UCD stem cell researchers awarded $53 million

UC Davis Health System researchers who are working to speed therapies to patients suffering from critical limb ischemia, osteoporosis and Huntington’s disease received approval Thursday for three separate research grants from the state’s stem cell agency totaling more than $53 million. Each of the research studies that can now begin at UCD are specifically designed […]

Save on back-to-school items

By Kasey Trenum Q: How can I save on back-to-school items? A: Pencils, paper, glue sticks, crayons, back packs, new clothes, and school uniforms team up to make back-to-school shopping the second largest shopping season of the year after the Christmas holidays. The list never seems to end. It starts with the “needs,” move to […]

Art, sculpture, movement classes have openings

Summer is ending, and it’s your last chance to sign up for the final summer camps and classes at the Davis Art Center. Classes offered next week include the “Lions, Tigers and Bears” Wizard of Oz Clay Camp, “Wednesday Night Clay Studio,” “Figure Study” or “Figurative Sculpture” (with live models), “Clay for Fun,” “Advanced Clay […]

Woodland man accused of vehicle theft, vandalism, DUI

Davis police have arrested a Woodland man who allegedly drove a stolen truck to Davis to vandalize his estranged wife’s apartment. The investigation began at about 7:20 a.m. Tuesday with reports of a window breaking at an apartment at 1850 Hanover Drive. As officers were checking the parking lot, a man driving by in a […]

Ready to grow: Farm to School plans countywide expansion

The motto was simple from the start: “Sow it, grow it, reap it, eat it.”

And for 12 years, that’s exactly what Davis schoolchildren have been doing, thanks to a retired teacher, who even after 37 years of teaching, wasn’t quite ready to leave behind the students and the school gardens that had become her favorite classroom.

Dorothy Peterson started Davis Farm to School almost immediately upon retiring from Pioneer Elementary School in 1999, and since then, the program has flourished like the lettuce and basil and tomatoes now found growing in gardens at every Davis school.

Davis Farm to School teamed up with the school district’s central kitchen, helping bring …

Rural crash injures two passengers

Two women were hurt Wednesday in a two-car collision at County Road 93A and Russell Boulevard, the California Highway Patrol reported. Officer Bryan Konvalin said the crash occurred at 8:10 p.m. when 16-year-old Natasha Tiana Panattoni of Winters failed to yield the right of way to an Oldsmobile Delta at the intersection, which is not […]

Davis man used insanity defense in Florida homicide case

Q: I’m wondering whatever happened to Stephen Coffeen, the Davis man accused of killing his father in Florida. Last I read, he was using an insanity defense that relied partly on his heavy consumption of Red Bull prior to the murder. Did it work? — Sam, Davis A: On June 8, 2011, a Florida judge […]

Davis Waldorf School offers tour

Parents are invited to tour the Davis Waldorf School, 3100 Sycamore Lane in North Davis, beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2. Visitors will hear a general overview of Waldorf programs, methodology and curriculum, and take a peek into several classrooms. The tour will last about one hour and conclude with a question-and-answer session and […]

Contribute to community harvest

Do you have a garden? Some extra tomatoes? An abundant fruit tree? A neighbor who keeps trying to give you zucchini? Now you can share this abundance with those in need. Grace Garden, a bountiful project on the grounds of the United Methodist Church of Davis, 1620 Anderson Road, will accept donations of fresh fruit […]

Take a farm tour in the Capay Valley on Aug. 11

Local residents are invited to spend a day on a Capay Farm, courtesy of Farm Fresh to You, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11. The farm is at 23800 State Highway 16 in Capay. Farm Fresh to You, www.farmfreshtoyou.com, is a  local, organic produce home and office delivery Community Supported-Agriculture program. Farmer […]

Take a nature walk in the Yolo Wildlife Area

The Yolo Basin Foundation invites community members to wake up their senses with a morning guided nature walk in the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area on Saturday, Aug. 11. Participants will enjoy the sights and sounds of summer while getting some exercise along one of the many walking trails in the Wildlife Area east of Davis. […]

Need a new best friend?

Shadow, a happy and super-friendly 3-year-old neutered male border collie/Labrador mix, and Queen, a beautiful 1-year-old spayed female purebred black German shepherd, are two of more than 60 dogs available for adoption at a public event Saturday. The adoption event will run from 7 to 11 a.m. at Rotts of Friends Animal Rescue at 29 Palms […]

Gibson House hosts tours Aug. 4

Docents will provide tours of the historic Gibson House and grounds, 512 Gibson Road in Woodland, from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children, with proceeds going to help maintain the museum. The current display features the history of Chinese people in Yolo County. For more information, call […]

Explorit Science Center: Monsanto grant boosts Summer Science Camp

By Carmen DeLeon A big crowd gathered Monday at Explorit Science Center to show their appreciation to Monsanto representatives Marlin Edward and Tim Conner as the men presented Explorit with a $20,000 grant. The grant funded the development and materials needed for this year’s Summer Science Camps. Among those present for the celebration were Summer […]