Obamacare loophole threatens UC students

By Nanette Asimov and Victoria Colliver Life was great for Kenya Wheeler in the spring of 2011. He’d just enrolled in a UC Berkeley master’s program in city planning and had won a research position that would pay his fees. Healthy as a horse, he biked to campus every day. A year later, a cancer diagnosis […]

Water vapor saves big bucks

Pablo Orozco, of Design and Project Management at UC Davis, points to and explains a control computer monitor during a Jan. 11 tour of the Central Steam Plant on campus. The plant on Dairy Road features a new condensing economizer that captures vapor from the burning of natural gas for steam to supply energy to […]

Israel conducts airstrike on Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Regional security officials say Israel conducted an airstrike inside Syria overnight near the border with Lebanon. The two officials did not say what the target was. But they said Wednesday that Israel had been making plans in the days leading up to the airstrike to hit a shipment of weapons bound for the anti-Israel militant group […]

Huge storm slams South, Midwest

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A large storm system packing high winds, hail and several possible tornadoes tore across a wide swath of the South and Midwest on Wednesday, killing one person, blacking out power to thousands and damaging homes. The death was reported when a large tree blew down on a shed in Nashville, Tenn., […]

City Council OKs changes in fire services

A shared-management concept for the Davis and UC Davis fire departments, as well as a pitch to relax the boundaries between the two agencies, got the green light Tuesday from the Davis City Council. So did a modification of the city’s fire response-time goals. But the most controversial proposal before the council — to reduce […]

Council not ready to pay for regional wastewater treatment project study

The City Council elected to postpone a decision Tuesday on whether to spend almost a quarter of a million dollars on an investigation of a regional project for wastewater treatment services with the city of Woodland. City public works staff have projected that pumping wastewater to Woodland rather than rebuilding the local plant could save […]

Train death ruled a suicide

The man who was struck and killed by a train Monday morning in Davis has been identified by Yolo County coroner’s officials as 20-year-old Steven Garrett Hatton. Hatton, a Davis resident, died shortly before 4:30 a.m. following the collision on the Union Pacific Railroad tracks near Second Street and Peña Drive. Union Pacific officials, who […]

Bob Dunning: Plastic bag problem? I don’t see it

In a town that bills itself as the first pro-choice city in America, I’m still trying to get my arms around the movement to deny grocery shoppers the simple choice between carrying their food and other goods home in plastic bags, paper bags, cloth bags or their bare hands. If you don’t like plastic bags, […]

Caldwell appointed Yolo’s health officer

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors has announced the appointment of Constance Caldwell, M.D., as Yolo County’s health officer. Dr. Caldwell has been serving as interim health officer since April. Prior to this appointment, she served as a physician for the Yolo County Health Department for the past seven years, which included being the medical […]

Beginning folk dance class offered

The Davis Art Center is offering a four-week beginning folk dance class on Tuesdays, Feb. 5-26, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Students will learn easy traditional and contemporary folk dance from many countries in a fun social environment. The class, taught by Barbara Linderholm, is a good transition into Davis Art Center’s ongoing International Folk […]

Arab prince speaks about regional reform

Prince Moulay Hicham Ben Abdallah, grandson of the late King Mohammad V — founder of the modern state of Morocco — will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the UC Davis Conference Center Ballroom A as part of the Middle East/South Asia Studies Faris Saeed Lecture Series. The title of his lecture is […]

Speaker to talk about ‘cherishing’ children

Julie Ward, a full-time practitioner and teacher of Christian Science healing, will speak about “Cherishing Our Children” at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Child care will be available during the lecture at the Christian Science Church, 510 Sixth St. Ward will explore basic points […]

Tickets go on sale Friday for family story time

Award-winning children’s author and songwriter John Archambault will present an evening of stories and songs from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The family story time event is free. Tickets will be available Friday and will be limited to […]

Winter white on display at Yolo Wildlife Area tour

Local residents are invited to join Yolo Basin Foundation docents on a free public tour of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 9 a.m. to noon. This is the height of the winter birding season, and visitors will be able to view an abundant variety of species on the water and […]