Scientists trace particulate pollution’s sources

UC Davis scientists have, for the first time, developed a system that can determine which types of air particles that pollute the atmosphere are the most prevalent and most toxic. Previous research has shown that air pollution containing fine and ultrafine particles is associated with asthma, heart disease and premature death. This new study, released […]

Crash leads to DUI, hit-and-run charges

An American Canyon man faces drunken-driving and hit-and-run charges after allegedly walking away from a crash scene Sunday morning, the California Highway Patrol reported Tuesday. Officer Bryan Konvalin said 28-year-old Joseph James Wade IV lost control of his Infinity I30 at about 1:15 a.m. as he approached slower-moving traffic on eastbound Highway 50 near Harbor […]

I-80 crashes leave four hospitalized

Two multi-vehicle accidents on Interstate 80 in Davis last week sent four people to area hospitals, the California Highway Patrol reported Tuesday. One crash occurred at about 6:45 p.m. Thursday on eastbound I-80 at County Road 32B, where a driver who failed to notice slowing traffic caused a three-car chain-reaction crash. A motorcyclist then struck […]

Per Capita Davis: Living small

For your reading pleasure (I hope), a bunch of small items sent in by readers or culled from various news sources over the last little while. Small is beautiful (in the eye of the beholder): What do you do if you live in a city that’s surrounded on all sides either by other cities or […]

Christian preschool hosts open house

University Covenant Nursery School invites all interested families to attend its annual open house from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 9, at University Covenant Church, 315 Mace Blvd. in Davis. Parents and children can meet the staff, see the facility and ask questions of parents of current preschoolers. UCNS is a weekday Christian preschool […]

Visiting lecturer will talk about Iran

“Women in Conflict: Female Masculinities in Modern Iranian History” is the topic of a lecture by Wendy DeSouza, a visiting lecturer at UC Davis, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in Ballroom A at the UCD Activities & Recreation Center. DeSouza was part of the first exchange group of American students since the 1979 revolution […]

Parents invited to meet doulas at Sutter Davis Birthing Center

Expectant parents can “Meet the Doulas” at the Sutter Davis Hospital Birthing Center from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The event will take place in the meeting rooms off the cafeteria hallway at the hospital, 2000 Sutter Place in West Davis. A birth doula is a woman trained to offer physical comfort and emotional support, […]

Panelists will discuss ‘quest for justice’ in Middle East

“Revolutions, Counter-Revolutions and the Quest for Justice in the Middle East” is the title of a panel discussion planned for noon Friday in the King Room of the UC Davis Memorial Union. The program is sponsored by the Middle East/South Asia Studies Program with support from the history department and International Relations Program. Panelists will […]

Woodland arson case investigated

Woodland police and fire departments are investigating a case of arson in which a residential garage was damaged and a car destroyed. Cpl. Dave Krause said someone placed an incendiary device in the garage, located in the 1400 block of Crystal Springs Drive, sometime late Monday night or early Tuesday morning. No injuries were reported […]

Pedal power produces positives for Parkinson’s patients

A diagnosis of Parkinson’s — an incurable, degenerative disease of the central nervous system — is nothing insubstantial. Its severity is enough to earn those with it the suffix of “sufferer.” Just don’t use that to address Madeleine Kenefick, a 33-year Davis resident and retired English instructor who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2000. She, […]

Greenwald discusses ‘other Davis’

In late 2012, David Greenwald wrote about “the other Davis” for his blog, the Davis Vanguard. On the latest edition of “Davisville,” Greenwald expands on what he means, and also discusses the Vanguard itself, including its audience and how it works. “Davisville,” hosted by Bill Buchanan, airs on Davis station KDRT, 95.7 FM, at 5:30 […]

Navazio outlines State of the Community at luncheon

Woodland City Manager Paul Navazio will speak about the city’s future — finances, sustainability and the General Plan — at the 19th annual State of the Community luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the United Methodist Church, Second and North streets in Woodland. Navazio was appointed Woodland city manager last April. He previously […]

Gym class isn’t just fun and games anymore

By Motoko Rich WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — On a recent afternoon, the third-graders in Sharon Patelsky’s class reviewed words like “acronym,” “clockwise” and “descending,” as well as math concepts like greater than, less than and place values. During gym class. Patelsky, the physical education teacher at Everglades Elementary School here, instructed the students to […]

Mortar shells land near Syrian presidential palace

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Two mortar rounds exploded near one of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s palaces in Damascus on Tuesday but caused only material damage, an official said. The attack was another sign that the civil war is seeping into areas once considered safe and reaching closer to the heart of Assad’s seat of power […]