New presidents for 5 CSU campuses

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Five of the California State University’s 23 campuses are getting new leaders, the system’s board of trustees announced Wednesday. The round of appointments by the board included naming three presidents who have held the posts on an interim basis since last year at Cal State Stanislaus, Cal State Monterey Bay and Cal […]

May 23, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Radio guest offers an inside look at food

“How She Really Does It,” a radio talk show with Koren Motekaitis, airs live from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays on KDRT, 95.7 FM, or by live webstreaming at Do you know what is really in your food and where it comes from? Or, perhaps you don’t want to know because it seems too […]

May 23, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Contra dance, cakewalk benefit YCCC

A contra dance and cakewalk to benefit the Yolo Community Care Continuum are planned Thursday, May 30, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Music will be provided by Blackbird and dances will be called by Erik Hoffman. Doors open at 7 p.m. and dancing begins at 7:15 p.m. A cakewalk […]

May 23, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

County hosts a special memorial

Yolo County’s annual memorial service, which pays respect to individuals served this year by the Public Guardian/Administrator’s Office, will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at the Knights Landing Cemetery, 101501 County Road 102. The Public Guardian/Administrator’s Office manages the estates and/or affairs of persons who cannot care for themselves due to serious physical illness, mental […]

May 23, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sign up for solar power discount by June 30

A new program in Yolo County offers those who live or work in Yolo County a group-purchase discount for installing solar power and energy-efficiency measures in their homes. Interested homeowners use the program to pool their buying power and thereby secure significant discounts on solar power installation, energy-efficiency measures and a range of financing options. […]

May 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Preschoolers screened for hearing loss

This past year, 970 Yolo County preschoolers received free hearing screenings thanks to Hear! Here!, the Woodland chapter of Hearing Loss Association of America, and its partners. Funding for the screenings came from the Woodland Sunrise Rotary Foundation, Soroptimist International of Davis and First 5 Yolo. During April and May of 2012, 501 children at […]

May 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fly Fishers will hear about wild trout waters

California’s Heritage and Wild Trout Program will be showcased when Stephanie Mehalick of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife presents a program Tuesday for the Fly Fishers of Davis. She’ll speak at 7:30 p.m. at Harper Junior High School, 4000 E. Covell Blvd. As a biologist for the Heritage and Wild Trout Program, Mehalick […]

May 24, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Mental health documentary features UCD expert

Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, director of UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities, will be featured in a documentary about mental health airing next week on California public television stations including KVIE, Channel 6. “A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness” is narrated by actress Glenn Close, a mental health advocate and founder […]

May 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Whistler and storyteller will visit I-House on June 9

A Sacramento native who was born loving music, Milt Briggs grew up in rural Sutter County where he fell in love with nature. Today he combines the two — music and nature — in his performances of vocals, whistling, poetry and stories with self-accompaniment on guitar and keyboard. Briggs will be the featured performer at […]

May 29, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Get a signed copy of Davis’ history

Author Joann Leach Larkey and illustrator Jeanette Nunn Copley will sign copies of the newly reprinted “Davisville ’68” history book at 7:30 p.m. Friday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. Their talk is free and the public is invited. Attendees who purchase the book for $25.50 plus tax can have their […]

May 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

For the record

Wednesday’s story about the Davis Water Advisory Committee’s meeting to hear arguments from people opposed to fluoridation lacked important details. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Community Chambers at Davis City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Watch it live on City Government Channel 16 on Comcast and on AT&T U-Verse Channel 99. ———— […]

May 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Man fatally shot in Boston bombing probe

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A man being questioned by authorities in the Boston bombing probe was fatally shot when he initiated a violent confrontation, FBI officials said Wednesday. The shooting early Wednesday took place in Orlando, Fla., where an FBI agent along with other law enforcement personnel were interviewing the man, identified as 27-year-old Ibragim […]

May 22, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Council pays now on roads to save money later

The Davis City Council unanimously agreed Tuesday to spend $25 million over the next two years to repair the city’s crumbling roads and bicycle paths. City Manager Pinkerton told council members that the large wave of cash up front not only will fix the roads in the short term, but it also will buy the […]

May 22, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Charges upheld in alleged hate-crime beating

WOODLAND — A Yolo Superior Court judge has upheld all charges filed against a Davis resident in connection with the March 10 beating of a gay man, including hate-crime allegations the defendant’s attorney tried to disprove in court this week. Clayton Daniel Garzon, 20, is due back in court June 7 for arraignment on felony […]

May 22, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,