Vanderhoef hospitalized after stroke

Larry N. Vanderhoef, chancellor emeritus of UC Davis, suffered an ischemic stroke on Saturday and was admitted to the UCD Medical Center on Monday to begin rehabilitative treatment, a university spokeswoman announced. He was transferred from Sutter Davis Hospital, where he received emergency care after the initial signs of stroke. “This wasn’t quite the holiday […]

Look, up in the sky …

Scott Stanowicz and his fifth-graders at Pioneer Elementary School took advantage of the break in storms Monday to launch rockets that they have been building as part of an incentive offered by Stanowicz for students completing their homework and class assignments on time. They plan to do another rocketry project in the spring as part […]

Students are priority No. 1

The UC Davis Foundation on Monday trumpeted a new effort that will help some students and their families face an ever-steeper climb in tuition.

New donations of $25,000 or more made to support student scholarships will generate a contribution of $25,000 from a $1 million matching fund pooled by current and past foundation board members and UC Davis administrators.

Their goal: raise more than $2 million in new endowments, enough to fund about 40 scholarships, fellowships or other awards per year.

Storm-related problems keep fire crews busy

Sunday’s rainstorm caused flooding and other problems that kept Davis fire crews busy for several hours, the Fire Department reported. Calls for service began at 6 a.m. with a report of a power pole leaning over in the saturated ground at County Roads 98 and 31 west of Davis, Fire Department spokeswoman Evelyn George said. […]

Volunteers needed for planting project Sunday

Putah Creek Council seeks volunteers to help plant native shrubs from 9:30 a.m. to noon Sunday along Dry Creek in Winters. The new plantings will provide food and shelter to wildlife, attract beneficial pollinators, and help protect water quality by preventing erosion and filtering runoff. Although the Dry Creek channel is dry most of the […]

Pets of the Week Dec. 4

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 Fluffy (No. 111615), a 6-month-old spayed female brown and white tabby. Also hoping for a good home is Will (No. 111247), a 2-year-old neutered male tan Chihuahua. Fees are charged […]

Blankets made with tender loving care for Project Linus

Quilters, knitters and seamstresses are invited to the monthly meeting of Project Linus of Yolo County from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. in Davis. Project Linus volunteers make blankets for children in the community who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need, such as […]

Decorating contest lights up downtown Davis

Sixteen downtown businesses are competing for top honors in Davis Downtown’s Holiday Window Decorating Contest. The contest will continue through Wednesday, Dec. 12, and window decorations will be on display through Christmas Day. The contest kicked off at the Downtown Holiday Open House last Thursday. Local residents are invited to tour downtown and visit the participating […]

Sunday’s Holiday Home Tour benefits UCD scholarships

The University Farm Circle Holiday Home Tour on Sunday features seven homes in Davis decorated for the holidays, and a holiday boutique with a variety of vendors. The tour runs from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are available for $25 the day of the tour at the holiday boutique at International House, Davis, 10 […]

I-80 crash sends one driver to hospital

A Davis woman was hospitalized Monday morning after her vehicle collided with a big rig on Interstate 80 near Richards Boulevard, according to the California Highway Patrol. Morgan Shirail Burton was traveling westbound on I-80 at about 1:20 a.m. when she attempted to pass the big rig, CHP Officer Bryan Konvalin said. Her Lincoln Zephyr […]

Pence Gallery: Shop local at our Holiday Market

This month at the Pence Gallery, our Holiday Market continues through Dec. 23, offering shoppers a chance to pick up some creative gifts for friends and family. “Handmade” is the key word to our market, which has a diverse array of scarves, hats, jewelry, purses and fun presents for kids, by more than 30 local […]

Tour Quail Ridge Preserve on Saturday

Visitors can walk the Quail Ridge Reserve from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. The reserve is on a peninsula at the southwest end of Lake Berryessa. The walk, along hillsides of California native grasses, wildflowers and trees, is of easy to moderate difficulty and will be led by Frank Maurer, a zoologist and ecologist and […]

Taste honeys, veggie spreads at open house

Z Specialty Food announces its second annual open house Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to live music, raffles and giveaways, all of the company’s award-winning products will be available for tasting at its warehouse, 1250-A Harter Ave. in Woodland. “For the last few years we have been reaching out to our […]

Norwood 4-H meets Wednesday

Norwood 4-H Club’s December meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the multipurpose room at Holmes Junior High School, 1220 Drexel Drive. There will be a gift exchange and a collection for the Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee. Holiday attire is appropriate.