Paws for Thought: Striving for no more homeless pets

We all want to live in a community where animals as well as people are treated humanely, right? The problem is what to do about all the homeless animals. Since 1991, Best Friends Animal Society of Utah has declared a goal of “No More Homeless Pets.” At that time, 15 million cats and dogs were […]

February 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolobus tickets may be purchased online

Yolobus now offers monthly bus passes and tickets online at www.yolobus.com. Sales of the passes, express stickers, cash-value tickets and ADA tickets are by credit card; buyers will receive their tickets by mail within a week. A $3 shipping and handling fee will be added to each order. Monthly pass sales for the upcoming month […]

October 31, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Playfields batting cages will open soon

The city-operated batting cages at Playfields Park in South Davis will reopen for the season Saturday, weather permitting. The cages will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Mondays through Fridays from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. The cages also are available for private rental. For more information, contact Lori Conrad at […]

February 19, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Engineering dean elected to National Academy

Enrique Lavernia, dean of the UC Davis College of Engineering, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, the highest professional distinction for an engineer. Lavernia was elected for “contributions to novel processing of metals and alloys, and for leadership in engineering education.” “This is a wonderful recognition of Enrique Lavernia’s outstanding work, as […]

February 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Grand jury application deadline extended

The Yolo Superior Court has extended the deadline for applications for the 2013-14 grand jury to March 29. Each July 1, the court impanels 19 grand jurors, who serve as an arm of the judicial system, but act as an entirely independent body. The primary civil function of the grand jury is to review the […]

March 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Learn more about gun violence

Learn more Who: Garen Wintemute, director of the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program, and Amanda and Nick Wilcox of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence will speak at a free public forum. In 2001, the Wilcoxes’ daughter Laura, a college student, and two others were shot to death and two more injured by a gunman in […]

February 17, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Dozens of pro-Dorner protesters rally at LAPD HQ

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dozens of protesters rallied outside Los Angeles police headquarters Saturday in support of Christopher Dorner, the former LAPD officer and suspected killer of four who died after a shootout and fire this week at a mountain cabin following one of the biggest manhunts in recent memory. Protesters told the Los Angeles […]

February 17, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

UCD expert: New federal, state laws can slow gun violence

Learn more Who: Garen Wintemute, director of the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program, and Amanda and Nick Wilcox of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence will speak at a free public forum. In 2001, the Wilcoxes’ daughter Laura, a college student, and two others were shot to death and two more injured by a gunman […]

February 17, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Geography to play larger role in health premiums

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Whether it’s the densely populated Southern California coast or the mountains of rural Northern California, geography is going to play a larger role in the cost of health insurance under the federal health care overhaul set to take effect next year. Health insurers are facing new rules and restrictions on how they […]

February 17, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Time running out to purchase rose garden bricks

Sales of inscribed bricks for the rose garden patio next to the Hattie Weber Museum in Central Park are continuing for another few weeks. The bricks come in two colors: summer wheat and red. The summer wheat bricks are laid on the patio border and honor mothers, grandmothers and other extraordinary women. The red brick […]

February 19, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Wine-tastings will benefit UCD students

Wine tasters can practice saying “salute” and “cheers, mate” at the Robert Mondavi Institute’s “Taste of the World” multi-weekend fundraising event. UC Davis professor David Block, who is also the chair of the department of viticulture and enology, will take tasters Down Under as they enjoy eight Australian wines at 5:30 p.m. Friday in the […]

February 17, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Will ‘Skyfall’ break the streak for Bond?

Best original song This one pleases me no end. The James Bond film series has won only two Academy Awards during its half-century run, for “Goldfinger” (sound effects) and “Thunderball” (special effects). Rather unbelievably, no song has ever won; heck, Shirley Bassey’s smoldering versions of “Goldfinger” and “Diamonds Are Forever” weren’t even nominated. “Nobody Does […]

February 17, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Trustees will consider policy increasing elementary homework

Learn more What: Davis Board of Education When: 7 p.m. Thursday Where: Community Chambers, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Watch it: Live on Davis cable Channel 17 and as streaming video at www.djusd.tv On the agenda for Thursday’s school board meeting is an item on the consent calendar related to the district’s homework policy. It’s […]

February 17, 2013 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Yolo Hospice: Bereavement services offered to adults, youths

Frank Marrero and his family know about coping with loss. Eight years ago, his 19-year-old son died by suicide related to steroid use. Five months ago, his 49-year-old wife, the mother of his three children and the love of his life, died of cancer. Frank is doing his best to be strong for his 25-year-old […]

February 17, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,