Monitors help avert deadly crashes in tule fog

By Tracie Cone FRESNO (AP) — Some fog creeps in poetically on little cat feet through the Golden Gate. And then there is the prosaic fog of California’s San Joaquin Valley that erupts from the soil in certain wintry conditions to put a stranglehold on the region. This dense tule fog materializes in a patchwork […]

Yolo MoveOn members join Capitol vigil

Members of Yolo MoveOn joined forces with labor unions, faith groups, student groups and others at a candlelight vigil Monday night at the state Capitol in Sacramento. They gathered to remind Congress to “defend Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security for working and middle-class Americans,” a news release said. Members are asking for no tax breaks […]

New, simpler UC logo draws derision

By Carolyn Jones Since 1868, the University of California’s motto has been “Let there be light.” Now the university’s new logo is bringing plenty of heat. Critics have compared the recently unveiled logo — a yellow, half-realized “C” inside a stylized blue “U” — to a napkin doodle, a bidet or a banana label. One […]

Back from Iraq, on ‘Davisville’

Twice this year, Garry Pearson went to Iraq as part of a program to help Iraqis develop their vegetable production. He oversees about 160 research greenhouses at UC Davis, and an ag project recruited him as a technical expert. On the latest “Davisville,” Pearson talks about what he saw in the Iraqi region of Kurdistan, […]

Keep bag-in-box wines cool, says UCD

When it comes to wine, if you bag it and box it, you’d better keep it cool, UC Davis researchers advise. In the most comprehensive study to date on how storage temperature affects wines with different packaging systems, researchers found that bag-in-box wine is more vulnerable to warmer storage temperatures than bottled wine. Their findings […]

‘Pet’ure-perfect

Snap photos of your pet — costumed or not — with Santa Claus from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Petco in The Marketplace shopping center, 1341 W. Covell Blvd. The cost is $8.95 per photo, with all of the proceeds benefiting the Yolo County SPCA. SPCAxmasW Snap photos of your pet with Santa Claus from noon […]

Midstream Players perform at Davis Senior Center

Looking for a good laugh? Come see the Midstream Players as they present “And the Bride Wore” at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served.

Citizens Who Care benefit concert set

Tickets are still available for the 21st annual Citizens Who Care benefit concerts, “Yes, Indeed! The Great Songs of Bing Crosby.” The concerts are scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. Music will highlight Crosby’s unparalleled 50-year career, stretching from […]

Union protesters head to Michigan’s Capitol

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Even with the outcome considered a foregone conclusion, the heated battle over right-to-work legislation in the traditional union bastion of Michigan showed no sign of cooling Tuesday as lawmakers prepared to cast final votes. Hundreds of protesters flooded the state Capitol hours before the House and Senate were scheduled to convene, […]

Father Frost gets cold shoulder in Uzbekistan

ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) — Taking a leaf out of a Dr. Seuss story, the Central Asian nation of Uzbekistan is reportedly stealing Christmas by keeping the local version of Santa Claus off the airwaves. Independent news website UzMetronom reported Monday that President Islam Karimov’s authoritarian government imposed the informal ban on Father Frost and his […]

Bob Dunning: This one’s simple, fair, straightforward

WAC ATTACK … after months and months of work, one member of the Water Advisory Committee came up with a workable water rate structure that is fair to all users … as an added bonus, it’s simple, easy to understand and doesn’t pit one Davis family against another … plus, the rates themselves, dramatically higher […]

Yolo drug court gives onetime addicts a second chance

WOODLAND — Leandro Escarsega got hooked on drugs at the age of 13. He quit when he was 18, only to abuse alcohol as a substitute. One drunken-driving arrest led to a second, then a third. By the time he got into it with a UC Davis police officer at The Graduate last year, he […]

Yes on Measure I committee forms

The committee in support of Measure I, the proposed Woodland-Davis surface water project, has filed its initial paperwork to begin its campaign. The mission of the committee, titled Yes on Clean Water for Davis, is to persuade voters to approve the water project in the all-mail election March 5. The project will provide Davis with […]