Confab focuses on family courts

The Incest Survivors Speakers’ Bureau and the California Protective Parents Association will present the 19th annual Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Conference titled “National Scandal: Family Courts Give Children to Identified Pedophiles” in Davis this month. The conference will run from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. […]

April 18, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | 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 Cooper (No. 114768), a 3-year-old neutered male white and orange tabby domestic short-haired cat. Also hoping for a good home is Greta (No. 114718), a 2-year-old spayed female tricolored German […]

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

Regional grant could pay off for Woodland-Davis surface water project

The Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency could receive a $2 million boost in funding if the regional water association that filed a grant application on its behalf last week is awarded the request. In all, the Westside Regional Water Management Group — and within it, the Water Resources Association of Yolo County of which the cities […]

April 02, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

UC Davis Meat Lab a winner again

Get a taste of this lineup: linguiça in 2009, chorizo in 2010, smoked summer sausage in 2011, fresh pork sausage in 2012, and, for 2013, low-sodium fresh pork sausage.

UC Davis Meat Lab student employees produced all of these in grand champion style, in the collegiate division, five years in a row, as judged in the California Association of Meat Processors’ cured meat show, part of the association’s annual convention.

Take a spin in the park

Marina Bukreyeva, 6, left, and Chloe Jaffe, 7, enjoy a ride on the pedal-powered carousel, The Flying Carousel of the Delta Breeze, during the Picnic in the Park celebration in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. The carousel is a fundraiser for Davis public school classrooms and is just one of many enticements for families […]

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

Study: Altered farming could lower nitrous oxide emissions

Changes in agricultural practices could reduce soil emissions of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide and the atmospheric pollutant nitric oxide, according to a new study by UC Davis scientists. “Agriculture is the main source of nitrous oxide globally, so this study is a starting point to help us understand how to manage and control it,” […]

April 14, 2013 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Woodland man convicted of child molestation

A Woodland man faces life in prison after being convicted last week of molesting his girlfriend’s 2-year-old grandson, according to the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office. A jury deliberated two days before convicting John “Tim” Ganthner, 46, on Thursday of two felony counts of sexual penetration of a child under age 10, four felony counts of […]

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

Four young researchers recognized

Four young UC Davis professors have earned prestigious Early Career Development awards, totaling $2 million, from the National Science Foundation to fund projects aimed at developing new nanomaterials, smaller medical implants, “biological circuits” and a better understanding of timing in ecosystems. The recipients are Ken Loh, assistant professor in the department of civil and environmental […]

April 02, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Lightning strikes house in Wildhorse neighborhood

Davis firefighters responded to a home in Wildhorse on Saturday night after the residence was struck by lightning. Fire Department spokeswoman Evelyn George said a tree and front siding of the house in the 2400 block of Sloan Street were damaged by a bolt of lightning shortly before midnight. A resident reported that a light […]

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

Car hits house; driver goes to jail

A Woodland woman was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after her car struck a West Davis house Sunday night. Davis police Lt. Glenn Glasgow said 25-year-old Karlisa Jo Chavarria was at the wheel of a car that struck the corner of a garage in the 1100 block of Cabot Street and came to rest […]

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

Book sale benefits Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Davis Public Library will host their next bimonthly book sale starting Friday at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Members only are admitted from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, but shoppers may join the Friends group at the door. The sale will be open to all from […]

April 04, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Volunteers needed to monitor plants at Jepson Prairie Preserve

All are welcome to help out with the 13th annual Jepson Prairie Preserve vegetation transect monitoring project from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 12. Don’t know your plants? Don’t worry. Ben Wallace, conservation project manager for the Solano Land Trust, and his team will start the day teaching volunteers the transect technique and […]

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

Project Linus volunteers meet April 10

Happiness is a warm blanket, made with love! Local residents who enjoy quilting, knitting or sewing are invited to Project Linus’ next gathering, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Project Linus volunteers make blankets for children in the community who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise […]

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

Booth offers survey, tips on lowering carbon footprint

Local residents are invited to visit the Cool Davis Climate Action Team’s booth at Picnic in the Park on Wednesday, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Visitors can take a survey regarding their household energy, transportation and consumption habits to help organizers plan ways to support everyone’s efforts to […]

April 02, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,