Davis largely represented on Green Leadership Awards credits

“Ladies and gentlemen” … is probably not the red-carpet style introduction those honored by the Business Journal’s annual Green Leadership Awards are accustomed to hearing. At least that’s an assumption for the selected honorees — chosen by a panel of independent judges — given that they mostly hail from the modesty of small bio-tech laboratories or the offices […]

April 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Presidents converge to salute one of their own

DALLAS (AP) — All the living American presidents past and present are gathering in Dallas, a rare reunion to salute one of their own at the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center. Profound ideological differences and a bitter history of blaming each other for the nation’s woes will give way — if just […]

April 25, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Davis police host drug ‘take back’ event

On Saturday, the Davis Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its sixth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to the Davis police station, 2600 Fifth St., between 10 […]

April 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Suspects sought in campus robbery

Two men were robbed of their wallets and cell phones early Sunday on the UC Davis campus, according to a crime alert bulletin issued this week. According to the bulletin, the two victims were walking on California Avenue south of Russell Boulevard at about 12:45 a.m. when they were approached by two suspects, one of […]

April 25, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Morning tour of wetlands planned for May 4

The public is invited to a free, guided tour of the city of Davis Wetlands — a 400-acre wetland and grassland waste water treatment complex — from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4. A team of trained docents from the Yolo Basin Foundation will lead the tour. At this time of the year, wetlands […]

April 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Name Droppers: Local professor earns global grant

Frederic A. Troy II, UC Davis professor and chair emeritus of biochemistry and molecular medicine, has received a globally competitive research grant from the Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience to better understand structural changes associated with metastasis of adult cancer cells and stem cells. Troy’s study, titled “Functional Analyses of Polysialic Acid DP on Human Cancer […]

April 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pelosi to address King Hall’s class of 2013

Nancy Pelosi, Democratic leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, will deliver the commencement address for UC Davis School of Law on May 17 at the Mondavi Center. “I am delighted that Leader Pelosi has agreed to give the commencement address,” said Dean Kevin Johnson in a news release on Wednesday. “Our graduates will benefit […]

April 25, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

UC Davis named a Platinum Bicycle Friendly Business

As businesses race to retrofit their buildings, streamline waste policies, and purchase more and more recycling bins, some companies have already targeted a free and easy way to be more environmentally conscious: bicycling. On Earth Day, the League of American Bicyclists recognized UC Davis with a Platinum Bicycle Friendly Business award for leading America toward a […]

April 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Report, panel look at mental health challenges among young Latinos

A safe and comfortable home life, caring and involved parents, good schools and health care — these are the elements of a happy childhood. But even when all life’s circumstances are optimal, adolescence can still be an emotional roller coaster featuring peer pressure, relationship issues, anxiety and more. Consider, then, the added burdens facing Latino […]

April 25, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Yolo County Supervisor Saylor holds open office hours session

Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor will hold an open-office-hour session from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, at Peet’s Coffee, 213 E St. in downtown Davis. The purpose is to listen to community concerns and questions about county issues and operations. Saylor can be reached on Yolo County business at [email protected] or 530-757-5557.

April 26, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Cemetery tour of veterans graves planned for Memorial Day

The Old City Cemetery Committee presents a tour of veterans graves at noon Saturday, May 25, at Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. Honor our veterans by taking a tour of veterans’ graves from the Spanish American War up to the Vietnam War. The tour group will assemble at noon after the Memorial Day […]

April 25, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Victim Services Fair planned Thursday, April 25

Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig and the District Attorney Victim Services Program will hold its first Victim Services Fair at E Street Plaza in Davis from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25. It will provide the Yolo County community with information about the resources available to victims of crime and what steps people […]

April 25, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

DMA launches annual fundraising effort

Next week, Davis Media Access will launch its annual fundraising campaign. I’d like to share my take on why community-based, participatory media matters and what donations to DMA support. Our goal is to raise $20,000 in direct donations before June 1. This money supports a variety of services we provide to our community, including volunteer-driven […]

April 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Winkler dinner raises funds for scholarships

The 13th annual Winkler Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science. The annual event will include a five-course gourmet dinner, individually prepared by professional chefs. Dinner courses will be paired with premium wines, introduced by the winemakers who donated them. The dinner will be […]

April 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,