in the checkpoint, scheduled from 8 p.m. Saturday until 2 a.m. Sunday in the town of Esparto. Law-enforcement agencies countywide plan heavy staffing levels […]

July 03, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Cities offer cool spots to beat the heat

As the extreme heat wave continues this week, the cities of Davis and Woodland have announced the opening of cooling centers to help local residents beat the heat. The city of Davis will have the following cooling centers/zones open: * Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St.: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m […]

July 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Carry that load

Honza Rejmanek, a 37-year-old atmospheric scientist from Davis, shows off the 25 pounds of gear he must carry in his backpack during the 640-mile X-Alps race in Europe. Follow Rejmanek’s progress in the race, which starts Sunday, online at www.redbullxalps.com.

July 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis-based company announces initial plans to go public

Marrone Bio Innovations announced this week that it has initiated a process that — if completed without a hiccup — would move the local biopesticide startup company into public ownership. Though no date has been established for that to happen, the company took the first step by filing a registration statement of the form S-1 […]

July 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

In the know

What: “She Gets Naked in the End” Where: Grange Performing Arts Center, 3823 V St., Sacramento When: 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Tickets: $10 suggested donation Info: Limited seating, call 530-574-1318 to reserve a seat What: “She Creatures” Where: Schmeiser Barn, 35125 County Road 31 When: 8:30 p.m. July 19-21, 25-28, Aug. 1-3 Tickets: $15 […]

July 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: Calling all artists for the Community Hang-Up

The Pence Gallery invites artists 18 years of age or older to participate in the 24th annual Community Hang-Up. This nonjuried exhibition, on view from July 12 through Aug. 18, features artwork in a variety of media, including sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, printmaking and textiles. The Community Hang-Up exhibit brings people together to see the […]

July 03, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Hearing postponed in Davis double-homicide case

WOODLAND — Pre-trial proceedings for a Davis murder suspect were postponed for two weeks Tuesday so that attorneys in the case can obtain and review the roughly 175 reports still being finalized by the Davis Police Department. Daniel William Marsh, 16, is being charged as an adult for the April 13 stabbing deaths of Oliver […]

July 03, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Gibson House open July 4

The historic Gibson House and Yolo County Historical Museum will be open for tours from 1 to 4 p.m. on the Fourth of July. Located at 512 Gibson Road in Woodland, the Gibson House — built in 1857 by William and Mary Gibson — underwent many changes by the Gibson family over the its first […]

July 03, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Cat poisonings investigated in Woodland

Woodland police are investigating the suspicious deaths of cats and kittens at an apartment complex, some of which appear to be the result of poisoning. That investigation began at about 5:30 p.m. Friday, when officers were summoned to the Lincoln Manor Apartments, 154 Lincoln Ave., to look into a possible animal cruelty incident. A resident […]

July 03, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

July is ‘Kitty Palooza’ at Yolo animal shelter

Yolo County Animal Services is hosting a “Kitty Palooza” event throughout July. The event features special adoption fees on cats younger than 6 months at $15 each, or two for $25, and $5 for cats older than 6 months. Dogs will be adoptable for $50, with pit bull breeds and pit bull mixes costing only […]

July 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Researchers link diabetes, Alzheimer’s

UC Davis researchers have found deposits of a protein that accumulates in the brains of patients with type 2 diabetes inside the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease. The protein, called amylin, is secreted with insulin and travels through the bloodstream to the brain. It also accumulates in the brains of individuals with dementia. Because […]

July 03, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Barnyard Theatre: A new way of presenting plays

In the know What: “She Gets Naked in the End” Where: Grange Performing Arts Center, 3823 V St., Sacramento When: 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Tickets: $10 suggested donation Info: Limited seating, call 530-574-1318 to reserve a seat What: “She Creatures” Where: Schmeiser Barn, 35125 County Road 31 When: 8:30 p.m. July 19-21, 25-28, Aug. […]

July 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Grant to boost UCD’s junior faculty

UC Davis will have dozens of new opportunities for early-career faculty members across a broad reach of academic disciplines to receive funding for their research, thanks to a $1.5 million grant from the Hellman Fellows Fund. The fund will provide $300,000 per year over five years to create individual faculty fellowships in a range of disciplines. […]

July 03, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

UCD Health System taps new diversity chief

David Acosta, previously chief diversity officer at the University of Washington School of Medicine, has been named associate vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion at UC Davis Health System. Beginning July 8, Acosta will lead diversity activities across all health-system operations, including the School of Medicine, the Moore School of Nursing, Medical Center and physician […]

July 05, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,