Garamendi urges more detailed look at hate crime

Rep. John Garamendi last week joined more than 100 members of Congress calling for federal tracking of hate crimes committed against Sikhs, Hindus and Arab-Americans. They urged the FBI’s advisory policy board, which soon will be reviewing hate crimes documentation, to add the categories to forms used by the bureau and the U.S. Department of […]

March 26, 2013 | Posted in U.S. Congress | Tagged ,

Suspect sought in cat shooting

The Animal Services Division of the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s help to identify the person who fatally shot a cat earlier this month in Woodland. Annie, an orange domestic shorthair tabby, was shot with a pellet gun on the evening of March 13 while her owners were away from home. They […]

March 26, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged , ,

Thief strikes Islamic Center for second time

The Islamic Center of Davis has been burglarized for the second time in as many months, according to the Davis Police Department. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the break-in was discovered by a member of the mosque who arrived at the property at 539 Russell Blvd. about 9:20 a.m. Sunday to discover one of the doors ajar. […]

March 26, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Collision injures teen cyclist

A Winters teen remained hospitalized at the UC Davis Medical Center on Monday after being struck by a vehicle while riding her bicycle last week. The California Highway Patrol reported that 18-year-old Haley Noelle Angel Neto was riding her bike in the dark and without a helmet when the vehicle struck her from behind at […]

March 26, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Garden tours offered to support vision program

Huei Young is once again offering tours of her Asian garden in North Davis this spring as a benefit for Yolo Vision Aid 2013, which provides free eye exams and eyeglasses to Yolo County senior citizens and children in need. Young’s garden is a blend of Chinese and Japanese styles and uses the placement of […]

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

Digitally aided education, using students’ own electronic gear

By Matt Richtel Educators and policy makers continue to debate whether computers are a good teaching tool. But a growing number of schools are adopting a new, even more controversial approach: asking students to bring their own smartphones, tablets, laptops and even their video game players to class. Officials at the schools say the students’ […]

March 28, 2013 | Posted in Schools | Tagged

Meeting yields goals on ‘climate-smart’ agriculture

An action-oriented scientific agenda for tackling global climate change and its impacts on agriculture emerged from the international, three-day Climate-Smart Agriculture Conference, which drew more than 300 participants last week to UC Davis. Conference participants, who represented 34 nations on six continents, grappled with the need to dramatically ramp up agricultural production to feed a […]

March 26, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Rotary’s child abuse prevention work extends to Kenya

The Rotary Club of Davis has been awarded a $49,750 global vocational training grant to send a team of professionals to Kenya in East Africa to train health professionals and business leaders in child abuse prevention techniques. Rotary is teaming up with HEART — Health Education Africa Training Team — in this life-saving mission. Why […]

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

New endowment provides support for opportunities to study abroad

Generations of UC Davis students will have more opportunity to study abroad as part of their education, thanks to a recent $1 million gift from Ann E. Pitzer, a UCD alumna and current member of the UC Davis Foundation Board of Trustees. Pitzer, a La Jolla resident, made the gift to the UCD Education Abroad Center so that […]

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

Free food safety workshop offered for growers

To help small, local farms meet new food safety standards, Capay Organic and its Community Supported Agriculture program, Farm Fresh To You, will offer a free workshop for growers and suppliers on Thursday, April 4. The workshop will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Capay Organic Farm, 23800 State Highway 16 in Capay. […]

March 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Nominees sought for charity paint giveaway

It’s time for nominations for Brooks Painting’s seventh annual Charity Paint Giveaway. The Davis company will donate up to $10,000 in time and painting services to a local person, family or charitable organization selected by online votes. Past recipients are Davis Little League, the Sharp family, the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center of Yolo […]

March 26, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Men’s Talk Circle will gather April 2

The next Davis Community Men’s Talk Circle will gather from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, upstairs at FamiliesFirst, 2100 Fifth St. in Davis, next door to the main post office. All men 18 years and older are welcome; there is no charge to attend. “Our lives are filed with tensions, sometimes felt as […]

March 31, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Embroiderers will stitch a flag

The Valley Oak Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 4, at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Jacqui Mathews will teach a hands-on project by Linda Reinmiller, which is a heart-shaped American flag, about five inches square. Kits will be provided for $4. […]

March 27, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis man’s body found in Sonoma County

A bad choice made in the midst of a manic phase led to the death last week of lifelong Davis resident James Gomez, his father, John Gomez, said Saturday. James Gomez, 20, was found dead in Sonoma County on Friday, three days after he fled sheriff’s deputies who had pulled him over for having a […]

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