Yolo County Fair catalogs available

Yolo County Fair exhibitors’ catalogs and entry forms are available online at www.yolocountyfair.net. Partial sections and multiple entry forms are available. Hard copies are at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis; the Clarksburg, Esparto, Knights Landing, West Sacramento, Winters, Woodland and Yolo libraries; the Dunnigan and Zamora post offices; Guinda General Store; […]

June 07, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Teen robbed at knifepoint in Woodland

A 17-year-old boy reported being robbed at knifepoint Tuesday night in Woodland, police said. Sgt. Victoria Danzel said the teen was walking in the 700 block of Beamer Street at about 10 p.m. when he was approached from behind by two male suspects, one of whom brandished a pocket knife and demanded the victim’s property. […]

May 02, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

400-plus bikes up for bids at UCD auction

The public is invited to attend the biannual UC Davis Bicycle Auction on Saturday. More than 400 bicycles will be available for sale to the highest bidder. The bicycles may be viewed from 8 to 9 a.m., with bidding getting underway at 9 a.m. and lasting until all items are sold. The auction takes place […]

May 02, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Retirees to hear from genealogist

Lisa Henderson, president of the Davis Genealogy Club, will speak at a meeting Thursday, May 9, of the Yolo County chapter of the Retired Public Employees’ Association. The group will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Cracciolo’s Banquet Hall, 1320 E. Main St. in Woodland. Reservations are due by Friday. The cost is $5 for members […]

May 02, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Smartphones help patients carry medical records

Hospitals and clinics are replacing paper files with sophisticated electronic health records. And although some systems can’t share information with each other, which could be a serious problem in an emergency, smartphones are starting to bridge that electronic gap. That capability is already available to Medicare patients and veterans. The Medicare Blue Button and a […]

May 03, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

May is Older Americans’ Month

In 1963 when Older Americans Month was established, 17 million Americans were older than 65. Today, that number is nearly 40 million and growing fast. Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig recognizes that older adults are vulnerable and attractive targets for all types of scams, including foreign lotteries, “Grandma It’s Me” scams, phone calls, identity […]

May 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

72 as the new 30

By Betsy Hart Well, just in time. I’m learning that “72 is the new 30,” according to research published by German scientists in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S. I say “just in time” because I’m facing a big birthday in April myself. The researchers found that human longevity […]

May 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

A ‘professional listener’ shares the forgotten art

By Waveney Ann Moore A monk taught the art of listening during a recent visit. Brother Curtis Almquist of the Society of St. John the Evangelist came at the invitation of the St. Petersburg Bar Association. Lucas Fleming, a lawyer, attests that Almquist practices what he preaches. “I have been amazed over the years (and […]

May 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

See radio-control planes this weekend

The public is invited to attend the Woodland Davis Aeromodelers’ annual 49er Regional Scale Masters Qualifier, a competition among radio-controlled plane enthusiast.s Scale airplanes of the full-size aircraft from World Wars I and II and contemporary times are displayed and flown. They are judged on how close they fly to the full-size aircraft. Static judging […]

May 02, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Volunteers sought for Neighborhood Court

The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office is seeking volunteers to participate as panelists in the new Neighborhood Court Diversion Program. Individuals interested in learning more about this innovative program or in volunteering as panelists are invited to attend presentations at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 2 and 9, at the Davis Police Department, 2600 Fifth St. […]

May 02, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

New campus rules for ADD drugs

By Alan Schwarz FRESNO — Lisa Beach endured two months of testing and paperwork before the student health office at her college approved a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Then, to get a prescription for Vyvanse, a standard treatment for ADHD, she had to sign a formal contract — promising to submit to drug […]

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

Duke University withdraws from online course group

By Tamar Lewin Duke University has pulled out of Semester Online, an education consortium that will offer online undergraduate courses for credit, after faculty members objected. The consortium announced Tuesday that it would offer 11 courses this fall, from Boston College, Brandeis, Emory, Northwestern, the University of North Carolina, Notre Dame and Washington University in […]

May 02, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Council signs off on firefighter staffing reduction with split vote

Despite warnings of reduced service from the very individuals who would be shuffled around, the Davis City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday to reduce firefighter staffing levels from 12 to 11 per shift and to rework the way firefighters respond to calls. Mayor Joe Krovoza and Council members Brett Lee and Rochelle Swanson voted in favor […]

May 01, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged

Stocks fall on jobs concerns, fall in Merck profit

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is falling early after a survey showed U.S. companies added the fewest jobs in seven months and Merck reported a lower quarterly profit. Shortly after the market opened, the Dow Jones industrial average dropped 55 points to 14,784, a fall of 0.4 percent. The Standard & Poor’s 500 […]

May 01, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,