Veterans, internees may receive diplomas

The Yolo County Office of Education will award honorary high school diplomas this spring to veterans of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, along with former pupils who were interned in the United States. A high school diploma is and always has been a symbol of accomplishment. Because of war, or […]

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

First 5K Stride for Aggie Pride supports scholarships

UC Davis will host its first 5K Stride for Aggie Pride, on Sunday, April 7, to raise money for scholarships and emergency funding for students in need. All proceeds from the 3.1-mile run/walk event, which is being led by UCD students, will go toward scholarships offered through the Associated Students of UCD and awards provided […]

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

A very hairy situation

Davis Downtown director Stewart Savage and his daughter Victoria, a first-grader at North Davis Elementary School, pledged to shave their heads if they received $1,000 in donations for cancer research. They collected more than $2,000. And on Wednesday evening, alongside more than 40 other brave souls at de Vere’s Irish Pub in Davis, they did […]

March 14, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Teachers weigh in on moving ninth-graders

Davis school district administrators met with junior high and high school teachers for two hours Wednesday to discuss the possible reconfiguration of grades in Davis schools — and more specifically, the pros and cons of moving ninth-graders to the high school.

The topic generated plenty of lively, sometimes heated, discussion.

The session began in the high school’s theater, with Superintendent Winfred Roberson stressing …

Wholesale prices rise 0.7% on gas spike

WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure of U.S. wholesale prices rose in February by the most in five months, pushed higher by more expensive gas and pharmaceuticals. But outside those increases, inflation was mild. The producer price index grew a seasonally adjusted 0.7 percent in February from January, the Labor Department said Thursday. That’s up from […]

March 14, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Wasn’t it a no-burn day in Rome?

HABEMUS PAPAM … my friend Rich asks if there’s “any truth to the rumor that Alan Pryor of the Natural Resources Commission was present at the Vatican, outside the Sistine Chapel, protesting emissions of black smoke?” … hard to tell in a crowd that size, Rich, but I did see a fellow in the crowd […]

March 14, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Woman dies after car plunges into Sacramento River

A West Sacramento woman who managed to call 911 before her car sank into the Sacramento River on Wednesday morning was found dead in the vehicle after it was pulled from the murky water off Old River Road. Family members and Yolo County coroner’s officials identified the woman as Mussarat Parveen Chaudhary, 58, whose body […]

March 14, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Alleged threat against Yee comes from UCD grad

By Henry K. Lee An engineer who graduated from UC Davis threatened in an email to use his purported military sniper training to kill state Sen. Leland Yee, authorities said in newly released court documents. “I can wait hidden for you to walk past my mil dot scope,” Everett Basham, 45, wrote in an email […]

March 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD kicks off seven-week Wellness Challenge on April 4

The UC Davis Mind Body Wellness Challenge, a communitywide event sponsored by WorkLife and Wellness, encourages everyone to take steps to improve their health and wellness. For optimal well-being, it is important to maintain health in all dimensions of life, including physical, social, emotional, intellectual, environmental, occupational and spiritual, a news release said. Challenge participants […]

March 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis resident launches new cycling app Sunday

Jamima Wolk already has two successful phone apps to her credit, but the Davis mom is eager to launch her newest app, iRideInside. “The first two were triathlon-based; I was really excited about this one,” said Wolk, regarding her indoor cycling phone app. “It’s very different than the others.” Wolk — who did a soft […]

March 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Rights group: More monkey deaths at UCD preventable

The Ohio-based organization Stop Animal Exploitation NOW is accusing the California National Primate Center at UC Davis of negligence in the deaths of at least a dozen young monkeys in 2011. SAEN filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture after learning last week that the USDA had cited the center for deaths in […]

March 14, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

No reason to quiver, this local archery group welcomes all

Details What: Oasis Shoot archery competition, attracting both local enthusiasts and more than 100 archers from throughout the state When: Sign up 7-9 a.m. Sunday; scores must be submitted by 2:30 p.m. Where: Grasslands Regional Park, on Mace Boulevard 4 miles south of Davis How much: $20 general, $15 youths for members; $23/$18 for nonmembers Info: […]

March 14, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Explorit: Nights of the comets

By Vinita Domier Everyone is invited to Saturday’s meeting of the Davis Astronomy Club at Explorit, 3141 Fifth St. in Davis, starting at 7 p.m. You do not have to pay any dues to be a member of the Davis Astronomy Club. All ages are welcome to attend the featured presentation indoors, followed by the […]

March 15, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Study: Preschoolers know when they’re unsure

Children as young as 3 years old know when they are not sure about a decision, and can use that uncertainty to guide decision-making, according to new research from the Center for Mind and Brain at UC Davis. “There is behavioral evidence that they can do this, but the literature has assumed that until late […]

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