Bob Dunning: Search for next coach will go beyond city limits

FOOTBALL FUTURE … now that the Aggies have completed yet another successful football season by winning the only game on the schedule that truly matters, it won’t be long before UC Davis names a new head coach to guide the program into the great gridiron battlefield known as the Big Sky Conference … In their […]

Fire Department’s Thanksgiving basket coordinator calls it a day

When Marty Eckhardt began coordinating the Davis Fire Department’s Thanksgiving food basket program in 1988, the effort involved feeding 25 local families with the fixings for a traditional turkey dinner. As the years went by, the program grew steadily, serving as many as 750 families at its peak. About 650 families were recipients on Wednesday […]

Delivery driver robbed in South Davis

Davis police are investigating the Tuesday night robbery of a pizza delivery driver. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the robbery occurred at about 11:45 p.m. as the driver walked back to his car after making a delivery in the 1800 block of Cowell Boulevard in South Davis. He was approached by two suspects who demanded his […]

‘People’s history’ donated to Yolo County Archives

The Yolo County Archives’ mission, to preserve the uniqueness of Yolo County, is often met with the contribution of community projects that also are aimed at preserving the memory of Yolo County. The mission to increase the relevance and use of the archives in an increasingly interactive and online world comes with ongoing efforts to […]

Local property manager illegally cuts down city trees, gets slammed with heavy fine

Three city-owned trees near the turnaround on the far eastern point of Olive Drive were illegally cut down over the spring, prompting the city to drop a hefty fine on the property management company that ordered the removals. The city fined Select Commercial Brokers, the company responsible for the work, $12,000 for chopping down two […]

UCD study shows gender bias persists in science

Discrimination against women in science continues to be a problem, even in fields dominated by female researchers, suggests a new study from UC Davis, which found a startling gender disparity in who is chosen to speak at scientific conferences.

Lead author Lynne Isbell, a professor of anthropology at UC Davis, initiated the study after being struck by the scarcity of female speakers at the annual meeting in April of the American Association of Physical Anthropology.

“I started wondering if this was a fluke, or something we hadn’t noticed before,” Isbell said.

The study was published …

11th annual Community Crèche and Music Festival heralds Christmas season

Details What: Community Crèche and Music Festival, featuring Community Choral Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday When: 3-8 p.m. Friday through Sunday Where: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meeting house, Gum and Pioneer avenues, Woodland Admission: Free For Davis resident Heather Lybbert, it’s a scene carved by a carpenter in the African nation of […]

R&R celebrates 20th birthday with open house

All Things Right & Relevant will celebrate its 20th anniversary from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at its new store, 2801 Spafford St. The site is at the corner of Peña Drive and Spafford Street, off Fifth Street. Birthday cake, sweets, savory goodies and punch will be served. Special treats from See’s Candy are available for […]

Only a few Breakfast with Santa tickets remain

Tickets for the Dec. 8 Breakfast with Santa are almost all sold out. Only a few remain for purchase. No tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets are $9 each. As of Wednesday, only 19 tickets remain for the 8 a.m. seating, 11 tickets remain for the 9:30 a.m. seating and 11 tickets remain […]

UCD vets eye drug treatment for deadly horse disease

UC Davis veterinarians have announced plans to conduct the first clinical trial of an experimental drug that has shown promise in treating horses stricken with laminitis, an excruciatingly painful and often life-threatening foot-related disease. Four horses suffering from laminitis have been treated with the investigational anti-inflammatory drug so far. One experienced a complete remission that […]

Small boxes, huge heart: Woodland girl celebrates birthday by giving to children in need

By Hiedi Andersen WOODLAND — Books, lip balm, markers, sunglasses, shoes and toys sound like the fantastic end to any tween’s birthday party. But for Woodlander Emily DeLacey, the table piled high with playing cards, socks, colored pencils and bouncy balls at her recent “almost” birthday party was just the start of a huge collection […]

Homes dressed in holiday splendor featured on fundraising tour

Ring in the holiday season on Saturday, Dec. 1, with a home tour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. . Friends of Meals on Wheels presents Dickens in the Valley, a tour of six Woodland homes dressed in holiday splendor. This event is a fundraiser for Meals on Wheels in Yolo County, a meal program for […]

Apply now for Soroptimists’ service grants

Soroptimist International of Davis is accepting applications from local nonprofit and charitable organizations for grant funding for 2013. The maximum amount to apply for has increased to $1,500. The deadline for submission is Jan. 11. Applications are available online at, or by contacting Crystal O’Hara, Service Grants Committee chair, at or 530-902-5530. Soroptimists […]

Explorit: Learn about telescopes and accessories

By Vinita Domier Join us Saturday evening, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m., when we will discuss the different types of telescopes and accessories. For those interested in examining telescopes with thoughts of purchasing one for the holidays, we will have a variety of telescopes and binoculars set up for display at Explorit beginning at 6 […]