Bob Dunning: Wasn’t it a no-burn day in Rome?

HABEMUS PAPAM … my friend Rich asks if there’s “any truth to the rumor that Alan Pryor of the Natural Resources Commission was present at the Vatican, outside the Sistine Chapel, protesting emissions of black smoke?” … hard to tell in a crowd that size, Rich, but I did see a fellow in the crowd […]

March 14, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Woman dies after car plunges into Sacramento River

A West Sacramento woman who managed to call 911 before her car sank into the Sacramento River on Wednesday morning was found dead in the vehicle after it was pulled from the murky water off Old River Road. Family members and Yolo County coroner’s officials identified the woman as Mussarat Parveen Chaudhary, 58, whose body […]

March 14, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Alleged threat against Yee comes from UCD grad

By Henry K. Lee An engineer who graduated from UC Davis threatened in an email to use his purported military sniper training to kill state Sen. Leland Yee, authorities said in newly released court documents. “I can wait hidden for you to walk past my mil dot scope,” Everett Basham, 45, wrote in an email […]

March 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD kicks off seven-week Wellness Challenge on April 4

The UC Davis Mind Body Wellness Challenge, a communitywide event sponsored by WorkLife and Wellness, encourages everyone to take steps to improve their health and wellness. For optimal well-being, it is important to maintain health in all dimensions of life, including physical, social, emotional, intellectual, environmental, occupational and spiritual, a news release said. Challenge participants […]

March 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis resident launches new cycling app Sunday

Jamima Wolk already has two successful phone apps to her credit, but the Davis mom is eager to launch her newest app, iRideInside. “The first two were triathlon-based; I was really excited about this one,” said Wolk, regarding her indoor cycling phone app. “It’s very different than the others.” Wolk — who did a soft […]

March 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Rights group: More monkey deaths at UCD preventable

The Ohio-based organization Stop Animal Exploitation NOW is accusing the California National Primate Center at UC Davis of negligence in the deaths of at least a dozen young monkeys in 2011. SAEN filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture after learning last week that the USDA had cited the center for deaths in […]

March 14, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

No reason to quiver, this local archery group welcomes all

Details What: Oasis Shoot archery competition, attracting both local enthusiasts and more than 100 archers from throughout the state When: Sign up 7-9 a.m. Sunday; scores must be submitted by 2:30 p.m. Where: Grasslands Regional Park, on Mace Boulevard 4 miles south of Davis How much: $20 general, $15 youths for members; $23/$18 for nonmembers Info: […]

March 14, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Explorit: Nights of the comets

By Vinita Domier Everyone is invited to Saturday’s meeting of the Davis Astronomy Club at Explorit, 3141 Fifth St. in Davis, starting at 7 p.m. You do not have to pay any dues to be a member of the Davis Astronomy Club. All ages are welcome to attend the featured presentation indoors, followed by the […]

March 15, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Study: Preschoolers know when they’re unsure

Children as young as 3 years old know when they are not sure about a decision, and can use that uncertainty to guide decision-making, according to new research from the Center for Mind and Brain at UC Davis. “There is behavioral evidence that they can do this, but the literature has assumed that until late […]

March 20, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Fire damages El Macero club’s loading dock area

The Davis Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire that damaged an area of the El Macero Country Club late Tuesday morning. Spokeswoman Evelyn George said the department received a report at 11:54 a.m. of a fire in the eaves of the club’s loading dock area. The flames activated a fire sprinkler system, […]

March 14, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Cool Davis spreads the word on energy events

Cool Davis will promote its upcoming energy-efficiency events at a booth at the first Picnic in the Park of the season, on Wednesday. The booth, which will be open from 5 to 7:30 p.m., will be near the caterpillar sculpture in the Central Park Gardens, along B Street. Community Action Team members will be on hand […]

March 17, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Food Co-op announces Souper Bowl victor

The Davis Food Co-op announces the donation of $4,012 to the Elderly Nutrition Program of Yolo County, the proceeds of its seventh annual “Souper Bowl,” held Feb. 24 at the Veterans’ Memorial Center. The event offered soups from several Davis restaurants, including Caffé Italia, de Vere’s Irish Pub, Dos Coyotes, Fat Face, Monticello Bistro, Osteria […]

March 14, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UC, CSU foundations remain obscure despite new law

By Juliet Williams SACRAMENTO (AP) — Under a law that took effect last year, the public has the right to access the records of private foundations that are affiliated with University of California and California State University campuses and examine how they spend the hundreds of millions of dollars they raise. Or at least that […]

March 14, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

California bill seeks campus credit for online study

By Tamar Lewin Legislation was introduced in the California Senate on Wednesday that could reshape higher education by requiring the state’s public colleges and universities to give credit for faculty-approved online courses taken by students unable to register for oversubscribed classes on campus. If it passes, as seems likely, it would be the first time […]

March 14, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,