WAC members worked hard for ratepayers

After a citizen-driven referendum forced the City Council to repeal a water rate hike that it approved in late 2011 to begin paying off the proposed Woodland-Davis surface water project, the council took a step back and bought a year to assemble a Water Advisory Committee. The group was asked to examine the project — and the city’s water utility in general — and make recommendations to the council on how to proceed.

The WAC got to work in late December 2011 at the Senior Center, but the group was soon thrust into prime time …

Saylor meets constituents on Tuesday

Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor will hold open office hours from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Tuesday at Peet’s Coffee & Tea at The Marketplace, 1411 W. Covell Blvd. in Davis. He invites local residents who have concerns or questions about county issues and operations to stop by. Saylor may be reached on Yolo County business […]

February 01, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Brain monitoring shows memory at work

Working with patients with electrodes implanted in their brains, researchers at UC Davis and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston have shown for the first time that areas of the brain work together at the same time to recall memories. The unique approach promises new insights into how we remember details of […]

January 31, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

UCD seniors plan financial literacy workshop

A workshop on school-related debt and other financial issues facing UC Davis students is planned for 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Student Community Center multipurpose room on campus. Topic will include having good credit, with a special section on ways to avoid increasing credit card debt while in school; personal finance; developing a […]

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IHOP: Eat pancakes, help kids

On Friday, the International House of Pancakes plans to raise money for the UC Davis Children’s Hospital to mark “national pancake day.” Diners at IHOP’s Sacramento area locations will be encouraged to donate what they would have paid for a short stack of buttermilk pancakes to the Children’s Miracle Network, of which UCD is the […]

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Zumba fitness coming to Stonegate

If you’ve ever wanted to give zumba dance fitness a try, now’s the time. Stonegate Country Club in West Davis is offering a 10-week session beginning Monday. Meera Klein is the instructor. Classes will run from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at 919 Lake Blvd. and incorporate international music and dance moves for […]

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Art is everywhere

Today’s smartphones are for much more than just communicating — they can create art, too. That’s the premise behind Dave Webb’s “Saturate Yolo” exhibit at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St., and an accompanying Facebook project. Webb, a longtime Davis resident, uses his smartphone to capture various images that are on display in the […]

January 31, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Learn about water rates at community meetings

The city of Davis will host five community meetings during February to provide information and answer questions about proposed changes in the city’s water supply and rates. In addition, in accordance with Proposition 218, all property owners will receive notices this week about a public hearing on March 19, during which they may offer testimony […]

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Democrats honor elected officials at valentine party

The Davis Democratic Club invites Davis and Yolo County Democrats to salute all those in the party who serve in elected offices at its annual valentine party. The event will run from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at International House, 10 College Park in Davis. “Love Your Electeds” will be the theme as […]

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Nutritionist addresses cancer support group

UC Davis nutrition expert Liz Applegate will tell Breast Cancer Open Door educational meeting attendees how to “Stay Healthy This Season with Immune-Boosting Foods” at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11. Applegate will discuss how to stay healthy during this cold and flu season by eating foods that support a strong immune system. Find out how […]

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Visiting expert to discuss challenges facing African farmers

Visiting speaker Brylyne Chitsunge will discuss the challenges facing farmers in Africa when she gives a free lecture at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Mondavi Center’s Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, as part of the Chancellor’s Colloquium series. Chitsunge is an internationally acclaimed expert and facilitator of the Nigeria-South Africa Group on Agriculture. She has been a tireless advocate […]

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Get a ‘taste’ for fitness at city classes

The city of Davis is offering a “Fitness Appetizer Night” — a sampling of its classes — from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. The event costs $6 and is open to those 18 years and older. Fit Pass participants are welcome. The night features a little bit […]

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Arboretum hosts African ‘safari’

Families are invited to take a safari to Africa at a free outdoor reading program Sunday afternoon in the UC Davis Arboretum. Participants will explore the stories and nature of Africa in the Acacia Grove. All ages are welcome to this program presented by the Arboretum Ambassadors with a grant from Target. The event, which […]

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Three hurt in commute-hour wrecks

A four-car collision on Highway 50 in West Sacramento on Tuesday caused morning-commute headaches for motorists trying to get into the Sacramento area. California Highway Patrol Officer Bryan Konvalin said the crash occurred at 7:10 a.m. when the driver of an eastbound Honda Accord made an unsafe lane change near Jefferson Boulevard and struck a […]

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