Per Capita Davis: Snippets of energy news

Back in the old days, when you went to the movies, theaters often would show a double feature, and these two movies would be preceded by a cartoon and a newsreel. The double feature is long gone, as is the cartoon, and the newsreel has been replaced with about 20 minutes of previews of coming […]

August 01, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Locals gear up for Farmers Market Week

USDA Secretary Thomas Vilsack has proclaimed Aug. 4-10 to be National Farmers Market Week throughout the country. The Davis Farmers Market will help locals celebrate in two ways: by hosting First 5 California’s Hands-On Health Express at the market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, and by encouraging market fans and shoppers to […]

August 02, 2013 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Travel showcase planned at Woodland Senior Center

Are you interested in traveling? Do you want to travel in style and not have to worry about finding the best deals for airfare and hotels while visiting your must-see locations? All are welcome to attend a travel showcase at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Woodland Community & Senior Center, 2001 East St. […]

August 06, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

There’s no fowl play here

A dozen turkeys look like they’re lined up to enter the UC Davis Police Department, only to discover a sign reading “restricted access.” The turkeys headed across the street to the police station after searching for bugs on the lawn of Briggs Hall, home of the UCD department of entomology and nematology. Then they were off […]

August 16, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

High-tech gadgets add extra protection

WASHINGTON (AP) — It could mean no more having to check up on Mom or Dad every morning: Motion sensors on the wall and a monitor under the mattress one day might automatically alert you to early signs of trouble well before an elderly loved one gets sick or suffers a fall. Research is growing […]

August 02, 2013 | Posted in Seniors | Tagged ,

Facebook passes IPO price for 1st time since IPO

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook’s stock price has passed its $38 IPO price for the first time since its rocky initial public offering more than a year ago. Shares of Facebook Inc. are up 1.2 percent to $38.08 in morning trading Wednesday. The world’s biggest online social network has been on a roll since reporting […]

July 31, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

WikiLeaks case turns to sentencing

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Acquitted of the most serious charge against him, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning still faces up to 136 years in prison for leaking government secrets to the website WikiLeaks, and his fate rests with a judge who will begin hearing arguments Wednesday in the sentencing phase of the soldier’s court-martial. The […]

July 31, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

MoveOn gathers for Richmond protest Saturday

Yolo MoveOn invites local residents who are concerned about climate change to join more than 400 organizations in one of the largest climate justice protests in recent history on Saturday, as part of a national movement called Summer Heat. The march is a family-friendly event to say “no way” to tar sands and tracked crude […]

August 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Dementia series offered in Woodland

The Woodland Senior Center and Yolo Hospice are offering “Accepting the Challenge,” a four-part, in-depth series on dementia, designed to teach caregivers how to provide the best care for people with the disease. Sessions on “What is Dementia?” “Skill Building,” “Ways of Helping” and “Dealing with Problem Behaviors” are planned beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, […]

August 06, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Stolen-property investigation nets four arrests

Davis police announced Tuesday the arrests of four Sacramento men in connection with several local burglary cases. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the events leading to the investigation began July 7, when surveillance video at an apartment building in the 500 block of Sycamore Lane captured two people stealing bicycles from the complex. “Three days later, […]

July 31, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Davis market featured in magazines

The July issue of American Vegetable Grower magazine features a cover story, “Marketing Farms,” about the Davis Farmers Market. Writer David Eddy, the magazine’s senior western editor, visited the market in May and interviewed market manager Randii MacNear for the story. The article also features two sidebars — “Farmers Market’s Sex Appeal” and “12 Fun […]

August 04, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Moving on

With Jacob Appelsmith’s selection and the promotion of Adela de la Torre from interim to full-time vice chancellor of student affairs, also last week, six of the 11 people who took part in those ad hoc phone meetings prior to the pepper-spraying remain on campus. They are: Chancellor Linda Katehi and her chief of staff, […]

July 31, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Seeking asylum in the Great White North

VICTORIA, British Columbia — I am here in one of the most beautiful cities in North America seeking asylum for political, economic and culinary reasons. Until the Royal Canadian Mounted Police decide my fate, I will remain holed up on the fifth floor of the Empress Hotel overlooking Victoria’s Inner Harbour, where I am forced to […]

July 31, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Team returns to walk around the clock once more

Get involved What: Davis Relay for Life, a 24-hour walk to benefit the American Cancer Society When: 10 a.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday Where: Emerson Junior High School track, 2121 Calaveras Ave. Info: Dylan Lee was so tired after last year’s 24-hour Relay for Life in Davis that when it finally ended, he […]

July 31, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,