Bob Dunning: My exercise regimen soon will change

FAINT PRAISE … my friend Gabe blessed my Sunday morning with a beautiful letter to the editor that began “Bob Dunning must be extremely physically fit!.” … with all due respect for exclamation points, the man has clearly never seen me in the shower … adds Gabe: “He has a unique exercise program.” … indeed […]

February 12, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

California Duck Days features Wildlife Art Show

The California Duck Days Wildlife Art Show is on exhibit now at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. This special exhibit, which will be open through Feb. 23, features student art from Cache Creek, Davis, Esparto, Pioneer, River City, Winters and Woodland high schools. The show also includes a traveling display of the best […]

February 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Unlocked doors, windows keeping local thieves active

Lock your doors. Lock your windows. Davis police issued that message for the third time Monday after a string of four residential burglaries — and one attempted break-in — on Sunday brought the city’s year-to-date burglary count to 41. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said police are continuing to see a pattern in which thieves have easy […]

February 12, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

CommuniCare breaks ground on Woodland facility

WOODLAND — CommuniCare Health Centers broke ground on a new 21,000-square-foot facility in Woodland on Monday. Located at Beamer and Cottonwood streets, the new center — expected to open for business in January 2014 — will provide medical, dental, perinatal and other services to low-income and uninsured residents of Woodland and surrounding areas. Currently, those […]

February 12, 2013 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Fundraiser turns wine into water

A wine-tasting and silent auction fundraiser benefiting Engineers Without Borders at UC Davis runs from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at the International House, Davis, 10 College Park. Tickets are $20 until April 11 and $25 after that date. They are available at or at the Engineers Without Borders table at the […]

March 29, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Outstanding students honored by Rotary

The Sunrise Rotary Club of Davis honored 10 Davis and Da Vinci high school students as Students of the Month for January. They are: * Michael Dohn, nominated by world language teacher Naoko McHale, who wrote, “I am very fortunate to have taught Michael in my Japanese classes the past four years. He is a hard-working, […]

February 12, 2013 | Posted in Local News | 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 Gaby (No. 113453), a 5-year-old spayed female brown dachshund/basset hound mixed dog. Also hoping for a good home is Mixie (No. 113542), a 10-month-old spayed female gray and white domestic […]

February 12, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Air pollution linked to low birth weight

By Stephanie M. Lee Mothers who breathe the kind of pollution emitted by vehicles, coal power plants and factories are significantly likelier to give birth to underweight children than mothers living in less polluted areas, according to international findings published last week. The study is believed to be the largest to examine how newborns’ bodies […]

February 12, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Art Center offers ‘Fantastic Fiction’ class

The Davis Art Center is offering a six-week creative writing class for adults ages 17 and up from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, starting Feb. 21. The class will explore short fiction inspired by fables, myths and fairy tales. Students will write their own fairy tales and stories inspired by the form. The class will be taught by Elise […]

February 12, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Linux Users’ Group will meet Feb. 18

The Linux Users’ Group of Davis will host a presentation Monday, Feb. 18, by Joseph Arruda, senior product manager at SugarCRM, producers of a customer relationship management system that’s available in both open source and commercial applications. This talk will focus on how businesses that work with open source software release and manage their code. The group will meet from […]

February 12, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Fibromyalgia sufferers gather for support

The Northern Cal Fibro Friends will hold their monthly meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at 1010 Nut Tree Road, Suite 240, in Vacaville. Fibromyalgia is one of the most common chronic pain conditions and disorder affects an estimated 10 million people in the United States. About 75 to 90 percent of the people […]

February 12, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Almond growers worry about honey bee shortage

California almond growers may not have enough honey bees to pollinate this year’s crop of 800,000 acres, a UC Davis Extension apiculturist warns. Eric Mussen of the UCD department of entomology attributes the difficulty to winter losses and less populous hives. “We need 1.6 million colonies, or two colonies per acre, and California has only about […]

February 12, 2013 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Dixon artist brings unique style to her work

There is an advantage to being a self-taught artist like Laura Caron.

“I don’t have to worry about breaking rules,” she laughs.

And because of that, she has created a unique — some say revolutionary — style that uses layered fabrics, paint and hand stitching to produce a three-dimensional quality to her work.

The portraits she creates come alive with a vibrancy lacking in more two-dimensional works, and that quality has earned her increasing exposure …

Positive family relationships linked to healthy marriages

Adolescents who have positive relationships with their parents and siblings tend to have stable and satisfying relationships in their early adult marriages as well as romantic relationships, a UC Davis study has found. Researchers, who began studying 265 individuals in the 1990s, found that nurturing parents contributed to the future success of their children’s young […]

February 12, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,