Fraud prevention tips set for older adults

Staff members from the Yolo County District Attorney’s Consumer and Elder Fraud Units will be featured on “That’s Life,” a KDRT radio show, from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday. KDRT can be heard at 95.7 FM. Host Lois Richter will discuss with her guests how to protect yourself from fraud and scams targeting older adults.

February 12, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Beginning tai chi chuan offered at Art Center

The Davis Art Center offers six-week classes in tai chi chuan. Denise Lichtig, owner of  IV Lien-Ying Tai Chi Chuan Academy, instructs students in balance, form and meditative stance. Students learn to focus and initiate physical and emotional strength and well-being. The fee is $84 for members and $94 for nonmembers. Enroll at Davis Art Center, […]

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Sierra Club gathers for morning walks

The Sierra Club hosts “brrrisk” morning walks in Davis on Tuesdays and Thursdays year-round. The group meets at 7 a.m. at Peet’s Coffee & Tea in The Marketplace at Sycamore Lane and Covell Boulevard. The walking distance is about 4.5 miles in 90 minutes, with the group returning to Peet’s about 8:30 a.m. Walkers will […]

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Moms invited to join the club

Are you looking for fun things to do with your little one and a group of moms? Join the monthly breakfast and business meeting of the MOMS Club of Davis at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The nonprofit organization provides support, daytime activities and resources for moms in Davis who stay at home either full-time or part-time […]

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Parrots, pet birds available for adoption

Local residents are invited to attend a parrot and pet bird adoption fair from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Local volunteers from Mickaboo, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing, fostering and placing companion birds in permanent homes, will be present. Mickaboo does […]

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Lovers’ hearts beat in sync, study finds

When modern-day crooner Trey Songz sings, “Cause girl, my heart beats for you,” in his romantic ballad, “Flatline,” his lyrics could be telling a tale that’s as much physiological as it is emotional, according to a UC Davis study that found lovers’ hearts indeed beat for each other, or at least at the same rate. […]

February 10, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Syrian troops, rebels clash over Damascus highway

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops backed by warplanes battled rebels for control of a key highway in Damascus Saturday, a day after opposition forces cut the strategic artery as part of what they say are efforts to lay the groundwork for an eventual assault on the heavily defended capital. Rebels have been on the offensive […]

February 10, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

New UCD master’s degrees aim to meet healthcare demand

UC Davis announced last week that it will offer master’s degrees for nurse practitioners and physician assistants starting with classes enrolling this summer. A growing population of older adults, a shortage of providers and the estimated 6 million Californians who will begin received healthcare under federal reforms have combined to create a need for such […]

February 10, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Yolo DA announces recent convictions

The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office announced the recent convictions of three people during Yolo Superior Court trials. Fidel Alvarez, 57, was convicted Jan. 24 of marijuana cultivation, possession for sale of marijuana and being armed with a firearm. He was arrested Sept. 6, 2012, while tending to a 500-plant marijuana grow of Highway 16 […]

February 10, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Welcome to the team

Lt. Greg Murphy shakes hands with the new cadets at the UC Davis Police Department police swearing in ceremony on Thursday in Wall Hall. Murphy was sworn into the UCD ranks earlier in the evening by Chief Matthew Carmichael. Twenty-one cadets were sworn in and will join the ranks on the UCD campus. UCD PD17W […]

February 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Love’s withdraws application for Dunnigan truck stop

Nearly a year-and-a-half after first proposing to build a 19-acre truck stop in Dunnigan, the Love’s chain of travel centers has withdrawn its application and will pursue a location in another county. The project had been opposed from the start by residents of the small Yolo County town because of its proposed location at the […]

February 10, 2013 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

New England begins the big dig-out after epic snow

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — New Englanders began the back-breaking job of digging out from as much as 3 feet of snow Saturday and emergency crews used snowmobiles to reach shivering motorists stranded overnight on New York’s Long Island after a howling storm swept through the Northeast. About 560,000 homes and businesses remained without power late […]

February 10, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Davis man arrested for domestic battery, false imprisonment

A Davis man was arrested for domestic battery and false imprisonment Friday at his apartment on the 500 block of Oxford Cir. Ralph Gaoiran Puzon, 20, physically assaulted his girlfriend in their apartment and held her against her will Thursday. The day after the incident the girlfriend left their apartment, went to the police station […]

February 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Water works? This makes it all make sense

As the Great Water Debate threatens to stretch far into the new year, it’s great to have folks like my friend Jewel to help us understand the issues involved. Finally, a voice of reason in the vast forest of opinions concerning our $113 million water project with Woodland and resultant water rates that are headed […]

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