Caregivers gather Thursday in Woodland

“Health and Safety in the Home” will be discussed at the next Caregiving 101 meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday in the Courtyard Conference room at the Woodland Healthcare Railback Clinic Building, 1207 Fairchild Court in Woodland. Dessert will be served. For more information, call 530-666-8828.

Much progress made in Rutilio Grande

By Cynthia Kellogg Rutilio Grande, Davis’ sister city in El Salvador, celebrated the 22nd anniversary of its founding this spring with a parade, horse races, soccer games, folkloric dancing, face painting and lots of food. Twenty-two years ago, most of these 80 families returned to their home country after 10 years of living in exile […]

Russell Boulevard bike path gets more trees

Eight Tree Davis volunteers planted 50 valley oak trees on Saturday, March 16, in honor of Arbor Day. The plantings were done in conjunction with the Russell Boulevard Tree Project, which has planted more than 400 trees along the Russell Boulevard bike path west of Davis since 2009. Funding for this planting was provided to Tree […]

Another Art Healing workshop slated

The third Art Healing workshop will take place at International House, Davis on Sunday, April 28, from 2 to 5 p.m. This class is free and folks of all levels of ability are invited — children, adults, seniors and students. Bahram Khamjani is the artist who will help lead the workshop. The first class looked […]

Kids will hear music from around the world

Catherine Mandella will play musical instruments from around the world at the next Children’s International Storytelling Program at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. The program will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at I-House, 10 College Park. Admission is free to I-House members; others are asked to donate $2 per child or $5 […]

Confab focuses on family courts

The Incest Survivors Speakers’ Bureau and the California Protective Parents Association will present the 19th annual Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Conference titled “National Scandal: Family Courts Give Children to Identified Pedophiles” in Davis this month. The conference will run from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. […]

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 Cooper (No. 114768), a 3-year-old neutered male white and orange tabby domestic short-haired cat. Also hoping for a good home is Greta (No. 114718), a 2-year-old spayed female tricolored German […]

Regional grant could pay off for Woodland-Davis surface water project

The Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency could receive a $2 million boost in funding if the regional water association that filed a grant application on its behalf last week is awarded the request. In all, the Westside Regional Water Management Group — and within it, the Water Resources Association of Yolo County of which the cities […]

UC Davis Meat Lab a winner again

Get a taste of this lineup: linguiça in 2009, chorizo in 2010, smoked summer sausage in 2011, fresh pork sausage in 2012, and, for 2013, low-sodium fresh pork sausage.

UC Davis Meat Lab student employees produced all of these in grand champion style, in the collegiate division, five years in a row, as judged in the California Association of Meat Processors’ cured meat show, part of the association’s annual convention.

Take a spin in the park

Marina Bukreyeva, 6, left, and Chloe Jaffe, 7, enjoy a ride on the pedal-powered carousel, The Flying Carousel of the Delta Breeze, during the Picnic in the Park celebration in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. The carousel is a fundraiser for Davis public school classrooms and is just one of many enticements for families […]

Study: Altered farming could lower nitrous oxide emissions

Changes in agricultural practices could reduce soil emissions of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide and the atmospheric pollutant nitric oxide, according to a new study by UC Davis scientists. “Agriculture is the main source of nitrous oxide globally, so this study is a starting point to help us understand how to manage and control it,” […]

Woodland man convicted of child molestation

A Woodland man faces life in prison after being convicted last week of molesting his girlfriend’s 2-year-old grandson, according to the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office. A jury deliberated two days before convicting John “Tim” Ganthner, 46, on Thursday of two felony counts of sexual penetration of a child under age 10, four felony counts of […]

Four young researchers recognized

Four young UC Davis professors have earned prestigious Early Career Development awards, totaling $2 million, from the National Science Foundation to fund projects aimed at developing new nanomaterials, smaller medical implants, “biological circuits” and a better understanding of timing in ecosystems. The recipients are Ken Loh, assistant professor in the department of civil and environmental […]

Lightning strikes house in Wildhorse neighborhood

Davis firefighters responded to a home in Wildhorse on Saturday night after the residence was struck by lightning. Fire Department spokeswoman Evelyn George said a tree and front siding of the house in the 2400 block of Sloan Street were damaged by a bolt of lightning shortly before midnight. A resident reported that a light […]