Yolo Crisis Nursery: Friends spring into action

With Child Abuse Prevention Month (April) just a page away on the calendar, the Friends of the Yolo Crisis Nursery announce a blooming array of opportunities to lend a hand. Here are a few ideas this spring: * Krustaceans for Kids: It’s not too late to enjoy the conclusion of crab season this Saturday at […]

March 20, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Bohart Museum open house features aquatic insects

Giant water bugs and dragonflies are among the aquatic insects to be featured at the Bohart Museum of Entomology’s open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. The museum is in Room 1124 of Academic Surge on Crocker Lane on the UC Davis campus. Admission is free. Toe biters, know, as giant water bugs, are […]

March 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Goats’ milk shows promise for treating diarrhea

Milk from goats that were genetically modified to produce higher levels of a human antimicrobial protein has proved effective in treating diarrhea in young pigs, demonstrating the potential for food products from transgenic animals to one day also benefit human health, report UC Davis researchers. The study is the first on record to show that […]

March 21, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Give blood, see a movie for free

BloodSource will exchange a blood donation for a Regal Cinemas movie pass at its blood drive from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday at Regal Stadium 5, 420 G St. in downtown Davis. In addition to the movie pass, donors will be able to access MyBloodSource, a personal page for each donor with rewards, results and […]

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

Sleep study finds changes in adolescent brains

SACRAMENTO — A new study conducted by monitoring the brain waves of sleeping adolescents has found that changes occur in the brain as it prunes away neuronal connections and makes the major transition from childhood to adulthood. “We’ve provided the first long-term, longitudinal description of developmental changes that take place in the brains of youngsters […]

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

Arbor Day plant sale set at Gibson House

A special Arbor Day plant sale is planned by the Gibson Gardeners from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to benefit the Yolo County Historical Museum, 512 Gibson Road in Woodland. Children are invited to participate in Arbor Day celebrations starting at 11:30 a.m. when memorial trees and roses will be planted in the historic […]

March 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Syria regime claims rebel chemical attack kills 25

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria’s state-run news agency says 25 people have been killed in an alleged rebel chemical attack in northern Syria. Rebels in northern Syria deny the government claim and blamed regime forces for Tuesday’s missile attack on Khan al-Assad village in northern Aleppo province. SANA says 86 people were wounded, some in […]

March 19, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bike/walk audits will examine routes to schools

Students and parents are invited to participate in a series of bike/walk audits at local elementary and junior high schools over the next few weeks. The process began Monday night with an orientation session at the Davis Senior Center. The idea is make it easier for students to bike and walk to school by learning […]

March 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Mikey needs our love, not tolerance

A MOMENT FOR MIKEY … it was nice to see more than 300 Davisites, including our beloved mayor, give up a Saturday evening to attend the candlelight vigil for assault victim Mikey Partida, who continues to recover from the terrible beating he received in our town nine days ago … and while there was much […]

March 19, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them are Domino (No. 114408), a 7-year-old spayed female black and white domestic short-haired cat. Also hoping for a good home is Libby (No. 113781), a 1-year-old spayed female tortie domestic short-haired […]

March 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Suspicious device in Woodland disrupts school, fire station

A Woodland fire station was evacuated and students at a nearby school displaced Monday after a well-meaning citizen brought a suspicious device to the station, police said. Sgt. Tom Davis said the citizen arrived at the 1619 West St. fire station at about 10:30 a.m., carrying the device that was found at an empty house […]

March 19, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Woodland police investigate robbery

Woodland police are seeking two suspects who attacked and robbed a man early Sunday morning. Sgt. Aaron Delao said officers were summoned at about 4:40 a.m. Sunday to Woodland Memorial Hospital, where the 30-year-old victim was being treated for non-life-threatening wounds to his head and arm. He told officers he was robbed of his jacket […]

March 19, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Weigh in on water rates

Weigh in What: Davis City Council’s Proposition 218 hearing on proposed water rate increases When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Where: Community Chambers, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Watch it: Live on Comcast Channel 16 and AT&T U-verse Channel 99. The meeting also will be streamed live online at www.cityofdavis.org/media

March 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Public hearing on water rate increases unfolds Tuesday night at council meeting

The City Council will host the long-awaited public hearing Tuesday night to raise water rates citywide. The hearing will take place during the council’s meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Chambers of City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. It will be broadcast live on Comcast Channel 16 and AT&T U-verse Channel 99. The meeting also […]

March 19, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,